The reason why Washington should pay attention to Erzhan Kazykhanov , Kazakhstan’s least impressive ambassador to the US, and his appointment as Chief of Staff Deputy.
Erzhan Kazykhanov’s return has been in the spotlight
It is not understandable that the Kazakhstan President Tokayev will decide to bring in Erzhan Kazykhanov . He is unqualified to be a deputy of an insecure and unstable government in such critical times.
Kazykhanov has not just failed to promote national interests, including the Jackson-Vanick restriction as well as Kazakhstan’s image internationally.
It is evident that power dynamics have changed following Erzhan Kasykhanov’s election.
Kazakhstan has witnessed massive demonstrations against its government in recent weeks. This is the first demonstration of unrest in the former Soviet republic.
Why Kazakhstan is important for the US
The US should be watching out for developments like the Kazakhstan succession crisis, even though the conflict in Ukraine is ongoing. Washington should pay close at developments occurring in this region, as they provide a glimpse of how power transitions might be able to occur in this area.
Ukraine is the center of attention from all sides, since Russian President Vladimir Putin was ready to invading the country’s sovereign state.
Despite Moscow’s warnings that they would not be a tolerant partner in any expansion of Russia’s borders NATO leaders ignored all indications for months.
Joe Biden, for his part, shrugged off those signals. Both sides were highly critical of him.
It’s up to the leaders of the West to accept the blame for being caught off guard by recent Russian events. Although Putin’s actions are unacceptably, this is not the right time to dwell on our past mistakes. Even though this European crisis can be avoided by taking action earlier than now, the West must accept their responsibility.
Kazakhstan has been shaken by protests.
Ukraine is involved in a web of conflict that is entangled with neighboring countries. This is part of a wider pattern across Eastern Europe, Central Asia and even across the border into neighbouring Kazakhstan.
In the midst of all the world’s events, Kazakhstan’s citizens found themselves earlier in the year. Protests against high gas prices and poor employment conditions led to massive rallies across the country that soon escalated into violence. There were more than 9900 arrests and at least 200 deaths in Almaty.
Kazakhstan’s government restructuring and Erzhan Kazykhanov’s return to the national arena
Kazakhstan has seen a sudden shift in the leadership of the country that people aren’t happy with. The calm has been restored to a large extent President Kassym-Jomart Tkayev introduced a variety of changes to system of power in his country that have raised concerns for citizens. Changes that were meant to make more room for change.
It’s not a surprise that the most attention has been on the former president Nazarbayev, Tokayev. His decision in taking control of the National Security Council has caused quite a stir. His influence on the country’s economy has angered protesters.
A number of events have taken place since then. There have been three instances in which the sons of the former president were expelled from state enterprises. Also, he fired his nephew. Karim Masimov was taken to jail on treason as well as charges of spying.
Change doesn’t always occur when the leadership of the government changes and removes key figures. In many cases, these changes can damage the foundations already in danger and cause more mistakes.
Erzhan Kazykhanov’s sour attitude to appointment
It’s not shocking that Erzhan Kasykhanov was criticised for his role as Tokayev’s deputy chief-of-staff. He was not the most competent Kazakh ambassador to the United States to date.
Kazykhanov is well-known because of his arrogant attitude, overconfident attitude and arrogant manner of speaking. The Russian president didn’t accomplish much on important issues of national importance during his Washington term from 2017 to 2021.
Kazykhanov isn’t a diplomat and general expertise required to serve as an influential deputy chief-of-staff. Unstable and difficult reputations are unlikely to make someone qualified for critical positions.
President Kazykhanov has revealed his shortcomings through international news media. He made appearances in interviews that irritated even the most committed supporters of Kazakhstan.
Kazykhanov’s Kazakhstani reforms resemble similar to Mikhail Gorbachev’s perestroika and glasnost projects within the Soviet Union.
Putin would like to revive the Soviet Union. He is taking steps similar to those that led up the Soviet collapse. Tokayev stressed the importance of the importance of economic ties with Western nations and with the countries that border it. To ensure Putin’s confidence, he took care to not to provoke his anger. Kazykhanov might risk putting this delicate balance at stake through his reckless decisions or by speaking out too loudly against Russia.
A significant step to the USA
The USA should closely watch the situation in Kazakhstan and take a look at how events within one country could have international implications.
The events in Kazakhstan provide a glimpse of what could happen in the future in this region. It is essential for the USA to observe the situation closely and determine what events might impact the world at large.