Travel bans, dams and Russian fans. This and more in Eurasianet's weekly Turkmenistan briefing.
Beijing keeps its cool when admonishing wayward satrapies. It has perfected the cold shoulder.
In a rare nod to reality, Turkmenistan’s strongman hints at austerity.
One case saw a $1.6mn payment from Turkmen trade ministry to a Scottish company for “confectioneries”. The money passed through Deutsche Bank in New York and arrived in a Latvian bank account.
Iran, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan among countries ranked most vulnerable by inaugural edition of Ecological Threat Register.