Monthly Archive

July 2010

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Events and opinions

Donors to give Kyrgyzstan $1.1 billion in aid to rebuild country after months of instability

International donors pledged $1.1 billion in aid Tuesday to help Kyrgyzstan rebuild after months of political and ethnic violence. The aid will be allotted over just 30 months — good news that is... read more..

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Kazakhstan And The OSCE Can Take The Lead In Kyrgyzstan

This summer's Kyrgyz-Uzbek clashes in southern Kyrgyzstan presented the gravest threat to Central Asian security since the Tajik civil war of the 1990s. Reportedly, about 3,000 people died and more th... read more..

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Kyrgyz police detain ex-president's brother

Police in Kyrgyzstan have detained a brother of deposed President Kurmanbek Bakiyev, authorities said Thursday — the latest effort to solidify control over the country's tense south and dismantle the ... read more..

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OSCE to send police monitors to Kyrgyzstan

VIENNA/ALMATY (Reuters) - Europe's main security body on Thursday backed plans to send 52 unarmed police officers to help restore peace in southern Kyrgyzstan, a month after the worst bloodshed in the... read more..

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Tengiz is still running at only half speed. A big oil field in Central Asia isn't earning what Chevron planned on.

ATYRAU, KAZAKHSTAN — A single oil field here in Central Asia stands ready to produce nearly as many barrels each day as the entire Gulf of Mexico does, with less danger to the environment. But 30... read more..

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Kazakhstan Secures OSCE Summit Commitment

Kazakhstan has achieved a cherished foreign policy goal, securing a commitment to host an Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe summit this fall. Kazakhstani Foreign Minister Kanat ... read more..

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China Seeks Copper, Tungsten, Chromium in Central Asia, Ernst & Young Says

Central Asia, holder of some of the largest deposits of rare metals such as tungsten and chromium, is increasingly an investment target for China because of low regulatory hurdles and transport cost, ... read more..

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US Ambassador Demonstrates Support for Karachaganak Group

ALMATY, Kazakhstan -(Dow Jones)- The U.S. ambassador to Kazakhstan traveled to western Kazakhstan Tuesday to visit and demonstrate U.S. support for Karachaganak Operating Company, or KPO, which is cur... read more..

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Kazakhstan's oil grab

Chevron shareholders say - suggestion of illegal overproduction is without merit Kazakhstan has trotted out a time-tested regional approach to obtaining an equity stake in an oilfield controlled ... read more..

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Kazakhstan Oil Reserves Too Rich for Tax to Deter Chevron: Energy Markets

Kazakhstan's oil reserves may be too valuable for an export-tax increase to deter companies from drilling for crude in the former Soviet republic. The country, the world's fourth-fastest growing ... read more..

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Turkey becomes global power in construction

Turkey sees its influence rising in construction projects as well as diplomatic affairs An army of Turkish cranes and bulldozers is at work across the Middle East, Central Asia and Africa, buildi... read more..

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Oil Consultant Giffen Returns to Court in Delayed Kazakhstan Bribery Case

 Oil consultant Jim Giffen, whose arrest 7 1/2 years ago in an international bribery case threatened U.S. relations with a key Central Asia ally, is set to return to court today for at least the 20th ... read more..

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Kazakhstan wins right to bring world's leaders to Astana

 Kazakh foreign minister Kanat Saudabayev, who is acting chair of the OSCE, said the summit would be a "new and very important milestone in the life of our organisation". Kazakhstan has been lobb... read more..

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Philip Morris profitiert von Kinderarbeit in Kasachstan

Der weltweit größte Zigarettenhersteller Philip Morris kauft in Kasachstan Tabak von Zulieferern, die Kinder und Wanderarbeiter ausbeuten. Der SPIEGEL fand bei Recherchen vor Ort verheerende Verhältni... read more..

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The Cost of Corruption President Nazarbayev, co-conspirator in largest corruption trial in US history

As legislators from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) member states gathered in Oslo on July 6 for the annual session of the organization's Parliamentary Assembly, led by ... read more..

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Kazakh Capital Gets 'King Among Tents'

ASTANA, Kazakhstan — Swimming on the steppe? In Kazakhstan's showpiece capital, it seems nothing is impossible. Khan Shatyr, billed as the world's biggest tent, is the latest addition to Astana's... read more..

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Chevron accusations a sign Kazakhstan wants more money

Kazakhstan oil ministry accusations that a Chevron-led venture is pumping too much oil are the latest signs the government wants more money from production sharing agreements it considers unfair. ... read more..

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Kazakhstan Shows More Style than Substance in Addressing Kyrgyz Crisis

When Kazakhstan assumed the 2010 chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), officials in Astana touted their country's capabilities as a regional diplomatic troubl... read more..

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Together with Freedom House, Global Witness, and the Norwegian Helsinki Committee, the Eurasia Democracy Initiative held a briefing on the margins of the 19th Session OSCE Parliamentary Meeting in Osl... read more..


The Costs of Corruption: The Erosion of Freedoms and Governance in Eurasia

A Joint Statement by Freedom House, Global Witness, the Norwegian Helsinki Committee and the Eurasian Democracy Initiative for the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly in Oslo As the Parliamentary Ass read more..

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