Ben Paarmann · December, 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 December, 2006

Armenia: Election Update

  13 December 2006

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.

Kazakhstan: Norman Foster

  13 December 2006

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.

Voices from Central Asia

  8 December 2006

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...

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