Kazakhstan Initiative

While Kazakhstan is enjoying time in the limelight on the international stage and arousing the interest of business and diplomatic communities in Europe and the United States, scholarly research on the Kazakh society remains fragmented. This initiative fills this void by providing a space for peer-discussion, and consolidating a cohort of young and mid-career experts generating innovative research on Kazakh society and culture. Read Kazakhstan Initiative Briefs, and view Kazakhstan Initiative Events.


Publications on Kazakhstan

Richard Weitz, “Kazakhstan’s National Development Strategies. An Assessment,” Central Asia Policy Brief, no. 14, December 2013.

Jeffrey Mankoff, “Eurasian Integration: The Next Stage,” Central Asia Policy Brief, no. 13, December 2013.

Alexander Libman, and Daria Ushkalova, “Foreign Trade Effects of the Customs Union between Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Russia,” Central Asia Economic Papers, no. 8, May 2013.

Svetlana Kozhirova, “In Search for a Long-Term Partnership: Kazakhstan’s Afghan Policy,” Afghanistan Regional Forum, no. 7, April 2013.

J. Edward Conway, “Moving beyond the Leadership ‘Parlor Game’: Foreign Investment and the Succession Issue in Kazakhstan,” Central Asia Policy Brief, no. 8, March 2013.

Nargis Kassenova, Alexander Libman, Jeremy Smith, “Discussing the Eurasian Customs Union and its Impact on Central Asia,” Central Asia Policy Forum, no. 4, February 2013.

Richard Pomfret, “Kazakhstan’s Agriculture after Two Decades of Independence,” Central Asia Economic Papers, no. 6, January 2013.

Aitolkyn Kourmanova, “Lessons from Zhanaozen. Bringing Business, Government and Society Together,” Voices from Central Asia, no. 6, September 2012.

Robert M. Cutler, “Kazakhstan’s ‘Resource Nationalism’: Its Sources and Motives,” Central Asia Economic Papers, no. 2, August 2012.

Sebastien Peyrouse, “Rare Earth Metals in Central Asia and Mongolia: A Promising but Paradoxical Agenda,” Central Asia Economic Papers, no. 1, July 2012.