"Нейтральный Туркменистан"
За демократию и права человека в Туркменистане    For Democracy and Human Rights in Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan's feuding first family and the mystery of the president's missing daughter

Shaun Walker

In an exclusive interview, Islam Karimov Jr voices his fears for the once-ubiquitous Gulnara Karimova, who fell out of favour with her dictator father.

The murky, Shakespearean world of Uzbekistan’s ruling family has never been easy to track from outside. The dictatorship of Islam Karimov, the only president the country has ever had, is second only to North Korea's in the secrecy stakes. But in recent months, the family's extraordinary feuds have begun to seep into the public space. Karimov, now 76 and heading into an election year with no named successor, has been able to keep the country in a state of cowed submission, but his own family has proved more complicated. His two socialite daughters, Lola and Gulnara, who led glamorous… >> подробнее

Is Turkmenistan the Next Central Asian Tiger?

Nicola Contessi

The country has been authoritarian and isolationist, but its reforms are beginning to show promise.

While we are long accustomed to hearing about the prowess of Kazakhstan’s oil-driven economy, or Uzbekistan’s assertiveness as the self-anointed regional leader, Turkmenistan rarely makes any news, except in the negative. Indeed it has a reputation, earned mainly under former President Separmurad Nyazov, as an authoritarian fortress insulated from the outside world. However, Turkmenistan is shaping into a country whose potential is unparalleled in the region, thanks to a series of fortunate measures adopted in recent years. Ashgabat is seeking to develop today its energy and transport potential… >> подробнее

Report Details Central Asian Governments' Involvement In Drug Trade

Joshua Kucera

Ties between Afghanistan and its Central Asian neighbors to the north, in spite of years of encouragement by Western officials, remain at a very low level, with the conspicuous exception being the cross-border drug trade.

That's the conclusion of a comprehensive new report, Between Cooperation And Insulation: Afghanistan's Relations with the Central Asian Republics. «The trans-border narcotics trade between Afghanistan and Central Asia – supported, managed and/or protected by government officials and security forces on both sides of the border – is the one enduring economic connection that has demonstrated resilience since the fall of the Taleban, as well as promise for the future. It is the only true cross-border economic activity that is truly supported by all relevant state and non-state… >> подробнее

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21.06.2014 Central Asia: Regionally Dysfunctional In Face Of Common Threats
14.06.2014 Prisoner Ends Hunger Strike, But No Retrail
05.06.2014 U.S. Must Prove Its Commitment to Human Rights in Central Asia
04.06.2014 Turkmenistan — where everything in the garden looks rosy
03.06.2014 Turkmenistan must grant retrial to hunger strike prisoner on brink of death
03.06.2014 OSCE should address the problem of enforced disappearances now
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17.07.2014, 20:15 Central Asia Plus Japan Dialogue Holds Session In Bishkek
17.07.2014, 20:10 Turkmenistan To 'Widen' Diplomatic Ties With Kyrgyzstan
16.07.2014, 15:42 President Berdimuhamedov meets with representatives of Turkmenistan’s diplomatic missions abroad
13.07.2014, 13:09 Video Claims to Show Turkmen Fighter in Ukraine
09.07.2014, 23:41 OSCE Asks Turkmenistan To Prove They Are Alive
09.07.2014, 23:37 Family Of Turkmen Conscript Say He Died In Hazing Incident
05.07.2014, 08:49 Turkmen President reviews designs of facilities at Avaza National Tourist Zone
05.07.2014, 08:45 Central Bank of Turkmenistan issues new banknotes
28.06.2014, 08:46 Kremlin Tightens Requirements For CIS Citizens To Enter Russia
21.06.2014, 08:18 ​Turkmenistan, South Korea Sign USD 4 Billion Gas Processing Deal
12.06.2014, 07:33 WHO Awards Turkmen President For Antismoking Campaign
07.06.2014, 08:05 Afghan Village On Turkmen Border Comes Under Attack
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