Disasters in the making

Will Conroy in Prague September 19, 2020

Iran, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan among countries ranked most vulnerable by inaugural edition of Ecological Threat Register.

Kazakhstan headhunts Belarusian IT developers, in vain so far

Almaz Kumenov for Eurasianet September 7, 2020

Astana Hub hoping political unrest could tempt some specialists into coming their way.

Kazakhstan slaps foreign bank account ban on officials

Nizom Khodjayev in Bishkek September 3, 2020

Scandals have increased public’s frustration with unexplained offshore wealth of the elite. Move may be seen as just window-dressing. President struggling to convince country he is bringing in meaningful economic and democratic reforms.

COMMENT: How Covid-19 is changing international business and politics

David Landsman OBE and Khawar Qureshi QC in London September 2, 2020

Ever since the plague in Athens in 430 BC described by Thucydides, epidemics have followed movements of people and changed the course of history. Today Covid-19 risks challenging the foundations of business in our modern interconnected world

Bitcoin power consumption need not blow your brains—yet

bne IntelIiNews August 29, 2020

Russia, Kazakhstan and Iran make top 10 in electricity consumption index for digital currency mining industry.