IAC EURASIA ARCHIVE

September 2015

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 14 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
Terror in Kazakhstan!

AP Interview: Kazakhstan sees unity as key to battling IS

Political divisions prevent the global community from reversing the rise of the Islamic State group, Kazakhstan's top diplomat said, urging world leaders to unite efforts to combat extremism. Foreign...

Events and opinions

Obama shifts focus to U.N. gathering

Fresh from successes on Iran and with the pope, President Barack Obama still carried heavy burdens into critical meetings this week at the U.N. General Assembly. They include the threat from Islamic ...

Events and opinions

Books Land Kazakhstan in Diplomatic Spat With Ukraine

Kazakhstan’s diplomatic balancing act over the conflict in Ukraine has been upset by a fresh row about the status of the Russia-annexed Crimean Peninsula. Ukraine’s embassy in Astana on September 25 ...

Political process

Central Asia’s pipeline politics: a quest for energy independence

Caught between superpowers Russia and China, can Central Asia's "stans" exert their independence amid a changing energy landscape? Global energy is undergoing tectonic shifts. Strong US oil and gas ...

Events and opinions

Kazakhstan prepares for a birthday bash

Astana: Kazakhstan is rolling out colourful pageantry to celebrate 550 years of statehood, defying an economic downturn that has battered a country viewed as a post-Soviet success story. In scenes re...

Events and opinions

FC Astana’s group stage debut shows how far Kazakh football has come

While the Kazakhstan national side languishes 145th in the world, the country’s leading club will become the first Kazakh side to play a Champions League group match, against Benfica on Tuesday On We...

Political process

Daughter of Kazakhstan’s President Appointed Deputy Prime Minister

In Kazakhstan, it seems, there are second chances for daughters tainted by political scandal. After a few years lying low, Dariga Nazarbayeva, the eldest daughter of Kazakhstan’s President Nursulta...

Corruption!

Kazakh Leader Names Daughter to Cabinet With Succession in Focus

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev named his eldest daughter Dariga deputy prime minister as officials jostle to position themselves for a potential battle to succeed the longest serving ex-Soviet ...

Events and opinions

Should We Stop Calling Kazakhstan an Autocracy?

Nazarbayev says we should take Central Asia’s culture and history into account and quit calling him an autocrat.  Kazakhstan celebrated Constitution Day on August 30, marking 20 years since th...

Corruption!

Massive Kazakh Corruption Case Targets 21 Former Officials.

Former Prime Minister Serik Akhmetov is at the center of Kazakhstan’s still-expanding Karaganda corruption scandal. A witness in former Kazakh Prime Minister Serik Akhmetov’s corruption case has re...

Events and opinions

Central Asia’s Growing Crackdown on Academia

It is no secret that Central Asia’s autocratic regimes have a disdain for independent thought and criticism. While journalists have regularly been threatened, a less visible trend is the crackdown on ...

Events and opinions

President Suggests New National Brand: ‘Land of the Great Steppe’

President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev reiterated his suggestion that Kazakhstan brand itself “Land of the Great Steppe” during the Aug. 28 conference “Constitution: unity, stability and prosper...

Corruption!

Can Kazakhstan Learn to Fight Corruption from China?

Astana has big economic dreams and hopes to follow China’s example in combating corruption. Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev is in China until September 3, meeting with Chinese leaders, sett...

Events and opinions

Why a nuclear fuel bank matters

The multinational agreement to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons is one of the most consequential non-proliferation moments in recent history. One byproduct of the current public debate on t...

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