by Nathan Hamm on 8/11/2004

And by the franchises shall you recognize civilization…

Ya, sure, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is extending visas for Peace Corps Uzbekistan (I guess dropping a group got the message across…). Whatever.

Dee has even more amazing news about Uzbekistan….


That’s right! Baskin-Robbins opened shop! (in Tashkent… Photoshop is for dramatic effect.) And to think there was a time when Shams-Navoiy was the best ice cream in the country…

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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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