Monthly Archive

October 2015

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 8 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
Events and opinions

Kazakhstan’s Love Affair with China Reaches New Heights

On August 31 Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks with Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev in Beijing, with the pair agreeing to build stronger ties. Xi welcomed Nazarbayev to China for his state... read more..

Events and opinions

Mugabe controversially wins Chinese peace prize

The Chinese alternative to the Nobel Peace Prize has gone to “a war-monger ... and a sadist who delights in the misery of the people”, said one critic of the award. At an award ceremony held at a hot... read more..

Events and opinions

Taliban Advances Raise Alarm in Turkmenistan

Since September 28, Afghan security forces have struggled to wrest control of Kunduz, capital of Kunduz province, from its seizure by the Taliban. As Kunduz adjoins Afghanistan’s frontier with Tajikis... read more..

Events and opinions

Why Is a Kazakh Bank Suing a New York Developer?

Kazakhstan’s BTA Bank and the city of Almaty are suing a New York real estate developer, claiming he helped launder money. Earlier this week, Kazakhstan’s BTA Bank joined the city of Almaty, Kazakhst... read more..

Events and opinions

What Are Russia’s Grand Designs in Central Asia?

While international attention has focused on Russian military operations in Ukraine and Syria, Moscow has also been involved in a flurry of diplomatic and security initiatives to address the growing i... read more..

Special projects

Losing control in the Caucasus. Russia’s involvement in a conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan is likely to do more harm than good.

Nagorno-Karabakh, the former Soviet Union’s oldest and most dangerous conflict, is waking up again. The 1994 ceasefire between Armenia and Azerbaijan is under severe strain. Where there was occasional... read more..

Events and opinions

The glass pyramid that reveals Kazakhstan's ambitions

Oil money is rolling into Kazakhstan, and new architectural landmarks in the capital city, Astana, reveal the country's economic aspirations. Jonathan Fryer recently visited the central Asian country ... read more..


Getting Their Money Out

Continuing a discussion on the role of money-laundering and the housing bubble. LA Biz Journal. “Economists at UCLA Anderson School of Management foresee healthy growth for the nation’s economy over t... read more..

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