IAC EURASIA ARCHIVE

March 2019

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Events and opinions

Kazakhstan President Nazarbayev resigns amid mounting political crisis

In a sign of growing social and political turmoil in Central Asia, Kazakhstan’s 78-year-old president, Nursultan Nazarbayev, who has been head of state of the country since its formation out of the

Political process

Kazakhstan: What is Nazarbayev's transition plan about?

And can it be a model for other countries in the region to follow, namely Russia? Less than two weeks after the resignation of Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev, who had been in power for...

Events and opinions

Geopolitical Implications of the Political Transition in Kazakhstan

On March 19, 2019, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev announced he would be stepping down after nearly three decades in power. Bottom Line Up Front: On 19 March in a surprise move, Kazakhst...

Events and opinions

On His Watch: The Dark Events Of Nazarbaev's Long Reign

The major economic strides made by energy-rich Kazakhstan during President Nursultan Nazarbaev's nearly 30-year reign often overshadow reports chronicling an undemocratic, repressive tenure punctuated...

Extra

Trump Pal Felix Sater Aimed To Launder Funds In Trump Tower Moscow, Bank Lawsuit Charges

Sater helped hide millions in stolen funds in the U.S., including as down payments in Trump Soho, the Kazakhstan bank’s suit claims.   Donald Trump’s longtime business associate

Political process

Dariga Nazarbayeva: Kazakhstan’s understudy president

The Moscow-educated opera singer is primed to be the country’s first female leader This week, his prophecy began to take shape. Mr Nazarbayev, 78, unexpectedly announced he would resign from office

Corruption!

The unsolved mystery of who owns Sherlock Holmes’s original £130 million home

221bSherlock HolmesConsulting detective1881-1904 So reads the blue plaque on this pretty Georgian terraced house, home to London’s Sherlock Holmes Museum. In a city of storied buildings, the home

Events and opinions

In succession clue, Kazakh leader's daughter elevated after his resignation

ASTANA (Reuters) - Kazakhstan took a step closer to a carefully choreographed dynastic succession on Wednesday as the daughter of its long-serving ruler was named to a post that put her in line for

Political process

Kremlin Wonders If Putin Will Follow in Kazakh Leader’s Footsteps

An aging leader steps down as president but keeps a firm grip on the reins of power. For many in the Kremlin, the choreographed events unfolding in neighboring Kazakhstan are a model for Russian Pre

Political process

Kazakhstan President Nazarbayev to step down after nearly 30 years in power

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev said Tuesday that he was stepping down, touching off a potentially perilous period of transition in one of the world’s most geopolitically fragile regions. Naz

Political process

Kazakhstan Draws Closer to Presidential Succession

Kazakhstani President Nursultan Nazarbayev will turn 79 in July, and talk of an impending succession has significantly intensified since the end of last year. Numerous local experts noted the harsh cr...

Events and opinions

Kazakhstan: Nazarbayev hikes benefits as demonstrators are detained

Authorities hope greater social spending helps defuse creeping mood of discontent. Dozens of people have been detained while attempting to demonstrate in Kazakhstan’s capital as the ruling party he...

Events and opinions

KAZAKHSTAN: One city, two raids, three fines

Police in Taraz – including anti-terrorism officers – raided two Baptist worship meetings on successive Sundays in February. Police summarily fined three Baptists and issued two warnings.  &

Corruption!

Mobile Telesystems Pjsc and Its Uzbek Subsidiary Enter into Resolutions of $850 Million with the Department of Justice for Paying Bribes in Uzbekistan

Former General Director of MTS’s Uzbek Subsidiary and Former Uzbek Official Charged in Bribery and Money Laundering Scheme Totaling Almost $1 Billion Moscow-based Mobile TeleSystems PJSC (MTS), t

Extra

Trial over bank’s plundered billions has cast resembling a spy thriller

Fugitive Kazakh banker and opposition figure Mukhtar Ablyazov, shown here on his Facebook page, is alleged to have laundered money through the purchase U.S. properties with the help of his son-in-la

Events and opinions

Kazakhstan silences the Xinjiang megaphone

Security services in Kazakhstan had their steely gaze locked onto Xinjiang-focused activist Serikzhan Bilash long before his  over the weekend.When a Eurasianet correspondent met Bilash fo

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