Turkmenistan sees Japan as an important source of technical knowhow and investment, and the enthusiasm is mutual. Eurasianet’s weekly briefing.
It’s bad news for plans to expand farming, but even worse for herders.
Ashgabat has great confidence these days in its Europe-bound exports. Plus, a mysterious tragedy on the Afghan border. Eurasianet's weekly Turkmenistan briefing.
Moscow wants to heavily constrain Washington's scope for action, however.