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.

'Daunting challenges lie in way of those minded to revive Trans-Caspian Pipeline project'

bne IntelIiNews August 23, 2020

Analyst says: “TCP has great political appeal and is destined to remain alive for many years, if only on PowerPoint presentations... it will provide fodder for politicians and bureaucrats (ignorant of or not understanding commercial realities)."

China pushes on with Central Asia trade ambitions despite missing Kyrgyz rail link

Emil Avdaliani in Tbilisi August 15, 2020

Moscow wary of growing Beijing-backed connectivity in region as routes through Russia stand to lose out.

Fat cats: new study shows corruption can be measured in kilos

bne IntelliNews July 28, 2020

A new study finds that the more overweight the politicians in a government from the former Soviet Union are, the more likely that government is to be corrupt.