Monthly Archive

August 2015

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 16 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
Events and opinions

Putin’s Free-Trade Bloc Frays as Ex-Soviet Satellites Spar

Kazakhstan sent its currency lower last week after businesses complained that Russian companies had flooded domestic markets with cheaper goods. In Belarus, the Eurasian Economic Union’s last founding... read more..

Events and opinions

The Secret Behind Putin's Modesty

Soon, Muscovites will get to choose the location of an enormous, 24-meter tall monument of Prince Vladimir the Great. They will be able to vote via a smartphone app between three different locations i... read more..

Events and opinions

Kazakhstan: Row at President's University Dents Claim to Academic Independence

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev watches a student raise her graduation diploma over her head during the first graduation ceremony at Nazarbayev University in Astana. When Kazakhstan opened ... read more..


China syndrome: how the slowdown could spread to the Brics and beyond

Emerging markets, once the world’s great economic hope, could see the good times end as Beijing falters. We look at which countries are most vulnerable to the 21st century’s next financial crisis ... read more..


Kazakh PM Sees Oil-Nation Currency Pegs Axed as Crude Falls

“At the end of the day, most of the oil-producing countries will go into the free floating regime,” including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, Karim Massimov said in an interview on Saturday... read more..

Events and opinions

Azerbaijan to Battle World Media with the Turkic News Network

Step aside, CNN, and make room, Al Jazeera: an international news network is coming to break the current "monopoly" on news and promote a Turkic point of view. Media scholars like John Merrill ma... read more..


More Pain Expected for Kazakhstan's Sliding Currency

Unlike Russia’s ruble, Kazakhstan’s national currency has for several months managed to hold ground against the dollar, only for it to now slump dramatically and spread alarm of more retreats. Seve... read more..

Events and opinions

Kyrgyzstan Stumbles at Start to Eurasian Union Era

For all the ceremony that marked Kyrgyzstan’s entry into the Eurasian Economic Union, not much appears to have changed on the border with the only neighboring fellow member, Kazakhstan. Speaking ... read more..

Events and opinions

Statue of Russian Tsar Sparks Controversy in Kazakhstan

A row has erupted in northern Kazakhstan over the erection of a monument to Russian Tsar Nicholas II, who is reviled by many Kazakhs for his association with the bloody suppression of an uprising in 1... read more..

Political process

Could a Ukraine style crisis happen in Kazakhstan?

The Kazakh government has a delicate balancing act between Russia and China, according to an opinion article by David Clark in The New Statesman, Britain’s weekly current affairs magazine, on August 4... read more..

Events and opinions

‘Dasht-I-Kipchak: Secret Signs’ film presented in the USA

On August 4, 2015 at the George Washington University, the Kazakh Research Institute of Culture supported by the Embassy of Kazakhstan to the USA held the premiere screening of the two-part documentar... read more..

Political process

Extradition as a political tool

CIS states, such as Russia and Kazakhstan, have sought to manipulate the extradition process in order to persecute opponents, write Ben Keith and Rebecca Niblock. In 1947, US lawyer Martin Richmo... read more..

Political process

Kazakhstan Goes After Opposition Media in New York Federal Court

The government of Kazakhstan tries to use a U.S. federal statute to take down an opposition newspaper. Central Asia may be one of the least economically integrated regions extant, but the countri... read more..

Political process

How Kazakhstan can make geopolitical waves

Small and medium-size states such as Kazakhstan survive and do well when, like good surfers, they learn to ride and take advantage of new geopolitical waves. Conversely, they fail when they ignore the... read more..


End corrupt money in uk property

The UK Government should establish transparency over who owns the companies that own so much property in the UK. Before completing a purchase on a property, overseas companies should be required to su... read more..

Events and opinions

Some Kazakhs Celebrate The Loss Of The 2022 Winter Olympics

There was a moment of drama in global sports on Friday, when the International Olympic Committee chose Beijing to host the 2022 Winter Games. The loser was Almaty, Kazakhstan, a major city in an ... read more..

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