China business briefing: Not happy with Kyrgyzstan

Niva Yau for Eurasianet November 6, 2020

Beijing keeps its cool when admonishing wayward satrapies. It has perfected the cold shoulder.

Turkmenistan: Everybody yurts, sometimes

Eurasianet September 25, 2020

In a rare nod to reality, Turkmenistan’s strongman hints at austerity.

Dirty money investigation reviews identified payments worth $1.4bn linked to Turkmenistan

bne IntelIiNews September 22, 2020

One case saw a $1.6mn payment from Turkmen trade ministry to a Scottish company for “confectioneries”. The money passed through Deutsche Bank in New York and arrived in a Latvian bank account.

Disasters in the making

Will Conroy in Prague September 19, 2020

Iran, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan among countries ranked most vulnerable by inaugural edition of Ecological Threat Register.

Turkmenistan: They call me Mr. Boombastic

Akhal-Teke. Eurasianet September 8, 2020

For all the bombastic propaganda, there is no papering over the fact that Turkmenistan is still clearly struggling with a COVID-19 problem.