Monthly Archive

May 2017

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 6 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
Events and opinions

One Belt, One Road, Many Bribes?

The Beijing airport is still draped with One Belt, One Road banners, a week after the close of the summit here devoted to the massive transcontinental infrastructure initiative. Launched in 2013, Pres... read more..

Events and opinions

Kazakh court sentences labour union leader to two years in prison

A court in Kazakhstan on May 16 sentenced a labour union leader at the Oil Construction Company (OCC), Amin Eleusinov, to two years in prison after convicting him of embezzlement and of publicly ins read more..

Events and opinions

Under the Radar: Switching alphabets to SMEs, Kazakhstan’s plans for 2017 and beyond

A cross-the-board look at Kazakhstan’s economic turnaround in 2017 and beyond as the country powers ahead with its ambitious reform agenda. On January 30th, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev an... read more..

Events and opinions

Trump’s Kazakh connection

Is a former mob-connected hustler—a real estate developer who in 2010 worked on the same floor as Donald Trump as his “senior advisor”—threatening to spill some beans that could harm the president’s r... read more..

Political process

Marking a Year After Protests in Kazakhstan

Freedom of the press, a devastating landslide, meeting a manaschi, and a special bonus; weekend reads. Central Asia weekend recommended reads and listens: A Year After the Protests in Kazakhstan: RF... read more..

Events and opinions

Why does Turkey want to join the Eurasian Union?

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu states that Ankara and Moscow have come to an agreement on the purchase of the Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile defense system. A number of Russian exper... read more..

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