IAC EURASIA ARCHIVE

January 2021

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Equatorial Guinea's Oil Minister Allegedly Siphoned Off Millions from Public Construction Project

For years, Juan Tomás Ávila Laurel was known as an outspoken critic of Equatorial Guinea’s government, despite decades of brutal repression and staggering corruption. By 2011, the award-winning w

Corruption!

Steinmetz Swiss trial: Jail for tycoon in Guinea mine corruption trial

Israeli businessman Beny Steinmetz has been given a five-year jail sentence by a court in Geneva, in a trial described as the mining sector's biggest-ever corruption case. The trial threw a spotl

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Kazakhstan: With elections chore out of the way, it is time for politics

No real opposition parties were permitted to run. Kazakhstan does elections by rote. The vote to pick members of a new parliament this weekend was no exception. But that might be missing the poi

Political process

Will Biden take on neglected Caucasus and Central Asia?

Following Trump’s erratic approach, Biden’s team of experienced pros are expected to try to reengage the region. Will they be able to? When Joe Biden becomes president of the United States on Jan

Political process

Kazakhstan's ruling party cements its grip on parliament

Kazakhstan's ruling party has cemented its grip on parliament in the opposition-free election, officials said Monday. The Central Election Commission said that the ruling Nur Otan party won 71% o

Political process

Kazakhstan: Nervous authorities keep election observers at arm’s length

Even though there is no danger of independent parties getting into parliament, authorities fear renewed protests. The political scene in Kazakhstan has long been cleared of actors critical of the

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