Trying to find out what “Eurasia” means for Kazakhstan’s foreign policy turned out to be much harder than predicted.
Georgia’s opposition has formed a united front for the upcoming parliamentary vote, as it attempts to regain its footing after the ruling party got a boost from its response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Ukraine has shown some success in common European space and it ready to integrate further. This process is not flawless.
Hundreds of Kazakhs came into the streets of the two capitals and all other major cities of that country to demand a credit amnesty, a reversal of privatization into the hands of foreigners, and the liberation of political prisoners, the broadest such wave of protests in years and one that reflects the impact of the pandemic there.
Three days after winning some 71 percent of the vote in a snap presidential election in which "significant irregularities" were noted by a leading international election monitor, Qasym-Zhomart Toqaev was sworn in as Kazakhstan's second president on June 12, 2019.
Kazakhstan, like many corners of the world this past weekend, was the site of protests.
Eurasianism, as developed in Kazakhstan, became an official vehicle for the foreign policy vision of Nursultan Nazarbayev.
The previous 2019 was saturated with important political events for your country, in particular, the transit of power took place. How did this process go and what was done?
There is distinct group in immigrant community from the former USSR. Many of those who pretend that they fled and left all belongings behind came with wealth of at least unexplained origin.
A partial handover of political power through an orchestrated transition takes Kazakhstan into uncharted territory. Will it be able to pursue modernization and reform, and break from its authoritarian past?
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