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What’s All the Fuss About Terrorism in Central Asia?
August 16, 2017

What’s All the Fuss About Terrorism in Central Asia?

By Paolo Sorbello and Franco Galdini
Reports from Central Asia about a future doomed to violent Islamic extremism in the region are thin on evidence.

Terror and Protest: 2 Trials End in Kazakhstan
November 29, 2016

Terror and Protest: 2 Trials End in Kazakhstan

By Catherine Putz
As Astana faces its 25th independence anniversary, Kazakhstan has some introspection to do on its much-touted unity.
Kazakhstan Details Foiled Terrorist Plots
September 07, 2016

Kazakhstan Details Foiled Terrorist Plots

By Casey Michel
The Kazakh security service says it disrupted eight separate Islamist groups in 2016 alone.

Kazakhstan Committed to Opening Economy and Modernizing Society
July 04, 2016

Kazakhstan Committed to Opening Economy and Modernizing Society

By Karim Massimov
“The interests of our overseas partners are taken fully into account when new policy is being shaped.”

A Trafficking-Terrorism Nexus in Central Asia
June 30, 2016

A Trafficking-Terrorism Nexus in Central Asia

By Mariya Y. Omelicheva and Lawrence Markowitz
"The nexus is a 21st century challenge for Central Asia that requires concerted national and international efforts."

Kazakhstan’s Security Council Bid and Its Troubling Rights Record
June 25, 2016

Kazakhstan’s Security Council Bid and Its Troubling Rights Record

By Hugh Williamson and Mihra Rittmann
Before it becomes the first Central Asian country to join the Security Council, a closer look is in order.

Rumblings in Kazakhstan: A Warning for Central Asia?
June 23, 2016

Rumblings in Kazakhstan: A Warning for Central Asia?

By Rajorshi Roy
Domestic discontent and economic hardship put Central Asia's regimes at risk.
Kazakhstani Narratives About Aktobe Solidify
June 17, 2016

Kazakhstani Narratives About Aktobe Solidify

By Catherine Putz
Kyrgyzstan's mine headache, European and Eurasian integration, timekeeping in the Pamirs; weekend reads.

Kazakhstan Changes Tone on Unrest
June 14, 2016

Kazakhstan Changes Tone on Unrest

By William Beacom
Does Nazarbayev’s statement on the Aktobe incident signal a move toward the illiberal?

Kazakhstan Determined to Stay the Course of Sustainable Growth
June 13, 2016

Kazakhstan Determined to Stay the Course of Sustainable Growth

By Erlan Idrissov
A collective international effort is the best response to terrorist outrages like Aktobe.

After Aktobe Attacks, Many Questions Remain
June 10, 2016

After Aktobe Attacks, Many Questions Remain

By Catherine Putz
Astana is looking abroad for demons to blame for the violence last weekend.
Nazarbayev Speaks: Warns of a Color Revolution in Kazakhstan
June 09, 2016

Nazarbayev Speaks: Warns of a Color Revolution in Kazakhstan

By Catherine Putz
The Kazakh president blamed instigators from abroad for recent violence and protests.

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