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Turkmenistan’s President Isn’t Dead, Yet
August 10, 2019

Turkmenistan’s President Isn’t Dead, Yet

By Victoria Clement
A summer of rumors may be coming to an end, but what happens if Berdimuhamedov does die?

Turkmenistan Set to Rollback Subsidies for Good
September 27, 2018

Turkmenistan Set to Rollback Subsidies for Good

By Catherine Putz
As of 2019, according to a recent decree, Ashgabat will no longer provide free electricity, gas, drinking water and salt to its citizens.
Uzbekistan Agrees to ‘Take Part’ in TAPI
April 24, 2018

Uzbekistan Agrees to ‘Take Part’ in TAPI

By Catherine Putz
It’s unclear how Uzbek participation in the pipeline project will manifest.

In Turkmenistan, the Buck Stops Where Berdy Says It Does
November 29, 2017

In Turkmenistan, the Buck Stops Where Berdy Says It Does

By Catherine Putz
Regional leaders dismissed in Lebap Province were accused of corruption. Meanwhile, the Turkmen shuffle continues.

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

By Catherine Putz
Ashgabat is ditching water subsidies, with the savings to be directed into the country's energy sector.

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.

A Central Asian President's Guide to Getting Published
July 14, 2017

A Central Asian President's Guide to Getting Published

By Catherine Putz
An important building block in any cult of personality is a whole shelf of laudatory texts.
Afghanistan and Turkmenistan: A Model for Regional Economic Cooperation
July 06, 2017

Afghanistan and Turkmenistan: A Model for Regional Economic Cooperation

By M. Ashraf Haidari
"In essence, Afghanistan and Turkmenistan fight against terrorism and radicalism by reducing extreme poverty."

Turkmenistan: Playing Games as the Economy Sinks
June 08, 2017

Turkmenistan: Playing Games as the Economy Sinks

By Catherine Putz
In the latest sign of an economic crash, Turkmenistan threatens to cut a decades-old benefits system.

Will Uzbekistan Join TAPI?
May 23, 2017

Will Uzbekistan Join TAPI?

By Casey Michel
During his second visit to Turkmenistan, Uzbek President Mirziyoyev agreed to join the pipeline project.

Uzbekistan Puts a Smile on an Economic Blow to Turkmenistan
March 16, 2017

Uzbekistan Puts a Smile on an Economic Blow to Turkmenistan

By Paolo Sorbello
Mirziyoyev paid his first visit to Turkmenistan while their main joint project – a pipeline to China – was being killed.
Uzbek President Makes First Official Trip Abroad to Turkmenistan
March 08, 2017

Uzbek President Makes First Official Trip Abroad to Turkmenistan

By Catherine Putz
President Shavkat Mirziyoyev made a two-day visit to Turkmenistan his first official foray abroad.

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