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Former Kazakh Economy Minister Sentenced to 10 Years on Corruption Charges
March 15, 2018
Former Kazakh Economy Minister Sentenced to 10 Years on Corruption Charges
Kuandyk Bishimbayev, a young rising political star, faced a rapid downfall after being accused of embezzlement.
Former Kazakh Economy Minister Sentenced to 10 Years on Corruption Charges
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
Economic Recovery and Confronting Corruption in Kyrgyzstan
April 21, 2017
Economic Recovery and Confronting Corruption in Kyrgyzstan
As Kyrgyzstan enters a “nascent economic recovery" it will be vitally important for Bishkek to listen to the people.
Economic Recovery and Confronting Corruption in Kyrgyzstan
Telia Declares Deal to Sell Tajik Stake Invalid
April 03, 2017
Telia Declares Deal to Sell Tajik Stake Invalid
Thanks to Tajik government inaction, Telia remains mired in Tajikistan.
Telia Declares Deal to Sell Tajik Stake Invalid
Western Fingerprints on Uzbek Crime Racket
February 03, 2017
Western Fingerprints on Uzbek Crime Racket
Tashkent wants nearly $1 billion in frozen assets back, but the state is complicit in the original corruption.
Western Fingerprints on Uzbek Crime Racket
Plane Crash in Kyrgyzstan May Have Uncovered a Smuggling Scheme
February 03, 2017
Plane Crash in Kyrgyzstan May Have Uncovered a Smuggling Scheme
The January 16 crash at Manas may have blown back the cover of a smuggling operation.
Plane Crash in Kyrgyzstan May Have Uncovered a Smuggling Scheme
Engines and Oil: Rolls-Royce Paid Bribes to Bring Its Business to Kazakhstan
January 19, 2017
Engines and Oil: Rolls-Royce Paid Bribes to Bring Its Business to Kazakhstan
This week Rolls-Royce agreed to pay $800 million to settle corruption investigations in the U.S., UK, and Brazil.
Engines and Oil: Rolls-Royce Paid Bribes to Bring Its Business to Kazakhstan
Bribes, Bad MPs, and Whistleblowers: Analyzing Public Perceptions of Corruption in Eurasia
November 17, 2016
Bribes, Bad MPs, and Whistleblowers: Analyzing Public Perceptions of Corruption in Eurasia
A new report details public perceptions and experiences with corruption.
Bribes, Bad MPs, and Whistleblowers: Analyzing Public Perceptions of Corruption in Eurasia
Karimova’s Irish Connection
June 14, 2016
Karimova’s Irish Connection
If high-level talks fail, the US is poised to seize $114 million held in Irish bank accounts.
Karimova’s Irish Connection
The Duke of York and the Kazakh Oligarch
May 27, 2016
The Duke of York and the Kazakh Oligarch
New details on Prince Andrew's dealings with the Kazakh elite further underscore London’s relationship with Astana.
The Duke of York and the Kazakh Oligarch
Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, and the ‘Bribe-Factory’
May 06, 2016
Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, and the ‘Bribe-Factory’
The “biggest leak of confidential files in the history of the oil industry" exposed Unaoil's slippery backroom machinations.
Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, and the ‘Bribe-Factory’
US Wants Gulnara to Give Back $550 Million in Corruption Proceeds
April 27, 2016
US Wants Gulnara to Give Back $550 Million in Corruption Proceeds
“Government Official A” named in massive corruption case is no longer anonymous.
US Wants Gulnara to Give Back $550 Million in Corruption Proceeds
Who Really Owns Tajikistan's Talco? Norway Wants to Know
March 10, 2016
Who Really Owns Tajikistan's Talco? Norway Wants to Know
Not all that glitters is corruption-free: A Caribbean tax haven, a Norwegian company and a Tajik aluminium plant.
Who Really Owns Tajikistan's Talco? Norway Wants to Know
Telecom Giant Nears Settlements on Massive Uzbek Corruption Probe
February 19, 2016
Telecom Giant Nears Settlements on Massive Uzbek Corruption Probe
VimpelCom says that it would “acknowledge certain violations” if the settlements are finalized.
Telecom Giant Nears Settlements on Massive Uzbek Corruption Probe
Why Is a Kazakh Bank Suing a New York Developer?
October 16, 2015
Why Is a Kazakh Bank Suing a New York Developer?
Kazakhstan’s BTA Bank and the city of Almaty are suing a New York real estate developer, claiming he helped launder money.
Why Is a Kazakh Bank Suing a New York Developer?
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