Kelimbetov Replaces Marchenko at Kazakh Central Bank

By Nariman Gizitdinov

Kairat Kelimbetov, a deputy prime minister who led the nationalization of failing Kazakh lenders in 2009 as the chief of the country’s sovereign wealth fund, will replace Grigori Marchenko as central bank governor. READ MORE

China's Ambitions in Xinjiang and Central Asia: Part 1

This is a three-part series on China's evolving strategic interests in Central Asia and in its own far northwest, the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region. Part 1 looks at Xinjiang's history as a "buffer region" protecting China's core and linking it to Eurasia. This installment also examines recent efforts by Beijing to adapt the region's legacies to new uses READ MORE

Former Soviet states stand up to Russia. Will the U.S.?

By Carl Gershman

Russian President Vladimir Putin has had some success recently using his support for the Assad regime in Syria to strengthen Moscow’s position in the Middle East. But his progress on this front is much less important than Moscow’s growing troubles in its “near abroad,” as it refers to the strategically vital area to its immediate west. READ MORE

Criminal oligarchy threatens Europe

By Alina Kantor

Trying to avoid criminal liability for the theft of billions of dollars , arrested in France Kazakh oligarch Mukhtar Ablyazov and his companions battle provoked information on the European media space . Attacks are those who , in one way or another, is opposed to a criminal syndicate. Extracts and French democracy . The Fifth Republic is criticized for being Abliyazov in detention , subjected to the pressure of the French court , which must decide on the extradition of the oligarch. In parallel, the propaganda campaign in his defense. READ MORE

Kazakhstan Needs More RUR and CNY in International Trading

Kazakhstan, which has linked KZT to a multi-currency basket since September, where the RUR has the share of 10%, the next year wants to introduce a floating corridor and to define the scope of interventions, by which the limits of this corridor shall shift. READ MORE

Uzbekistan, Czech Republic to hold next meeting of intergovernmental commission

On Thursday Uzbek Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov and Czech Ambassador to Uzbekistan Ginek Peyha exchanged views on the schedule of upcoming Uzbek-Czech political contacts and on holding in Tashkent the next meeting of the intergovernmental commission on trade-economic and scientific-technical cooperation, Uzbek Foreign Ministry press service told. READ MORE

Kazakh and French PMs discuss bilateral relations

Kazakh Prime Minister Serik Akhmetov has held talks with his French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault during his working visit to France, Kazakh Prime-Minister's press-service reported. READ MORE

Expert about Bishkek SCO summit


Political analysts summed up the results of the SCO summit in Bishkek. According to an expert in public administration Alisher Mamasalieva to Kyrgyzstan only positive results. Are more ambiguous outcome of negotiations for Russia and China. READ MORE

Beijing’s Occupy A Moscow Place In Central Asia

In the days preceding the visit of Xi in Tashkent, Russian experts agreed on one thing - China is not left in isolation from Russia in Central Asia competitive struggle which, it should be noted, while developing a common framework of "healthy competition" between the two powers. However, on certain economic areas can already be seen advancing sensitive Beijing Moscow. READ MORE

SCO Summit Focuses On Afghanistan, Economic Cooperation


A summit in Bishkek of the leaders of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization has focused on fostering economic development and regional security cooperation, especially regarding the situation in Afghanistan.  READ MORE