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June 01, 2019

Nargis Kassenova on Kazakhstan in Transition

By Catherine Putz
As Kazakhstan undergoes its first power transition, the awakening of public politics is inevitable.

August 02, 2017

Justice? Kazakh Activist Pleads Guilty to Inciting Ethnic Hatred

By Catherine Putz
Yet another Article 174 case closed.
May 05, 2017

Marking a Year After Protests in Kazakhstan

By Catherine Putz
Freedom of the press, a devastating landslide, meeting a manaschi, and a special bonus; weekend reads.

March 23, 2017

Kazakhstan's Love-Hate Relationship With Social Media

By Nurseit Niyazbekov
Kazakhstan’s government is using social media to tame rebellion.

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.

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.
July 30, 2016

How is Kazakhstan's Community Outreach Going?

By Catherine Putz
Turkmenistan restructures its energy industry, Tajikistan's stateless cling to Soviet passports; recommended reads.

July 29, 2016

Kazakhstan: Oil Workers Strike in Zhanaozen

By Catherine Putz
The strike--while brief--is another note in a litany of economic-based public frustrations.

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?

June 23, 2016

Rumblings in Kazakhstan: A Warning for Central Asia?

By Rajorshi Roy
Domestic discontent and economic hardship put Central Asia's regimes at risk.

June 14, 2016

Kazakhstan Changes Tone on Unrest

By William Beacom
Does Nazarbayev’s statement on the Aktobe incident signal a move toward the illiberal?
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.

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