Turkmenistan

31 January 2019
Turkmenistan Opens Transport Sector to Private Investors Premium

As ever, the president paints the move in glowing terms, glossing over the dire state of state finances.

 
17 January 2019
Turkmenistan May Boost Size of Army: Report Premium

The neutral Central Asian state rarely comments on reports of tension along its border with Afghanistan.

 
3 January 2019
Turkmen Leader Promotes Heir-Apparent Premium
Serdar Berdymukhamedov’s frequent changes of job could be a training regimen to succeed his father.
 
24 October 2018
Food Shortages, Rising Costs Bedevil Turkmenistan Premium
More hardships in store as citizens will no longer receive free utilities from next year.
 
13 August 2018
Caspian Agreement May Trigger Cascade of Energy Projects

After decades of wrangling, the five Caspian states appear ready to cooperate. From Eurasianet.

By Peter Leonard
 
2 July 2018
Russia, Belarus, and Turkmenistan Among Worst Human Trafficking Offenders in the World Premium

U.S. State Department’s annual Trafficking in Persons report can result in penalties limiting access to international assistance.

 
27 June 2018
Number of People Disappearing in Turkmen Prisons Increases Premium

Meanwhile, Kazakhstan almost sees a rare opposition protest.

 
4 June 2018
Contaminated Aral Sea Salt Causes Havoc Premium

An unusual storm made breathing difficult and raised fears of crop damage as dust and salt from the desiccated Aral Sea spread over hundreds of kilometers.

 
25 May 2018
U.S. Bans Turkmen Cotton Premium

As Uzbekistan begins phasing out use of forced labor to pick cotton, glare falls on its Central Asian neighbor.

 
3 May 2018
Turkmenistan Opens New, Guinness Record-Worthy Port Premium
Overall financial outlook remains cloudy despite official assurances the resource-dependent economy is on the rebound.
 

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