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Keyword: Kazakhstan

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Week In Review

Unrest grows in Central Asia

Shawwal 16, 14412020-06-08

Week In Review

Inter-clan conflict brewing in Kazakhstan?

Ramadan 11, 14412020-05-04

Week In Review

Kazakhstan & Azerbaijan Fail the Coronavirus Test

Sha'ban 03, 14412020-03-28

News & Analysis

Analyzing the Politics of Central Asia

Akhmet Makhmoudov

Jumada' al-Akhirah 24, 14402019-03-01

Despite the end of communism, the Central Asian republics are still controlled by family-based oligarchtes that continue to rule with an iron-fist. Dissent is ruthlessly suppressed.

Book Review

Kazakhstan’s history and great thinkers

Dmitry Shlapentokh

Jumada' al-Akhirah 02, 14382017-03-01

Kazakhstan may appear insignificant on the global chessboard but it offers important lessons for national identity for people in the entire Central Asian region and beyond.

Special Reports

Triangle of resources: Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan

Zia Sarhadi

Safar 01, 14382016-11-01

Three countries in South Asia—Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan—have between them enormous mineral and energy resources. This makes them the special target of predatory powers.

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World

Oil and military bases dominate Caspian Sea summit

M.S. Ahmed

Shawwal 20, 14282007-11-01

The summit-meeting of the five Caspian Sea countries in Iran on October 17, and the suspension of the European Union’s sanctions on Uzbekistan have focused attention on how the US, Russia, the EU and China are vying with each other for the rich energy resources of the Central Asian states in the region.

World

US pressuring Kazakhstan over Manas military and air base

Crescent International

Sha'ban 08, 14272006-09-01

Kyrgyzstan was an ally of the US during the 15-year rule of president Askar Aliyev, who was toppled in an unexpected uprising last year. By contrast the new president, Kurmanbek Bakiyev, who was elected on July 10 to replace his predecessor (who had fled the country), has turned to Russia and China for support.

World

West embarrassed as Nursultan Nazarbayev secures third term through rigged elections

Shaikh Ahmed M

Dhu al-Hijjah 01, 14262006-01-01

President Nursultan Nazarbayev secured a third seven-year term of office after receiving 91 percent of the votes in a probably rigged poll on December 4, while his main challenger, Zarmakhan Tuyakbai, came second with only 6.6 percent. Most pre-election predictions were that the corrupt, authoritarian ruler of oil-rich Kazakhstan would win, but with a much smaller majority.

Special Reports

The Nazarbayev kleptocracy’s grip on Kazakhstan

S. Janomohamed

Rabi' al-Thani 16, 14242003-06-16

Since its independence from the Soviet monolith (1991), Kazakhstan has been mired in a succession of political crises. Kazakhstan has been the scene of serious human-rights abuses and the denial of fundamental freedoms.

World

Caspian summit fails to resolve key issues about dividing oil and other mineral resources

Abul Fadl

Safar 18, 14232002-05-01

The presidents of the five Caspian Sea littoral countries ended a two-day summit in Ashgabat, the Turkmen capital, on April 24 without reaching any agreement on how to share the Caspian and its rich hydrocarbon reserves.

World

International authorities highlight role of Kazakh elites’ American wheeler-dealer

Crescent International

Dhu al-Qa'dah 07, 14212001-02-01

The trusted adviser of Kazakhstan’s president Nursultan Nazarbayev on oil-matters, economic planning, education, investments, health-care, pensions and communications is an American deal-fixer who shuttles between his offices in Almaty (the Kazakh commercial capital) and the New York headquarters of his company, Mercator.

World

Kazakhstan permits Russians to use space centre, without thought to victims of nuclear tests

M.S. Ahmed

Jumada' al-Akhirah 06, 14201999-09-16

Kazakhstan lifted the ban on Russian rocket launches from the launching-pad at Baikonur on September 1, ending a two-month stand-off between the two countries.

World

Kazakhstan’s continuing language controversy

Crescent International

Rabi' al-Thani 03, 14201999-07-16

If, as is generally accepted, there is a language time-bomb ticking away in Kazakhstan, then it seems likely to explode sooner than anyone thought possible only two years ago; the issue was then believed to have been resolved by the 1997 language law, which declared Kazakh the language of the State and Russian that of common use.

World

Taliban complain to UN about Russians in Tajikistan

Zia Sarhadi

Muharram 15, 14201999-05-01

The Taliban government in Afghanistan has reacted angrily to Russian plans to establish a permanent military base in Tajikistan. The Taliban foreign minister, Mohammed Hasan Akhond, complained about the plans in a letter to UN secretary general Kofi Annan on April 11.

World

Thaw in frosty China-Russia relations sends chill down spines in Washington

Zafar Bangash

Muharram 09, 14181997-05-16

Following the April 23 treaty between Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan in Moscow, perhaps Harvard professor Samuel Huntington should go back to the drawing board and revise his ‘clash of civilizations’ theory.

World

Resource-rich Uzbekistan struggling to overcome financial woes

Zafar Bangash

Dhu al-Qa'dah 23, 14171997-04-01

Like its neighbours Kazakhstan and Turkmenstan, Uzbekistan, too, hopes to kick-start its economy with the development of fuel and energy sectors.

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