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.

CAUCASUS BLOG : What can Biden offer the Caucasus and Stans, all but forgotten about by Trump?

bne IntelIiNews January 19, 2021

Unlike his predecessor, the new US president will at least take an interest in issues such as Georgia's deep divisions, organised crime in the Kyrgyz government and Nagorno-Karabakh. But his in-tray is rather full with other pressing matters.

COVID-19 and Trump’s indifference helped human rights abusers in 2020

bne IntelliNews January 15, 2021

2020 was a bad year for human rights around the world, but the US’ upcoming Biden presidency is an opportunity for change, says Human Rights Watch.