Monthly Archive

October 2018

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 9 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
Events and opinions

Who Will Run Post-Nazarbayev Kazakhstan?

Who will run Kazakhstan after President Nursultan Nazarbayev, its current and only leader, passes from the political scene? Nazarbayev, who has held the presidency since the formation of the indepe... read more..

Events and opinions

KAZAKHSTAN: Ever harsher jailings for religious talks

In April 2017 Kazakhstan jailed Kuanysh Bashpayev for later banned Islamic talks. Now Galymzhan Abilkairov, one of two who posted some of the talks online before the ban, has been jailed for seven yea... read more..


The Unexplained Wealth Order legislation and London’s financial aristocracy

Zamira Hajiyeva, the wife of former Azerbaijani state banker Jahangir Hajiyev, is the first person to be investigated by Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA) under an Unexplained Wealth Order (UWO). ... read more..


Kazakhstan’s uranium giant to list in London

No firm date has been set for the IPO, however Kazakhstan’s wholly state-owned uranium mining giant is capitalizing on high prices for its wares by announcing plans to list on the London Stock Exch... read more..

Events and opinions

Citizens of Kazakhstan are just one click away from jail

Online grumbling can lead to long periods of imprisonment As the World's largest landlocked country and surrounded by a sea of authoritarianism, Kazakhstan goes to extraordinary lengths to put... read more..


Shell Said to Drop Plan to Buy Stake in Kazakh State Oil Company

Royal Dutch Shell Plc dropped plans to purchase a stake in KazMunayGas National Co. after a due diligence process that included discussions about the risk of corruption at the Kazakh state oil company... read more..

Events and opinions

Kazakhstan's Next Political Crisis

Nursultan Nazarbayev wants to remain an influential power broker in the country if and when he decides to step down. In June 2018, the speaker of Kazakhstan’s parliament, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, “ d... read more..

Events and opinions

#OpenDialogFoundation – Open for business…especially if you’re a billionaire fraudster

Any investigation into the Open Dialog Foundation will have to focus on its links to serious economic crimes in Moldova and Kazakhstan, say critics of the human rights organization, writes James Hipwe... read more..

Special projects

Banker's wife may lose property worth millions after UK court ruling

Failure by ‘Mrs A’ to explain source of wealth could result in civil proceedings to seize it The wife of a foreign banker faces losing UK property worth millions of pounds unless she can explain th... read more..

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