Monthly Archive

October 2017

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 20 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
Events and opinions


For close to a year, the U.S.-Russian focus has centered around whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia in an effort to undermine Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. However, in a turn... read more..

Events and opinions

To Win in Afghanistan, US Needs Regional Partners in Eurasia

  IJR Opinion is an opinion platform and any opinions or information put forth by contributors are exclusive to them and do not represent the views of IJR. As the U.S. is looking to revamp it read more..

Events and opinions

Is Kazakhstan Now Qazaqstan?

People walk by an election poster of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev in Almaty on April 2, 2011. Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev has ordered that his country’s official alphabet be chan... read more..

Events and opinions

Kazakhstan to re-examine 2004 banker's death, may target Nazarbayev critic

Kazakh state prosecutors said on Wednesday they will re-investigate the 2004 death of a prominent banker after the man convicted of accidentally killing him said he had in fact been hired to do so by ... read more..

Events and opinions

Labour demands review into City of London role in money-laundering

Call from shadow chancellor John McDonnell comes amid continuing fallout from the Gupta scandal in South Africa The shadow chancellor, John McDonnell, has called for an inquiry into London’s role i... read more..


Azerbaijan Laundromat shows UK is choice of crooks and despots, says Hodge

Former chair of public accounts committee tells MPs UK corporate rules and weak regulatory framework are ‘a gift to villains’ Britain is the “country of choice for every kleptocrat, crook and despo... read more..


FBI uncovered Russian bribery plot before Obama administration approved controversial nuclear deal with Moscow

  Before the Obama administration approved a controversial deal in 2010 giving Moscow control of a large swath of American uranium, the FBI had gathered substantial evidence that Russian nuclear read more..


AG Sessions Could Lift Gag Order on Informant in Clinton-Russia-Uranium Probe

Attorney General Jeff Sessions could lift the gag order on an informant who helped investigate Russian bribery and money laundering in 2009-2014 -- a case involving uranium and national security -- ac... read more..


Timeline: The Clintons, The Russians, And Uranium

I created most of this timeline more than two years ago but with the recent revelations about Russian bribery and extortion efforts within the U.S., I thought it was time for an update. Most of th... read more..

Events and opinions

Astana's plan to stay warm in the winter? Build a ring of one million trees

In 1997 the Kazakh president launched a plan to protect his new capital from the icy winds of the featureless steppes with a ring of trees. Twenty years on, his scientists are still struggling to grow... read more..

Political process

Kyrgyzstan holds an election that was not a foregone conclusion

Nor was it a triumph of democracy  AS THE young man hesitated, golden autumn leaves drifted down onto the streets of Bishkek, the relaxed capital of Kyrgyzstan. “It’s a choice between old and ... read more..


Russian Money Talks. America Was All Ears.

A rekindled nuclear scandal shows how Russia exports corruption to the West. The biggest Russian threat to Western institutions doesn't come from disinformation or the clever use of social networks... read more..

Events and opinions

With A World Awash In Oil, Kazakhstan Faces Fuel Crisis

Kazakhstan, a nation rich in hydrocarbons, is grappling with a gasoline shortage that has enveloped the entire country, including the capital, Astana, and the southern metropolis of Almaty. Portent... read more..

Events and opinions

Moscow bribes Bishkek to stop Kyrgyzstan from changing to Latin alphabet

Since the breakup of the Soviet Union, Moscow has taken efforts to retain its political, and economic, influence in the post-Soviet republics, including in Central Asia. Preserving the use of the C... read more..

Events and opinions

Dissident’s widow loses bid to stop Malta assisting Kazakhs

Maltese authorities have been ordered to stop exchanging information with Kazakh counterparts with regards to murdered dissident Rakhat Aliyev, but not his widow A constitutional court has ordered ... read more..

Events and opinions

Uzbekistan: Tashkent Revamp Tests Official Pledge on Public Dialogue

Try surfing in landlocked Uzbekistan? Or maybe check out the dolphinarium in Tashkent, a city 2,000 kilometers away from the nearest ocean? Why not? These are some of the more colorful aspects of a... read more..

Events and opinions

Uzbekistan: The Tashkent Spring Experiences a Frost

Speaking at the UN General Assembly in mid-September, Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev outlined a democratic vision for Uzbekistan. Just over a year since Mirziyoyev replaced the late strongman I... read more..


Kazakhstan must do more to convince foreign investors

Privatization drive confronts wariness about state intentions The latest drive by Kazakhstan to privatize many of its state-owned companies and reduce the government's role in the economy is off to... read more..


Stop cooperating with Kazakhstan in Aliyev case, court tells government

Former ambassador and dissident died in detention in 2015 The Constitutional Court has ordered the government, not to cooperate with the authorities in Kazakhstan in an investigation about Rakhat A... read more..


Interpol needs to stop helping dictators

Interpol, the international police organization, has just concluded its annual meeting in Beijing. For decades, Interpol’s constitution has emphasized respect for human rights and the principle of... read more..

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