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Analyses | | Aleksandra Jarosiewicz

On 20 November, the Prosecutor General’s Office of Kazakhstan lodged a motion in court seeking a ban on the organisations Alga!, Halyk Maidany and a number of mass media, including the TV stations K+ and Stan.tv, the newspapers

Analyses | | Józef Lang

On 15 October, Ermukhamet Ertysbayev, a political advisor to President Nursultan Nazarbayev, recommended an Anti-Terrorist Committee to be established in Kazakhstan. The comittee would be in charge of broadly defined fight against…

Analyses | | Wojciech Górecki
Two agreements were concluded during the visit the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, made to Tajikistan on 4–5 October: one extending the term for the stationing of the Russian 201st military base in Tajikistan until…
Analyses | | Aleksandra Jarosiewicz

Between 21 and 28 September changes were made to key positions in the Kazakh state administration. The then deputy prime minister, Serik Akhmetov, was appointed as the new prime minister and four ministers were changed. At the sametime…

Analyses | | Józef Lang, Wojciech Górecki

A number of agreements concerning for example military co-operation and co-operation in the area of hydroelectricity were signed during the President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Kyrgyzstan on 20 September. Pursuant to these agreements,…

Analyses | | Aleksandra Jarosiewicz

During a visit by the Chinese Deputy Prime Minister Hui Liangyu on 12 September, the President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov revealed the start in August of regular gas exports to China. This process was preceded by the signing of an…

Analyses | | Marek Matusiak

 

On 24 July, Tajik power structures began special operations in the Gorno – Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast (GBAO) directed against local criminal groups linked to former field commanders from the civil war period (1992-1997), some…

Analyses | | Marek Matusiak

On 20 June, Uzbekistan sent a note to the secretariat of the Collective Security Treaty Organisation (CSTO), informing them that it was suspending its membership of this body. This is the second time in the history of Uzbekistan’s…

Analyses | | Krzysztof Strachota
The twelfth summit of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) took place on 6-7 June in Beijing. The summit was attended by the presidents of the organisation’s member states: China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan…
Analyses | | Aleksandra Jarosiewicz
On 31 May, the Kazakh government announced that the charred bodies of fourteen soldiers had been found in a burnt watchtower in the mountains close to the Kazakh-Chinese border. The only surviving soldier (a 19 year old ethnic Russian…