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Turkmenistan Turns Off the Lights in Northern Afghanistan
January 03, 2018
Turkmenistan Turns Off the Lights in Northern Afghanistan
Nothing says friendship like turning off the power on New Year’s Eve.
Turkmenistan Turns Off the Lights in Northern Afghanistan
China's Imports of Turkmen Gas Decline
December 27, 2017
China's Imports of Turkmen Gas Decline
Turkmen gas exports to China fell from October to November, with sources indicating Ashgabat isn't pumping promised volumes.
China's Imports of Turkmen Gas Decline
Afghanistan Plays Turkey's Game, Arrests Teachers Reportedly Linked to Gulen
December 15, 2017
Afghanistan Plays Turkey's Game, Arrests Teachers Reportedly Linked to Gulen
Kabul seems willing to pay the price to play with Ankara, that price being a few Turkish teachers.
Afghanistan Plays Turkey's Game, Arrests Teachers Reportedly Linked to Gulen
Can India ‘Connect' With Central Asia?
November 30, 2017
Can India ‘Connect' With Central Asia?
India has yet to translate its aspirations in Central Asia into reality.
Can India ‘Connect' With Central Asia?
In Turkmenistan, the Buck Stops Where Berdy Says It Does
November 29, 2017
In Turkmenistan, the Buck Stops Where Berdy Says It Does
Regional leaders dismissed in Lebap Province were accused of corruption. Meanwhile, the Turkmen shuffle continues.
In Turkmenistan, the Buck Stops Where Berdy Says It Does
What a 25-Fold Increase in Turkmen Water Prices Will Mean
October 18, 2017
What a 25-Fold Increase in Turkmen Water Prices Will Mean
Ashgabat is ditching water subsidies, with the savings to be directed into the country's energy sector.
What a 25-Fold Increase in Turkmen Water Prices Will Mean
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
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
Global coverage of Turkmenistan shows the power of personality cults to set agendas far beyond national boundaries.
Vanity Without Borders: How Central Asian Despots Manipulate the International Press
Where in the World is Abdul Rashid Dostum?
July 18, 2017
Where in the World is Abdul Rashid Dostum?
After being turned away from Mazar-i-Sharif and refusing to land in Kabul, a plane carrying Dostum reportedly landed in Ashgabat.
Where in the World is Abdul Rashid Dostum?
A Central Asian President's Guide to Getting Published
July 14, 2017
A Central Asian President's Guide to Getting Published
An important building block in any cult of personality is a whole shelf of laudatory texts.
A Central Asian President's Guide to Getting Published
Are Cheetahs Back in Turkmenistan?
July 12, 2017
Are Cheetahs Back in Turkmenistan?
Soviet-era hunting and environmental damage ravaged Turkmenistan’s cheetah population, but the cats may be back.
Are Cheetahs Back in Turkmenistan?
TAPI and CASA-1000 Remain in Project Purgatory
July 10, 2017
TAPI and CASA-1000 Remain in Project Purgatory
As usual, there’s plenty of official optimism.
TAPI and CASA-1000 Remain in Project Purgatory
Energy in Central Asia: Who Has What?
June 15, 2017
Energy in Central Asia: Who Has What?
Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and a breakdown of their energy resources.
Energy in Central Asia: Who Has What?
Turkmenistan's Gülenist Crackdown
June 10, 2017
Turkmenistan's Gülenist Crackdown
Ashgabat needs to maintain amenable relations with Ankara.
Turkmenistan's Gülenist Crackdown
Turkmenistan: Playing Games as the Economy Sinks
June 08, 2017
Turkmenistan: Playing Games as the Economy Sinks
In the latest sign of an economic crash, Turkmenistan threatens to cut a decades-old benefits system.
Turkmenistan: Playing Games as the Economy Sinks
UN Chief Embarks on Central Asia Tour
June 08, 2017
UN Chief Embarks on Central Asia Tour
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is making the full five-state tour.
UN Chief Embarks on Central Asia Tour
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