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Milestones in Nation Branding: Kazakhstan to Ditch the Stan?

Kazakhstan’s president is worried the final syllable of the country’s name is scaring off tourists and investors; Edward Snowden was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Norwegian lawmakers who may have felt slighted by Obama’s choice of ambassador to Oslo; and now there is an app for Google Glass that will identify you at a glance. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Feb 9, 2014 READ MORE



Human Rights Watch / Moises Saman

Report: Philip Morris Benefits From Child Labor

Human Rights Watch is planning to release a report on Wednesday that documents widespread child and forced labor practices on the Central Asian farms that supply tobacco to Philip Morris’ cigarette factory in Kazakhstan.

Posted on Jul 14, 2010 READ MORE


Giustra and Clinton
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Meet Frank Giustra, Mining Magnate and Clinton Chum

The name Frank Giustra may not ring any bells with those outside the international mining industry, but Thursday’s New York Times brings Giustra (pictured with Clinton) out of relative obscurity into sharp focus with its startling report about the Canadian entrepreneur, who boldly inserted himself into the uranium business in Kazakhstan (!) and into Bill Clinton’s inner circle.

Posted on Jan 31, 2008 READ MORE


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From ynetnews.com

Kazakhs Shrug at Borat, While the State Fumes

A N.Y. Times reporter finds that most Kazakhs are amused by the ludicrous representation of their country by Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat character. But their leaders apparently can’t take a joke.
UPDATE: Kazakh theaters won’t screen the movie; also, watch Borat’s response to earlier controversy

Posted on Sep 29, 2006 READ MORE


Borat
Courtesy HBO

Bush to Hold Talks With Kazakh Leader on Ali G’s Borat

When the president meets with Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev in Maine, the two will reportedly discuss the way in which Kazakstan’s image has been savaged by the Sacha Baron Cohen character, Borat. (h/t: Huff Po)

Posted on Sep 13, 2006 READ MORE


Cheney and Nursultan Nazarbayev
AP / Shawn Thew

Hypocrisy Alert: Bush to Embrace Kazakhstani Autocrat

Just after launching an initiative to combat international kleptocracy, President Bush is scheduled to meet with the leader of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, a man who stands accused in U.S. courts of high-level bribery and who runs his country as a repressive despot.

  • Nazarbayev just happens to rule an oil-rich country. Above, Dick Cheney meets with Nazarbayev in May.

  • Posted on Aug 29, 2006 READ MORE


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    Ali G’s Borat Tackles the ‘War of Terror’

    The movie trailer is out for Sacha Baron Cohen’s “Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan.” Watch an American rodeo crowd roar in approval (and then disgust) as Cohen’s Borat mocks America’s “war of terror” and arrogance.

    Posted on Aug 13, 2006 READ MORE


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