Monthly Archive

September 2017

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 11 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
Events and opinions

Fugitive Kazakh clan has deep ties to Trump associates

A powerful Kazakh family and a developer linked to Donald Trump enlisted the law firm of a high-profile Trump confidante to create a web of offshore companies designed to minimize taxes. The firm: ... read more..


Will He Step Down? Mugabe Now The World’s Oldest Head Of State

Terrence Mawawa The President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, this week became the third longest serving non-royal ruler in the world replacing Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Sant... read more..

Events and opinions

Spies, lies and the oligarch: inside London’s booming secrets industry

In 2009, a fugitive Kazakh oligarch arranged a meeting in London with the head of an international private intelligence agency. 1. The Kazakh connection Mukhtar Ablyazov, a slim man in his mid-for... read more..

Events and opinions

Eurasia's Latest Economic Reboot Can Be Found In Uzbekistan

Eurasia has become a hot spot on the map because of China's Silk Road initiative. The region's most populated country, once closed to the world, is now looking to reboot itself following generations o... read more..

Events and opinions

Kazakhstan FA vice-president Aisultan Nazarbayev admits battle with drugs

One of Kazakhstan's top football officials has admitted he had been in a battle with drug addiction. Aisultan Nazarbayev, who is vice-president of the football federation, has shocked the country b... read more..

Events and opinions

Can a Giant Science Fair Transform Kazakhstan’s Economy?

With Expo 2017, the former Soviet Republic is trying to wean itself from oil and create a new global financial hub. By day, the huge and gleaming sphere looks like the spaceship of aliens who may n... read more..


The Azerbaijani Laundromat

The Azerbaijani Laundromat is a complex money-laundering operation and slush fund that handled $2.9 billion over a two-year period through four shell companies registered in the UK. The scheme was ... read more..


Europol Urges EU Financial Agencies to Enhance Money Laundering Investigations

Europol called Tuesday for tighter money laundering control saying in 2014 banks had reported one million suspicious transactions to authorities but only 10 percent of them were investigated. The E... read more..

Events and opinions

Ablyazov, now free to travel, goes on counter-attack

Mukhtar Ablyazov, who is being pursued by the Kazakh government for alleged fraud, was taken off Interpol's red list at the end of July and is now free to travel. Interpol concluded that his presen... read more..

Events and opinions

The Kazakhgate Relay: From Bulat Utemuratov to Mukhtar Ablyazov

Who is behind the Kazakhgate scandal in the Belgian media? OSI revealed one name so far: that of the Kazakh oligarch Bulat Utemuratov, who orchestrated it in late 1990s and early 2000s.  (http... read more..

Events and opinions

Special Counsel Mueller Should Also Investigate Trump’s Corruption In $4.5 Billion 1MDB Scandal

Special Counsel Robert Mueller is perhaps the most feared person whom President Donald Trump wishes he could fire. But unlike the sacking of FBI Director James Comey, it would not be so easy to axe Mu... read more..

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