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Analyses | | Aleksandra Jarosiewicz, Marek Matusiak, Krzysztof Strachota
On 16 December in Zhanaozen (Mangystau region) riots broke out, and as a result of the pacification action at least ten people died. In the following days, demonstrations were also held at other places in the region.
Analyses | | Aleksandra Jarosiewicz
During President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov of Turkmenistan’s visit to China (23-25 ​​November) a contract was signed to supply 25 billion m³ of gas to China, which together with previously concluded contracts represents a total of 65…
Analyses | | Agata Wierzbowska-Miazga
On 18 November in Moscow, the presidents of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan – Dmitri Medvedev, Alyaksandr Lukashenka and Nursultan Nazarbayev – signed documents designed to lead to the creation of a Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).
Analyses | | Katarzyna Chawryło, Wojciech Górecki
On 8 November, the Tajik court of first instance handed down jail sentences of eight and a half years to two pilots (one a citizen of Russia, the other of Estonia) who were working for the Russian company Rolkan Investment Ltd. They…
Analyses | | Aleksandra Jarosiewicz, Marek Matusiak
Western Kazakhstan (735,000 km², population 1.66 million), which is over a thousand kilometres from the political centre of the country, is the region where the bulk of the oil and gas industry is concentrated – the industry which has…
Analyses | | Józef Lang
The elections end the phase of provisional government, which began after the overthrow of President Kurmanbek Bakiyev in April last year. Given the scale of the social, economic and political challenges facing Kyrgyzstan, this…
Analyses | | Józef Lang
On 21-22 October, the US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton paid a visit to Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. The talks were focused on Afghanistan, particularly these countries’ participation in the so-called ‘Northern Distribution Network…
Analyses | | Iwona Wiśniewska
This document is intended to replace more than 100 bilateral agreements which currently govern free trade between these countries. The free trade area can only come into force when all the signatory states ratify it.
Analyses | | Aleksandra Jarosiewicz
The increase in the Far Asian countries’ activity poses a challenge both to the West, which wishes to acquire raw materials (oil and gas, but also rare metals and uranium), as well as to Russia, which is interested in maintaining…
Analyses | | Aleksandra Jarosiewicz
This strike is unprecedented in its duration and scale, and it has hit both Kazakhstan’s strategic oil sector and KazMunaiGaz, which is the most important state-owned company. The responses from both the company and the government…