Monthly Archive

June 2019

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


On one level, the victory of the opposition candidate in a mayoral election in Istanbul won’t changethat much.  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the longest-serving ruler in the histo read more..

Political process

Kazakhstan: While president talks dialogue, activists get harassment

While Kazakhstan's president has talked up the need for national dialogue as a way of tamping down political tensions, individual activists say they have faced harassment and restrictions on their r read more..


More Arrests In Almaty Overnight As Kazakhs Protest Election Results

Reports from Kazakhstan say authorities have been arresting demonstrators in some districts of the country's largest city, Almaty, after hundreds of people gathered to protest the official results o read more..

Political process

'An awakening': New president faces daunting task of leading Kazakhstan to democracy

A torch has been passed from the only president Kazakhstan has had in the post-Soviet era to a hand-picked successor, putting Central Asia’s largest and most dominant country at a dramatic crossroad read more..


Kazakhstan: Hard-up doctors say quick fixes are not the cure

Instructors at the Kazakh National Medical University in Almaty have always been candid with their freshmen. You should think hard about whether you want to embark on this difficult path, because read more..


Hectic Times In Kazakhstan Recently, And For The Foreseeable Future

 Wake up, Kazakhstan. That’s the name of a new movement that appeared in Kazakhstan just prior to the June 9 presidential election. But it could just as well have been advice to anyone follo read more..

Political process

Kazakh activists call for more protests over presidential vote

Police officers block opposition supporters during a protest against presidential election ALMATY (Reuters)  Anti-governmentactivists called on Monday for more protests in Kazakhstan agains read more..

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Disenchanted activists demand Kazakhs 'wake up' before presidential vote

In a country tightly run by one man for three decades, even small protests are a rarity. But ahead of Sunday's presidential poll in Kazakhstan, some activists are risking jail Dressed in a plain read more..

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Statement by the Spokesperson on the presidential elections in the Republic of Kazakhstan

In the light of the shortcomings reported by the OSCE/ODIHR Mission, we expect Kazakhstan to address these violations, as well as the controlled legal and political electoral framework, as they run read more..

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A school of bitter experience: how Kazakhstan’s media regulations restrict journalist freedom

The Kazakh state is increasingly bringing the work of independent journalists under control. A new media law places further restrictions on journalistic freedom. Censorship has been on the increa read more..


The Kazakhstan elections and the transition that wasn’t

In March, Kazakhstan's long-term leader stepped down, making way for a "transition" of power. But everything about this change has been carefully orchestrated and highly controlled - as this Sunday' read more..

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What Is Nazarbayev’s Legacy in Kazakhstan?

Kazakhstan’s first president resigned, but he remains fundamentally intertwined with the state. The black Mercedes in which Nursultan Nazarbayev, Kazakhstan’s first president, once rode through h read more..

Events and opinions

Kazakhs say it is time for closer ties with EU

  Interview with Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan Roman Vassilenko The Central Asian energy giant’s deputy minister of foreign affairs says the current state o read more..


Kazakhstan detains 3 women protesters for extremism ahead of vote

Three women who took part in an anti-government protest are under house arrest on suspicion of belonging to an extremist organisation, police said Sunday, a week ahead of elections in the authoritar read more..

Events and opinions

Pashinyan finishes out of the medals in Kazakhstan

At a summit of the Eurasian Economic Union in Kazakhstan, the visiting heads of state were awarded with medals and inducted into the "Order of The First President of The Republic of Kazakhstan Nursu read more..

Political process

Kazakhstan: Ersatz presidential candidates spar in pretend debate

Kazakhstan's pretend presidential election contest would not have been complete without a pretend debate among the pretend candidates. And so, seven debaters went onto state television station Kh read more..

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