Monthly Archive

June 2011

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 14 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
Events and opinions

Workers Fight Massive Crackdown

ASTANA, Jun 29, 2011 (IPS) - Workers striking in what has been described as the biggest organised threat to Kazakhstan's authoritarian regime in the last decade are being beaten by hired thugs as the ... read more..

Events and opinions

KMG EP reduces output forecast due to strike

(SRI) - KazMunaiGas Exploration Production (KMG EP) expects its 2011 crude oil production to fall 4% lower than previously planned 13.5 million tonnes as a strike at a major field enters a second mont read more..

Events and opinions

Shygys 2011: The Mysterious “Hypothetical Opponent”

As part of Kazakhstan's bilateral defense cooperation with Russia, elements of their armed forces frequently participate in joint military exercises as well as within wider multilateral formats. Shygy... read more..

Events and opinions

Kazakhstan Again Seeks Extradition Of Aliev From Austria

ASTANA -- Kazakhstan has sent another request to the Austrian government calling for the extradition of Rakhat Aliev, the former son-in-law of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev, RFE/RL's Kazakh Ser... read more..

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UK court sentences Ablyazov’s brother-in-law to 18 months in prison

(SRI) - The High Court in London has sentenced Syrym Shalabayev, brother-in-law of ex-BTA Bank head Mukhtar Ablyazov, to 18 months in prison in connection with allegations of a multi-billion dollar fr read more..

Events and opinions

Eni, Saipem caught up in bribery probe

MILAN, Italy, June 23 (UPI) -- A former manager at Italian energy company Eni said executives received bribes in Kazakhstan, which sparked similar investigations in Kuwait and Iraq. Mario Reali, th... read more..

Events and opinions

Kazakh Torture Victim and Activist Speaks Out Against Torture at the Harriman Institut

 June 3, 2011, the Harriman Institute hosted the Kazakh anti-torture activist Petr Afanasenko. Afanasenko began his activism career after he was arrested and subjected to a 48-hour period of non-stop ... read more..

Events and opinions

Kazakhstan: Lots of Muck to Go Around

Rakhat Aliyev, the scandal-prone former son-in-law of Kazakhstani President Nursultan Nazarbayev, has stirred up trouble in his homeland and in Europe. Now, he's tried to make waves in Washington. But... read more..

Events and opinions

Kazakh Officers in Afghanistan? Not So Fast.

Kazakhstan's proposed deployment of a handful of officers to Afghanistan has hit a snag; the country's upper house in the parliament has rejected the bill to send the troops, a couple of weeks after t... read more..

Events and opinions

Kazakhstan: Puzzling Blasts Stir Fears of Islamic Radicalism

Following two deadly explosions in Kazakhstan, investigators and officials remain tight-lipped over their probes, only insistently ruling out terrorism. Many, however, are finding the hazy explanation... read more..

Events and opinions

The world's enduring dictators: Nursultan A. Nazarbayev, Kazakhstan

This is an installment in the WorldWatch series, "The world's enduring dictators," inspired by events in Tunisia and Egypt, in which takes a look at the men who continue to rule their land... read more..

Events and opinions

Conflict surrounding a “secret” report in the Aliyev case

Lawyer Gabriel Lansky says that the domestic authorities have helped murderers to escape in the Rakhat Aliyev case and announced that charges were being brought in connection with the former Kazakh am... read more..

Events and opinions

Is the Kazakhstan Government Secretly Funding Members of Congress? POGO Asks Attorney General to Investigate

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Allegations that the government of Kazakhstan may have set up a slush fund to influence members of Congress are serious enough to warrant a federal investigation, the Project On Gover... read more..

Events and opinions

Kazakhstan: Astana Sees Free-Trade Zone as Antidote to Dutch Disease

A grandiose project is rising in a sleepy corner of Central Asia, where southeastern Kazakhstan meets northwestern China. Officials in Astana hope the multi-billion dollar initiative can transform a p... read more..

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