Central Asia

Uranium Diplomacy:The US Double-Standard in Kazakhstan and Iran

April 18, 2012

By Allen Ruff and Steve Horn [This is a slightly revised version of  “Uranium Double-Standard: The U.S., Kazakhstan and Iran,” that originally appeared at Nation of Change. It is the second installment of an ongoing series on U.S. involvement in Kazakhstan. The first originally appeared at Truthout and is also available here.] Iran’s alleged “nuclear…

The Kazakhstan Massacre: Killing Hope to Benefit US Geopolitical Interests

March 13, 2012

by: Steve Horn and Allen Ruff, Truthout Railroad tanker cars wait on a siding in the Tengiz oil field in western Kazakhstan. (Photo: Viktor Korotayev / The New York Times) December 16, 2011, should have been, at minimum, a fairly bright day for the people of Kazakhstan marking the country’s Independence Day and 20th birthday.…