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Little Blue Helmets in Kazakhstan 
January 19, 2022

Little Blue Helmets in Kazakhstan 

By Matt Cavanaugh and Jahara Matisek
A blue line was crossed; the international community must respond.

Nazarbayev Resurfaces, Dismisses Talk of Elite Conflict in Kazakhstan
January 18, 2022

Nazarbayev Resurfaces, Dismisses Talk of Elite Conflict in Kazakhstan

By Catherine Putz
The statement from the First President came just after evidence of elite conflict began surfacing in earnest, with suggestions of a purge of Nazarbayev elites.
Uzbekistan Reacts to the Crisis in Kazakhstan
January 18, 2022

Uzbekistan Reacts to the Crisis in Kazakhstan

By Umida Hashimova
Tashkent reiterated its anti-CSTO sentiments and says it can independently control domestic issues if needed. 

Kazakhstan: Local Politics and the Chaos in Almaty
January 14, 2022

Kazakhstan: Local Politics and the Chaos in Almaty

By Colleen Wood
Resolving discontent with Almaty’s local government will be an important step in Kazakhstan’s broader political reform efforts.

After Kazakhstan Unrest, Relatives Await Detainees’ Release
January 13, 2022

After Kazakhstan Unrest, Relatives Await Detainees’ Release

By Associated Press
Authorities have refused to allow relatives or lawyers to see the 12,000 people reportedly in custody, giving little information about them.

A War of Words: Kazakhstan, Terrorists, and Protesters
January 12, 2022

A War of Words: Kazakhstan, Terrorists, and Protesters

By Catherine Putz
In a statement, several U.N. special rapporteurs condemned Kazakhstan’s broad use of the term “terrorism.”

Kazakhstan’s New Cabinet Features Many of the Same Ministers
January 12, 2022

Kazakhstan’s New Cabinet Features Many of the Same Ministers

By Paolo Sorbello
There was no radical change in the composition of President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s team.
Causes and Consequences of Kazakhstan’s January 2022 Unrest
January 11, 2022

Causes and Consequences of Kazakhstan’s January 2022 Unrest

By Ankit Panda, Catherine Putz, and Ankit Panda
Protests over gas prices have quickly spiraled into nationwide unrest, resulting in the first-ever intervention by the CSTO in one of its member states.

Curious Case of the Kyrgyz Jazzman Detained in Kazakhstan
January 11, 2022

Curious Case of the Kyrgyz Jazzman Detained in Kazakhstan

By Catherine Putz
The bizarre story illustrates a wider set of concerns as the Kazakh government claims to have arrested nearly 8,000 people in the wake of a week of chaos in Kazakhstan. 

Information Chaos in Kazakhstan
January 10, 2022

Information Chaos in Kazakhstan

By Katrina Keegan
Seeking control, the Kazakh government shut down the internet. But the long-term effects may only necessitate continued crackdowns.

Former Security Chief Massimov Arrested on Treason Charges in Kazakhstan
January 08, 2022

Former Security Chief Massimov Arrested on Treason Charges in Kazakhstan

By Catherine Putz
A day after being dismissed as head of the KNB, Massimov was arrested. The news sheds additional light on the complex web of politics and violence at play.
The Kazakhstan Crisis: A View From Kyrgyzstan
January 08, 2022

The Kazakhstan Crisis: A View From Kyrgyzstan

By Aidai Masylkanova
In supporting the CSTO intervention today in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz President Sadyr Japarov is perhaps hoping to secure similar CSTO support for himself in the future. 

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