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Political Profile: The Rise of Dariga Nazarbayeva in Kazakhstan
April 09, 2019
Political Profile: The Rise of Dariga Nazarbayeva in Kazakhstan
Insights from George Voloshin.
Political Profile: The Rise of Dariga Nazarbayeva in Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan’s BTA Bank Targets Felix Sater in Lawsuit
March 27, 2019
Kazakhstan’s BTA Bank Targets Felix Sater in Lawsuit
The lawsuit alleges that Sater plotted to use Trump-branded skyscrapers to launder money allegedly stolen from a Kazakhstan bank.
Kazakhstan’s BTA Bank Targets Felix Sater in Lawsuit
Kazakhstan’s Transition: Nazarbayev Steps Down, But He’s Not Out
March 27, 2019
Kazakhstan’s Transition: Nazarbayev Steps Down, But He’s Not Out
Catherine Putz joins the podcast to explain Nursultan Nazarbayev’s decision to resign the Kazakh presidency.
Kazakhstan’s Transition: Nazarbayev Steps Down, But He’s Not Out
Bruce Pannier on Change in Central Asia
March 26, 2019
Bruce Pannier on Change in Central Asia
In 1990, Bruce Pannier first went to Central Asia -- what was it like and what’s changed since then?
Bruce Pannier on Change in Central Asia
Analyzing Kazakhstan’s First Tenure at the UN Security Council
March 22, 2019
Analyzing Kazakhstan’s First Tenure at the UN Security Council
As the first Central Asian state to sit on the UNSC, what did Kazakhstan achieve?
Analyzing Kazakhstan’s First Tenure at the UN Security Council
Is This the End of the Nazarbayev Era?
March 20, 2019
Is This the End of the Nazarbayev Era?
Not quite, but the denouement has surely begun.
Is This the End of the Nazarbayev Era?
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev Resigns
March 19, 2019
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev Resigns
After nearly 30 years as president, Nazarbayev made a shocking resignation announcement.
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev Resigns
Kazakhstan Appoints a New-Old Government
February 26, 2019
Kazakhstan Appoints a New-Old Government
After the abrupt firing of the Kazakh government last week, a new cabinet was immediately approved.
Kazakhstan Appoints a New-Old Government
Nazarbayev Fired the Kazakh Government
February 22, 2019
Nazarbayev Fired the Kazakh Government
The Kazakh president told his government to resign following public protests in the capital in recent weeks.
Nazarbayev Fired the Kazakh Government
Why Do We Watch the Shuffling of Officials in Central Asia So Closely?
February 15, 2019
Why Do We Watch the Shuffling of Officials in Central Asia So Closely?
In one day, out the next -- what does the shuffling of officials in Central Asia really tell us?
Why Do We Watch the Shuffling of Officials in Central Asia So Closely?
Uzbek and Kazakh Leaders Seek Greater Investment
January 22, 2019
Uzbek and Kazakh Leaders Seek Greater Investment
Leaders of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan both order their officials to attract foreign investments.
Uzbek and Kazakh Leaders Seek Greater Investment
Paul Stronski on Central Asia's Big Questions
November 20, 2018
Paul Stronski on Central Asia's Big Questions
A discussion of Central Asia's hottest topics from Uzbekistan’s reforms to Kazakh succession and China's Belt and Road.
Paul Stronski on Central Asia's Big Questions
Who Will Run Post-Nazarbayev Kazakhstan?
October 30, 2018
Who Will Run Post-Nazarbayev Kazakhstan?
At 78, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev is the region's oldest leader. Naturally, speculation abounds about a successor.
Who Will Run Post-Nazarbayev Kazakhstan?
The Case of the Khrapunovs
July 18, 2018
The Case of the Khrapunovs
International institutions fail to measure up to the task of tackling globalized financial crime.
The Case of the Khrapunovs
Even the Ghost of a Possible Protest Spooks Kazakhstan
June 26, 2018
Even the Ghost of a Possible Protest Spooks Kazakhstan
Mukhtar Ablyazov's efforts to orchestrate protests from abroad have had feeble results. But Kazakh authorities are taking no chances.
Even the Ghost of a Possible Protest Spooks Kazakhstan
Nazarbayev Won't Be Kazakhstan's Next President...Or Will He?
June 22, 2018
Nazarbayev Won't Be Kazakhstan's Next President...Or Will He?
Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev, head of the Kazakh Senate, suggested Nazarbayev won't run in 2020 -- then walked the comment back.
Nazarbayev Won't Be Kazakhstan's Next President...Or Will He?
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