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· August, 2006

Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from August, 2006

Turkmenistan: Islam & Diplomacy

Peter of neweurasia discusses the start of construction on the enormous new Saudi embassy in Turkmenistan. Many Turkmen officials were on hand for the laying of foundation stone, and Peter...

Kyrgyzstan: Handling Terrorism

Yulia translates a Russian post on how Kyrgyzstan is dealing with terror threats.

Kyrgyzstan: Chess

Go Kyrgyz! writes about how chess came to Kyrgyzstan and the enthusiasm for the game today.

Kyrgyzstan: Fear of the Police

Tolkun Umaraliev writes about the low reputation and public fear of the police in Kyrgyzstan, and he solicits comments from readers about their opinions on the police.

Kazakhstan: US Relations

Sean Roberts details the tensions and issues in US-Kazakhstan relations.

Kyrgyzstan: Bishkek's Beauty

JJ discovers the beauties of Bishkek, “a beautiful, safe, comfortable, green, modern and very pleasant place to live.” For the employed, anyway…

Georgia: Gangster's Paradise

Carpetblogger reports on Batumi, the capital of the Georgian region of Ajaria, saying that autonomy was far from kind to the city.

Afghanistan: President & Compromises

Dialogue 3 says Hamid Karzai, Afghan President has done a lot of compromises with warlords and has lost his credibility among Afghans. According to the blogger poverty, corruption, and insecurity...

Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan: Japan Visit and neweurasia both comment on Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's visit to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.

Armenia: Dead Villages

Onnik Krikorian has numerous new posts covering his recent visit to Lachin. Among them are ones on Ditsmayri and Herik, two dead villages in the region.

Kyrgyzstan: Afterthoughts on US Relations

Yulia has thoughts on Kyrgyzstan's relations with the United States and President Kurmanbek Bakiev's foreign policy tendencies after an eventful summer in the bilateral relations between the US and Kyrgyzstan.

Central Asia: Borders 3

Ben Paarmann posts the third part of his series on the determination of borders in Central Asia.

Mongolia: Fast Food

Alexa surveys Mongolia's fast food market.

Armenia: Detained by the KGB

Onnik Krikorian just returned from Lachin, the strategic town linking Karabakh with Armenia proper. His trip was cut short because he was detained by the KGB, which informed him his...

Central Asia: Chinese Motives

Sean Roberts discusses Chinese goals in Central Asia.

Tajikistan: Visas

Vadim writes about the difficulties Tajik citizens face in obtaining foreign visas.

Mongolia: Eagle TV & the Dalai Lama

Tom Terry, who runs Eagle TV, a television station in Mongolia owned by a Christian organization, writes about why he felt the station's news division had an obligation to cover...

Kazakhstan: Sarsenbaev & Change

Sean Roberts examines whether or not the murder of Kazakh opposition politician Altynbek Sarsenbaev will have changed anything as the trial of those accused of murdering him wraps up.

Armenia: Village Life

Zarchka writes on enjoying Armenian village life.

Kazakhstan: Almaty Driving

After having lived there for seven years, Narcogen has started driving every day, which is quite an experience.

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