Latest posts by Adil Nurmakov from May, 2008
These weeks the bloggers have been chewing upon traditionally prominent topics on the Kazakhstani blogosphere — politics and economy. Megakhuimyak says [ru] – “without aspiration to make a global-scale conclusion” – that 80 percent of the political public officials at the age older than 50 have obtained their current position...
The Azamat Report says that famous Russian TV host Vladimir Posner was in Bishkek, capital of Kazakhstan, to deliver lectures and master-classes for the Kyrgyz journalists.
Ian reports on a frightening-sounding gunfight in the southern city of Kulob, Tajikistan, which has put everyone there on edge.
Barnett R. Rubin analyzes the debate about counter-insurgency success in Afghanistan's Regional Command/East (RC/E).
The Azamat Report analyzes a recent news story about Kyrgyzstan's police effort to fight crime and particularly on its alleged “operation to expel” a notorious criminal leader, and says that it has plummeted his respect to police way below the imaginable level.
Askhat reports on his workshops on blogging skills he conducted for the Kazakh-language young men and women in the Northern Kazakhstan oblasts, which are primarily Russian-speaking areas.
KZBlog reflects on the visit of the newly inaugurated Russian President, Dmitri Medvedev, to Kazakhstan in his first foreign visit in a capacity of the head of the state.
Afghan PenLog tells about a documentary film about women in Afghanistan in the past thirty years of the country's history through the lives of three women.
MissLuckyAndCrazy posts some magnificent pictures of the diverse and wild nature of Kazakhstan.
Publicist reports on the “Diplomacy of Stars” Festival that has taken place in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and provides photos of the post-Soviet classic music celebrities [ru].
Adam reports that today several British tabloids simultaneously published a breathtaking story featuring their two sexiest topics at once — royal family and eastern moguls who buy out England. This time it's about Prince Andrew's sale of his residence to the Kazakhstan businessman.
KZBlog says that Wladimir Klitschko, the world champion in boxing, who was born in Kazakhstan although he now lives in the Ukraine, spotted Sacha Baron Cohen at the LA restaurant and decided to have a little fun.
Joshua Foust reflects on the victims among American and Coalition soldiers who gave their lives in the fight for a free and stable Afghanistan, as well as on the victims among Afghans themselves.
Adam reports that ENRC mining giant is still in rivalry with copper corporation Kazakhmys over who is going to eat who, as the Kazakh government urged the two companies to come to a conclusion concerning the merger.
Patrick Frost analyzes the background and perspectives of the Kazakhstan-Russia relations against the background of change of president in Russia and amidst the new leaders visit to Kazakhstan.
Peter Marton reviews the recent story in the CTC Sentinel journal on al-Qaida's rising figure, Abu Yahya al-Libbi, the Lybian who escaped from detention at Afghanistan's Bagram airbase in 2005.
Lena B-Va reports that Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev spoke at the World Economic Forum’s meeting in Sharm-El-Sheikh (Egypt) and said that the main reason for world food crisis is speculation.
Elena from neweurasia presents a short podcast with the extracts from the national Kyrgyz epos “Manas”.
Patrick Frost reviews the Hudson Institute scholar's concept of a growing ‘war weariness’ with Afghan, European, and American troops in Afghanistan.
Joshua Foust refers in his post to Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson – in Joshua's opinion the only reporter talking about road construction in Afghanistan who is making any sense.
Azamat posts some pictures from his trip to Talas, a town in the east of Kyrgyzstan, featuring the mausoleum of Manas (the epic hero), new nomads and traffic accidents.