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Experts say that the government is failing to develop what could be a rich and profitable sector.
Human rights observer warns that the authorities ignore the demonstrators at their peril.
The authorities may not be able to ignore mass rallies which greeted presidential vote.
A surprise transition which may have been planned for a long time.
How will Kazakstan’s leader be remembered for his 30 years in power?
8 Feb 13
Continuing persecution backed by raft of retrograde laws.
30 Jan 13
Struggling to support families, they believe their husbands were made scapegoats for 2011 bloodshed.
14 Dec 12
Authorities repressive and responsive by turn, but the old social contract has been torn up.
14 Dec 12
Repression has worsened as authorities fail to learn the real lessons of December 2011 bloodshed.
11 Dec 12
Legislation is seen as much-needed step forward, but it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere.
27 Nov 12
Prosecutors seek to wipe out opposition TV and press at a stroke.
10 Oct 12
Harsh verdict for government opponent intended as message to others.
8 Oct 12
Moscow is again embarking on an attempt to subdue Chechnya by force. Although many of the stated aims are different and so far the military tactics are marginally less brutal, the experience for the local population is exactly the same.
14 Mar 12
Kazakstan’s former capital has become a magnet for ambitious young Central Asians, attracted not just by opportunities but also by welcoming environment.
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