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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.
Turkmenistan: Playing Games as the Economy Sinks
June 08, 2017

Turkmenistan: Playing Games as the Economy Sinks

By Catherine Putz
In the latest sign of an economic crash, Turkmenistan threatens to cut a decades-old benefits system.

Are Trade Fairs in Turkmenistan Pointless?
May 13, 2017

Are Trade Fairs in Turkmenistan Pointless?

By Henry James
Such fairs do provide insight into the psychology of dictatorship.

Ranking the Central Asian States as Investment Destinations
April 04, 2017

Ranking the Central Asian States as Investment Destinations

By Stanislav Pritchin
25 years after independence, which Central Asian and South Caucasian countries are the best (and worst) places to invest?

The Central Asia-China Gas Pipeline Network: Line D(ead)
March 21, 2017

The Central Asia-China Gas Pipeline Network: Line D(ead)

By Casey Michel
The line's collapse represents yet another unsuccessful attempt at regional integration.
A Closer Look at Turkmenistan’s Election Numbers
February 22, 2017

A Closer Look at Turkmenistan’s Election Numbers

By Casey Michel
The only numbers soaring in Turkmenistan are at the polls; meanwhile the economy deteriorates.

Turkmenistan: The Fool’s Golden Age
December 08, 2016

Turkmenistan: The Fool’s Golden Age

By Catherine Putz
An IMF mission to the country says it "would be helpful" if the state explained its policies to citizens.
2 Stories That Explain Turkmenistan's Absurdity
August 11, 2016

2 Stories That Explain Turkmenistan's Absurdity

By Catherine Putz
The phrase “fiddling while Rome burns” may be an appropriate aphorism for Ashgabat.

US Breaks Ground on New Embassy in Turkmenistan
October 06, 2015

US Breaks Ground on New Embassy in Turkmenistan

By Catherine Putz
When is a building, just a building?

Offshore Turkmenistan: ‘Sultanism’ in the Construction Industry
September 21, 2015

Offshore Turkmenistan: ‘Sultanism’ in the Construction Industry

By Bradley Jardine
Ashgabat's construction boom benefits a very select few.

What Happened to Turkmenistan’s Tiger Economy?
September 16, 2015

What Happened to Turkmenistan’s Tiger Economy?

By Casey Michel
The tiger of Ashgabat, if it ever was, is no more.

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