Bread and Circuses in Ashgabat
By Rebeka Foley
Can a multi-billion dollar sporting event prove Turkmenistan’s modernity despite the country’s reputation for corruption?
Turkmenistan’s Potemkin Airport
By Catherine Putz
To usher its few tourists to their Potemkin resorts.
After Summit, Caspian Sea Questions Linger
By Joshua Kucera
Despite some signs of progress, the littoral states remain apart on key issues.
J-Lo Croons “Happy Birthday Mr. President” in Turkmenistan
Jennifer Lopez sang for dictator Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov this weekend.