On February 22, Kazakhstan announced the adoption of an “official program” to move the Kazakh language from the Cyrillic to the Latin alphabet by 2025. This seemingly domestic development is indicative of a broader regional trend: the ties between the members of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) are weakening.
The EEU, Russia’s counterweight to the European Union’s Eastern Partnership policy, is an economic and possibly political union between Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia. And the state of that union is far from strong.
Research shows that the strength of unions and alliances depend upon four factors: 1) the degree …read more