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Kazakhstan's Anti-Corruption Drive Turns Against Opposition
February 27, 2017

Kazakhstan's Anti-Corruption Drive Turns Against Opposition

By Paolo Sorbello
Kazakhstan's renewed efforts against corruption might mask a strategy aimed to silence opposition figures and activists.
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

By Catherine Putz
This week Rolls-Royce agreed to pay $800 million to settle corruption investigations in the U.S., UK, and Brazil.

Football Leaks: The Kazakh Connection
January 03, 2017

Football Leaks: The Kazakh Connection

By Paolo Sorbello
A Kazakh family is at the center of a scandal that unveiled murky deals in the global world of football.

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

By Catherine Putz
A new report details public perceptions and experiences with corruption.

From Almaty to Soho: Did a Kazakh Oligarch Launder Money Through a Trump Property?
October 20, 2016

From Almaty to Soho: Did a Kazakh Oligarch Launder Money Through a Trump Property?

By Catherine Putz
A Financial Times investigation picks through the murky path from the former mayor of Almaty to Trump Soho.
Steppe Shuffles: Kazakhstan’s Government Rearranged
September 14, 2016

Steppe Shuffles: Kazakhstan’s Government Rearranged

By Catherine Putz
Same faces in slightly different places: decoding Astana's new government.

Exiled Kazakh Banker Ablyazov Linked to Serbian Investments
July 14, 2016

Exiled Kazakh Banker Ablyazov Linked to Serbian Investments

By Casey Michel
Ablyazov, claiming political persecution, is fighting extradition from France to Russia.
Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, and the ‘Bribe-Factory’
May 06, 2016

Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, and the ‘Bribe-Factory’

By Casey Michel
The “biggest leak of confidential files in the history of the oil industry" exposed Unaoil's slippery backroom machinations.

Can Kazakhstan’s Privatization Plan Succeed?
February 18, 2016

Can Kazakhstan’s Privatization Plan Succeed?

By Michael Desai and Eric Wheeler
Kazakhstan’s plan to privatize its state industries is ambitious, but it faces some major barriers.

Massive Kazakh Corruption Case Targets 21 Former Officials
September 10, 2015

Massive Kazakh Corruption Case Targets 21 Former Officials

By Catherine Putz
Former Prime Minister Serik Akhmetov is at the center of Kazakhstan's still-expanding Karaganda corruption scandal.

EXPO in Kazakhstan: Nepotism and Corruption Revealed
July 22, 2015

EXPO in Kazakhstan: Nepotism and Corruption Revealed

By Paolo Sorbello
Exits by senior officials uncover problems in the event organizer.
Nazarbayev: ‘There are no untouchables in Kazakhstan’
July 06, 2015

Nazarbayev: ‘There are no untouchables in Kazakhstan’

By Paolo Sorbello
Kazakhstan’s president speaks on language, corruption, and the transition of power.

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