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Category Archives: Central Asia
A buildup of external pressure, combined with growing internal economic stress, makes Tajikistan a Central Asian state worth keeping an eye on
Tajikistan: Rahmon Facing Pressure on All Sides | EurasiaNet.org.
Last year, the Daily Mail reported that Timur Kulibayev, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s son-in-law had paid Andrew some $5 million above the asking price for the prince’s former home. An interesting window into how things get done behind the scenes. … Continue reading
China’s high-speed rail diplomacy | beyondbrics | News and views on emerging markets from the Financial Times – FT.com
“Kazakhstan is the latest in a string of Chinese trading partners who are clamouring for some high-speed rails: Thailand and Laos have recently signed memorandums of cooperation with China to build high-speed links. Chinese rail companies are bidding for high-speed … Continue reading
Two More Uzbek Prisoners Reported Dead; New Sentences Handed to Others | EurasiaNet.org.
While Tajikistan may more susceptible to the potentially destabilizing effects of rising food prices, Kyrgyzstan is already suffering from high inflation – 20% last year (IMF). Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan Eating Up Emergency Wheat Supplies | EurasiaNet.org.
Kazakhstan: What is Nazarbayev’s Motive for Early Vote? | EurasiaNet.org February 8, 2011 Another take on the reasoning behind Nazarbayev’s call for early elections. Not particularly enlightening, it does introduce the ‘opposition’. If members of the president’s party are introduced … Continue reading
Host Kazakhstan Sweeps the Asian Games, Eyes Olympic Bid | EurasiaNet.org. “There was grumbling in some quarters that the Kazakhs had taken an unfair advantage by fielding up to six competitors in events, whilst other countries were limited to just … Continue reading
Kazakhstan, rich in natural resources, political stable and one of the ‘beyond the BRIC’s’ success stories, is obviously in transition. What remains to be seen is in what direction. Kazakhstan to hold snap election, Al Jazeera (2011) — ACE Electoral Knowledge … Continue reading