China Policy Institute Blog

Uncertainty of power succession in Kazakhstan and its implications for China and Russia

By Irina Malyuchenko. The question of a presidential successor for the current incumbent President Nursultan Nazarbayev has many people inside and outside the country concerned for the future of Kazakhstan. Having reached the top leadership position before the Soviet Union collapsed, Mr. Nazarbayev remains the first and only President of the Republic of Kazakhstan since …

Putin regional policy challenges China

by Elzbieta Maria Pron. Putin’s come back to presidential power in Russia has been widely reported in international media. The czarist-like inauguration provoked comments on the renewed image of Russia. Putin’s unexpected resignation from G8 Summit participation shed light on Moscow’s new line of foreign policy for the coming six years. And while on the …