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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,

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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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