August 03, 2021

Events and opinions

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

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?

State report: Russian, Chinese and Iranian disinformation narratives echo one another

Department of State

China, Iran and Russia are using the coronavirus crisis to launch a propaganda and disinformation onslaught against the United States, the State Department warns in a new report.

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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Kazakhstan draws on current crises in designing national security strategy

Kazakhstan draws on current crises in designing national security strategy

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