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The Case of the Khrapunovs
July 18, 2018
The Case of the Khrapunovs
International institutions fail to measure up to the task of tackling globalized financial crime.
The Case of the Khrapunovs
Settling the Caspian Issue and Realizing the Trans-Caspian Energy Corridor
July 10, 2018
Settling the Caspian Issue and Realizing the Trans-Caspian Energy Corridor
Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan’s aims to diversify their energy export markets got a boost recently.
Settling the Caspian Issue and Realizing the Trans-Caspian Energy Corridor
Chinese Investor Disappoints Kazakhstan's National Oil Company
July 09, 2018
Chinese Investor Disappoints Kazakhstan's National Oil Company
China's troubled CEFC will pass on a deal to buy a majority stake in KMGI, a subsidiary of Kazakhstan's Kazmunaigas.
Chinese Investor Disappoints Kazakhstan's National Oil Company
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Harmony or Discord?
June 26, 2018
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Harmony or Discord?
The SCO is not a platform for harmony or discord per se, rather it is what the members make of it.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Harmony or Discord?
Even the Ghost of a Possible Protest Spooks Kazakhstan
June 26, 2018
Even the Ghost of a Possible Protest Spooks Kazakhstan
Mukhtar Ablyazov's efforts to orchestrate protests from abroad have had feeble results. But Kazakh authorities are taking no chances.
Even the Ghost of a Possible Protest Spooks Kazakhstan
Nazarbayev Won't Be Kazakhstan's Next President...Or Will He?
June 22, 2018
Nazarbayev Won't Be Kazakhstan's Next President...Or Will He?
Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev, head of the Kazakh Senate, suggested Nazarbayev won't run in 2020 -- then walked the comment back.
Nazarbayev Won't Be Kazakhstan's Next President...Or Will He?
An Afternoon in Almaty and Justice in Kazakhstan
June 22, 2018
An Afternoon in Almaty and Justice in Kazakhstan
Iskander Yerimbetov’s counsel recounts his client’s latest court hearing.
An Afternoon in Almaty and Justice in Kazakhstan
Carefully, Kazakhstan Confronts China About Kazakhs in Xinjiang Re-Education Camps
June 14, 2018
Carefully, Kazakhstan Confronts China About Kazakhs in Xinjiang Re-Education Camps
Astana can't afford to push Beijing too hard, even on behalf of its own citizens detained in Xinjiang re-education camps.
Carefully, Kazakhstan Confronts China About Kazakhs in Xinjiang Re-Education Camps
Chinese Companies’ Central Asian Survival Strategy
June 14, 2018
Chinese Companies’ Central Asian Survival Strategy
In Central Asia, Chinese companies can score financing from both Beijing and local capitals. But is anyone profiting?
Chinese Companies’ Central Asian Survival Strategy
Will OPEC Ease Production Cut Agreement Early?
June 05, 2018
Will OPEC Ease Production Cut Agreement Early?
OPEC and non-OPEC oil majors meet later this month to decide on ending production cut scheme early
Will OPEC Ease Production Cut Agreement Early?
Copied Free Birds: Plagiarism Allegations Hit Kazakhstan's Government Again
May 30, 2018
Copied Free Birds: Plagiarism Allegations Hit Kazakhstan's Government Again
Complaints about plagiarism and a thirst for free press go hand in hand in Kazakhstan.
Copied Free Birds: Plagiarism Allegations Hit Kazakhstan's Government Again
Seizing Economic Opportunities in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan
May 24, 2018
Seizing Economic Opportunities in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan
If Astana and Tashkent can tackle long-term obstacles to growth, there’s great potential in the region.
Seizing Economic Opportunities in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan
Kazakhstan's Small Lenders Suffer Financial Crunch
May 11, 2018
Kazakhstan's Small Lenders Suffer Financial Crunch
Strongly criticized by the president, some small banks in Kazakhstan are asking for help from the state to withstand a liquidity crisis.
Kazakhstan's Small Lenders Suffer Financial Crunch
Kazakhstan's Energy Company Continues to Borrow to Survive
April 30, 2018
Kazakhstan's Energy Company Continues to Borrow to Survive
A recent Eurobond issue piles up on Kazmunaigas' debt, signaling just how dependent Kazakhstan's oil and gas giant is on borrowed capital.
Kazakhstan's Energy Company Continues to Borrow to Survive
From Bad to Worse: Press Freedom in Eurasia Continues to Decline
April 26, 2018
From Bad to Worse: Press Freedom in Eurasia Continues to Decline
Uzbekistan is the only Central Asian country to see improvement, but it's still near the bottom of the rankings.
From Bad to Worse: Press Freedom in Eurasia Continues to Decline
Kazakhstan's Elderly Opposition Tries Something New
April 18, 2018
Kazakhstan's Elderly Opposition Tries Something New
Behind the mecenatismo of a former prime minister, Kazakhstan’s opposition figures find a new platform in Brussels.
Kazakhstan's Elderly Opposition Tries Something New
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