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A Central Asian President's Guide to Getting Published
July 14, 2017
A Central Asian President's Guide to Getting Published
An important building block in any cult of personality is a whole shelf of laudatory texts.
A Central Asian President's Guide to Getting Published
Are Cheetahs Back in Turkmenistan?
July 12, 2017
Are Cheetahs Back in Turkmenistan?
Soviet-era hunting and environmental damage ravaged Turkmenistan’s cheetah population, but the cats may be back.
Are Cheetahs Back in Turkmenistan?
TAPI and CASA-1000 Remain in Project Purgatory
July 10, 2017
TAPI and CASA-1000 Remain in Project Purgatory
As usual, there’s plenty of official optimism.
TAPI and CASA-1000 Remain in Project Purgatory
Energy in Central Asia: Who Has What?
June 15, 2017
Energy in Central Asia: Who Has What?
Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and a breakdown of their energy resources.
Energy in Central Asia: Who Has What?
Turkmenistan's Gülenist Crackdown
June 10, 2017
Turkmenistan's Gülenist Crackdown
Ashgabat needs to maintain amenable relations with Ankara.
Turkmenistan's Gülenist Crackdown
Turkmenistan: Playing Games as the Economy Sinks
June 08, 2017
Turkmenistan: Playing Games as the Economy Sinks
In the latest sign of an economic crash, Turkmenistan threatens to cut a decades-old benefits system.
Turkmenistan: Playing Games as the Economy Sinks
UN Chief Embarks on Central Asia Tour
June 08, 2017
UN Chief Embarks on Central Asia Tour
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is making the full five-state tour.
UN Chief Embarks on Central Asia Tour
Reform or Regime Consolidation? Azimov Dismissed From Deputy Prime Minister Post
June 06, 2017
Reform or Regime Consolidation? Azimov Dismissed From Deputy Prime Minister Post
Rustam Azimov, once floated as a possible successor to Islam Karimov, seems to have been sidelined for good.
Reform or Regime Consolidation? Azimov Dismissed From Deputy Prime Minister Post
Peacefulness on the Rise in Central Asia
June 05, 2017
Peacefulness on the Rise in Central Asia
In the latest Global Peace Index, Central Asia shows improvement.
Peacefulness on the Rise in Central Asia
No, Europe Won't Get Turkmen Gas by 2019
June 02, 2017
No, Europe Won't Get Turkmen Gas by 2019
Turkmenistan’s no closer to seeing its gas reach the European markets it once envisioned.
No, Europe Won't Get Turkmen Gas by 2019
Are Trade Fairs in Turkmenistan Pointless?
May 13, 2017
Are Trade Fairs in Turkmenistan Pointless?
Such fairs do provide insight into the psychology of dictatorship.
Are Trade Fairs in Turkmenistan Pointless?
Will the US Ever Get a New Central Asia Policy?
May 03, 2017
Will the US Ever Get a New Central Asia Policy?
Probably not. American interests in the region remain fundamentally tied to interests outside the region.
Will the US Ever Get a New Central Asia Policy?
Central Asian Echoes in <em>Non-Democratic Politics</em>
May 02, 2017
Central Asian Echoes in Non-Democratic Politics
Xavier Marquez’s analysis of authoritarianism doesn’t focus on Central Asia, but implications for the region are clear.
Central Asian Echoes in Non-Democratic Politics
A Bleak Outlook: Press Freedom in Central Asia
May 01, 2017
A Bleak Outlook: Press Freedom in Central Asia
Central Asia is but a barometer for the current state of global press freedoms.
A Bleak Outlook: Press Freedom in Central Asia
Turkmenistan's Ongoing Gas Quandary
April 25, 2017
Turkmenistan's Ongoing Gas Quandary
Reports of a late resolution of a dispute with a Chinese supplier show further problems in Turkmenistan's gas industry.
Turkmenistan's Ongoing Gas Quandary
Survey Projects Show Progress on TAPI Pipeline
April 12, 2017
Survey Projects Show Progress on TAPI Pipeline
But as the projected operational date gets pushed back, the surveys may be progress for progress' sake.
Survey Projects Show Progress on TAPI Pipeline
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