When it comes to human rights and rule of law, there's no mistaking that President Nazarbaev is prioritizing economic development over political reform. But economy first is no justification for putting human rights last.
New Yorkers are in the enviable position that, sooner or later, everyone will come and visit the city. We do not have to travel the world - even though many of us love to do so - to learn about different cultures because the world comes to us.
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."
What guidelines should govern Bill if Hillary becomes Secretary of State? Well, no more favors for human rights violators in exchange for big contributions to the Clinton Foundation -- and no more lying to the media about such deals.