In Moscow's Shadows

In Moscow's Shadows 55: Kazakhstan, through the Russian lens

January 09, 2022 Mark Galeotti Episode 55
In Moscow's Shadows
In Moscow's Shadows 55: Kazakhstan, through the Russian lens
Show Notes

A Russian-led force deploying into Kazakhstan has inevitably had some people talking invasion, some stabilisation. I make no claims to being a Kazakhstan expert and look forward to people who are having the opportunity to work out if this was a coup by President Tokaev against his patron and master Nazarbaev or something else. So instead, I look at the crisis through the Russian lens: why did the CSTO agree to send forces, what are Moscow's interests, and what can we learn from the Russian media messaging?

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