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Nathan Hamm · April, 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 April, 2006

Armenia: Corruption & The Grassroots

Christian Garbis reports on blatant government corruption in Armenia and comments that the best way for Armenian citizens to combat it is to organize themselves politically rather than waiting for...

Central Asia: Corruption in Education

The Golden Road to Samarqand covers corruption in education in Central Asia, describing how corruption works in the Kyrgyz educational system and efforts to combat it in a few countries...

Uzbekistan: ABA Shutdown

Olesya comments on the first steps in the inevitable closure of the American Bar Association–Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative in Uzbekistan.

Mongolia: Cleaning the Capital

Luke Distelhorst reports that Ulaanbaatar's governor's office is finally cleaning up the capital for Mongolia's 800th anniversary.

Armenia: Indian Student Protests

Nanyaar has a chronology of events around the death of an Indian student in Armenia while Onnik Krikorian has a few updates and more photos.

Kazakhstan: Iran Policy

Ben Paarmann reports on Kazakhstan's Iran policy.

Armenia: Being Armenian

Anarchistian writes on the connection between one's beliefs and being accepted by other Armenians.

Turkmenistan: Transport

neweurasia reports on Turkmenistan's efforts to increase gas exports, saying that it is unlikely it will be able to meet its contractual obligations for selling gas anytime soon.

Mongolia: Updates

As usual, Luke Distelhorst has numerous updates on the ongoing protests in Mongolia at neweurasia including the news that the country's prime minister met with the leader of the protests...

Armenia: Poor Services

Christian Garbis adds his thoughts on the death of the Indian student in Yerevan and subsequent protests, saying that the incident underlines the apathy and lack of urgency that are...

Armenia: Indian Student Protest

An Indian studying in Armenia fell from an open window and died after emergency services took 45 minutes to respond. Armenian police detained other Indian students for questioning and university...

Kyrgyzstan: Corruption in Education

Erica writes about corruption in Kyrgyzstan and the situation in her country at Kyrgyzstan Student Blog.

Kyrgyzstan: Student Attitudes

The Golden Road to Samarqand has an informal survey of student attitudes on political issues in Kyrgyzstan.

Mongolia: Sad Protest News

Luke Distelhorst has an update on the protests in Mongolia including the very sad news that a protester lit himself on fire.

Kazakhstan: Currency Appreciation

Ben Paarmann describes how Kazakhstan carefully manages its currency to avoid appreciation as oil prices rise.

Tajikistan: Mosques & Computers

James of neweurasia writes about a foreign donor-funded computer training program to be run by a mosque in Tajikistan and says that if this is not an explicit strategy to...

Mongolia: Environmental Campaign

neweurasia reports on Mongolia's environmental protection campaign.

Kyrgyzstan: A President's Silence

The Golden Road to Samarqand writes that the silence of Kyrgyzstan's president on all the recent troubles in the country hardly inspires confidence.

Mongolia: Protests

Luke Distelhorst has a few updates on the continuing protests in Mongolia.

Armenia: AUA

Nessuna writes that the benefits of getting an American University of Armenia education go far beyond just improving one's English.

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