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· August, 2011

Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from August, 2011

Azerbaijan: Ramadan

Tajikistan: Rahmon becomes Leader of XXI Century awardee — but who is awarding?

Turkmenistan: Government campaigns against satellite dishes

Turkmenistan: A veteran’s view of the country's music scene

Uzbekistan: Another anti-presidential movement emerged

Mongolia: Higher visitors cause major traffic jams

Afghanistan: RAND's plans for Afghan peace talks

Turkey: An Armenian Adventure on Two Wheels

Despite historical differences and a closed border, an Armenian motorcyclist travels across Turkey, blogging his experiences and observations en route.

Kazakhstan: Controversy Over State Language Promotion

In early August 2011, the Ministry of Culture of Kazakhstan developed a draft law to introduce some amendments into the state's language policy. It was quickly labeled by many observers...

Afghanistan: Afghan Youth Voices Multimedia Festival

In Afghanistan, Internews network is ramping up their efforts to train and motivate Afghan youth to share their perspective on issues that matter to them for the Afghan Youth Voices...

Georgia: Social Media Used by Presidential Election Candidate in Breakaway Region

Three candidates are competing this week for the presidency in Abkhazia, a breakaway region of Georgia recognized only by Russia, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Nauru, and Vanuatu. Despite being the oldest candidate,...

Azerbaijan: Tourism – from potential to realization

Uzbekistan: Journalist Harassed in Tashkent Airport

Armenia: Artificial smiles and a beauty pageant

Kyrgyzstan: Bloggers Take a Stand Against Manas-pulation

As Kyrgyzstan prepares for its 20th anniversary of independence and subsequent presidential elections, its legendary warrior king Manas is becoming more and more real by the day. Bloggers discuss the...

Armenia-Azerbaijan: Unlikely Pen Pals?

Armenia: An accident and Ramazan

Russia-Georgia-US: Versions of War

US-Russia: Reset in the Balance

Armenia: Welcome to Turkey

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