Pauline Jones, a member of PONARS Eurasia, weighed in on the recent resignation of Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev. Read the article here.

Pauline Jones is director of the International Institute and professor of political science at the University of Michigan. Her scholarly work contributes broadly to the study of institutional origin, change, and impact in a wide variety of settings: newly emergent states with multiple competing subnational identities, states transitioning from planned to market economies, states rich in natural resources, and states with predominantly Muslim populations. She has studied the five Central Asian states that were formerly part of the Soviet Union (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan) extensively.