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Dariga Nazarbayeva Headed Back to Parliament
January 14, 2021

Dariga Nazarbayeva Headed Back to Parliament

By Catherine Putz
The first president’s daughter is on the list of 76 deputies Nur Otan aims to seat in the new parliament.

Nur Otan Tops Kazakh Parliamentary Election That ‘Lacked Genuine Competition’
January 11, 2021

Nur Otan Tops Kazakh Parliamentary Election That ‘Lacked Genuine Competition’

By Catherine Putz
The new Kazakh parliament will, at least numerically, look very much like the previous iteration.
Election Campaign Kicks Off Slow in Kazakhstan
December 15, 2020

Election Campaign Kicks Off Slow in Kazakhstan

By Paolo Sorbello
After some initial commotion in the political environment, the parliamentary race folded back into a roll-call of loyalists. 

Banking Consolidation Continues in Kazakhstan
November 25, 2020

Banking Consolidation Continues in Kazakhstan

By Paolo Sorbello
A bank close to Nazarbayev buys a competitor, while smaller lenders continue to fall. 

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.

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