Russian diplomacy and Turkmenistan's evolving foreign relations amidst president Berdimuhamedov’s growing influence. And more in this week's Eurasianet Akhal-Teke Bulletin.
High gas prices, China slowdown and shifts in industrial production contribute to slower growth in Central Europe.
Focus shifts from security to energy security, renewable energy and transportation infrastructure, while there are no illusions about delivering democracy.
The International Conference on Food Security on 7-8 September is hosting agriculture ministers from 15 nations, deputy ministers from eight countries and senior diplomats from 13 nations.
While in Almaty for a book launch, US political scientist suggests that if Moscow comes out of Ukraine war diminished, the ‘Stans’ will have room to set their own policies without worrying about the Russian response.
Climate change is real, and it calls for action at the global, regional, and national levels. One of its impacts is additional water stress in addition to what many countries experience already. Effective counteraction requires joint action.
Unfair soccer league, and potential and real gas deals aplenty, with Hungary, Iraq and Uzbekistan.
Ashgabat’s shifting position opens the way for expansion of natural gas supplies to Europe.
Unprecedented showcasing of power by Hungary’s strongman alongside World Athletics Championships.
Extreme sanctions on Russia have dramatically remade global trade flows Russia turns to its friends to act as transit countries for banned goods. And most have cooperated, both because of pressure placed on them by Moscow and the money they can make.
An update on recent developments in Chinese-Russian-Central Asian affairs.
Presidents of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan gathered for unprecedented summit, with officials wary of Afghan militants’ unbending stance on water issues at the border.
Internet blockages not about censorship but money, regional trade dialogue, and more in this week's Eurasianet Akhal-Teke Bulletin.
Referring to “the situation” in the Russian capital’s airspace, carrier switches flights to Kazan.
Europe's elusive pipeline, Gulf investment, Korean lobbying and a new ghost town.
Uzbek figures differ significantly from Beijing’s data.
Uzbekistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan agree to railway’s route, but securing funding pledges for the multi-billion-dollar project remains a big problem.
Tehran, meanwhile, remains concerned for plight of Persian-speaking minority peoples of neighbouring country under Taliban.
Regime’s claim that first census in 17 years recorded 7mn people is not at all believable.
Until a Central Asian president does manage to leave office and peacefully retire, the cycle of lifelong leaders is likely to continue.