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Adil Nurmakov · March, 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 March, 2009

Kazakhstan: Blogs serve politics

Zara writes that blogs are being more and more actively employed by political figures in Kazakhstan. This time it’s a candidate to the city council.

Kyrgyzstan: Opposition Rally in Bishkek

Sam has visited the rally of the opposition in the capital of Kyrgyzstan and published some shots from this event.

Mongolia: Life on the fringes

Bilguun writes about the serious problem of waste and rubbish near Ulaan-Batar, the capital city of Mongolia. Some photos from the rubbish dump are attached.

Kazakhstan: Census ended

KZBlog says that the 2009 Census ended in Kazakhstan, pointing out 9% growth in population, and shares some experience of being recorded by a census taker.

Afghanistan: The Social Taliban Democrats

Joshua Foust reports that outgoing U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan William Wood has stated his desire to create a political party for the Taliban.

Uzbekistan: US trying to return to base

Elina Galperin opines that the US may be allowed to return to the Uzbek base of Karshi-Khanabad soon after demonstrative eviction in 2005 after the massacre in Andijon.

Turkmenistan: Ashgabat and Moscow hold talks

Elina Galperin analyzes the ourcomes of a recent official meeting between Turkmen President Gurbankuly Berdymuhammedov and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in Moscow.

Afghanistan: New Course

Safrang reviews new revised US policy for Afghanistan and Pakistan that has been made public by President Obama after long consultations and thorough analysis.

Afghanistan: Scandal with the Attorney General

Azar Balkhi writes that Abdul Jabar Sabit, Attorney General of Afghanistan and a Muslim, has been caught dancing drunk at a party in Kabul.

Uzbekistan: Enemy of the Internet

Yelena writes that Uzbekistan was called an ‘enemy of the Internet’ in recently published survey by Reporters Without Borders.

Kyrgyzstan: The Opposition’s Smoking Gun

Kyrgyz opposition figure Alikbek Djekshenkulov’s prize pistol is at the center of a murder trial, reports Elena.

Kyrgyzstan: Who Died in the Burnt Car?

A high-ranking Kyrgyzstani official has may have died in a horrible car wreck, reports Elena.

Kazakhstan: Underdog Billionaires

Slavasay reports that this year’s list of billionaires in the Forbes journal features only four representatives of Kazakhstan.

Kyrgyzstan: Annual ‘Tulip’ Protests

Michael Hancock argues about the reasons of popular dissatisfaction with the authorities in Kyrgyzstan, where street protests have already become a tradition.

Tajikistan: A Slow Collapse or Not.

Joshua Foust writes about Tajikistan’s social and economic problems, which have worsened dramatically against the bachground of the global economic crisis.

Afghanistan: Buzkashi National Game

Nasim Fekrat tells about Buzkashi (“goat grabbing”), the national sport of Afghanistan.

Kazakhstan: Filtering of the blogs expands

Blogs on mail.ru – popular Russian information, entertainment and mail portal – have become the second victim of blockage campaign in Kazakhstan after LiveJournal. Access via national telecom operator is...

Kazakhstan: President told what to do with crisis, and gave extra $4 bln

Arman analyzes the new stage of anti-crisis efforts of the Kazakhstani government, which was started by the presidential State of the Nation address.

Kazakhstan: The economic crisis

Elina Galperin says that the economy of Kazakhstan has been hit hard hard by the worldwide drop in demand for energy supplies, and the government is increasingly worried about protests...

Afghanistan: Plight of an Afghan Christian

Sanjar writes that many people in Afghanistan have turned to the faith of Jesus Christ in recent years. A few of them have done so openly, though most have kept...

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