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Adil Nurmakov · December, 2007

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 December, 2007

Kazakhstan: Kazakh-Language Blogosphere's Hot Topics

Askhat reviews the most commented posts in the Kazakh-language blogosphere on the example of the Kazakh-language blog of neweurasia.

Uzbekistan: The Plight of Labor Migrants

Nathan reviews a recent report released by the Rapid Response Group (RRG) for Prevention of Torture in Uzbekistan on the topic of Uzbek labor migrants.

Uzbekistan: Election Shocker

Joshua Foust says that unsurprisingly Islam Karimov won the 90% turnout vote, even though it’s not been fully counted yet.

Uzbekistan: New Book of the Former BBC Reporter

Steve LeVine reviews the new book's release — Alan Johnston, the former Tashkent correspondent for the BBC, has a new book out called “Kidnapped and Other Dispatches.” His release was...

Kyrgyzstan: Christmas Cheer

Steve LeVine says that the Kyrgyzs are turning to a can't miss tourist grabber — Santa Claus — after a Swedish consultancy bureau stated that Kygyz mountains are the best...

Kazakhstan: Artpologist Project Presentation

Daniel reports on the presentation of an artistic project, completed by him and a number of Kazakhstani artists, called “Transformation of Space in Almaty”.

Kyrgyzstan: Teaching finance

Bboyd reacts on the predicted unemployment catastrophe among young people in the developing countries, and gives some recommendations for the aid organizations on how to fight it.

Afghanistan: Tribalism, a true enemy

Sanjar opines that the reason Iraq and Afghanistan remain unsettled battlefields isn't that our two civilizations can't agree on the nature of God, but because they can't agree on the...

Kazakhstan: New Pipeline, a Putin's Victory

Steve LeVine reports that Vladimir Putin won another round in the European pipeline war, as Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan signed a final agreement agreeing to build a new natural gas pipeline...

Uzbekistan: 2007 in Retrospect

Libertad reviews major event in Uzbekistan in 2007, pointing out a topic that deserves more attention than others – pre-election process in Uzbekistan.

Kyrgyzstan: Weeding the Tulip Garden

Bboyd reviews the parliamentary elections in Kyrgyzstan, saying that instead of a diverse planting of ideas and leadership, Kyrgyzstan’s legislature will have a kind of political desert for ideas and...

Afghanistan: Taliban Call

Sanjar reports that Taliban leader Mullah Omar on Tuesday called on foreign forces to withdraw from Afghanistan.

Kazakhstan: Blogosphere’s Self-Reflection

Recently, the Kazakhstani blogosphere has suddenly become interested in what the blogs really are and what sort of impact they have. Bloggers produced series of posts on this topic approximately...

Kazakhstan: 2007 – Filthy Politics and Grapes of Wrath

The passing year was rich in shaking news and political scandals in Kazakhstan, all of which have been finding reflection in the blogosphere’s reactions and online debates. Many of those...

Kazakhstan: The country's strike-back

Ben reviews the developments in Kazakhstan in 2007, focusing on the energy issues and Kazakh government's rising resource nationalism.

Kazakhstan: What is Ak-Orda?

Arseny posts a funny story that vividly indicates how many people living in Astana’s Old Town – a Soviet provincial cityscape – sometimes do not have any idea of what...

Kyrgyzstan: Manas Petroleum

Ben reports that a Kyrgyz company is getting involved in the oil business in Kyrgyzstan and Albania.

Kyrgyzstan: “I don’t believe” arrests

Bektour Iskender posts an article about participants of the “I don’t believe” action that have been arrested for protesting against the official results of the parliamentary elections in Kyrgyzstan.

Afghanistan: Taliban in 2007

Joshua Foust is discussing the most significant events of 2007 for Afghanistan, highlighting the entrenchment of the rise of the Taliban.

Tajikistan: Bread Prices

Ian looks back at 2007 in Tajikistan and says that the hottest issue by far being discussed was the rise in the price of staple foods, especially bread.

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