Latest posts by Adil Nurmakov from November, 2009
Misha reflects on the problems of water management in Central Asia against the background of the news about glacial retreat in Kyrgyzstan.
Sanjar shares his idea of creating opprtunities for market linkages between small entrepreneurs, shopkeepers, sellers and businesses in Afghanistan via the use of mobile technologies.
KZBlog's post is about some good news about the cycling team Astana after losing two premier cyclists and a long period of doubt over funding.
Aravanski reports that the Kyrgyz government sharply increased the prices for electricity and heating, making those barely affordable by most citizens.
Has Turkmenistan come down with a bad case of the swine flu? Annasoltan investigates that in a series of post on Turkmen healthcare.
Musafirbek writes about a charity gala-concert, held with the support of UNICEF, attended not only by singer Cesaria Evora and soccer player Samuel Eto’o, but also by some bloggers, who were hired by an American PR firm to cover the event.
Nick Fielding reports that the US military unveiled a new $60 million prison at Bagram airbase, north of the Afghanistan capital Kabul, saying it would provide detainees with better conditions and also promote transparency.
Nick Fielding reviews “The Cost of War: Afghan Experiences of Conflict 1978-2009″, a report by nine NGOs working in Afghanistan analyzing 30 years of war and a devastating impact they had.
Radigan Neuhalfen writes about new program “Laptops for Teachers”, aimed at promotion of education in Mongolia.
Dafydd talks about the slump of the Afghan campaign's popularity among the British public, media and officials – ahead of upcoming elections in the United Kingdom.
Noah Tucker reports that Sanjar Umarov, one of the most famous political prisoner in Uzbekistan, earlier charged with tax evasion and embezzlement after founding an opposition party in 2005, has been released from prison.
Steven_Schwerbel reviews the developments on the opposition side of the Kyrgyzstan's political field, where the major opposition party blamed the president for violation of constitution and unlawful seizure of power through the change of constitution.
Alexander_Visotzky reflects on the recently released Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index, in which Kazakhstan leaped 25 spots from 145th to 120th.
Kyrgyz President Bakiyev promoted his son to lead the Central Agency on Development, Investment, and Innovation, which controls both all FDIs and major national companies, thus consolidating his patronage network, Elina Galperin writes.
Peter Marton reacts to the news that the US could start holding Afghanistan’s government accountable for corruption by withholding money for projects, and says that corruption in this country often is a consequence of the US policies.
Musafirbek says that the president of Uzbekistan officially thanked the cotton-growers for gathering the harvest of this strategic product for Uzbekistan. However, those who sweat away, collecting this cotton (including children) were not mentioned in the president’s address.
Alexander Visotzky writes about the opening of a monument in Astana, the new capital of Kazakhstan, where the authorities uncovered a 15-foot high bronze statue of incumbent president Nursultan Nazarbayev.
Dafydd reports that the EU has lifted the arms embargo on Uzbekistan. Reasons given are abolishment of the death penalty and release of political prisoners.
Bilguun watched the change of the government in Mongolia, starting from resignation of S.Bayar under health reasons, nomination of Su.Batbold (then Minister of Foreign Relations) and his instatement.
Ahad Abdurahmon reflects on the issue why democracy is failing in Kyrgyzstan, a country which was so promising?
Sailani says that in response to continuing threats to the foreign staff in Afghanistan, it now appears that a decision has been made to withdraw about six hundred UN international officers from Kabul.