Undercurrents: Episode 45 - Politics in Kazakhstan, and Youth Engagement in Politics
This week Ben explores the political outlook in Kazakshtan with colleagues from the Russia and Eurasia Programme, and discusses youth engagement as part of a new Chatham House project.
Kazakhstan is at a turning point in its history. A partial handover of political power through an orchestrated transition in 2019 has taken the country into uncharted territory. Will it be able to pursue modernization and reform, and break from its authoritarian past?
In this episode Ben speaks to James Nixey and Kate Mallinson from the Russia and Eurasia Programme at Chatham House to find out more.
Afterwards Ben is joined by Communications Department colleague Jemma Finnegan to discuss a new youth engagement project, Common Futures Conversations.
Read the Chatham House Report:
Kazakhstan: Tested by Transition
Learn more about the project:
Common Futures Conversations
Sound Editor: Jamie Reed
Producer: Ben Horton
Recorded and produced at Chatham House
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