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What Are US Interests in Turkmenistan?
June 18, 2019
What Are US Interests in Turkmenistan?
As a new U.S. Ambassador heads to Turkmenistan, the time is ripe to assess American interests in the Central Asian state.
What Are US Interests in Turkmenistan?
Central Asia and Japan: 15 Years of Multilateral Cooperation
May 22, 2019
Central Asia and Japan: 15 Years of Multilateral Cooperation
Issues of trade, transport, investment, tourism, and security topped the agenda at the 7th Central Asia + Japan dialogue.
Central Asia and Japan: 15 Years of Multilateral Cooperation
Russia is Buying Turkmen Gas Again. Why?
April 25, 2019
Russia is Buying Turkmen Gas Again. Why?
Turkmenistan needs a sale, and Russia probably got a good price.
Russia is Buying Turkmen Gas Again. Why?
Can Social Media Change Governance in Central Asia?
April 25, 2019
Can Social Media Change Governance in Central Asia?
Improved digital infrastructure and pushes for reform are changing how Central Asian politicians and bureaucrats govern.
Can Social Media Change Governance in Central Asia?
South Korean President Moon Travels Across Central Asia
April 24, 2019
South Korean President Moon Travels Across Central Asia
Moon took the long way home from the United States, spending eight days visiting Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan.
South Korean President Moon Travels Across Central Asia
Bruce Pannier on Change in Central Asia
March 26, 2019
Bruce Pannier on Change in Central Asia
In 1990, Bruce Pannier first went to Central Asia -- what was it like and what’s changed since then?
Bruce Pannier on Change in Central Asia
Trains, Planes, and Automobiles: Central Asia Is Reconnecting With Itself
February 21, 2019
Trains, Planes, and Automobiles: Central Asia Is Reconnecting With Itself
Mapping newly created, resurrected, and proposed transport routes across Central Asia provides insight into regional connectivity drives.
Trains, Planes, and Automobiles: Central Asia Is Reconnecting With Itself
Turkmenistan: More Cuts and Bad Business
January 31, 2019
Turkmenistan: More Cuts and Bad Business
Ashgabat is still trying to cut expenses wherever it can, and even foreign companies are feeling the pinch.
Turkmenistan: More Cuts and Bad Business
How Concerned Is Turkmenistan About Its Afghan Border?
January 17, 2019
How Concerned Is Turkmenistan About Its Afghan Border?
A reported drive to register men under 50 for the army reserves hints at underlying concern about the border.
How Concerned Is Turkmenistan About Its Afghan Border?
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
Turkmenistan's economic perils could drive a person to drink, but that's more difficult with a new law restricting alcohol sales.
Shrinking Budgets and Less Booze in Turkmenistan, the Home of Prosperity
What Comes After the Caspian Sea Deal?
December 05, 2018
What Comes After the Caspian Sea Deal?
Successful realization of the opportunities opened by the deal will depend on political will among the Caspian littoral states.
What Comes After the Caspian Sea Deal?
Paul Stronski on Central Asia's Big Questions
November 20, 2018
Paul Stronski on Central Asia's Big Questions
A discussion of Central Asia's hottest topics from Uzbekistan’s reforms to Kazakh succession and China's Belt and Road.
Paul Stronski on Central Asia's Big Questions
It’s Time to De-Sovietize Our Perspective on Central Asia
November 16, 2018
It’s Time to De-Sovietize Our Perspective on Central Asia
The use of “former Soviet” to refer to Central Asia can be blinding, distracting from the realizing that the region isn't static.
It’s Time to De-Sovietize Our Perspective on Central Asia
Central Asia Gassing Up China
November 07, 2018
Central Asia Gassing Up China
Kazakhstan looks to increase its natural gas exports to China, and Turkmenistan may be gaining an old customer back.
Central Asia Gassing Up China
Turkmenistan Faces 2 New Arbitration Cases
October 24, 2018
Turkmenistan Faces 2 New Arbitration Cases
A Turkish and a German company have joined a host of others with arbitration complaints lobbed against Ashgabat.
Turkmenistan Faces 2 New Arbitration Cases
Spectacular Cities and Urban Transformation in Central Asia
October 17, 2018
Spectacular Cities and Urban Transformation in Central Asia
Efforts to transform Central Asia’s urban spaces have long ignored input from local residents; grassroots efforts could change that.
Spectacular Cities and Urban Transformation in Central Asia
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