Latest posts by Adil Nurmakov from August, 2008
Bilguun says that with 2 golds and 2 silvers, the 2008 Olympics is Mongolia's most successful participation so far.
Elena uploaded other photos of the Boeing-737 that crashed shortly after takeoff from Bishkek airport, leaving more than 60 people dead.
Marat provides some figures on the number of children that have been born outside of wedlock in Kazakhstan in recent years.
Patrick Frost reflects on the Shanghai Cooperation Organization 2008 summit that takes place these days in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
Joshua Foust reports on the UN investigation that has released its findings about the bombing incident in Shindand, Afghanistan.
Joshua Foust reviews the media coverage regarding June’s massive prison break in Kandahar, Afghanistan, and how it is effecting attitudes toward the government.
Azar Balkhi says that child sexual abuse is becoming a disturbing widespread reality in Afghanistan, where traditionally the victim is the one to take the punishment, not the rapist.
Elena publishes the result of a poll, announced that the majority of Kyrgyzstan’s population thinks that Kyrgyzstan should consolidate with Russia.
Elena uploaded photos of the Boeing-737 crashed outside the capital Bishkek on Sunday where 25 people of the 90 people on board have survived.
Adam reports on the unethical behavior of the Russian commenters of the Olympics.
Azar Balkhi reports that Hamid Karzai, the President of Afghanistan yet again points finger at the NATO Forces without knowing the real story behind the confrontation that took place in Azizabad, where 90 civilians were shot to death in the counter-Taliban operation.
Elena reports that American basketball players will visit Kyrgyzstan to participate in a series of sporting events.
Ben opines on the implications of the new Caucasus conflict for Kazakhstan and says that Kazakhstan’s president Nazarbayev has been the first CIS leader to make a statement on the conflict during a meeting with Putin in Beijing.
Shannon reports about the striking facts of the aggravating food crisis in Tajikistan.
Marat posts some statistics about housing construction and the affordability of housing in Kazakhstan in Soviet times.
Marat opines on the state of international affairs and Realpolitik around Kazakhstan.
Joshua Foust examines the dual-use nature of national infrastructure projects in Afghanistan, and wonders how that might affect the counterinsurgency there.
Joshua Foust sees some of the violent consequences of the U.S. blurring the lines between military and humanitarian aid.
The Beijing Olympics have moved political debates in the Kazakh blogosphere to the background. Alim Atenbek is upset with the uniform of the Kazakhstani team [ru]: Officials always want to make a buck on everything, and the Olympiad is not an exclusion. The government allocated 68 milion tenge for 226...
RML reports that, as in the rest of the world, the cost of petroleum products in Mongolia, which buys gasoline from from Russia, is rising steadily.
Zhanna Zhukova reviews allegations that Sir Mark Thatcher, son of the British ex-prime-minister Margaret Thatcher, was hired by a private Kazakh oil company to lobby for its interests and to enhance Kazakhstan’s image abroad.