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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. 

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.
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.

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.

Russian Defense Minister Visits Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan
June 08, 2016

Russian Defense Minister Visits Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan

By Catherine Putz
Sergei Shoigu embodies Moscow's concerns about whether Central Asia can manage security, internally and on its periphery.

Kazakhstan: Accused Coup Makers, Attacks, and Silence at the Top
June 07, 2016

Kazakhstan: Accused Coup Makers, Attacks, and Silence at the Top

By Catherine Putz
“The head of the state is maintaining this issue under his control.”
Kazakh Authorities Blame Aktobe Violence on 'Radical, Non-Traditional Religious Movements'
June 06, 2016

Kazakh Authorities Blame Aktobe Violence on 'Radical, Non-Traditional Religious Movements'

By Catherine Putz
After shoot-outs at two gun shops in Aktobe, attackers stole a bus and rammed the gates of a National Guard base.

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