“Crisis in Kazakhstan: The hollow core of Eurasia’s most “stable” autocracy exposed”, Kristiina Silvan and Johanna Ketola (FIIA, Finland)

What started as a peaceful protest over commodity prices escalated into a mass display of popular dissatisfaction and a clash within the ruling elite. While President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev seems to have come out on top in the unexpected crisis, the impact of January 2022 will be profound and long-lasting in Kazakhstan and the region as a whole.

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