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2 More Ethnic Kazakhs Who Fled Xinjiang Won’t Be Deported
January 22, 2020

2 More Ethnic Kazakhs Who Fled Xinjiang Won’t Be Deported

By Catherine Putz
Murager Alimuly and Qaster Musakhanuly were given one-year prison sentences, but a Kazakh court declined to deport them.

Another Ethnic Kazakh Escapes Deportation to Xinjiang
January 18, 2020

Another Ethnic Kazakh Escapes Deportation to Xinjiang

By Catherine Putz
A court in Zharkent decided to not deport Tilek Tabarikuly, another ethnic Kazakh who escaped across the border with China.
Documenting the Tragedy in Xinjiang: An Insider’s View of Atajurt
January 16, 2020

Documenting the Tragedy in Xinjiang: An Insider’s View of Atajurt

By Mehmet Volkan Kaşıkçı
Facing monumental challenges, the volunteers of Atajurt have dedicated themselves to advocating for those detained in Xinjiang.

Social Benefits Remain at the Heart of Ongoing Kazakh Frustration
January 13, 2020

Social Benefits Remain at the Heart of Ongoing Kazakh Frustration

By Catherine Putz
Nearly a year after a tragic fire, mothers in Kazakhstan continue to stage protests against insufficient government support.

A Kazakh Dilemma as Beijing Reportedly Seeks Deportation of Former Camp Detainees
January 07, 2020

A Kazakh Dilemma as Beijing Reportedly Seeks Deportation of Former Camp Detainees

By Catherine Putz
As Beijing seeks deportations, ethnic Kazakhs strive to remain out of China’s grasp.

Trouble in the Middle East Prompts Pompeo to Postpone Eastern Europe, Central Asia Trip
January 02, 2020

Trouble in the Middle East Prompts Pompeo to Postpone Eastern Europe, Central Asia Trip

By Catherine Putz
Once again, U.S. foreign policy engagements elsewhere in the world are truncated because of trouble in the Middle East.

What to Expect from US Secretary of State Pompeo’s Upcoming Visit to Central Asia
December 31, 2019

What to Expect from US Secretary of State Pompeo’s Upcoming Visit to Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
After visits to Ukraine and Belarus early in the new year, Pompeo will touch down in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.
12 Killed, Dozens Hurt After Plane Crashes in Kazakhstan
December 27, 2019

12 Killed, Dozens Hurt After Plane Crashes in Kazakhstan

By Associated Press
The morning crash took place shortly after takeoff near Almaty, Kazakhstan.

A Look Back at 2019 in Central Asia
December 26, 2019

A Look Back at 2019 in Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
How did I do on my outlook for Central Asia 2019?

Kazakhstan’s Authorities Draw a Line During Independence Day Protests 
December 24, 2019

Kazakhstan’s Authorities Draw a Line During Independence Day Protests 

By Paolo Sorbello
The goalposts keep moving as President Tokayev promised reforms that would make it easier for political and civic activists to plan rallies.

Kazakhstan on China’s Diplomatic Silk Road
December 12, 2019

Kazakhstan on China’s Diplomatic Silk Road

By Catherine Putz
A new report highlights Kazakhstan as receiving the greatest volume and diversity of Beijing’s public diplomacy activities in South and Central Asia.
Kazakhstan: Reaching Out to Central Asian Neighbors
December 04, 2019

Kazakhstan: Reaching Out to Central Asian Neighbors

By Annette Bohr
Despite its regional outreach, Kazakhstan's diplomatic priority will remain Russia, China, and Europe.

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