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Kazakhstan’s First President Nursultan Nazarbayev Tests Positive for COVID-19
June 18, 2020

Kazakhstan’s First President Nursultan Nazarbayev Tests Positive for COVID-19

By Catherine Putz
Now among Kazakhstan’s 15,877 reported cases of COVID-19: First President Nursultan Nazarbayev. 

Dariga Nazarbayeva Dismissed From Top Senate Seat
May 05, 2020

Dariga Nazarbayeva Dismissed From Top Senate Seat

By Catherine Putz
First President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s eldest daughter was just dismissed from her post as chair of the Senate. Is it a sign of a power struggle?
Luca Anceschi on Kazakhstan’s ‘Neo-Eurasianism’
April 21, 2020

Luca Anceschi on Kazakhstan’s ‘Neo-Eurasianism’

By Catherine Putz
Eurasianism, as developed in Kazakhstan, became an official vehicle for the foreign policy vision of Nursultan Nazarbayev.

A Look Back at 2019 in Central Asia
December 26, 2019

A Look Back at 2019 in Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
How did I do on my outlook for Central Asia 2019?

Kazakhstan: Reaching Out to Central Asian Neighbors
December 04, 2019

Kazakhstan: Reaching Out to Central Asian Neighbors

By Annette Bohr
Despite its regional outreach, Kazakhstan's diplomatic priority will remain Russia, China, and Europe.

Kazakhstan Remains Nazarbayev’s State
October 29, 2019

Kazakhstan Remains Nazarbayev’s State

By Catherine Putz
If it walks like a president, talks like a president, and has powers on par with a president...

At the UN and at Home, Tokayev Represents Continuity
October 04, 2019

At the UN and at Home, Tokayev Represents Continuity

By Ian J. Lynch
Tokayev spoke at the UN of the need for a “profound political transformation” in Kazakhstan. But to date, his leadership has represented continuity.
On Track to a Kazakh Spring?
July 01, 2019

On Track to a Kazakh Spring?

By Marlene Laruelle
A political transition has opened new space for expressing discontent, especially among young Kazakhs.

Continuity and Change: Kazakhstan Hurtles Toward Election Day
June 06, 2019

Continuity and Change: Kazakhstan Hurtles Toward Election Day

By Catherine Putz
On June 9, Kazakhstan will elect its first non-Nazarbayev president.

What Is Nazarbayev’s Legacy in Kazakhstan?
June 05, 2019

What Is Nazarbayev’s Legacy in Kazakhstan?

By Paolo Sorbello
Kazakhstan’s first president resigned, but he remains fundamentally intertwined with the state.

Nargis Kassenova on Kazakhstan in Transition
June 01, 2019

Nargis Kassenova on Kazakhstan in Transition

By Catherine Putz
As Kazakhstan undergoes its first power transition, the awakening of public politics is inevitable.
Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan: A Tale of Blocking and Unblocking
May 13, 2019

Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan: A Tale of Blocking and Unblocking

By Catherine Putz
While Kazakhstan may have a more vibrant media space than Uzbekistan, the trends in each country are moving in opposite directions.

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