Kazakhstan: What Next? Understanding the Protests and the Post-Protest Political Context

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It’s been over a week since the massive protests that took the lives of at least 225 people. How can we begin to understand the diversity of reasons for the public dissent that emerged from various regions of the country? What should we think of the official narrative concerning Islamist involvement? What will be the government’s next steps in terms of repressing activism? How can President Tokayev make good on the promises of reform that he has made and who are the ultimate winners and losers in this situation among the political elites?

Join us for a special event co-sponsored with the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, the Oxus Society for Central Asian Affairs, and RFE/RL.


Oxus Society for Central Asian Affairs, and RFE/RL.


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