Political process

Kazakhstan: Review Rights Defender’s Harsh Sentence

Case Underscores Concerns about Country’s Upcoming OSCE Chairmanship

 

 

Turkmenistan plans Caspian naval base amid dispute

Turkmen president says gas-rich nation will build Caspian Sea naval base amid energy disput

 

Kazakhstan's OSCE chairmanship is aimed at developing relations between East, West – head of OSCE office in Kazakhstan

The decision to make Kazakhstan chairman of the OSCE was made by the member countries solely to promote the relations between the East and the West, said Alexander Kelchevsky, the head of the OSCE center in Kazakhstan.

 

The Alga! Party has another shot at registering

Vladimir Kozlov, director of the steering committee of the Alga! Party (Ahead!) that is still remains unregistered with the Justice Ministry,announced a new campaign to legalize the movement.

 

Journalists and politicians join forces to defend convicted Alma-At Info editor

Representatives of the journalistic community and political parties established headquarters to defend convicted Ramazan Yesergepov, the owner and editor of the weekly Alma-Ata Info

 

Communism Still Stands in the “Stans”

altThe mass media tells us that communism around the world fell with the tearing down of the Berlin Wall in 1989. It’s almost become a proverb. But in some places communism never fell.

 

Russia pushes for CAsia energy projects

Russia aims for leading role in boosting economies around war-torn Afghanistan

 

 

Kazakh Court Upholds Convictions Of Opposition Leaders

The Almaty Appeals Court has upheld guilty verdicts passed against three Kazakh opposition leaders, RFE/RL's Kazakh Service reports.

SPÖ MP admits contact with Kazakh secret-service member

Social Democrat (SPÖ) MP Anton Gaal has admitted to arranging a meeting between an Austrian detective and a member of the Kazakh secret service as a special government commission is to investigate claims Austrian politicians and journalists have been in the pay of the Kazakh secret service.

Press freedoms curbed

Kazakhstan is due to assume leadership next year of an important international body set up to foster dialogue between East and West on topics including human rights. But its record on freedom of expression remains poor and there remain significant concerns about its upcoming stewardship of the 56-nation Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE).
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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