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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
What is Tashkent’s Tolerance for Conservative Islam?
October 01, 2018
What is Tashkent’s Tolerance for Conservative Islam?
Uzbekistan defines the tolerance level in free speech and reveals its fear of conservative Islam.
What is Tashkent’s Tolerance for Conservative Islam?
Girl and the Nation: Central Asia’s Gendered Quest for National Identity
September 29, 2018
Girl and the Nation: Central Asia’s Gendered Quest for National Identity
The violent response to Zere Asylbek kyzy’ art reflects gendered expectations about women embodying the nation in Central Asia.
Girl and the Nation: Central Asia’s Gendered Quest for National Identity
Russia Looks to Asia for Business
September 28, 2018
Russia Looks to Asia for Business
In its increasing Asian petrochemical business, Russia may be separating business from politics
Russia Looks to Asia for Business
Turkmenistan Set to Rollback Subsidies for Good
September 27, 2018
Turkmenistan Set to Rollback Subsidies for Good
As of 2019, according to a recent decree, Ashgabat will no longer provide free electricity, gas, drinking water and salt to its citizens.
Turkmenistan Set to Rollback Subsidies for Good
Did Tajikistan Just Ditch a Rail Project With Turkmenistan?
September 25, 2018
Did Tajikistan Just Ditch a Rail Project With Turkmenistan?
Tajikistan once sought to circumvent Uzbekistan with a railway through Afghanistan to Turkmenistan. But Tajik-Uzbek relations are better now.
Did Tajikistan Just Ditch a Rail Project With Turkmenistan?
UK Court Slaps Huge Fine on Khrapunov in BTA Case
September 24, 2018
UK Court Slaps Huge Fine on Khrapunov in BTA Case
Ilyas Khrapunov is hit with a $500 million fine for allegedly aiding Mukhtar Ablyazov's reported embezzlement.
UK Court Slaps Huge Fine on Khrapunov in BTA Case
In Russia's Far East, a Clumsy Attempt to Steal an Election Backfires
September 21, 2018
In Russia's Far East, a Clumsy Attempt to Steal an Election Backfires
Blatant electoral fraud in the Primorsky Krai gubernatorial election spells trouble for Putin.
In Russia's Far East, a Clumsy Attempt to Steal an Election Backfires
In Kyrgyzstan, Babanov Cases Losing Steam
September 20, 2018
In Kyrgyzstan, Babanov Cases Losing Steam
Former presidential hopeful Omurbek Babanov was the subject of two highly political investigations. One has been suspended.
In Kyrgyzstan, Babanov Cases Losing Steam
Could an Alleged Terrorist Be Spared the Death Penalty Because of Trump's Tweets?
September 20, 2018
Could an Alleged Terrorist Be Spared the Death Penalty Because of Trump's Tweets?
U.S. President Donald Trump's tweets could end up sparing Sayfullo Saipov life.
Could an Alleged Terrorist Be Spared the Death Penalty Because of Trump's Tweets?
Iran's Careful Approach to China's Uyghur Crackdown
September 18, 2018
Iran's Careful Approach to China's Uyghur Crackdown
Iran's close ties to China leave Tehran vulnerable to criticism as Beijing cracks down on Muslim minority groups.
Iran's Careful Approach to China's Uyghur Crackdown
Kyrgyzstan's Problematic Extremist Materials Law
September 18, 2018
Kyrgyzstan's Problematic Extremist Materials Law
In a new report, Human Rights Watch says Kyrgyzstan’s extremist materials law is vague and open to easy abuse.
Kyrgyzstan's Problematic Extremist Materials Law
From Kyrgyzstan to the Stars: The Kyrgyz Space Program
September 11, 2018
From Kyrgyzstan to the Stars: The Kyrgyz Space Program
A group of teenage girls want to make Kyrgyzstan the next country to launch a microsatellite.
From Kyrgyzstan to the Stars: The Kyrgyz Space Program
Kazakhstan and the Xinjiang Problem
September 11, 2018
Kazakhstan and the Xinjiang Problem
Ethnic Kazakhs have opened the window for the world to hear what's happening in Xinjiang, but Kazakhstan remains quiet.
Kazakhstan and the Xinjiang Problem
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