Kazakhstan

10 October 2014
Kazakhstan Inks EU Pact, Moscow Slams U.S. Sentencing of Russian Citizen

Plus, witnesses change their stories in a Kosovo war crimes case and major changes greet returning students in eastern Ukraine.

By S. Adam Cardais, Jack Nicholson, and Anders Ryehauge
 
3 October 2014
Putin Tries to Reassure Investors, Public Workers Strike in Serbia

Plus, Kazakhstan inches closer to ‘Olympic Gold’ and millions could lack a voice in Ukraine’s next parliament.

By S. Adam Cardais, Jack Nicholson, and Anders Ryehauge
 
2 October 2014
Blasts Rock Bulgarian Explosives Plant, Russian Claim of Huge Mass Graves in Donetsk Unravels

Plus, an investigative reporter faces charges in Baku and NASA marks a milestone in Aral Sea shrinking.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Klein Aleardi, and Anders Ryehauge
 
17 September 2014
Not a Drop to Drink Premium

A massive project to bring potable water to southern Kazakhstan is drained by corruption and incompetence.

By Katerina Popkova
 
10 September 2014
Paving Over the Silk Road

Local protests in Kazakhstan are no match for a massive highway project linking China to Western Europe. From openDemocracy. 

By Paolo Sorbello
 
9 September 2014
Report Confirms MH17 Shootdown, Albanian Central Bank Head Arrested

Plus, Kazakhstan unveils plans for a homegrown space industry, and Uzbekistan’s ex-glamour queen Karimova accused of mafia ties.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 
5 September 2014
Ceasefire in Ukraine as NATO Ups Pressure on Russia

Plus, Bosnia rounds up suspected jihadists and Poland’s ruling party vets adepts to be the next premier.

By S. Adam Cardais, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 
20 August 2014
Gentrification Threatens Legendary Almaty Bazaar

Downscale traders and shoppers may have to make way for ‘civilized’ malls. From EurasiaNet.org. 

By Joanna Lillis
 
13 August 2014
Ukraine Considers Restrictive Media Law, Moscow Reveals Belarus Airbase Site

Plus, Kazakhstan trims ministries as economy shows signs of slowdown and Kyrgyzstan’s neighbors withhold vital energy supplies.

By Ky Krauthamer, Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 
1 August 2014
Ukraine’s PM Wins the Day, Baku Charges Rights Activist With Treason

Plus, European court slaps Russia with another Yukos sanction, and Kosovo seeks an investigation of wartime rapes.

By S. Adam Cardais, Ioana Caloianu, and Barbara Frye
 

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