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The behind-closed-doors trial has revealed nothing about the specific actions the former security services chief is said to have undertaken.
Cargo traffic from Russia doubles, electricity export plans, and the former president gets even more megalomaniacal. Eurasianet’s weekly briefing.
Milo Djukanovic is one of Emerging Europe’s longest-serving political leaders but is expected to lose the presidential election runoff to his youthful rival Jakov Milatovic.
Only one in four voters in Almaty, the country's largest city, cast their ballot.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has weakened its influence in Central Asia, especially in Kazakhstan. Russia is no longer a regional hegemon, which may increase regional instability. Tensions between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan are especially dangerous.
Lawsuits focus on First Heartland Jusan Bank, the sixth-largest bank in Central Asia’s largest economy.
De-Nazarbayevification is a useful electoral strategy, which may explain why the news was announced by Kazakhstan’s ruling party ahead of polls next month.
Tokayev's walking a fine line between building relations with China and the West and not upsetting the main man in the Kremlin.
The government narrative is vague and full of holes.
Franchisee banned by US parent corporation from purchasing Russian meat supplies. Alternative sourcing would apparently mean running business at a loss.
History of Kazakh-Russian relations is long and troubled. Implications of Moscow’s decision to go to war in Ukraine mean the latest chapter threatens to generate some insoluble tensions.
As Mongolians protest against the alleged embezzlement of up to $12.8bn in state coal export revenues, bne IntelliNews takes a look at the other greatest scams in the region over the last three decades.
Kazakh President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev was on the road this week making his first diplomatic trips following his re-election and symbolically chose to meet Russia's Putin first, but just as symbolically chose to meet France's Macron the next day.
Kazakhstan’s re-elected president has seven years to show he really does understand the meaning of the word he mouths so often, “reform”.
Franchisee introduces indefinite closure of all restaurants. Supply issues are cited, but details are scarce.
In seven-year term ahead, president faces prospect of rebalancing relations with Russia, China and the West.
Incumbent does not aspire to become a political reformer, but an economic one with a Singapore-style focus on economic modernisation under authoritarian rule.
The incumbent’s absence from the debate will bear him no political cost. His five rivals will all lose soundly this weekend.