Turkmenistan

5 February 2015
Azerbaijan Tightens Screws on Media, Poland Sets Presidential Election Date

Plus, cash-strapped Mongolia asks for IMF assistance, and Turkmenistanis line up to buy dollars as economic bad news mounts.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Will Sandeman
 
9 January 2015
EU Views Diverge on Sanctions, Bosnian Serb Lawmaker Faces Srebrenica Charges

Plus, Tajikistan puts troops on the Afghan border, and Polish coal miners stage an underground protest.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
 
5 January 2015
A Blast and Negotiations in Ukraine, Post-Soviet Economic Zone Launches

Plus, adopting the euro draws Lithuania closer to the West, and Turkmenistan slashes its currency.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Will Sandeman
 
5 January 2015
The Myth of Radical Islam in Central Asia

Various actors have their own reasons for seeing a phantom that isn’t there. From openDemocracy

By John Heathershaw and David W. Montgomery
 
28 November 2014
Rosneft Shrugs Off Oil-Price Slide, Azerbaijani Dissident Ailing in Prison

Plus, EU’s Albania justice mission faces corruption probe, and Orban tacks back toward Europe.

By By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Anders Ryehauge, and Jack Nicholson
 
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
 

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