Two Years

by Nathan Hamm on 8/16/2005 · 6 comments

I nearly forgot about it, but August 15th marked the second blogiversary of In that time,

  • there have been 2,724 posts (not including this one) of which I have written 2,024 (not including this one).
  • there have been 4,304 comments.
  • three different blog publishing systems.
  • two different names for the site (and some are still using the old one).
  • more layouts than I care to think about.
  • probably some other interesting things that aren’t coming to me.

Thank you to all who read the site for making it a success. Your comments, suggestions, and tips are greatly appreciated. If you have any ideas for improving the site, are interested in reading, or have anything you’d like to say at all, don’t hesitate to contact me.

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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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Ben August 16, 2005 at 1:41 am

Congrats Nathan, cheers to another 2 years of cutting-edge Central Asia weblogging.

I meet ardent readers of The Registan wherever I go, especially here in Kazakhstan.

It is also my first recommendation to young students in terms of a gateway to independent media coverage of their home countries.

Though I’ve only been reading the site for about a year now, it’s already indispensable.

Keep it up,


Andy August 16, 2005 at 2:20 am

Congratulations, Nathan. You’ve produced a great site. I’ve learnt so much reading it and my MA dissertation would have been far weaker without

Laurence August 16, 2005 at 3:07 am

Congratulations, Nathan!

James August 16, 2005 at 5:44 am

Your ability to piece together a range of correspondence and give an intelligent opinion on the topic is refreshing and invaluable.

There are alot of us living and working here in Central Asia that scan your blog daily to stay abreast of current events in the region.

I cant say I always agree on your spin of things, but you give a well thought out experienced view on the subjects.

Keep up the great work, and congratulations!

jonathan p August 16, 2005 at 3:02 pm

Nice job.

jodi August 16, 2005 at 11:32 pm

Congratulations and looking to more years to come! You continue to do an outstanding job!

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