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The unsavoury alliance between oligarchs and London’s top lawyers

sergeimagnitsky graveIt’s a grubby business but these companies have no qualms about picking up the fat

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Geopolitics And Conflict Potential In Central Asia And South Caucasus – Analysis

Central AsiaTwo post-Soviet Caspian Sea sub-regions – Central Asia and the South Caucasus – have experienced different conflict scenarios.

Is Kazakhstan’s political opposition creeping back?

forumjanaqazaqstanThe president’s advanced age instils his detractors with hope a change of leadership is imminent.

Kazakhstan to boost president's 'ruler-for-life' status

putinazarbKazakhstan's parliament on Wednesday passed a bill that would cement its veteran ruler Nursultan Nazarbayev's status as the country's top power broker even if he decides to retire as president.

What’s behind China’s anti-Kazakh campaign?

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If you're an ethnic Kazakh or a Kazakh citizen in northwest China, you can face detention on espionage and extremism charges. RU

Tribal Confederation Identities In Kazakhstan Remain Strong And Politically Relevant – OpEd

Location of KazakhstanThe continuing strength of tribal confederation identities in Kazakhstan not only limit the ability of the authorities to combat corruption but reduce the country’s prospects for development and absorption of other Turkic peoples, according to Kazakh journalist Dauren Kuat.

Kazakhstan's hunt for supporters of tycoon Ablyazov gets absurd and goes abroad

arestkz“As usual, there were more police on the scene than protesters,” a journalist living in a provincial town recently told Global Voices of one of the freedom of speech pickets that rippled across Kazakhstan but were immediately shut down by authorities.

Kazakhstan-EU Parliamentary Cooperation Committee adopts joint declaration, confirms commitment to enhance ties

eukzparlamKazakh and European parliamentary officials reconfirmed mutual commitment to strengthening ties as they adopted a joint declaration following the May 10 15th annual session of the Kazakhstan-European Union (EU) Parliamentary Cooperation Committee (PCC).

Kazakh police detain dozens at anti-government rally

zaderzhalmKazakh police detained dozens of people who demonstrated in the Central Asian nation's biggest city on Thursday after an opponent of President Nursultan Nazarbayev urged his followers to protest.

Kazakhstan: Police crack down on anti-government rallies

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The demonstrations were organized at the behest of foreign-based opposition figure Mukhtar Ablyazov.

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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