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Nathan Hamm · November, 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, Registan.net.

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Latest posts by Nathan Hamm from November, 2006

Armenia: Women in Action

Onnik Krikorian and Zarchka both report on a recent rally in Yerevan to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

Tajikistan: Misunderstood Activists

Alexander of neweurasia reports that four activists of the opposition Democratic Party of Tajikistan who were arrested for an unauthorized rally and have now been released say that the government...

Kyrgyzstan: Rough Winter

Due to economic problems and unreliability and high prices for energy and heating, Kyrgyz Report says that Kyrgyzstan is in for a rough winter.

Kazakhstan: Religious Tolerance

KZBlog reports on religious and ethnic tolerance in Kazakhstan in the wake of the destruction of the only Hare Krishna community in the country.

Armenia, Tajikistan: Roundups

Onnik Krikorian rounds up the Armenian blogosphere while Vadim does the same for the Tajikistani one.

Tajikistan: Presidential Symbols

Vadim reports on Tajikstan's presidential symbols.

Kyrgyzstan: Youth and Nasvai

Yulia translates an article on the heavy use of nasvay, a mixture of tobacco and lime that is chewed, among young Kyrgyz.

Kyrgyzstan: Public Opinion

Kyrgyz Report discusses the findings of a new public opinion poll.

Armenia: Big Brother's Fall

Blogrel reports on the death of Big Brother, a large advertising screen in Yerevan's Republic Square.

Armenia: Democracy Ranking

Onnik Krikorian says that the Economist Intelligence Unit's democracy rankings come at an important time for Armenia.

Kyrgyzstan: Presidential Air

Yulia reports on why Kyrgyzstan's president may be facing danger whenever he travels abroad.

Kyrgyzstan: HIPC

Kyrgyz Report discusses whether or not joining the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative will help the country.

Uzbekistan: Gulnara Antoinette

Sean Roberts reports on Uzbekistan's imaginary middle class and compares the daughter of the country's president to Marie Antoinette.

Armenia: Parliamentary Election Monitor

Onnik Krikorian has a report on the Armenian parliamentary campaign.

Kyrgyzstan: Driving Bishkek

Driving in Bishkek is an adventure, says Nikki.

Armenia: Swastika Removal

Thomas Seropian has photos of removal of racist graffiti in Yerevan.

Kazakhstan: Right Hand Rights!

Leila reports on protests in Kazakhstan over the the government's decision to ban the import and sale of cars with steering wheels on the right side.

Armenia: Notes from the Blogosphere

Onnik Krikorian rounds up posts in the Armenian blogosphere on protests against racism.

Kazakhstan: Exact Change

KZ Blog discusses the overwhelming preference for exact change in Kazakhstan.

Kyrgyzstan: The Election Code

Writing for Kyrgyz Report, David Mikosz, the head of IFES in Kyrgyzstan, writes that Kyrgyzstan's electoral code will have to be overhauled now that the country's new constitution changes the...

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