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Mass Brawl at Kazakh Oil Field Unveils Labor Dissatisfaction
July 02, 2019
Mass Brawl at Kazakh Oil Field Unveils Labor Dissatisfaction
Sparked by a selfie, the brawl highlighted malaise over unequal working conditions between local and foreign workers in Kazakhstan.
Mass Brawl at Kazakh Oil Field Unveils Labor Dissatisfaction
Brawl at Kazakhstan Oil Field Leaves 30 Arabs Wounded
July 01, 2019
Brawl at Kazakhstan Oil Field Leaves 30 Arabs Wounded
The fight apparently erupted over a photo of a Lebanese contractor and a female Kazakh colleague.
Brawl at Kazakhstan Oil Field Leaves 30 Arabs Wounded
Fire, Explosions at Ammunition Depot in Southern Kazakhstan Trigger Evacuation
June 26, 2019
Fire, Explosions at Ammunition Depot in Southern Kazakhstan Trigger Evacuation
The incident is not the first to send smoke and shells into the air outside Arys, Kazakhstan.
Fire, Explosions at Ammunition Depot in Southern Kazakhstan Trigger Evacuation
The Eurasian Economic Union’s Pension Problem
June 20, 2019
The Eurasian Economic Union’s Pension Problem
An agreement slated for September 2019 hopes to ensure equal pension rights across the EAEU.
The Eurasian Economic Union’s Pension Problem
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit Kicks Off in Bishkek
June 13, 2019
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit Kicks Off in Bishkek
Eyes on India and Pakistan, expected silence on Xinjiang camps, and another summit in the books.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization Summit Kicks Off in Bishkek
Why Is Kazakhstan a Growing Destination for Central Asian Migrant Workers?
June 13, 2019
Why Is Kazakhstan a Growing Destination for Central Asian Migrant Workers?
If trends hold, Moscow may have to compete with Nur-Sultan in attracting Central Asian migrants in the future.
Why Is Kazakhstan a Growing Destination for Central Asian Migrant Workers?
Kazakhstan Turns a Blind Eye to the Opposition Riddle
June 13, 2019
Kazakhstan Turns a Blind Eye to the Opposition Riddle
The government’s reaction to election protests obfuscates the diverse nature of civic activism in Kazakhstan.
Kazakhstan Turns a Blind Eye to the Opposition Riddle
Kazakhstan’s Presidential Election: Protests, Arrests, and a Presidency for Tokayev
June 10, 2019
Kazakhstan’s Presidential Election: Protests, Arrests, and a Presidency for Tokayev
Another unfree election in Kazakhstan ushers in a new president: Kassym-Jomart Tokayev.
Kazakhstan’s Presidential Election: Protests, Arrests, and a Presidency for Tokayev
New Civic Movement Urges Kazakhstan to ‘Wake Up’
June 07, 2019
New Civic Movement Urges Kazakhstan to ‘Wake Up’
Days before presidential elections, a new movement in Kazakhstan calls on citizens to wake up and demand more say in government.
New Civic Movement Urges Kazakhstan to ‘Wake Up’
Continuity and Change: Kazakhstan Hurtles Toward Election Day
June 06, 2019
Continuity and Change: Kazakhstan Hurtles Toward Election Day
On June 9, Kazakhstan will elect its first non-Nazarbayev president.
Continuity and Change: Kazakhstan Hurtles Toward Election Day
What Is Nazarbayev’s Legacy in Kazakhstan?
June 05, 2019
What Is Nazarbayev’s Legacy in Kazakhstan?
Kazakhstan’s first president resigned, but he remains fundamentally intertwined with the state.
What Is Nazarbayev’s Legacy in Kazakhstan?
Xinjiang Camp Whistle-blower Sauytbay Seeks Asylum Elsewhere
June 03, 2019
Xinjiang Camp Whistle-blower Sauytbay Seeks Asylum Elsewhere
Sauytbay has reportedly left Kazakhstan for Sweden, still seeking asylum after blowing the whistle on China's Xinjiang camps.
Xinjiang Camp Whistle-blower Sauytbay Seeks Asylum Elsewhere
Central Asia and Japan: 15 Years of Multilateral Cooperation
May 22, 2019
Central Asia and Japan: 15 Years of Multilateral Cooperation
Issues of trade, transport, investment, tourism, and security topped the agenda at the 7th Central Asia + Japan dialogue.
Central Asia and Japan: 15 Years of Multilateral Cooperation
Who Will Speak for Serikzhan Bilash? Not Washington.
May 20, 2019
Who Will Speak for Serikzhan Bilash? Not Washington.
There can be no demanding justice for those interned in China while refusing to defend the people who attempt to provide it.
Who Will Speak for Serikzhan Bilash? Not Washington.
In Kazakhstan, Regional Inequalities Undercut Overall Educational Progress
May 16, 2019
In Kazakhstan, Regional Inequalities Undercut Overall Educational Progress
Looking at the “bigger picture” is not always best.
In Kazakhstan, Regional Inequalities Undercut Overall Educational Progress
The European Union's (Not So) New Central Asia Strategy
May 16, 2019
The European Union's (Not So) New Central Asia Strategy
Two years in the making, the EU's new Central Asia strategy doesn't offer many new positions.
The European Union's (Not So) New Central Asia Strategy
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