NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan - In any comparative context --- be it the post-Soviet, Eurasian, Asian, or Muslim-World context --- Kazakhstan offers a preeminent example of rapid and successful modernization. But this is a process that takes more than a generation even in a successful country.
 When Kazakhstan embarked on this process some 25 years ago, it did so from a low base and with a late start.
The country’s leadership has therefore been careful to maintain a stable balance between societal c...

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