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Kazakhstan

CrisisWatch Kazakhstan

Unchanged Situation

Trial in abstentia of opposition leader Mukhtar Ablyazov on charges of embezzlement began 3 April in Almaty; France released Ablyazov 9 Dec 2016, cancelled his extradition to Russia citing political motivation behind request.

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Stress Tests for Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan’s wish for stability and continuity under long-serving President Nazarbayev trumps the will for political change, especially given turbulence elsewhere on Russia’s borders. But without economic reform, full ethnic equality and a political succession plan, the Central Asian country risks becoming another brittle post-Soviet state vulnerable to external destabilisation.

Report / Europe & Central Asia

Kazakhstan: Waiting for Change

Resource-led economic growth cannot mask the need for reforms in Kazakhstan as labour unrest, social divisions and a growing Islamist movement threaten the country’s stability.

Report / Europe & Central Asia

China’s Central Asia Problem

China’s influence is growing rapidly in Central Asia at a time when the region is looking increasingly unstable.
 

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