Latest posts by Nathan Hamm from July, 2006
Ana praises Georgia's new higher education entrance exams, which are designed to limit opportunities for corruption and ensure that students entering higher education institutions are adequately educated and prepared for higher degrees.
Zarchka reports on the outcome of “Hye Super Star,” Armenia's version of “Pop Idol.”
Vasili Rukhadze has a detailed and informative post on Georgia's recent capture of the Kodori Gorge from a rebel warlord, noting the significance of the event in Georgian and regional politics. He says that Georgia's success mark the beginning of a new era in Georgian politics.
At neweurasia, Delia explores whether oil revenues will be good or bad for Azerbaijan.
The Long and Winding Road has a report on Uzbek pop musicians losing their licenses to perform in public after a journalist accused their lyrics of not being authentic Uzbek poetry and them of being bad musicians.
neweurasia reports on Kazakhstan's entry into the nuclear age, the construction of several nuclear power plants in partnership with Russia.
Matt Jay and Sean-Paul Kelly report on the rising tensions between Georgia and the separatist region of Abkhazia.
Ben Paarmann discusses plans for land privatization in Uzbekistan that, he says, will not likely do much to improve the economic situation in the country as it will not include the privatization of agricultural land.
Vadim discusses why Tajikistan placed last in intellectual development amongst post-Soviet states on the World Bank's knowledge index.
For Optimists and Philosophers reports on the unveiling of a Gandhi statue in Ulaanbaatar.
Nessuna reports on anti-Armenian discrimination in hiring for jobs in Russia.
Matt Jay rounds up news on Georgia's military operations against a local warlord who controls the Kodori Gorge, the only part of the breakaway region of Abkhazia controlled by Tbilisi. The blogger says that the escape of the warlord, Emzar Kvitsiani, into Abkhazia may provide Georgia to invade the region.
ArmYouth Blog discusses the possible motives for the introduction of military training at younger ages in Armenian schools.
Breed discusses the first reissue of Langston Hughes's 1934 book on his trip to Soviet Central Asia. The book was first published in 1934 and the reprint was created from the only copy known to still exist.
Ben Paarmann questions those that claim that controlling the Baku-Tblisi-Ceyhan pipeline and accessing Central Asian and Caspian oil is a hidden motive for Israel in its fighting in Lebanon.
Vadim reports on Iranian President Ahmadinejad's visit to Tajikistan and relations between Iran and Tajikistan.
Akhtamar of ArmYouth Blog reports from Havlabar, Tbilisi's Armenian Quarter.
Nessuna reports that the opening of Microsoft's representative office and the passage of a new copyright law may encourage the adoption of open source software by Armenian companies.
Vasili Rukhadze details the fight for governmental reforms and against corruption of the Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili.
Elizabeth writes about the decline in Russian language abilities in Tajikistan.
Leila translates a Russian-language post about a health care scandal in Kazakhstan's Karaganda region.