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2017

  • Another Independent News Outlet Shuts Down in Kazakhstan, 19 April 2017
    The Diplomat
  • The Problem with Dictatorland, 4 April 2017
    The Diplomat
  • Uzbekistan Puts a Smile on an Economic Blow to Turkmenistan, 16 March 2017
    The Diplomat
  • Kazakhstan’s Anti-Corruption Drive Turns Against Opposition, 27 February 2017
    The Diplomat
  • Kazakh Banks Mull Mergers, Lose Licenses in Major Restructuring, 14 February 2017
    The Diplomat
  • Syrian Sides Snub Final Document at Astana Peace Talks, 25 January 2017
    The Diplomat
  • A Corruption Earthquake Shakes Kazakhstan’s Government, 17 January 2017
    The Diplomat
  • Football Leaks: The Kazakh Connection, 3 January 2017
    The Diplomat

2016

  • France Sets Kazakh Ex-Banker Free, Cancels Extradition Order, 11 December 2016
    The Diplomat
  • Centerra Gold scraps quarterly dividend for the first time since 2010, 9 December 2016
    The Conway Bulletin
  • Is a Banking Supergiant in the Making in Kazakhstan?, 2 December 2016
    The Diplomat
  • Is Nazarbayev’s New Personality Cult a Prelude to an Exit?, 25 November 2016
    The Diplomat
  • VimpelCom sees price inflation in Uzbekistan, 3 November 2016
    The Conway Bulletin
  • External Shocks Continue to Put Pressure on Central Asian Economies, 25 October 2016
    The Diplomat
  • Kashagan Restart Gives Kazakhstan hope, 17 October 2016
    The Diplomat
  • Gazprom alumni increase presence in Armenia’s government, 1o October 2016
    The Conway Bulletin
  • Sargsyan appoints brother of billionaire as new Armenian PM, 13 September 2016
    The Conway Bulletin
  • Fashion brands accuse Turkmenistan of using forced labour to pick cotton, 4 June 2016
    The Conway Bulletin
  • Central Asia, the Panama Papers and the myth of the periphery, 20 May 2016
    openDemocracy Russia (with Bradley Jardine)

    • cited in: Alexander Cooley and John Heathershaw, Dictators Without Borders: Power and Money in Central Asia, Yale University Press, 2017 [link]
  • Construction of CASA-1000 officially launched in Tajikistan, 12 May 2016
    The Conway Bulletin
  • Georgia raises interest rates for first time in 3 years, 27 April 2016
    The Conway Bulletin
  • Rakishev closes in on Kazkommertsbank, 22 April 2016
    The Conway Bulletin
  • Azerbaijan cuts overseas study subsidies, 15 April 2016
    The Conway Bulletin
  • Sales of GM Uzbekistan cars to Russia grow, 13 April 2016
    The Conway Bulletin
  • Unpaid gas bill piles pressure on to Kyrgyz glass-maker, 8 April 2016
    The Conway Bulletin
  • Oil smuggling ring busted in Georgia, 23 March 2016
    The Conway Bulletin
  • EU calls for improved relations with Azerbaijan, 4 March 2016
    The Conway Bulletin
  • Central Asia-focused oil company Tethys looks for partner, 4 January 2016
    The Conway Bulletin

2015

  • Kazakh trade with Eurasian Economic Union members falters, 13 November 2015
    The Conway Bulletin
  • Nazarbayev sacks Kazakhstan Central Banker, 2 November 2015
    The Conway Bulletin
  • Kazakhstan’s bail-out of savers to cost $420m, 9 October 2015
    The Conway Bulletin
  • Ominous outlook for Kazakhstan’s oil exports, 1 October  2015
    The Diplomat

