Monthly Archive

May 2010

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 15 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
Events and opinions

Putin urges Kyrgyzstan to end political uncertainty

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Saturday urged Kyrgyzstan's interim leaders to end political uncertainty, saying Moscow was considering more aid for the embattled Central Asian state. Kyrgyzstan... read more..

Events and opinions

Nurturing Central Asia's Democratic Blossom

Kyrgyzstan's new government could inspire its neighbors, with Europe's help. Is Central Asian democracy an oxymoron? After the collapse of the Soviet Union, sweeping changes have come to the regi... read more..

Events and opinions

Kazakhstan Eyes Failing Grade at Mid-Term

The old saying that if you keep expectations low, you will never be disappointed may go a long way towards explaining what the 56 member states of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Euro... read more..

Events and opinions

Kazakhstan president granted immunity as 'Leader of the Nation'

Kazakhstan has made its president "Leader of the nation", granting him immunity from any prosecution, just weeks before it is due to chair a major international conference on democracy and human right... read more..

Events and opinions

Prince Andrew 'WAS involved in Sunninghill sale'

Prince Andrew was involved in the controversial sale of his former home to an oil tycoon for £3million more than the market price, it was claimed yesterday. The allegation from Goga Ashkenazi, wh... read more..

Political process

Kazakhs marching in step with the Americans?

Discussions of the military aspect of Kazakhstan's "multi-vector diplomacy" usually conclude that, whatever happens with oil and gas and other trade, the country's armed forces are likely to remain or... read more..

Events and opinions

Kazakhstan boosts president power

Deputies in Kazakhstan have approved a bill granting more powers to the country's president by titling him the "leader of the nation". The bill will give President Nursultan Nazarbayev immunity f... read more..

Events and opinions

Kazakhstan 'Breaks Pledge' To Reopen Border With Kyrgyzstan

The Kyrgyz-Kazakh border remains closed despite what Bishkek says was an agreement between the two countries' leaders to reopen it, RFE/RL's Kyrgyz Service reports. Roza Otunbaeva, the leader of ... read more..

Events and opinions

Russia Making New Push in Caspian Basin Energy Sector

Russian leaders are hoping that the launch of the country's first major Caspian Sea off-shore energy development project will re-invigorate the Kremlin's overall oil-and-gas strategy for the region. ... read more..

Events and opinions

Kazakhstan’s Parliament May Expand Presidential Powers

Kazakhstan's parliament is mulling legislative changes that would bestow vast, new powers on the incumbent president, Nursultan Nazarbayev. In addition to granting Nazarbayev the title of "leader of t... read more..

Events and opinions

Moody’s downgrades five Kazakh financial institutions

Moody's Investors Service has concluded its review for possible downgrade of six Kazakh financial institutions with the downgrade of the ratings of five financial institutions. Four of these inst... read more..

Events and opinions

Kazakh Lawmakers Want President Named 'Leader Of The Nation'

The proposal protects Nazarbaev from any prosecution for criminal wrongdoing Three Kazakh parliament deputies today proposed giving President Nursultan Nazarbaev the official title "Leader of the... read more..

Events and opinions

Kyrgyzstan investigates U.S. air base fuel supplies

Kyrgyzstan's interim government said Tuesday it had launched a criminal inquiry into firms supplying fuel to the U.S. air base in the Central Asian nation, which prosecutors say belong to the family o... read more..

Events and opinions

Kyrgyzstan orders ousted leader's extradition

Bakiyev said Russia is anger over his decision to keep open U.S. air base Kyrgyzstan's interim government said on Tuesday it has ordered prosecutors to seek the extradition of former president Ku... read more..

Events and opinions

Key political risks to watch in Kazakhstan

Nazarbayev has not identified any potential successors and this issue is the biggest long-term risk An intensifying succession struggle among Kazakhstan's political elite and the government's inc... read more..

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