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Analysis: Central Asian countries need to remain focused on reforms despite new security threats

Heads of Central Asia countries on summit August 2021

The dust from the sudden Taliban takeover of Afghanistan has not settled yet, and it is likely that new turmoil is just round the corner. But the fallout of the crisis on neighbouring countries can already be felt, and much more can be anticipated.

Russia seeks to accelerate old Soviet state union

Putin online

Moscow is moving to transform the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) into a more unified political and economic bloc, an apparent response to perceived Western pressure against the grouping. 

Fugitive kleptocrat supports protest in Kazakhstan

Maks Bokayev

Police in Kazakhstan detained dozens of protesters on Sunday (28 February) who were calling for the release of political prisoners in line with a resolution passed by the European Parliament.

On the steppe

Lenin monument in Kazakhstan

 Torn between China and Russia, and haunted by the ghosts of its communist past, Kazakhstan has taken an authoritarian turn.

Kazakhstan: Troubled Nazarbayev grandson dies aged 29

Aysultan Nazarbayev

 

Nazarbayev’s online outbursts showed that a ruling family is not always a happy one.

Kazakhstan: Ruling party's coronavirus philanthropy falls flat

Birgemiz help

 Birgemiz, a charitable foundation set up in March by the former president of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, was meant to be a feel-good exercise in solidarity.

MUKHTAR ABLYAZOV AND HIS DEMOCRATIC MOVEMENT: FALSE FLAG AND DISTRACTION ACTORS

Mukhtar Ablyazov

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.

Protests in Kazakhstan Disrupted With Arrests

Police wearing face masks to protect against coronavirus, detain protesters during an unsanctioned protest in Almaty, Kazakhstan, Saturday, June 6, 2020.  Credit: AP Photo/Vladimir Tretyakov

Kazakhstan, like many corners of the world this past weekend, was the site of protests.

Interview with Ambassador Nurbakh Rustemov on the results of the first year in office of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev

Ambassador Nurbakh Rustemov

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?

CHATHAM HOUSE REPORT Kazakhstan: Tested by Transition

Hand Bayterek Kazakhstan

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?

Analysis: Central Asian countries need to remain focused on reforms despite new security threats

Analysis: Central Asian countries need to remain focused on reforms despite new security threats

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Russia seeks to accelerate old Soviet state union

Russia seeks to accelerate old Soviet state union

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Kazakhstan: Crackdown on Government Critics

Kazakhstan: Crackdown on Government Critics

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