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Kazakhstan’s Authorities Backtrack on Freedom of Assembly
March 02, 2020

Kazakhstan’s Authorities Backtrack on Freedom of Assembly

By Paolo Sorbello
Around 80 activists were arrested on March 1 in Almaty in connection to an unsanctioned rally in memory of an activist who died in jail. 

Social Benefits Remain at the Heart of Ongoing Kazakh Frustration
January 13, 2020

Social Benefits Remain at the Heart of Ongoing Kazakh Frustration

By Catherine Putz
Nearly a year after a tragic fire, mothers in Kazakhstan continue to stage protests against insufficient government support.
Kazakhstan’s Authorities Draw a Line During Independence Day Protests 
December 24, 2019

Kazakhstan’s Authorities Draw a Line During Independence Day Protests 

By Paolo Sorbello
The goalposts keep moving as President Tokayev promised reforms that would make it easier for political and civic activists to plan rallies.

Nargis Kassenova on Kazakhstan in Transition
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.

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.

Marking a Year After Protests in Kazakhstan
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.

Kazakhstan's Love-Hate Relationship With Social Media
March 23, 2017

Kazakhstan's Love-Hate Relationship With Social Media

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

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.

How is Kazakhstan's Community Outreach Going?
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.

Kazakhstan: Oil Workers Strike in Zhanaozen
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.
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?

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