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Adil Nurmakov · March, 2011

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 March, 2011

Tajikistan: President’s Son Will Tackle Customs Crime

TajikVoice reports that the Tajik President’s son Rustam Emomali, 23, was appointed to a newly created government post within the Customs Agency to tackle contraband and customs violations.

Uzbekistan: Authorities intensify control over mobile operators

Abdulfazal informs his readers that Uzbekistan – in clear response to events in the Middle East and Northern Africa – is seizing control over cellular companies in the country. Mobile...

Uzbekistan: Govt Shuts Down Human Rights Watch

The Uzbekistan's Justice Ministry shut down Human Rights Watch office in Tashkent after the organization's 15 year presence in the country, reports Christya Riedel.

Turkmenistan: Crackdown on youth

As revolutionary tremors continue to be felt throughout the Middle East, Turkmenistan is rolling out its usual assortment of repressive tactics, but with new robustness and an extra anti-youth edge,...

Kyrgyzstan: Political Games and Investment Climate

Murzaki provides a detailed coverage of the controversy around one of the largest cellular operators in Kyrgyzstan, which had undergone nationalization last year. However, nationalization without led to the situation...

Afghanistan: Civilian deaths rise, most attributed to Taliban

Civilian deaths in Afghanistan rose by 15 per cent in 2010 to 2,777 killed, of which 2,080 (75 per cent) were attributed to insurgents, reports Nick Fielding.

Afghanistan: Stinging critique of development aid

Nick Fielding reviews a former World Bank and French development agency director's stinging critique of international donors’ mistakes in Afghanistan between 2002 and 2010, emphasizing the lack of a coherent...

Tajikistan: Supreme Court frees convicts accused of terrorism

In an unexpected move, Tajikistan’s Supreme Court has commuted the sentences of 29 convicts originally sentenced on terrorism charges — and the decision, one of only two of its kind...

Turkmenistan: Singers jailed for breache of morale

Annasoltan writes that the Turkmen authorities have sentenced two popular young singers to imprisonment and says that apparently the singers have run afoul of official ideology and the government’s vision...

Uzbekistan: Turkish Business Unwanted

Avicenna reports that another Turkish shopping and entertainment mall has fallen in Uzbekistan in result of something similar to special operation by the police. He also provides background for the...

Kyrgyzstan: Uzbek families ponder fleeing the country

Amidst continuing and simmering difficulties in southern Kyrgyzstan, many Uzbek families are deliberating whether to stay or flee the country for Russia and the West. neweurasia’s Mary Pole recounts the...

Turkmenistan: Hidden islamists on the Internet

The presence of radical Islamism in Turkmenistan is almost a legend, as the government is adamant that the threat is practically non-existent and under thorough control. neweurasia’s Annasoltan goes online...

Turkmenistan: Ashgabat joins TAPI pipeline project

Christya Riedel says that the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India pipeline for Turkmen natural gas line is going to be one of the largest pipelines in the world upon its completion in 2014.

Kazakhstan: Little Enthusiasm for No Choice Elections

The recent announcement of an early presidential election in Kazakhstan has brought little excitement - the opposition will boycott the vote, other candidates are weak, and the incumbent president is...

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