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Turkmenistan: More Cuts and Bad Business
January 31, 2019

Turkmenistan: More Cuts and Bad Business

By Catherine Putz
Ashgabat is still trying to cut expenses wherever it can, and even foreign companies are feeling the pinch.

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

By Catherine Putz
Turkmenistan's economic perils could drive a person to drink, but that's more difficult with a new law restricting alcohol sales.
Understanding Turkmenistan’s Food Shortages
December 13, 2018

Understanding Turkmenistan’s Food Shortages

By Ryskeldi Satke
Turkmen activist-in-exile Fareed Tukhbatullin explains the “deplorable” economic reality in his home country.

Turkmenistan Faces 2 New Arbitration Cases
October 24, 2018

Turkmenistan Faces 2 New Arbitration Cases

By Catherine Putz
A Turkish and a German company have joined a host of others with arbitration complaints lobbed against Ashgabat.

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.

Turkish Company Complains About Turkmenistan's Empty Pockets
June 04, 2018

Turkish Company Complains About Turkmenistan's Empty Pockets

By Catherine Putz
In a recent Reuters report, a Turkish company claims Ashgabat hasn't paid up for completed contracts.

Where in the World Is Berdy This Week? (Hint: Not Astana)
March 13, 2018

Where in the World Is Berdy This Week? (Hint: Not Astana)

By Catherine Putz
Turkmenistan’s president is not going to Astana on March 15 because he’ll be returning from another, more important, trip.
Turkmenistan Banned Black Cars. So What?
January 04, 2018

Turkmenistan Banned Black Cars. So What?

By Catherine Putz
The key is to look past the absurdity and pay attention to the impact.

Turkmenistan Turns Off the Lights in Northern Afghanistan
January 03, 2018

Turkmenistan Turns Off the Lights in Northern Afghanistan

By Catherine Putz
Nothing says friendship like turning off the power on New Year’s Eve.

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.

Bread and Circuses in Ashgabat
September 18, 2017

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?
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.

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