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Nathan Hamm · June, 2006

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,

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Latest posts by Nathan Hamm from June, 2006

Armenia: Interesting Politics

Onnik Krikorian reports on interesting political developments in Armenia as the 2007 parliamentary election approaches.

Kazakhstan: Tenge Inflation

Ben Paarmann reports on the inflation of Kazakhstan's tenge against the dollar and the government's efforts to try to keep the inflation in check.

Georgia: Tbilisi Driving

Hans reports on the dangers of driving in Tbilisi.

Armenia: Sunflower Seeds

David Underwood writes on sunflower seed consumption in Armenia.

Uzbekistan: Andijon Video Reaction

Vilhelm Konnander reacts to last week's release of video footage from last year's uprising in Andijon, Uzbekistan.

Armenia: Yerevan Dining

Notes from Hareinik has a guide to Yerevan dining.

Tajikistan: Very Superstitious

Elizabeth notes the power of superstitions in Tajikistan to determine reality.

Turkmenistan: Shutting off the Gas

Peter of neweurasia notes that Turkmenistan is threatening to shut off natural gas shipments to Russia in September after failing to reach a price agreement.

Armenia: Dutch Dancer

Myrthe writes on Tineke van Geel, a Dutch woman who has been teaching Armenian dance for almost 30 years.

Mongolia: Amnesty vs. Reform

Shards of Mongolia argues that, rather than just a simple amnesty of prisoners, Mongolia needs a transparent and trustworthy judicial system.

Armenia: Vigil Photos

Onnik Krikorian has photos and a brief report on a candlelight vigil in Yerevan in support of the current US Ambassador to Armenia, who is being removed after publicly calling...

Mongolia: Resumed Protests

Luke Distelhorst notes that protests against the Mongolian government have resumed, and he wonders whether or not, with the large numbers of tourists arriving in the country, the government will...

Mongolia: Past Crimes

Luke Distelhorst reports on how the Mongolian government is and isn't redressing the crimes of the communist government.

Central Asia: Literary Guide has a survey of literature from and about Central Asia.

Armenia: House Blessing

Onnik Krikorian reports on and has photographs from the blessing of a house built by Habitat for Humanity in Armenia.

Uzbekistan: Centralized Civil Society

neweurasia carries a report from an anonymous Tashkent resident on the Uzbek government's centralization of civil society.

Armenia: Fighting Corruption

Akhtamar of ArmYouth Blog has a strategy for fighting petty corruption.

Mongolia: 800 Years

Luke Distelhorst reports on Mongolia's efforts to boost tourism for the 800 year anniversary of Chinggis Khan's founding of the Mongolian state, and he notes that the country is not...

Armenia: Dreams About War

Anxieties about the possibility of resumed war between Azerbaijan and Armenia over Nagorno Karabakh are spilling over into the dreams of Christian Garbis, who says that he thinks the resumption...

Turkmenistan: A Lesson to Others

Breed discusses the foolishness of doing business in Turkmenistan as a foreign investor.

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