Anna Gussarova

Anna Gussarova is the Director of the Central Asia Institute for Strategic Studies and currently a Visiting Fellow at the Elliott School of International Affairs, The George Washington University. Her research focuses on language and communication strategy in countering violent extremism in Kazakhstan. Previously, she served as a senior research fellow at the Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan for five years, covering transnational and cyber security, violent extremism and deradicalization issues.

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    Kazakhstan Launches ‘Cyber Shield’ Concept

    The government of Kazakhstan has approved an action plan, on October 28, to implement the country’s cybersecurity concept—“Cyber Shield”—by 2022 (, November 1). The document outlines key areas of state

    Kazakhstan Adopts New Military Doctrine

    President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed a decree, on September 29, adopting Kazakhstan’s new Military Doctrine. The document outlines key priorities in military security for the Central Asian republic (, September 29;