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Hal Foster
Hal Foster

ex-Los Angeles Times journalist, journalism professor

Thoughts about the obstruction-of-justice conviction in Boston

A Boston jury’s conviction of 20-year-old Azamat Tazhayakov on charges of obstructing an investigation into the Boston Marathon bombings in 2013 has left some Kazakhs in disbelief.

Hal Foster
Hal Foster

ex-Los Angeles Times journalist, journalism professor

Remembering two peacekeepers – one Kazakh and one Ukrainian

At times during my journalism career I’ve been amazed to discover that seemingly unrelated stories I’ve done have ended up intertwining.

Hal Foster
Hal Foster

ex-Los Angeles Times journalist, journalism professor

Skype call records add tantalizing wrinkle to Aliyev murder case

The seven-year-old Rakhat Aliyev murder case has been a sensational affair because of his prominence, his contention that he’s a dissident rather than a criminal, and his flight from Austria to Malta when Austrian authorities were closing in on him.

Hal Foster
Hal Foster

ex-Los Angeles Times journalist, journalism professor

What Kazakhstan should do to reach its agricultural potential, according to experts

A century ago most Kazakhs who lived off the land were herders rather than farmers.

Hal Foster
Hal Foster

ex-Los Angeles Times journalist, journalism professor

What’s behind Kazakhstan and Belarus’ opposition to import penalties on Ukraine?

Kazakhstan and Belarus have rejected Russia’s call for the Eurasian Economic Union to limit imports from Ukraine or slap heavy tariffs on them – moves that much of the world sees as a Russian attempt to punish Ukraine for signing a trade agreement with the European Union.

Hal Foster
Hal Foster

ex-Los Angeles Times journalist, journalism professor

A Kazakh woman’s intriguing professional journey through swaths of paradise

Alua Pikard will be the first to tell you she’s led a charmed professional life.

Hal Foster
Hal Foster

ex-Los Angeles Times journalist, journalism professor

A special-forces unit, started from scratch, wins a key battle in Ukraine

Two hundred yards from the quiet lapping of waves on the Azov Sea, Volodymyr Shmarra sat on a bench, took a long drag from a cigarette and sighed from fatigue.

Hal Foster
Hal Foster

ex-Los Angeles Times journalist, journalism professor

When TV journalists use satire to barbecue the high and mighty – and I’m part of the fun

One of the things I’ve learned as a journalist is that if you want to skewer someone, the most effective way may not be to criticize them directly.

Chronos and Factsheets
Chronos and Factsheets

Timelines of various important events.

Five memorable World Cup opening ceremonies

Five memorable moments at World Cup opening ceremonies ahead of the 2014 edition in Sao Paulo.

Hal Foster
Hal Foster

ex-Los Angeles Times journalist, journalism professor

A story of bribes, a plane crash, a suicide and convict transfers

At first glance it looked like a ho-hum news story about a justice-system procedural matter – the transfer of two Ukrainians that a Kazakhstan military court had convicted of bribery to a prison in their homeland.


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