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· October, 2006

Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from October, 2006

Armenia: PDAs

Nareg, who descirbes himself as a “nice, quiet (i.e., conservative) Armenian boy” reports on an outbreak of making out in public in Yerevan.

Armenia: Hunger

Onnik Krikorian reports that 29 percent of Armenians are hungry.

Kyrgyzstan: Akaev & US Politics

Sean Roberts explains how Kyrgyzstan's former president could become a political issue in the United States.

Tajikistan: HIV Education in the Market

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.

Kazakhstan: Social Business Corporations

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...

Kyrgyzstan: Corruption in Education

Tolkun Umaraliev reports on corruption in Kyrgyzstan's education system.

Uzbekistan: Cannot Be Saved

Shohruh says that China and Russia cannot save Islam Karimov, the president of Uzbekistan.

Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan: A Big Week

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...

Tajikistan: Democratic Split

Alexander Sadikov reports on divisions within Tajikistan's Democratic party which he says have developed into a political stalemate.

Armenia: Parliamentary Election Monitor

Onnik Krikorian has posted his first Armenian parliamentary election monitor, a weekly roundup of news regarding the coming election.

Kazakhstan: Unfree Speech

At neweurasia, Leila translates a Russian language post on press freedom in Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan: Dariga

Dan O'Huiginn profiles Dariga Nazarbaeva, the politically powerful daughter of Kazakhstan’ president.

Kyrgyzstan: Lack of Competence

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...

Uzbekistan: Thaw With Europe notes an apparent coming thaw in relations between the EU and Uzbekistan.

Tajikistan: Eyes on the Election

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.

Central Asia: Music & Film in Prague

Leila Tanayeva reports on the screening of three documentaries on Central Asian music that recently took place in Prague.

Armenia: Yerevan Traffic Jam

The Armenian Odar shows how bad an Armenian traffic jam is.

Afghanistan-Tajikistan: Crossing Over

Sanjar Qiam writes about crossing over from Afghanistan to Tajikistan.

Tajikistan: Journalists’ Paradise

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.

Kazakhstan: Angry in Atyrau

The Atyrau Informant explains the sources of anger in the recent outburst of violence between Kazakh and Turkish workers in Atyrau, Kazakhstan.

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