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· September, 2006

Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from September, 2006

Kazakhstan: Breaking 50

At neweurasia, Adam says that if Kazakhstan is to reach its goal of being one of the 50 most competitive economies, it must do more than “polishing” its macroeconomic indicators...

Armenia: Dusty Yerevan

Christian Garbis says that a Soviet era song still played occasionally on Armenian radio, “Clean Yerevan,” is totally removed from reality, that not only is there lots of litter, but...

Tajikistan: Dushanbe-Moscow Train

Vadim of neweurasia writes about the ill-fated Dushanbe-Moscow train and the hardships faced by those who take the journey.

Kazakhstan: Nazarbaev in DC

Registan.net looks at media, editorial, and blog coverage of today's visit to the White House by Kazakhstani President Nursultan Nazarbaev.

Kazakhstan: Crossing the Line

KZBlog says that comedian Sasha Baron Cohen has crossed the line in his latest stunt as the character Borat by directly mocking the president and government of Kazakhstan in his...

Voices from Central Asia and the Caucasus

After a busy summer, we bid you welcome to a new roundup of notable online conversations from Central Asia and the Caucasus, brought to you by neweurasia and read out...

Kazakhstan: Borat vs. Nomad

Registan.net says that Western media are over-hyping the Kazakh government's displeasure with Sasha Baron Cohen's character Borat, a racist, homophobic journalist claiming to be from Kazakhstan.

Kyrgyzstan: Storming Pyramid

Yulia of neweurasia reports on the latest attack on Pyramid TV in Kyrgyzstan.

Kyrgyzstan: Bishkek Panthers

Tolkun Umaraliev reports on the Bishkek Panthers, the American Football team at the American University of Central Asia, the only such team in Kyrgyzstan. Tolkun says that the team has...

Kazakhstan: The Deal with Blogs

Leila at neweurasia writes a detailed post on the legal status of blogs and online journalism in Kazakhstan.

Afghanistan:Between war and peace

Afghan Warrior talks about countrie's security problems. The blogger says the daily life of most Afghan people is normal but in some southern and western provinces the daily life of...

Russia: Conflict With Georgia

David McDuff of A Step At A Time writes about the recent escalation of the Russian-Georgian conflict: “The Russian government is expending a great of aggressive rhetoric on this new...

Turkmenistan: Sucking Up

At neweurasia's Turkmenistan blog, Peter details just how much foreign companies — John Deere in this case — will suck up to Turkmenistan's president in order to secure business deals.

Kazakhstan: Competitiveness

KZBlog notes that Kazakhstan has slipped in the World Economic Forum's competitiveness rankings, saying that the country still has much to do at the consumer level to improve.

Kyrgyzstan: Lie Detetector

Yulia of neweurasia Kyrgyzstan translates a Russian-language post on a plan to use lie-detectors to try to root out corruption in government.

Kyrgyzstan: Things People Like

Trent Milan, marking a year in Tajikistan, lists off things he has noticed the Kyrgyz like, including a number of interesting folk remedies.

Tajikistan: Free & Fair Elections

Alexander Sadikov says that Tajikistan's upcoming presidential election will be free and fair because the sitting president faces no real opponents.

Kurdistance

Onnik Krikorian from Oneworld Multimedia has written a series of wonderful articles about the Yezidis, ethnic Kurds, who live in Georgia and Armenia. Traditionally, information gathered about the Yezidis focus...

Central Asia: HIV Conference

neweurasia reports on an HIV/AIDS conference in Bishkek that brought together officials from governments in Central Asia and other former Soviet States.

Kazakhstan: Mining Accident Fallout

Ben Paarmann reports on the fallout coming in the wake of a mining accident in Kazakhstan at a Mittal Steel mine near Temirtau.

About our Central Asia & Caucasus coverage

Paolo Sorbello is the Central Asia editor. Email him story ideas or volunteer to write.

Arzu Geybullayeva is the South Caucasus editor. Email her story ideas or volunteer to write.


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