economist.com. “The New Silk Road” - Kazakhstan turns geography to advantage as China builds a “New Silk Road”.
sputniknews.com. “Trotskist-Type Revolutions Go On Without the World Even Knowing It” - Now, almost a hundred years on the Soviet state is gone, but Trotskist policy has grown into a global threat that has never existed before. "Trotsky" might be the code word for understanding the nature of chaos in the Middle East and beyond. The 1917 October revolution in Russia shook the world spreading horror of "communist atrocities" and "red terror". Now, almost a hundred years on the Soviet state is gone, but Trotskist policy has grown into a global threat that has never existed before.
newsday.com. “Vladimir Putin caught in his own Ukraine dilemma” - Ukraine may have slipped from the headlines, but tensions in the country's Eastern region, where Moscow-backed insurgents operate, remain high -- and threaten to rise higher with a new influx of Russian troops and weaponry.
theguardian.com. “Kazakhstan's Nazarbayev Clan Sinks Its Teeth into McDonald's” - Fast-food giant McDonald's will open its first restaurant in the oil-rich Central Asian state of Kazakhstan next year, in partnership with an energy tycoon related by marriage to President Nursultan Nazarbayev.
themoscowtimes.com. “Kazakhstan Benefits From Russia's Misfortune” - On Nov. 11, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev unexpectedly delivered a major speech to his people in which he unveiled a "new economic policy" that he dubbed "The Pathway to the Future." Even the name itself is ambitious — a direct reference to the famous NEP that Vladimir Lenin proclaimed in the early 1920s. Nazarbayev introduced his NEP as a response to the cyclical downturn in the global economy, the drop in oil prices, Russia's conflict with the West and the economic sanctions against Russia.
sputniknews.com. “Polar Bear Population Declines by 40%: World Wide Fund for Nature” - The World Wide Fund for Nature reported that the Southern Beaufort Sea polar bear population has decreased by 40 percent, because of the change and a consequent loss of sea.