Tag: Kazakhstan

After Kazakhstan, What’s Next for the CSTO?

After Kazakhstan, What’s Next for the CSTO?

In early January, protests erupted in western Kazakhstan over increased gas prices, quickly spreading to other parts of the country. The demonstrations increasingly took on a political thrust and were directed in particular against former President Nursultan Nazarbayev, who had become a symbol of...

Central Asian Migrants in Russia: A Heated Debate

Central Asian Migrants in Russia: A Heated Debate

With the growing presence of Central Asians in Russia, xenophobia has started to rise. The question of whether Uzbeks might become a titular nationality in Russia reflects ongoing, often heated discussions on the future of the country and its ethnic composition in relation to the growth of labor...

Lay Your Cards Down: China’s New Silk Road

Lay Your Cards Down: China’s New Silk Road

The Great Game takes another twist in Central Asia. By Chris Devonshire-Ellis Chinese President Xi Jinping has recently been busy in Central Asia, on a trip that coincided with a meeting in Kyrgyzstan to attend the 13th summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). While many China...

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