IAC EURASIA ARCHIVE

July 2017

Welcome to our Archives page. On this page you will find a total of 13 of our articles broken down into Months and Years.
Events and opinions

US Base in the Caspian? How Russia Can Stop Washington’s Meddling in Kazakhstan

TDC Note – Kazakhstan is an important ally to both Russia and China. This tiny country is a member of both the SCO and EEU and smelts most of Russia’s gold. It is also the country that had formal talk...

Events and opinions

Nicolas Cage Criticized by Human Rights Group for Propping Up "Brutal" Kazakh Dictator

The latest Cage meme is no laughing matter, according to the Human Rights Foundation. Photos of Nicolas Cage dressed in traditional, nomadic garb in Astana, Kazakhstan, attending the Eurasia Film F...

Events and opinions

Ex Trump associates helped fugitive Kazakhs in visa scheme

Two former associates of Donald Trump helped a family of wealthy Kazakh fugitives make extensive investments in the United States, some aimed at helping family members obtain legal residency here, a M...

Economy

Kazakhstan and Eurasia new oil consortium in a multi-billion Caspian project

In a move presented as glorious and spectacular, oil companies from Russia (Rosneft), China (CNPC), Kazakhstan (Kazmunaygas), Azerbaijan (SOCAR) and Italy (Eni) have teamed up to form a consortium for...

Events and opinions

ReNew eyes Orange's portfolio in $950 million deal to bulk up before IPO

Sumant Sinha led ReNew Power Ventures Pvt Ltd, a Goldman Sachs backed clean energy company -- is in active discussions with Orange Renewable to acquire its portfolio of a little over 600 MW of predomi...

Events and opinions

Lawyer cleared of misappropriation of client funds

'No evidence could be produced to contradict the version of the accused' A lawyer tasked with purchasing property and handling local business affairs on behalf of a foreign couple who intended to t

Events and opinions

Kazakhstan begins new trial of businessman charged with attempted coup d’etat

A new trial of Kazakh businessman Tokhtar Tuleshov began on July 13, in which he is charged with a number of offenses including attempting to overthrow the government, extremism, and illegal weapon po...

Events and opinions

Kazakhstan: Law Narrows Field for Presidential Contenders

Implausible as it might seem, a day will come when Kazakhstan will have a president other than the one now in power. But before Nursultan Nazarbayev departs his throne — however that happens — he h...

Events and opinions

Jehovah's Witnesses in Kazakhstan Fear Repeat of Russia Ban After 'Scary' Crackdown

After operations at its headquarters were suspended last week, Jehovah’s Witnesses in Kazakhstan fear their country’s government is going down the same path as neighboring Russia, where the Christian ...

Economy

Copper and the Making of Kazakhstan's New Metal Moguls

Commodity prices have found a “new normal” but copper is doing much better. What seemed to be a widespread disease impacting commodity prices turned out to be a selective virus, against which some ...

Economy

Russian Railpolitick and China’s Belt and Road

An old Chinese proverb would be best amended to go something like this: if you want China to be rich, you must first build roads. Unfortunately, a road or railway is useless unless you own and can leg...

Events and opinions

Trump Associate Agrees to Cooperate in International Money Laundering Investigation

A former business associate of President Donald Trump has agreed to cooperate in an international money laundering investigation targeting a Kazakh family whom he helped make real estate deals with Tr...

Events and opinions

It Is In America’s Interest To Keep Kazakhstan Engaged – And On Its Side

This month, Kazakhstan kicked off Astana Expo 2017, the first international exposition to be held in the former Soviet Union. The theme of Astana’s Expo is “Future Energy.” Heads of Asian and European...

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