Undercurrents: Episode 45 – Politics in Kazakhstan, and Youth Engagement in Politics (Chatham House)

This week Ben explores the political outlook in Kazakshtan with colleagues from the Russia and Eurasia Programme, and discusses youth engagement as part of a new Chatham House project.


James Nixey, Director, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House
Kate Mallinson, Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House
Jemma Finnegan, Junior Press Officer, Communications and Publishing, Chatham House
Ben Horton, Communications Manager, Communications and Publishing, Chatham House

As Kazakhstan’s economy develops, ensuring no family is left behind (World Bank blogs)

During a recent trip to a popular tourist enclave in Kazakhstan called Borovoye, I decided to make a stopover in the village of Makinsk, about 150 km north of the capital city Astana. I was keen to learn more about the communities and people living outside the capital and other major cities. Living in a modern, dynamic city like Astana, one does not get a true sense of people’s lives in rural Kazakhstan.