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Adil Nurmakov · July, 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 July, 2008

Mongolia: In the Wake of Parliamentary Crisis

Bilguun reports that 16 Democratic Party members stuck to their promise to boycott the new Parliament and submitted a written notice to the President.

Kazakhstan: U.S. Urges Astana to Foster Reforms

Zhanna Zhukova reports on what was said Tuesday at the U.S. Helsinki Commission hearing on Kazakhstan’s OSCE chairmanship bid. Washington urged Kazakhstan to show clear signs of democratic progress before...

Kyrgyzstan: Islamic Education Institutions

Elena discusses the results of a two-month research project entitled “Modernization of Islamic Education Institutions in Kyrgyzstan”.

Afganistan: Corruption Allegations

The Rumi says that three former officials in the eastern Nangarhar province in Afghanistan, who have been sacked by the ex-Attorney General, Abdul Jabar Sabet, now accuse him of extorting...

Afghanistan: Kabulians protest against government's inaction

Safrang says that residents of Kabul protest against the Afghan government’s inaction on Behsud, a district is not very far from the presidential palace, where civilians are being terrorized by...

Afghanistan: Yesterday’s friend Today’s enemy

The Rumi reports that the Afghanistan Attorney General dismissed on July 16, by President Karzai after he announced intending to run for presidency election of next year.

Aghanistan: Police Violence

The Rumi reports that a 13 years old girl was raped by five policemen after torturing her family inside their house in central city of Sare-Pol province, northern part of...

Afghanistan: Suicidal Tendencies

The Afghan Penlog reflects on why Suicide and suicide attack is happening in Afghanistan.

Kazakhstan: Astana Anniversary

Bloggers discuss how the celebrations of the anniversary of Astana, the capital city of Kazakhstan, went. They were so widely advertised and loads of public finance was spent on the...

Kazakhstan: Olympics Blogwatch

On the eve of the Beijing Olympiad, the Kazakhstani bloggers discuss what chances their country has to performs decently in summer sports.

Mongolia: State of Emergency Aftermath

Guido Verboom reflects on the popular protests during the parliamentary elections in Mongolia.

Kazakhstan: Mega Media Holding

Adam reports on creation of a new Kazakhstan media holding company, made up of state-owned and – of course – pro-government outlets.

Kazakhstan: Mittal’s Business Still at Risk

Adam Kesher reflects on the recent developments around Arcelor Mittal’s enterprise in Kazakhstan against the background of evolving resource nationalism trends in Kazakhstan and consolidation of major industries in hands...

Central Asia: Update on EU's Cantral Asia Strategy

Phillip posts his impressions of a panel discussion of the German Association for Eastern European Studies about the Central Asia strategy of the European Union.

Kazakhstan: The Rise of Kazakh Military

Adam tells that new types of ammunition, designed in Israel, but made in Kazakhstan, comply with the world trends in the sphere of design of high-precision weaponry.

Kyrgyzstan: Schoolchildren Partake in Festival of National Cultures

Elena tells that pupils-winners of school olympiads from Kyrgyzstan took part in the festival of national cultures in Moscow, Russia.

Kazakhstan: New Scandal, Bribes and Politics

The Roberts Report reviews the new scandal evolving around Kazakhstan following the Sunday Times article, alleging that KazmunaiGas paid $2 million for vice-president Cheney’s visit to Astana in 2005.

Afghanistan: The Myth of Taliban Tribalism

Josh Foust says that one of the most shallow prejudices on the conflict in Afghanistan is the assertion that the Taliban insurgent groups are being driven by tribal loyalties

Kazkahstan: Pipeline Blast

Patrick Frost reprots that a 20-mile section of a natural gas pipeline, which travels from western Kazakhstan into Russian territory, was shut down late yesterday after an explosion damaged the...

Afghanistan: Government Blames Pakistan for Terrorism

Barnett R. Rubin reports that the government of Afghanistan, chaired by President Hamid Karzai, formally endorsed a statement charging Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate with responsibility for most of the terrorism...

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