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Special Report: Property rights, corruption and infrastructure in Russia and Kazakhstan

Ownerless assets – roads in particular – are a prism through which development problems in Russia and Kazakhstan, and the attendant risks, become evident.

Politics South and Central Asia

Talking corruption with Central Asia’s power lawyer

A discussion with Baker McKenzie’s Tom Firestone on the risks and best practices associated with operating in the former Soviet Republics of Central Asia.

Economics South and Central Asia Under The Radar

Under the Radar: Switching alphabets to SMEs, Kazakhstan’s plans for 2017 and beyond

A cross-the-board look at Kazakhstan’s economic turnaround in 2017 and beyond as the country powers ahead with its ambitious reform agenda.

Economics South and Central Asia

Reform and modernization in Kazakhstan

Pierre-Olivier Bussieres examines the implications of two recently announced reforms for the economy of Kazakhstan in the coming year.

Asia Pacific Security

Special Report: Who are the Uyghurs and why do they scare China?

Beijing has turned the Uyghurs into the boogeyman of Central Asia, and the focus of its Central Asian security framework, creating the SCO in the process. A special report by GRI Senior Analyst Jeremy Luedi.

Politics South and Central Asia

Did playing hockey with Medvedev get Kazakhstan’s PM fired?

Prime Minister Karim Massimov has been ousted by Kazakhstan’s leader after a flurry of social media activity. There is more to this than meets the eye.

Economics South and Central Asia

The OBOR initiative unveils Beijing’s ambitions in Central Asia

Since the launch of the China’s One Belt One Road (OBOR) Initiative, China has focused its efforts in the expansion of its presence in Central Asia.

South and Central Asia Technology and infrastructure

Hacking the Kazakh way, top-down

The ferocity of the Kazakh government’s cyber campaign against dissent in Kazakhstan inspires comparisons to China’s Great Firewall.

Security South and Central Asia

Shifts in global terror pose threats to Caspian energy investment

With the emergence of new global terror trends, the potential for terror-based disruptions to the oil industry in Central Asia and the Caucuses is causing concern.

Economics South and Central Asia

Kazakhstan and the Oil Investment Deal: Implications for Trans-Asiatic Trade

A major investment in Kazakhstan’s oil industry is bringing new opportunities to the vital Central Asian nation—but with risks for its trade with Asia.