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Nathan Hamm · September, 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 September, 2006

Kazakhstan: Helping Orphans

KZblog writes about ways to help Kazakhstani orphans.

Kazakhstan: Week in Review

Adam Kesher rounds up an eventful week in Kazakhstan's politics.

Kyrgyzstan: Tekebaev Roundup

Yulia of neweurasia rounds up the Kyrgyz blogosphere's discussion of the political scandal involving opposition politician Omurbek Tekebaev.

Kyrgyzstan: Tekebaev Update

Sean Roberts has an update on the fallout from the arrest of Omurbek Tekebaev, a Kyrgyz opposition politician, on drug charges in Poland. Edil Baisalov, meanwhile, has video (RU) and...

Armenia: A Yorkshire Kurd in Ferik

Onnik Krikorian reports on a visit to the Yezidi village of Ferik in Armenia.

Tajikstan: Baby Jinx

Elizabeth writes about how Tajiks avoid jinxing their newborns and how what she is about to do in the US would mortify her mother-in-law.

Kyrgyzstan: Constitutions

Yulia of neweurasia reports that Kyrgyzstan's constitutional commission has finally presented three draft constitutions to the public and revealed the disagreements and political wrangling that were involved in their drafting.

Kyrgyzstan: Tekebaev's Heroin

Sean Roberts discusses the curious and shocking case of the arrest of a prominent Kyrgyz opposition politician, Omurbek Tekebaev, for smuggling drugs into Poland.

Uzbekistan: On Trial for a Song

The Long and Winding Road reports on the latest developments in the trial of Dadahon Hasanov, a musician on trial for writing a song commemorating the massacre of civilians during...

Armenia: Football & the Flag

Akhtamar, blogging at ArmYouth Blog, writes that he and his friends decided to show their national pride while attending the recent football match between Armenia and Belgium by painting the...

Afghanistan: Winning the War

Waheed says that if NATO forces really want to defeat the Taliban in Afghanistan, they must pressure Pakistan to take action against Afghan militants based there.

Armenia: Assassination

There has been another assassination in Central Yerevan. Onnik Krikorian notes that assassinations have been on the rise since the 2003 elections. He expects that there will only be more...

Central Asia: Borders

Ben Paarmann has his fifth and final post on the determination of national borders in Central Asia.

Georgia: What's Not to Love?

Carpetblogger, who recently gave a bad review to the city of Batumi, sings the praises of Georgia.

Armenia: Desert Nights

Blogger Ara Manoogian helped make a documentary on the trafficking of Armenian women to the UAE for prostitution. After hosting the video on YouTube, he reports that the popular video...

Uzbekistan: Murray & Western Policy

Sean Roberts discusses former UK ambassador to Uzbekistan Craig Murray's role in debates over Western foreign policies towards Uzbekistan, arguing his point of view is an important addition.

Armenia: Love for Humanity

Zarchka reports on Onnik Krikorian's photo exhibition for Habitat for Humanity of Armenia. Examples of his stellar photography for Habitat for Humanity can be found at his blog.

Mongolia: Wealth Disparity

Alexa looks at wealth disparities in Mongolia.

Kazakhstan: Monarchy

Sean Roberts notes that the son-in-law of Kazakhstan's president thinks Kazakhstan would be well-served by a constitutional monarchy.

Turkmenistan: Desert League

Joanne Schirm reports on a historic moment in sports in Turkmenistan — the first baseball game played between teams from different provinces. The Dashoghuz Devils emerged victorious over the Mary...

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