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What Does Kazakhstan’s Presidential Election Mean for the US?
June 18, 2019

What Does Kazakhstan’s Presidential Election Mean for the US?

By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from George Voloshin.

Kyrgyzstan Out, Central Asia In: Parsing CENTCOM’s 2018 Posture Statement
March 17, 2018

Kyrgyzstan Out, Central Asia In: Parsing CENTCOM’s 2018 Posture Statement

By Catherine Putz
With a new South Asia strategy guiding operations, how does Central Asia figure into CENTCOM’s activities?
Nazarbayev Goes to Washington
January 17, 2018

Nazarbayev Goes to Washington

By Catherine Putz
Bilateral trade, Afghanistan, and North Korea's nukes were on the agenda.

Trump to Host Kazakh President Next Week
January 11, 2018

Trump to Host Kazakh President Next Week

By Catherine Putz
The visit will be Nursultan Nazarbayev's first under the presidency of Donald Trump.

Felix Sater and Trump's Strange Kazakh Connections
July 11, 2017

Felix Sater and Trump's Strange Kazakh Connections

By Casey Michel
Felix Sater, a felon and “fixer” for post-Soviet actors, is apparently cooperating with investigators.

How Trump Is Connected to a Kazakh Corruption Scandal
April 07, 2017

How Trump Is Connected to a Kazakh Corruption Scandal

By Casey Michel
The city of Almaty says former mayor Viktor Khrapunov stole millions and invested via shell companies in U.S. real estate.

Why Did Peace Corps Leave Kazakhstan?
April 05, 2017

Why Did Peace Corps Leave Kazakhstan?

By Casey Michel
In 2011, Peace Corps left Kazakhstan. Newly surfaced documents shed light on the real reasons why.
In 2017, What Does CENTCOM Care About in Central Asia?
March 11, 2017

In 2017, What Does CENTCOM Care About in Central Asia?

By Catherine Putz
A new year, a new posture statement to parse.

What's Behind the Influx of Glittering Kazakhstan Op-Eds?
December 16, 2016

What's Behind the Influx of Glittering Kazakhstan Op-Eds?

By Casey Michel
Perhaps the country's 25th independence anniversary and new leadership coming to Washington.

Trump and Nazarbayev’s ‘Miracle’ Chat
December 05, 2016

Trump and Nazarbayev’s ‘Miracle’ Chat

By Casey Michel
The next US president seems to have a predilection for praising autocrats.

What to Expect From US Central Asia Policy Under President Trump
November 14, 2016

What to Expect From US Central Asia Policy Under President Trump

By Casey Michel
More of the same policy of neglect, save for added mutual admiration of authoritarian tactics and kleptocratic expansion.
Trump's Ties to Transnational Corruption
October 20, 2016

Trump's Ties to Transnational Corruption

By Casey Michel
A bit more light on the manner in which post-Soviet elites access American property markets, and presidential nominees.

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