People Pay Them?

by Nathan Hamm on 3/28/2005

Apparently, people pay these jokers for whatever it is they do. Anyway, I wondered how long before the British Helsinki Human Rights Group crowd would slither out of whatever dank hole they live in to give Kyrgyzstan’s opposition the Lebowski treatment. John Laughland penned a smear of all things Western and opposition in Kyrgyzstan that relies on convenient forgetting of facts and absolute avoidance of context to make its points.

Somewhere in the Kremlin, the corners of Vladimir’s mouth briefly turn upwards into a small grin.

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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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