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The Revival of Islam in Turkmenistan
June 30, 2022

The Revival of Islam in Turkmenistan

By Merdan Amanov
Although Islam has been a part of Turkmen culture for centuries, public practice of Islam was largely suppressed during the Soviet Union and in the early independence era, too.

Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov’s Economic Legacy
June 23, 2022

Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov’s Economic Legacy

By Merdan Amanov
What was the state of the Turkmen economy during Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov’s presidency?
Small Shuffles in the Turkmen Cabinet of Ministers
April 07, 2022

Small Shuffles in the Turkmen Cabinet of Ministers

By Catherine Putz
Mere weeks after reappointing his father’s cabinet, the younger Berdimuhamedov has begun to make some personnel changes.

Victoria Clement on Turkmenistan’s Presidential Transition
April 01, 2022

Victoria Clement on Turkmenistan’s Presidential Transition

By Catherine Putz
There’s a new Berdimuhamedov at the helm in Turkmenistan. What will the “son of the nation” do with the presidency?

A New Berdimuhamedov Will Soon Be Turkmenistan’s President
March 16, 2022

A New Berdimuhamedov Will Soon Be Turkmenistan’s President

By Catherine Putz
Although all indications are that Serdar intends to follow in his father’s footsteps, Turkmenistan is politically entering uncharted waters.

Turkmenistan Will Get a New President on March 12. Will It Matter?
March 09, 2022

Turkmenistan Will Get a New President on March 12. Will It Matter?

By Catherine Putz
Will a change in president mean a change in leadership? And even if so, can that change in leadership measurably affect the challenges Turkmenistan faces?

Could a New President in Turkmenistan Provide an Opportunity for the US to Promote Reform?
February 19, 2022

Could a New President in Turkmenistan Provide an Opportunity for the US to Promote Reform?

By Sebastien Peyrouse
It may turn out that Serdar is just like his father, and nothing will change in Turkmenistan. But new opportunities for engagement amid leadership change are worth exploring.
Turkmenistan Set for Dynastic Succession: Early Election March 12, President’s Son Running
February 15, 2022

Turkmenistan Set for Dynastic Succession: Early Election March 12, President’s Son Running

By Catherine Putz
President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov did not explicitly state he would step down, but the implication seemed clear when he called for early elections and said it was time to open the way for "young leaders."

Serdar Berdimuhamedov and Turkmenistan’s Digital Transformation 
July 20, 2021

Serdar Berdimuhamedov and Turkmenistan’s Digital Transformation 

By Rustam Muhamedov
As the Turkmen president’s son continues his tour of top government positions, digitalization remains a critical priority for the regime. 

Son of Turkmenistan’s President Gets New Post
February 13, 2021

Son of Turkmenistan’s President Gets New Post

By Catherine Putz
Serdar Berdimuhamedov will be joining the Cabinet of Ministers, another step on the road to a dynasty. 

Turkmenistan President’s Son Appointed Minister
February 13, 2020

Turkmenistan President’s Son Appointed Minister

By Catherine Putz
Given Serdar’s trajectory, it’s hard not to believe he’s heading for the presidency once day.
Turkmenistan’s Latest Boondoggle: A New $1.5 Billion City
February 05, 2020

Turkmenistan’s Latest Boondoggle: A New $1.5 Billion City

By Catherine Putz
Turkmenistan plans to to build a $1.5-billion city amid spending cuts.

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