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Who Will Run Post-Nazarbayev Kazakhstan?
October 30, 2018
Who Will Run Post-Nazarbayev Kazakhstan?
At 78, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev is the region's oldest leader. Naturally, speculation abounds about a successor.
Who Will Run Post-Nazarbayev Kazakhstan?
Another Atambayev Ally Faces Corruption Charges in Kyrgyzstan
October 29, 2018
Another Atambayev Ally Faces Corruption Charges in Kyrgyzstan
Ikramjan Ilmiyanov, a former adviser to previous Kyrgyz President Almazbek Atambayev, faces corruption charges.
Another Atambayev Ally Faces Corruption Charges in Kyrgyzstan
Kazakhstan Prepares Roadshows as Privatization Lags Behind
October 29, 2018
Kazakhstan Prepares Roadshows as Privatization Lags Behind
Both the schedule and prospects for selling state assets in Kazakhstan seem as unstable as ever.
Kazakhstan Prepares Roadshows as Privatization Lags Behind
Radicalization in Central Asia: 'Not In Our Name'
October 26, 2018
Radicalization in Central Asia: 'Not In Our Name'
A new documentary project filmed in Central Asia seeks both to document and counter violent extremism in the region.
Radicalization in Central Asia: 'Not In Our Name'
US Commerce Secretary Praises Uzbekistan's Progress
October 26, 2018
US Commerce Secretary Praises Uzbekistan's Progress
Secretary Wilbur Ross praised Uzbekistan's “democratic reforms,” but what he really meant was economic reforms.
US Commerce Secretary Praises Uzbekistan's Progress
Turkmenistan Faces 2 New Arbitration Cases
October 24, 2018
Turkmenistan Faces 2 New Arbitration Cases
A Turkish and a German company have joined a host of others with arbitration complaints lobbed against Ashgabat.
Turkmenistan Faces 2 New Arbitration Cases
Can Kazakhstan Resolve Its Heart Disease Crisis?
October 19, 2018
Can Kazakhstan Resolve Its Heart Disease Crisis?
In 2014, 54 percent of deaths in Kazakhstan were due to cardiovascular diseases.
Can Kazakhstan Resolve Its Heart Disease Crisis?
Spectacular Cities and Urban Transformation in Central Asia
October 17, 2018
Spectacular Cities and Urban Transformation in Central Asia
Efforts to transform Central Asia’s urban spaces have long ignored input from local residents; grassroots efforts could change that.
Spectacular Cities and Urban Transformation in Central Asia
Mirziyoyev Goes to Europe
October 17, 2018
Mirziyoyev Goes to Europe
Mirziyoyev’s first trip to Europe was dominated by the search for investment in France.
Mirziyoyev Goes to Europe
A Tough September for Kazakhstan's Banks
October 15, 2018
A Tough September for Kazakhstan's Banks
Kazakhstan's Central Bank stripped Astana Banki's license, while Tsesnabank benefited from a government reshuffle.
A Tough September for Kazakhstan's Banks
Kazakhstan Denies Asylum to Woman Who Fled China's Camps in Xinjiang
October 11, 2018
Kazakhstan Denies Asylum to Woman Who Fled China's Camps in Xinjiang
The decision highlights Kazakhstan's continued navigation of sensitivities with China.
Kazakhstan Denies Asylum to Woman Who Fled China's Camps in Xinjiang
How Worried Is Uzbekistan About Afghan Instability?
October 09, 2018
How Worried Is Uzbekistan About Afghan Instability?
At CIS meeting, Mirziyoyev’s worries about instability in Afghanistan were on display.
How Worried Is Uzbekistan About Afghan Instability?
Kyrgyzstan Moves Toward Stripping Former Presidents of Immunity
October 04, 2018
Kyrgyzstan Moves Toward Stripping Former Presidents of Immunity
Only two former Kyrgyz presidents actually still enjoy immunity, but only one -- Almazbek Atambayev -- looks like a target.
Kyrgyzstan Moves Toward Stripping Former Presidents of Immunity
Some Win, Some Lose as Kazakhstan Gets a $1.1 Billion Check
October 03, 2018
Some Win, Some Lose as Kazakhstan Gets a $1.1 Billion Check
Western companies operating at Karachaganak agreed to pay Kazakhstan $1.1 billion, ending an enduring spat with the government
Some Win, Some Lose as Kazakhstan Gets a $1.1 Billion Check
Kazakhstan Hopes to Net Greater Energy Profits with Karachaganak Agreement
October 03, 2018
Kazakhstan Hopes to Net Greater Energy Profits with Karachaganak Agreement
The deal will see Kazakhstan receive a $1.1 billion payment and an amended production-sharing agreement.
Kazakhstan Hopes to Net Greater Energy Profits with Karachaganak Agreement
Brief Detention, Fine, and Regional Ban for French Journalist Looking Into Zhanaozen
October 01, 2018
Brief Detention, Fine, and Regional Ban for French Journalist Looking Into Zhanaozen
Seven years later, Zhanaozen remains a sensitive issue in Kazakhstan.
Brief Detention, Fine, and Regional Ban for French Journalist Looking Into Zhanaozen
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