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Nathan Hamm · May, 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 May, 2007

Kyrgyzstan: Issyk-Kul and Tourism

Asel is worried that the pursuit of short-term profit from tourism is ruining Kyrgyzstan's Issyk-kul.

Armenia: Real Estate Prices

At Life in Armenia, Raffi K. reports on real estate prices in Yerevan.

Turkmenistan: Relations with Kazakhstan

Bonnie Boyd discusses the great significance of the emerging relationship between Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan.

Kazakhstan: Bikers & the World

neweurasia says that Kazakhstan's government can use the success of Kazakhstani bicyclists to further boost the country's image.

Armenia: All-powerful Seal

Notes from Hairenik discusses the incredible power of seals on documents in Armenia.

Tajikistan: Next Generation of Journalists

At neweurasia, Vadim says that the next generation of professional journalists in Tajikistan will cut their teeth in the blogosphere.

Armenia & Azerbaijan: Karabakh Progress?

Oneworld Multimedia discusses the status of negotiations between Azerbaijan and Armenia over a peace agreement regarding the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh.

Kazakhstan: Ruling Family Shakeup

A warrant for the arrest of Rakhat Aliyev, the son-in-law of Kazakhstan's presdient, has been issued. KZBlog explains why, and how the case may connect to the government's decision to...

Uzbekistan: Another Blog Blocked

Libertad discusses the blocking of yet another blog within Uzbekistan. The blog in question, Khorezm, mostly discusses daily life in Uzbekistan's Khorezm region.

Uzbekistan: Prohibition's Consequences

Tolkun Umaraliev posts that restrictions on the sale of hard alcohol in Uzbekistan is driving sales underground and spurring some to instead drink beer.

Afghanistan: Context to Crackdown

Afghanistanica provides background to the recent shooting of protesters in northern Afghanistan.

Kazakhstan: Rakhat's Fall

Leila Tanayeva reports on a criminal case being brought against Rakhat Aliev, the son-in-law of Kazakhstan's president.

Afghanistan: Travel Restrictions

Peter Marton puts together a collection of random travel restrictions for those who may find themselves in Afghanistan.

Kyrgyzstan: Libel Case Against Activists

neweurasia reports on a libel case against Kyrgyz human rights activists brought as a result of an article accusing an official of abusing defendants.

Uzbekistan: Victory or Memorial Day

At neweurasia, Kamron (as translated by Tolkun Umaraliev) shares his feelings on the Uzbek government's change of May 9th from Victory Day to Remembrance Day.

Afghanistan: Heroism or Recklessness?

Afghanistanica examines whether or not the controversial and outspoken Afghan legislator Malalai Joya is a hero or a reckless idealist.

Kyrgyzstan: Booking an Exam Seat

Tolkun Umaraliev reports that he must pay a bribe to have any hope of receiving top marks on an upcoming university exam.

Afghanistan: Don't Legalize

Sun Leaf says that it would be wrong to legalize opium production in Afghanistan.

Uzbekistan: Alcohol Restrictions

Tolkun Umaraliev reports on Uzbekistan's new law that makes it more difficult to obtain alcoholic beverages.

Kazakhstan: Educational Reform

KZBlog reports on reforms in Kazakhstan's higher education system, noting that there is an apparent lack of emphasis on some major components of any stellar education system.

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