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 December, 2006
KZBlog looks at several environmental issues in Central Asia, ranging from the decline of the Aral Sea to gas burning in the oil-rich Caspian region.
Peter reports, along with pictures, that Turkmen President Niyazov has officially inaugurated a theme park named after himself.
Onnik Krikorian has the latest updates on the 2007 Armenian parliamentary elections, including the news that a popular war hero got arrested for allegedly plotting a coup d'état.
Sean Roberts posts the transcript of his recent speech on clan politics in Central Asia, and James adds his two cents.
Both The Registan and neweurasia report on a new landmark to be built in Kazakhstan's capital Astana – a 150 meter high transparent tent designed by star architect Norman Foster.
Anara – by teokaye Anara is one of the ‘youth at risk’ that took part in the weekend trip. Instead of going to school, she supports her family by collecting plastic bags at Dordoi bazaar, a massive clothing market made up of thousands of containers. Kyrgyz-US relations The killing of...