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In recent weeks, Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev has faced backlash over controversial reforms to Kazakhstan's Land Code. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

In Kazakhstan, Instability Is the Lay of the Land

Historically one of the most stable of Central Asia's states, Kazakhstan may be losing its footing. Read more…

Journalists outside the Cairo headquarters of the Egyptian press syndicate on May 4 call for the interior minister's resignation two days after two reporters were arrested in an unprecedented police raid. (MOHAMED EL-SHAHED/AFP/Getty Images)

Egypt: The Boundaries of Acceptable Dissent

Even though Cairo is contending with a rebellious news media, its hold on the rest of the country remains tight. Read more…

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un delivers his televised New Year address on Jan. 1, 2016. As Kim's Workers' Party of Korea prepares to convene its first Party Congress since 1980, North Korea has apparently accelerated its nuclear missiles testing. (JUNG YEON-JE/AFP/Getty Images)

A Rare Congress and Mixed Signals in North Korea

On the eve of the first Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea in more than 35 years, Pyongyang is ramping up its missile testing. Read more…