Chinese researchers calculate Central Asia’s water waste, agriculture potential

David Trilling for Eurasianet April 28, 2021

If Central Asian farmers don’t radically change how they use water, the region will not feed China.

Turkmenistan: My kingdom for a horse association

Akhal-Teke: Eurasianet April 22, 2021

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.

Kyrgyzstan president prescribes poison root for COVID-19

Ayzirek Imanaliyeva for Eurasianet April 16, 2021

The health minister then drank the concoction at a press conference.

Turkmenistan: End of the road for the roaring growth myth?

Peter Leonard for Eurasianet April 8, 2021

The scale of the current crisis may be making IFIs rethink their longstanding policy of uncritically relaying Turkmen government data.

CEE reels as third wave of COVID-19 breaks

bne IntelliNews April 3, 2021

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.

Turkmenistan: Rotten tomatoes review

Akhal-Teke: Eurasianet March 31, 2021

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.

Perspectives: Turkey and China – can Azerbaijan be the bridge?

Firuza Nahmadova for Eurasianet March 24, 2021

Since shepherding Azerbaijan’s military victory last autumn, Turkey has been on a Silk Road charm offensive. The challenge is turning talk into action.

Turkmenistan: O debt, where is thy sting?

Akhal-Teke: Eurasianet March 17, 2021

The president makes an unprecedented admission: Turkmenistan is deep in the red.

Rising inflation in Emerging Europe poses dilemma for central banks

bne IntelliNews March 17, 2021

With economies primed to rebound as pandemic restrictions are loosened, consumer prices could rise even further, reawakening an issue that has long been ignored.

ING: Commodity supercycle calls grow

Warren Patterson Head of Commodities Strategy at ING in the Netherlands March 7, 2021

It has been an exceptional month for commodity markets, with growing inflation expectations increasing investor interest in the assets. Meanwhile, fundamental developments, particularly in the oil market, have only provided a further boost.

Turkmenistan: Berdy, it’s cold outside

Akhal-Teke: Eurasianet February 24, 2021

The president's sudden buck-passing to specialists is a little anxiety-inducing, since it may indicate something is wrong.

Satellite ‘detects alarming methane leaks after looking down on Turkmenistan’

bne IntelIiNews February 13, 2021

New technology said to have discovered gas field emissions that have the planet-warming impact of driving 250,000 internal-combustion cars.

CENTRAL ASIA BLOG: Is Turkmenistan about to blow up?

Kanat Shaku in Almaty February 10, 2021

A handful of rare protests have sparked speculation that the regime could soon be dealing with an explosion of discontent. The evidence for that, however, remains thin.