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Nathan Hamm · March, 2007

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 March, 2007

Kazakhstan: Russian Chill

neweurasia discusses chilliness in relations between Kazakhstan and Russia, but says that the relationship is far from on the rocks.

Georgia: The Taboo Web

Levan finds some Georgian websites that deal with subjects that are taboo in Georgia.

Kyrgyzstan: Trouble Brewing

At Registan.net, Teo Kay shares some the political cartoons about Central Asia he co-created for an English-language newspaper distributed in Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.

Afghanistan: 800 Years of Rumi

Bonnie Boyd notes that Rumi, the famous poet often associated with Sufism who was born in what is now Afghanistan, was born 800 years ago and she reports on a...

Armenia: Entertainment Buzz

At Blogrel, Harmick has the latest Armenian entertainment and celebrity news.

Afghanistan: Navruz Video

Sohrab Kabuli has a video report of Navruz celebrations in Afghanistan.

Central Asia: Minorities

neweurasia has a collection of 11 posts on minorities in Central Asia and Afghanistan in its latest cross-blog survey.

Armenia: Targeting Students

At the CRD/TI Armenian Election Mointor 2007, a student from Yerevan writes about how the Prosperous Armenia party targets students.

Afghanistan: Watch out Ahmed!

Afghanistanica says that the well-known writer on the Taliban, Afghanistan, and Central Asian Islamism, Ahmed Rashid, seems to have a bit of a problem with Uzbeks.

Uzbekistan: New Attitude

Registan.net says that Uzbekistan has not shown the change of heart regarding its human rights practices that some European Union officials claim it has.

Georgia: Worker's Paradise

Cuttino Alexander pays a visit to Chiatura a town that flourished under the Soviet Union and has since experienced economic and population collapse.

Uzbekistan: Locking up the Press

Bonnie Boyd sums up the arrests of journalists over the last six months in Uzbekistan and concludes that the world will be getting even less news from the country.

Kazakhstan: Cook for a Cause

News from the Caravan tells readers how to get a cookbook with good Central Asian recipes and help out a Kazakh orphanage at the same time.

Armenia: Burying the Prime Minister

Onnik Krikorian reports on and has photos of the burial of Armenia's prime minister.

Afghanistan: Higher Education Crisis

Safrang reports that there are too few university spots for eligible students in Afghanistan and that the problem is only getting worse. The blogger argues that failing to provide education...

Uzbekistan: Picking Cotton

neweurasia posts photos of children taking part in Uzbekistan's cotton harvest and translates some discussions on LiveJournal blogs of the use of child labor to harvest Uzbekistan's white gold.

Kazakhstan: Green Cover

Ben Paarmann says that the Kazakhstani government's newfound interest in stricter environmental regulation of the energy sector may all be a way for them to justify not meeting stated production...

Tajikistan: Implications of -ov

Bonnie Boyd says that the Tajik president's decisions to drop Russian endings from surnames potentially has foreign policy implications for Tajikistan. She says that the decision does nothing for Tajikistan...

Kazakhstan: Serbia Defeated

At neweurasia, Leila reports on Kazakhstan's upset win over Serbia in Group A of the Euro 2008 qualifiers. This is Kazakhstan's first victory in a competitive match and second victory...

Armenia: Something Smells Fishy

At the Armenian Socialist-Libertarian Movement blog, Sasuntsi Anarchist says that the timing of the Armenian prime minister's death is suspicious.

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