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!
It’s hard to believe, but the first decade of the twenty-first century is drawing to a close (well, I suppose it depends on how you do the math). It’s certainly been an eventful one for Central Asia, both for good and for bad. When it started out, the world somehow seemed a cheerier place, didn’t it?
Then came September 11, the Andijan massacre, two revolutions in Kyrgyzstan, the death of Niyazov, war in Afghanistan, deadly rioting in Xinjiang and Osh, the meteoric rise of the internet, huge socioeconmic shifts, and the start of parliamentary democracy in Kyrgyzstan — and, of course, the rise of neweurasia! (ahem) Whoa. No one can ever accuse Central Asia of being boring.
But that was then and now is… tomorrow! So, 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 below!Share
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.