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Former Kazakh Economy Minister Sentenced to 10 Years on Corruption Charges
March 15, 2018
Former Kazakh Economy Minister Sentenced to 10 Years on Corruption Charges
Kuandyk Bishimbayev, a young rising political star, faced a rapid downfall after being accused of embezzlement.
Former Kazakh Economy Minister Sentenced to 10 Years on Corruption Charges
Prominent US Human Rights Lawyer Takes Up Case of Jailed Kazakh Businessman
January 26, 2018
Prominent US Human Rights Lawyer Takes Up Case of Jailed Kazakh Businessman
Jared Genser's firm described Iskander Yerimbetov as "a hostage" of the Kazakh state who had been subjected to torture.
Prominent US Human Rights Lawyer Takes Up Case of Jailed Kazakh Businessman
Nazarbayev Goes to Washington
January 17, 2018
Nazarbayev Goes to Washington
Bilateral trade, Afghanistan, and North Korea's nukes were on the agenda.
Nazarbayev Goes to Washington
Trump to Host Kazakh President Next Week
January 11, 2018
Trump to Host Kazakh President Next Week
The visit will be Nursultan Nazarbayev's first under the presidency of Donald Trump.
Trump to Host Kazakh President Next Week
Apologies and Blame: Former Economy Minister on Trial in Kazakhstan for Corruption
January 09, 2018
Apologies and Blame: Former Economy Minister on Trial in Kazakhstan for Corruption
Kuandyk Bishimbayev, accused of bribery and embezzlement, maintains his innocence.
Apologies and Blame: Former Economy Minister on Trial in Kazakhstan for Corruption
Jeenbekov and Nazarbayev Put Kyrgyz-Kazakh Relations Back on Track
December 28, 2017
Jeenbekov and Nazarbayev Put Kyrgyz-Kazakh Relations Back on Track
With a two-day visit to Astana, the Kyrgyz president and his Kazakh counterpart steer relations back to normal.
Jeenbekov and Nazarbayev Put Kyrgyz-Kazakh Relations Back on Track
Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan Make Up, Move Forward
December 05, 2017
Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan Make Up, Move Forward
The border problem was rooted in preexisting issues, but was sparked and solved by politics alone.
Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan Make Up, Move Forward
Are Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan on the Path Back to Brotherly Relations?
December 02, 2017
Are Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan on the Path Back to Brotherly Relations?
At the highest levels, yes. But the memories will linger.
Are Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan on the Path Back to Brotherly Relations?
Currency Wars Along the Silk Road
July 27, 2017
Currency Wars Along the Silk Road
Which will emerge on top in Central Asia: the dollar, the yuan, or even Bitcoin?
Currency Wars Along the Silk Road
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
Now Under the Nazarbayev Brand: Astana's Airport
June 27, 2017
Now Under the Nazarbayev Brand: Astana's Airport
Kazakhstan renamed Astana's international airport after the first and current president of the country, Nursultan Nazarbayev.
Now Under the Nazarbayev Brand: Astana's Airport
Mukhtar Ablyazov Convicted in Absentia
June 08, 2017
Mukhtar Ablyazov Convicted in Absentia
If Mukhtar Ablyazov envisions an eventual triumphant return to Kazakhstan, things just got more difficult.
Mukhtar Ablyazov Convicted in Absentia
Restructuring of Kazakhstan's Banking Sector Continues
May 23, 2017
Restructuring of Kazakhstan's Banking Sector Continues
Aftershocks of the crisis continue to rock the country's financial sector after a buyout and rumors of another merger.
Restructuring of Kazakhstan's Banking Sector Continues
What's Next for the Belt and Road in Central Asia?
May 17, 2017
What's Next for the Belt and Road in Central Asia?
Three regional presidents attended the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing last weekend.
What's Next for the Belt and Road in Central Asia?
Kazakhstan Set for Economic Recovery, But What Next?
May 12, 2017
Kazakhstan Set for Economic Recovery, But What Next?
As Astana enters an upturn, sustaining reform momentum will be vital as will confronting corruption.
Kazakhstan Set for Economic Recovery, But What Next?
Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and the Hope of Regionalism
May 05, 2017
Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and the Hope of Regionalism
Astana and Tashkent are at the heart of regionalism's potential in Central Asia
Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and the Hope of Regionalism
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