Kazakhstan

24 May 2019
Internet Freedom in Central Asia Beset by ‘Technical’ Difficulties Premium

Governments in the region routinely censor online speech for short-term political goals. Could Uzbekistan reverse the trend?

By Ky Krauthamer
 
2 May 2019
Kazakh Election Pits Incumbent Leader Against Designated Losers Premium

Interim President Tokayev will win next month’s election, but there is talk of an eventual handover of power to Nazarbaev’s daughter.

 
30 April 2019
Can Saxaul Save the Aral? Premium
A native tree shows great promise as a bulwark against the desert spreading over the dried-up sea bed.
 
25 March 2019
Kazakhstan’s Capital Renamed in Honor of Nazarbaev Premium
Former leader’s daughter appointed to high post one step away from the presidency.
 
20 March 2019
After Nazarbaev’s Resignation, Kazakhstan Wonders What’s Next Premium

While the region’s last Soviet-era leader may no longer be president, analysts speculate that his presence will still be felt.

 
22 February 2019
Kazakh Leader Sacks Government Amid Poverty Protests Premium

The long-serving leader blamed officials for not living up to promises to boost the economy and raise living standards.

 
5 February 2019
Kazakh Famine Documentary Breaks New Ground Premium

The mass starvation of the Stalinist 1930s doesn’t figure largely in official histories of the period.

 
29 January 2019
China Said to Free Xinjiang Camp Inmates – Into House Arrest Premium

Beijing’s agreement to release ethnic Kazakhs is its only concession so far to mounting outrage over the camp system.

 
24 January 2019
Wildlife Protector’s Killing Shocks Kazakhstan Premium

Three suspects held in savage attack on two rangers investigating poaching of saiga antelopes.

 
10 January 2019
The Fresh Spring of Ignorance Premium

Long after the fall of both the Nazi and communist regimes, today's new authoritarians have come up with creative ways to wash away inconvenient knowledge.

By Peter Gross
 

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