    • cited in: Eugene Rumer, Richard Sokolsky, Paul Stronski, “U.S. Policy Toward Central Asia 3.0”, The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 25 January 2016 [link]
  • Russia’s Inter RAO sells Armenia’s electricity network, 30 September 2015
    The Conway Bulletin
  • Samsung stops work on vital Kazakh power plant, 23 September 2015
    The Conway Bulletin
  • The Turkic connection: Turkey-Central Asia relations explained, 22 September 2015
    Central Asian Analytical Network (with Daniyar Kosnazarov – EN and RU versions)
  • Kazakhstan’s Nazarbayev appoints daughter as deputy PM, 11 September 2015
    The Conway Bulletin
  • Kyrgyzstan launches new “game-changing” power line, 28 August 2015
    The Conway Bulletin
  • Almaty loses out to Beijing for Winter Olympics 2022, 31 July 2015
    The Conway Bulletin
  • Kazakhstan and shady London real estate deals, 23 June 2015
    The Diplomat
  • EXPO in Kazakhstan: Nepotism and Corruption Revealed, 22 July 2015
    The Diplomat
  • Nazarbayev: ‘There are no untouchables in Kazakhstan’, 6 July 2015
    The Diplomat
  • EXPO in Kazakhstan Becomes Corruption Show, 30 June 2015
    The Diplomat
  • Kazakhstan to join WTO by end of the year, 25 June 2015
    – The Conway Bulletin
  • Dubai Chases Turkmenistan Oil Stake, 24 June 2015
    The Diplomat
  • Kazakhstan: Kashagan hopes are up, 22 June 2015
    The Diplomat
  • Europe and Turkmenistan make nice, 17 May 2015
    The Diplomat
  • Victory Day in Central Asia, 11 May 2015
    The Diplomat
  • Feature: No Surprises in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, 27 April 2015
    The Diplomat (with Daniyar Kosnazarov)
  • Tough Outlook for Central Asian Economies, 25 March 2015
    The Diplomat
  • Kazakhstan: One Last Time for Nazarbayev, 16 March 2015
    The Diplomat
  • International Lenders Bet on Tajikistan, 12 March 2015
    The Diplomat
  • Nazarbayev says to run in presidential election, 11 March 2015
    – The Conway Bulletin
  • Kazakh oil company suspends shares, 4 March 2015
    – The Conway Bulletin
  • HSBC Scandal Unveils Central Asian Figures, 17 February 2015
    The Diplomat
  • Uzkebistan: Rumors of Karimov’s Demise Emerge Again, 15 February 2015
    The Diplomat
  • Kazakhstan and the Emerging Market Gold Rush, 5 February 2015
    The Diplomat
  • Rouble demand soars in Kazakhstan, 4 February 2015
    – The Conway Bulletin
  • Kazakhstan’s Nuclear Indecision, 26 January 2015
    The Diplomat
  • A Timid Uzbek-Tajik Rapprochement, 24 January 2015
    The Diplomat
  • Kazakhstan’s Broken Brokerage, 16 January 2015
    The Diplomat
  • Kazakhstan, not a veggie’s paradise, 14 January 2015
    – The Conway Bulletin
  • Islam and Central Asia: Threat or Myth?, 13 January 2015
    The Diplomat

    • cited in: Sergey Marinin, “State Regulation of Religion in Kazakhstan: Reconsideration of Approaches”, Working Paper #23, OSCE Academy Bishkek, April 2015 [pdf]
  • Inertia might put Russian energy on a diet, 13 January 2015
    Vostok Cable

2014

  • Nursultan Nazarbayev’s TV Tour, 31 December 2014
    The Diplomat
  • Ruble Collapse a Problem for Central Asia, 21 December 2014
    The Diplomat
  • Kazakh Apps, Between Trends and Control, 18 December 2014
    The Diplomat
  • Amidst gallows humour the falling rouble is a serious threat, 17 December 2014
    Vostok Cable
  • Yes, Uzbekistan is Putin’s friend, 15 December 2014
    The Diplomat
  • Kazakhstan to Sponsor Turkish Football Giant?, 19 November 2014
    EurasiaNet
  • Nazarbayev Signals U-Turn on Alternative Energy, 17 October 2014
    EurasiaNet  читайте на русском здесь
  • KazKom stock woe: Share price drop linked to purchase of BTA Bank, 1 October 2014
    The Conway Bulletin
  • Concreting over the Silk Highway, 9 September 2014
    openDemocracy Russia
  • Most Kazakhs are unaware of Eurasian Economic Union, 4 June 2014
    The Conway Bulletin
  • Kazakhstan and the EEU: the rise of Eurasian scepticism, 15 May 2014
    openDemocracy Russia (with Luca Anceschi)
  • Socialism and the crisis in Ukraine, 14 May 2014
    Vostok Cable
  • A slow shift for Kazakhstan’s space program behind a diplomatic row, 24 April 2014
    The Times of Central Asia
  • Central Asian and Kazakhstan energy threatened by possible sanctions against Russia, 21 April 2014
    The Times of Central Asia
  • The return of Prime Minister Massimov in Kazakhstan: A sign of continuity, 10 April 2014
    The Times of Central Asia
  • Kazakh labour unions too afraid of police to launch long strikes, 9 April 2014
    The Conway Bulletin
  • Kazakhstan labor disputes and inflation may slowdown overall economy, 7 April 2014
    The Times of Central Asia
  • Massimov becomes Kazakh PM, again, 2 April 2014
    The Conway Bulletin
  • Kazakh tenge devaluation threatens Aktau airport, 19 March 2014
    The Conway Bulletin
  • Nazarbayev treads a tightrope on Ukraine, 12 March 2014
    The Conway Bulletin
  • On the situation in Ukraine, 4 March 2014
    VostokCable (with Lili Bayer, Vladimir Sarkisyants, Paul Hansbury, and Josh Black)
  • Confidence in Kazakhstan’s Central Bank slips, 28 February 2014
    – The Conway Bulletin
  • Kazakhstan and IAEA on the International nuclear fuel bank for low-enriched uranium, 23 February 2014
    The Times of Central Asia
  • New Year, New Foreign Policy, 20 February 2014
     VostokCable
  • Kazakhstan protests on tenge devaluation and a pledge of 5.4b USD to support the economy, 17 February 2014
    The Times of Central Asia
  • Kazakhstan strike may snowball after tenge devaluation and increased inflation, 13 February 2014
    The Times of Central Asia

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