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· February, 2009

Stories about Central Asia & Caucasus from February, 2009

Kyrgyzstan: Tablighi Jamaat

Uzbekistan: U.S. Airbase Seeking New Home

Kazakhstan: Politics and Society in Times of Crisis

Politics remain the major topic of the online discussions in Kazakhstan – much more frequently and intensely than in public life. One of the most recent events, widely discussed by...

Azerbaijan: News site closed down?

Following a recent ban on foreign broadcasts in the country, the content of a leading news site considered more independent than most in Azerbaijan was replaced on Thursday with a...

Armenia: Remembering the Budapest Murder

Yesterday marked the fifth anniversary of the murder of 26-year old Gurgen Margarian, an Armenian officer attending a NATO Partnership for Peace program in Budapest, Hungary. Killed in his sleep...

Georgia-Russia: Information War

Georgia: Eurovision Controversy

Following its recent war with Russia, Georgia had initially planned to boycott this year's Eurovision Song Contest to be staged in Moscow, but later changed its mind. However, if reversing...

Afghanistan: The Unlamented Death

Kazakhstan: Three years after the assassination

Uzbekistan: The dollar's crazy dance

Kazakhstan: Grand External Debt

Kazakhstan: Singles unlucky in Pattaya Open

Kazakhstan: Ban on Scientology Church

Afghanistan: ANSF to the Rescue

Tajikistan: Water, dams, and Central Asia.

Tajikistan: A perilous state

Kazakhstan: A Kazakh Video Tube

On St. Valentine’s Day, February 14, a Kazakh video hosting project Kaztube.kz came to life. Dozens of videos with congratulations from celebrities and government officials had been uploaded for the...

Former Soviet Union: The Legacy of Afghanistan

Afghanistan: “Copyright on God’s Words”

Georgia: Eurovision Pop Protest

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