Alarm grows over Afghan security for Turkmenistan-to-India pipeline

Kanat Shaku in Almaty May 18, 2018

Although the Taliban have pledged protection for the TAPI project, the Natural Resources Monitoring Network is anxious.

Revenue-starved Turkmenistan glad for new $1.5bn seaport facility

bne IntelliNews May 3, 2018

Remote economic crisis-hit country which lately lost a toll road contractor after claims of non-payment looks to triple its cargo handling capacity.

Political hostility to journalists intensifies from Central Europe to Eurasia

bne IntelliNews April 25, 2018

RSF Index 2018 takes aim at populist leaders from Donald Trump to Czech President Milos Zeman, warning that hostility towards the media is no longer limited to authoritarian regimes.

Uzbekistan plans to join $10bn Turkmenistan-led TAPI gas pipeline project

Kanat Shaku in Almaty April 24, 2018

Turkmenistan has committed to covering 85% of the project’s costs and Uzbekistan’s support would bring some welcome relief given Ashgabat’s current financial woes.

Turkmen president appoints son as deputy foreign minister

Kanat Shaku in Almaty April 2, 2018

Serdar Berdymukhamedov appears to have embarked on a journey that may end in him succeeding his father.