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Kazakhstan Bans Sale of Agricultural Lands to Foreigners
May 18, 2021

Kazakhstan Bans Sale of Agricultural Lands to Foreigners

By Catherine Putz
The land code protests of 2016 were a rare occurrence and yielded a rare outcome: a shift in state policy.

Kazakhstan Moves Toward Ban on Sale, Rental of Agricultural Lands by Foreigners
April 26, 2021

Kazakhstan Moves Toward Ban on Sale, Rental of Agricultural Lands by Foreigners

By Catherine Putz
Five years after massive protests against changes to the land code, land remains a sensitive topic in Kazakhstan.
Justice? Kazakh Activist Pleads Guilty to Inciting Ethnic Hatred
August 02, 2017

Justice? Kazakh Activist Pleads Guilty to Inciting Ethnic Hatred

By Catherine Putz
Yet another Article 174 case closed.

Kazakhstan’s Zhanaozen Syndrome
December 09, 2016

Kazakhstan’s Zhanaozen Syndrome

By Cholpon Orozobekova
Astana is taking harsh moves against freedom of assembly and international community is raising concerns.

Terror and Protest: 2 Trials End in Kazakhstan
November 29, 2016

Terror and Protest: 2 Trials End in Kazakhstan

By Catherine Putz
As Astana faces its 25th independence anniversary, Kazakhstan has some introspection to do on its much-touted unity.

Kazakh Businessman Given 21 Years for Alleged Coup Plot
November 08, 2016

Kazakh Businessman Given 21 Years for Alleged Coup Plot

By Catherine Putz
According to the state, Tokhtar Tuleshov plotted a coup, but the closed-door trial keeps the evidence beyond scrutiny.

More Political Theater As Kazakhstan Pursues Protesters in Court
October 19, 2016

More Political Theater As Kazakhstan Pursues Protesters in Court

By Catherine Putz
Kazakhstan is looking to assign blame for the protests in two separate trials.
Pressure Works: Kazakh Opposition Leader Released on Parole
August 22, 2016

Pressure Works: Kazakh Opposition Leader Released on Parole

By Catherine Putz
Vladimir Kozlov thanked the European Union for its help in pushing for his release.

Kingpin or Coup-Maker: Kazakhstan’s Case Against Toktar Tuleshov
July 11, 2016

Kingpin or Coup-Maker: Kazakhstan’s Case Against Toktar Tuleshov

By Catherine Putz
It’s a fantastic story, with movie-quality plot twists, but does it actually explain reality?

Kazakhstan's China Choice
July 06, 2016

Kazakhstan's China Choice

By Dmitriy Frolovskiy
Kazakhstan's future is at a crossroads, with its relationship to China as the key.

Nazarbayev Speaks: Warns of a Color Revolution in Kazakhstan
June 09, 2016

Nazarbayev Speaks: Warns of a Color Revolution in Kazakhstan

By Catherine Putz
The Kazakh president blamed instigators from abroad for recent violence and protests.
Kazakhstan: Accused Coup Makers, Attacks, and Silence at the Top
June 07, 2016

Kazakhstan: Accused Coup Makers, Attacks, and Silence at the Top

By Catherine Putz
“The head of the state is maintaining this issue under his control.”

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