Kazakhstan’s international balancing act moves closer to home
As part of its nation-building process, Kazakhstan has strived to position itself as an international host and peace broker. The unrest in Kazakhstan of January 2022 and the war in Ukraine could potentially alter this policy. Whereas Kazakhstan is likely to continue to seek an active international role, the stakes are higher as conflict is closer to home and the country’s own future is at stake.
By Kamila Smagulova