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Adil Nurmakov · August, 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 August, 2008

Mongolia: Athletes return from a successful Olympics

Bilguun says that with 2 golds and 2 silvers, the 2008 Olympics is Mongolia's most successful participation so far.

Kyrgyzstan: Crashed Boeing Photos

Elena uploaded other photos of the Boeing-737 that crashed shortly after takeoff from Bishkek airport, leaving more than 60 people dead.

Kazakhstan: Illegitimate childhood

Marat provides some figures on the number of children that have been born outside of wedlock in Kazakhstan in recent years.

Tajikistan: The Host with the Most Problems?

Patrick Frost reflects on the Shanghai Cooperation Organization 2008 summit that takes place these days in Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

Afghanistan: More on Civilian Deaths in Shindand

Joshua Foust reports on the UN investigation that has released its findings about the bombing incident in Shindand, Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: The Prison Break at Kandahar

Joshua Foust reviews the media coverage regarding June’s massive prison break in Kandahar, Afghanistan, and how it is effecting attitudes toward the government.

Afghanistan: Child Sexual Abuse

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.

Kyrgyzstan: Kyrgyzs Want to Join Russia

Elena publishes the result of a poll, announced that the majority of Kyrgyzstan’s population thinks that Kyrgyzstan should consolidate with Russia.

Kyrgyzstan: Plane Crashed Near Bishkek

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.

Kazakhstan: Commenters at the Olympiad

Adam reports on the unethical behavior of the Russian commenters of the Olympics.

Afghanistan: Karzai Fingerpoint at NATO

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...

Kyrgyzstan: American Basketball Players to Visit Kyrgyzstan

Elena reports that American basketball players will visit Kyrgyzstan to participate in a series of sporting events.

Kazakhstan: Kazakh perspectives on the Russian-Georgian War

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...

Tajikistan: Food crisis

Shannon reports about the striking facts of the aggravating food crisis in Tajikistan.

Kazakhstan: Re housing construction under Soviet Union

Marat posts some statistics about housing construction and the affordability of housing in Kazakhstan in Soviet times.

Kazakhstan: Re international relationships

Marat opines on the state of international affairs and Realpolitik around Kazakhstan.

Afghanistan: The Road War

Joshua Foust examines the dual-use nature of national infrastructure projects in Afghanistan, and wonders how that might affect the counterinsurgency there.

Afghanistan: The Unfortunate Consequence of Militarizing Aid

Joshua Foust sees some of the violent consequences of the U.S. blurring the lines between military and humanitarian aid.

Kazakhstan: Olympic Blogwatch

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...

Mongolia: For second time, oil prices rise for Mongolians

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.

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