January 18, 2021

Events and opinions

Kazakhstan: Tested by Transition

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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?

Kazakhstan: The mothers that became the faces of dissent

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

Sinophobia simmers across Central Asia

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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.

Event | Africa’s experience with Chinese investors. Some parallels with Central Asia

See the similarities? (David Trilling)

Beijing needed testing grounds for risky investments.

China ready to promote ties with Kazakhstan to new level: Premier Li

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang meets with Kazakh Prime Minister Askar Mamin in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on Nov. 2, 2019. (Xinhua/Yao Dawei)

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said on Saturday that China stands ready to promote China-Kazakhstan relations to a new level.

Kazakh Prosecutor Calls On Citizens Not To Take Part In 'Illegal' Rallies

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The Prosecutor-General's Office has called on citizens not to take part in what it called "illegal" rallies planned by the banned Kazakhstan's Democratic Choice (DVK) movement on September 21.

Should Europe fear Russia’s Eurasian Economic Union?

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The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) is a Russian-run structure, loosely modelled on the European Union.

Browsers Take a Stance Against Kazakhstan’s Weaponization of PKI

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 “Man-in-the-middle observation can be benevolent”

Some Freed, Some Not by Kazakhstan’s Justice System

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Mukhtar Dzhakishev’s passionate speech about the flaws of Kazakhstan’s justice system echoed beyond the courtroom in Semey where he awaited a decision on his plea for parole.

Jailed Former Kazakh Uranium Tycoon Dzhakishev Denied Early Release Again

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The jailed former president of Kazakhstan's uranium giant Kazatomprom, Mukhtar Dzhakishev, has been denied early release for the second time in months.

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

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

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Will Biden take on neglected Caucasus and Central Asia?

Will Biden take on neglected Caucasus and Central Asia?

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Kazakhstan's ruling party cements its grip on parliament

Kazakhstan's ruling party cements its grip on parliament

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