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How Kazakhstan's New President Will Navigate His Country's Role in the Global Great Power Competition

May 24, 2019 | 05:30 GMT
Kazakhstan's acting President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev sits next to Russian President Vladimir Putin during a meeting at the Kremlin.

Kazakhstan's acting President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Tokayev will be filling the shoes of Nursultan Nazarbayev, who has been not only the sole president of post-Soviet Kazakhstan but also the founder of the modern Kazakh nation.

(ALEXEI DRUZHININ/TASS via Getty Images)

The succession process itself will be smooth, but once acting President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev takes over, he'll have to deal with growing instability, economic slowdown and the competition for influence between China and Russia....

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