Monthly Archive

January 2019

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 10 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.

Shuttered at home, cement plants bloom along China's new Silk Road

On a windswept steppe in southwestern Kazakhstan, the new Chinese-backed cement plant on the outskirts of the village of Shieli stands as a gleaming symbol to some of the Central Asian country's indus... read more..


NYC's dirty money files

In 2012, Joseph Chetrit TRData LogoTINY, a Moroccan real estate investor known for his New York City developments, allegedly flew to Geneva to meet Nicolas Bourg, a Belgium-based real estate fund mana... read more..

Events and opinions

World Trade Center building to appear in Astana

The President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev has held talks with Rolf Draak, member of the Board of the World Trade Centers Association (WTCA), and Mehran Eftekhar, Finance and Corporate Services ... read more..


Ex-Trump Associate Felix Sater Draws Scrutiny in Bank Suit

A Kazakh bank entrenched in a global effort to track down $4 billion it claims was embezzled hit a bump in the U.S. after being accused of paying a key witness $100,000 a month to wrangle favorable ev... read more..

Events and opinions

Kazakh leader's grandson complains he is passportless after stint in ‘private Russian jail’

Screenshot of Aisultan Nazarbayev's Facebook account. The man kissing a young Aisultan in the cover photo is Kazakhstan's de facto leader-for-life, Nursultan Nazarbayev. The grandson of Kazakhsta read more..

Events and opinions

The cone of silence around China’s Muslim ‘gulags’

It’s unclear how many people are living in some sort of detention in Xinjiang, the restive region in China’s far west. Last month, a State Department official testified before a Senate committee th... read more..

Terror in Kazakhstan!

5 ISIS militants, families returned to Kazakhstan with US mediat

A member of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) removes an ISIS flag in the town of Tabqa, April 30, 2017.  Five ISIS militants, 11 women, and 30 children were handed over to Kazakh a... read more..

Events and opinions

Bar Brawl Death Touches Off Caustic Ethnic Tension Debate in Kazakhstan

The facts of the initial fight, in which a young man was killed, have been entirely eclipsed by the politics of nationalism. During New Year celebrations in the Kazakh city of Karaganda, the countr... read more..

Events and opinions

Easy as ABC? Not in Kazakhstan

Montrealers and out-of-province students alike may marvel at the complex linguistic politics of Quebec – but the daily difficulties of “Bonjour-Hi” are insignificant to many Kazakhs, who will have to ... read more..

Events and opinions

Kazakhstan: Latest Nazarbayev biopic leads a path to sleep

The movie is a forgettable addition to the presidential cult of personality. “What began as the dream of one man has now become the victory of a whole nation.” These are among the last words spoke... read more..

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