Check it out, Extempers! YuYu and Spencer have returned for this week's Half Hour. You are at the right place to learn, grab some research, and improve your extemporaneous craft. In this week's episode, our hosts explore the violent conflict in Kazakhstan.
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19 | Violence in Kazakhstan
-----Description of Podcast-----
This episode does describe violence and unrest in Kazakhstan. Viewer discretion is advised.
This episode features a discussion on street protests in Kazakhstan that started from a rise in fuel prices. However, there is more to the discussion as Kazakhstan fights a corrupt government that has impeded their success for the last 30 years. In this episode, YuYu and Spencer break down what is the unrest in Kazakhstan.
-----Sources from this Video-----
NYTimes - Revolt in Kazakhstan: What’s Happening and Why It Matters - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/05/world/asia/kazakhstan-protests.html
BBC News - Kazakhstan: Why are there riots and why are Russian troops there? - https://www.bbc.com/news/explainers-59894266
The Economist - Central Asia will remain unstable, however many troops Russia sends - https://www.economist.com/leaders/2022/01/15/central-asia-will-remain-unstable-however-many-troops-russia-sends
The NYT - Russian-Led Alliance Begins Withdrawing Troops From Kazakhstan - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/13/world/europe/kazakhstan-russia-troops-withdrawal.html
CNN - Kazakhstan is in turmoil and regional troops have been sent to quell unrest. Here’s what you need to know - https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/06/asia/kazakhstan-almaty-protests-explainer-intl-hnk/index.html
NYTimes - In Kazakhstan’s Street Battles, Signs of Elites Fighting Each Other - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/07/world/asia/kazakhstan-protests.html
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