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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
Exiled Kazakh Banker Ablyazov Linked to Serbian Investments
July 14, 2016
Exiled Kazakh Banker Ablyazov Linked to Serbian Investments
Ablyazov, claiming political persecution, is fighting extradition from France to Russia.
Exiled Kazakh Banker Ablyazov Linked to Serbian Investments
Kazakhstan Wins Seat on UN Security Council
June 29, 2016
Kazakhstan Wins Seat on UN Security Council
Kazakhstan beat out Thailand for a non-permanent seat on the security council.
Kazakhstan Wins Seat on UN Security Council
Kazakhstan Changes Tone on Unrest
June 14, 2016
Kazakhstan Changes Tone on Unrest
Does Nazarbayev’s statement on the Aktobe incident signal a move toward the illiberal?
Kazakhstan Changes Tone on Unrest
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
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
Understanding Kazakhstan’s Politics, Again
March 25, 2016
Understanding Kazakhstan’s Politics, Again
The people of Kazakhstan have made their preferences clear.
Understanding Kazakhstan’s Politics, Again
Former British Prime Minister Makes Millions Advising Kazakhstan
March 01, 2016
Former British Prime Minister Makes Millions Advising Kazakhstan
Tony Blair and his wife Cherie have been Astana’s defenders in London for quite some time.
Former British Prime Minister Makes Millions Advising Kazakhstan
Kazakh Authorities Detain Head of the National Press Club
February 22, 2016
Kazakh Authorities Detain Head of the National Press Club
Media rights advocates say the case is politically motivated.
Kazakh Authorities Detain Head of the National Press Club
Kazakhstan’s Ever Shrinking Space for Dissent
January 26, 2016
Kazakhstan’s Ever Shrinking Space for Dissent
Two activists were recently jailed for “inciting national discord.”
Kazakhstan’s Ever Shrinking Space for Dissent
Why Is Kazakhstan Holding Early Parliamentary Elections?
January 26, 2016
Why Is Kazakhstan Holding Early Parliamentary Elections?
The president’s party already has a supermajority, so why hold snap elections?
Why Is Kazakhstan Holding Early Parliamentary Elections?
Kazakhstan Considering a New NGO Law
October 19, 2015
Kazakhstan Considering a New NGO Law
Astana is setting itself up to manage NGO funding, an arrangement many NGOs find deeply concerning.
Kazakhstan Considering a New NGO Law
Daughter of Kazakhstan’s President Appointed Deputy Prime Minister
September 15, 2015
Daughter of Kazakhstan’s President Appointed Deputy Prime Minister
In Kazakhstan, it seems, there are second chances for daughters tainted by political scandal.
Daughter of Kazakhstan’s President Appointed Deputy Prime Minister
Nazarbayev: ‘There are no untouchables in Kazakhstan’
July 06, 2015
Nazarbayev: ‘There are no untouchables in Kazakhstan’
Kazakhstan’s president speaks on language, corruption, and the transition of power.
Nazarbayev: ‘There are no untouchables in Kazakhstan’
EXPO in Kazakhstan Becomes Corruption Show
June 30, 2015
EXPO in Kazakhstan Becomes Corruption Show
An event meant to showcase Kazakhstan’s progress shows its dark side.
EXPO in Kazakhstan Becomes Corruption Show
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