Several Announcements: New Product, Event, Internships

by Nathan Hamm on 7/12/2012 · 2 comments

Central Asia Monitor

If you subscribe to our mailing list, last night you received the first edition of Registan’s Central Asia Monitor a news product heavily inspired by RFE/RL’s defunct Newsline. Over the next several months, we will be working out the production, editorial, design, and delivery kinks and increasing the frequency of publication. Eventually, it will be produced daily and provide summaries and context on about ten stories drawn from Central Asian media outlets. Distribution will move from our primary mailing list to a paid subscription list. Keep an eye out for information on rates and how to subscribe.

If you’re not signed up to our mailing list, you can subscribe at the bottom of this post. In addition to the regular posts appearing on, you’ll receive Registan’s Central Asia Monitor several times per week for the next few months.

Save the Date: Registan Event

Registan is hosting an event in Arlington, VA on October 4th and 5th. The two day conference will features speakers discussing the trajectories of societies in Central Asia and how social developments will shape the political environment and make the region more or less stable. We spots open on our panels for speakers. If you are interested in presenting your research on Central Asia at this event, let me know. Additionally, if you are involved in researching social media, crisis mapping, or similar emerging areas of study, we have spaces open on a panel that is less focused on Central Asia than it is on discussing new methodologies for analyzing society using the internet and/or geospatial tools and processes.

More information on this event, including how to attend, is coming soon. In the meantime, if you are interested in presenting, please email me and include a brief description of the topic on which you’re interested presenting.

Seeking Interns

Finally, we are seeking several interns to assist with Registan’s Central Asia Monitor. Applicants need to be able to read Russian and/or a Central Asian language. The amount of time required is flexible based on your availability. Send me an email with your resume if you’re interested and I can give you more details.

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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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Steven July 12, 2012 at 7:09 pm

Subscribed! Should be a great service for those of us who are interested in the news but don’t have the time to go through all the papers.

Nathan Hamm July 13, 2012 at 8:29 am

I hope it is! At the outset, the schedule and coverage will be kind of irregular, but we’ll get there.

Thanks for subscribing!

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