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MECACS Seminar Series – Dr Luca Anchechi – Glasgow University Regime neo-Eurasianism and the death of Kazakhstani multivectorism Contact irevents@st-andrews.ac.uk to register by 5pm 27/10/20

Regime neo-Eurasianism and the death of Kazakhstani multivectorism

This lectures investigates the roles that ideas and constructs associated with Eurasia have played in the making of Kazakhstan’s foreign policy during the Nazarbaev era. It delves into the specific Eurasia-centric narratives through which the regime, headed by Nursultan Nazarbaev, imagined the role of post-Soviet Kazakhstan in the wider Eurasian geopolitical space. The lecture unveils the power implications of Kazakhstani neo-Eurasianism, arguing that the strengthening of the regime’s domestic power ranked highly in the list of objectives pursued by Kazakhstani foreign policy between the collapse of the Soviet Union and Nazarbaev’s apparent withdrawal from the Kazakhstani political scene (19 March 2019).

Dr Luca Anceschi teaches Central Asian Studies at the University of Glasgow, where he also edits Europe-Asia Studies. He is the author of Turkmenistan’s Foreign Policy–Positive Neutrality and the Consolidation of the Turkmen Regime (2009) and Analysing Kazakhstan’s Foreign Policy: Regime New-Eurasianism in the Nazarbaev Era (2020), both published by Routledge.

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