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3/24/2021 OSAC Analysis

After overall production dropped due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Kazakh oil, gas, and mining workers have increasingly resorted to strikes to express frustration over low wages and salary inequality between local and forei...

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1/5/2021 OSAC Analysis

Kazakhstan will hold elections on January 10 for Parliament and local and regional legislatures, following presidential elections in 2019 that observers said contained significant irregularities and provoked widespread d...

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7/24/2020 OSAC Analysis

COVID-19 in Central Asia has presented unique challenges to the private sector since cases were first identified this year. Countries in the region have confronted issues phasing in and out of restrictive lockdowns, reso...

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2/18/2020 OSAC Analysis

On February 7, violent ethnic-based clashes erupted between Kazakhs and Dungans, a Muslim group of Chinese origin, in southern Kazakhstan. The violence destroyed several houses, killed 11 people, and sent thousands of vi...

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7/29/2019 OSAC Analysis

Internet users in Kazakhstan have reported screen prompts alerting them to download a new security certificate in order to access certain web content. This special security certificate for web browsing is a threat to dat...

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6/18/2019 OSAC Analysis

Following presidential elections held in early June, Kazakhstan has experienced protest activity that has raised concerns for operators in the region. The U.S. Embassy in Nur-Sultan (formerly Astana) released a Demonstra...

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2/4/2019 OSAC Analysis

Eastern Kazakhstan sits atop an active seismic zone, and regularly feels the effects of relatively small regional earthquakes. Almaty sits in an active fault zone, which, combined with substandard Soviet-era infrastructu...

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2/1/2019 OSAC Analysis

Central Asia is one of the most earthquake-prone regions of the world. Parts of Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, as well nearly all of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan are located at the intersection of the Indian and...

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4/4/2017 OSAC Analysis

Kazakhstan will host its first world’s fair, the International Exposition 2017 (“the Expo”) in Astana from June 10 through September 10 from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM daily. The theme of the Expo is “Future Energy,” aiming to...

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6/9/2016 OSAC Analysis

On June 5, a group of militants raided two stores selling weapons in the western Kazakhstan city of Aktobe, and attacked a military facility, triggering a major counter-terrorist operation. The government reported 19 tot...

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