Unrest in Kazakhstan reveals underlying weaknesses and threatens energy supply chains

Country supplies 40% of uranium

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Kazakhstan’s capital Nur-Sultan
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Kazakhstan’s capital Nur-Sultan

Protests and looting at the start of the year in energy powerhouse Kazakhstan may have been quelled for now, but unrest in the former Soviet state “lifts the lid on underlying institutional weaknesses”, experts have argued.

People took to the streets in the Central Asian state following a government increase in the price of liquefied petroleum gas. As a result, the Collective Security Treaty Organisation - Eurasia's version...

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