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Nathan Hamm · October, 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 October, 2006

Kyrgyzstan: Blog Roundup

Yulia of neweurasia sums up the week in Kyrgyz blogs.

Tajikistan: HIV/AIDS

At neweurasia, Vadim discusses the HIV/AIDS problem in Tajikistan.

Kazakhstan: Dirty Atyrau

The Atyrau Informant gives a tip on what shoes to wear to make it through Atyrau's winter mud.

Kyrgyzstan & Azerbaijan: Pollution

Ben Paarman notes that Kyrgyzstan's Mailuu Suu has been listed as one of the ten most polluted sites on earth by a US environmental group. Elsewhere in Central Asia and...

Turkmenistan: Monument to Irony

Registan.net notes that Turkmenistan's president has unveiled a building shaped like a book that is a gift to the country's media and dedicated to free media. The author notes that...

Kyrgyzstan: Kochkor Rodeo Journal

Peace Corps Volunteer Trent Milan posts a journal detailing the planning for the upcoming rodeo in Kochkor, Kyrgyzstan.

Armenia: Vostan Hayots Reunion

Onnik Krikorian reports that Vostan Hayots, the “Armenian Metallica,” is reuniting for a few shows.

Central Asia: History of Japanese Relations

Leila writes about the long and accidential history of ties between Japan and Central Asia.

Kazakhstan: R&D

Ben takes a look at Kazakhstan's pledge to boost research and development spending to 5% of GDP by 2012 and says that for the spending to have its promised impact,...

Afghanistan: Getting There

The latest edition of “Ask Carpetbogger” informs readers on how one gets to Afghanistan. As an added bonus, there's a post on buying carpets in Kabul that also discusses the...

Mongolia: Drinking Water

At A Year in Mongolia, Alexa discusses an impressive-sounding World Bank proposal for increasing access to and affordability of water in Mongolia only to find out that the same plan...

Central Asia: IMT Phony?

A Tajik official has claimed that the Islamic Movement of Turkestan is merely a fabrication of the Uzbekistani government. Sean Roberts analyzes the news and whether or not the IMT...

Tajikistan: Corruption Permeates

Alexander Sadikov reports that Tajikistan's Prosecutor General announced that corruption afflicts all levels of the Tajik government and he discusses corruption in the country.

Armenia: Anti-Corruption

At Oneworld Multimedia, Nessuna reports on a presentation of a report on Armenian anti-corruption policy and anti-corruption public service announcements in Yerevan.

Kyrgyzstan: Monuments for Mobsters

Yulia discusses the criteria for having a monument built of someone in Kyrgyzstan in light of the news that authorities in Balykchy plan to build a monument to a slain...

Armenia: No Visa

Notes From Hareinik reports on what it calls “corruption…in play” possibly leading to the denial of visas to those behind Yerevan's popular New Delhi restaraunt.

Armenia: Genocide Roundup

Onnik Krikorian rounds up posts on the Armenian genocide from across the blogosphere.

Kazakhstan: Adoption Blogs

KZBlog takes a look at Kazakhstan adoption blogs, a significant sub-section of the English language Kazakh blogosphere.

Mongolia: Dragon Walk

Dean details effective strategies for crossing Ulaanbaatar's busy streets while avoiding strategy.

Georgia: Making Their Case

Registan.net discusses the savviness of Georgia's president in making the country's case and gaining sympathy in the West that enhances its power in its ongoing conflicts with Russia.

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