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The Richest Get Richer in Kazakhstan
May 13, 2022

The Richest Get Richer in Kazakhstan

By Paolo Sorbello
According to Forbes.kz, Kazakhstan’s top-three wealthiest amassed an additional $2.5 billion in one year.

The Trans-Caspian Corridor: Kazakhstan’s Silk Road?
May 12, 2022

The Trans-Caspian Corridor: Kazakhstan’s Silk Road?

By Wilder Alejandro Sánchez and Kamila Auyezova
Kazakhstan and the Caucasus nations are looking at the Trans-Caspian transportation corridor with renewed vigor given the war in Ukraine.
What’s in Kazakhstan’s Constitutional Referendum?
May 09, 2022

What’s in Kazakhstan’s Constitutional Referendum?

By Colleen Wood
On June 5, Kazakhs will vote on a package of reforms intended to transform the country from a super-presidential system to a “presidential system with a strong parliament."

Kazakh President Signs Controversial Law Aiming to Control Social Media Companies
May 04, 2022

Kazakh President Signs Controversial Law Aiming to Control Social Media Companies

By Catherine Putz
The new law may pave the way for Kazakh authorities to influence the decisions of social media networks regarding content.

No, Press Freedoms Have Not Improved in Central Asia
May 03, 2022

No, Press Freedoms Have Not Improved in Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
Methodology isn’t a headline buzzword, but an improving rank certainly is -- no matter the context.

‘Look at Ukraine’: Russian Commentator Threatens Kazakhstan
April 28, 2022

‘Look at Ukraine’: Russian Commentator Threatens Kazakhstan

By Catherine Putz
Kazakhstan is, indeed, looking at Ukraine carefully and thinking seriously. 

Bad Business Climate in Russia a Boon for Kazakhstan
April 27, 2022

Bad Business Climate in Russia a Boon for Kazakhstan

By Catherine Putz
Kazakhstan stands to benefit as Russian companies look to move out of Russia in order to trade globally again.
Kazakhstani Banks Eye the Spoils of Sanctioned Russian Subsidiaries
April 26, 2022

Kazakhstani Banks Eye the Spoils of Sanctioned Russian Subsidiaries

By Paolo Sorbello
Russian banks operating in Kazakhstan were thriving before the war. Now CenterCredit has bought Alfa-Bank’s assets in Kazakhstan.

Mixed Fortunes for Kazakh Grain?
April 20, 2022

Mixed Fortunes for Kazakh Grain?

By Sophia Nina Burna-Asefi
While Kazakhstan has the potential to be an influential player in the global grain economy, it needs to first overcome domestic and logistic challenges.

Kazakhstan Imposes Quota on Wheat Exports
April 19, 2022

Kazakhstan Imposes Quota on Wheat Exports

By Catherine Putz
Regional integration is often touted as a logical solution to problems like food insecurity, but it won’t necessarily solve a region-wide problem.

China’s Inadvertent Empire: Welcome to Sinostan
April 19, 2022

China’s Inadvertent Empire: Welcome to Sinostan

By Catherine Putz
An interview with Raffaello Pantucci about China’s rise, as seen through Beijing’s engagements in Central Asia.
Can Kazakhstan Become Carbon Neutral by 2060? 
April 18, 2022

Can Kazakhstan Become Carbon Neutral by 2060? 

By Kamila Auyezova and Wilder Alejandro Sánchez
If the necessary policies are implemented, the goal of carbon neutrality by 2060 is ambitious, but achievable.

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