Events and opinions

Ambassador Nurbakh Rustemov

The previous 2019 was saturated with important political events for your country, in particular, the transit of power took place. How did this process go and what was done?

Hand Bayterek Kazakhstan

A partial handover of political power through an orchestrated transition takes Kazakhstan into uncharted territory. Will it be able to pursue modernization and reform, and break from its authoritarian past?

Department of State

China, Iran and Russia are using the coronavirus crisis to launch a propaganda and disinformation onslaught against the United States, the State Department warns in a new report.

Kazakh serviceman

Kazakh officials are working to guide the country through the health crisis caused by the coronavirus and the dramatic economic effects of a drastic drop in global prices for oil, the country's major export.

Uzbek president Shavkat Mirziyoyev attends a news conference with his Kazakh counterpart Kassym-Jomart Tokayev in Tashkent, Uzbekistan April 15, 2019. REUTERS/Mukhtar Kholdorbekov/File Photo

A coalition of human rights groups known as the Cotton Campaign said on Thursday it was too early to lift a boycott of Uzbek cotton despite Tashkent’s progress in eradicating forced labour and its request to take the global recession into account.

Nursultan Nazarbayev and Lord Faulks, second from right.

New Ipso chief Lord Faulks worked at commercial court under former authoritarian leader Nursultan Nazarbayev

Baiterek kazakhstan 2

A partial handover of political power through an orchestrated transition takes Kazakhstan into uncharted territory. Will it be able to pursue modernization and reform, and break from its authoritarian past?

Protestors Kazakhstan

Government critics argue that the ruling has transformed the protestors, three of whom are mothers of young children, into political martyrs. 

Map

It is just a tiny grocery store in a decrepit, Khruschev-era five-story apartment block in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan – but it is flooded with shoppers, 24 hours a day.

See the similarities? (David Trilling)

Beijing needed testing grounds for risky investments.