Power play in Kazakhstan | The Straits Times


“The constitutional order has been largely restored,” said Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, a week after his country was shaken by the largest wave of political unrest since its independence from the Soviet Union more than three decades ago.

But the fact that Mr Tokayev had to rely on a 3,000-strong Russian-led military contingent in order to restore order may have long-term consequences for political dynamics throughout Central Asia.

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