Kazakhstan

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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25 July 2014
Ukrainian, Bulgarian Governments Fall

Plus, Europe’s top rights court slams Poland over CIA renditions and two more anti-Putin protesters receive long prison sentences.

By S. Adam Cardais, Mane Grigoryan, and Madeleine Stern
 
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21 July 2014
Destination Kazakhstan? Premium

The Central Asian country lifts some visa requirements but still needs to smooth some rough edges to attract tourists. From EurasiaNet.org.

By Joanna Lillis
 
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9 July 2014
Russian Energy Titans Battle, Ukrainian Asylum Seekers on the Rise

Plus, Tajikistan rounds up hundreds of sex workers and Armenia drives a hard bargain in Eurasian Economic Union entry talks.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Madeleine Stern
 

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