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The Jobless of Zhanaozen Are Still Demanding Justice in Kazakhstan
March 31, 2022

The Jobless of Zhanaozen Are Still Demanding Justice in Kazakhstan

By Paolo Sorbello and Almas Kaisar
Worker disputes and demands for fair employment policies have continued since the violence of 2011. 

Workers’ Rights Denied in Kazakhstan: Zhanaozen’s Legacy
December 15, 2021

Workers’ Rights Denied in Kazakhstan: Zhanaozen’s Legacy

By Mihra Rittmann
The trajectory of labor rights restriction in Kazakhstan can be traced to what happened in Zhanaozen in 2011 -- and the aftermath. 
Kazakhstan: What Happened in Zhanaozen?
December 01, 2021

Kazakhstan: What Happened in Zhanaozen?

By Zholdas Orisbayev
Ten years after the Zhanaozen massacre, has justice been served?

Brief Detention, Fine, and Regional Ban for French Journalist Looking Into Zhanaozen
October 01, 2018

Brief Detention, Fine, and Regional Ban for French Journalist Looking Into Zhanaozen

By Catherine Putz
Seven years later, Zhanaozen remains a sensitive issue in Kazakhstan.

Miners Strike in Central Kazakhstan, Protesting Bad Work Conditions and Pay
December 15, 2017

Miners Strike in Central Kazakhstan, Protesting Bad Work Conditions and Pay

By Paolo Sorbello
The company reacted by suing the workers after three days of stalled talks.

Kazakhstan's Love-Hate Relationship With Social Media
March 23, 2017

Kazakhstan's Love-Hate Relationship With Social Media

By Nurseit Niyazbekov
Kazakhstan’s government is using social media to tame rebellion.

Why Kazakhstan Goes to Court in the United States
February 07, 2017

Why Kazakhstan Goes to Court in the United States

By Casey Michel
Kazakhstan, over the past few years, has filed repeated lawsuits with American courts against opposition actors.
Kazakhstan’s Zhanaozen Syndrome
December 09, 2016

Kazakhstan’s Zhanaozen Syndrome

By Cholpon Orozobekova
Astana is taking harsh moves against freedom of assembly and international community is raising concerns.

Pressure Works: Kazakh Opposition Leader Released on Parole
August 22, 2016

Pressure Works: Kazakh Opposition Leader Released on Parole

By Catherine Putz
Vladimir Kozlov thanked the European Union for its help in pushing for his release.

Kazakhstan: Oil Workers Strike in Zhanaozen
July 29, 2016

Kazakhstan: Oil Workers Strike in Zhanaozen

By Catherine Putz
The strike--while brief--is another note in a litany of economic-based public frustrations.

Digging Into Stalin's Secrets
July 09, 2016

Digging Into Stalin's Secrets

By Catherine Putz
Kazakhstan's convincing national narrative, Atambayev's music debut, a fascinating story tying the steppe to Hawaii; weekend reads.
Kazakhstan Changes Tone on Unrest
June 14, 2016

Kazakhstan Changes Tone on Unrest

By William Beacom
Does Nazarbayev’s statement on the Aktobe incident signal a move toward the illiberal?

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