Kazakhstan’s “Pivot to China”?

Issue & Policy Briefs June 4, 2014, No. 154

Kazakh President Nazarbayev’s visit to China on May 19-20 has taken place at a time of rising challenges for Kazakhstan. Nazarbayev’s attempt to “pivot to China” can bring benefits in terms of economy and security, but Astana will likely continue to pursue a multi-vector foreign policy to avoid leaning on any one power.

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