Latest posts by Adil Nurmakov from June, 2010
Nick Fielding reviews a report from the UN's Office of Drug Control, which indicates that almost a million people in Afghanistan – roughly 8 per cent of the population between 15 and 64 years old – are drug addicts.
Ekaterina writes [ru] (and Andrei translates) a analysis of the situation around constitutional referendum in Kyrgyzstan, which is expected to bring more legitimacy to the Interim Government.
Nasim Fekrat writes that out of the Afghanistan’s 364 election districts, only 11 are stable as the parliamentary elections scheduled for September 18 are nearing. The fact questions the vote's prospects amidst widespread insecurity.
As was reported, on May 13, the parliament of Kazakhstan adopted a set of amendments labeled as The Law on Leader of the Nation, as they were meant to attach such title to the incumbent president. Nursultan Nazarbayev, 69, rules the country for more than 20 years, since Kazakhstan was...
Nick Fielding reports on the death of Sheikh Mustafa Abu al-Yazid in a US drone strike in North Waziristan, noting that it came as a huge blow for al-Qaeda, as soon as the man was the head of the organisation in Afghanistan since May 2007.
Nick Fielding reviews a new report by the Lowy Institute for International Policy in Australia, devoted to the issue if the Afghan Government's reintegration and reconciliation efforts bring peace to Afghanistan.
Averroes analyzes the current Interim Government's ability to stabilize the situation in Kyrgyzstan autonomously and thinks which forces from abroad may be of help.
murzaki reports that the son of the ousted Kyrgyzstan President was detained by UK Border Agency, after he landed in Farnborough Airport. He was accused of embezzlement and abuse of authority and put on the “wanted” list of INTERPOL.
Michael Hancock writes that the international consortium consisting of state-run Uzbekneftegaz, LUKoil Overseas, Petronas, Korea National Oil Corporation, and China National Petroleum Corporation found gas in the Uzbek part of the Aral Sea!
Christian Bleuer is disappointed with the US Department of Defense’s chosen location for a new training facility in Tajikistan.
Christian Bleuer reviews press and expert opinions on the dramatic developments in southern Kyrgyzstan, focusing on the conflict roots and
Nasim Fekratْ reports that Taliban revealed information regarding its relationship with the Afghan authorities.
Clashes between the ethnic Kyrgyz and Uzbek population in the southern Kyrgyzstan have developed into large-scale violence. After three nights of shooting in the isolated conflict zone - the population still has limited access to telephony, electricity and food.