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Adil Nurmakov · February, 2008

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 February, 2008

Turkmenistan: Either Gas or Human Rights

Maciula writes about the European Parliament’s rejection of the trade agreement with Turkmenistan, concluding that if the West wants to buy Turkmen gas then it cannot exert pressure on Ashgabat...

Turkmenistan: TV Appearance with Consequences

CXW reports that a cockroach’s five minutes of fame led to the sacking of 30 people from Turkmen State Television and raises questions about the future of TV in the...

Uzbekistan: Controversy over Prime Minister

Libertad writes about the divergence of information in online media concerning the status of prime minister of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirzieyev.

Kazakhstan: The State Will Continue to Rise

KZBlog reports that Kazakhstan's Prime Minister Massimov assured the cabinet of ministers that work to renegotiate contracts with foreign investors will continue and that abrogations will be made on new...

Tajikistan: Unrest in Garm, Authorities vs. Opposition

Ian follow-ups on the story of the firefight between ex-opposition members and the Tajik special forces. The government’s version claims the riot police was visiting the town of Garm for...

Afghanistan: Refugees Urge BBC to Take Action

Mohammad posts an open letter of independent writers, journalists, student associations, human rights activists and Afghanistani Diaspora living in the UK to the head of BBC, raising concerns about the...

Afghanistan: Imagine art after

Sanjar tells about “Imagine art after” project, uniting artists who originate from the same country but who are now geographically and politically separated. At the exhibition, shown earlier this year...

Kazakhstan: Political Parallels

Marat posts an interesting view on the Kazakhstani politicians and their clones in the Russian Federation, drawing the parallels by the political nature and status of the personalities.

Kazakhstan: Govt Threatens to Delicense Arcelor Mittal

Zhanna Zhukova reports that after series of tragedies, when dozens of miners were killed in blasts on the coal mines of Arcelor Mittal’s Kazakh subsidiary, the government took a firm...

Kyrgyzstan: President Ponders to Oust US Troops

Ayan Dane informs readers that Kyrgyzstan's President Bakiev has made a statement that Kyrgyzstan will eventually insist that the United States removes its military airbase from the country.

Uzbekistan: Tycoon Buys English Football Club

Libertad writes that Alisher Usmanov, a businessmen born (and held in custody) in Uzbekistan, currently a mining tycoon and Russia’s 18th richest man, decided to increase his share in the...

Uzbekistan: Reshuffling Again?

Mansurhon writes about the recent arrest of Uzbekistan's Deputy General Prosecutor, saying that shuffling of higher officials is a usual procedure for Uzbekistan, as president Islam Karimov often changes key...

Kazakhstan: Park in Almaty

Kamneed is posting picturesque photos of the central park in Almaty, a city called Southern capital of Kazakhstan. The shots shows us how this small piece of calmness in the...

Afganistan: Story Behind Pictures

Mohammad posts a number of pictures of Afghanistan's children in “schools” in remote areas, and says that the current authorities spend billions of western aids on luxurious houses, top model...

Kazakhstan: Clinton's Kazakh Affair Is Spinning

Zhanna Zhukova provides an update on the scandal around ex-president of the United States Bill Clinton, his friend Frank Guistra (a Canadian financier & businessman) and Kazakhstan, where Guistra got...

Turkmenistan: Flag Day

Maciula describes the celebration of the Turkmen Flag Day and quotes Shokhrat Kadyrov who claims that the flag of Turkmenistan reflects the symbols of the Teke tribe rather than the...

Tajikistan: Five Star Hotels, No Electricity

Ian reflects whether or not the general population of Tajikistan loses its patience with the leadership amid continuing energy shortages, water purification problems, bread-price inflation, and more.

Uzbekistan: Deputy General Prosecutor Suddenly Arrested

Nathan reports that for reasons not being reported, Anvar Nabiev, the Uzbekistan's Deputy Prosecutor General, has been arrested. He opines that the arrest is part of the Uzbek government’s campaign...

Afghanistan: Local Charity Aids Needy People

Mohammad reports that Ahmad Shah Massoud Foundation distributes winter aid for hundreds returning refugee families in the north and south of the Afghanistani capital, Kabul. Ahmad Shah Massoud had been...

Kazakhstan: State of the Nation

The main event in the country’s politics never passes by the bloggers’ attention. This week it was the time of presidential State of the Nation address. All TV stations and...

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