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The Ablyazov Affair: ‘Fraud on an Epic Scale’
February 23, 2018
The Ablyazov Affair: ‘Fraud on an Epic Scale’
New rounds of litigation add to the opaque case of fugitive ex-Kazakh minister Mukhtar Ablyazov.
The Ablyazov Affair: ‘Fraud on an Epic Scale’
Telia's Exit Consolidates State Ownership in Kazakhstan Telecoms Sector
February 20, 2018
Telia's Exit Consolidates State Ownership in Kazakhstan Telecoms Sector
Hit by scandals across Central Asia, Telia to sell its stake in Kcell, the largest mobile operator, to state-owned Kazakhtelecom.
Telia's Exit Consolidates State Ownership in Kazakhstan Telecoms Sector
Journalist's Detention a Test Case for Uzbek Regime on Human Rights
February 15, 2018
Journalist's Detention a Test Case for Uzbek Regime on Human Rights
Bobomurod Abdullaev, a journalist, was detained in September 2017 by Uzbekistan's secret police.
Journalist's Detention a Test Case for Uzbek Regime on Human Rights
Deradicalization in Uzbekistan: It's About the Economy
February 08, 2018
Deradicalization in Uzbekistan: It's About the Economy
Some of the best weapons against extremism may be as simple as a good job and a regular talk with the imam.
Deradicalization in Uzbekistan: It's About the Economy
CASA-1000 Creeps Toward Construction Bridging Central and South Asia
February 08, 2018
CASA-1000 Creeps Toward Construction Bridging Central and South Asia
The time is quickly approaching when the CASA-1000 countries need to actually start building things.
CASA-1000 Creeps Toward Construction Bridging Central and South Asia
Uzbekistan Loosens Visa Controls, Again
February 06, 2018
Uzbekistan Loosens Visa Controls, Again
Citizens of 39 countries promised simplified visa procedures and 7 countries granted visa-free travel to Uzbekistan.
Uzbekistan Loosens Visa Controls, Again
The Sorrows of Kazakhstan's Generation Z
January 30, 2018
The Sorrows of Kazakhstan's Generation Z
The young generation most comfortable with technology is faced with a mix of old and new problems in Kazakhstan.
The Sorrows of Kazakhstan's Generation Z
Nazarbayev Goes to Washington
January 17, 2018
Nazarbayev Goes to Washington
Bilateral trade, Afghanistan, and North Korea's nukes were on the agenda.
Nazarbayev Goes to Washington
Notes From Kazakhstan’s Mission to the UN
January 15, 2018
Notes From Kazakhstan’s Mission to the UN
Kazakhstan is positioning itself at the heart of global diplomacy.
Notes From Kazakhstan’s Mission to the UN
Remember the Eurasian Economic Union?
January 13, 2018
Remember the Eurasian Economic Union?
Oh yeah, that...how’s that going?
Remember the Eurasian Economic Union?
The Real Future of Green Energy in Kazakhstan
January 12, 2018
The Real Future of Green Energy in Kazakhstan
Given the dominance of conventional energy resources, are Astana’s green energy reforms merely publicity stunts?
The Real Future of Green Energy in Kazakhstan
Uzbekistan’s President to Visit Tajikistan Soon
January 09, 2018
Uzbekistan’s President to Visit Tajikistan Soon
While there's no date yet, the visit is expected in early 2018 and will mark a significant diplomatic step in the region.
Uzbekistan’s President to Visit Tajikistan Soon
Apologies and Blame: Former Economy Minister on Trial in Kazakhstan for Corruption
January 09, 2018
Apologies and Blame: Former Economy Minister on Trial in Kazakhstan for Corruption
Kuandyk Bishimbayev, accused of bribery and embezzlement, maintains his innocence.
Apologies and Blame: Former Economy Minister on Trial in Kazakhstan for Corruption
Silk Road Fever and Another Corruption Report
January 06, 2018
Silk Road Fever and Another Corruption Report
As 2018 began, a glut of Central Asia-themed reports surfaced in major media outlets; recommended reads.
Silk Road Fever and Another Corruption Report
With Media Law Amendments, Kazakhstan Deals a Blow to Press Freedom
January 03, 2018
With Media Law Amendments, Kazakhstan Deals a Blow to Press Freedom
Astana consulted journalists on revisions to the country's media law, and then ignored their recommendations.
With Media Law Amendments, Kazakhstan Deals a Blow to Press Freedom
Assessing Expectations: 2017 in Central Asia
December 30, 2017
Assessing Expectations: 2017 in Central Asia
How did my 2017 outlook measure up to reality?
Assessing Expectations: 2017 in Central Asia
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