Talk Eastern Europe Episode 18 – Kazakhstan’s managed transfer of power
Talk Eastern Europe is back! After a short break for our own August recess, Adam and Maciek are back with a new episode of the podcast.
This episode focuses on Kazakhstan – the largest Central Asian state – which has recently undergone a transition of power: from the 30+ year rule of Nursultan Nazarbayev to elections in June, which saw Qasym-Jomart Toqaev, a candidate anointed by Nazarbayev himself, elected to the highest office.
After a brief introduction, Maciek sits down with Othmara Glas – a German journalist based in Kazakhstan – to discuss in detail.
Links to check out:
A new authoritarian succession model being tested in Kazakhstanby Mariya Y. Omelicheva
Much needed context to the mystery of Kazakhstan – A review of Joanna Lillis’s Dark Shadows: Inside the Secret World of Kazakhstan
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Music featured in the podcast licensed under the Creative Commons license 3.0:
Intro (and outro): Indie Rock by Scott Holmes – http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Scott_Holmes/Road_Trip_Indie_Rock/Indie_Rock_1327
Blind Love Dub by Jeris – http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/VJ_Memes/55416