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Russia’s Gazprom Stops Buying Gas from Turkmenistan
January 06, 2016

Russia’s Gazprom Stops Buying Gas from Turkmenistan

By Catherine Putz
The announcement illustrates how corroded gas relations between Ashgabat and Moscow have gotten.
Could TAPI Bring Peace to Afghanistan?
December 14, 2015

Could TAPI Bring Peace to Afghanistan?

By Catherine Putz
If history is any indication, no.

Taliban Stuck on an Island Between Afghanistan and Turkmenistan
October 26, 2015

Taliban Stuck on an Island Between Afghanistan and Turkmenistan

By Catherine Putz
With Taliban militants marooned on an island in the Amu Darya, Ashgabat can no longer deny there is trouble on the border.

Sex Sells, Even in Tajikistan
October 24, 2015

Sex Sells, Even in Tajikistan

By Catherine Putz
Analyzing the Kyrgyz election and just who does Turkmenistan think it’s fooling? Friday links.

Why is There a Turkmen Delegation in Washington?
October 14, 2015

Why is There a Turkmen Delegation in Washington?

By Catherine Putz
Ashgabat is nervous about the border with Afghanistan, but you wouldn't know it inside the country.
Are Turkmenistan's Pipelines Pipe Dreams?
October 14, 2015

Are Turkmenistan's Pipelines Pipe Dreams?

By Casey Michel
Caught between the undelineated Caspian and a deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan, Ashgabat has few options.

Turkmenistan’s Insecurity Nexus
October 12, 2015

Turkmenistan’s Insecurity Nexus

By Bradley Jardine
When Ashgabat's elites perceive themselves as vulnerable, violent crackdowns and repression ensues.
In Turkmenistan, Border Woes Trump Education
July 23, 2015

In Turkmenistan, Border Woes Trump Education

By Bradley Jardine
Ashgabat has decided to solve its manpower problem by cutting off study abroad for Turkmen students.

Turkmenistan Says Russia Hasn't Paid for Gas in 2015
July 11, 2015

Turkmenistan Says Russia Hasn't Paid for Gas in 2015

By Catherine Putz
Kazakhstan has a press problem and other links.

ISIS and Turkmenistan’s Border Worries
March 28, 2015

ISIS and Turkmenistan’s Border Worries

By Casey Michel
Justified or not, Ashgabat is increasingly concerned about its border with Afghanistan, and the threat posed by ISIS.

Turkmenistan Prepares for Post-2014 Afghanistan
October 16, 2014

Turkmenistan Prepares for Post-2014 Afghanistan

By Joshua Kucera
The government appears worried about a growing Taliban presence near its border.
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