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Adil Nurmakov · February, 2009

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 February, 2009

Kyrgyzstan: Smoke Country

Elena published some information about smoking among the youth in Kyrgyzstan.

Kazakhstan: Rally of the opposition

Zhanna writes a post about the rally staged by the leading Kazakhstani opposition party in Almaty.

Kyrgyzstan: Hard Time for the Opposition

Elena writes a history of the persecution of the oppositional movements in Kyrgyzstan.

Kazakhstan: Lomography

Ehot posts a collection of images taken in Almaty, Kazakhstan, with the legendary Lomo camera, which gave name to the whole trend in photo art called lomography.

Afghanistan: Rights Activist Selected as Young Global Leader

Azar Balkhi reports that Fawzia Koofi, an outstanding human rights activist and the first female deputy speaker of the Afghanistan's parliament, was named “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic...

Kyrgyzstan: Tablighi Jamaat

Sultan reflects on the possible restriction of the activity of the religious movement “Tablighi Jamaat” in Kyrgyzstan.

Uzbekistan: U.S. Airbase Seeking New Home

Elina reports that after the American airbase has been closed in Kyrgyzstan, a top U.S. general is visiting Uzbekistan to discuss alternative supply routes for the army in Afghanistan.

Kazakhstan: Politics and Society in Times of Crisis

Politics remain the major topic of the online discussions in Kazakhstan – much more frequently and intensely than in public life. One of the most recent events, widely discussed by...

Afghanistan: The Unlamented Death

Colla says that the death of Taliban commander Mullah Ghulam Dastagir last night in an airstrike in the northwestern province of Afghanistan brings to a bloody end a saga which...

Kazakhstan: Three years after the assassination

Zhanna Zhukova writes that it has been 3 years since brutal assassination of the democratic politician in Kazakhstan, and reports on the recent actions of the opposition in this regard.

Uzbekistan: The dollar's crazy dance

U.S. Dollar to make Uzbekistan Sum feel nervous and doubles fears to face devaluation in future, Musafirbek reports.

Kazakhstan: Grand External Debt

Askhat writes about the size of the Kazakhstan’s consolidated external debt.

Kazakhstan: Singles unlucky in Pattaya Open

Dina reviews the performance of Kazakhstani tennis players in the Pattaya Open tournament.

Kazakhstan: Ban on Scientology Church

KZBlog reports that the public prosecutor of Karaganda oblast is seeking to close its Scientology Center on charges that they cause physical and psychological harm to people.

Afghanistan: ANSF to the Rescue

Joshua Foust notes that during the Wednesday suicide bombers attack in Kabul, most of the terrorists were stopped by the Afghan police were able to put an end to the...

Tajikistan: Water, dams, and Central Asia.

Elina Galperin says that Tajikistan has a very important resource – large reserves of fresh water – but lacks energy resources, “and this is where the conflicts begin”.

Tajikistan: A perilous state

Peter Marton analyzes the recent International Crisis Group's report on Tajikistan, a country widely believed to be a failing state.

Kazakhstan: A Kazakh Video Tube

On St. Valentine’s Day, February 14, a Kazakh video hosting project Kaztube.kz came to life. Dozens of videos with congratulations from celebrities and government officials had been uploaded for the...

Kyrgyzstan: The internet cha-cha-cha

The Kyrgyzstan NGO community is going to fight legislators’ efforts at regulating the internet on the joint conference, reports Elena.

Kazakhstan: Legislative reforms ahead of OSCE chairmanship

Arman reports on the most recent developments in the legislative background of the Kazakhstani political system.

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