Political process

NGO's Allege Kazakhstan Not Ready for OSCE Chairmanship

nazarbaev_OSCELess than two months before Kazakhstan takes over the chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Kazakh NGO's are warning the international community about the rapidly worsening human rights situation in the country. Kazakhstan's ambition to become OSCE chairman was a project oriented at enhancing the country's international image and not its democratic achievements, most leaders conclude.

 

Uzbeks Skip Regional Security Meeting In Kazakhstan

beydjinThe Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) has begun a third round of discussions in Almaty about upcoming counterterrorism exercises, RFE/RL's Kazakh Service reports.  (photo: An SCO meeting last month in Beijing)

 

Supporters Of Jailed Kazakh Activist Says Case Politically Motivated

Supporters of leading Kazakh human rights activist Yevgeny Zhovtis say his case is politically motivated, RFE/RL's Kazakh Service reports.

 

EU scraps last Uzbek sanctions

EU scraps arms embargo against Uzbekistan, last sanction imposed after 2005 crackdown

 

New wedding of political ephemers

azatThe hardest struggle is the struggle with yourself: never know who’s going to win

 

Rights group urges Kazakhstan to reopen activist case

Human Rights Watch has urged Kazakhstan to launch a new investigation into the case of a jailed activist, saying the Central Asian state was losing credibility as the future chair of a European human rights body.

 

Kazakh court rejects jailed activist's appeal

A Kazakh court on Tuesday rejected an appeal by a human rights activist who was jailed last month over a road accident in a trial criticised by rights campaigners as politically motivated.

 

Kazakhstan: Domestic Politics Bubbling as Astana Prepares to Assume OSCE Chair

Domestic critics of President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s administration in Kazakhstan are rising again. The opposition’s revival may create an internal challenge for Nazarbayev and increase international attention on Kazakhstan’s democratization process, as Astana prepares to lead the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in 2010.

 

Where Does Russia Want To Take The CIS?

The main intrigue surrounding the summit of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in Chisinau last week was whether Russian President Dmitry Medvedev would attend.

 

New post-Soviet force begins military exercises

New Russia-dominated NATO-style rapid-reaction force kicks off first military exercises

 

Experts of the Committee against Torture Commend Kazakhstan for Enhanced Legislation

Experts of the Committee against Torture Commend Kazakhstan for Enhanced Legislation

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Kazakh official: Not the time to resolve differences through war

Kazakh official: Not the time to resolve differences through war

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Oil majors sued by Kazakh government over billions in revenue

Oil majors sued by Kazakh government over billions in revenue

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