Kazakhstan

12 October 2018
Central Asian Boxers in Tough Fight to Restore Sport’s Luster

Revered Kazakh boxer Serik Konakbaev wants to supplant the current head of amateur boxing, who faces U.S. accusations of abetting organized crime.

 
25 September 2018
Kazakh Strongman Plays the Game of Thrones Premium

Speculation swirls as Nazarbaev retires a loyal aide rumored to have fallen foul of his aspirational daughter.

 
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11 September 2018
The Kazakh Connection to Chinese ‘Political Education’ Camps Premium

Kazakh government treads a fine line between staying friendly with Beijing and protecting the interests of its co-ethnics in Xinjiang.

 
6 August 2018
‘Priceless’ Treasure Trove Found in Eastern Kazakhstan Premium

The artifacts, which show a high level of craftsmanship, are likely to have belonged to a branch of Scythians who lived in Central Asia.

 
19 July 2018
Kazakh Trial Sheds Light on Interned Chinese Muslims Premium

Beijing has refused to acknowledge running centers designed to de-radicalize Uighurs and Kazakhs in Xinjiang.

 
13 July 2018
Kazakhstan’s Strongman Gains Even More Power Premium

Meanwhile, celebrations of the establishment of Astana as the capital 20 years ago include a giant squirrel art installation.

 
27 June 2018
Number of People Disappearing in Turkmen Prisons Increases Premium

Meanwhile, Kazakhstan almost sees a rare opposition protest.

 
11 June 2018
Kazakhstan Presses China for ‘Urgent’ Answers on Detained Muslims Premium

More details and tales of harsh treatment in Xinjiang’s internment camps leak out, as Beijing keeps silence.

 
24 May 2018
Kazakhstan Seeks Return of Frozen Fortune Premium

UK court ruling saw $22 billion worth of state assets being frozen in a highly unusual case.

 
21 May 2018
Films from Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia Clean Up at Cannes

A Kazakh actress and a Polish director win prestigious awards at the film festival; other films from region explore sensitive social issues.

 

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