Geopolitics

3 ways of looking at Kazakhstan’s remarkable, complicated upheaval

By Peter Weber The Week

The large, oil-rich Central Asian republic of Kazakhstan began Friday — Christmas for the country’s Orthodox Christians — with at least 26 protesters killed over six days of mass protests, 18 dead security force members, burned presidential residences and government buildings, and more than 2,500 Russian-led “peacekeepers” in the country, as part of the post-Soviet Collective Security Treaty Organization’s (CSTO) first military deployment.

Nobody knows how the biggest public uprising in Kazakstan’s recent history will end, but here are three theories on where we are now.

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