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Turkmenistan Set to Rollback Subsidies for Good
September 27, 2018
Turkmenistan Set to Rollback Subsidies for Good
As of 2019, according to a recent decree, Ashgabat will no longer provide free electricity, gas, drinking water and salt to its citizens.
Turkmenistan Set to Rollback Subsidies for Good
Uzbekistan Agrees to ‘Take Part’ in TAPI
April 24, 2018
Uzbekistan Agrees to ‘Take Part’ in TAPI
It’s unclear how Uzbek participation in the pipeline project will manifest.
Uzbekistan Agrees to ‘Take Part’ in TAPI
In Turkmenistan, the Buck Stops Where Berdy Says It Does
November 29, 2017
In Turkmenistan, the Buck Stops Where Berdy Says It Does
Regional leaders dismissed in Lebap Province were accused of corruption. Meanwhile, the Turkmen shuffle continues.
In Turkmenistan, the Buck Stops Where Berdy Says It Does
What a 25-Fold Increase in Turkmen Water Prices Will Mean
October 18, 2017
What a 25-Fold Increase in Turkmen Water Prices Will Mean
Ashgabat is ditching water subsidies, with the savings to be directed into the country's energy sector.
What a 25-Fold Increase in Turkmen Water Prices Will Mean
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
Global coverage of Turkmenistan shows the power of personality cults to set agendas far beyond national boundaries.
Vanity Without Borders: How Central Asian Despots Manipulate the International Press
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
Afghanistan and Turkmenistan: A Model for Regional Economic Cooperation
July 06, 2017
Afghanistan and Turkmenistan: A Model for Regional Economic Cooperation
"In essence, Afghanistan and Turkmenistan fight against terrorism and radicalism by reducing extreme poverty."
Afghanistan and Turkmenistan: A Model for Regional Economic Cooperation
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
Will Uzbekistan Join TAPI?
May 23, 2017
Will Uzbekistan Join TAPI?
During his second visit to Turkmenistan, Uzbek President Mirziyoyev agreed to join the pipeline project.
Will Uzbekistan Join TAPI?
Uzbekistan Puts a Smile on an Economic Blow to Turkmenistan
March 16, 2017
Uzbekistan Puts a Smile on an Economic Blow to Turkmenistan
Mirziyoyev paid his first visit to Turkmenistan while their main joint project – a pipeline to China – was being killed.
Uzbekistan Puts a Smile on an Economic Blow to Turkmenistan
Uzbek President Makes First Official Trip Abroad to Turkmenistan
March 08, 2017
Uzbek President Makes First Official Trip Abroad to Turkmenistan
President Shavkat Mirziyoyev made a two-day visit to Turkmenistan his first official foray abroad.
Uzbek President Makes First Official Trip Abroad to Turkmenistan
The Soviet Union’s Collapse and Russia’s Colonial Legacy
December 24, 2016
The Soviet Union’s Collapse and Russia’s Colonial Legacy
The USSR’s collapse; don’t say ‘colony’; hope for an Uzbek glasnost; and more. Recommended reads.
The Soviet Union’s Collapse and Russia’s Colonial Legacy
What to Make of Turkmenistan's 2017 Election
November 04, 2016
What to Make of Turkmenistan's 2017 Election
The introduction of two new parties to the ballot signals the regime's unease, not a democratic awakening.
What to Make of Turkmenistan's 2017 Election
Constitutional Changes Pave Way for Turkmen President-for-Life
September 15, 2016
Constitutional Changes Pave Way for Turkmen President-for-Life
Not that it was really in much doubt.
Constitutional Changes Pave Way for Turkmen President-for-Life
Afghan National Security Adviser Makes Quiet Visits to Central Asia
August 16, 2016
Afghan National Security Adviser Makes Quiet Visits to Central Asia
Atmar's quiet visits to Dushanbe and Bishkek are a positive sign--but the two regions need to do more than talk.
Afghan National Security Adviser Makes Quiet Visits to Central Asia
How Exactly Did Kazakhstan Help Turkish-Russian Rapprochement Along?
August 13, 2016
How Exactly Did Kazakhstan Help Turkish-Russian Rapprochement Along?
More on Kazakh-Russian relations, troubling constitutional changes brewing in Kyrgyzstan, and a beard story; links.
How Exactly Did Kazakhstan Help Turkish-Russian Rapprochement Along?
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