Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from October, 2006
Nareg, who descirbes himself as a “nice, quiet (i.e., conservative) Armenian boy” reports on an outbreak of making out in public in Yerevan.
Onnik Krikorian reports that 29 percent of Armenians are hungry.
Sean Roberts explains how Kyrgyzstan's former president could become a political issue in the United States.
Jonny Mason of Tajikistan Travels writes about training of teenage Tajik boys who work in markets to be peer trainers to teach other youths working in the market about HIV.
KZBlog reports on Kazakhstan's plan to found “social business corporations” in the country's regions to drive economic growth and meet social needs. Though the idea behind them is seemingly similar to “social entrepreneurship,” KZBlog notes that no one seems too interested in the social end of the things with the...
Tolkun Umaraliev reports on corruption in Kyrgyzstan's education system.
Shohruh says that China and Russia cannot save Islam Karimov, the president of Uzbekistan.
Sean Roberts notes that next is a big week for three Central Asian countries. Three very different events will take place that show how different their politics have become since independence from the Soviet Union.
Alexander Sadikov reports on divisions within Tajikistan's Democratic party which he says have developed into a political stalemate.
Onnik Krikorian has posted his first Armenian parliamentary election monitor, a weekly roundup of news regarding the coming election.
At neweurasia, Leila translates a Russian language post on press freedom in Kazakhstan.
Dan O'Huiginn profiles Dariga Nazarbaeva, the politically powerful daughter of Kazakhstan’ president.
Mirsulzhan Namazaliev writes that both the government and the opposition in Kyrgyzstan are destabilizing the country by failing to engage in dialogue. He says that only well-known and respectable centrist politicians can fix this situation.
Registan.net notes an apparent coming thaw in relations between the EU and Uzbekistan.
Members of the United States Congress held a hearing yesterday on Tajikistan's upcoming presidential election. James of neweurasia was on hand and reports on the proceedings.
Leila Tanayeva reports on the screening of three documentaries on Central Asian music that recently took place in Prague.
The Armenian Odar shows how bad an Armenian traffic jam is.
Sanjar Qiam writes about crossing over from Afghanistan to Tajikistan.
Vadim notes that Tajikistan is ranked the most favorable environment for journalists in Central Asia by Reporters Without Borders, though he says he does not agree with that determination.
The Atyrau Informant explains the sources of anger in the recent outburst of violence between Kazakh and Turkish workers in Atyrau, Kazakhstan.
KZBlog notes that a couple articles on the the Palace of World Peace, a pyramid designed by UK architect Lord Foster, in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan. Featured in these stories, the blogger says, is the story of the country's new capital itself.