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Adil Nurmakov · December, 2007

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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Latest posts by Adil Nurmakov from December, 2007

Tajikistan: Reactions on the Bhutto Death

Vadim reports that the assassination of Benazir Bhutto was accepted in Tajikistan as a great sorrow.

Afghanistan: Harsh Winter Predicted

Nasim Fekratْ reports that Mullah Omar, the leader of Taliban, disseminated a message to the international forces in Afghanistan saying they should expect more attacks on them by Taliban in...

Kazakhstan: President Eyes Oilfield Dispute's Resolution

Steve LeVine opines that Kazakhstan's president Nazarbayev seems to have signaled an end to the Kashagan dispute by calling together the oil companies for a meeting with him next month.

Kazakhstan: Faster Internet

Arseny reports on the prospected new requirements for ISPs in Kazakhstan and opines on the possible changes in their tariffs.

Kyrgyzstan: Election Results Still Unknown

The Azamat Report says that 10 days after the election day nobody has seen the results. The Central Election Commission has not published the official results of the parliamentary vote...

Tajikistan: Fire at the Medical University

Vadim reports that — due a metal fence — firefighters could not put out the fire that has ruined the major medical university in Tajikistan.

Kazakhstan: Dualities in Kashagan Oilfield Dispute

Bboyd reacts on the new article by John Daly about duality of Caspian oil negotiations, currently focused on the Kazakhstan's supergiant Kashagan oilfield.

Afghanistan: Osama wants EU to stop helping the U.S.

Sanjar reports on the news article, which says that Al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden called on Europeans to stop helping the United States in the war in Afghanistan.

Tajikistan: Students not allowed to drive cars

Vadim's post is about the Tajikistan president's order to strictly punish – right up to expulsion from the schools – students that are driving cars in the country.

Kazakhstan: Dangerous Places

Marat posts some analysis on where it is more dangerous to live in our country in the cities or in the rural areas of Kazakhstan.

Afghanistan: Tribal Law

Mohammad Fahim Khairy reports on a shocking case — resident of Paktia province of southern Afghanistan shaved his wife’s head, cut it her nose and ears by a knife and...

Kyrgyzstan: The new parliament

GenderStan looks at the newly elected parliament of Kyrgyzstan, paying specific attention to equipment and gender representation.

Kazakhstan: Crisis Has Gone?

Arseny provides excepts from the interview to Bloomberg, given by Kazakhstan’s top banker, saying the country has got rid of the crisis.

Afghanistan: Reconstruction Under Way

Peter Marton tells about the developments in the Afghanistan's province of Uruzgan, and covers a Netherlands-funded project for the infrastructural project there.

Kazakhstan: Debates over Latinization of Kazakh Language

Kazakhstan intends to switch the state language to the Latin script. It was announced that the transition will take 12-15 years. As adam_kesher writes, the plan stirred many disputes and...

Kazakhstan: Almaty travelogue

The Schirm Project posts a travelogue entry on his trip to Almaty, the commercial capital of Kazakhstan, saying it can be compared to a cross between Reno, Washington DC, and...

Turkmenistan: the First Year with Turkmenbashi II

Maciula sums up the results of the first year of rule of Turkmenistan's second president, Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov.

Kazakhstan: A Possible Kashagan Settlement

Steve LeVine reports that there are signs that the Italian-led partners developing the suspended supergiant Kashagan oilfield are near a settlement with Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan: Construction Crisis Gains Sharper Traits

Zhanna Zhukova reports on recent developments surrounding one of the major construction companies of Kazakhstan.

Tajikistan: Avalanche kills people

Vadim reports that an avalanche killed sixteen people on the road connecting Khujand and Dushanbe, the capital city of Tajikistan.

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