Undercurrents: Politics in Kazakhstan

This week Ben explores the political outlook in Kazakshtan with colleagues from the Russia and Eurasia Programme.

Audio Published 6 February 2020 Updated 5 October 2020 43 minute listen

Kazakhstan is at a turning point in its history. A partial handover of political power through an orchestrated transition in 2019 has taken the country into uncharted territory. Will it be able to pursue modernization and reform, and break from its authoritarian past? In this episode Ben speaks to James Nixey and Kate Mallinson from the Russia and Eurasia Programme at Chatham House to find out more.  

Afterwards Ben is joined by Communications Department colleague Jemma Finnegan to discuss a new youth engagement project, Common Futures Conversations.