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Kazakhstan Breaks Oil Production Cut Promise
April 14, 2017
Kazakhstan Breaks Oil Production Cut Promise
The promise was symbolic, anyway.
Kazakhstan Breaks Oil Production Cut Promise
Kazakhstan Thanks British Nazarbayev Biographer
April 11, 2017
Kazakhstan Thanks British Nazarbayev Biographer
Jonathan Aitken's 2009 book never gained much traction in either analytical or academic communities, but Astana likes it.
Kazakhstan Thanks British Nazarbayev Biographer
How Trump Is Connected to a Kazakh Corruption Scandal
April 07, 2017
How Trump Is Connected to a Kazakh Corruption Scandal
The city of Almaty says former mayor Viktor Khrapunov stole millions and invested via shell companies in U.S. real estate.
How Trump Is Connected to a Kazakh Corruption Scandal
Russia’s Big Plans for Air Defense in Eurasia
April 07, 2017
Russia’s Big Plans for Air Defense in Eurasia
Big plans, indeed, but will they materialize?
Russia’s Big Plans for Air Defense in Eurasia
Why Did Peace Corps Leave Kazakhstan?
April 05, 2017
Why Did Peace Corps Leave Kazakhstan?
In 2011, Peace Corps left Kazakhstan. Newly surfaced documents shed light on the real reasons why.
Why Did Peace Corps Leave Kazakhstan?
Nations in Transit: Populism and Broken Promises
April 04, 2017
Nations in Transit: Populism and Broken Promises
The annual report again catalogs the decline of democracy across the former Soviet Union.
Nations in Transit: Populism and Broken Promises
The Problem With <em>Dictatorland</em>
April 04, 2017
The Problem With Dictatorland
The BBC documentary is both an orientalist exercise and a potentially dangerous document for the journalist's sources.
The Problem With Dictatorland
Dealing With Central Asia's Poisonous Nuclear Legacy
March 29, 2017
Dealing With Central Asia's Poisonous Nuclear Legacy
Soviet-era uranium mining and waste facilities spread across Central Asia remain a serious public and environmental risk.
Dealing With Central Asia's Poisonous Nuclear Legacy
Good News for Central Asia in UN Human Development Index
March 28, 2017
Good News for Central Asia in UN Human Development Index
Despite many challenges, it seems some measure of progress is being made across Central Asia.
Good News for Central Asia in UN Human Development Index
Discussing Dictators and Nuclear Fallout in Central Asia
March 25, 2017
Discussing Dictators and Nuclear Fallout in Central Asia
A detailed look at the Afghan border, a discussion of dictators, and a secret report on Semipalatinsk; recommended reads.
Discussing Dictators and Nuclear Fallout in Central Asia
Brothers Again: Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan
March 24, 2017
Brothers Again: Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan
Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev visited his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev in Astana.
Brothers Again: Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan
In 2017, What Does CENTCOM Care About in Central Asia?
March 11, 2017
In 2017, What Does CENTCOM Care About in Central Asia?
A new year, a new posture statement to parse.
In 2017, What Does CENTCOM Care About in Central Asia?
Touring the Backyard: Putin Pays Central Asia a Visit
March 01, 2017
Touring the Backyard: Putin Pays Central Asia a Visit
No huge headlines emerged from the trip, which was a walk down familiar paths and repetition of familiar phrases.
Touring the Backyard: Putin Pays Central Asia a Visit
Kazakhstan's Anti-Corruption Drive Turns Against Opposition
February 27, 2017
Kazakhstan's Anti-Corruption Drive Turns Against Opposition
Kazakhstan's renewed efforts against corruption might mask a strategy aimed to silence opposition figures and activists.
Kazakhstan's Anti-Corruption Drive Turns Against Opposition
Central Asia Still in the Democratic Doldrums
February 24, 2017
Central Asia Still in the Democratic Doldrums
Democracy seems to be going into a global decline.
Central Asia Still in the Democratic Doldrums
Can Kazakhstan Look to Uzbekistan for Economic Dynamism?
February 18, 2017
Can Kazakhstan Look to Uzbekistan for Economic Dynamism?
Central Asia’s borders and Stalin; radio in the region and more; recommended links.
Can Kazakhstan Look to Uzbekistan for Economic Dynamism?
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