Uzbek insiders think they can avoid Kazakh-style unrest, but they’re not taking any chances.
With Kazakhstan experiencing its worst unrest in three decades of independence, Abakhon Sultonnazarov, Central Asia director of the Institute for War & Peace Reporting (IWPR), assesses latest developments and wider implications of the crisis.
Case adds to pressure on Central Asian country to prove unrest was very much work of groups abroad.
Russian leader joins Kazakh president in describing violent unrest as work of foreign-backed terrorist groups
President steps up purge of security agency amid persistent speculation of clash with Nazarbayev clan.
In Kazakhstan the Russian-dominated military alliance is conducting its first military intervention since its foundation 30 years ago.
Whatever reshaped establishment emerges out of the country’s carnage may lick its lips at the prospect of taking over the fabulously wealthy Nazarbayev’s assets.
Moscow-led security alliance of five ex-Soviet states has agreed to send peacekeepers to Kazakhstan where the protests have got beyond the control of the authorities.
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Until now, officials had been silent about ongoing power cuts, even calling them a thing of the past.
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