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 from October, 2006
KZBlog notes that a couple articles on the the Palace of World Peace, a pyramid designed by UK architect Lord Foster, in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan. Featured in these...
Onnik Krikorian recounts some horror stories from the Armenian medical system, saying that seeking medical care in Armenia might be more dangerous than Russian roulette.
Yulia of neweurasia notes that a Kyrgyz politician recently said that Kyrgyzstan should become part of the Russian Federation and she explains why this might make sense.
Ben Paarmann notes that Kazakhstan's president has declined nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Blogrel applauds Yerevan for making itself more friendly to foreigners and tourists by putting up bilingual signs and maps.
At ArmYouth Blog, Pradafreak complains about traffic and transportation in Yerevan.
At neweurasia, Vadim reports that Tajik presidential candidates are rather reluctant to take on the incumbent, leading him to conclude that they are indeed window dressing to make the election...
KZBlog reports on local elections for executives in some parts of Kazakhstan, noting that some local media did not find the elections all that newsworthy.
Alexander Sadikov explains how Tajikistan's plans to become an energy exporter are causing problems in relations with Uzbekistan.
Notes From Hareinik draws attention to the depopulation of Kashatagh, territory captured by Armenian during and settled by Armenians after the war between Azerbaijan and Armenia.
Yulia looks at the Civil Society Forum's demands to the Kyrgyz government for reforms and finds some commendable points. Ultimately though, she says, the fact that the group put their...
Sean Roberts explains the political psychology of the Borat-Kazakhstan relationship.
Peter of neweurasia notes that Turkmenistan's president has publicly admitted that he has health problems and he discusses what this might mean for Turkmen politics.
Leila rounds up some of the blogosphere discussion of the recent violence in Atyrau between Turkish and Kazakh workers.
At ArmYouth Blog, akhtamar reports on October 22nd's Critical Mass in Yerevan.
At Registan.net, Bertrand reports that Uzbekistan's president is using a new explanation for last year's violence in Andijon and he discusses some of the possible explanations for this change.
Life in Armenia blogger Raffi K. says that there sppears to be a large number of burglaries in Yerevan.