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Adil Nurmakov

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

Tajikistan: Culture and history conservation via a book

Tomyris reports that the “Book of The Historical Monuments of Tajikistan” was presented in Dushanbe, the capital of the Central Asian nation, by Tajik government and the diplomatic mission of...

Afghanistan: Useful database of Afghan personalities

Nick Fielding writes that the most complete database of prominent Afghans and Afghan political groupings can be found on a site called Who is Who in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: Internal displacement risingInternal displacement rising in Afghanistan Internal displacement rising in Afghanistan Internal displacement rising in Afghanistan

Nick Fielding says more than 100,000 forced to leave their homes between January and June last year due to the spreading conflict in Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: Civilian conflict deaths continue to rise

Nick Fielding reports that, according to figures from the United Nations – in contrast to the figures issued by the US military – the number of Afghan civilians killed and...

Uzbekistan: Security Service Threatens Jizzakh Youth Activists

Nathan Hamm reports that two young natives of Uzbekistan residing in the United States and working as officers at Awareness Projects International (a non-profit engaging in human rights education work...

Kazakhstan: Uzbek labor migrants survival

Camilla tells the story of Uzbek labor migrants in Kazakhstan, who were illegally trafficked – apparently, via channels, supervised by the officials – to work as slaves.

Kyrgyzstan: Street art in Bishkek

Schwartz takes a walk around Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, offering photographs of graffiti, taken in March 2011.

Kazakhstan: Stability of the nation vital for the whole region

Nathan Hamm reviews testimonies at the U.S. Congressional hearing, staged by the US Helsinki Commission about Kazakhstan’s stability, questioning whether or not Kazakhstan is as stable as its government claims.

Kyrgyzstan: Tengrism on Trial

Nathan Hamm reports on a bizzare story of prosecution of Mr. Tezekbaev, an advocate of Tengrism (pagan belief of Central Asian nomads), who is on trial for inciting religious and...

Uzbekistan: U.S. military support not to include weapons

Joshua Foust tells his readers about the details of the “military aid” the U.S. will provide Uzbekistan, which is part of a vital supply line to Afghanistan. The supplies wouldn’t...

Kazakhstan: Astana, urbanist haven of state corporatism

Molapse provides his analysis of the Kazakhstan's capital city, a newly built Left Bank of Astana, with a mix of artistic culturology and anthropology.

Turkmenistan: Sham NGOs’ role in fake presidential elections

Turkmenistan’s upcoming presidential poll is truly a strange creature. neweurasia’s Annasoltan reviews how it has evolved in the last few months, including the role of government-organized NGOs (GONGOs).

Afghanistan: Coverage in US papers falls in 2011

Nick Fielding writes that coverage of Afghanistan in American newspapers fell in 2011 compared to the previous year, although overall coverage of international issues jumped by more than a third.

Afghanistan: Sahar Gul’s story as an illustration of women’s rights

basir ahang writes about 15 year old girl, who had been forced into marriage and later was imprisoned, tortured and violently beaten by the husband and his family because she...

Kazakhstan: Reactions to Strike Crackdown as Police Brutality Video Emerges

Clashes in the town of Zhanaozen, Kazakhstan, on December 16-17, 2011, when a labour strike suddenly broke out in violence, looting and arson leaving at least 14 dead and hundreds...

Kazakhstan: Longtime Strike Bursts into Violence; State of Emergency Declared

As Kazakhstan was preparing for the pompous celebrations of the 20th anniversary of the country's independence, the seven month-long strike of employees sacked from the national oil company's subsidiary in...

Uzbekistan: President decides to cut his term

Mansurhon says that the Uzbek Parliament’s decision to pass a constitutional amendment reducing the length of presidential term from current seven to five years, sparked a lot of controversy in...

Uzbekistan: Prime-minister's page on Facebook is also fake

Tomyris writes about a fuss around Facebook account of the Prime Minister of Uzbekistan that gave rise to political speculations among the observers. The page has proved to be not...

Uzbekistan: Forged Facebook story about post-interrogation suicide

Sarah Kendzior reports about the story of Gulsumoy Abdujalilova, an invented person with fake Facebook profile, who allegedly committed suicide after being interrogated by the Uzbek police.

Afghanistan: Being Disable Is Not An Unability

yahweh writes how situation with the rights of women and disabled persons has developed in Afghanistan since 2001, when the Afghan government and its international allies pledged to advance gender...

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