Ben Paarmann · March, 2006

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 from March, 2006

Tajikistan: Religious legislation

  25 March 2006

Amira over at The Golden Road to Samarqand reports that although not a frequent sight, there seems to be agreement between Muslims, Christians and Jews over rejecting new legislation that would severely limit religious practice.

Central Asia: Opinion polls

  25 March 2006

James of neweurasia posts the excerpts of a seminar on public opinion polls in Central Asia in general, and Tajikistan in particular. The results reveal some very interesting tendencies.

Armenia: Visiting Berd

  25 March 2006

Oneworld Blog has two posts about visits to Berd, an Armenian town close to the Azeri border. While Onnik posts a picture he took in 2004, Nessuna recounts her weekend trip to this forgotten town.

Kyrgyzstan: One year on

  23 March 2006

Sandro of Kyrgyzstan Students is being bitter about the first anniversary of the ‘Tulip Revolution’ whereas Amira over at The Golden Road to Samarqand talked to some students who hold different opinions. Claire of neweurasia also has some details.

Mongolia: Roads

  23 March 2006

neweurasia's Mongolia blog commenced posting and among many posts, this one here discusses whether Mongolia should really look into nuclear power as an energy alternative.

Voices from Central Asia and the Caucasus

  21 March 2006

Lunch – by Dushanbe Pictures, Erik Petersson, 2006 With that fresh portion of Tajik plov on your plate, we bid you welcome to the latest roundup of the Central Asian and Caucasian blogosphere, brought to you bi-weekly by neweurasia. First off, apologies for the delay in presenting this week's edition...

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