Surprises and Stereotypes After 20 Years of Independence
Aitken describes the astonishing achievements of Kazakhstan in twenty years since independence, published to mark the 20th anniversary of its independence. From Borat to Boom.
Following up on his approved (and approving) biography of the President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, Aitken (a former journalist and Conservative Minister of Parliament in the UK) here presents a portrait of the Central Asian country following its independence from The Soviet Union. Over the course of the book, he discusses Soviet legacies, legal reform, the impact of Nazarbayev, nuclear politics, the economic picture, foreign policy and diplomacy, and education. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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