#121 - A new era for Kazakhstan begins | Curio

#121 - A new era for Kazakhstan begins

19 mins | Jan 11, 2022

Today's episode from 11th January 2022. Up first this Tuesday: There's been violence, looting and an internet blackout in a country the size of Western Europe. We take a look at the turbulent transition of power from old to new in Kazakhstan, and what it means ahead of crunch talks about Ukraine, between Russia and the US this week. Then later, whether it’s getting healthier, reading more or spending less time on social media- whatever your new year’s resolutions are, you’re going to need to know how to stick to your goals. We get advice from a behavioural scientist on how to stay motivated. Kazakhstan's former president handpicked successor takes control of security forces and turns to Russia for help. But this does not mean that the oil-rich central Asian country will make a smooth transition from autocratic rule. For The Financial Times, Nastassia Astrasheuskaya reveals the consequences this has for the country’s politics, Russia’s and The West’s. Sticking to your New Year's resolutions won't necessarily be easy, but if you find a way to enjoy the challenge, you'll find that you can stick to it for longer. For the Financial Times, Emma Jacobs talks to Ayelet Fishbach, the author of "Get it Done: Surprising Lessons from the Science of Motivation", about how to summon enthusiasm, improve your motivation and reach your goals. Wake up with Curio is a different kind of morning show that gives you the context behind the news and gets you motivated for the day ahead, every Monday - Friday.

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