The former Regional Editor for Central Asia & the Caucasus, I have now hung up my keyboard and moved on to emeritus status.
More of my blogging can be found at the oldest English language blog on Central Asia and Caucasus, Registan.net.
Latest posts by Nathan Hamm
Armenia Blog has photos of prestigious license plates.
At Registan.net, Joshua Foust examines how Central Asia might be impacted by China's soft power.
Uzbekistan's president has been making numerous trips to various regions of Uzbekistan in what Jamiyat of neweurasia calls the launch of a re-election campaign.
James reports on the continued reforms being implemented by Tajikistan's President Rahmon. The president argues that his cultural reforms are designed to cut back on excessive spending by impoverished citizens, while others say they are invasively micromanaging Tajik lives.
Beyond the River says that recent political developments highlight questions that have remained open since the peace agreement in Tajikistan's civil war, the tenth anniversary of which is coming in a few days.
Notes from Hairenik reports on traffic nightmares in Yerevan and a planned two years of construction on major roadways.
Afghanistanica considers what makes for an electable presidential candidate in Afghanistan.
Libertad wonders how the government of Uzbekistan will be able to handle providing services to the country's rapidly increasing population.
Vadim says that the purchase of new, modern planes will help Tajikistan's airline become safer.
Genderstan discusses men's health as a gender issue in Kyrgyzstan, noting that deleterious cultural attitudes about masculinity are often ignored.
Nazarian writes about Armenia's place in a globalizing economy.
Tom Terry writes that while many in the United States are grieving the deaths of 9 firefighters in South Carolina, many in Mongolia are mourning the deaths of 14 firefighters who perished when their helicopter crashed while taking them to fight a blaze in a rural area.
Bonnie Boyd explains what peak oil has to do with Central Asian states and warns that they must use petrodollars to build a foundation for the future.
Artur speculates that the reason more and more tourists are coming to Yerevan is to see all the colorful cranes.
Ronin reports that the recent clash between Hazaras and Kuchis in Afghanistan has been resolved with the Kuchis withdrawing to Pashtun land.
Vadim asks who exactly was targeted in recent bombings in Tajikistan.
Non Pon looks at how Central Asian states fared in the recently released Failed State Index.
Artur says that the South Caucasus is an artificial and unnecessary construct — that the three countries within in have little in common.
Nurbek says that bride kidnapping is not for real men. The tradition of bride kidnapping has revived since the collapse of the Soviet Union in Kyrgyzstan.
Birding Mongolia eulogizes Dr. Ayurzana Bold, a highly respected biologist and ornithologist from Mongolia who passed away on June 10.
KZBlog reports that more Hare Krishna homes have been destroyed and that the community's temple could be destroyed soon.