Iran, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan among countries ranked most vulnerable by inaugural edition of Ecological Threat Register.
For all the bombastic propaganda, there is no papering over the fact that Turkmenistan is still clearly struggling with a COVID-19 problem.
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)."
Moscow wary of growing Beijing-backed connectivity in region as routes through Russia stand to lose out.
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.