DOC Chief Researcher Alexey Malashenko talks to bne IntelliNews about Kazakhstan’s transition


‘Professor Alexey Malashenko, Chief Researcher at the DOC, talks to the Editor-in-Chief of bne IntelliNews about Kazakhstan’s transition after the resignation of President Nursultan Nazarbayev.


The questions that is posed: What happens next? Will the interim Kazakh president, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, continue Kazakhstan’s current policy agenda? Will he strike out in a new direction? Will he go after regional integration?

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About the author: ALEXEY MALASHENKO

Prof. Malashenko graduated from Institute of Asian and African Countries, Moscow State University. He is Ph.D. in History, one of the leading experts of Islam, orientalist, political scientist. Prof. Malashenko is the author and editor of about twenty books (in Russian, English, French, and Arabic) and more than 200 articles. The latest are: • The Fight for Influence. Russia in Central Asia. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Washington DC, 2013 • Policy in Russia and Russia in Policy. Moscow, 2013 • My Islam. (Monograph) Publishing house ROSSPEN, Moscow 2010 • L’islam en Russie (Monograph). Les editions Keruss. Canada 2009. Pp. 1-280 • Ramzan Kadirov, a Russian Politician of the «Caucasian Nationality” (Monograph), Publishing House ROSSPEN. Moscow 2009 Before joining the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute he was the Chair of the “Religion, Society, and Security” Program at Carnegie Moscow Center, Professor at Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE), Professor at Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Head of the Islamic Department at Institute of Oriental Studies RAN (Russian Academy of Sciences).