January 18, 2021

Events and opinions

Who Will Run Post-Nazarbayev Kazakhstan?

thediplomat ap nazarbaevWho will run Kazakhstan after President Nursultan Nazarbayev, its current and only leader, passes from the political scene?

KAZAKHSTAN: Ever harsher jailings for religious talks

kuanyshbashpaevIn April 2017 Kazakhstan jailed Kuanysh Bashpayev for later banned Islamic talks. Now Galymzhan Abilkairov, one of two who posted some of the talks online before the ban, has been jailed for seven years, seven months. Dadash Mazhenov's verdict is due on 5 November.

Citizens of Kazakhstan are just one click away from jail

kartlaptopOnline grumbling can lead to long periods of imprisonment

Kazakhstan's Next Political Crisis

nazkrizisNursultan Nazarbayev wants to remain an influential power broker in the country if and when he decides to step down.

#OpenDialogFoundation – Open for business…especially if you’re a billionaire fraudster

andicristeaAny investigation into the Open Dialog Foundation will have to focus on its links to serious economic crimes in Moldova and Kazakhstan, say critics of the human rights organization, writes James Hipwell.

“Eradicating Ideological Viruses” China’s Campaign of Repression Against Xinjiang’s Muslims

201809asia china mainChina’s Campaign of Repression Against Xinjiang’s Muslims

#AstanaHub drives Kazakh digitization and IT development

hub building 4 1 1024x726Kazakhstan is making strides towards digital transformation in many areas. One of the significant moves is the Astana Hub, an international technopark of start-ups that provides multilevel support to entrepreneurs, primarily in IT

Central Asia: Astana IFC – a steppe too far?

Nursultan Nazarbayev AIFC 780Can Kazakhstan create an international financial centre in the middle of the steppes or is it just the latest central Asian pipe dream?

Kazakhstan plans to buy $1.2 bln of Tsesnabank loans

tsesnabankKazakh authorities said on Friday they would buy 450 billion tenge ($1.2 billion) of agricultural sector loans from Tsesnabank in order to boost its financial strength, while the country's No.2 lender reshuffled its management.

Kazakhstan: Devaluation deflates a dispirited population

teng usThe new fall of the Kazakh tenge against the US dollar has again hit the pockets and purchasing power of ordinary Kazakhstanis.

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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