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Adil Nurmakov · February, 2010

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, 2010

Kazakhstan: About children and president's speech

The bloggers of Kazakhstan were talking about children and the President Nazarbayev's annual address to the nation. The kids topic, probably, aroused from the news about the death of Casey...

Uzbekistan, Tajikistan: A row on the border

Alpharabius reports on a border incident between Uzbek border guards and Tajik servicemen, which almost led to a gunfire, and wonders could an alleged attempt to steal a cow provoke...

Turkmenistan: Aside of crisis

“Turkmenistan’s leadership has been insisting that the country was not affected by the global financial’, Annasoltan says and comments on how could this be.

Uzbekistan: Entry restricted for Kyrgyz citizens

Kyrgyz blogger writes about Uzbekistan's resitriction to Kyrgyz citizen to visit Uzbekistan more than once in three months.

Afghanistan: Prospects for exporting Baghlani Gouda

Peter Marton reports on a cheese factory in Afghanistan. It was started 30 years ago, destroyed in the 1980s and re-launched again in 2006.

Tajikistan: Justice or prosecution of the press

Alpharabius reports on a lawsuit by three Tajik Supreme Court judges against three independent newspapers, and interviews a judge of the Tajikistan’s Supreme Court on this and other matters.

Kyrgyzstan: Podcast about youth and activism

Nuraika talks about advantages and achievements of active youth with Antonio Henriques, one of 20 top-managers in AIESEC who has been visiting Kyrgyzstan lately.

Kazakhstan: OSCE Chair on a Trip to U.S.

Vicki reports on a visit of Kazakh Secretary of State and Foreign Minister Kanat Saudabayev to the United States on the wings of Kazakhstan's chairmanship in the OSCE. Some videos...

Afghanistan: How Karzai outsmarted the diplomats

Nick Fielding reviews a report on President Karzai's re-election in Afghanistan, which notes that the US diplomats underestimated his grip on the political machine in Kabul.

Afghanistan: Why so optimistic?

Joshua Foust criticizes General McChrystal, a top U.S. military commander in Afghanistan, who offered a hint of optimism on the situation in this country by declaring it is no longer...

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