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<em>Update</em>: Will Kazakh and Kyrgyz Troops Keep the Peace in Syria?
June 24, 2017
Update: Will Kazakh and Kyrgyz Troops Keep the Peace in Syria?
The story continues to develop with denials, open doors, and the tangled web of international diplomacy.
Update: Will Kazakh and Kyrgyz Troops Keep the Peace in Syria?
Russia Proposes Deploying Kazakhs and Kyrgyz to Syria
June 23, 2017
Russia Proposes Deploying Kazakhs and Kyrgyz to Syria
And now for something completely different.
Russia Proposes Deploying Kazakhs and Kyrgyz to Syria
How to Deal With Those Scary Steppe Roads
June 21, 2017
How to Deal With Those Scary Steppe Roads
A new CSIS report highlights just how important road safety is in Kazakhstan.
How to Deal With Those Scary Steppe Roads
Kazakhstan’s Labor Union Crackdown Draws International Criticism
June 16, 2017
Kazakhstan’s Labor Union Crackdown Draws International Criticism
The International Labor Organization notes “serious obstacles” to establishment of unions.
Kazakhstan’s Labor Union Crackdown Draws International Criticism
Energy in Central Asia: Who Has What?
June 15, 2017
Energy in Central Asia: Who Has What?
Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and a breakdown of their energy resources.
Energy in Central Asia: Who Has What?
India and Pakistan Join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization At Last. So What?
June 15, 2017
India and Pakistan Join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization At Last. So What?
What are the costs and benefits of having India and Pakistan in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization?
India and Pakistan Join the Shanghai Cooperation Organization At Last. So What?
Pension Fund Problems in Kazakhstan
June 14, 2017
Pension Fund Problems in Kazakhstan
After centralizing privately-held pensions into an agency run by the Central Bank, Astana made a few questionable investments.
Pension Fund Problems in Kazakhstan
UN Chief Embarks on Central Asia Tour
June 08, 2017
UN Chief Embarks on Central Asia Tour
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is making the full five-state tour.
UN Chief Embarks on Central Asia Tour
Mukhtar Ablyazov Convicted in Absentia
June 08, 2017
Mukhtar Ablyazov Convicted in Absentia
If Mukhtar Ablyazov envisions an eventual triumphant return to Kazakhstan, things just got more difficult.
Mukhtar Ablyazov Convicted in Absentia
Center of the World: This Week in Astana, Kazakhstan
June 07, 2017
Center of the World: This Week in Astana, Kazakhstan
The SCO summit, the opening of EXPO 2017 and Syrian peace talks are bringing the world to Kazakhstan.
Center of the World: This Week in Astana, Kazakhstan
SCO Set to Expand, Adding India and Pakistan
June 06, 2017
SCO Set to Expand, Adding India and Pakistan
Does it matter that two new flags will rise in Beijing?
SCO Set to Expand, Adding India and Pakistan
Peacefulness on the Rise in Central Asia
June 05, 2017
Peacefulness on the Rise in Central Asia
In the latest Global Peace Index, Central Asia shows improvement.
Peacefulness on the Rise in Central Asia
Who is Sculpting Karimov's Statue?
June 03, 2017
Who is Sculpting Karimov's Statue?
Kazakhstan's slick promises; a controversy in Kyrgyzstan and a bad idea for Afghanistan; recommended reads.
Who is Sculpting Karimov's Statue?
Astana Expo 2017: Future Energy and a Kazakh Contradiction
June 02, 2017
Astana Expo 2017: Future Energy and a Kazakh Contradiction
In a city oil money built, the focus is to be future energy.
Astana Expo 2017: Future Energy and a Kazakh Contradiction
Kazakhstan’s Dirty Laundry: Money Laundering and New York Real Estate
May 30, 2017
Kazakhstan’s Dirty Laundry: Money Laundering and New York Real Estate
Kazakh politics plays out far from the steppe -- in New York lofts and courts.
Kazakhstan’s Dirty Laundry: Money Laundering and New York Real Estate
Kazakhstan Considers Revoking Terrorists’ Citizenship
May 24, 2017
Kazakhstan Considers Revoking Terrorists’ Citizenship
If passed, a range of crimes, from joining a terrorist group to separatism, could be grounds to lose citizenship.
Kazakhstan Considers Revoking Terrorists’ Citizenship
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