Turkmenistan

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.
 
27 April 2018
Turkmen Treasure Trove Opens in Berlin Premium

Ashgabat sends rarely seen Bronze Age artifacts abroad in goodwill gesture.

 
9 February 2018
Saudis to Invest in TAPI Pipeline, Turkmenistan Claims Premium

The problematic pipeline is set to celebrate a major milestone. Or is it just a mirage?

 
19 January 2018
An Electoral Theatre Premium

It’s hardly a secret that Turkmenistan is one of the most unashamedly authoritarian countries in the world. Why do they even bother holding elections?

By Donnacha O Beachain and Abel Polese
 
5 December 2017
Turkmenistan, Iran Seek Outside Solution to Gas Dispute Premium

Gas-rich Central Asian country reportedly falling deeper into debt to China as its economic woes show no sign of easing.

 

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