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Kazakh Activist’s ‘Fake News’ Conviction Upheld
September 15, 2020

Kazakh Activist’s ‘Fake News’ Conviction Upheld

By Catherine Putz
What concerns the Kazakh government isn’t “fake news” but its own fear that incompetence, pointed out, will undermine the current power structures.

Kazakhstan Settles Deal With Russia for Vaccine Supply
August 28, 2020

Kazakhstan Settles Deal With Russia for Vaccine Supply

By Catherine Putz
Russia's vaccine has not completed critically important phase III trials, but Kazakhstan has made a deal for access if Sputnik V proves effective.
China Changes Diplomatic Styles in Central Asia Over COVID-19
August 03, 2020

China Changes Diplomatic Styles in Central Asia Over COVID-19

By Umida Hashimova
Why is China rushing to comment on domestic COVID-19 developments in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan?

Under COVID-19, Domestic Violence Intensifies in Kazakhstan 
July 24, 2020

Under COVID-19, Domestic Violence Intensifies in Kazakhstan 

By Assem Almukhanbetkyzy and Kristi Eaton
As has been observed elsewhere in the world, quarantines in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have led to a spike in domestic violence incidents.

How Data Doomed Central Asia’s COVID-19 Responses
July 22, 2020

How Data Doomed Central Asia’s COVID-19 Responses

By Catherine Putz
As the saying goes, "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics."

Kazakhstan’s COVID-19 Crisis Spinning on
July 14, 2020

Kazakhstan’s COVID-19 Crisis Spinning on

By Catherine Putz
Kazakhstan has extended its second lockdown through the end of July and media have begun to compile lists of the dead.

China Missteps With Wild Allegation of a ‘New’ Deadly Pneumonia in Kazakhstan
July 11, 2020

China Missteps With Wild Allegation of a ‘New’ Deadly Pneumonia in Kazakhstan

By Tristan Kenderdine
Fortunately for the world, there is no new plague coming out of Kazakhstan. 
Misinformation and Conspiracies Spread While Kazakhstan Reimposes Lockdown
July 10, 2020

Misinformation and Conspiracies Spread While Kazakhstan Reimposes Lockdown

By Anastassiya Fershtey
Kazakhstan, while also seeing a rapid rise on COVID-19 cases, has been hit with a storm of conspiracy theories.

Kazakhstan Locks Down, Again, as COVID-19 Cases Rise
July 06, 2020

Kazakhstan Locks Down, Again, as COVID-19 Cases Rise

By Catherine Putz
On Sunday, Nur-Sultan imposed a second nation-wide lockdown in hopes of getting a grip on soaring case numbers.

Kazakhstan’s First President Nursultan Nazarbayev Tests Positive for COVID-19
June 18, 2020

Kazakhstan’s First President Nursultan Nazarbayev Tests Positive for COVID-19

By Catherine Putz
Now among Kazakhstan’s 15,877 reported cases of COVID-19: First President Nursultan Nazarbayev. 

COVID-19 Cases at Kazakhstan’s Tengiz Oil Field Top 1,000
June 04, 2020

COVID-19 Cases at Kazakhstan’s Tengiz Oil Field Top 1,000

By Catherine Putz
Two-thirds of the field’s workforce were sent home late last month, but it continues to grow as a virus hotspot.
Kazakhstan’s Coronavirus Payments: The Quest for 42,500 Tenge
May 15, 2020

Kazakhstan’s Coronavirus Payments: The Quest for 42,500 Tenge

By Anastassiya Fershtey
The process of receiving financial aid from the Kazakh government turned into a “quest” for Kazakhs.

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