Latest posts by Nathan Hamm from May, 2006
Elizabeth explains the role of the marshrutka (route taxi) in Dushanbe's public transportation and reports on tremendously bad legislation that puts the vehicles at risk.
Amira has a report on what's being said in the Kyrgyz political rumor mill.
Luke Distelhorst reports on a press conference held by Ivanhoe Mines about its operations in Mongolia, which are the subject of controversy at the moment.
Registan.net discusses Western missionaries in Uzbekistan in the wake of convictions of employees of an aid organization for proselytizing, a crime in Uzbekistan.
Stavros explains how one determines nationality in the former Soviet Union.
Luke Distelhorst notes that Mongolia is set to boost trade with California.
Nessuna writes about an event presenting the Armenian-language publication of the first volume of Richard Hovannisian's history of the first year of the first Armenian Republic, and notes that the book restores historical truths locked away during Soviet times.
Yulia writes about freedom of the press in Kyrgyzstan and discusses ways to achieve journalistic independence for the media.
Oneworld Multimedia writes about rumors surrounding the Armavia plane crash near Sochi at the beginning of May.
Noting that blocking roads is becoming a common form of protest in Kyrgyzstan, The Golden Road to Samarqand writes about the country's road system.
Onnik Krikorian has more photos and posts on Armenian bikers, including an interview with the leader of a biker club, Norayr Martirosian.
Stavros writes about language realities in Kazakhstan, where both Russian and Kazakh are used.
neweurasia has a series of posts on religion's role in politics across Central Asia and in Azerbaijan.
Luke Distelhorst interviews the leader of the Resolute Reforms Civil Movement about mining and corruption in Mongolia.
Luke Distelhorst interviews John Macken, CEO and President, and Layton Croft, Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs of Ivanhoe Mines on the company's business in Mongolia.
Stavros writes that Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbaev could write a Central Asian version of Machiavelli's The Prince. The first issue he discusses is Nazarbaev's ethnic policies.
Harmick and Der Hova are excited that Armenia's Eurovision entry has made the contest's finals.
Nick of neweurasia writes about politics and religion in Uzbekistan.
Luke Distelhorst reports that the Mongolian National Mining Association held a meeting on the country's new windfall tax law, which has yet to be signed into law by the president. Mongolian mining companies were the most vocal opponents of the legislation.
Nessuna wonders whether or not the designer of signs promoting a clean central Yerevan has a sense of humor.
In the wake of an international business conference in Kabul to explore ways to invest in Afghanistan, Afghan Warrior goes through many things that need attention