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The Green Steppe? Kazakhstan and Its Green Energy Future
February 26, 2020

The Green Steppe? Kazakhstan and Its Green Energy Future

By Wilder Alejandro Sanchez
Can gas and oil-dependent Kazakhstan increase its reliance on greener energy sources?

Arrests at Rallies as Kazakhstan Contemplates New Protest Law 
February 25, 2020

Arrests at Rallies as Kazakhstan Contemplates New Protest Law 

By Catherine Putz
As many as 200 were arrested for attending a pair of unsanctioned rallies. Meanwhile, a proposed law promises more of the same.
Is Kazakhstan Nipping Opposition in the Bud?
February 19, 2020

Is Kazakhstan Nipping Opposition in the Bud?

By Catherine Putz
Arrests and arson delay Kazakh opposition groups from gathering.

Before and Beyond 5G: Central Asia’s Huawei Connections
February 19, 2020

Before and Beyond 5G: Central Asia’s Huawei Connections

By Umida Hashimova
Huawei and Central Asian countries have special and long-lasting relations that are here to stay. 

Violence in Kazakhstan Turns Deadly for Dungans 
February 11, 2020

Violence in Kazakhstan Turns Deadly for Dungans 

By Paolo Sorbello
Ten were killed in clashes that followed ethnic lines, but betrayed long-standing socioeconomic dissatisfaction.

US Looks to Central Asia to Stand Up to China on Xinjiang
February 07, 2020

US Looks to Central Asia to Stand Up to China on Xinjiang

By Catherine Putz
Washington's messaging is aimed both at Beijing and Central Asian capitals.

The Coming US-China Competition in Central Asia
February 06, 2020

The Coming US-China Competition in Central Asia

By Katie Stallard-Blanchette
Washington signals a new pushback against China in the former Soviet republics.
Press Freedom Questions Follow Pompeo to Central Asia
February 04, 2020

Press Freedom Questions Follow Pompeo to Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
The U.S. secretary of state said he’s sent a “perfect message” on press freedoms.

Pompeo, in Kazakhstan, Warns of China’s Growing Reach
February 03, 2020

Pompeo, in Kazakhstan, Warns of China’s Growing Reach

By Associated Press
The secretary of state pressed Kazakhstan to be wary of Chinese investment and influence, urging it and others to join calls demanding an end to China's repression of minorities.

Report Links Ablyazov to Embattled Maltese Academic Joseph Mifsud Via Swiss Lawyer Stephan Roh
January 31, 2020

Report Links Ablyazov to Embattled Maltese Academic Joseph Mifsud Via Swiss Lawyer Stephan Roh

By Catherine Putz
A Maltese academic, a Swiss lawyer, and a fugitive Kazakh oligarch -- what could possibly be the connection?

US Secretary of State Pompeo’s Trip to Central Asia Back on
January 30, 2020

US Secretary of State Pompeo’s Trip to Central Asia Back on

By Catherine Putz
This weekend Pompeo will make stops in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.
Kazakhstan Halts Sale of Contaminated Oil to China 
January 27, 2020

Kazakhstan Halts Sale of Contaminated Oil to China 

By Paolo Sorbello
Tests revealed the presence of dangerous chemicals in oil pumped from the Aktobe region and destined for to China. 

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