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Kazakhstan’s Eurasian illusions

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 Trying to find out what “Eurasia” means for Kazakhstan’s foreign policy turned out to be much harder than predicted.

Luca Anceschi on Kazakhstan’s ‘Neo-Eurasianism’

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 Eurasianism, as developed in Kazakhstan, became an official vehicle for the foreign policy vision of Nursultan Nazarbayev.

US Congress approves China sanctions over Uighur crackdown

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 US House passes bill authorising sanctions against Chinese officials over the mass incarceration of Muslim Uighurs.

Pakistan Discovers the High Cost of Chinese Investment

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A new report sheds light on the true costs of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor for Pakistan.

Kazakhstan’s Richest Sell Almaty Airport

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TAV, a Turkish holding, completed the purchase of Almaty International Airport, Kazakhstan’s most active airport.

Behind Pompeo’s Big ‘We Care’ Trip to Ukraine

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Hobbled by the impeachment trial, the U.S. secretary of state faces the tricky task of explaining a Trump administration policy that has often looked two-faced.

China BRI Ventures Run Into Trouble in Kazakhstan

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A trade and investment partnership between China and Kazakhstan, seen as key to Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in Central Asia, is creaking as flagship projects run into trouble and Kazakhs voice distrust of their eastern neighbour’s economic overtures.

Now FIVE big names cut ties with Prince Andrew:

Prince Andrews pet project PitchPalace

Advertising Week Europe joins Standard Chartered in pulling backing for royal's main charity following 'car crash' interview - as FOUR universities consider ditching him

Prince Andrew out in the cold: KPMG pulls £100,000-a-year sponsorship of Duke's Dragons' Den-style start up scheme as other leading business including Aon and AstraZeneca also review relationship

© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Prince Andrew (pictured, during a 2015 Pitch@Palace meeting) is facing a backlash over his Epstein interview

Leading businesses and charities are deserting Prince Andrew over the Epstein scandal as the future of his main charitable project he repeatedly mentioned in his BBC car crash interview is in jeopardy today.

Kazakhstan: Confidence low in government trust-building exercise

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Over the past two decades, the president’s office has instituted at least six ad hoc commissions to defuse some kind of political impasse. The latest is not off to an auspicious start.

Central Asian Economies: Thirty Years After Dissolution of the Soviet Union

Central Asian Economies: Thirty Years After Dissolution of the Soviet Union

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Europe’s weak protections for refugees leave Central Asian dissidents at extreme risk

Europe’s weak protections for refugees leave Central Asian dissidents at extreme risk

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Analysis: Central Asian countries need to remain focused on reforms despite new security threats

Analysis: Central Asian countries need to remain focused on reforms despite new security threats

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