· June, 2007

Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from June, 2007

Facets of Afghanistan

  28 June 2007

Both Registan.net and Nonpon discuss the drawings of Canadian National Post illustrator Richard Johnson, who spent two months embedded with Canadian troops in Kandahar and presents a rare and haunting insight into life in the war-torn province.

RFE/RL under attack in Armenia

  28 June 2007

The Armenian branch of Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty, one of the few independent broadcasters in the country, is under increasing pressure from the government, report Oneworld and The Armenian Observer.

Uzbekistan: Electioneering

  27 June 2007

Uzbekistan's president has been making numerous trips to various regions of Uzbekistan in what Jamiyat of neweurasia calls the launch of a re-election campaign.

Tajikistan: Reforms Continue

  26 June 2007

James reports on the continued reforms being implemented by Tajikistan's President Rahmon. The president argues that his cultural reforms are designed to cut back on excessive spending by impoverished citizens, while others say they are invasively micromanaging Tajik lives.

Tajikistan: Truce Anniversary

  26 June 2007

Beyond the River says that recent political developments highlight questions that have remained open since the peace agreement in Tajikistan's civil war, the tenth anniversary of which is coming in a few days.

Armenia: Road Work

  26 June 2007

Notes from Hairenik reports on traffic nightmares in Yerevan and a planned two years of construction on major roadways.

U.S. Concerned About Armenia’s Ties With Iran

  22 June 2007

“Iran is planning massive investments into the economies of Georgia and Armenia. We’re talkingof 1 billion dollars for Tbilissi and a analogous offer to Yerevan. For your consideration: the total amount of Russian investments in Georgia in 2006 did not exceed 30 million dollars, as to Armenia, after arrangements made...

Kyrgyzstan: Men's Health

  22 June 2007

Genderstan discusses men's health as a gender issue in Kyrgyzstan, noting that deleterious cultural attitudes about masculinity are often ignored.

Mongolia: Firefighter Tragedy

  21 June 2007

Tom Terry writes that while many in the United States are grieving the deaths of 9 firefighters in South Carolina, many in Mongolia are mourning the deaths of 14 firefighters who perished when their helicopter crashed while taking them to fight a blaze in a rural area.

Central Asia: Peak Oil

  21 June 2007

Bonnie Boyd explains what peak oil has to do with Central Asian states and warns that they must use petrodollars to build a foundation for the future.

Armenia: Colorful Cranes

  21 June 2007

Artur speculates that the reason more and more tourists are coming to Yerevan is to see all the colorful cranes.

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