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Turkmenistan and Gazprom Settle 5-Year Gas Deal
July 04, 2019

Turkmenistan and Gazprom Settle 5-Year Gas Deal

By Catherine Putz
Ashgabat is likely happy to have Russia back as a customer, no matter the price.

How Concerned Is Turkmenistan About Its Afghan Border?
January 17, 2019

How Concerned Is Turkmenistan About Its Afghan Border?

By Catherine Putz
A reported drive to register men under 50 for the army reserves hints at underlying concern about the border.
Russia's Security Inroads With Turkmenistan
November 24, 2017

Russia's Security Inroads With Turkmenistan

By Samuel Ramani
Beyond economic relations, Moscow and Ashgabat are increasingly seeking security cooperation.

Vanity Without Borders: How Central Asian Despots Manipulate the International Press
August 10, 2017

Vanity Without Borders: How Central Asian Despots Manipulate the International Press

By Bradley Jardine
Global coverage of Turkmenistan shows the power of personality cults to set agendas far beyond national boundaries.

Discussing Dictators and Nuclear Fallout in Central Asia
March 25, 2017

Discussing Dictators and Nuclear Fallout in Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
A detailed look at the Afghan border, a discussion of dictators, and a secret report on Semipalatinsk; recommended reads.

All Quiet on the Turkmen Front?
March 11, 2017

All Quiet on the Turkmen Front?

By Catherine Putz
What is happening on the border? It's decidedly more than nothing.

The Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Tajikistan Railway
December 09, 2016

The Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Tajikistan Railway

By Shoaib Ahmad Rahim
The largely-unheralded railroad could be the key to restoring Afghanistan's role as a regional hub.
Russian Defense Minister Visits Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan
June 08, 2016

Russian Defense Minister Visits Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan

By Catherine Putz
Sergei Shoigu embodies Moscow's concerns about whether Central Asia can manage security, internally and on its periphery.

Has Iran Finally Found a Security Partner in Central Asia?
May 19, 2016

Has Iran Finally Found a Security Partner in Central Asia?

By Samuel Ramani
Warming security ties between Iran and Turkmenistan could have long-lasting implications.

What Happens During Turkmen Military Drills?
April 02, 2016

What Happens During Turkmen Military Drills?

By Catherine Putz
Also, the plight of Tajik afgantsy, US-Uzbek relations and fighting stereotypes in Kazakhstan. Recommended reads.

Can China Really Save Central Asian Economies?
February 13, 2016

Can China Really Save Central Asian Economies?

By Casey Michel
Beijing may not, after all, provide the economic deus ex machina Central Asian governments have hoped for.
Russia Ready to Help Turkmenistan Protect its Afghan Border
January 29, 2016

Russia Ready to Help Turkmenistan Protect its Afghan Border

By Catherine Putz
Of course, Ashgabat says it doesn’t need the help but the offer stands.

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