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Kazakhstan Makes Arrests After Deadly Bus Fire Killed 52 Uzbek Labor Migrants
February 02, 2018
Kazakhstan Makes Arrests After Deadly Bus Fire Killed 52 Uzbek Labor Migrants
Uzbekistan, especially, needs to confront the underlying economic issues behind labor migration.
Kazakhstan Makes Arrests After Deadly Bus Fire Killed 52 Uzbek Labor Migrants
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
Prominent US Human Rights Lawyer Takes Up Case of Jailed Kazakh Businessman
January 26, 2018
Prominent US Human Rights Lawyer Takes Up Case of Jailed Kazakh Businessman
Jared Genser's firm described Iskander Yerimbetov as "a hostage" of the Kazakh state who had been subjected to torture.
Prominent US Human Rights Lawyer Takes Up Case of Jailed Kazakh Businessman
Central Asian States Step Up Afghan Diplomacy
January 23, 2018
Central Asian States Step Up Afghan Diplomacy
Led by Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, Central Asia is taking a more active role in engaging with Afghanistan.
Central Asian States Step Up Afghan Diplomacy
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
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
Lawsuits Threaten Kazakhstan's Oil Money
January 12, 2018
Lawsuits Threaten Kazakhstan's Oil Money
A business venture gone awry could have major repercussions for Kazakhstan's oil fund.
Lawsuits Threaten Kazakhstan's Oil Money
Trump to Host Kazakh President Next Week
January 11, 2018
Trump to Host Kazakh President Next Week
The visit will be Nursultan Nazarbayev's first under the presidency of Donald Trump.
Trump to Host Kazakh President Next Week
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
Jeenbekov and Nazarbayev Put Kyrgyz-Kazakh Relations Back on Track
December 28, 2017
Jeenbekov and Nazarbayev Put Kyrgyz-Kazakh Relations Back on Track
With a two-day visit to Astana, the Kyrgyz president and his Kazakh counterpart steer relations back to normal.
Jeenbekov and Nazarbayev Put Kyrgyz-Kazakh Relations Back on Track
Kazakh Citizen Sentenced to 15 Years for Attempt to Join the Islamic State
December 21, 2017
Kazakh Citizen Sentenced to 15 Years for Attempt to Join the Islamic State
Akhror Saidakhmetov, a legal resident of the United States and a Kazakh citizen, was arrested back in 2015.
Kazakh Citizen Sentenced to 15 Years for Attempt to Join the Islamic State
Attacks on Press Freedom Show Central Asia’s Authoritarian Side
December 20, 2017
Attacks on Press Freedom Show Central Asia’s Authoritarian Side
Media freedom continues to be a weak point in Central Asia.
Attacks on Press Freedom Show Central Asia’s Authoritarian Side
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