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Nathan Hamm · October, 2005

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.

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Latest posts by Nathan Hamm from October, 2005

Slovenia: Bad Drivers

Michael Manske says that a test of European drivers showing Slovenes to be the worst drivers of those tested has not only confirmed his fears of meeting his end in...

Armenia: SOS Yerevan

Onnik Krikorian has photos from this weekend's protest against the destruction of Yerevan's parks.

Kyrgyzstan: Protests

Claire Wilkinson has photos of and a roundup of news concerning the recent protests for and against the government in Kyrgyzstan.

Kazakhstan: Win Just Right

kazakhstan.neweurasia.net says that in the upcoming presidential election, President Nazarbaev is worried about winning by too big of a margin.

Kyrgyzstan: Time Shift

The Golden Road to Samarqand reports that Kyrgyzstan handles daylight savings time by changing not simply what time it is but what time zone the country is in.

Azerbaijan: The Week in Politics

azerbaijan.neweurasia.net reports on this week's parliamentary election news.

Uzbekistan: More EU Sanctions

neweurasia‘s Olesya discusses the possibility of more EU sanctions on Uzbekistan.

Croatia: Political Labels

The Glory of Carniola, a blog from Slovenia, deconstructs messages on a label from a package of fig spread from Croatia.

Kazakhstan: No Change in Sight

neweurasia says that no change is on the horizon in Kazakhstan's political system.

Georgia: A Joke

Oneworld Multimedia has a joke making the rounds in Georgia that reveals quite a bit about politics there.

Turkmenistan: Independence Day

Like with nearly all things related to Turkmenistan, Independence Day is a surreal affair. neweurasia has the details of this this year's celebration.

Poland: Troubled Negotiations

the beatroot reports on the troubled negotiations between Poland's Law and Justice and Civic Platform, the latter of which is presidential election runner-up Donald Tusk's party.

Armenia: Corruption Skyrockets

Oneworld Multimedia reports on corruption and construction in Yerevan.

Hungary: '56 Roundup

Hungarian Accent rounds up discussion of the 1956 Hungarian Uprising in the Hungarian blogosphere.

Armenia: A Civil Exchange

Martuni or Bust!!! reports on a civil exchange regarding “cracking” on the metro.

Poland: Opinion Polls

PolBlog reports on the opinion polling scandal in the Polish presidential election.

Poland: Hot Water with the EU

the beatroot says that Poland's new president's stance on the death penalty and gay rights is causing problems for Poland with the EU.

Slovenia: State of the Slovene Blogosphere

The Glory of Carniola comments on the state of the Slovenian blogosphere

Kyrgyzstan: Saratan

Ben Paarman reviews Saratan, a new Kyrgyz-German film, and reflects on the state of Kyrgyzstan after 14 years of independence.

Georgia: More Deinstitutionalization

Oneworld Multimedia has more photos and reporting on social social services in Georgia.

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