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Adil Nurmakov

I am a researcher from Almaty, Kazakhstan. I hold Ph.D. in Political Science, run an NGO, several online projects and a personal blog.

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Afghanistan: Citizens March to Protest against Karzai’s Neglect

Basir Ahang from the Afghan PenLog blog tells about a a demonstration of hundreds of the Bamiyan region residents, who rallied against injustice and discrimination in their province.

Uzbekistan: Independent modern art theatre awarded for culture

Tomyris reports that Uzbekistan’s Ilkhom Theatre (“Inspiration” in Uzbek) was given the 2011 Prince Claus Award, from the Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development, for its cultural achievements. The...

Turkmenistan: Facebook Group Satirizes Politics

The Turkmen-language Facebook page “JaPBaKLaR”, originally intended as a forum to share popular Turkmen cartoons, has emerged as the biggest Turkmen Facebook community. More importantly, it’s exhibiting some behaviors that...

Mongolia: Ex-president arrested for corruption

Bilguun reports that the Mongolia's former president N.Enkhbayar was arrested on charges of “misappropriation or embezzlement of property” after a long stand-off between the police and his guard. Many pointed...

Mongolia: German beavers to restore ecosystem

14 Eurasian beavers – known as as ecosystem engineers – arrived in Ulaanbaatar from Bavaria, Germany, to build dams that shall bring about positive effects on the ecology of Tuul...

Afghanistan: ICG skeptical about peace talks

According to a report from the International Crisis Group, current talks with the Taliban are unlikely to result in a sustainable peace, but could even lead to further destabilisation of...

Afghanistan: Pay up or go to Hell, says Taliban financial offer

Nick Fielding writes that funds appear to be getting tight for the Taliban, whose Financial Commission has issued a plea for funds on the organisation's website – backed by the...

Afghanistan: Investigation into Uruzgan incident complete

Nick Fielding writes that investigation into the February 2010 tragedy, when 23 Afghans travelling in three vehicles in Uruzgan province were attacked and killed by US helicopters, is over.

Kyrgyzstan: Tensions with Russia elaborate further

Joshua Foust says that Russian-Kyrgyz relations are deteriorating as president Atambaev is threatening to shut down foreign military bases on Kyrgyz territory – not only American, but also Russian ones.

Uzbekistan: Presidential elections postponed until 2015

Nathan Hamm writes that Uzbekistan’s parliament decided to delay the next presidential election from December 2014 to March 2015, a move that experts see as president Karimov's preparation for a...

Uzbekistan: President rejuvenated on photos

Nathan Hamm takes a critical view on recent pictures of Uzbekistan president Islam Karimov, who has been rumored to be on the verge of death from cancer for about the...

Turkmenistan: Peace Coprs forced to leave Turkmenistan

Joshua Foust reports that Turkmenistan unceremoniously lets the Peace Corps know that they are no longer welcome in this Central Asian republic.

Afghanistan: RAWA, a Female Taliban

Mohammad Amin Wahidi writes about a women group called RAWA in Afghanistan that is reportedly miusing the funds of international donors, while operating as the Taliban's aide in promotion of...

Afghanistan: Sunday’s massacre

Joshua Foust reviews media reactions and provides his own comments regarding the massacre on Sunday of 16 innocent Afghans — 9 of them children.

Kyrgyzstan: Local elections in the uneasy southern province

Nathan Hamm writes about the last week’s municipal elections in Osh, where nationalist opposition parties seem to get a significant share in the city council, analyzes the southern city's electorate,...

Afghanistan: US army missing well-equipped SUVs

Nick Fielding digged out an amazing story about the US Army offering a $10,000 reward for any information as to the whereabouts of two SUVs equipped with classified technology used...

Uzbekistan: Government's Media Friend in Seoul

Nathan Hamm says the Seoul-based publication Korea Times has had a long history of praiseful coverage of Uzbekistan, and wonders why.

Uzbekistan: Why Did Uzbekistan Ban Wikipedia?

Sarah Kendzior reports that Uzbekistan’s ban on Wikipedia, enacted late last month, blocks all articles written in Uzbek while leaving articles in other languages accessible.

Uzbekistan: Well-Known Uzbek Cleric Shot in Sweden

Nathan Hamm informs that a well-known imam from Uzbekistan who has been living as a refugee in Sweden, was shot outside his home, and that police rules out Swedish nationalists...

Tajikistan: Energy Loss Reduction project continued

Avicenna writes about the Energy Loss Reduction Project in Tajikistan, which has just received additional financing of $18 million from the World Bank Board.

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