Articles by Christopher Schwartz
Schwartz is NewEurasia's Editor in Chief. In 2004, he co-founded our predecessor site, Thinking East (http://www.thinking-east.net), with Ben Paarmann and Oliver Dams. He was also the editor of the book, "CyberChaikhana: Digital Conversations from Central Asia", and has published academically on Central Asia's mediascape. Check out his personal blog @ http://schwartztronica.wordpress.com.
We recently ran an interview with a very promising young Kazakh film-maker, Daulet Tukaev. His film “Скажи” has been turning heads in Kazakhstan, and for good reason. There’s some lovely cinematography. Watch it!
neweurasia wants to hear your thoughts about the recent events in Tunisia and Egypt. What relevance or impact, if any, might this have upon Central Asia? What lessons can be drawn from there, if any? Leave a comment!
In the wake of Islam Karimov’s visit to Brussels earlier this week, the European Union is seeming pretty impotent in the face of one of the world’s most brutal dictatorships. But that’s because the EU isn’t engaging Uzbekistan’s other players, argues neweurasia’s Schwartz.
Hey everyone, the Alpamysh epic is only on a temporary pause as we prepare more of the content for publication. Stay tuned!
2010 was a year of big journalistic accomplishments for neweurasia. The English site’s managing editor, Schwartz, lists the major highlights of our coverage. “It hasn’t always been fun,” he writes, “but it has certainly been exciting.”
neweurasia wants to know how you intend to celebrate the passing of the decade, as well as your hopes for the next one. Leave a comment!
Last year at this time, to commemorate the passing of 2009 and the coming of 2010, neweurasia looked into Central Asia’s future; this year, we’re looking into its past. neweurasia’s Schwartz opens the week with another batch of Soviet-era stamps, this time of famous myths from throughout the region.
neweurasia is pleased to announce a content-sharing collaboration with the European Journalism Centre (EJC), a non-profit media organization based in the Netherlands that covers industry issues and news by and for journalists.
Here’s a juicy announcement for the doctoral students among our readership: the University of Exeter is offering PhD scholarships. The full announcement is below.
Beginning on 21 December, neweurasia is going to embark on an ambitious new cultural project: we’re going to be publishing an original English translation of the ancient Turkic epic Alpamysh (Alpamış / Алпомиш / Алпамыш / Алпамыс)! This will be our longest post series to date, taking several months to complete.