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Adil Nurmakov · September, 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 September, 2008

Kazakhstan: Above and Beyond

Joshua Foust wonders if the retirement of the U.S. space shuttle will make Baikonur space launch site in Kazakhstan even more important than it already is.

Afghanistan: Surge East

Joshua Foust thinks that long-term development goals are a critically missing piece of the Western agenda in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: How to Win

Joshua Foust takes issue with an essay about how to “win” in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: What kind of government

Joshua Foust notes some of the problems with the American conceptions of Afghan society, and how that is influencing bad policy.

Mongolia: Brain Drain Remains Harsh Problem

Asian Gypsy reports that brain drain problem Mongolia faces is more evident now than ever, as overseas Mongolian online communities sprout and more Mongolians are active online, whose locations are...

Tajikistan: Real number of people in trouble

Vadim uses statistics, open source data, news articles and logic to come to the conclusion that more than 20 percent of Tajikistan’s population is going to be in trouble if...

Kazakhstan: New landmark of Almaty

Adam posts pictures of Esentai district, which will include Mariott hotel, residences, offices, retail etc – a projects that changed the Almaty cityscape.

Kyrgyzstan: Head of Central Election Commission resigns

Genderstan reports that Klara Kabilova, former head of the Central Election Commission of Kyrgyzstan, made a statement about receiving threats from Maksim Bakiev, son of President Kurmanbek Bakiev. In her...

Kazakhstan: Measures to Support Banks

KZBlog says that Kazakhstan’s government is considering raising $6 billion in funds to bail out domestic banks, should they be unable to pay back their loans.

Tajikistan: Another Journalist Targeted

Ian says that another journalist has become the target of the Tajik government’s ire: the state prosecutor is charging him with slandering the president and destabilizing the country.

Afghanistan: Students on Hunger Strike

Azar Balkhi reports that following the language dispute in the Balkh province of Afghanistan, in which students of the local university entered into a clash with the police, the protesters...

Kazakhstan: Who Lives Well in Kazakhstan

As long as Kazakhstan still aspires to enter the top 50 most competitive states of the world (although these efforts have so far resulted in decline of its competitiveness, as...

Uzbekistan: Investing in Soccer

Tolkun tells about the first goals of world-renowned football player Rivaldo in Uzbekistan's Bunyodkor FC and embeds a video of the game.

Tajikistan: Electricity crisis

Vadim reports that the mayor of Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, has promised that the electricity crisis throughout the country will not hit Dushanbe this year.

Kazakhstan: Shell + KMG

Adam reports that Kazakhstan’s state oil-and-gas company KazMunaiGas would create a joint venture with Royal Dutch Shell Plc to handle the production segment of the Kashagan oilfield.

Afghanistan: The Battle of Ashgabat

Joshua Foust links to the Columbia Journalism Review piece on the shootout in Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan, where a group of alleged radical Islamists entered in a clash with...

Afghanistan: Weapons of Insurgents

Nasim Fekrat reports on the fact that the Taliban insurgents use US-made Stinger anti-aircraft guided missiles. Just a few weeks ago, there was a deadly US helicopter crash caused by...

Mongolia: First Paralympic Gold

Bilguun reports that Baatarjav Dambadondog brought the first Paralympic Gold medal for Mongolia in Men's Individual Recurve.

Kazakhstan: National Football Team's Coach Sacked

Adam reports that Kazakhstan football federation decided to fire Dutch coach Arno Pijpers and replace him with a German one.

Tajikistan: The Host with the Most Problems

Patrick Frost, in the wake of the Dushanbe’s Shanghai Cooperation Organization 2008 summit, analyzes the difficult situation in Tajikistan, citing energy crisis, political instability and poverty.

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