Ben Paarmann · September, 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 September, 2006

Voices from Central Asia and the Caucasus

  29 September 2006

After a busy summer, we bid you welcome to a new roundup of notable online conversations from Central Asia and the Caucasus, brought to you by neweurasia and read out loud to you by the headmaster of a school in southern Kyrgyzstan's Sary-Moghul. There is not all too much being...

Yezidis in Georgia

  23 September 2006

Onnik Krikorian has an extensive post on the Yezidi minority in Georgia, which he recently visited together with an ethno-musicologist. Onnik provides exclusive photography, interviews, and compares the minority's situation in Georgia with that in Armenia.

Week in Kazakhstan

  21 September 2006

Adam Kesher rounds up last week's news from Kazakhstan. Topics include local elections, alarming new legislation, forced relocation in Almaty, and much more.

Nazarbayev's State Visit

  21 September 2006

KZBlog scrutinises Kazakh President Nazarbayev's upcoming state visit to the United States and has an exhaustive list of topics that will be touched upon in talks with President Bush (including, no kidding, Borat!).

Visiting Tblisi

  21 September 2006

Onnik Krikorian has just come back from a visit to Tblisi/Georgia, where he – amongst other things – looked into the situation of the Yezidi minority.

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