Tuesday, September 30, 2014


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Antigay activists trample on a rainbow flag during a protest by gay-rights activists in Moscow in 2013.

Russia: 14 Killed In Xenophobic Attacks In '14

A Moscow-based think tank that monitors xenophobia and extremism says 14 people have been killed and 77 injured in ethnically motivated attacks across Russia since the beginning of the year. More

Russia, Kazakhstan Sign Nuclear Cooperation Deal

Russian and Kazakh officials have signed an agreement on nuclear cooperation. More

Russian, Kazakh Leaders Meet In Atyrau To Discuss Ties

Russia's President Vladimir Putin is scheduled to travel to Kazakhstan’s western city of Atyrau on September 30 to attend a cooperation forum between Russian and Kazakh bordering regions. More

Russian President Vladimir Putin (center) and his counterparts from Azerbaijan, Iran, Turkmenistan, and Kazakhstan pose for a photo during the Caspian summit in Astrakhan.

Caspian Summit Kicks Off In Russia

The fourth Caspian Sea summit has opened in the Russian city of Astrakhan with the leaders of Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Turkmenistan in attendance. More

Russia Ratifies Eurasian Union Pact

Russia's State Duma has ratified the treaty on the Eurasian Economic Union (EES). More

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Latest Blog Posts

Central Asia Prepares For Afghan 'Threat' (Part 2)

As foreign forces in Afghanistan prepare to complete their drawdown at the end of this year, and responsibility for security falls entirely on Afghan government forces, the governments in Central Asia have been worrying and taking measures to prevent Afghanistan’s problems from becoming Central Asia’s problems also. More

Central Asia Prepares For Afghan 'Threat'

Central Asia's governments have been dreading January 2015, for some time. Many remember the last half of the 1990s, when the Taliban was stretching its rule along Afghanistan's northern border and the problems of the country seeped into Central Asia. More
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Features & Commentary

'-Stan' At Its End In Kyrgyzstan?

The -stan ending has been accused of tarnishing Kyrgyzstan's image, prompting a call for change.
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My Son The Jihadist

A Kazakh father recently got a first-hand view into his son's life as a jihadist in Iraq.
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Putin Downplays Kazakh Independence, Sparks Angry Reaction

Russian President Vladimir Putin's recent remarks making light of Kazakhstan's history as an independent state has sparked angry reactions.
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Is Putin 'Rebuilding Russia' According To Solzhenitsyn's Design?

In recent remarks, Russian President Vladimir Putin seemed to call into question Kazakhstan's legitimacy as a country, comments that echoed statements he made before the current crisis in Ukraine. His geopolitical vision for a "greater Russia" reminds some of a 1990 essay by Nobel laureate Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn.
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Interview: Economist Says Food Ban 'Certainly Against Russian Economic Interests'

Sergei Guriyev, former dean of the prestigious New Economics School in Moscow who left Russia in 2013 amid a crackdown on critics of the Kremlin, discusses Russia's ban on Western food imports and the dangers protectionist policies pose for the country's economic growth.
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Can Kazakhstan Become A Top Tourist Destination?

Kazakhstan is investing billions of dollars to boost its tourism sector. But the country has a long a way to go to become a popular destination for travelers.
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