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Adil Nurmakov · May, 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 May, 2010

Kazakhstan: Bloggers condemn the “Leader of the Nation” project

The parliament in Kazakhstan came out with the initiative to give a “Leader of the Nation” status to incumbent president Nursultan Nazarbayev. The former Kazakh Communist party’s secretary, a strongman...

Afghanistan: Beckham in Helmand?

Nasim Fekrat comments on the rumored visit of David Beckham to Afghanistan to cheer up British troops in Helmand.

Tajikistan: President moves to ban cell-phones

Tajikistan’s President Rahmon is seeking to ban mobile phones from the country. The government claims it’s for reasons of health and taxes, but neweurasia’s Dushanbe is suspicious.

Kyrgyzstan: Phone-tapping scandal reveals counter-revolution plans

Nurel informs readers on audio-recording of telephone conversations of allegedly Maksim and Janybek Bakievs, the son and brother of Kurmanbek Bakiyev, the second Kyrgyz president in exile. The two men...

Kyrgyzstan: Contemplating a shift to parliamentary republic

Mirajidin Arynov critically analyzes the prospects of creation of a parliamentary republic in Kyrgyzstan, an idea initiated by country's Interim Government.

Mongolia: New ethnic music band

Bilguun links to the music videos and blog of Jonon, a new Mongolian band to watch out for.

Kazakhstan: First Local Computer Game

KZBlog reviews Astana Racer, the first Kazakhstani virtual racing game.

Kazakhstan: OSCE Visits Jailed Rights Activist

KZBlog reports that an OSCE representative went to see Yevgeniy Zhovtis, a human rights leader in Kazakhstan who was imprisoned for vehicular manslaughter. The chair of the OSCE ordered the...

Afghanistan: Increase in enemy-initiated attacks

Nick Fielding reviews a new report on the security situation in Afghanistan, which shows that the level of “enemy-initiated attacks” has risen every year since 2005, with the increase in...

Afghanistan: Strange morale

Nasim Fekrat tells a shocking story how a dozen farmers raped two young men as a punishment in revenge for engaging in sexual relations with two young women in the...

Uzbekistan: The Sting Saga

Sarah Kendzior writes about the recent scandal in press around Sting's concert in Tashkent in honor of Uzbek president's daughter – and about how this fact atracted a new wave...

Tajikistan: The wilting tulips

Tajikistan’s president's annual address to the parliament featured both the challenges faced by the nation, and the potential threats of Kyrgyz uprising. Dushanbe monitors rumors and voices around him to...

Turkmenistan: Ambitious project and its risks

The Turkmen government's most grandiose project, the tourist city Avaza, is analyzed by Annasoltan. She says that time will tell whether Avaza will become the government's great monument — or...

Kyrgyzstan: Save or destroy

The question of what next for Kyrgyzstan is addressed by Schwartz, who describes three possible scenarios of the future developments, where the Kyrgyzstan’s social contract and solubility as a country...

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