Monthly Archive

February 2017

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

Ukrainian who proposed Russia deal to Trump associates investigated for treason

A Ukrainian lawmaker who met with associates of President Trump about a possible peace deal is now facing a treason investigation. Andrei Artemenko is under scrutiny from investigators for proposin... read more..

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Lawyers For Kazakh President's Late Son-In-Law Vow To Fight On For Murder Probe

Lawyers for the family of Rakhat Aliyev -- the late former lieutenant and son-in-law of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev -- say they still believe he was murdered in an Austrian prison and will co... read more..

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Journalism watchdog calls on Kazakhstan to release jailed editor

Authorities in Kazakhstan should immediately release Zhanbolat Mamay, editor of the independent newspaper Sayasi kalam/Tribuna, the Committee to Protect Journalists said on February 13. Police arre... read more..

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Turkmenistan’s electoral denial

On the eve of another sham election, Turkmenistan’s rulers aren’t taking the need for change seriously. Have they begun to believe their own propaganda? Should we pay any attention to Turkmenista... read more..

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Moody's Negative Outlook on Kazakhstan's Banking System Reflects Heightened Insolvency Risks

Moody's Investors Service's negative outlook on Kazakhstan's banking sector reflects the rating agency's expectation that banks will continue to face solvency risks amid a challenging business environ... read more..

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Why Kazakhstan Goes to Court in the United States

Kazakhstan, over the past few years, has filed repeated lawsuits with American courts against opposition actors. While the recent hacking allegations surrounding Moscow and the U.S. presidential elec... read more..

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Central Asia’s Autocrats Welcome the Age of Trump

The Trump administration’s narrow focus on fighting the Islamic State could see human rights take a back seat as Washington embraces unsavory allies. President Donald Trump’s “America First” foreign ... read more..

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Kazakhstan Going Into Soft Power Overdrive

Kazakhstan made the front pages of international newspapers last month when it hosted the first round of Syria peace talks. The diplomatic initiative is kicking off a year that will see a major PR pus... read more..

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White Collar Crime in Central Asia: The Case of Kazakhstan

Editor's note: This is the fourth part of a series of four articles on white collar crime in Central Asian countries. The first article, on Kyrgyzstan, can be read here. The second article, on Tajikis... read more..

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Kazakhstan: Trial Drives Accused to Self-Immolation

Self-immolation has in recent times become a recurrent gesture of ultimate despair in Kazakhstan. In the latest such case, a ex-employee of the Atyrau regional prosecutor’s office, 37-year old Leila ... read more..

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How To Get Back A Lost $10B: One Bank's Tale In Europe's Biggest Alleged Fraud

Few people have much time for banks right now but spare a thought for BTA Bank of Kazakhstan. Like many other banks it has lost billions of dollars over the last decade.Unlike many of its peers, howev... read more..

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Group of Experts Meets in Kazakhstan to Discuss Syrian Crisis

A delegation of experts is meeting in Kazakhstan's capital to discuss the cease-fire agreement in Syria. Representatives from Russia, Turkey, Iran and the United Nations are in Astana Monday for th... read more..

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