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.
There is strong political will to forge trade, transport and energy links between Central and South Asia, but achieving this depends on restoring peace in Afghanistan.
Turkmenistan is showing itself happy to work with the Taliban. This and more in Eurasianet's weekly briefing.
Studies detect shifts in precipitation patterns in the Tian Shan mountains that supply region with much of its freshwater.
Issue one of many to be addressed by July 15-16 conference, "Central and South Asia: regional dependence. Threats and opportunities", convened on initiative of Uzbek president.
The delegation of top fighters turned up saying the Taliban already controls most of Afghanistan.
The Taliban launched an assault on the northern regions of Afghanistan against government troops about a week ago and have rapidly captured most of the northern provinces.
Russia says it is worried that the Islamic State is gaining strength apace in northern Afghanistan. The United States looks to be bracing itself for a collapsing Afghanistan. But Central Asian states neighbouring Afghanistan are much more sanguine.
EBRD says recovery from the coronacrisis is progressing faster than expected, but many emerging Europe economies won’t return to 2019 levels of GDP until 2022.
Carnegie analyst identifies Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan as long-shot options.
Soil degradation, bread shortages and record-breaking temperatures: This and more in Eurasianet’s weekly Turkmenistan briefing.
Kremlin takes stock of serious border clash between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan and bracing of region for Taliban reaction to pullout of US troops from Afghanistan by September.
The Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) has rejected the findings of the IEA report released last week, instead projecting that gas will increase its share in the global energy mix to 28% from 23% today.
As the only major power at the table, China sets the agenda.
Living large, the Berdimuhamedov family plays host, and talking about market rules.
bne IntelliNews has introduced a new index, the bne Car Ownership/Age index (bneCOR), that cuts through the contradictions and paints a much clearer picture of just how far the middle class has come in each country.
A middle class is emerging in New Europe but to get a handle on how far the process has gone and what the differences are between each country bne IntelliNews took a look at the icon of middle-class status: car ownership.