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Court Releases Activist in Kazakhstan in High-Profile Case
August 13, 2020

Court Releases Activist in Kazakhstan in High-Profile Case

By Paolo Sorbello
A judge in Kazakhstan handed an activist a 1.5 year suspended sentence after she knocked off the hat of a policeman during a scuffle in June. 

Protest Körpe: Quilting Together ‘Real’ and Digital Dissent in Kazakhstan
August 07, 2020

Protest Körpe: Quilting Together ‘Real’ and Digital Dissent in Kazakhstan

By Colleen Wood
Creative demonstrations for an imprisoned activist in Kazakhstan bridge digital and real-world engagement.
Why Was a Solo Protester Jailed in Kazakhstan for Picketing a Chinese Consulate?
August 04, 2020

Why Was a Solo Protester Jailed in Kazakhstan for Picketing a Chinese Consulate?

By Catherine Putz
Just because Kazakh-China relations have experienced some bumps lately doesn’t mean Nur-Sultan is ready to accept public protests on the matter.

China Changes Diplomatic Styles in Central Asia Over COVID-19
August 03, 2020

China Changes Diplomatic Styles in Central Asia Over COVID-19

By Umida Hashimova
Why is China rushing to comment on domestic COVID-19 developments in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan?

Under COVID-19, Domestic Violence Intensifies in Kazakhstan 
July 24, 2020

Under COVID-19, Domestic Violence Intensifies in Kazakhstan 

By Assem Almukhanbetkyzy and Kristi Eaton
As has been observed elsewhere in the world, quarantines in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have led to a spike in domestic violence incidents.

Kazakhstani Blue Helmets in Lebanon
July 15, 2020

Kazakhstani Blue Helmets in Lebanon

By Wilder Alejandro Sanchez
Exploring Kazakhstan’s contribution to the UN Peacekeeping force in Lebanon, a landmark for the Central Asian state.

Kazakhstan’s COVID-19 Crisis Spinning on
July 14, 2020

Kazakhstan’s COVID-19 Crisis Spinning on

By Catherine Putz
Kazakhstan has extended its second lockdown through the end of July and media have begun to compile lists of the dead.
China Missteps With Wild Allegation of a ‘New’ Deadly Pneumonia in Kazakhstan
July 11, 2020

China Missteps With Wild Allegation of a ‘New’ Deadly Pneumonia in Kazakhstan

By Tristan Kenderdine
Fortunately for the world, there is no new plague coming out of Kazakhstan. 

Misinformation and Conspiracies Spread While Kazakhstan Reimposes Lockdown
July 10, 2020

Misinformation and Conspiracies Spread While Kazakhstan Reimposes Lockdown

By Anastassiya Fershtey
Kazakhstan, while also seeing a rapid rise on COVID-19 cases, has been hit with a storm of conspiracy theories.

How Is China’s Belt and Road Changing Central Asia?
July 09, 2020

How Is China’s Belt and Road Changing Central Asia?

By Roza Nurgozhayeva
To what extent does the BRI lead to the expansion of China’s institutions and legal norms in Central Asia?

Kazakhstan Locks Down, Again, as COVID-19 Cases Rise
July 06, 2020

Kazakhstan Locks Down, Again, as COVID-19 Cases Rise

By Catherine Putz
On Sunday, Nur-Sultan imposed a second nation-wide lockdown in hopes of getting a grip on soaring case numbers.
Kazakhstan Decriminalizes Defamation, Keeps Hindering Free Media
July 06, 2020

Kazakhstan Decriminalizes Defamation, Keeps Hindering Free Media

By Paolo Sorbello
Hailed as a step in the right direction, the decriminalization of defamation is still not enough to relieve pressure from the press. 

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