Studies & Opinions. Страница 8.
ex-Los Angeles Times journalist, journalism professorWhen someone bent on suicide victimizes strangers who are my friends
I remember the excitement in the email I received from her in June. “Papa and Mama agreed to buy me a car!” 19-year-old Leila, a student at the Kazakh Russian University, enthused. To show off a little, she sent me a photo of herself sitting behind the... wheel of a black Honda.I knew her parents didn’t have a lot of money, so I told her I hoped she appreciated their sacrifice for her. She said she did.
Timelines of various important events.Main points of the MH17 Ukraine crash report
Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed mid-July in pro-Russian separatist-held territory in eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 people on board.
ex-Los Angeles Times journalist, journalism professorKazakhstan is close to getting main pieces of its economy-bolstering rail lines in place
Roads, rail lines and air routes aren’t just ways to get from one place to another. They’re also economic sparkplugs.
Timelines of various important events.NATO and Russia's thorny relations
Relations between NATO and its former Cold War foe Russia have been difficult and often strained since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the dissolution of its equivalent Warsaw Pact military alliance in 1991.
ex-Los Angeles Times journalist, journalism professorNazarbayev warns of global economic crisis if sanctions against Russia escalate
The West must stop racheting up sanctions against Russia or there will be a new global economic crisis, President Nursultan Nazarbayev has warned. Painfully aware that the international recession of 2008 brought Kazakhstan’s economy to a standstill, the... president is clearly worried that Kazakhstan will be one of the countries that suffers if sanctions against Russia escalate.
ex-Los Angeles Times journalist, journalism professorA stand-up comedy routine with Robin Williams – but not the kind I wanted
June of 1998 was an idyllic time for me. I had passed all of the hurdles for obtaining a Ph.D. in journalism and mass communication at the University of North Carolina, which meant I was only weeks away from obtaining the diploma itself, in August. I had just been... offered my first job as a full-time professor at Sam Houston State University near Houston, a position I would take in September.
ex-Los Angeles Times journalist, journalism professorPssst, Sabina, have your Mom read this pitch about why you should model in Tokyo.
Sabina Altynbekova, the 17-year-old Almaty resident whose good looks caused a sensation at last month’s 19-and-under Asian Women’s Volleyball Championships in Taipei.
ex-Los Angeles Times journalist, journalism professorKazakhstan wooing foreign investors at a breathtaking pace this year
Kazakhstan has been engaged in a whirlwind of activity to increase foreign investment since Karim Massimov returned to the prime minister’s position in early April. The hard work during those three months has paid off, with international companies and... development banks pledging tens of billions of dollars toward creating infrastructure and diversifying the economy.
ex-Los Angeles Times journalist, journalism professorThoughts 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.
ex-Los Angeles Times journalist, journalism professorRemembering 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.
ex-Los Angeles Times journalist, journalism professorSkype 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.
ex-Los Angeles Times journalist, journalism professorWhat 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.