Soil degradation, bread shortages and record-breaking temperatures: This and more in Eurasianet’s weekly Turkmenistan briefing.
Kremlin takes stock of serious border clash between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan and bracing of region for Taliban reaction to pullout of US troops from Afghanistan by September.
The Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) has rejected the findings of the IEA report released last week, instead projecting that gas will increase its share in the global energy mix to 28% from 23% today.
As the only major power at the table, China sets the agenda.
Living large, the Berdimuhamedov family plays host, and talking about market rules.
bne IntelliNews has introduced a new index, the bne Car Ownership/Age index (bneCOR), that cuts through the contradictions and paints a much clearer picture of just how far the middle class has come in each country.
A middle class is emerging in New Europe but to get a handle on how far the process has gone and what the differences are between each country bne IntelliNews took a look at the icon of middle-class status: car ownership.
Now Central Asia has opened up, its major resources mean the rest of the world is paying more attention.
If Central Asian farmers don’t radically change how they use water, the region will not feed China.
Legacy and death must linger perennially even in the minds of the most megalomaniacal autocrats, and this is why preparations for Turkmenistan’s future are proceeding apace.
The health minister then drank the concoction at a press conference.
The scale of the current crisis may be making IFIs rethink their longstanding policy of uncritically relaying Turkmen government data.
A third wave of the coronavirus pandemic is sweeping through Emerging Europe. While Russia is expecting to reach herd immunity in the next two months, most other countries of the region have only just started their mass immunisation programmes.
The president gets another title, ignores soaring food prices, starts a charity, and pens a ditty to his favourite city. This and more in our weekly Turkmenistan briefing.
Since shepherding Azerbaijan’s military victory last autumn, Turkey has been on a Silk Road charm offensive. The challenge is turning talk into action.