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Mass Die-Off Of Critically Endangered Antelope ... For Third Year In A Row

Scientific American | Posted 06.01.2012 | Green

By John R. Platt (Click here for original article) This is getting a bit weird. In May 2010 at least 12,000 critically endangered saiga antelopes ...

'Glorious Nation' Where Apples Originated

| Sam Kean | Posted 05.19.2012 | Science

Nearly every child has bitten into a crabapple (left) at some point and spit it back out--yuck! But a new study in PLoS Genetics shows that modern su...

Very Nice: Borat Still Boosting Kazakhstan Tourism

Posted 04.24.2012 | Travel

He may be an unlikely tourism ambassador, but Borat seems to be doing great things for travel to Kazakhstan. Borat is known from the Sacha Baron Cohen...

Borat 'National Anthem' Played For Kazakstan Athletes

The Huffington Post | Mark Hanrahan | Posted 03.23.2012 | World

Wo-wo-wee-wah! Kazakh athletes were left enraged after a parody of their national anthem from the spoof film "Borat" was played for a gold medallist a...

PHOTOS: A Look Inside Kazakhstan's Capital

Posted 02.07.2012 | Travel

The following is an excerpt from the February issue of National Geographic magazine: The new capital of Kazakhstan does not lack for exotic buildin...

Move Over, 'Borat': Kazakh Filmmakers Seek New Image

Posted 01.25.2012 | Arts

Half a decade after Sacha Baron Cohen's comedy Borat scandalized the American public with its damning portrayal of a Pamela Anderson-obsessed, bumblin...

A Dictators' Dead Pool for 2012: Predicting Crisis or Forecasting Opportunity?

Philip N. Howard | Posted 01.31.2012 | World
Philip N. Howard

It may seem crass to make a dictators' dead pool. But given the murderous history of some of strongmen who might be on the list, it is not unreasonable to think through the means and implications of their departure.

$39 Billion, Just the Tip of the $20 Trillion Oil Iceberg

Jigar Shah | Posted 01.30.2012 | Green
Jigar Shah

Our energy needs are in conflict are out of synch with natural systems. In the case of the Caspian Sea's $39 billion oil-drilling project, here are some facts.

Regional Commitment to Afghanistan Is Critical

Yerzhan Kazykhanov | Posted 01.14.2012 | World
Yerzhan Kazykhanov

We believe strongly that Afghanistan now has a new opportunity to build a better future for its people. It is in the interests of all who value peace and stability that Afghanistan succeeds.

Border Tensions Sit Uneasy With Enviromental Challenges

Leyla Aliyeva | Posted 11.25.2011 | Home
Leyla Aliyeva

The international community - political as well as scientific - needs to understand that without true international dialogue, the scope for environmental action is dramatically limited. But with that dialogue comes unlimited opportunity that goes far beyond the future of one species.

Kazakhstan Adds To Europe's Summer Of Discontent on Religious Freedom

Joseph K. Grieboski | Posted 12.07.2011 | Religion
Joseph K. Grieboski

From Brussels to Budapest, Moscow to Vienna, Europe has been the source of considerable legislative undermining of the fundamental right of freedom of religion and belief.

Kazakhstan's Nuclear Weapons Free Anniversary

Daniel Witt | Posted 11.16.2011 | World
Daniel Witt

Kazakhstan is marking a special anniversary. Twenty years ago, the soon-to-be independent Soviet state closed the infamous Semipalatinsk nuclear testing site and provided fresh impetus to the still-incomplete campaign to ban atomic weapons.

As Central Asia Fragments, Could English Be the Answer?

Cleo Paskal | Posted 11.15.2011 | World
Cleo Paskal

On Christmas Day, 1991, five new countries were born. This year Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan turn 20. A lot has changed.

JD Schramm: In Kazakhstan, The Professor Becomes The Student

Red Room | Posted 01.23.2012 | Education
Red Room

If doctors make the worst patients, what kind of students would a group of professors and administrators make? Twelve days in Kazakhstan revealed that we actually did pretty well as the recipients of experiential learning rather than the dispensers.

Sting: "Sending out an S.O.S." on Kazakh Human Rights Abuses

Martin Lewis | Posted 09.02.2011 | World
Martin Lewis

Apprised by Amnesty International of the latest rights abuses in Kazakhstan being inflicted on oil workers and their union leaders, Sting canceled a major concert appearance.

An IMF Leader From the Steppe

Charles Becker | Posted 08.07.2011 | World
Charles Becker

It is no surprise that the leading candidate to succeed Dominique Strauss-Kahn at the IMF is another French citizen, Christine Lagarde. Yet, beyond northwestern Europe there has emerged an exceptional leader from an unlikely place: Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan's Presidential Election Shows Progress

Daniel Witt | Posted 06.11.2011 | World
Read More: Kazakhstan, World News
Daniel Witt

While Kazakhstan needs to continue to improve its election processes, I would argue that the most recent presidential contest was, overall, a success story.

Kazakhstan's Historic Election

Al Eisele | Posted 06.04.2011 | World
Al Eisele

Kazakhstan's relatively quiet election process, with its extraordinarily high turnout and lack of violence, stood in sharp contrast to recent political and social unrest in parts of Russia and in the so-called "Arab Awakening."

The Case for Stronger Ties With Kazakhstan

Daniel Witt | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Witt

While the U.S. should continue to encourage Kazakhstan to see the long-term benefits of developing a free media, rule of law, and political institutions that are fully publicly accountable, the U.S. needs to recognize its accomplishments as well.

WATCH: Space Capsule Lands In Kazakshtan

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Three astronauts aboard the Soyuz Space Capsule have landed safely in Kazakhstan after a months-long mission at the International Space Station. Am...

Fire in Oslo Over Liu's Nobel Peace Prize

Thor Halvorssen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Thor Halvorssen

China threatened "consequences" if governments supported Liu Xiaobo by attending the Nobel Prize ceremony this year. The strategy worked. More governments declined invitations than ever before.

Is the Father of the Nation Big Enough to Expand Freedom in Kazakhstan?

Sam Patten | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sam Patten

Given how far Kazakhstan has come economically in the last two decades, it is reasonable to ask if President Nursultan Nazarbayev isn't capable of meaningful political reform.

FILM: Kazakhstan Director Shoots Borat Sequel

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

A film director in Kazakhstan has shot a sequel to Sacha Baron Cohen's famous comedy Borat in a bid to improve the country's image. When it was relea...

Kazakhstan Shows Senate How to Start New Start Treaty

Al Eisele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Al Eisele

While the lame duck U.S. Senate was dithering and dissembling last week over ratifying a new nuclear arms control treaty with Russia, Kazakhstan took a giant step towards preventing nuclear terrorism and making the world safer.

Revisiting Kazakhstan: An Economic Approach Beyond Petroleum

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

Has Kazakhstan turned the corner from its Soviet years? Probably not politically, but the time has come to revisit this Central Asian republic's economic potential.