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Is Kazakhstan’s ‘dialogue of civilizations’ all about image, or doing some real good?

Check out this new article by CAP Director, Marlene Laruelle. Reposted from the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage Blog.

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“Imagined” vs “real” nation-building: language and identity policies between theory and practice in Central Asia

Nationalities Papers, Volume 43, Issue 3, May 2015 is now available online is now available online on Taylor & Francis Online.

Special Issue: “Imagined” vs “real” nation-building: language and identity policies between theory and practice in Central Asia

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The Power of Soft Power in Kazakhstan

Presidential elections were held in Kazakhstan on April 26, 2015. Incumbent president Nursultan Nazarbayev was easily reelected with more than 97 percent of the votes. The majority of the electorate understood that the election was organized to be a confirmation vote for the president.

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GW Library Research Guide-Central Asia

The Central Asia Collection at the Global Resources Center (GRC) is devoted to the research needs of those actively engaged in Central Asian Studies. The GRC Central Asia library guide and collection includes resources on Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazkahstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

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New Report – Uzbekistan: How the President’s Daughter Controlled the Telecom Industry

A new report by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project on Gulnara Karimova’s efforts to control the telecoms sector in Uzbekistan as a follow up to the March 3rd event Open Society Foundations hosted on corruption in Uzbekistan.

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Uzbekistan Parliamentary Elections 2014

December 21, 2014, Uzbekistan witnessed the 5th post-Constitutional Parliamentary and City Councils elections and were commended by more than 300 international observers from 50 countries and international organizations such as OSCE/ODIHR, SCO, OIC, Association of World Election bodies (AWEB) and CIS.