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 May, 2007
Artur says that there is a silver lining to Kazakhstan's recently passed constitutional amendments.
neweurasia reports that a village claiming to have had its water supply tainted by an oil spill are turning to independent experts to make their case against the oil company...
New Central Asia blog Non Pon reports on recent news regarding the Russian and US military bases Kyrgyzstan hosts, including the formation of a social movement dedicated to closing down...
Vadim reports that a new political party representing Tajik citizens who have emigrated to find work could become a serious political force.
Afghanistanica discusses how bad behavior on the part of foreigners working in Afghanistan breeds resentment.
Joshua Kucera has photos from a Yerevan market that he calls “the best flea market in the world.”
Registan.net discusses an Uzbek pop star's anger at the daughter of the country's president. The singer believes that her fame is being used by the president's daughter to build up...
neweurasia reports on strategies for tackling Kyrgyzstan's regional divisions.
Bonnie Boyd writes about Tajikistan's alarmingly high poverty rates and why it looks like things are only going to get worse for many in the near future.
Tolkun Umaraliev highlights some of the biggest topics in the Uzbek blogosphere recently.
Tolkun Umaraliev says that one of the worst parts of taking exams at his university in Kyrgyzstan is knowing that despite all his hard studying to earn good grades, others...
Onnik Krikorian has a post-election Armenian Parliamentary Election Monitor focusing on those who are contesting the outcome of the vote.
Bonnie Boyd has an in-depth, two-part post on reducing income inequality in Central Asia: part one; part two.
Joshua Foust says that transplanting drug interdiction strategies from Colombia into Afghanistan is a recipe for failure.
KyrgyzReport reports on the Kyrgyz government's attempts to make more money from gold mining, but says that the lack of transparency in licensing decisions reduces potential income.
KZBlog reports on a long list of proposed amendments to Kazakhstan's constitution.
Afghanistanica wonders who is behind a string of assassinations of former Hizb-i Islami commanders in northern Afghanistan.