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Shrinking Budgets and Less Booze in Turkmenistan, the Home of Prosperity
January 03, 2019
Shrinking Budgets and Less Booze in Turkmenistan, the Home of Prosperity
Turkmenistan's economic perils could drive a person to drink, but that's more difficult with a new law restricting alcohol sales.
Shrinking Budgets and Less Booze in Turkmenistan, the Home of Prosperity
Turkmenistan Banned Black Cars. So What?
January 04, 2018
Turkmenistan Banned Black Cars. So What?
The key is to look past the absurdity and pay attention to the impact.
Turkmenistan Banned Black Cars. So What?
Bread and Circuses in Ashgabat
September 18, 2017
Bread and Circuses in Ashgabat
Can a multi-billion dollar sporting event prove Turkmenistan’s modernity despite the country’s reputation for corruption?
Bread and Circuses in Ashgabat
Are Trade Fairs in Turkmenistan Pointless?
May 13, 2017
Are Trade Fairs in Turkmenistan Pointless?
Such fairs do provide insight into the psychology of dictatorship.
Are Trade Fairs in Turkmenistan Pointless?
A Closer Look at Turkmenistan’s Election Numbers
February 22, 2017
A Closer Look at Turkmenistan’s Election Numbers
The only numbers soaring in Turkmenistan are at the polls; meanwhile the economy deteriorates.
A Closer Look at Turkmenistan’s Election Numbers
Turkmenistan, Apparently, Had an Election
February 14, 2017
Turkmenistan, Apparently, Had an Election
Berdy won, obviously.
Turkmenistan, Apparently, Had an Election
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
Central Asia and the Succession Question
August 12, 2015
Central Asia and the Succession Question
What will happen in the region when the current crop of leaders leave the stage?
Central Asia and the Succession Question
Eurasia’s Potemkin Democracies
February 03, 2015
Eurasia’s Potemkin Democracies
Central Asia remains difficult terrain for democracy, and prospects seem bleaker than ever.
Eurasia’s Potemkin Democracies
China Courts Central Asia
October 04, 2013
China Courts Central Asia
Amid an unprecedented flurry of energy deals, Beijing strengthens alliances on Russia’s backdoor but struggles to keep Xinjiang as happy.
China Courts Central Asia
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