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Will Turkmenistan Ever Supply Gas to Europe?
January 17, 2020

Will Turkmenistan Ever Supply Gas to Europe?

By T.J. Sjostrom
In theory, Turkmenistan could be a complementary trade partner for Europe’s energy security needs. But what about in practice?

9 Young Jehovah’s Witnesses Remain Detained in Turkmenistan
January 07, 2020

9 Young Jehovah’s Witnesses Remain Detained in Turkmenistan

By Catherine Putz
The nine men are all conscientious objectors, imprisoned for refusing compulsory military service.
Hats, Carpets, and Dances: Bits of Central Asia’s Intangible Culture Added to UNESCO List
December 30, 2019

Hats, Carpets, and Dances: Bits of Central Asia’s Intangible Culture Added to UNESCO List

By Catherine Putz
Uzbekistan's Khorazm dance, Kyrgyzstan's kalpak, and Turkmenistan's carpets all notched spots on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List

Of Concerns and Waivers: Religious Freedom and US Interests in Central Asia
December 27, 2019

Of Concerns and Waivers: Religious Freedom and US Interests in Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
Tajikistan and Turkmenistan were once again designated as  “Countries of Particular Concern” for violations of religious freedom.

A Brief Flurry of Summitry in Central Asia
November 30, 2019

A Brief Flurry of Summitry in Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
The CSTO gathered in Bishkek and then the Central Asian presidents met in Tashkent this week.

Navigating Between Academia and Activism in Central Asia
October 17, 2019

Navigating Between Academia and Activism in Central Asia

By Colleen Wood
Human dignity and scholarly integrity are critical when it comes to researching and intervening in human rights activism.

What Drives Chinese Arms Sales in Central Asia?
September 11, 2019

What Drives Chinese Arms Sales in Central Asia?

By Yau Tsz Yan
The Chinese military technology industry is becoming a serious leader in Central Asia.
The Fate of Turkmenistan’s Gülenists
September 03, 2019

The Fate of Turkmenistan’s Gülenists

By Nick Ashdown
What’s become of the students arrested by Turkmen authorities in 2016-17 at the height of the Gülen crackdown?

Russia, Iran, Others Debate How to Split Caspian Oil Riches
August 13, 2019

Russia, Iran, Others Debate How to Split Caspian Oil Riches

By Alexander Vershinin
The convention signed last year still has not been ratified by Russia or Iran.

Turkmenistan’s President Isn’t Dead, Yet
August 10, 2019

Turkmenistan’s President Isn’t Dead, Yet

By Victoria Clement
A summer of rumors may be coming to an end, but what happens if Berdimuhamedov does die?

Climate Change: An Omitted Security Threat in Central Asia
July 22, 2019

Climate Change: An Omitted Security Threat in Central Asia

By Khamza Sharifzoda
The impacts of climate change in Central Asia will be serious.
Sebastien Peyrouse on the EU's New Central Asia Strategy
July 16, 2019

Sebastien Peyrouse on the EU's New Central Asia Strategy

By Catherine Putz
What are Europe’s main interests in Central Asia and how does the EU plan to pursue them?

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