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Studies & Opinions. Страница 7.

Hal Foster Hal Foster

ex-Los Angeles Times journalist, journalism professor

Reintroducing wild horses to the steppe will be a painstaking process

  Sometime in 2016 a joint Kazakh-German task force will fly an important cargo from Germany to western Kazakhstan, where it will be transported to semi-arid steppeland. The operation will be carried out with military precision, but the cargo won’t be... military. It will consist of six chubby little creatures known as Przewalski horses.

Chronos and Factsheets Chronos and Factsheets

Timelines of various important events.

Key events in 2014

 Here is a panorama of world events in 2014

Hal Foster Hal Foster

ex-Los Angeles Times journalist, journalism professor

It’s time for Ukraine combatants to consider asking Nazarbayev to mediate a peace

 In 1974 and 1975 U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger flew back and forth between Israel, Egypt and Syria to negotiate an end to the Arab-Israeli war of 1973. News organizations dubbed Kissinger’s mediating “shuttle diplomacy.” That term has... applied ever since to a diplomat or head of state jetting between combatant countries to try to negotiate an end to conflict between them. I thought about shuttle diplomacy when I read a terse announcement last week from Nursultan Nazarbayev’s press service saying that Kazakhstan’s president would be in Kiev on a “working visit” on Monday, December 21.

Hal Foster Hal Foster

ex-Los Angeles Times journalist, journalism professor

An inside look at the entertainment memorabilia that’s part of Hard Rock Cafe’s success

 When the first Hard Rock Cafe opened in London in 1971, one of the regulars was the legendary Eric Clapton. The latest beneficiary of the company’s memorabilia-collecting tradition is Almaty, where the newest Hard Rock Cafe just opened. Its initial... collection includes jewelry worn by Rihanna, who has a strong fan base in Kazakhstan; a pair of Michael Jackson’s black loafers; a jacket worn by Elvis Presley; and a guitar played by Angus Young of AC/DC. In the 33 years since, the collection has grown to an astounding 77,000 items, most of which are displayed at Hard Rock’s 148 cafes, 21 hotels and 10 casinos. That makes it the largest and most valuable collection of rock items in the world.

Hal Foster Hal Foster

ex-Los Angeles Times journalist, journalism professor

Kazakh peacekeepers excel at Steppe Eagle exercise so real it was sometimes scary

The Kazakh peacekeepers were still tired from their long deployment flight when they got the word that townspeople in a sector where they’d been assigned had begun rioting. The troops grabbed protective shields and other crowd-control gear and hustled to... the site. They found a hostile, screaming and cursing bunch that immediately took them on. Amid the chaos, Molotov cocktails began flying. Some landed at the feet of the peacekeepers, the flames boiling up on the soldiers’ shields, boots and legs.  

Hal Foster Hal Foster

ex-Los Angeles Times journalist, journalism professor

China is putting its money where its mouth is on Silk Road initiative

A year ago Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a key foreign-policy speech at Nazarbayev University in which he proposed creating a new Silk Road connecting China and Europe through Central Asia. 

Hal Foster Hal Foster

ex-Los Angeles Times journalist, journalism professor

Why the CEO of the petroleum-equipment maker Allen Global is rushing to invest in Kazakhstan

A lot of countries proclaim themselves business-friendly to try to attract foreign investment. Jerry Nichols, CEO of the American oil and gas equipment maker Allen Global, has learned that many of the claims are bogus. In a lot of so-called business-friendly... countries, overseas investors find themselves running a gauntlet of regulation, red tape and other problems, he said. Not so with Kazakhstan, said Nichols, who became a believer in just one trip in October.

Nursultan Nazarbayev Nursultan Nazarbayev

President of Kazakhstan

Address of Kazakhstan President Nazarbayev to the People of Kazakhstan

 Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev unexpectedly delivered his annual State of the Nation Address at a meeting of the political council of the ruling Nur Otan party on Tuesday, November 11. "I want to tell you that time is running out. The challenges are... literally rolling in. We need action. Because of this, I decided to address my message to the people of Kazakhstan at this meeting," Nazarbayev said. 

Hal Foster Hal Foster

ex-Los Angeles Times journalist, journalism professor

Mukhtar Ablyazov’s last stand

The world is closing in on Mukhtar Ablyazov. The former chairman of BTA, who fled Kazakhstan in 2009, just before the government took over the wounded bank, has one chance left to avoid extradition to Russia and prison.

Hal Foster Hal Foster

ex-Los Angeles Times journalist, journalism professor

Kazakhstan’s new defense minister is the right choice at a crucial time

I learned this week that President Nursultan Nazarbayev had named Astana Mayor Imangali Tasmagambetov the new defense minister. I think it’s a great choice. If anybody can mold Kazakhstan’s 110,000-person military into the kind of top-flight fighting force... that makes a potential enemy hesitant to attack, it’s Tasmagambetov.

Hal Foster Hal Foster

ex-Los Angeles Times journalist, journalism professor

Golovkin, the guy with a Rocky-style punch, is nearing boxing superstardom

 It was a Rocky moment. Everyone who watches a boxing movie has seen the oversized leather mitts a trainer dons to help his fighter develop punch. When Abel Sanchez slipped on the mitts in 2010 to assess Gennady Golovkin’s pop, his new protege hit him so... hard that “I felt it all over, down to my toes.”  

Hal Foster Hal Foster

ex-Los Angeles Times journalist, journalism professor

A Kazakhstan singing prodigy makes her mark in Italy’s opera scene

 Miracles have figured prominently in the life of Maria Mudryak, a 20-year-old Pavlodar native who has been captivating audiences in the most world’s most discriminating opera venue: Italy.

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