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.
Uzbek insiders think they can avoid Kazakh-style unrest, but they’re not taking any chances.
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.
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.
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.
The lack of food security in Afghanistan may soon become a threat to the stability of many other countries.
The new proposal’s modest scope, and new diplomatic developments, could finally make the pipeline feasible.
The World Health Organization continues to indulge Turkmenistan’s lies about the coronavirus. Eurasianet's weekly briefing.
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.
Ahead of harsh winter, 4,000 to 5,000 people from Afghanistan are crossing Iranian border daily says humanitarian NGO.
Relations between upstream and downstream Central Asian countries can be tense. This won’t help.
Since the Taliban took Kabul, Islamic State sympathisers across South Asia have increased attacks on the movement over its ties to China.
Arbitrary collective punishment, breadlines before dawn, and a resurgence of diplomacy. This and more in Eurasianet’s weekly Turkmenistan briefing.
Moscow seems willing to tolerate Taliban rights abuses, if the movement can get the job done.