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Nathan Hamm · January, 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,

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Latest posts by Nathan Hamm from January, 2006

Kyrgyzstan: Probing NGOs reports that Kyrgyzstan is pressuring its large NGO community and asks whether or not the new government is trying to protect itself from what it might perceive as a...

Mongolia: Chingis Crazy

Mongolian Matters wonders how long it is until almost everything in Mongolia is named for Chingis Khan after hearing that the capital's airport is being renamed for the 13th century...

Poland: New Jerseys

p3 reports on the new jerseys for the Polish national soccer/football team. These new jerseys incorporate more than just the colors of the national flag to give players a bit...

Uzbekistan: Fighting For Morals

In the midst of Uzbekistan's very cold winter this year, fur-lined underwear have become popular. This has alarmed the government, and they have banned the underwear for fear the soft...

Slovenia: Rooting for Science

The Glory of Carniola weighs in on the side of James Randi and the scientific method on the news that Slovenia may accept homeopathic medicine as as legally registered treatments.

Armenia: The Genocide in Rap

Who Knew Armenians Could Rap?, a new blog on Armenian hip-hop, reports on the Armenian genocide in rap.

Armenia: Foreign Ministers Meet

ArmYouth Blog discusses the meeting between the Armenian and Azeri foreign ministers and the proposed Nagorno-Karabakh settlement.

Azerbaijan: Black January

Carpetblogger (who is sadly relocating from Baku to Kiev) reports on Azerbaijan's day of mourning on January 20 to commemorate those who died when the Soviet used force to crush...

Uzbekistan: A Dangerous Tool

neweurasia reports that Uzbek authorities have labelled the internet a dangerous tool to dehumanize people.

Russia: Forging Uzbek Ties

Tim Newman says that Russia's new deal for Uzbek gas is yet another piece of evidence that charges that US policy towards Uzbekistan was driven by a desire for gas...

Poland: Acceptable Discrimination

the beatroot, in commenting on a travel guide for the fictional country of Molvania, takes issue with the failure of political correctness to extend to central and east Europeans.

Kazakhstan: Dutch Disease

Ben of neweurasia reports that Kazakhstan is seeking to avoid the problems associated with an economy based on resource extraction by investing in industry with a high value added component.

Tajikistan: Traffic

neweurasia reports that Tajiks are suffering from the increased drug traffic across the country from Afghanistan.

Poland: Plumber Sacked

the beatroot reports that the brains behind the wildly successful “Polish Plumber” ad campaign has been fired by the new government.

Armenia: Yerevan Homeless

Both Zarchka and Onnik of Oneworld Multimedia has additional reports on the homeless in Yerevan.

Albania: Whiskey

Our Man in Tirana cautions that if one finds what appears to high-quality whiskey, it very well may be local rotgut in a good bottle.

Kazakhstan: Opposition Leader Freed

James of neweurasia reports that Kazakhstan has freed a major opposition leader halfway through his jail term.

Tajikistan: Fraternizing with Iran

neweurasia reports that Tajikistan has picked on odd time to be fraternizing with Iran..

Tajikistan: Wedding

Tajikistan Travels reports on a Tajik wedding.

Mongolia: New Agenda

…yuu bna? reports on the MPRP's (Mongolian People's Revolutionary Party) new agenda.

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