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.
Latest posts by Nathan Hamm
KZBlog reports that more Hare Krishna homes have been destroyed and that the community's temple could be destroyed soon.
Abdulgamid says that Turkmenistan's government is finally showing some willingness to deal with HIV/AIDS.
Mohammad Fahim Khairy says that nomadic Pashtun tribes exploit and abuse the Hazaras of central Afghanistan.
At neweurasia, Adam reports that enormous sums are being poured into lavish celebrations of Kazakhstan's capital, Astana.
Birds’ Books uses Uzbek author Hamid Ismailov's The Railway, one of the rare contemporary Central Asian novels translated into English, as a jumping off point for a discussion of Central...
Kabul Diary writes on a visit to Bamiyan and the charm of the people who live there.
Joshua Foust says that one of the positive unintended consequences of the fall of the Taliban in Afghanistan is an improvement in the condition of homosexuals.
Bonnie Boyd discusses the inclusion of Kyrgyzstan's national epic into the national curriculum. The epic, Manas, is nearly half a million verses long and tells the deeds of the hero...
At neweurasia, Daniel reports on the destruction of historical Soviet architecture in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
My State Failure Blog offers up some policy prescriptions for combating opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan.
neweurasia reports on signs of looming rapid growth of mobile communications in Turkmenistan.
Adam says that with early parliamentary elections seeming more and more likely, Kazakhstan's opposition parties are uniting.
Nazarian says that since Armenian traffic police started using mobile patrols, the number of reported traffic accidents has increased. He is quick to remind that corelation is not causation.
Afghan Lord reports on the murder of two female journalists in Afghanistan.
Andrea Dall'Olio explains what's wrong with bribes even when it becomes a widely accepted way of doing business using Tajikistan as an illustrative example.
Bonnie Boyd reports on efforts to eradicate various diseases in Afghanistan.