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Ben Paarmann

I hold an MPhil in Development Studies from the University of Cambridge and have grown fond of Central Asia over the last couple of years. Which is why founded neweurasia, a blog network about the five former Soviet countries of the region. Mostly irrelevant ramblings can be found on my personal blog.

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Latest posts by Ben Paarmann

Kyrgyzstan: A Nation Is Grieving for Chingiz Aitmatov

Ben Paarmann writes in honor of Kyrgyzstan author Chingiz Aitmatov who died on Tuesday this week, at the age of 79. "Thanks to Chingiz Aitmatov, Central Asian traditions, lifestyles, myths...

Afghanistan: CNN Youtube debate

Afghanistan: Herat

Uzbekistan: Arsenal shareholder

Uzbekistan: Not much has changed

Kyrgyzstan: Music

Uzbekistan: Samarkand anniversary

Kazakhstan: Political soap opera

Armenia: World Bank corruption update

Armenia: School year starts

Azerbaijan: Building collapse

Kyrgyzstan: Labour migration

Azerbaijan: Radical islam

Tajikistan: Trade

Georgia: UFO in Abkhazia

Afghanistan: Hostage deal

Afghanistan: Uruzgan update

Uzbekistan: Karimov forever

Mongolia: Kazakh eagle hunters

Afghanistan: Releasing the hostages

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