‘Between public good and bad governance’

Under the banner ‘Between public good and bad governance’ the European Parliament hosted a conference discussing the contemporary role of NGOs, writes Gary Cartwright. Delegates, from the worlds of politics, civil society, academia, and the press heard the argument that the lines between NGOs and lobbyists, and, indeed, purveyors of fake news, have become increasingly blurred. The…

MORE OF A “CORONATION” THAN AN ELECTION

The preliminary results of the Presidential election in Kazakhstan based upon exit polls from yesterday’s voting indicate that Kassym-Jomart Tokayev has emphatically won with over 70% of the votes giving him a clear victory over the other 6 candidates. The nearest contender was former journalist Amirzhan Qosanov with just over 16 %. The final official…

Wanted Man – The story of Mukhtar Ablyazov

The story of Mukhtar Ablyazov

Mukhtar Ablyazov, has been described by the British press as “the world’s richest fraudster” . His story begins in 1963 in a modest village in the southern region of Kazakhstan, and it takes us across continents, through bedrooms and boardrooms, courtrooms and prison cells, to the lofty heights of the U.S. Presidency. This book, subtitled…