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Nathan Hamm · May, 2007

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 May, 2007

Kazakhstan: Amendments’ Silver Lining

Artur says that there is a silver lining to Kazakhstan's recently passed constitutional amendments.

Kazakhstan: Village vs. Oil Company

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...

Kyrgyzstan: Bases

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...

Tajikistan: Party of Migrants

Vadim reports that a new political party representing Tajik citizens who have emigrated to find work could become a serious political force.

Afghanistan: Bad Behavior

Afghanistanica discusses how bad behavior on the part of foreigners working in Afghanistan breeds resentment.

Armenia: The World's Best Flea Market

Joshua Kucera has photos from a Yerevan market that he calls “the best flea market in the world.”

Uzbekistan: Pop Politics

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...

Kyrgyzstan: Regional Divides

neweurasia reports on strategies for tackling Kyrgyzstan's regional divisions.

Tajikistan: Povert & Locusts

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.

Uzbekistan: Blogosphere Roundup

Tolkun Umaraliev highlights some of the biggest topics in the Uzbek blogosphere recently.

Kyrgyzstan: Exams and Corruption

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...

Armenia: Post-election News

Onnik Krikorian has a post-election Armenian Parliamentary Election Monitor focusing on those who are contesting the outcome of the vote.

Afghanistan: Scholarly Blogs

Afghanistanica surveys the scholarly blogs covering Afghanistan.

Tajikistan: Blogosphere Roundup

Vadim rounds up the Tajik blogosphere at neweurasia.

Central Asia: Cutting Income Inequality

Bonnie Boyd has an in-depth, two-part post on reducing income inequality in Central Asia: part one; part two.

Afghanistan: Angling For Failure?

Joshua Foust says that transplanting drug interdiction strategies from Colombia into Afghanistan is a recipe for failure.

Kyrgyzstan: Going for the Gold

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.

Kazakhstan: Constitutional Amendments

KZBlog reports on a long list of proposed amendments to Kazakhstan's constitution.

Afghanistan: Mysterious Assassinations

Afghanistanica wonders who is behind a string of assassinations of former Hizb-i Islami commanders in northern Afghanistan.

Uzbekistan: Angry Over Sanctions

Registan.net covers the angry response from Uzbekistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs over the EU's decision to extend sanctions against Uzbekistan.

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