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Bradley Jardine

Bradley Jardine

Bradley Jardine is a journalist and researcher from Scotland. He is currently an Erasmus Mundus scholar with the University of Glasgow’s Eurasian Studies Department.

Bradley’s work has been published by RFE/RL, Eurasianet, Registan.net, and Muftah. His focus is primarily on energy security and geopolitics, with a specific emphasis on Turkmenistan and its so-called “Positive Neutrality.” However, he also focuses on human rights issues and minority rights throughout Central Asia. You can follow Bradley on Twitter:@Jardine_bradley

Welcome to the Tuva Republic
October 18, 2016
Welcome to the Tuva Republic
Famed for its vibrant culture around the world, the region remains among the most disconnected inside Russia.
Welcome to the Tuva Republic
Kagyu Samye Ling: Scotland's Buddhist Monastery
April 04, 2016
Kagyu Samye Ling: Scotland's Buddhist Monastery
In 1967, Choje Akong Rinpoche helped found the first Tibetan temple in the West.
Kagyu Samye Ling: Scotland's Buddhist Monastery
The Turkmen Shuffle
February 09, 2016
The Turkmen Shuffle
In the face of economic trouble, Berdymukhammedov shuffles the government’s roster.
The Turkmen Shuffle
Turkmenistan: 20 Years of Neutrality
December 10, 2015
Turkmenistan: 20 Years of Neutrality
In contrast to the historical context of neutrality in Europe and Scandinavia, contemporary Turkmenistan is an outlier.
Turkmenistan: 20 Years of Neutrality
Can Georgia Care for Its Afghan War Veterans?
October 22, 2015
Can Georgia Care for Its Afghan War Veterans?
Georgia's wounded soldiers coming back from Afghanistan need care but they're not getting it.
Can Georgia Care for Its Afghan War Veterans?
Turkmenistan’s Insecurity Nexus
October 12, 2015
Turkmenistan’s Insecurity Nexus
When Ashgabat's elites perceive themselves as vulnerable, violent crackdowns and repression ensues.
Turkmenistan’s Insecurity Nexus
Offshore Turkmenistan: ‘Sultanism’ in the Construction Industry
September 21, 2015
Offshore Turkmenistan: ‘Sultanism’ in the Construction Industry
Ashgabat's construction boom benefits a very select few.
Offshore Turkmenistan: ‘Sultanism’ in the Construction Industry
What’s Driving Change in Central Asia’s Car Industry?
August 25, 2015
What’s Driving Change in Central Asia’s Car Industry?
The automobile industry can tell us a great deal about Central Asia’s economies.
What’s Driving Change in Central Asia’s Car Industry?
Turkmenistan's Ongoing Media Crackdown
July 30, 2015
Turkmenistan's Ongoing Media Crackdown
RFE/RL’s Turkmen service is under increased pressure. One correspondent quit in June and another was arrested in July.
Turkmenistan's Ongoing Media Crackdown
In Turkmenistan, Border Woes Trump Education
July 23, 2015
In Turkmenistan, Border Woes Trump Education
Ashgabat has decided to solve its manpower problem by cutting off study abroad for Turkmen students.
In Turkmenistan, Border Woes Trump Education
Turkmenistan's Water Insecurity Is a Man-Made Problem
July 14, 2015
Turkmenistan's Water Insecurity Is a Man-Made Problem
Ashgabat is plagued by geography but also dramatic state mismanagement of the country’s limited water resources.
Turkmenistan's Water Insecurity Is a Man-Made Problem
Russia’s Media Offensive in Central Asia
June 30, 2015
Russia’s Media Offensive in Central Asia
Central Asia appears to be the last frontier in which Russia’s narrative still holds.
Russia’s Media Offensive in Central Asia
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