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Nathan Hamm · December, 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 December, 2006

Turkmenistan: Death in Exile

At neweurasia, Peter notes the death in exile of an early victim of purges in Turkmenistan.

Uzbekistan: Social Protection reports on the Uzbek president's Constitution Day speech, in which he announced the theme for the new year.

Kazakhstan: Czech Musician

Leila writes about a Czech musician eager to learn about her roots in Kazakhstan.

Armenia: Earthquake Anniversary

Onnik Krikorian marks the 18th anniversary of the 1988 Armenian earthquake that killed 25,000 and continues to impact northern regions of the country.

Armenia: Sad Times for the Media

Onnik Krikorian reports on methods of controlling the media in Armenia and Armenian diaspora communities.

Armenia: Staying Warm

Notes From Hareinik writes about strategies for heating one's home in Armenia.

Kyrgyzstan: Status Revision

Kyrgyz Report says that the shooting of a citizen of Kyrgyzstan by a guard at the US airbase in the country has prompted the country's president to call for a...

Uzbekistan: Contentedness

How happy are Uzbeks? Not nearly as happy as a new opinion poll claims they are says

Mongolia: Respect & Customer Service

Using an experience from a hotel in Beijing, Tom Terry discusses how Mongolian authorities could have combined realism and respect for the public in their bungled recent hijacking drill.

Kyrgyzstan: Death at Ganci

Tolkun Umaraliev reports on the shooting of a fuel truck driver by a US Air Force guard at Manas Airport in Kyrgyzstan, which he says could spark anti-American sentiment.

Georgia: New Passport

Kaukasus gives a glowing review of Georgia's new passports.

Kyrgyzstan: Democracy's Failure says that criticizing the supposed adoption of “US-style democracy” for Kyrgyzstan's ills overlooks much more realistic sources of the country's problems.

Armenia: No Anthem

As of today, Armenia has no national anthem. Onnik Krikorian explains why.

Kyrgyzstan: Asian Games

Inga writes about watching the opening ceremonies of the Asian games on Kyrgyz television as well as about some of the athletes from Kyrgyzstan competing in the games.

Armenia: Teaching English

Zarchka writes about her experiences teaching English for the past month in a Yerevan school.

Tajikistan: No krisha, no business!

Vadim explains that to be a business success in Tajikistan, one needs a (metaphorical) roof.

Afghanistan: The NATO Summit

Afghan Warrior discusses the recent NATO summit and how it impacts Afghanistan. Safrang has additional comment, saying that the outcome of the summit is bad news, but need not be...

Kyrgyzstan: Bazaar

Tolkun Umaraliev writes about the charms of Central Asian bazaars, saying that anyone visiting the region should make visiting a bazaar their first destination.

Armenia: Parliamentary Election Monitor

Onnik Krikorian rounds up news on Armenia's 2007 parliamentary elections.

Kyrgyzstan: Renewing Attacks on Opposition

Sean Roberts looks at attacks on Kyrgyzstan's opposition since recent protests that ushered in a new constitution weakening the president's power and concludes that someone within the presidential administration and...

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