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Report Claims Turkmenistan Is Shuffling the Quarantined out of View
April 30, 2020

Report Claims Turkmenistan Is Shuffling the Quarantined out of View

By Catherine Putz
If Ashgabat simply moves the sick away from designated quarantine zones, will it fool the WHO?
Human Rights Beyond the Time of Coronavirus
April 24, 2020

Human Rights Beyond the Time of Coronavirus

By Catherine Putz
Central Asia has seldom been a haven of respect for human rights and the coronavirus pandemic opens new opportunities for abuse.

How Attractive are Markets in Central Asia and the South Caucasus?
April 16, 2020

How Attractive are Markets in Central Asia and the South Caucasus?

By Stanislav Pritchin
Investment attractiveness can be earned. How successful have the former Soviet states been in that regard?

Turkmenistan Celebrates World Health Day Unwisely
April 08, 2020

Turkmenistan Celebrates World Health Day Unwisely

By Catherine Putz
This year the celebrations were different, though how different depends on your source.

How Iran and Turkey Compete in Central Asian Trade
February 25, 2020

How Iran and Turkey Compete in Central Asian Trade

By Omid Rahimi and Ali Heydari
A closer look at how two pivotal players factor into subregional dynamics in this domain.
A New Era of Strategic Partnership: The US Engages to Find Opportunities in Central Asia
February 13, 2020

A New Era of Strategic Partnership: The US Engages to Find Opportunities in Central Asia

By Kristen Cheriegate
Central Asia will generally welcome -- and want -- U.S. attention, but will want a degree of circumspection.

Turkmenistan President’s Son Appointed Minister
February 13, 2020

Turkmenistan President’s Son Appointed Minister

By Catherine Putz
Given Serdar’s trajectory, it’s hard not to believe he’s heading for the presidency once day.
A New US Strategy for Central Asia: Continuity Under Better Conditions
February 06, 2020

A New US Strategy for Central Asia: Continuity Under Better Conditions

By Catherine Putz
The new strategy revolves around a familiar “holy trinity” -- independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity -- while acknowledging the power of new regional dynamics.

Turkmenistan’s Latest Boondoggle: A New $1.5 Billion City
February 05, 2020

Turkmenistan’s Latest Boondoggle: A New $1.5 Billion City

By Catherine Putz
Turkmenistan plans to to build a $1.5-billion city amid spending cuts.

Asian Soccer Tournament in Turkmenistan Delayed Due to Virus
February 04, 2020

Asian Soccer Tournament in Turkmenistan Delayed Due to Virus

By Associated Press
Of the 16 teams due to take part in the tournament in Turkmenistan, five were from countries with cases of the new coronavirus, including China.

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.

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