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A Steven Seagal Guide to Eurasia
September 19, 2017
A Steven Seagal Guide to Eurasia
The action star has a long history of involvement in Eurasian affairs.
A Steven Seagal Guide to Eurasia
Working Conditions and Ethnic Relations Ignored in Kazakhstan
September 11, 2017
Working Conditions and Ethnic Relations Ignored in Kazakhstan
Social tensions boiled in Kazakhstan as three died in a coal mine and hundreds of workers and locals fought in Astana.
Working Conditions and Ethnic Relations Ignored in Kazakhstan
Central Asian Central Banks Play with Rates to Boost Growth
August 29, 2017
Central Asian Central Banks Play with Rates to Boost Growth
Sliding out of crisis, how are regional central banks handling their monetary realities?
Central Asian Central Banks Play with Rates to Boost Growth
Extremism in Central Asia: Pushing Back on Reflexive Dismissals
August 25, 2017
Extremism in Central Asia: Pushing Back on Reflexive Dismissals
It is important to set the record straight and further the conversation about an undercovered region.
Extremism in Central Asia: Pushing Back on Reflexive Dismissals
Pugwash and Kazakhstan’s Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
August 23, 2017
Pugwash and Kazakhstan’s Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
No country in peacetime has suffered more from nuclear testing than Kazakhstan or done more to champion the cause of disarmament.
Pugwash and Kazakhstan’s Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
Justice? Kazakh Activist Pleads Guilty to Inciting Ethnic Hatred
August 02, 2017
Justice? Kazakh Activist Pleads Guilty to Inciting Ethnic Hatred
Yet another Article 174 case closed.
Justice? Kazakh Activist Pleads Guilty to Inciting Ethnic Hatred
With Help from Astana, Banking Deal of the Year Goes Through in Kazakhstan
July 28, 2017
With Help from Astana, Banking Deal of the Year Goes Through in Kazakhstan
After lengthy negotiations, Halyk Bank bought out Qazkom, partially helped by the government's decision to shoulder some of Qazkom's toxic assets.
With Help from Astana, Banking Deal of the Year Goes Through in Kazakhstan
Coming in 2018? A New Latin-Based Kazakh Alphabet
July 26, 2017
Coming in 2018? A New Latin-Based Kazakh Alphabet
Astana has been floating the idea of switching to a Latin-based alphabet for more than a decade.
Coming in 2018? A New Latin-Based Kazakh Alphabet
A Central Asian President's Guide to Getting Published
July 14, 2017
A Central Asian President's Guide to Getting Published
An important building block in any cult of personality is a whole shelf of laudatory texts.
A Central Asian President's Guide to Getting Published
The Reality of Religious Freedom in Kazakhstan
July 14, 2017
The Reality of Religious Freedom in Kazakhstan
Far from a multiconfessional bastion, some Christian and other denominations are discriminated against in Kazakhstan.
The Reality of Religious Freedom in Kazakhstan
Kazakhstan Disappoints on OPEC Promise
July 13, 2017
Kazakhstan Disappoints on OPEC Promise
Mixed reporting casts doubt on how seriously Astana takes its oil production cut promises.
Kazakhstan Disappoints on OPEC Promise
Does Kazakhstan's New Law on Revoking Citizenship Matter?
July 12, 2017
Does Kazakhstan's New Law on Revoking Citizenship Matter?
International law frowns on creating stateless persons, but Astana's irritating exiles can afford to buy new passports.
Does Kazakhstan's New Law on Revoking Citizenship Matter?
Felix Sater and Trump's Strange Kazakh Connections
July 11, 2017
Felix Sater and Trump's Strange Kazakh Connections
Felix Sater, a felon and “fixer” for post-Soviet actors, is apparently cooperating with investigators.
Felix Sater and Trump's Strange Kazakh Connections
Copper and the Making of Kazakhstan's New Metal Moguls
July 10, 2017
Copper and the Making of Kazakhstan's New Metal Moguls
Commodity prices have found a “new normal” but copper is doing much better.
Copper and the Making of Kazakhstan's New Metal Moguls
5th Round of Astana Syria Peace Talks End Without Agreement
July 07, 2017
5th Round of Astana Syria Peace Talks End Without Agreement
The de-escalation zones, let alone which country's "military observers" would maintain them, remain under discussion.
5th Round of Astana Syria Peace Talks End Without Agreement
Trump Diamond: An Unsuccessful Bid for the Astana Skyline
June 30, 2017
Trump Diamond: An Unsuccessful Bid for the Astana Skyline
A McClatchy investigation uncovered an unsuccessful attempt by Trump to make his mark on the steppe.
Trump Diamond: An Unsuccessful Bid for the Astana Skyline
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