Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan’s Crisis Calls For A Central Asia Policy Reboot

Svante E. Cornell Kazakhstan Unrest, Central Asia A decisive shift has taken place in Kazakhstan. The recent crisis in Kazakhstan took many by surprise. Long considered the most prosperous and stable in Central Asia, it now suddenly appears...

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Last Russian Troops Pull Out Of Kazakhstan

Trevor Filseth Kazakhstan Unrest, Central Asia Russia's Western critics previously cast doubt on whether the Kremlin’s troops would leave at Kazakhstan’s request. The last Russian soldiers departed Kazakhstan on Wednesday, two weeks after...
Related topics: Russia, Kremlin

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Were The Kazakhstani Protests Predictable?

An academic survey highlighted pre-pandemic woes in KazakhstanOriginally published on Global VoicesProtests in Kazakhstan spread across the country. On January 4, a large crowd gathered in the northern city of Aktobe. Photo: Esetok, CC BY-SA 4.0 via...
Related topics: Protests, Polls, World Photos

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Bit Mining Plunges 33% Amid Kazakhstan Turmoil

Today, crypto-miner Bit Mining (NYSE: BTCM) lost approximately one-third of its market capitalization, nosediving 33% as of 1:30 p.m. ET. This move was the largest among major Bitcoin miners, suggesting there's something going on underneath the...
Related topics: US Equity Markets, Bitcoin

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Rentier Capitalism And Class Warfare In Kazakhstan

Blame Kazakhstan ‘free’ market reforms that benefit the rich and powerful at the expense of the working class for recent protests.
Related topics: Protests

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January Unrest In Kazakhstan's Almaty Left 149 Civilians Dead

ALMATY (Sputnik) - The unrest that swept over Kazakhstan in early January left 149 civilians and 11 law enforcers dead in the city of Almaty, the head of the city police department, Kanat Taimerdenov, said Sunday.
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Csto Chief Accuses ‘well-organized’ Terror Groups Of Kazakhstan Unrest

MINSK (Sputnik) - The secretary general of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), a security bloc of post-Soviet countries, blamed "well-organized" terrorist groups for week-long unrest in Kazakhstan.
Related topics: Terrorism, Belarus, Minsk

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The Kazakhstan Crisis Is A Major Challenge For Putin

Amin Saikal Kazakhstan, Central Asia Turmoil in Russia’s southern backyard gives the US and its allies a card to play in negotiations with Moscow. Here’s What You Need to Remember: The Kazakh crisis couldn’t have come at a more sensitive...
Related topics: Vladimir Putin, Russia, Moscow

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Kazakhstan Activists Recall Path From Protest To Bloodshed

The mass protests in Kazakhstan that began over New Year’s weekend because of high fuel prices were peaceful at first, but then something changed
Related topics: Activism, Protests

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Russian Troops Return From Kazakhstan

Russia’s defense ministry says the troops that were deployed to Kazakhstan as violent demonstrations shook the country have returned home
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Voices From Kazakhstan: Protesters Unbowed Despite Bloody Crackdown

Brutal violence as government crushed unrest has only increased public anger, say activists
Related topics: Protests, Activism

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Tale Of Two Insurrections: Why Us Dems & Media Treat 6th Jan. Riot And Kazakh Unrest So...

Although the scale and casualties of the Capitol breach were significantly lower than those seen in Kazakhstan at the beginning of January 2022, Democrats and the mainstream media have somehow fallen short of calling the Kazakh turmoil an...

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‘our Activism Won't Stop': The Oyan Movement Recounts The January Protests In Kazakhstan

Simple people, not terrorists, took part in the initial protestsOriginally published on Global VoicesInside a police kettling circle, Darkhan Sharipov with a placard “1986 don't forget 2011″ in relation to two historic events of...
Related topics: Activism, Protests, Terrorism, Police

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Washu Experts: What The Future Holds For Ukraine, Kazakhstan

With decades of combined experience in Ukraine and Kazakhstan, Washington University social anthropologists Michael Frachetti and James V. Wertsch share their perspectives on the future of these countries following unrest.
Related topics: Ukraine

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Russian Troops Begin Leaving Kazakhstan

Russian troops sent to Kazakhstan to help quell unrest have begun leaving, Russia's military says.
Related topics: Russia, Military

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Nazarbayev And The Power Struggle Over Kazakhstan’s Future

The protests looked as if they might sweep aside the former dictator and his allies but much of the old order could remain
Related topics: Protests

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Water Politics Will Drive Kazakhstan’s Relations With China

Wilder Alejandro Sanchez Kazakhstan, Asia Kazakhstan and China must reach mutually beneficial agreements on water issues.  The recent unrest in Kazakhstan quickly led to an intervention by the Collective Security Treaty Organization and triggered...
Related topics: China

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Kazakh Entrepreneurs Revise Riot Damage Assessment Down To $215mln - Photos, Videos

NUR-SULTAN (Sputnik) - Kazakhstan's National Chamber of Entrepreneurs (NCE) Atameken on Thursday estimated the damage incurred by businesses in the recent unrest at 93.7 billion tenge (over $215 million), which is 10% lower than the most recent...
Related topics: Business Photos, Business Videos

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High Anxiety In The Kremlin

The public demonstrations and storming of government buildings in Kazakhstan serve as a warning to the Kremlin about Russia’s future. washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential
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Kazakhstan President Says Rioters Include Men With ‘military Experience In The Ranks Of Radical...

Considering that beheading has been used as a means of execution, this is not unbelievable. “Kazakhstan says Islamist radicals played role in attacks,” Reuters, January 10, 2022 (thanks to The Religion of Peace): Kazakhstan said on...
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