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Nathan Hamm · December, 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 December, 2006

Uzbekistan: Russia Moves In

At neweurasia, Kamron discusses Uzbekistan's decision to allow Russian military planes to land at the Navoi airport, saying that the government is filling the vacuum left by the expulsion of...

Turkmenistan: Transition

Sean Roberts says that there is still quite a bit of uncertainty in the post-Turkmenbashi transition in Turkmenistan.

Uzbekistan: Religious Restrictions

Alisher reports that the new governor of the Andijon province, the site of the 2005 protests and massacre, has imposed new restrictions on Islamic religious practice, including requirements that all...

Turkmenistan: Weak Constitution

At neweurasia, Peter reports on constitutional amendments in Turkmenistan that both pave the way for acting President Berdymuhammedov to continue in the role and sweep aside any hope that Turkmenbashi's...

Azerbaijan: Olympics

Carpetblogger throws in a voice of support for Azerbaijan's 2016 Olympics bid, noting all the exciting new events that they could contribute.

Armenia: Parliamentary Monitor

Onnik Krikorian has a pessimistic take on the latest developments in the lead-up to Armenia's parliamentary election, saying that everyone might as well just enjoy the show.

Turkmenistan: Wild Cards

Sean Roberts reports on wild cards in Turkmenistan's succession struggle.

Kazakhstan: Pressuring Teachers

Arthur reports on government pressure against teachers, specifically putting pressure on teachers to buy government newspapers, in Kazakhstan.

Armenia: Bad News on Deforestation

Notes From Hareinik has some bad news on deforestation prevention in Armenia and encourages readers to take action.

Kazakhstan: NurOtan

KZblog reports on shakeups in Kazakhstan's political parties that most notably includes merges of parties into the presidential party and the renaming of the party to include a reference to...

Turkmenistan: Dust to Dust

Peter continues to analyze events in post-Turkmenbashi Turkmenistan. In a recent post, he writes on the burial of the despot and signs of continuity in the new leadership.

Turkmenbashi's Death: Bloggers’ Reactions

“The Pres” by Flickr user blogjam Turkmenistan's authoritarian and, to put it lightly, eccentric President Sapurmurad Niyazov died suddenly of a heart attack in the early hours of December 21st....

Armenia: Dead Homeless

Onnik Krikorian writes about encountering the dead body of a homeless man while walking his son to school. He says that many homeless people die on the streets in Yerevan...

Tajikistan: Voices from Tajikistan

Vadim rounds up the Tajik blogosphere.

Kyrgyzstan: Ala Kachuu

Tolkun Umaraliev writes on the practice of bride kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan, noting that the practice is common despite it being illegal. He says that officials are reluctant to do anything...

Kazakhstan: Controlling Nationalism

Sean Roberts analyzes efforts to control nationalism in Kazakhstan, efforts that have not been entirely successful.

Central Asia & Caucasus: 30 Years After Independence

neweurasia looks at Central Asia and the Caucasus 15 years from now in a series of posts addressing the fates of the various countries of the region.

Armenia: .AM Domains

The Armenian Economist asks why there are so few .am domains.

Armenia: Araz Petition

Christian Garbis reports on the Araz Petition, an online petition named after an Iranian teenager struck and killed by a speeding driver in Yerevan. The petition aims to pressure the...

GV Summit Delhi '06 Session One: GV's Past, Present, & Future

In the first session of the Global Voices '06 summit, co-founders Rebecca MacKinnon and Ethan Zuckerman looked back at where Global Voices has been and forward to where it is...

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