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Adil Nurmakov · October, 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 October, 2010

Kyrgyzstan: Parties Get Down to Coalition-Building

With no clear winner in Kyrgyzstan’s parliamentary election, the five parties that gained seats have immediately plunged into a race to build a ruling coalition with the right to choose...

Uzbekistan: Facebook blocked

The authorities of Uzbekistan have banned Facebook, possibly in an attempt to block Uzbek users from the opportunity to read the content of the banned independent websites via the social...

Kazakhstan: Fake repatrates scandal

Albika reports that several thousand ethnic Kazakh repatriates have never existed, but the government spent 300 million tenge for their benefits in result of the massive fraud.

Kyrgyzstan: Assassination or provocation attempt?

Marat Sartpaev writes about the post-electoral scandal in Kyrgyzstan as the currently leading parliamentary party’s member said he was allegedly attacked by “the armed spec-op officers”, who, though, were “defeated”...

Kazakhstan: Education System Flaws

KZBlog refects on the classc post-Soviet problem that school teachers in Kazakhstan are too often treated like members of an office staff, and their loyalty is more important than their...

Afghanistan: Another Taliban official involved in peace talks

Nick Fielding informs his readers that Afghan Taliban deputy leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Barodar after having been released from custody in Pakistan, is at the centre of peace efforts, amidst...

Kazakhstan: Governance matters

Kazakh bloggers keep on discussing their favorite topic – the quality of public administration. Megakhuimyak raises the issue of professionalism of the higher officials and says that often it appears...

Kyrgyzstan: Elections, a view from within

neweurasia’s Bermet toured 12 polling stations in Kyrgyzstan to observe the balloting procedure and shares impressions of what many experts say were the nation’s most important elections since independence.

Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan: Counter-insurgency campaign faces fuel supply pressures

Eugene Iladi reports on the decision by Kyrgyz authorities to investigate fuel supply contracts to the Manas Transit Center and how this could detriment the American campaign in Afghanistan

Tajikistan: The bitter truth in Rasht

Tajikistan’s government has offered rebels in the Rasht Valley an amnesty in exchange for a cease-fire, but neweurasia’s Botur doesn’t think they’ll take the offer.

Afghanistan: Peace strategy based on flawed assumptions

Nick Fielding analyzes a new report by the Afghanistan Research and Evaluation Unit, which reveals that the Afghan government's Afghanistan Peace and Reintegration Programme is based on flawed assumptions.

Mongolia: Fashion designer wins prize in France

Mongolian fashion designer Tsolmandakh Munkhuu picked up the “Public Prize” at the annual Hyeres Festival of Photography and Fashion, heesco informs.

Kyrgyzstan: Parliamentary elections outcome

Elina Galperin writes a post about the parliamentary elections in Kyrgyzstan, which were taking place amidst anxiety over possible disorders, but turned out to be a peaceful and generally free...

Afghanistan: Opium production down, but prices rise

Nick Fielding says that, according to the latest UN Office on Drugs and Crime report, Afghan opium production decreased significantly due to a disease that affected the crop. Nevertheless, income...

Kazakhstan: A university's battle over a license

Avicenna reports on the ongoing conflict between the Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research and the Ministry of Education and Science, as the latter suspended the university's license.

Tajikistan: Sewing a pattern

Alpharabius ponders on the situation in Tajikistan in the aftermath of a series of destabilizing occurences involving Islamic militants and escaped convicts.

Turkmenistan: Real independent Turkmen media

Annasoltan reviews a new “private” newspaper in Turkmenistan and says that it can't be regarded as a normal independent publication. Instead, she offers to take a look at the two...

Turkmenistan: Geopolitics in relations with Turkey

At a recent gala summit, Turkey again evinced its aspiration to be the “big brother” to its post-Soviet kindred. Yet, the Turks need to be careful in Turkmenistan, argues neweurasia’s...

Kazakhstan: City Residents Protest Against Renaming

Albika reports on the protests of residents of Petropavlovsk, a city in northern Kazakhstan, against the parliamentarians’ suggestion to the prime-minister to rename this city to its original name, Kyzylgar.

Kazakhstan: How Responsive is e-Government?

Askhat says that Kazakhstan performs relatively well in terms of This IT development, but warns that this does not necessarily mean that Kazakhstan’s government is using its online resource effectively.

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