Turkmenistan: A strong and stably economy

Akhal-Teke: Eurasianet bulletin January 26, 2022

As the president readies the public for yet another year of shortages, he has taken money from an economic stabilisation fund to breed more horses. This and more in our weekly briefing.

Perspectives | Why Uzbekistan does not fear a ‘Kazakh Winter’

Alisher Khamidov for Eurasianet January 14, 2022

Uzbek insiders think they can avoid Kazakh-style unrest, but they’re not taking any chances.

INTERVIEW: Kazakhstan in crisis

IWPR January 13, 2022

With Kazakhstan experiencing its worst unrest in three decades of independence, Abakhon Sultonnazarov, Central Asia director of the Institute for War & Peace Reporting (IWPR), assesses latest developments and wider implications of the crisis.

DEATH OF THE SOVIET UNION: BOOK REVIEW – Reassessing the causes of the Soviet demise

Clare Nuttall in Glasgow December 28, 2021

Vladislav Zubok’s book Collapse: the fall of the Soviet Union examines the causes of the breakup of the Soviet Union and challenges the view that the collapse was inevitable.

Turkmenistan: This is Fine

Akhal-Teke: Eurasianet December 8, 2021

A cratering economy, the world’s slowest internet, and the army takes charge of food production. This and more in Eurasianet's weekly Turkmenistan briefing.

COMMENT: The West must cut a deal with the Taliban to prevent mass starvation in Afghanistan

Louise Grogan for The Conversation December 7, 2021

The lack of food security in Afghanistan may soon become a threat to the stability of many other countries.

New American company seeks to realise Trans-Caspian pipe dream

David O'Byrne for Eurasianet December 3, 2021

The new proposal’s modest scope, and new diplomatic developments, could finally make the pipeline feasible.

Turkmenistan: Guess WHO’s coming to dinner

Akhal-Teke: Eurasianet November 18, 2021

The World Health Organization continues to indulge Turkmenistan’s lies about the coronavirus. Eurasianet's weekly briefing.

bneGREEN: Satellites discover huge amounts of undeclared methane emissions

Richard Lockhart in Edinburgh November 17, 2021

Satellites are detecting previously unknown emissions of methane from gas pipelines, oil wells, fossil fuel processing plants and landfills all over the world, with Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan being particular culprits.

Norwegian Refugee Council calls on world to help Iran deal with hundreds of thousands of fled Afghans

bne IntelIiNews November 10, 2021

Ahead of harsh winter, 4,000 to 5,000 people from Afghanistan are crossing Iranian border daily says humanitarian NGO.

‘Expect less water next year,’ Kyrgyzstan warns downstream neighbours

Ayzirek Imanaliyeva for Eurasianet November 10, 2021

Relations between upstream and downstream Central Asian countries can be tense. This won’t help.

Perspectives | Islamic State using China to vilify Taliban

Lucas Webber for Eurasianet November 8, 2021

Since the Taliban took Kabul, Islamic State sympathisers across South Asia have increased attacks on the movement over its ties to China.

Turkmenistan: Situation normal all trucked up

Akhal-Teke: Eurasianet November 3, 2021

Arbitrary collective punishment, breadlines before dawn, and a resurgence of diplomacy. This and more in Eurasianet’s weekly Turkmenistan briefing.

Event | Russia looks to Taliban to contain Islamic State in Afghanistan

Eurasianet October 28, 2021

Moscow seems willing to tolerate Taliban rights abuses, if the movement can get the job done.