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Kazakhstan's Teachers: Underpaid, Overburdened, and Undervalued
April 17, 2019
Kazakhstan's Teachers: Underpaid, Overburdened, and Undervalued
What can be done to better support Kazakhstan's teachers?
Kazakhstan's Teachers: Underpaid, Overburdened, and Undervalued
Snap Presidential Elections Called in Kazakhstan. But Why?
April 09, 2019
Snap Presidential Elections Called in Kazakhstan. But Why?
One really has to wonder what the point of all this political theater has been?
Snap Presidential Elections Called in Kazakhstan. But Why?
Is This the End of the Nazarbayev Era?
March 20, 2019
Is This the End of the Nazarbayev Era?
Not quite, but the denouement has surely begun.
Is This the End of the Nazarbayev Era?
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev Resigns
March 19, 2019
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev Resigns
After nearly 30 years as president, Nazarbayev made a shocking resignation announcement.
Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev Resigns
Meeting the Kazakh Diaspora
February 28, 2019
Meeting the Kazakh Diaspora
Recent documentaries explore the contours of the Kazakh diaspora and challenge mainstream assumptions about migration and assimilation.
Meeting the Kazakh Diaspora
Kazakhstan Appoints a New-Old Government
February 26, 2019
Kazakhstan Appoints a New-Old Government
After the abrupt firing of the Kazakh government last week, a new cabinet was immediately approved.
Kazakhstan Appoints a New-Old Government
In Central Asia, Politics By Way of Social Media
February 22, 2019
In Central Asia, Politics By Way of Social Media
New research on youth in Central Asia attempts to untangle young people’s political attitudes and preferences on their own terms.
In Central Asia, Politics By Way of Social Media
Nazarbayev Fired the Kazakh Government
February 22, 2019
Nazarbayev Fired the Kazakh Government
The Kazakh president told his government to resign following public protests in the capital in recent weeks.
Nazarbayev Fired the Kazakh Government
Finding Kazakhstan’s Troll Farms
February 20, 2019
Finding Kazakhstan’s Troll Farms
Nurbots fill comment sections across the Kazakh internet. They may not be convincing but they pollute online discourse.
Finding Kazakhstan’s Troll Farms
Why Do We Watch the Shuffling of Officials in Central Asia So Closely?
February 15, 2019
Why Do We Watch the Shuffling of Officials in Central Asia So Closely?
In one day, out the next -- what does the shuffling of officials in Central Asia really tell us?
Why Do We Watch the Shuffling of Officials in Central Asia So Closely?
Bar Brawl Death Touches Off Caustic Ethnic Tension Debate in Kazakhstan
January 08, 2019
Bar Brawl Death Touches Off Caustic Ethnic Tension Debate in Kazakhstan
The facts of the initial fight, in which a young man was killed, have been entirely eclipsed by the politics of nationalism.
Bar Brawl Death Touches Off Caustic Ethnic Tension Debate in Kazakhstan
The Kok Zhailau Problem and Kazakh Civil Society
December 25, 2018
The Kok Zhailau Problem and Kazakh Civil Society
Plans to build a ski resort on a national park in Kazakhstan have been met with local resistance.
The Kok Zhailau Problem and Kazakh Civil Society
Kazakhstan's Ever-Shrinking Political Arena
December 05, 2018
Kazakhstan's Ever-Shrinking Political Arena
Kazakhstan’s political arena has little room for new parties or old foes.
Kazakhstan's Ever-Shrinking Political Arena
Who Will Run Post-Nazarbayev Kazakhstan?
October 30, 2018
Who Will Run Post-Nazarbayev Kazakhstan?
At 78, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev is the region's oldest leader. Naturally, speculation abounds about a successor.
Who Will Run Post-Nazarbayev Kazakhstan?
Brief Detention, Fine, and Regional Ban for French Journalist Looking Into Zhanaozen
October 01, 2018
Brief Detention, Fine, and Regional Ban for French Journalist Looking Into Zhanaozen
Seven years later, Zhanaozen remains a sensitive issue in Kazakhstan.
Brief Detention, Fine, and Regional Ban for French Journalist Looking Into Zhanaozen
UK Court Slaps Huge Fine on Khrapunov in BTA Case
September 24, 2018
UK Court Slaps Huge Fine on Khrapunov in BTA Case
Ilyas Khrapunov is hit with a $500 million fine for allegedly aiding Mukhtar Ablyazov's reported embezzlement.
UK Court Slaps Huge Fine on Khrapunov in BTA Case
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