Monthly Archive

December 2018

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 16 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.

Telia Company divests its interest in Ucell

Telia Company sells its interest in Ucell (FE Coscom LLC) to the State Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan for Assistance to Privatized Enterprises and Development of Competition for USD 215 milli... read more..


It’s time the UK cracked down on dirty Russian money

Last month, Russian authorities illegally apprehended three Ukrainian Navy ships and 24 sailors near the Sea of Azov. They are still being held. Just this week, commercially available satellite ima... read more..


Azerbaijan leader's daughters tried to buy £60m London home with offshore funds

The daughters of Azerbaijan’s president agreed to buy a £60m London property using a secret offshore company, in a case potentially carrying “a significant risk of money laundering”, a tribunal has he... read more..


China’s Xi declares ‘overwhelming victory’ over graft--state media

Chinese President Xi Jinping has declared an "overwhelming victory" in his fight against graft within the ruling Chinese Communist Party, while still vowing that the campaign to weed out deep-seated c... read more..

Events and opinions

How the US Should Respond to China’s Belt and Road

A focus on promoting transparency and fighting corruption rather than China-bashing will be more successful in the long run. Alarmed by China’s rapidly expanding sphere of influence and illiberal n... read more..

Events and opinions

Report says hackers detected online protest-sniffing software in Kazakhstan

Report says hackers detected online protest-sniffing software in Kazakhstan Kazakhstan has reportedly adopted online software developed by Russia's security services and designed to detect protest ... read more..

Events and opinions

As jihadi trial ends, Kazakhstan blurs lines between opposition and extremism

Three men received prison sentences of between seven and eight years. Three men in Kazakhstan have received long prison sentences on terrorism charges at the end of an ill-tempered trial that suppo... read more..

Events and opinions

Kazakhstan: Political Facebook posts land man with 4-year jail term

Prosecutors made little secret of the fact that the case was pursued on political grounds. A court in Kazakhstan has sentenced a man to four years in jail after he posted messages on Facebook that ... read more..

Events and opinions

Kazakhstan: Smells like election spirit

Recent events suggest Kazakhstan is preparing for snap elections. For parliament or the president? A little over a year ago, the president of Kazakhstan was instructing the government to hike elect... read more..


EU Citizenship: On Sale Now

In the market for citizenship in the European Union (EU)? It’s now up for sale at a mere US$877,000. According to Eurasia Review, the Maltese parliament passed a bill this week which offers citizen... read more..

Events and opinions

Kyrgyzstan’s former president, Roza Otunbayeva, discusses China, her successors, and regrets

The first woman to lead a Central Asian country discussed China, her successors’ rivalry, and regrets from her time in office. A former foreign minister and parliamentary deputy, Roza Otunbayeva he... read more..


Tajikistan: Money by Marriage

Since marrying one of the seven daughters of the president of Tajikistan, a young businessman has built an empire that stretches across the country. An OCCRP investigation show how unlimited political... read more..


Ex-Hong Kong official found guilty of US corruption charges

A former Hong Kong government official was found guilty on Wednesday (Dec 6) of US charges that he took part in a scheme to bribe officials in Chad and Uganda in exchange for contracts for a Chinese e... read more..


Kazakhstan’s Struggle to Modernize

Kazakhstan, large in territory, but scarcely populated Central Asian republic, rarely gets attention in world news. The country is most known for vast oil fields and as the largest uranium exporter in... read more..

Events and opinions

Reforming Kazakhstan’s Education System and its Foreign Policy Implications

President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan gave a speech on 5 October in which he declared that the Central Asian nation’s education system will be reformed, and “expenditures on education, science ... read more..

Events and opinions

Kazakhstan: Authorities arrest leader of unregistered political party

The leader of Kazakhstan’s unregistered Alash People's Social Democratic Party, Syrym Abdirakhmanov, has been arrested on a series of criminal charges, RFE/RL's Kazakh Service reported. Abdirakhman... read more..

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