22 September 2016
New Cities for a New Road

Spanking new towns and ports are popping up along the route of China’s New Silk Road from Asia to the Caucasus and Europe.

19 September 2016
Proxy War for the Soul of Kazakhstan
Once a high roller on the political scene, now a wanted man, a former Almaty mayor makes his case for heroic status alongside the country’s founding father.
By Robert A. Saunders
13 September 2016
Why Did the Kazakh Leader Reshuffle His Cabinet?
Economic weakness and succession concerns might have influenced Nazarbaev’s decision to demote long-serving premier.
2 September 2016
Serbia’s Flirt With the EEU Premium

The recent visit of the Kazakh president marks Belgrade’s ambitions for closer economic ties with the Eurasian Economic Union.

29 August 2016
25 Years Later, Kazakhstan Grapples With Effects of Nuclear Tests Premium

Local residents near the notorious Semipalatinsk testing ground say radiation has left a deadly toll of disease.

24 August 2016
Skyrocketing Female Suicide Attempts in Kazakhstan Premium

Recent surge in suicide rates among young women in southern province brings uncomfortable issues to the forefront of public debate.

3 August 2016
Central Asia Stepping Up E-Surveillance, Reports Claim Premium

Western security firm refuses to confirm it sold Uzbekistan spyware able to monitor phone calls and e-mails.

19 July 2016
Almaty Shooting Suspect Identified Premium

Lone gunman adopted radical Islam in prison says security chief. 

18 July 2016
Four Dead in Almaty Shootout Premium

Three police and a civilian reported killed when two men attacked a police station today.

13 July 2016
Kazakh Businessman Accused of Plotting Coup Premium

Tohtar Tuleshov also allegedly funded a shadowy, multinational crime syndicate whose existence is in doubt.




Moldovan diaries

The Moldovan Diaries is a multimedia, interactive examination of the country's ethnic, religious, social and political identities by Paolo Paterlini and Cesare De Giglio.

This innovative approach to story telling gives voice to ordinary people and takes the reader on the virtual trip across Moldovan rural and urban landscapes. 

It is a unique and intimate map of the nation.

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