IAC EURASIA ARCHIVE

December 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.
Economy

In Central Asia, Chinese inroads in Russia’s back yard

This is part of an occasional series examining China’s efforts to win friends and clients in Asia and to assert a more dominant role across the continent. Slowly but surely, a four-lane highway i...

Economy

Kazakhstan Looks to Private Equity for Help With Its $93 Billion Cash Pile

KKR & Co. founder Henry Kravis, Blackstone Group LP Chairman Stephen Schwarzman and Carlyle Group co-founder David Rubenstein were among the guests when Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev h...

Political process

The Limits of Collective Security in Eurasia

Divergent interests in Russia’s dispute with Turkey and Armenia’s conflict with Azerbaijan restrict the CSTO. Article IV of the 1992 Collective Security Treaty offers a familiar formula for mutua...

Events and opinions

Opponents accuse Kazakhstan of web clampdown as oil money shrivels

Opponents and rights groups have accused authorities in Kazakhstan of clamping down on free speech on the internet in order to keep a lid on discontent as falling oil prices push down people's real in...

Political process

Putin's new law means bureaucratic class can prey on ordinary Russians even more

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a law that allows the Constitutional Court of Russia to decide whether or not to comply with judgements made by international rights courts – a measure seen...

Political process

Kazakhstan: UK-based journalist Bela Kudaybergenova quits because 'she can't lie anymore'

  When Kazakhstan celebrated its independence day on Wednesday (16 December), one former journalist with the Central Asian state's broadcaster was grateful she did not have to report it. Bela

Economy

China and Kazakhstan: Roads, Belts, Paths, and Steps

Kazakh Prime Minister Karim Massimov made the most of his trip to China this week. While in China Massimov attended the Kazakh-Chinese Business Council (KCBC) in Beijing, where a handful of commercial...

Political process

Kazakhstan: who ordered the killings and tortures?

Four years after the massacre of striking oil workers by security forces at Zhanaozen in western Kazakhstan, the campaign to unmask those who gave the orders goes on Who ordered police to shoot down ...

Economy

Kazakhstan, struggling with low oil price, revamps monetary policy

Kazakhstan said on Tuesday it would tear up its monetary policy mechanism and come up with a new approach, scrambling to find a coherent response to the sliding world oil prices that have pushed down ...

Economy

Kazakhstan Wants to Build You an Armored Vehicle. It’s not clear whether there are any takers yet.

In December Kazakhstan Paramount Engineering (KPE), a joint venture between South Africa’s Paramount Group and Kazakhstan Engineering, began production at a facility to build armored vehicles in Kazak...

Special projects

Kazakhstan Wants to Build You an Armored Vehicle. It’s not clear whether there are any takers yet.

In December Kazakhstan Paramount Engineering (KPE), a joint venture between South Africa’s Paramount Group and Kazakhstan Engineering, began production at a facility to build armored vehicles in Kazak...

Events and opinions

Ceding $18 Billion Gets Kazakh Central Bank What Money Can’t Buy

Losing control of an $18 billion pension fund may give the Kazakh central bank the independence it needs to stick with a shift to inflation targeting that’s upended the nation’s currency this year. T...

Events and opinions

Kazakhstan Treads Diplomatic Tightrope In Turkey-Russia Row

Kazakhstan has issued a diplomatic call for restraint from its allies Russia and Turkey following Ankara’s shooting down of a Russian warplane involved in airstrikes on Syria. The Foreign Ministry sa...

Economy

Kazakhstan Passes New Labor Law Without Consulting Workers

Hard times need hard labor laws. At least that is what Kazakhstan has decided. This week, President Nursultan Nazarbayev signed off on legislation that stacks the cards more strongly in favor of emplo...

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