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Kazakhstan Jails Another Citizen for Separatist Comments Online
December 07, 2016
Kazakhstan Jails Another Citizen for Separatist Comments Online
Controversial, and insulting, posts on social media have landed another Kazakh in jail.
Kazakhstan Jails Another Citizen for Separatist Comments Online
Nazarbayev the Mediator Sets Sights on Ukraine Crisis
August 18, 2016
Nazarbayev the Mediator Sets Sights on Ukraine Crisis
Crises come and go, but Russia-Kazakhstan remain fast friends.
Nazarbayev the Mediator Sets Sights on Ukraine Crisis
Kazakh-Russian Space Cooperation Muddles Forward
July 15, 2016
Kazakh-Russian Space Cooperation Muddles Forward
A lot can happen between now and 2050, bu don't expect the Russians to leave Baikonur any time soon.
Kazakh-Russian Space Cooperation Muddles Forward
Kazakhstan Gets Thanks for Russia-Turkey Rapprochement
July 06, 2016
Kazakhstan Gets Thanks for Russia-Turkey Rapprochement
Turkish leaders have thanked both Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan for helping bring the two states back together.
Kazakhstan Gets Thanks for Russia-Turkey Rapprochement
Kazakhstan Takes Delivery of (Free) Russian S-300 Missile Defense Systems
June 09, 2016
Kazakhstan Takes Delivery of (Free) Russian S-300 Missile Defense Systems
Moscow has plans for a region-wide air defense system.
Kazakhstan Takes Delivery of (Free) Russian S-300 Missile Defense Systems
Russian Defense Minister Visits Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan
June 08, 2016
Russian Defense Minister Visits Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan
Sergei Shoigu embodies Moscow's concerns about whether Central Asia can manage security, internally and on its periphery.
Russian Defense Minister Visits Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan
Kazakhstan to Get New Helicopters in 2016
June 02, 2016
Kazakhstan to Get New Helicopters in 2016
Kazakhstan gets some good news from Russia.
Kazakhstan to Get New Helicopters in 2016
Russia Paying Less to Lease Kazakh Missile Testing Sites
March 08, 2016
Russia Paying Less to Lease Kazakh Missile Testing Sites
Agreements signed last year lower the rent and downsize the territory rented by Moscow.
Russia Paying Less to Lease Kazakh Missile Testing Sites
The Russia-Kazakhstan-Turkey Triangle
February 10, 2016
The Russia-Kazakhstan-Turkey Triangle
A visit and a phone call illustrate that Astana is stuck between Moscow and Ankara.
The Russia-Kazakhstan-Turkey Triangle
Russia Delivers S-300 Missile Defense System to Kazakhstan
December 25, 2015
Russia Delivers S-300 Missile Defense System to Kazakhstan
Plus, the erosion of intel in Afghanistan, Russia's intel sharing with the Taliban, and more defense and security links.
Russia Delivers S-300 Missile Defense System to Kazakhstan
Russia’s Missile Launches and Caspian Politics
October 14, 2015
Russia’s Missile Launches and Caspian Politics
Moscow’s cruise missile launches demonstrated strength--and weakness--in the Caspian corridor.
Russia’s Missile Launches and Caspian Politics
Kazakhstan Deftly Balances Relations with Ukraine and Russia
October 10, 2015
Kazakhstan Deftly Balances Relations with Ukraine and Russia
Astana’s careful diplomatic balance was on display as Ukrainian President Poroshenko paid an official visit.
Kazakhstan Deftly Balances Relations with Ukraine and Russia
China, Russia and the Tussle for Influence in Kazakhstan
March 23, 2015
China, Russia and the Tussle for Influence in Kazakhstan
The two powers are pursuing competing interests in Central Asia.
China, Russia and the Tussle for Influence in Kazakhstan
Russia-Kazakhstan Relations Took a Dive in 2014
December 20, 2014
Russia-Kazakhstan Relations Took a Dive in 2014
Beyond the EEU photo-ops, relations are at their lowest point in the post-Soviet era.
Russia-Kazakhstan Relations Took a Dive in 2014
A Common Currency for the EEU?
December 11, 2014
A Common Currency for the EEU?
Russian officials certainly seem to think so. Others seem less enthused.
A Common Currency for the EEU?
Kazakh Found Among Ukraine Separatists
October 21, 2014
Kazakh Found Among Ukraine Separatists
The presence of an ethnic Kazakh among separatists in Eastern Ukraine is another reason for Astana to worry.
Kazakh Found Among Ukraine Separatists
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