IAC EURASIA ARCHIVE

January 2017

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 7 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
Events and opinions

Kazakhstan: 2 Union Leaders Arrested

Police in western Kazakhstan arrested two trade union leaders on January 20, 2017, Human Rights Watch said today. The men apparently face prosecution in connection with a hunger strike over the force...

Events and opinions

Are Political Reforms Afoot in Kazakhstan? Not so fast; Nazarbayev will remain the “supreme arbiter.”

Wednesday, Central Asia watchers were all atwitter over a surprising announcement by Kazakhstan’s long-time president, Nursultan Nazarbayev, that he would aim to devolve some of his powers to Parliame...

Events and opinions

Norway: American Executive Sentenced to Seven Years for Bribery

A Norwegian appeals court said Tuesday it extended the prison sentence for an American who served as chief legal adviser of fertilizer giant Yara International to seven years for aggravated bribery in...

Events and opinions

Corruption: A Danger to Democracy in Europe and Eurasia

On December 7, 2016, KI Executive Director Charles Davidson testified before the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia and Emerging Threats. Watch the opening statements and first ques...

Corruption!

Shielding Seized Assets From Corruption’s Clutches

An effort by the United States to seize assets from officials who stole their countries’ wealth is now focused on returning the loot without enriching the looters. One would think that an iconic...

Events and opinions

Kazakh Shuffles: 2 Ministers Dismissed, 1 Reportedly Under Investigation

Idrissov is headed back to London, as Astana gears up to host Syria talks and takes up a seat on the UN Security Council. In an oddly timed shuffle, Erlan Idrissov, Kazakhstan’s foreign minister sinc...

Events and opinions

Kazakhstan And President Trump’s Nuclear Policy – Analysis

Many were puzzled by Trump’s outreach as Kazakhstan is ruled by an authoritarian dictator, is not a democracy, does not champion or guarantee basic democratic rights such as freedom of speech and pres...

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