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Uzbekistan Agrees to ‘Take Part’ in TAPI
April 24, 2018
Uzbekistan Agrees to ‘Take Part’ in TAPI
It’s unclear how Uzbek participation in the pipeline project will manifest.
Uzbekistan Agrees to ‘Take Part’ in TAPI
Central Asia's Democratic Backslide Continues, Except for Uzbekistan
April 11, 2018
Central Asia's Democratic Backslide Continues, Except for Uzbekistan
Three states in Central Asia marked declines in the 2018 Nations in Transit report; but Uzbekistan logged its first improvement since 2005.
Central Asia's Democratic Backslide Continues, Except for Uzbekistan
The Rise of Regionalism in Central Asia?
April 02, 2018
The Rise of Regionalism in Central Asia?
Despite shared history, Central Asia has long lacked regional cohesion. That could be changing.
The Rise of Regionalism in Central Asia?
What is Iran’s Interest in Maintaining Relations With Turkmenistan?
March 29, 2018
What is Iran’s Interest in Maintaining Relations With Turkmenistan?
Despite an ongoing gas dispute, Iran seems intent on maintaining relations with Turkmenistan.
What is Iran’s Interest in Maintaining Relations With Turkmenistan?
Kyrgyzstan Out, Central Asia In: Parsing CENTCOM’s 2018 Posture Statement
March 17, 2018
Kyrgyzstan Out, Central Asia In: Parsing CENTCOM’s 2018 Posture Statement
With a new South Asia strategy guiding operations, how does Central Asia figure into CENTCOM’s activities?
Kyrgyzstan Out, Central Asia In: Parsing CENTCOM’s 2018 Posture Statement
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)
Turkmenistan’s president is not going to Astana on March 15 because he’ll be returning from another, more important, trip.
Where in the World Is Berdy This Week? (Hint: Not Astana)
All Together Now: Central Asia's Leaders Set to Meet in Astana
March 13, 2018
All Together Now: Central Asia's Leaders Set to Meet in Astana
Central Asia's presidents -- minus one -- will gather in Astana March 15-16 to discuss regional issues.
All Together Now: Central Asia's Leaders Set to Meet in Astana
TAPI Moves Into Afghanistan, Taliban Promise to Protect the Project
February 27, 2018
TAPI Moves Into Afghanistan, Taliban Promise to Protect the Project
Yet another ceremony to mark progress on the TAPI pipeline.
TAPI Moves Into Afghanistan, Taliban Promise to Protect the Project
Turkmenistan Banned Black Cars. So What?
January 04, 2018
Turkmenistan Banned Black Cars. So What?
The key is to look past the absurdity and pay attention to the impact.
Turkmenistan Banned Black Cars. So What?
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
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