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Kazakhstan's EXPO 2017 - A Country Shows Leadership

Shai Baitel | Posted 04.03.2016 | World
Shai Baitel

We are living in times when it is becomes obvious who is a leader and who is not. Who is acting in the area of world challenges related to global warming, energy safety, and nuclear non-proliferation?

Trade And Rights Aren't Mutually Exclusive

Mihra Rittmann | Posted 11.02.2016 | Politics
Mihra Rittmann

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.

Astana Opera on New York's Cultural Radar Screen

Shai Baitel | Posted 12.26.2014 | Arts
Shai Baitel

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.

Drop The Stan? Kazakh Leader Is Thinking About It

Reuters | Posted 04.08.2014 | World

ALMATY, Feb 7 (Reuters) - President Nursultan Nazarbayev may drop the 'stan' from Kazakhstan to distinguish his booming oil-rich nation from the res...

Drivel from Dictators

Freedom House | Posted 09.18.2013 | World
Freedom House

by Daniel Calingaert Executive Vice President Dictators come up with some pretty lame excuses for abusing the rights of their citizens. And these ex...

Crimes Against Humanity--And Fashion: World's Worst-Dressed Dictators | Posted 04.02.2012 | Weird News

Crushing entire nations can leave little time for wardrobe decisions. From Adolf Hitler to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, dictators past and present have on...

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."

Obama: Al Qaeda Would Use Nuclear Weapon If It Could

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON (Associated Press) - If al-Qaida acquired nuclear weapons it "would have no compunction at using them," President Barack Obama said Sunda...

Hillary's Big Ethics Problem: Bill

Jon Wiener | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jon Wiener

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.

Kazakhstan's President's Brother Pays Over $20M For NY Apartment

NY Post | Page Six | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

THE brother of Kazakhstan's president paid just over $20 million for an apartment at the condo-ized Plaza Hotel. The Post's Braden Keil reports oil-ri...