The Tides of George Soros

by Nathan Hamm on 1/13/2005

I recently suggested that the fickleness of George Soros may mean that he is not particularly interested in helping Central Asia’s Soros foundations fight back against the assaults unleashed on them by the governments of their host countries [I didn’t make that particularly clear, but that was my point].

Soros throws himself entirely into his giving–a quality that is both good and bad depending on what he thinks about your cause at the time. Well, given his current passion, this is a bad thing for his beneficiaries in Central Asia.


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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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