IAC EURASIA ARCHIVE

April 2010

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Events and opinions

KAZAKHSTAN: ASTANA FOLLOWS THORNY PATH TOWARD NATIONAL UNITY

When President Nursultan Nazarbayev proposed drawing up a doctrine to promote national unity, he probably did not expect that he would lift the lid on inter-ethnic tension in Kazakhstan. But that is e...

Events and opinions

KAZAKHSTAN: ACTIVISTS HIJACK SHOWCASE MEDIA FORUM, COMPLAIN ABOUT FREE SPEECH RESTRICTIONS

As Kazakhstan's annual Eurasian Media Forum opened in Almaty on April 27, officials seemed keen to showcase the Central Asian nation's qualifications for chairman of the Organization for Security and ...

Events and opinions

CARDIN, HASTINGS DISMAYED OVER KAZAKHSTANI SUPREME COURT REFUSAL TO REVIEW ZHOVTIS CASE

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD), Chairman of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S. Helsinki Commission) and Co-Chairman Congressman Alcee L. Hastings (D-FL) toda...

Events and opinions

ING to advise on Kazakhstan Caspian transportation System

(SRI) - ING will advise KazMunaiGas (KMG) on the Kazakhstan Caspian Transportation System (KCTS), an oil transportation project between Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan, according to industry sources. T

Events and opinions

Karachaganak facing $2.5-billion claims - Bloomberg

(SRI) - The Karachaganak Petroleum Operating (KPO) joint venture is facing claims of at least $2.5 billion by the Kazakh government, Bloomberg reported on Friday citing sources with knowledge of the m

Events and opinions

Kyrgyz air base linked to U.S. tolerance of corrupt government

A panel of experts told Congress on Thursday that the United States tolerated a corrupt government in Kyrgyzstan to maintain access to a base that is key to the fighting in Afghanistan. Manas air...

Events and opinions

Manas Hysteria

Why the United States can't keep buying off Kyrgyz leaders to keep its vital air base open. As the dust settles in Bishkek and Kyrgyzstan's erstwhile opposition begins to assemble a new regime to...

Events and opinions

Before Kyrgyz Uprising, Dose of Russian Soft Power

Shortly before the uprising in Kyrgyzstan two weeks ago, online news sites posted a series of hard-hitting exposés accusing the family of President Kurmanbek Bakiyev of skimming money from the public ...

Events and opinions

What the Obama administration can learn from Kyrgyzstan

IT LOOKS as if the Obama administration might have lucked out in Kyrgyzstan, the obscure Central Asian nation that is host to an important U.S. military base. The coalition that consolidated powe...

Events and opinions

Wenn Regime plötzlich zerfallen

Den USA sollte es eine Lehre sein: autoritäre Regime nicht nur widerwärtige, sondern auch unzuverlässige Verbündete sind Bischkek, Kirgistan: Seit Jahren scheint das kirgisische Volk eine nur sch...

Events and opinions

Web browser that bypasses big brother a Kazakh hit

A browser that bypasses censors has become the most popular way to access the Internet in Kazakhstan, a Central Asian state where sites critical of the government are often blocked, a Web statistics f...

Events and opinions

KAZAKHSTAN: STATE MEDIA CREATES DISTORTED PICTURE OF OBAMA-NAZARBAYEV MEETING

State-controlled media outlets in Kazakhstan have been competing to outdo each other with flattering portrayals of President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s one-on-one meeting with Barack Obama on April 11. Ka...

Events and opinions

Kazakhstan agreed to admit the Bakiyevs

Ousted Kyrgyz president gets support at home as opponents debate his fate BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN -- The deposed president of Kyrgyzstan rallied hundreds of supporters to his home village Monday, tau...

Events and opinions

Ousted Kyrgyz leader: I'm not to blame for deaths

AP interview: Kyrgyz president refuses to step down, saying he's not to blame for bloodshed Kyrgyzstan's deposed president on Sunday defended the legitimacy of his rule and urged the United Natio...

Events and opinions

U.S. rolls out red carpet for controversial Kazakh leader

Kazakhstan's authoritarian president Nursultan Nazarbayev touted himself as poster boy of a Washington summit on nuclear disarmament Monday -- and President Barack Obama, badly needing allies in Centr...

Events and opinions

Jet Fuel Sales to U.S. Base Are an Issue in Kyrgyzstan

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan — Back in 2005, the last time angry crowds toppled the government of Kyrgyzstan, the United States found itself in an awkward position: among the rallying cries was an allegation t...

Corruption!

LyondellBasell reports Kazakhstan activities to DOJ

LyondellBasell, the bankrupt chemical company built through a takeover by financier Len Blavatnik's Access Industries, has identified corporate activities in Kazakhstan that may break U.S. anti-corrup...

Events and opinions

Bakiev found his refuge in Kazakhstan

The latest developments in Kyrgyzstan show what happens to the government which demolishes all the instruments of civil society. Regime which does not allow its citizens to express their opinion ...

Extra

Opposition says it leads Kyrgyzstan after uprising

Opposition says it controls Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan after dozens killed Opposition leaders declared they had seized power in Kyrgyzstan, taking control of security headquarters, a stat...

Political process

KAZAKHSTAN: IMPRISONMENT OF OPPOSITION LEADER REVIVES JUDICIAL SYSTEM CONCERNS

The jailing in Kazakhstan of an opposition leader on charges of holding an unsanctioned rally is stoking fresh concerns over the fairness of the judicial system in the country currently chairing the O...

Events and opinions

Watchdog condemns attack on reporter in Kazakhstan

A U.S. media watchdog has condemned an attack on a Kazakh reporter who covered a rare strike over pay at a state oil company this month. The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) said late on Tu...

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