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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?

Rumblings in Kazakhstan: A Warning for Central Asia?
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.
Kazakhstan Changes Tone on Unrest
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?

Nazarbayev Speaks: Warns of a Color Revolution in Kazakhstan
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.
Kazakhstan Cracks Down on Weekend Protests
May 22, 2016

Kazakhstan Cracks Down on Weekend Protests

By Catherine Putz
Astana is eager to claim the mantle of "democracy," but it remains ill at ease with dissent.

Arrests in Kazakhstan as Planned Weekend Protests Approach
May 19, 2016

Arrests in Kazakhstan as Planned Weekend Protests Approach

By Catherine Putz
Astana has detained a dozen activists and rejected applications to protests on May 21.

Kazakhstan Scrambles to Deflate Protest Tensions
May 07, 2016

Kazakhstan Scrambles to Deflate Protest Tensions

By Catherine Putz
And Tajikistan tries to distract from human rights criticisms; recommended reads.

Kazakh Land Code Changes Put on Hold
May 05, 2016

Kazakh Land Code Changes Put on Hold

By Catherine Putz
Astana seems to have bowed to public sentiment, shelving controversial land code changes that triggered protests
Land Protests Persist in Kazakhstan
May 03, 2016

Land Protests Persist in Kazakhstan

By Catherine Putz
Astana has pushed the national unity narrative so strongly that there is little space for policy disagreements.

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