Facets of Democracy – the Geopolitical Effects

Ukraine crisis reveals transformation of the world within geopolitical turbulence, global competition and economic pragmatism in Kazakhstan and Central Asia.

“Facets of Democracy – the Geopolitical Effects: Kazakhstan Perspective,” Anna Gussarova

Ukraine crisis reveals transformation of the world within geopolitical turbulence, global competition and economic pragmatism in most post-Soviet states, particularly in Kazakhstan and Central Asia. State-building strategy as well as maneuvers to strengthen the regime will no longer lead to stability as external (foreign) actors cease to adhere to the rules of the game, which used to be stable before Crimea. Russian propaganda, spread by officials, mass media and particularly social media, results in accusations against the US policy; it undermines civil society activities in the region and establish the correlation between democratization and US-led ”color revolutions”, winning hearts and minds of people.

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