The US went into overdrive in propagating against the short Russian-led peacekeeping operation in Kazakhstan under the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) mechanism. The Wall Street Journal speculated whether “the Crisis in Kazakhstan [was] the Rebirth of the Soviet Union” and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Friday that “one lesson of recent history is that once Russians are in your house, it’s sometimes very difficult to get them to leave.”Continue reading Blinken Humiliated after Announced Withdrawal of Russian-led Peacekeepers
Beijing’s policy of ‘non-interference’ in other countries has been tested by events in Kazakhstan, with Xi Jinping openly supporting the government. It’s a sign of things to come, further straining relations with the US.Continue reading Xi Assures Support to Kazakh President vs. “Foreign Interference”
Kazakhstan was rocked into chaos virtually overnight, in principle, because of the doubling of prices for liquefied gas, which reached the (Russian) equivalent of 20 rubles per liter (compare it to an average of 30 rubles in Russia itself).Continue reading Steppe on Fire: Kazakhstan’s Color Revolution
The sudden outbreak of violence in Kazakhstan has taken analysts and international observers by surprise. Now, the decision to deploy a regional peacekeeping force has become the latest major milestone for the post-Soviet space.Continue reading Kazakhstan Intervention Sees Russia Set A New Precedent
Kazakhstan is one of the most proactive proponents of the New Silk Road mega-projects. It is a country that has the most stable political climate in the region, having just reelected for the 4th term its only president since the fall of the Soviet Union, Nursultan Nazarbayev.
He wins by a very wide margin of 97.7% to which he apologized. Unlike Macedonia, his country is not yet hypnotized by the likes of George Soros.
Continue reading Kazakhstan Unveils 'Singapore'-Like Government Reform Plan