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Consequences of Kazakhstan’s President Resigning: Part II

March 20, 2019

Episode Notes:

After 30 years in power, Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev has Abruptly Resigned. This is part II of two parts on the resignation of Central Asia's last Soviet-era leader.

Nate Schenkkan, Director for Special Research at Freedom House and former journalist in Kazakhstan, discusses the prospects for reform, the relationship with Moscow, and more. (~13 minutes)

[ 0:17 ] Introduction
[ 0:49 ] How systematic the transition
[ 2:08 ] Shifts in national priorities
[ 4:40 ] Prospects for political or civil reform
[ 6:51 ] The relationship with Moscow
[ 9:29 ] Remaining unknowns that must be answered

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