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Adil Nurmakov · April, 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 April, 2009

Kyrgyzstan: Elections and Ethnic Tensions

Elena tells who will be the single presidential candidate from the opposition in Kyrgyzstan and reports on the inter-ethnic conflict in the country.

Kazkahstan: Major bank admits default

Zara writes an update on entry of the state in BTA Bank. “The subsequent shift in ownership have eventually led to aggravation of the situation around the country’s largest private...

Kazakhstan: Internet Regulation Amendments

Adam analyzes possible outcomes of the law on internet regulation, which is currently passed through the lower chamber of Kazakh Parliament.

Kazakhstan: Expansion of the Uranium Industry

Joshua Foust reports that Kazakhstan is aggressively internationalizing its uranium industry by opening new mines, establishing high-profile international partnerships and lobbying for the global uranium fuel bank.

Uzbekistan: $67, a price for heroism

Musafirbek informs from Uzbekistan that the country's president decreed to award veterans of WWII with a one-time pension of $67.

Kazakhstan: Internet Regulation Amendments Adopted in First Reading

Yesterday the Kazakh Parliament's lower chamber has approved the first reading of the draft law on online regulation, which is meant to equate all websites (including blogs, social networks, chatrooms,...

Kazakhstan: Uneven Development

Thousand-Pa reflects on the patterns of socio-economic development in Kazakhstan and suggests that the main reason for little progress is uneven distribution of efforts and funds.

Afghanistan: Bombings in Kandahar

Joshua Foust reports that three suicide bombers have struck the provincial governor’s compound in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: The Tricycle Theater hosts Afghan actors

Colla writes that the London’s Tricycle Theatre organised one of the most comprehensive and challenging arts festivals ever mounted on the subject of Afghanistan.

Kyrgyzstan: Disputes on .kg domain continue

Elena tells about the disputes around the regulation of the domain names and Internet in Kyrgyzstan.

Turkmenistan: First major gas deal with a Western company

Elina Galperin reports that Turkmenistan has signed a major agreement with the German energy giant Rheinisch-Westfaelische Elektrizitaetswerk.

Kazakhstan: Cadres decide everything

“Cadres decide everything” – this expression of Josef Stalin is widely quoted by the Kazakhstanis when they discuss new appointments in the government, which usually doesn't feature much new faces,...

Kazakhstan: Blackout in Almaty

Last Wednesday, April 15, due to damage of the high-voltage power line Toktogul-Frunze (the largest line in the Kyrgyz Republic), most enterprises and even strategic buildings in towns of the...

Kazkahstan: Web2.0 government

Zara reports on the research that has been held in Kazakhstan on how effective are the blogs of the government officials.

Kazakhstan: Opposition wants to unite

Arman reports on the Forum of Kazakhstan’s democratic forces that took place last Saturday in Almaty, where the opposition parties voiced their intention to unite and create a single party.

Kyrgyzstan: Serious Emergency at the Kyrgyz Electric Linesna

Elena posts some facts about yesterday’s electrical blackout in Kyrgyzstan.

Kyrgyzstan: News About the President’s Election Race

Elena continues reporting about the new faces in the election race for the president post in Kyrgyzstan.

Kazakhstan: Kazakh party vs. Chinese companies

Arman tells about the demarche of the Kazakhstan opposition party against expansion of Chinese state corporations presence in the country’s economy.

Mongolia: Putin to visit Mongolia

Bilguun reports that Russian premier Vladimir Putin will visit Mongolia in May, on the eve of the presidential elections.

Turkmenistan: Turks Building in Ashgabat Again

Michael Hancock writes that Turkish construction companies are again receiving contracts to build more great buildings in Turkmenistan.

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