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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Kazakhstan: Dreams of progress, but reality comes knocking

I’ve described the significant progress Kazakhstan made in improving its international standing for economic attractiveness and the recognition that it received from the U.S. government for its reform.

For much of the past 15 years, Kazakhstan was deemed by many as having the best investment climate in the post-Soviet Commonwealth of Independence States (the CIS), being second only to Russia in its ability to attract foreign investment.… Continue Reading

Olympics update: Beijing in, Boston out (Part One)

We learned Friday that Beijing will host the 2022 Winter Olympics, and that Boston withdrew from the 2024 race. From a corruption standpoint, there’s a lot going on here.

China’s selection completes a fascinating ten-year stretch:  2014 (Russia), 2016 (Brazil), 2018 (South Korea), 2020 (Japan), 2022 (China).… Continue Reading