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Kazakhstan to Hold Constitutional Referendum on June 5

6 May 2022

NUR-SULTAN – Kazakhstan will hold the constitutional referendum on June 5, President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev announced on Thursday in his video address to the nation. Main photo: President Tokayev announces the date of the referendum in the video address. Photo credit: Akorda “A general vote by…

Tokayev stands for people’s ownership of land and land resources

25 April 2022

On April 22, President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev highlighted the need to address the issues of crucial importance to the society and state relating to the ownership of land and land resources during a meeting on amendments and additions to the Constitution of the Republic, the press…

Residents of Kazakh capital score rare win against urban development

14 March 2022

A small but determined group of activists made Nur-Sultan keep its promise. Main photo: An oasis in the “concrete jungle.” (courtesy Bauyrzhan Sadiev) Residents of Nur-Sultan who rallied to defend a patch of designated parkland from high-rise developments have scored a victory, setting a rare…



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Water Politics Will Drive Kazakhstan’s Relations With China

13 January 2022

Kazakhstan and China must reach mutually beneficial agreements on water issues.  by Wilder Alejandro Sanchez for Center for the National Interest The recent unrest in Kazakhstan quickly led to an intervention by the Collective Security Treaty Organization and triggered the appointment of a new…