Kazakhstan

20 June 2017
Astana Expo’s Future Vision Attracts Meager Crowds

Event’s PR chief launches attack on Foreign Policy piece panning the exhibition.

 
19 May 2017
Special Treatment

The use of punitive psychiatry against political opponents appears to be on the upswing in post-Soviet states.

By Madeline Roache
 
kyrgyzstan landslide
1 May 2017
Kyrgyzstan Mourns Victims of Landslide Tragedy Premium
Residents of village nearby heed warnings, escape second slide yesterday.
 
24 April 2017
Kazakhstan Mulls Ban on Islamic Clothing Premium

President Nazarbaev criticizes religious clothing for being at odds with secular nature of the state. 

 
13 April 2017
Next on the Menu for Kazakh Diners: Alphabet Soup Premium

Nation’s leader revives a pet project to modernize the alphabet, and with it, Kazakh national identity.

 
20 March 2017
Kazakhstan: Education Reforms Assailed by Patriotic Camp
Kazakhstan’s government knew what it was getting when Yerlan Sagadiyev was appointed education minister in February 2016. From EurasiaNet.org.
By Aktan Rysaliev
 
21 February 2017
Are Russian Suicide Games Spreading to Central Asia? Premium

Kyrgyz and Kazakh authorities close online groups, question children over social media ‘death groups.’

 
2 February 2017
After Tajikistan, Kazakhstan Bans Unregistered Mobiles Premium

In the name of security, mobile phone and internet users face mounting restrictions and higher costs.

 
20 January 2017
US, Britain Say Rolls-Royce Bribed Kazakh and Azeri Officials Premium

British firm to pay $800 million in fines for corruption over decades in nearly a dozen countries.

 
17 January 2017
Scientists Dream of Reviving Extinct Caspian Tiger Premium

Could wild big cats soon be splashing in one of Central Asia’s great lakes?

 

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