Latest posts by Nathan Hamm from January, 2006
Week one of the Young Caucasus Women Project is underway with posts from Georgia and Azerbaijan.
Onnik Krikorian has more notes from the Armenian blogosphere–a roundup of posts on Armenian blogs over the past week.
T-Moor discusses the Kyrgyz president's response to criticism over his appointment of his brother to a government post.
Ben Wheeler says that Tbilisi is making due with energy shortages but that despite government claims to the contrary, the burdens are not evenly distributed between rich and poor.
Peter of neweurasia reports that Turkmenistan has sent more national paraphernalia into space.
the beatroot reports on the tragic collapse of a roof in Katowice, Poland in which over 60 people have died. Their reporting continues with a look at whether or not negligence is to blame for the disaster.
…yuu bna? says that Mongolia's new cabinet is full of new faces.
Notes from Hareinik has a report on the destruction of more of old Yerevan.
Registan.net reports on the Uzbek hip-hop scene.
Christian Garbis reports that Armenia's free internet (limited to Armenian sites only) and email service, Freenet.am, is in danger of shutting down unless it finds new funding.
James of neweurasia reports that Tajikistan's secondary schools plan to emphasize the importance of Islam in the country's history.
neweurasia reports that Turkmenistan has dismissed a handful of government ministers. Yet again. Among the charges this time though were not just the normal accusations of abuse of power and incompetence, though. Polygamy made the list too.
Mountains of Heaven discusses the plight of Kyrgyz women, many of whom are forced into marriages through the local tradition of “bride stealing.”
Orange Ukraine reports on the Pora political party's stance on the issues going into the next election.
the beatroot reports that alternative medicines like the use of leeches is on the rise in Poland and that alongside the growing popularity of these treatments is a rise in the number of cancer patients who die after refusing conventional treatment.
Onnik Krikorian rounds up the Armenian blogosphere.
the beatroot reports that political parties representing the rural and impoverished east of the country are beginning to call the shots in the lower house of parliament.
Ben Paarmann says that Kazakhstan's economy may benefit from hydrocarbon resources, but that it is at risk due to a dangerous shortage of skilled and professional workers.
Bialynia says that highly paid Poles are invading the British Isles. Since Poland joined the EU, many Polish footballers have found it much easier to play in the Premiership and have moved west.
Registan.net reports that an Oregon nursery is working with farmers in Uzbekistan to introduce Uzbek crops to Oregon's farmers. Among the crops he thinks would succeed in the Pacific Northwest are Uzbek varieties of pistachios, mulberries, pomegranates, and sweet quinces.
Registan.net reports that Kyrgyzstan is pressuring its large NGO community and asks whether or not the new government is trying to protect itself from what it might perceive as a source of power that contributed to the fall of the last president.