CSTO Strengthens Military Brotherhood

CSTO Strengthens Military Brotherhood

Challenges and threats facing the world today, first and foremost linked with international terrorism, are forcing all the nations to increasingly concern themselves with issues of security and military cooperation with their partners. Countries in South Asia and the Middle East where international terrorist units are particularly active pose an immediate and direct threat to…

Kazakhstan’s New President Faces His First Test: Anti-Chinese Protests

Kazakhstan’s New President Faces His First Test: Anti-Chinese Protests

New Kazakhstani President Tokayev is facing his first real test as the country’s leader after low-intensity anti-Chinese protests broke out in three main cities in response to concerns that the Central Asian state is becoming much too dependent on its eastern neighbor, with this sudden outbreak of small-scale unrest inconveniently (but not un-coincidentally) occurring just…

Kazakhstan: Why Nazarbayev’s Legacy will Remain Intact

Kazakhstan: Why Nazarbayev’s Legacy will Remain Intact

At first, it sounded like a geopolitical bombshell: Kazakhstan president Nursultan Nazarbayev, 78, in power since 1991, dramatically announced his resignation. In a “special” address, significantly delivered in both Kazakh and Russian, Nazarbayev said: “As the founder of the independent Kazakh state, I see my future task in ensuring the coming to power of a…