What’s next for Kazakhstan?
Ken Blackwell, former US ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Commission writes:
“Our leaders, in the administration and in Congress, should take a closer look at this country’s relationship with Kazakhstan. Even before the recent chaos, foreign investors lived with the threat of forced nationalization. Reports of corruption in businesses were common, and the rule of law was arbitrarily enforced. Are these actions consistent with the United States’ values? Is now the right time to consider rewarding Kazakhstan with permanent normal trade relations? Recent news indicates otherwise. “