Luca Anceschi lectures in Central Asian Studies at the University of Glasgow. Follow him on Twitter @anceschistan
Berlusconi’s l’amico Nursultan, and the Shalabayeva affair
Silvio Berlusconi has had lots of friends, or so he says – l’amico George (Bush), l’amico Tony (Blair), and now...
Change put on hold in Nazarbayev’s Kazakhstan
President Nazarbayev has been head of state in Kazakhstan for 23 years (before, and since, independence in 1991)....
Central Asia: succession planning in dictatorships
Kyrgyzstan aside, recent elections in Central Asia would appear to indicate that the regions’ leaders are aiming to...