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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,

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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 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 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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