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December 14, 2017

In Kazakhstan’s Battle for Cable TV, Russia Stands its Ground

By Bradley Jardine
Despite Astana's efforts to restrict its presence, foreign content continues to dominate Kazakhstan’s airwaves.

March 01, 2017

Touring the Backyard: Putin Pays Central Asia a Visit

By Catherine Putz
No huge headlines emerged from the trip, which was a walk down familiar paths and repetition of familiar phrases.
December 28, 2016

Kazakh Man Given 3 Years for Insulting Putin

By Catherine Putz
Three years in a penal colony for calling Putin a fascist; no wonder no one insults Nazarbayev.

December 09, 2016

What's Next in the Ablyazov Saga? French Court Set to Rule on Extradition

By Catherine Putz
The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture warns that if Ablyazov is extradited to Russia, he will likely end up back in Kazakhstan.

October 05, 2016

Putin and Nazarbayev Trade Compliments at Business Forum

By Catherine Putz
Bilateral trade between the strategic partners, however, remains depressed.

August 18, 2016

Nazarbayev the Mediator Sets Sights on Ukraine Crisis

By Catherine Putz
Crises come and go, but Russia-Kazakhstan remain fast friends.
August 13, 2016

How Exactly Did Kazakhstan Help Turkish-Russian Rapprochement Along?

By Catherine Putz
More on Kazakh-Russian relations, troubling constitutional changes brewing in Kyrgyzstan, and a beard story; links.

August 02, 2016

Kazakhstan-Ukraine Trade Crashes

By Catherine Putz
143 train cars, blocked at the Ukraine-Russia border, explain why.

July 29, 2016

Brexit's Impact on Kazakhstan

By Samuel Ramani
Kazakhstan has especially close ties with Britain. What happens when the U.K. leaves the EU?

July 15, 2016

Kazakh-Russian Space Cooperation Muddles Forward

By Catherine Putz
A lot can happen between now and 2050, bu don't expect the Russians to leave Baikonur any time soon.

July 06, 2016

Kazakhstan Gets Thanks for Russia-Turkey Rapprochement

By Catherine Putz
Turkish leaders have thanked both Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan for helping bring the two states back together.
June 09, 2016

Kazakhstan Takes Delivery of (Free) Russian S-300 Missile Defense Systems

By Catherine Putz
Moscow has plans for a region-wide air defense system.

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