Kazakhstan and Sanctions: Impact and Implications

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The impact of Western sanctions on Russia, has potentially profound knock-on effects for Kazakhstan, both politically and economically.

In her presentation Anna will discuss the impact and implications on Kazakhstan of the evolving sanctions regime imposed on and by Russia, looking at how this has affected key economic sectors such as oil and gas, and financial services. Due to Kazakhstan’s status as a key regional partner to both Russia and the West, she will also consider the implications of the sanctions and related tensions between Russia and the West on Kazakhstan’s domestic political outlook, as well as its relationship with Russia itself and other significant regional players.

Anna Walker is Control Risks’ head of analysis for the Europe region, and senior analyst for Central Asia, the South Caucasus and Mongolia, providing analysis of political, operational, integrity and security risk for clients across a range of sectors. Prior to joining Control Risks in 2009, Anna was a senior analyst at the Economist Intelligence Unit, where she focused on the Caspian region, producing political and macroeconomic forecasts of these countries.

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