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Articles by Adil Nurmakov

Born October 17, 1978, Adil is a graduate of the International Relations department of the Almaty State University, holding a Ph.D. in Political Science. He has worked for international organizations in Almaty and Moscow. Since 2007 he has been the director of the Competitiveness Research Center (http://www.rating-kz.info), the Central Asia regional editor for Global Voices Online (http://www.globalvoicesonline.org), and Kazakhstan coordinator for neweurasia. In his many capacities he has been a participant of several international conferences and author of numerous research papers and articles. An active internet enthusiast, in 2007 Adil was named Kazakhstan’s best blogger by MediaNet/Soros and Hivos. Check out his personal blog and projects @ http://adam-kersher.livejournal.com, http://www.alatoday.info, and http://www.moblog.kz.

Kazakhstan: About children and president’s speech
Saturday, 13 Feb, 2010 – 16:45 | No Comment

The bloggers of Kazakhstan were talking about children and the President Nazarbayev’s annual address to the nation.

Kazakhstan: Bloggers discuss the Customs Union and public welfare
Tuesday, 5 Jan, 2010 – 19:49 | No Comment

Bloggers discuss what the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, which came into force on January 1, 2010, would give Kazakhstan. A trade bloc of three countries is viewed by the governments as the …

Kazakhstan: Patriotism and Democracy
Tuesday, 5 Jan, 2010 – 18:28 | No Comment

In the last weeks of 2009 the Kazakh bloggers’ comments were concentrated around two topics – patriotism and democracy in the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Kazakhstan: Journalist murdered, professional motives excluded
Tuesday, 29 Dec, 2009 – 10:19 | No Comment
Kazakhstan: Journalist murdered, professional motives excluded

Sayat Shulembayev, 28, a journalist with the news video-portal “Stan”, was brutally murdered in Almaty. Apparently his killers not only murdered him, but also the landlord, possibly to eliminate witnesses. neweurasia’s Adam reports the bloggers’ reactions and speculations.

On the Efficacy of Government
Monday, 24 Aug, 2009 – 17:36 | 3 Comments

Translated by Andrey.
How professional is the government? Is it rigorous enough in performing its functions? How often does it interfere in matters beyond its competence? These are among the most popular questions discussed in the …

A Kazakh from China wins hearts of London
Tuesday, 7 Jul, 2009 – 13:26 | One Comment

Mamer, a musician and singer and ethnic Kazakh from Xinjiang, has already become a celebrity in China and Europe, recorded his album in London and still he is totally unknown in his historic Motherland. One …

Kazakhstan: Internet Regulation Amendments Adopted in First Reading
Thursday, 30 Apr, 2009 – 14:22 | 2 Comments

Yesterday the Kazakh Parliament’s lower chamber has approved the first reading of the draft law on online regulation, which is meant to equate all websites (including blogs, social networks, chatrooms, forums and even online shops) …

Kazakhstan Pushes for Global Uranium Reserve
Tuesday, 7 Apr, 2009 – 5:19 | 2 Comments

This is a republication of the post by Josh Foust from Registan.Net
Via Steve LeVine, it seems Kazakhstan’s president Nursultan Nazarbayev is continuing his years-long push for a global “bank” for uranium. The idea behind the …

Friday Photo: Crisis is all around us
Saturday, 28 Mar, 2009 – 10:33 | No Comment
Friday Photo: Graffiti in Almaty
Friday, 6 Mar, 2009 – 5:39 | 2 Comments