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Astana Syria Talks: Pressure and Prominence Rising
January 18, 2017
Astana Syria Talks: Pressure and Prominence Rising
Next week peace talks are scheduled in Kazakhstan, but can the chaos of the Syrian war be settled on the steppe?
Astana Syria Talks: Pressure and Prominence Rising
A Corruption Earthquake Shakes Kazakhstan's Government
January 17, 2017
A Corruption Earthquake Shakes Kazakhstan's Government
Changes in the economy ministry and presidential administration forced by arrests at the top.
A Corruption Earthquake Shakes Kazakhstan's Government
2 Years On, Eurasian Economic Union Falls Flat
January 11, 2017
2 Years On, Eurasian Economic Union Falls Flat
It seems that “everyone’s dissatisfied” with the EEU.
2 Years On, Eurasian Economic Union Falls Flat
Football Leaks: The Kazakh Connection
January 03, 2017
Football Leaks: The Kazakh Connection
A Kazakh family is at the center of a scandal that unveiled murky deals in the global world of football.
Football Leaks: The Kazakh Connection
Kazakh Shuffles: 2 Ministers Dismissed, 1 Reportedly Under Investigation
December 31, 2016
Kazakh Shuffles: 2 Ministers Dismissed, 1 Reportedly Under Investigation
Idrissov is headed back to London, as Astana gears up to host Syria talks and takes up a seat on the UN Security Council.
Kazakh Shuffles: 2 Ministers Dismissed, 1 Reportedly Under Investigation
A Look Back at Central Asia in 2016
December 29, 2016
A Look Back at Central Asia in 2016
Accountability is good in governments and editors, a look back at my 2016 Central Asia Outlook
A Look Back at Central Asia in 2016
Eurasian Economic Union: A Customs Code and a Kyrgyz Dilemma
December 28, 2016
Eurasian Economic Union: A Customs Code and a Kyrgyz Dilemma
Kyrgyz approve EEU Customs Code, except for the part on the development of trade and economic policy.
Eurasian Economic Union: A Customs Code and a Kyrgyz Dilemma
Turkey Says Kazakhstan Will Host Syria Peace Talks
December 17, 2016
Turkey Says Kazakhstan Will Host Syria Peace Talks
A discussion of donkeyness, what’s next for Rustam Azimov, and Central Asia at 25.
Turkey Says Kazakhstan Will Host Syria Peace Talks
What's Behind the Influx of Glittering Kazakhstan Op-Eds?
December 16, 2016
What's Behind the Influx of Glittering Kazakhstan Op-Eds?
Perhaps the country's 25th independence anniversary and new leadership coming to Washington.
What's Behind the Influx of Glittering Kazakhstan Op-Eds?
1986: Kazakhstan's Other Independence Anniversary
December 16, 2016
1986: Kazakhstan's Other Independence Anniversary
In 1986, student protesters crowded the streets of Almaty and were suppressed by Soviet authorities.
1986: Kazakhstan's Other Independence Anniversary
France Sets Kazakh Ex-Banker Free, Cancels Extradition Order
December 11, 2016
France Sets Kazakh Ex-Banker Free, Cancels Extradition Order
Mukhtar Ablyazov, a staunch opponent of Kazakhstan's president, walks free after three years in a French prison.
France Sets Kazakh Ex-Banker Free, Cancels Extradition Order
What's Next in the Ablyazov Saga? French Court Set to Rule on Extradition
December 09, 2016
What's Next in the Ablyazov Saga? French Court Set to Rule on Extradition
The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture warns that if Ablyazov is extradited to Russia, he will likely end up back in Kazakhstan.
What's Next in the Ablyazov Saga? French Court Set to Rule on Extradition
Kazakhstan Jails Another Citizen for Separatist Comments Online
December 07, 2016
Kazakhstan Jails Another Citizen for Separatist Comments Online
Controversial, and insulting, posts on social media have landed another Kazakh in jail.
Kazakhstan Jails Another Citizen for Separatist Comments Online
Trump and Nazarbayev’s ‘Miracle’ Chat
December 05, 2016
Trump and Nazarbayev’s ‘Miracle’ Chat
The next US president seems to have a predilection for praising autocrats.
Trump and Nazarbayev’s ‘Miracle’ Chat
Is a Banking Supergiant in the Making in Kazakhstan?
December 02, 2016
Is a Banking Supergiant in the Making in Kazakhstan?
The country's two largest banks -- Halyk Bank and Qazkom -- could merge next year
Is a Banking Supergiant in the Making in Kazakhstan?
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