• Eurasia Outlook
    The Drivers of Russian Policy in the Post-Soviet Space
    Maxim Suchkov November 24, 2014

    As Russia and the West enter a period of prolonged mutual resentment and distrust, the post-Soviet space remains the most volatile issue in their relationship.

  • Eurasia Outlook
    Kazakh Concerns: Lessons From Ukraine
    Alexey Malashenko September 19, 2014

    The Ukraine crisis has betrayed fissures in the Russo-Kazakh relationship. It is difficult to predict a post-Nazarbayev Kazakh policy toward Russia, but developments in Ukraine suggest that future Kazakh leaders will have to deal with a new source of friction with the Kremlin.

  • Eurasia Outlook
    A Cautiously Happy Kazakhstan: Eurasian Economic Union Implications
    Jakob Muratov July 29, 2014

    Looking at the Eurasian Economic Union from Kazakhstan’s perspective, the EEU offers more benefits than drawbacks to the country’s leadership.

  • Eurasia Outlook
    The Problems for the Eurasian Economic Union Are Just Starting
    Alexey Malashenko June 5, 2014

    Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Russia signed a treaty on the creation of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) on May 29. While Russia mainly hopes to increase its political clout, all three presidents realize how many difficulties they will have to overcome.

  • Eurasia Outlook
    What Is in a Prime Minister Anyway?
    Alexey Malashenko April 17, 2014

    Kazakhstan’s new Prime Minister, Karim Massimov, is “the president’s most trusted man.” If his term lasts long enough, he may become a sort of political double for President Nursultan Nazarbayev.

  • Eurasia Outlook
    The “Besieged Fortress” Virus
    Lilia Shevtsova April 8, 2014

    After the Russian annexation of Crimea, the Belarusian President Lukashenko starts creating a “besieged fortress” and mobilizing the Belarusians to defend their country from potential Russian aggression. Moreover, Kazakhstan’s President Nazarbayev may follow Lukashenko’s example. It is clear that the future Eurasian Union cannot be strong.

  • Strategic Europe
    What Ukraine’s Crisis Means for the EU
    Judy Dempsey February 17, 2014

    In the struggle between the EU and Russia over Eastern Europe, Brussels needs to clarify its long-term objectives. Is EU membership an option for its Eastern neighbors or not?

  • Strategic Europe
    Getting EU-Russia Relations Back on Track
    Dmitri Trenin January 17, 2014

    The notion of progressively closer ties between Russia and the EU is no longer viable. Brussels urgently needs to develop a new set of objectives and strategies toward Moscow.

  • Eurasia Outlook
    No to Europe, But No Customs Union Either?
    Thomas de Waal December 4, 2013

    As the focus is all on Putin's effort to reshape his neighborhood this week, a Kazakh and a Belarusian silence is an awkward reminder that the Eurasian Union was supposed to be a collaborative project and that the more Putin grabs the headlines, the less that is the case.

  • Strategic Europe
    Ukraine: A Backdoor for the EU’s Eastern Neighbors
    Judy Dempsey October 21, 2013

    A pro-European Ukraine would have huge advantages for Poland and the rest of the EU. But it would also have broader consequences for Eastern Europe’s complex web of interests.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    'The Stans' in Transition
    Nikolay Petrov December 17, 2009 Worldfocus Radio

    The five post-Soviet Central Asian republics—Kazakhstan, Krygyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan—share common political, cultural, and historical roots, but they are far from homogeneous, and continuing domestic and regional tensions could lead to violent conflict.

  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Ukrainian Natural Gas Dispute
    Michael McFaul, J. Robinson West January 2, 2006 NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

    Carnegie Senior Associate Michael McFaul discussed the politics of the Russian-Ukrainian gas dispute with the NewsHour's Margaret Warner and J. Robinson West, Chairman of PFC Energy.


Eurasia Outlook

Carnegie Experts on Kazakhstan

  • Evan A. Feigenbaum
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Asia Program

    Feigenbaum’s work focuses principally on China and India, geopolitics in Asia, and the role of the United States in East, Central, and South Asia. His previous positions include deputy assistant secretary of state for South Asia, deputy assistant secretary of state for Central Asia, and member of the secretary of state’s policy planning staff with principal responsibility for East Asia and the Pacific.

  • Togzhan Kassenova
    Nuclear Policy Program

    Kassenova is an associate in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment.

  • Alexey Malashenko
    Scholar in Residence
    Religion, Society, and Security Program
    Moscow Center

    Malashenko is the chair of the Carnegie Moscow Center’s Religion, Society, and Security Program. He also taught at the Higher School of Economics from 2007 to 2008 and was a professor at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations from 2000 to 2006.


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