Invitation: Filippo Buranelli on the Tragic January of Kazakhstan and the War in Ukraine

17:00 - 18:30


Universität Graz / Institut für Rechtswissenschaftliche Grundlagen




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In the first two weeks of 2022, Kazakhstan was ravaged by an unprecedented scale of protests, violence, and repression. The Kazakhstani authorities, fearing for the collapse of the constitutional order and for the country to spiral down in a country-wide bloodshed, decided to request the intervention of the Russia-led Collective Security Treaty Organisation to protect sensitive and strategic infrastructural objectives such as power grids and airports allowing the internal security forces to repress and quell the violence.

A month later, Russia has invaded Ukraine and is now waging the most destructive war on European soil since the end of WWII. This war is having, and will have, profound repercussions for both Eurasia and world order.

This presentation will offer some reflections on the violent events of the past two months, on their possible connections, and on how the Eurasian regional complex is playing a crucial role in advancing, violently, a multipolar world order based on a reinterpretation of basic norms and institutions of international society.

Introductory Remarks by Benedikt Harzl (Centre for East European Law and Eurasian Studies; Institute of International Law and International Relations)

Moderation by Benedikt Harzl and Aiste Mickonyte (Centre for East European Law and Eurasian Studies; Department of Global Governance at the Institute of the Foundations of Law)

Filippo Costa Buranelli is Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in International Relations at the University of St Andrews and is currently Chair of the English School section at the International Studies Association. His interests include International Relations theory, international history, global governance, Eurasian politics, and regionalism. His research has been published in Millennium: Journal of International Studies, International Studies Quarterly, International Politics, Geopolitics, International Relations, and Problems of Post-Communism, among other outlets which include several book chapters, commentaries, and reports. He is currently editing a forum on the politics of informality for International Studies Review and serves as expert advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy on the establishment of an Italy-Central Asia consultation mechanism in the field of scientific cooperation.

17 March 2022, 17:00 CET Online (no registration needed)

Please note: The event will be recorded; the recording may be published, in part or in full, on the website of the Department of Global Governance.

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