· March, 2006

Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from March, 2006

Mongolia: Reporter in Court

  30 March 2006

Luke Distelhorst writes about the case of a journalist in Mongolia being taken to court for slander by the country's president and says that the country would greatly benefit from more skilled investigative journalists and greater access to government documents.

Armenia: Eclipse

  30 March 2006

Nessuna writes about seeing yesterday's eclipse from Armenia and posts to some photos and local online discussions.

Armenia: Deforestation

  29 March 2006

Onnik Krikorian reports on deforestation in Armenia and efforts to protect the country's treest. He also posts photos of people planting trees in Ijevan and Gosh.

Turkmenistan: Trans-Caspian Pipeline

  29 March 2006

Peter of neweurasia looks at the reasons behind the widespread support for a Trans-Caspian gas pipeline to carry natural gas from Turkmenistan to Azerbaijan and points beyond.

Uzbekistan: Relations With Korea

  29 March 2006

Registan.net examines Uzbek President Islom Karimov's visit to South Korea to try to woo back investment dollars that have fled the unwelcoming investment climate in Uzbekistan.

Armenia: MCA

  28 March 2006

Onnik Krikorian notes that the US plans to release significant aid to Armenia despite the Armenian government's failure to demonstrate a commitment to democratic reforms.

Mongolia: Eagle TV

  28 March 2006

Thomas Terry, in charge of Mongolia's Eagle TV, posts photos and notes from studio expansion after which the station will offer greatly expanded news broadcasts.

Uzbekistan: German Relations

  28 March 2006

Ben Paarmann discusses Uzbekistan's relations with Germany, the only Western state that still has a significant relationship with Uzbekistan, and adds to a recent media report on the relationship.

Kyrgyzstan: A Year After

  28 March 2006

Writing from Bishkek, David Read discusses the muted public reaction in Kyrgyzstan on the first anniversary of last year's revolution and the lack of notable progress under the new government.

Mongolia: Ivanhoe's Muscle

  27 March 2006

Shards of Mongolia notes that former US Secretary of State James Baker has paid a visit to Mongolia's prime minister and minister of trade and industry on behalf of Ivanhoe Mines. Shards of Mongolia says that the government absolutely must resist this pressure.

Turkmenistan: Agreement

  27 March 2006

Writing at neweurasia, Peter discusses the agreement between Turkmenistan and Ukraine to settle gas debts and says Russia looks to be the winner in the dispute.

Armenia: Peace Corps Impact

  27 March 2006

A post by Nessuna at Oneworld Multimedia about visiting the town of Berd with a friend who is a Peace Corps Volunteer prompts a discussion about the impact of these volunteers in Armenia's small villages and a post in response written by a former Peace Corps Volunteer in Armenia at...

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