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Adil Nurmakov · April, 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 April, 2008

Kazakhstan: Bloggers Discuss Elites and Economics

Plitical intra-elite battles and anti-corruption crusades both remain hot topics on the agenda of Kazakhstani blogosphere, but speculations over the looming global food crisis and its implications for Central Asia...

Kazakhstan: Kyrgyz Protest against Concessions to Kazakhstan

Adam reports that hundreds of people marched in Kyrgyzstan to protest against a government decision approving the handover of four Soviet-era tourist complexes on Lake Issyk Kul to Kazakhstan.

Uzbekistan: UK for sanctions suspension

Nick reports that UK is going to back the suspension of EU sanctions against Uzbekistan.

Kazakhstan: Kids at Banks

Adam tells that numbers of children of high-ranking officials among Kazakhstan’s bankers have grown.

Kazakhstan: Eurasian Media Forum

Arman opines on the Eurasian Media Forum, a large conference masterminded and organized by the Kazakhstan president’s elder daughter, Dariga Nazarbayeva.

Turkmenistan: Tatars Diaspora in Turkmenistran

Abdulgamid writes a post about a website, dedicated to the life of Tatar diaspora in Turkmenistan, an overwhelmingly mono-ethnic country.

Kyrgyzstan: Jazz Fest Photos

Elena presents the photographs from the second and third day of the International Jazz Festival in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan.

Afghanistan: Karzai Lives to Rule Kabul for Another Day

Joshua Foust opines on the essense and consequences of the Taliban militants’ attack on Afghanistan president Karzai during the Mujahideen Day parade.

Afghanistan: A Battle of Will

Sanjar reflects on how long is the Afghan insurgency going to take and says that the war challenges the will of international community, the will of Afghans and finally the...

Turkmenistan: How many Turkmens are there?

Maciula presents results of his net searching, aim of which was to find out how many Turmens live in the world.

Kazakhstan: NATO Coop. and Regional Integration

Patrick Frost reports that amidst failure of the initiative of Central Asian Union's creation, NATO’s Special Representative recently visited Kazakhstan to discuss the railway transit project.

Afghanistan: Learning from PRTs

Josh Foust opines on the Provincial Reconstruction Teams in Afghanistan and takes a critical view on their effectiveness.

Kyrgyzstan: Pictures from the trip to the country's northern parts

The Azamat Report made a visit to Naryn, a mountaneous region on the north of Kyrgyzstan, and now posts pictures of the road tripping.

Kazakhstan: Almaty Traffic Jam Photo

Ehot posts a photo of traffic jam, which is already a regular phenomenon in Almaty, the largest city of Kazakhstan and the region's business hub.

Afghanistan: TV stations under government pressure

Afghan PenLog returns to the issue of a ban on allegedly “un-Islamic” soap operas on the Aghanistani private TV stations, and says this decision of the government was made under...

Kazakhstan: Chevron to Face New Fine

Zhanna Zhukova informs the redaers that Kazakhstan’s government threatens U.S. oil major Chevron with a fine equivalent to $309 million for alleged environmental violations.

Turkmenistan: Problems of the Opposition

Maciula writes about the condition and problems of the Turkmen oposition and claims that the West has little chance to exert pressure on the Turkmen authorities to make the political...

Kyrgyzstan: Controversy over Military Base

Elena tells about the situation around incident in Kant, location of the Russian airbase in Kyrgyzstan, where a 24-year Russian citizen was seriously wounded by Kyrgyz police.

Kazakhstan: New Capital's PR in Action?

Adam reports on the highly praiseful and therefore suspicious report by Voice of America about the Kazakhstan’s new capital, whose 10th anniversary is to be widely celebrated in the country...

Afghanistan: Rising Numbers of Suicide Bombings

Patrick Frost tells about an upcoming US government report describing a dramatic increase in suicide bombings in the last five years with Iraq and Afghanistan being the location of a...

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