Back to the future in Central Asia

Pope, Victoria
March 1993
U.S. News & World Report;3/8/93, Vol. 114 Issue 9, p42
Explains why Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbaev's adherence to old Communist ways has made his country a post-Communist success story, in comparison with most other former republics. Ethnic tensions; Troubles with its Central Asian neighborhood; The ruble's collapse has caused havoc in Kazakhstan's economy; The state of the Russian-Kazakhstan relationship; Holding off conflict; More.


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