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Why Did Turkmenistan Scrap the Ministry of Oil and Gas?
July 20, 2016
Why Did Turkmenistan Scrap the Ministry of Oil and Gas?
Facing economic crisis, the resource-rich country abolished two key ministries.
Why Did Turkmenistan Scrap the Ministry of Oil and Gas?
Has Iran Finally Found a Security Partner in Central Asia?
May 19, 2016
Has Iran Finally Found a Security Partner in Central Asia?
Warming security ties between Iran and Turkmenistan could have long-lasting implications.
Has Iran Finally Found a Security Partner in Central Asia?
Will Europe Overlook Turkmenistan's Tyranny for its Energy?
May 04, 2016
Will Europe Overlook Turkmenistan's Tyranny for its Energy?
Europe may overlook the Central Asian state’s dismal rights record due to its rich natural gas reserves.
Will Europe Overlook Turkmenistan's Tyranny for its Energy?
What Happens During Turkmen Military Drills?
April 02, 2016
What Happens During Turkmen Military Drills?
Also, the plight of Tajik afgantsy, US-Uzbek relations and fighting stereotypes in Kazakhstan. Recommended reads.
What Happens During Turkmen Military Drills?
Pakistan Doubles Down on TAPI
March 18, 2016
Pakistan Doubles Down on TAPI
Nothing but hopeful language about the pipeline as the Turkmen president visits Pakistan.
Pakistan Doubles Down on TAPI
Turkmen Government Says TAPI Survey Work Complete
February 10, 2016
Turkmen Government Says TAPI Survey Work Complete
Seems like more action for action’s sake; the big challenges remain.
Turkmen Government Says TAPI Survey Work Complete
Turkmenistan Supports Ukraine’s Sovereignty
November 09, 2015
Turkmenistan Supports Ukraine’s Sovereignty
In late October, Ashgabat tossed its rhetoric behind Kyiv.
Turkmenistan Supports Ukraine’s Sovereignty
Offshore Turkmenistan: ‘Sultanism’ in the Construction Industry
September 21, 2015
Offshore Turkmenistan: ‘Sultanism’ in the Construction Industry
Ashgabat's construction boom benefits a very select few.
Offshore Turkmenistan: ‘Sultanism’ in the Construction Industry
Imports of German Cars Stopped at Turkmen Border
September 09, 2015
Imports of German Cars Stopped at Turkmen Border
BMW, Audi, and Mercedes-Benz have reportedly been added to the list of banned car imports.
Imports of German Cars Stopped at Turkmen Border
Waiting for Godot in Turkmenistan
June 26, 2015
Waiting for Godot in Turkmenistan
A train from Bishkek to Moscow, and other links.
Waiting for Godot in Turkmenistan
How to Become a Central Asian President for Life
May 30, 2015
How to Become a Central Asian President for Life
Write it into the constitution, obviously.
How to Become a Central Asian President for Life
Turkmenistan Unveils a 69-Foot Distraction
May 26, 2015
Turkmenistan Unveils a 69-Foot Distraction
The glittering gold statue of Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov in Ashgabat got headlines, but it's a distraction.
Turkmenistan Unveils a 69-Foot Distraction
A New U.S. Human Rights Policy Towards Turkmenistan
September 24, 2014
A New U.S. Human Rights Policy Towards Turkmenistan
Following a potentially significant change in U.S. policy, what comes next for the Central Asian country?
A New U.S. Human Rights Policy Towards Turkmenistan
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