Monthly Archive

December 2014

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 12 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
Events and opinions

Kazakhstan: Nazarbayev Grandson Assumes Astana Power Post

The grandson of President Nursultan Nazarbayev has been parachuted into a top political job in Astana, sparking speculation in Kazakhstan that the aging president may be grooming him as his successo read more..


Chinese, Kazakh deal fosters Silk Road plan

China secured deals worth more than $14 billion to enhance connectivity with Kazakhstan, Central Asia's largest economy, in what is another step forward in efforts to revive the ancient transcontinent... read more..

Events and opinions

Russian Grip Haunts Kazakhs Trying to Escape Ukraine's Fate

Kazakhstan's largest city began life as a Russian fortress. The government is doing all it can to stop it becoming one in future once President Nursultan Nazarbayev's long rule ends.     ... read more..

Events and opinions

Photo of Hollande in Kazakh hat sparks ridicule online

A photo of French President François Hollande dressed in a traditional fur coat and hat given to him by his Kazakh counterpart during a visit to Astana prompted a flurry of jokes on social media on Sa... read more..

Events and opinions

Kazakh Banker Saga Spins Intrigue, Politics, Cash

Traced to a Cote d'Azur villa by private detectives for the bank he once led, the Kazakh oligarch-turned-dissident is dwarfed by the masked French court guards flanking him. He is the smallest man in ... read more..

Events and opinions

Hollande in uranium-rich Kazakhstan to discuss contracts, relations with Russia

French President François Hollande arrived in Kazakhstan on Friday for a two-day visit to a country with vast uranium and gas reserves and infrastructure contracts on offer. NGOs urged him to raise hu... read more..

Events and opinions

Kazakhstan: Nazarbayev Wants to Spend Way out of Slowdown, But How Much Is Enough?

President Nursultan Nazarbayev thinks Kazakhstan can spend its way out of the economic doldrums. Experts, meanwhile, are divided about whether Nazarbayev's plans represent a bold Roosevelt-style New D... read more..

Events and opinions

Kazakhstan: Nazarbayev Paints Rosy Picture of Human Rights

Kazakhstan does not persecute political opponents or attack freedom of expression, President Nursultan Nazarbayev has avowed, fending off awkward questions from journalists during a December 5 visit t... read more..

Events and opinions

Orchestrated throttling of Kazakh opposition weekly

Reporters Without Borders condemns the judicial persecution of the opposition weekly ADAM bol, which was ordered to pay an exorbitant fine yesterday and which was suspended last week in connection wit... read more..


Oil prices drop can adversely affect economy of Kazakhstan, expert says [Trend News Agency, Baku, Azerbaijan :: ]

After the OPEC countries decided not to reduce the quota for oil production, a further drop in oil prices can adversely affect the economy of Kazakhstan, the expert of the Institute of Political Solut... read more..

Events and opinions

Billionaire Mining Mogul Frank Giustra Won’t Be “Another Rich, Dead Dude”

"I don't want to be another rich, dead dude." So said Frank Giustra, the billionaire Canadian philanthropist who recently received the Dalai Lama Humanitarian Award from the Dalai Lama himself. F read more..

Events and opinions

Russia's Eurasian Economic Union Faces Resistance in Central Asia

To Western observers, Russian President Vladimir Putin appears to be caught in a perfect storm: his gamble in Ukraine's Crimea region has left diplomatic ties with the European Union as damaged as the... read more..

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