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.
Latest posts by Ben Paarmann from 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...
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.
Peter of neweurasia reports of the social and political disarray that every cotton-harvesting season in Turkmenistan appears to create.
Sean's Russia Blog looks at the large and widely-scattered Russian diaspora in the CIS (e.g. 4 million in Kazakhstan) and in Israel.
The Tashkent-based All-Knowing-Blog reports of many supermarkets remaining closed during the past couple of days (RUS).
By posting photos of last year's Kyrgyz Revolution, Edil Baisalov looks at the people that were behind the ousting of former President Akayev (RUS).
Adam Kesher rounds up last week's news from Kazakhstan. Topics include local elections, alarming new legislation, forced relocation in Almaty, and much more.
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!).
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.
Ben of neweurasia writes about his recent trip to one of Kyrgyzstan's most remote villages near the Pamirs.