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Marking a Year After Protests in Kazakhstan
May 05, 2017
Marking a Year After Protests in Kazakhstan
Freedom of the press, a devastating landslide, meeting a manaschi, and a special bonus; weekend reads.
Marking a Year After Protests in Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan's Love-Hate Relationship With Social Media
March 23, 2017
Kazakhstan's Love-Hate Relationship With Social Media
Kazakhstan’s government is using social media to tame rebellion.
Kazakhstan's Love-Hate Relationship With Social Media
Kazakhstan’s Zhanaozen Syndrome
December 09, 2016
Kazakhstan’s Zhanaozen Syndrome
Astana is taking harsh moves against freedom of assembly and international community is raising concerns.
Kazakhstan’s Zhanaozen Syndrome
More Political Theater As Kazakhstan Pursues Protesters in Court
October 19, 2016
More Political Theater As Kazakhstan Pursues Protesters in Court
Kazakhstan is looking to assign blame for the protests in two separate trials.
More Political Theater As Kazakhstan Pursues Protesters in Court
How is Kazakhstan's Community Outreach Going?
July 30, 2016
How is Kazakhstan's Community Outreach Going?
Turkmenistan restructures its energy industry, Tajikistan's stateless cling to Soviet passports; recommended reads.
How is Kazakhstan's Community Outreach Going?
Kazakhstan: Oil Workers Strike in Zhanaozen
July 29, 2016
Kazakhstan: Oil Workers Strike in Zhanaozen
The strike--while brief--is another note in a litany of economic-based public frustrations.
Kazakhstan: Oil Workers Strike in Zhanaozen
Kingpin or Coup-Maker: Kazakhstan’s Case Against Toktar Tuleshov
July 11, 2016
Kingpin or Coup-Maker: Kazakhstan’s Case Against Toktar Tuleshov
It’s a fantastic story, with movie-quality plot twists, but does it actually explain reality?
Kingpin or Coup-Maker: Kazakhstan’s Case Against Toktar Tuleshov
Rumblings in Kazakhstan: A Warning for Central Asia?
June 23, 2016
Rumblings in Kazakhstan: A Warning for Central Asia?
Domestic discontent and economic hardship put Central Asia's regimes at risk.
Rumblings in Kazakhstan: A Warning for Central Asia?
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
Nazarbayev Speaks: Warns of a Color Revolution in Kazakhstan
June 09, 2016
Nazarbayev Speaks: Warns of a Color Revolution in Kazakhstan
The Kazakh president blamed instigators from abroad for recent violence and protests.
Nazarbayev Speaks: Warns of a Color Revolution in Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan Cracks Down on Weekend Protests
May 22, 2016
Kazakhstan Cracks Down on Weekend Protests
Astana is eager to claim the mantle of "democracy," but it remains ill at ease with dissent.
Kazakhstan Cracks Down on Weekend Protests
Arrests in Kazakhstan as Planned Weekend Protests Approach
May 19, 2016
Arrests in Kazakhstan as Planned Weekend Protests Approach
Astana has detained a dozen activists and rejected applications to protests on May 21.
Arrests in Kazakhstan as Planned Weekend Protests Approach
Kazakhstan Scrambles to Deflate Protest Tensions
May 07, 2016
Kazakhstan Scrambles to Deflate Protest Tensions
And Tajikistan tries to distract from human rights criticisms; recommended reads.
Kazakhstan Scrambles to Deflate Protest Tensions
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
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