Central Asia

Astana: A City Analysis and Future Development

Futuristic, expansive, cold, frigid, and even the “the space station in the steppes” are some words that are used to describe Kazakhstan’s capital of...

Kazakhstan between stability and reforms

Announced in March, the early presidential election in Kazakhstan has become a debate about the results reached during the past years, the actual problems...

New run in Kazakhstan?

On April 26 Kazakhstan will vote to choose the next president, as a way to respond to global economic and regional socio-political crisis. On...

Eurasian Heart of Gold

What is the impact of Kumtor on Kyrgyzstan’s Gold Mining Sector? Nationalization talks have started again in Kyrgyzstan about the ownership...

The Crimea Model: Will Russia Annex the Northern Region of Kazakhstan?

Ukraine’s Crimea Peninsula was unlawfully annexed by referendum arranged by pro-Russian separatists backed by Russia. President Putin denies the annexation was politically motivated and...

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