Monthly Briefing–Blogiversary Edition

by Nathan Hamm on 8/17/2004 · 5 comments

With this blog having reached one year old, it’s only fitting that I have a new Winds of Change briefing up. If you’re a regular reader, well, nothing should be all that new.

It is those briefings that got me blogging in the first place. I got turned on to blogs by a former coworker in early ’03 and started out pretty much with The Agonist and from there branched out. And, well, from a fateful comment posted to this Central Asia Briefing, a blog was born.

Thank you to all of my regular readers, those who drop by on occasion, and especially to the commenters and co-authors that have made this blog what it is today.


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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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Andy August 17, 2004 at 12:10 pm

Congratulations Nathan. Your success with the Argus is well deserved. I’m thrilled to be a contributor, even if I rarely seem to find the time to actually write these days!

Oh, and while we’re talking about inspirations, did I ever mention that seeing what you had done with this site made me see what it was possible to do with a blog. I very much doubt if Siberian Light would have gotten up and running if you hadn’t done it first.

Laurence August 18, 2004 at 12:08 pm

Ditto the congratulations, Nathan. In addition to news, views, stories, and trivia, your site has great personality–it’s yours!

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