Events and opinions

Screen Shot 2018 05 21 at 15.11.13Authoritarian states are using all-too familiar constitutional mechanisms to consolidate power.

securityguardschChina's vast foreign investment program comes at a sharp cost to human rights and good governance

banknotekzStrongly criticized by the president, some small banks in Kazakhstan are asking for help from the state to withstand a liquidity crisis.

adaiataPost-independence Kazakhstan has seen a revival in Kazakh genealogies, sub-ethnic lineages and identities.

aktau portOn April 19, Kazakhstan’s Senate ratified the agreement allowing the US to use its ports of Aktau and Kuryk on the East coast of the Caspian Sea to transit military supplies to Afghanistan, the Russian news agency RIA news reported.

astana by nightAt the height of World War II, Henry Luce, the founder of Time magazine, argued that the United States had amassed such wealth and power that the twentieth century would come to be known simply as “the American Century.”

aqmaraltobylovaAmnesty International has called on authorities in Kazakhstan to halt criminal proceedings against a pregnant woman accused of giving financial backing to an opposition political movement.

kazhegeldinBehind the mecenatismo of a former prime minister, Kazakhstan’s opposition figures find a new platform in Brussels.


The impetus to keep hammering away at the international film market has come from President Nursultan Nazarbayev.

mirziyoiyevinkgEvery five to 10 minutes, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week, a fresh group of Uzbek pilgrims troops into the tomb of their late president, the dictator Islam Karimov, to pay homage at his white onyx sarcophagus, and listen to prayers chanted in his honor.