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Nathan Hamm · September, 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, Registan.net.

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Latest posts by Nathan Hamm from September, 2006

Kazakhstan: Breaking 50

At neweurasia, Adam says that if Kazakhstan is to reach its goal of being one of the 50 most competitive economies, it must do more than “polishing” its macroeconomic indicators...

Armenia: Dusty Yerevan

Christian Garbis says that a Soviet era song still played occasionally on Armenian radio, “Clean Yerevan,” is totally removed from reality, that not only is there lots of litter, but...

Tajikistan: Dushanbe-Moscow Train

Vadim of neweurasia writes about the ill-fated Dushanbe-Moscow train and the hardships faced by those who take the journey.

Kazakhstan: Nazarbaev in DC

Registan.net looks at media, editorial, and blog coverage of today's visit to the White House by Kazakhstani President Nursultan Nazarbaev.

Kazakhstan: Crossing the Line

KZBlog says that comedian Sasha Baron Cohen has crossed the line in his latest stunt as the character Borat by directly mocking the president and government of Kazakhstan in his...

Kazakhstan: Borat vs. Nomad

Registan.net says that Western media are over-hyping the Kazakh government's displeasure with Sasha Baron Cohen's character Borat, a racist, homophobic journalist claiming to be from Kazakhstan.

Kyrgyzstan: Storming Pyramid

Yulia of neweurasia reports on the latest attack on Pyramid TV in Kyrgyzstan.

Kyrgyzstan: Bishkek Panthers

Tolkun Umaraliev reports on the Bishkek Panthers, the American Football team at the American University of Central Asia, the only such team in Kyrgyzstan. Tolkun says that the team has...

Kazakhstan: The Deal with Blogs

Leila at neweurasia writes a detailed post on the legal status of blogs and online journalism in Kazakhstan.

Turkmenistan: Sucking Up

At neweurasia's Turkmenistan blog, Peter details just how much foreign companies — John Deere in this case — will suck up to Turkmenistan's president in order to secure business deals.

Kazakhstan: Competitiveness

KZBlog notes that Kazakhstan has slipped in the World Economic Forum's competitiveness rankings, saying that the country still has much to do at the consumer level to improve.

Kyrgyzstan: Lie Detetector

Yulia of neweurasia Kyrgyzstan translates a Russian-language post on a plan to use lie-detectors to try to root out corruption in government.

Kyrgyzstan: Things People Like

Trent Milan, marking a year in Tajikistan, lists off things he has noticed the Kyrgyz like, including a number of interesting folk remedies.

Tajikistan: Free & Fair Elections

Alexander Sadikov says that Tajikistan's upcoming presidential election will be free and fair because the sitting president faces no real opponents.

Central Asia: HIV Conference

neweurasia reports on an HIV/AIDS conference in Bishkek that brought together officials from governments in Central Asia and other former Soviet States.

Kazakhstan: Mining Accident Fallout

Ben Paarmann reports on the fallout coming in the wake of a mining accident in Kazakhstan at a Mittal Steel mine near Temirtau.

Tajikistan: Golden Mouths

At neweurasia Vadim reports that Tajikistan is the latest Central Asian state in which the president is campaigning against gold caps on teeth.

Armenia & Georgia: Yezidis and Kurdish Identity

Onnik Krikorian continues his periodic reporting on Yezidis in Armenia and neighboring countries, touching on issues of how Yezidis fit into the Kurdish community.

Armenia: Suffering for Russia

At Blogrel, “Observer” argues that Armenia will suffer because of anti-Russian moods on the international scene.

Armenia: Notes from the Blogosphere

Onnik Krikorian has a roundup of the Armenian blogosphere.

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