I should be in bed,

by Nathan Hamm on 9/28/2003

I should be in bed, and this shouldn’t be happeningWhen I
presented my thesis defence, there was an argument between two members
of the panel. The Russian poli-sci professor said that the Central
Asian states had returned to what they were like before the Soviet
Union (btw, my thesis was on how Russian election outcomes are
determined), and my advisor said something else. I can’t remember
exactly, I don’t even know how they got in the argument, but, Misha, I think you are right. With Azerbaijan and Kazakshtan turning the way of the Khanate, Central Asia does appear to be returning to its roots.

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Nathan is the founder and Principal Analyst for Registan, which he launched in 2003. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Uzbekistan 2000-2001 and received his MA in Central Asian Studies from the University of Washington in 2007. Since 2007, he has worked full-time as an analyst, consulting with private and government clients on Central Asian affairs, specializing in how socio-cultural and political factors shape risks and opportunities and how organizations can adjust their strategic and operational plans to account for these variables. More information on Registan's services can be found here, and Nathan can be contacted via Twitter or email.

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