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Latest Kazakhstan News

China's Xi To Visit Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus

Chinese President Xi Jinping is due to visit Russia, Kazakhstan, and Belarus on an upcoming trip. More

Kazakhstan Suspends Poultry Imports From Russian Region

Kazakhstan has suspended poultry imports from neighboring Russian region of Astrakhan, citing an outbreak of H5N1 bird flu there. More

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev at his swearing-in ceremony in Astana.

Nazarbaev Starts Fifth Term After Landslide

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev was sworn in to his fifth term on April 29, just three days after his landslide victory in an election criticized by international observers. More

Prominent Kazakh-Russian Singer Shukenov Dies In Moscow

Batyrkhan Shukenov, a prominent Kazakh-Russian singer-songwriter, has died at the age of 52. More

Nazarbaev Starts Fifth Term After Landslide Win In Criticized Vote

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev was sworn in to his fifth term on April 29, just three days after his landslide victory in an election criticized by international observers. More

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Latest Blog Posts

Still One Big Obstacle To Turkmen Gas To Europe

“The Caspian Sea is a sea of peace and friendship.” Top officials in the five Caspian littoral states -- Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Turkmenistan -- have been repeating that line for two decades. This mantra is about to be put to the test. More

Brutal Assault Galvanizes Kazakh Public

In a contribution to Qishloq Ovozi, Matthew Kupfer looks at the strong reaction of people in Kazakhstan, and further afield, to the brutal beating of a young man in the Kazakh capital. More
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Features & Commentary

Quality, Not Just Quantity, For Kazakh Hero Moms

Having a large family is cause for celebration, but Kazakhstan is no longer rewarding hero moms unless they can prove they are good parents.
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New Chinese Bank Becomes Major Headache For U.S.

China's decision to establish a new China-led development bank for Asia is causing major headaches in Washington. As countries -- including, now, Russia -- rush in to join the bank before a March 31 deadline, the United States looks increasingly isolated.
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U.S. Reassesses Central Asia Strategy

The State Department says it has completed a review of U.S. policy toward Central Asia at a time of economic and political uncertainty in the region.
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Kazakhstan Suspends Measles Vaccination Campaign After Many Students Fall Ill

A compulsory measles-vaccination campaign has been suspended in Kazakhstan after some 100 teenagers reportedly fell ill after being inoculated. Despite protests by parents, however, health authorities are determined to resume the campaign within days.
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Timeline: Rakhat Aliev's Fall From Grace

Rakhat Aliev rose to the pinnacle of political power in energy-rich Kazakhstan as the son-in-law of President Nursultan Nazarbaev. But when he fell, he fell hard. We look at the key events leading to Aliev's reported suicide in a Vienna prison on February 24.
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