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Feminist Festival Kicks Off in Central Asia
August 28, 2020

Feminist Festival Kicks Off in Central Asia

By Paolo Sorbello
The third edition of the FemAgora Central Asia festival began with online video conferences this year, as activists find new and original ways to create networks

Kazakhstan’s Richest Sell Almaty Airport
May 11, 2020

Kazakhstan’s Richest Sell Almaty Airport

By Paolo Sorbello
TAV, a Turkish holding, completed the purchase of Almaty International Airport, Kazakhstan's most active airport.
Kazakhstan’s Top Party Picks President, Meanwhile the Youth Debate the Future
April 23, 2019

Kazakhstan’s Top Party Picks President, Meanwhile the Youth Debate the Future

By Paolo Sorbello
Two meetings -- of Nur Otan in Nur-Sultan and an assembly of youths in Almaty -- tell a tale of two Kazakhstans.

What Did Kazakhstan Learn from the Almaty Shooting?
November 01, 2016

What Did Kazakhstan Learn from the Almaty Shooting?

By Catherine Putz
Kulikbayev has already admitted guilt, but what lessons will the state draw from the tragedy?

6 Dead in Police Station Attack in Almaty
July 18, 2016

6 Dead in Police Station Attack in Almaty

By Catherine Putz
The incident in Kazakhstan's old capital is being described as terrorism, though there are many unanswered questions.

A Tale of Two Kazakh Cities
July 31, 2015

A Tale of Two Kazakh Cities

By Catherine Putz
Almaty may have lost the Olympics, but people like it better than Astana. Some recommended reads for the weekend.

How Does Kazakhstan Plan to Pay for the Olympics?
July 30, 2015

How Does Kazakhstan Plan to Pay for the Olympics?

By Catherine Putz
Astana says there's plenty of (oil) money in the bank.
Competition for the 2022 Winter Olympics Heats Up
June 10, 2015

Competition for the 2022 Winter Olympics Heats Up

By Catherine Putz
Will Almaty be “Keeping it Real” in 2022 or will Beijing prove to be a “Joyful Rendezvous upon Pure Ice and Snow”?

In Kazakhstan, Hope and Skepticism About Hosting 2022 Olympics
October 09, 2014

In Kazakhstan, Hope and Skepticism About Hosting 2022 Olympics

By Joshua Kucera
The Games could put the country on the map. But not everybody is excited about the idea.

The 2022 Winter Olympics Will Be in Asia
October 09, 2014

The 2022 Winter Olympics Will Be in Asia

By Samuel Chi
Because nobody else wants them.

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