Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from February, 2006
Afghan Reality encourages foreign forces such as Canadian soldiers stay in Afghanistan. The blogger says “Security. Security. Security. This is a persistent call for international assistance from the Afghan government, civil society and most importantly from the ordinary Afghans. How could peace and stability be envisaged without reassuring the safety...
Kazakhstan: Protests in Almaty
neweurasia and Registan.net write about yesterday's opposition protests in Almaty over the murder of opposition leader Altynbek Sarsenbaev.
Notes from Hareinik writes on Hovik Babakhanyan's one man show, “Contrabass.”
Jessica of neweurasia discusses HIV/AIDS in Eurasia.
Armenia: Temporary Anthems
Zarchka writes about Armenia's temporary anthems, the songs that suddenly become popular and are played everywhere.
Armenia: Notes from the Armenian Blogosphere
Oneworld Multimedia has roundups of the Armenian-language blogosphere and the English-language Armenian blogosphere.
Voices from Central Asia and the Caucasus
Cows by Lake Issyk Kul in Kyrgyzstan Welcome to the latest roundup from the Central Asian and Caucasian blogosphere brought to you bi-weekly by neweurasia. As usual, we take you through the countries alphabetically. Armenia: As a matter of routine, we’d like to draw your attention to the Oneworld blog...
Turkmenistan: Strange Priorities
Peter of neweurasia reports on the Turkmen government's strange spending priorities.
Kyrgyzstan: The Best Skiing
JJ reports on skiing in Karakol, Kyrgyzstan, which is claimed to be the best in Central Asia.
Armenia: Protesting Cultural Destruction
Rupen at Life in the Armenian Diaspora writes on preparing for a protest at the Azeri embassy and in front of UNESCO in Ottawa.
(South) Azerbaijan: Blogs
Onnik Krikorian takes a look at blogs from South Azerbaijan, the ethnic Azeri region of Iran.
Mongolia: Japan's Chingis Khan Craze
Mongolia Matters has the latest evidence of Japan's Chingis Khan craze.
Kazakhstan: Sarsenbaiuly Summary
Matt Jay has a valuable summary of the murder of the opposition politician Altynbek Sarsenbaiuly in Kazakhstan.
Kazakhstan: Investigation Heats Up
Registan.net notes that things seem to be heating up in Kazakhstan in the investigation of the murder of an opposition leader. The head of the Senate administration has been arrested in connection with the murder, and the opposition is calling for investigation of the president's daughter and her husband.
Georgia: Dangerous Destination?
Susan of SueAndNotU takes issue with Forbes listing Georgia as one of the world's most dangerous destinations.
Kazakhstan: Heads Roll
Registan.net and neweurasia report on the arrest of five secret service officers in Kazakhstan for the murder of an opposition leader.
Armenia: Traffickers & Ports
Ara Manoogian is angry with the Bush Administration's support for turning over US ports to a UAE company because of the country's major ties to human trafficking.
Tajikistan: Aggressive Democracy
James of neweurasia writes that Tajikistan's president is making sure that the upcoming presidential election will unfold exactly as he wishes.
Christian Garbis reports on evictions for the sake of “progress” in Armenia's capital.
Armenia: Farewell Kukuruznik
Zara writes on the destruction of a notable building in Armenia and hopes that its replacement will be but a reconstruction.
Armenia: Armenian Logic
Christian Garbis writes his thoughts and observations on Armenian logic.