POLITICAL PROCESSES IN THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN IN THE CONTEXT OF “THE POWER TRANSIT”

  • V. Orlyk
Keywords: Kazakhstan, Central Asia, power transit, transformations, regional security

Abstract

The article deals with the aspects of the internal political situation in Kazakhstan in the context of the future transformations of the political system, caused by the beginning of the process, known as "the power transit". The main tendencies of this political process are analyzed, its economic, humanitarian and foreign policy components are considered. The prospects and risks that will accompany systemic transformations in a country that claims to be a leader in the Central Asian region are assessed. Therefore, the effects of these changes will have a direct impact on regional stability and security, and certainly have an impact on the international context. It is determined that the main precondition for the beginning of "the power transit" initiated by the president of the Republic of Kazakhstan is the guarantee of security for the ruling political elite. At the same time, their ambition to provide the internal political stability at any price has caused the decline of the civic activities. The aim of self-preservation for the ruling elite contradicts the attempts to modernize the economy and public life of Kazakhstan. The main innovations in the humanitarian policy of President Nursultan Nazarbayev are considered, in particular, the turning point in the Latinization of the Kazakh alphabet. The main directions of the foreign policy are outlined, in particular the international initiatives of the Kazakhstan leader, aimed to balancing the dominance of Russia and the growing influence of the PRC in the region of Central Asia. The article examines the important steps for Ukraine in providing the proper level of the bilateral relations with the Republic of Kazakhstan in the conditions of the aggressive policy of the Russian Federation, the main risks and challenges are identified taking into account the membership of Kazakhstan in the integration structures, that are called for preserving the geopolitical influence of the Russian Federation.

 

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Published
2019-03-28
How to Cite
Orlyk, V. (2019). POLITICAL PROCESSES IN THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN IN THE CONTEXT OF “THE POWER TRANSIT”. Strategic Panorama, (2), 64-75. Retrieved from https://niss-panorama.com/index.php/journal/article/view/84
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Political Security