Nursultan Nazarbayev. Photo Credit: kazinform. By: Kristina Drye, Columnist On March 19, 2019 the President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, announced that he would be resigning his position immediately. The unexpected move has cast doubt on Kazakhstan’s future. After serving as the country’s president for the past 30 years, there is hope that Nazarbayev’s resignation will … Continue reading Does Nursultan Nazarbayev’s Exit Mean Change for Kazakhstan?
Thousands of protesters converge upon Belgrade. Photo Credit: Tanja Bažalac By: Kristina Drye, Columnist On November 23, 2018, opposition leader Borko Stefanović was attacked at a rally in Kruševac, Serbia.[i] The assault led to a wave of demonstrations that are entering their fifteenth week, with thousands of protesters organizing in cities in Serbia and Northern … Continue reading Demonstrations in Serbia: The Change That Likely Won’t Come
Ezri National Park, Ingushetia. Photo Credit: Fair Observer By: Kristina Drye, Columnist Russia seems to have chosen to distance itself from disturbances in its ‘inner abroad,’ such as the recent border dispute in Ingushetia, but it cannot afford to ignore signs of discontent in the long term. By ignoring popular discontent, by letting local leaders … Continue reading Managed Stability in Russia’s Inner Abroad: Demonstrations in Ingushetia
By: Kristina Drye Photo Credit: Kristina Drye On October 7, 2018, citizens from Bosnia and Herzegovina went to the polls for national elections. Bosnia, which is still experiencing instability twenty-three years after the Dayton Accords were signed, has a lot to gain from political progress, but little hope of achieving it. The preliminary results of the … Continue reading Bosnian Elections 2018: The Dayton Accords Tested Again