Luca Anceschi lectures in Central Asian Studies at the University of Glasgow. Follow him on Twitter @anceschistan
Kazakhstan: the limits of authoritarian crisis management
Violent attacks on state institutions have shaken the Nazarbayev regime in recent weeks, exposing its fixation with...
The end of the Nazarbayev dream
Kazakhstan’s networked authoritarianism is a powerful system of media control, but it leaves little room for the...
The irreplaceables in Central Asia
In Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, the authorities don’t even have to stuff the ballot boxes, their presidents have done...
Regime preservation in Central Asia
For elites in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, regime preservation is priority number one. Even if that means cozying up to Putin.
Kazakhstan and the EEU: the rise of Eurasian scepticism
As in Europe, scepticism towards regional integration is on the rise in Kazakhstan. And just like the Old Continent,...
The importance of not being a 'stan'
What’s in a name? President Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan was apparently in earnest when he recently suggested changing...