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Adil Nurmakov · May, 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 May, 2011

Uzbekistan: Anti-Turkish campaign deepens

Ataturk Street in downtown Tashkent is about to be renamed, and in the view of neweurasia’s Avicenna, it’s the latest signal of Turkey and Uzbekistan’s rather bipolar relationship. “It’s obvious that this crisis is probably more serious than anyone thought,” he writes.

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Kazakhstan: Suicide Bombing Hits Provincial Office of Nation's Security Service

Yesterday, 17 May, 2011, a suicide bomber exploded himself at the entrance to the regional office of the National Security Committee in Aktobe, a provincial center in Western Kazakhstan. Four people were injured in the blast. This is the first case of suicide bombing in Kazakhstan, a country known for its inter-ethnic tolerance and for boasting its stability in the uneasy region of Central Asia.

Afghanistan: So Osama’s dead. And?

Sekundar argues that the death of Bin Laden does not mean a lot for the war on terror, because many other iconic and key figures within al-Qaeda are “still drawing breath”. “The war stopped being about Osama a loooong time ago”, he adds.

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