Turkmenistan

26 November 2014
Pretty Words from Turkmenistan

Proposed reforms are empty gestures, aimed at shushing Western critics. From IWPR.

By Vyacheslav Mamedov
 
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7 November 2014
Turkmenistan Seeks New Gas Markets
Could a pipeline across war-torn Afghanistan be the key to Ashgabat’s energy security? From EurasiaNet.org.
By Chris Rickleton
 
25 September 2014
Turkmenistan’s 'Medieval' Prison Exposed, Ukraine Reporter Threatened

Plus, Belgrade's Gay Pride Parade may finally happen, and Uzbekistani activists and journalists get special passports.

By S. Adam Cardais, Anders Ryehauge, and Klein Aleardi
 
19 September 2014
Kyiv Gets Aid and Promises from Washington, Sikorski Gets the Boot

Plus, Bulgaria is accused of abusing Syrian asylum seekers, and Turkmenistani troops stake out turf in Afghanistan. 

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu and Anders Ryehauge
 
29 August 2014
FBI Probes Russia-Based Bank Hack, Balkan Leaders Seek Investment in Berlin

Plus, Turkmenistan inks a major gas deal, and rights advocates are alarmed over the plight of an imprisoned Uzbekistani film producer.

By S. Adam Cardais, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 
20 August 2014
Ukraine Tightens Grip on Russian TV, Bulgaria’s Border Barrier Gets Longer

Plus, a Russian opposition leader ends his prison hunger strike and Iran weans itself from Turkmenistani gas.

By Ky Krauthamer, Barbara Frye and Anders Ryehauge
 
30 July 2014
Atrocities Probe Points to Top Figures in Kosovo, Russia Sanctions Bite Major Energy Companies

Plus, Hungary’s leader embraces ‘illiberal democracy’ and Central Asian countries are again named religion bullies.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Piers Lawson, and Erin Murphy
 
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13 June 2014
Ukraine Braces for Gas Cutoff, IMU Claims Responsibility in Karachi Airport Attack

Plus, Google and YouTube are blocked in Tajikistan and Romania looks for a big payday in utility sale.

By S. Adam Cardais, Rebecca Johnson, and Madeleine Stern
 
12 June 2014
The Noose Tightens for Democracy in Eurasia, Bulgaria’s Leader Poised to Resign

Plus, Croatia will try a Hungarian energy exec in absentia and a major Macedonian university launches studies in family values and ‘deviance.’

By Barbara Frye, Rebecca Johnson, and Madeleine Stern
 
10 June 2014
Ukraine to Open Refugee Corridors, Czechs Warn Albania Over CEZ Affair

Plus, Turkmenistan is edgy over increasing cross-border militant attacks and a court says Hungary’s controversial Jobbik party is not extremist.

By Ky Krauthamer, Marketa Horazna, Rebecca Johnson, and Madeleine Stern
 

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