September 2018

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

Telia to Pay US$ 965 Million to Resolve Karimova Bribery Case

Nordic telecommunications firm Telia Company will pay the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Dutch and Swedish regulators US$ 965 million to resolve bribery allega...

Special projects

Kazakhstan: Police in capital move to five-star hotel

Police in the capital of Kazakhstan have decided to give themselves a serious upgrade by moving from their dingy old offices into a five-star hotel. Interior Minister Kalmukhanbet Kasymov told repo...

Special projects

Kazakhstan’s invisible children

In Kazakhstan, children with special educational needs and disabilities are kept out of sight and out of mind. For most Kazakh citizens, children with special educational needs and disabilities (SE...


UK Urges Private Schools to Help Crackdown on Money Laundering

Private schools in the UK have been urged to make sure wealthy parents are not using laundered money to pay for their children’s education, The Financial Times reported. UK private schools are know...


New Study at Caltech Says Politicians’ Faces Can Reveal Corruption

Want to know if a politician is corrupt? Look at his face. At least, so says a new study published Wednesday by researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in the journal Psycho...

Events and opinions

“Eradicating Ideological Viruses” China’s Campaign of Repression Against Xinjiang’s Muslims

China’s Campaign of Repression Against Xinjiang’s Muslims Summary The training has only one purpose: to learn laws and regulations…to eradicate from the mind thoughts about religious extremism and...

Events and opinions

#AstanaHub drives Kazakh digitization and IT development

Kazakhstan is making strides towards digital transformation in many areas. One of the significant moves is the Astana Hub, an international technopark of start-ups that provides multilevel support to ...

Events and opinions

Central Asia: Astana IFC – a steppe too far?

Can Kazakhstan create an international financial centre in the middle of the steppes or is it just the latest central Asian pipe dream? No one can accuse Kazakh policymakers of lacking ambition. In...

Events and opinions

Kazakhstan plans to buy $1.2 bln of Tsesnabank loans

Kazakh authorities said on Friday they would buy 450 billion tenge ($1.2 billion) of agricultural sector loans from Tsesnabank in order to boost its financial strength, while the country's No.2 lender...

Events and opinions

Kazakhstan: Devaluation deflates a dispirited population

The new fall of the Kazakh tenge against the US dollar has again hit the pockets and purchasing power of ordinary Kazakhstanis. We are republishing this article on the issue, written by Almaz Kumen...


A new party would just be a Blairite tribute act, discredited from the start

Tony Blair – friend to dictators, enemy of socialist principles – wants a breakaway party. It would be a vehicle for the powerful Let us look at who Tony Blair regards as palatable and who he does ...


Bribery Trial to Start Against Swedish Telecom Bosses

A massive corruption trial is to kick off on Tuesday, involving hundreds of millions of dollars in alleged bribes, top executives of Sweden's largest telecommunications company and the jet-set daughte...

Events and opinions

KAZAKHSTAN: Religious freedom survey, September 2018

Kazakhstan restricts freedom of religion and belief, along with interlinked freedoms of expression, association, and assembly. Forum 18's survey analyses violations including increasing numbers of ...

Events and opinions

With Aral’s Death Irreversible, Central Asian Leaders Shift Focus To Setting Market Price For Water – OpEd

For most of the past 25 years, the issue of saving the Aral Sea has dominated all discussions of water sharing and use in Central Asia. But now that the death of that sea has become irreversible, t...

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