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A Chat in the Yurt, discussing Central Asia and Europe – Episode II

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A Chat in the Yurt, discussing Central Asia and Europe – Episode II

Step into our Yurt and join us for a monthly conversation on Europe-Central Asia developments. In this series of podcasts Andreas Marazis and Rashid Gabdulhakov welcome guests from both regions to discuss exciting new research and the latest developments in Europe and Central Asia. Guests range from academics to policymakers and from journalists to civil society activists. What is happening in Europe that Central Asians should know about? What events are unfolding in Central Asia that Europeans should understand? Together, we discuss society trends, political developments, and economic turns while assessing the past and looking ahead to what may unfold.

In this second episode we welcome from Kazakhstan Zhanibek Arynov and EUCAM fellow alumna Kamila Smagulova, for a discussion on the ‘future of European Union-Kazakhstan relations’. We are looking into what’s next for Kazakhstan after the re-election of President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev in the 20 November snap elections. We discuss the renewed attention of the EU in Kazakhstan through its emphasis on connectivity. Lastly, we also talk about the sentiments among citizens, including youth, regarding Russia’s war in Ukraine and the inflow of Russians into Kazakhstan.

Join EUCAM in the Yurt via SoundCloudSpotify and Google Podcasts and be part by posing questions and sharing your thoughts on our social media: FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn. EUCAM is a programme of the Centre for European Security Studies (CESS), the Netherlands.

Listen at Soundcloud: A Chat in the Yurt: The Future of EU – Kazakhstan Relations