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Touring the Backyard: Putin Pays Central Asia a Visit
March 01, 2017
Touring the Backyard: Putin Pays Central Asia a Visit
No huge headlines emerged from the trip, which was a walk down familiar paths and repetition of familiar phrases.
Touring the Backyard: Putin Pays Central Asia a Visit
Kazakh Man Given 3 Years for Insulting Putin
December 28, 2016
Kazakh Man Given 3 Years for Insulting Putin
Three years in a penal colony for calling Putin a fascist; no wonder no one insults Nazarbayev.
Kazakh Man Given 3 Years for Insulting Putin
What's Next in the Ablyazov Saga? French Court Set to Rule on Extradition
December 09, 2016
What's Next in the Ablyazov Saga? French Court Set to Rule on Extradition
The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture warns that if Ablyazov is extradited to Russia, he will likely end up back in Kazakhstan.
What's Next in the Ablyazov Saga? French Court Set to Rule on Extradition
Putin and Nazarbayev Trade Compliments at Business Forum
October 05, 2016
Putin and Nazarbayev Trade Compliments at Business Forum
Bilateral trade between the strategic partners, however, remains depressed.
Putin and Nazarbayev Trade Compliments at Business Forum
Nazarbayev the Mediator Sets Sights on Ukraine Crisis
August 18, 2016
Nazarbayev the Mediator Sets Sights on Ukraine Crisis
Crises come and go, but Russia-Kazakhstan remain fast friends.
Nazarbayev the Mediator Sets Sights on Ukraine Crisis
How Exactly Did Kazakhstan Help Turkish-Russian Rapprochement Along?
August 13, 2016
How Exactly Did Kazakhstan Help Turkish-Russian Rapprochement Along?
More on Kazakh-Russian relations, troubling constitutional changes brewing in Kyrgyzstan, and a beard story; links.
How Exactly Did Kazakhstan Help Turkish-Russian Rapprochement Along?
Kazakhstan-Ukraine Trade Crashes
August 02, 2016
Kazakhstan-Ukraine Trade Crashes
143 train cars, blocked at the Ukraine-Russia border, explain why.
Kazakhstan-Ukraine Trade Crashes
Brexit's Impact on Kazakhstan
July 29, 2016
Brexit's Impact on Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan has especially close ties with Britain. What happens when the U.K. leaves the EU?
Brexit's Impact on Kazakhstan
Kazakh-Russian Space Cooperation Muddles Forward
July 15, 2016
Kazakh-Russian Space Cooperation Muddles Forward
A lot can happen between now and 2050, bu don't expect the Russians to leave Baikonur any time soon.
Kazakh-Russian Space Cooperation Muddles Forward
Kazakhstan Gets Thanks for Russia-Turkey Rapprochement
July 06, 2016
Kazakhstan Gets Thanks for Russia-Turkey Rapprochement
Turkish leaders have thanked both Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan for helping bring the two states back together.
Kazakhstan Gets Thanks for Russia-Turkey Rapprochement
Kazakhstan Takes Delivery of (Free) Russian S-300 Missile Defense Systems
June 09, 2016
Kazakhstan Takes Delivery of (Free) Russian S-300 Missile Defense Systems
Moscow has plans for a region-wide air defense system.
Kazakhstan Takes Delivery of (Free) Russian S-300 Missile Defense Systems
Russian Defense Minister Visits Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan
June 08, 2016
Russian Defense Minister Visits Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan
Sergei Shoigu embodies Moscow's concerns about whether Central Asia can manage security, internally and on its periphery.
Russian Defense Minister Visits Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan
Russia Paying Less to Lease Kazakh Missile Testing Sites
March 08, 2016
Russia Paying Less to Lease Kazakh Missile Testing Sites
Agreements signed last year lower the rent and downsize the territory rented by Moscow.
Russia Paying Less to Lease Kazakh Missile Testing Sites
Why are Russians Leaving Kazakhstan?
February 23, 2016
Why are Russians Leaving Kazakhstan?
For 25 years, Kazakhstan has been becoming more Kazakh.
Why are Russians Leaving Kazakhstan?
Why the Trans-Caspian Transport Route Matters
February 11, 2016
Why the Trans-Caspian Transport Route Matters
The route avoids Russia, plays into the opening of Iran and pleases China.
Why the Trans-Caspian Transport Route Matters
The Russia-Kazakhstan-Turkey Triangle
February 10, 2016
The Russia-Kazakhstan-Turkey Triangle
A visit and a phone call illustrate that Astana is stuck between Moscow and Ankara.
The Russia-Kazakhstan-Turkey Triangle
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