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Author
Olcott, Martha Brill, 1949-

Title
Kazakhstan : unfulfilled promise? / Martha Brill Olcott.
Published
Washington, DC : Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, ©2010.
 
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Edition[Rev. ed].
Physical description1 online resource (xv, 405 pages) : color map
SeriesBooks at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
BibliographyIncludes bibliographical references and index.
NotesEdition statement from the foreward.
Other authorJSTOR issuing body.
SubjectKazakhstan -- Politics and government -- 1991-
Kazakhstan -- Economic conditions -- 1991-
Kazakhstan -- Ethnic relations.
Electronic books.
Electronic book.
ISBN9780870032998 (electronic bk.)
0870032992 (electronic bk.)
9780870032431
0870032437
9780870032523
0870032526
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At the outset of independence 18 years ago, Kazakhstan's leaders promised that the country's rich natural resources, with oil and gas reserves among the largest in the world, would soon bring economic prosperity. It appeared that democracy was beginning to take hold in this newly independent state. Nearly two decades later, Kazakhstan has achieved the World Bank's ranking of a "middle (read more)
About The Author
Martha Brill Olcott
Martha Brill Olcott is a senior associate with the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Olcott specializes in the problems of transitions in Central Asia and the Caucasus as well as the security challenges in the Caspian region more generallly. She is the author of Central Asia's Second Chance (Carnegie, 2005).
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February 15, 2002

Kazakhstan is the second-largest fragment left over from the implosion of the USSR, next to Russia itself. Its population, however, is quite sparse and split between Slavs and Kazakhs. Given these contours, which include Kazakhstan's principal significance to the outside world--oil--what sort of nation and government have formed there? Such is Olcott's guiding (read more)
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August 1, 2002

This detailed but accessible work will be the definitive work on the newly independent state of Kazakhstan. The product of a decade's research on, and work in, the region by the leading authority on the country, Martha Olcott (Carnegie Endowment), it is comprehensive in scope. While successfully establishing itself as a viable independent state, Kazakhstan fell into (read more)
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Nazarbayev, Nursultan; Putin, Vladimir; Ablyazov, Mukhtar; Yeltsin, Boris; Gorbachev, Mikhail S; Blavatnik, Len; Karimov, Islam; Clinton, Bill; Medvedev, Dmitri; Achebe, Chinua
Topics
Labor unions; Muslims; Political parties; Prime ministers; Emerging markets
Location
Kazakhstan; Russia; Union of Soviet Socialist Republics--USSR; United States--US; Central Asia; China; Uzbekistan; Kyrgyzstan; Turkmenistan; Europe
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KMG EP; International Bank for Reconstruction & Development--World Bank; International Monetary Fund--IMF; Kazkommertsbank; Senate; North Atlantic Treaty Organization--NATO;PJSC Gazprom; Democratic Party; Kazakhoil; Human Rights Watch
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