Remember that many of these are on foreign servers, and therefore are sometimes slow to load, and may be offline frequently. All links are external , unless otherwise noted, and open in the same window. I have put a * next to the ones that I read regularly.
Kazakhstan News: daily news and current events. Facts (old links to CIA Factbook), Travel (links, maps), Visas (visa info, Embassies and Consulates, Accommodations in Almaty, Restaurants in Almaty, Clubs and Bars in Almaty, Historical Notes (links to various sites).
Central Asian Survey is a journal published in the UK concerning the Central Asian and Caucasian regions.
Times of Central Asia is an on-line daily newsletter covering Central Asia. You can sign up and receive news updates.
Kaz Pravada (http://www.kazpravda.kz/): "National Daily Newspaper of the Republic of Kazakhstan." Politics, Economics, Society, Culture, Sport, Exchange rate. In Russian and English. This site comes and goes.
*Registan.net: "covers Eurasian politics and news, seeking to draw more attention to issues and news rarely covered in much depth, if at all, by Western media. Our focus is primarily on the former Soviet Republics of Central Asia and the Caucasus, with an eye to domestic politics, relations with with rest of the world, and foreign policy as well as the occasional report on pop culture."
Silk Road Intelligencer "seeks to provide an analysis of investment and business climate in Kazakhstan, along with the latest news from the region - updated daily." Although this is a blog, I felt that it belonged in the news area.
From the same people that publish Muse Magazine is FACES: "brings articles about the cultures of the world to the mailboxes of kids 9-14." You can order the back issue from December 1996 about Central Asia.
Kazakhstan Women Toast of Salt Lake, February 2002 article in the Tampa Tribune, search for it in their archives (copy of article is not free).
The Washington Post did a series of articles in the summer of 2002 titled Central Asia Diary. Articles in it pertaining to Kazakhstan (under Previous Dispatches) are: 8/21 Capital on the Steppes, 8/2 Kazakh Traditions, 7/22 Kazakh Repression and a photogallery.
Fallout: in Kazakhstan, the human wreckage of Soviet nuclear tests. September 2002.
Search the Moscow Times for the following: American Takes Kyrgyz Orphans Up Mountains, November 2002.
Argumenty Fakty (phonetic translation of name, not a literal one) article in Russian about adoptions in Petropavlovsk, does a good job of presenting pro and anti adoption viewpoints; Spetember 10, 2003. I can no longer link directly to the article, but if you read Russian you may be able to search for it.
Wallstreet Journal article about the effect of the Hague Treaty on international adoption. October 14, 2003. Article now only available to subscribers.
All Our Children article in April 2003 about efforts to improve the lives of children in orphanages. In the Almaty Herald. This link is a cached version.
The King of the Steppes gives a very frank look at Kazakhstan political climate, relationships with other countries, terrorism, and Nursultan Nazarbayev (President of Kazakhstan). This article is Part 2 of the series Silk Road Roaving. In pursuit of the snow leopard (Part 3) examines the oil and gas industry. Part 1 looks at Xinjiang Province (western China), Part 4 and 5 at Kyrgystan, Part 6 is about Islam and terrorism in southern Kyrgystan and Uzbekistan. In Asia Times online.
Papers written by professors in the University of Minnesota Department of Slavic and Central Asian Languages and Literatures.
Eurasianet archive of articles concerning Kazakhstan.
The origins of the Kazakhs and Ozbeks: The Concepts of Tatar, Kipchak, Togmak, and Ozbek; The Language, Customs and Traditions of the Old Kipchak-Ozbek; Division of the Ozbek Society into Ozbek, Kazak, and Mangit-Nogay; The Word "Kazak" and the Concept of Being a "Kazak"; the Growth of Kazaks; The Ozbek Tribes Arriving in Transoxiana. Very interesting article explaining the origin of Cossaks and Kazaks and Tatar.
Close Encounters with a Home Barely Known article about ethnic identity and how to include the child's culture. In the New York Times, July 22, 2004. You have to register to read the article, but registration is free.
Series of articles in the Desert-Mountain Times (weekly newspaper from Alpine, TX) written by Jim Glendinning, a travel-guide writer who went to Kazakhstan in 2004-5 with the Peace Corp. They are no longer online or archived, but if you can find them, they are well worth the time.
Kazakhs Look to Past as They Build Future in August 2004. Free registration to view the article. You will have to search the LA Times Archives to find it.
Long-Distance Adoption: Despite distance, reminders of home are everywhere (posted January 17, 2005), Comparing notes: Girls are getting to know the Nollers (posted January 18, 2005), Different places, yet quite similar worlds (posted Jan. 26, 2005) and Market madness, Street sellers thrive in Almaty (posted January 30, 2005). Series of articles written by Wayne Noller for the Fon Du Lac Reporter while in Almaty adopting two 12-year-old girls.
November 2006: there have been many newspaper and magazine articles concerning the Bor*t movie (I don't want to spell it out, as I don't want my website being found with searches for it), both pro and con.