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Kazakhstan’s Zhanaozen Syndrome
December 09, 2016
Kazakhstan’s Zhanaozen Syndrome
Astana is taking harsh moves against freedom of assembly and international community is raising concerns.
Kazakhstan’s Zhanaozen Syndrome
Terror and Protest: 2 Trials End in Kazakhstan
November 29, 2016
Terror and Protest: 2 Trials End in Kazakhstan
As Astana faces its 25th independence anniversary, Kazakhstan has some introspection to do on its much-touted unity.
Terror and Protest: 2 Trials End in Kazakhstan
Kazakh Businessman Given 21 Years for Alleged Coup Plot
November 08, 2016
Kazakh Businessman Given 21 Years for Alleged Coup Plot
According to the state, Tokhtar Tuleshov plotted a coup, but the closed-door trial keeps the evidence beyond scrutiny.
Kazakh Businessman Given 21 Years for Alleged Coup Plot
More Political Theater As Kazakhstan Pursues Protesters in Court
October 19, 2016
More Political Theater As Kazakhstan Pursues Protesters in Court
Kazakhstan is looking to assign blame for the protests in two separate trials.
More Political Theater As Kazakhstan Pursues Protesters in Court
Pressure Works: Kazakh Opposition Leader Released on Parole
August 22, 2016
Pressure Works: Kazakh Opposition Leader Released on Parole
Vladimir Kozlov thanked the European Union for its help in pushing for his release.
Pressure Works: Kazakh Opposition Leader Released on Parole
Kingpin or Coup-Maker: Kazakhstan’s Case Against Toktar Tuleshov
July 11, 2016
Kingpin or Coup-Maker: Kazakhstan’s Case Against Toktar Tuleshov
It’s a fantastic story, with movie-quality plot twists, but does it actually explain reality?
Kingpin or Coup-Maker: Kazakhstan’s Case Against Toktar Tuleshov
Kazakhstan's China Choice
July 06, 2016
Kazakhstan's China Choice
Kazakhstan's future is at a crossroads, with its relationship to China as the key.
Kazakhstan's China Choice
Nazarbayev Speaks: Warns of a Color Revolution in Kazakhstan
June 09, 2016
Nazarbayev Speaks: Warns of a Color Revolution in Kazakhstan
The Kazakh president blamed instigators from abroad for recent violence and protests.
Nazarbayev Speaks: Warns of a Color Revolution in Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan: Accused Coup Makers, Attacks, and Silence at the Top
June 07, 2016
Kazakhstan: Accused Coup Makers, Attacks, and Silence at the Top
“The head of the state is maintaining this issue under his control.”
Kazakhstan: Accused Coup Makers, Attacks, and Silence at the Top
Kazakhstan Cracks Down on Weekend Protests
May 22, 2016
Kazakhstan Cracks Down on Weekend Protests
Astana is eager to claim the mantle of "democracy," but it remains ill at ease with dissent.
Kazakhstan Cracks Down on Weekend Protests
Protests and Referendums in Central Asia
May 21, 2016
Protests and Referendums in Central Asia
Protests in Kazakhstan, a referendum in Tajikistan, and more. Central Asia weekend reading.
Protests and Referendums in Central Asia
Arrests in Kazakhstan as Planned Weekend Protests Approach
May 19, 2016
Arrests in Kazakhstan as Planned Weekend Protests Approach
Astana has detained a dozen activists and rejected applications to protests on May 21.
Arrests in Kazakhstan as Planned Weekend Protests Approach
Kazakh Land Code Changes Put on Hold
May 05, 2016
Kazakh Land Code Changes Put on Hold
Astana seems to have bowed to public sentiment, shelving controversial land code changes that triggered protests
Kazakh Land Code Changes Put on Hold
Land Protests Persist in Kazakhstan
May 03, 2016
Land Protests Persist in Kazakhstan
Astana has pushed the national unity narrative so strongly that there is little space for policy disagreements.
Land Protests Persist in Kazakhstan
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