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Nathan Hamm · November, 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 November, 2006

Kazakhstan: Kazaksha

KZ Blog has a lengthy report on the Kazakhstani government's Kazakh language promotion policies and the anxieties felt by the large population that only uses Russian.

Armenia: Anti-Racism Protest

Onnik Krikorian reports on and has photos from a protest against racism that took place in Yerevan.

Kazakhstan: Bread and Circuses

Sean Roberts looks at some recent policy decisions of the Kazakh government and notices an active middle class making its voice heard.

Georgia: Cabinet Chaos

Dan O'Huiginn looks at why Georgia's new economy minister has resigned a week after being demoted to the post from defense minister. Dan also rounds up some of Russian media...

Armenia: Shackled to Russia

At Blogrel, Burnell argues that Armenia must cultivate economic ties with more countries than just Russia.

Tajikistan: Aid Podcast

Bicyclemark has a podcast with Amanda of ChistianAid, a relief organization working in Tajikistan.

Kyrgyzstan: Killer on the Loose

Yulia of neweurasia reports on a killer on the loose in Bishkek.

Kyrgyzstan: Where is the Constitution?

Kyrgyz Report notes that Kyrgyzstan's new constitution has yet to be seen.

Kazakhstan: Western Trading

Ben Paarmann reports on the drive of some Kazakh companies to Western stock exchanges and some of the positive benefits this will usher in.

Georgia: Slamming the CIS

Dan O'Huiginn says that Georgia's criticism of the Commonwealth of Independent States is a deescalation of its conflict with Russia rather than an escalation as has been reported by some...

Kyrgyzstan: Constitutional Winners & Losers

Yulia translates a post by Inga of neweurasia looking at who wins and loses with Kyrgyzstan's new constitution.

Georgia: A Babe in Arms

Dan O'Huiginn analyzes a recent shakeup in Georgia's cabinet.

Kyrgyzstan: Needing a True Reformer

Kyrgyz Report says that the president's decision to appoint a board for the state radio and television underlines the country's need for a true reformer.

Armenia: Yerevan Air Quality

Christian Garbis reports that Yerevan's air quality is significantly decreasing and says that natural gas rather than gasoline for fueling is necessary to improve the city's air quality.

Armenia: More Swastikas

Onnik Krikorian reports more swastika graffiti in Yerevan while Thomas Seropian has photos.

Kazakhstan: Party Reconfiguration

Sean Roberts reports on the reconfiguration of Kazakhstan's political party landscape.

Armenia: Internet Monopoly

Raffi K. reports that there is finally some strong evidence that Armenia's internet monopoly will be broken up.

Georgia: Describing Blogs

Hans reports on difficulties explaining blogs to Georgian youth.

Tajikistan: Polygamy Makes a Comeback

James of neweurasia discusses reports that polygamy is on the rise in Tajikistan.

Kyrgyzstan: Blog Roundup

Yulia rounds up the Kyrgyz blogosphere.

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