Homebase, what is this?
Welcome to the neweurasia blog homebase. While we’re still busy setting up our nascent project (mostly technical work), there is already activity on many of our country blogs
Rico over at http://turkmenistan.neweurasia.net has commenced posting last week. His two posts shed light on a recent dismissal from President Nyazov’s (or Turkmenbashi) cabinet and the state of the Turkmen gas production.
Joel and I have started working on this country blog yesterday. The posts have so far covered recent attacks on independent press as well as election-related news. Kazakhstan holds a presidential ballot in December.
Joel has posted a long entry on mid-term elections that showed a victory for the ruling coalition as a result. The other two posts cover news on Georgia’s territorial integrity.
Marianna continues her excellent coverage of events heating up in the run-up to the elections in November. There were rallies recently in Baku and a TV channel installed for political education is already blasted for its pro-government bias. Nathan from the Registan has a post on tensions in Azerbaijan here.
On a more technical note, please be advised that this blog’s and all country blogs’ layout will considerably change over the coming days. Also, the Uzbek and Kyrgyz versions should commence posting really soon. If you are interested in joining our editorial crew, please do get in touch with me at ben(at)thinking-east.net