by Nathan Hamm on 4/22/2007 · 2 comments

donate.jpgI am pretty proud of what has become in the nearly four years I have been running it. The Stanosphere (a name for which I owe Ian credit) pretty much did not exist at the time. Now blogs from and about Central Asia are popping up left and right. I am glad to have played some role in the growth of the Stanosphere, and I look forward to continuing to play a role both here and through my involvement at Global Voices Online. would not exist without significant contributions of time from me and from other contributors. I put in about 10 hours of work per week doing behind-the-scenes site management, keeping the newswire updated, and writing posts. Like all of you, I have plenty of offline responsibilities, so I would not keep this site going did I not enjoy doing so. Knowing that is a valuable resource for its readers and that it is worth blocking access to and stealing from further convinces me that is important and that its management is well worth fitting into my busy schedule.

Though I keep running first and foremost because I enjoy doing so, I greatly appreciate donations in appreciation of the time and effort that goes into what we do here. If you are one of the many who enjoy as a source of information for your work, studies, or just an interest in an under-reported region of the world, please consider donating.

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A sincere thank you to all of you for helping to make 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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Joshua Foust April 23, 2007 at 4:57 am

I for one have to say I’m damned proud to be associated with this site. Nathan, you’ve built a wonderful thing here, and it’s my pleasure to support it.

Laurence April 23, 2007 at 2:30 pm


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