Turkmenistan
10.02.2024 Boris Kushhov

On December 6, 2023, the Intergovernmental Turkmen-Turkish Commission on Economic Cooperation held a meeting in Ashgabat. The participants focused their attention on the prospects of Turkmen gas supplies to Turkey via Iran.  Prior to this event, Turkmenistan had expressed its intention to expand gas exports to the West during the Summit of the Organization of Turkic States, which was announced by the Chairman of the Halk Maslakhaty of the Milli Gengesh of Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, who acted as an observer. Incidentally, Trans-Caspian supply routes were mentioned at that time…

20.02.2022 Valery Kulikov

Following Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow’s decision that he will hand over power to a “younger generation”, Turkmenistan’s transit has become a highly debated topic.  Experts note that outside powers such as Turkey, Pakistan and the US, which would like to draw Turkmenistan into their orbit of influence, to the Taliban (a movement banned in Russia...

07.01.2022 Valery Kulikov

In the current situation, after the withdrawal of the US military contingent from Afghanistan and the Taliban (the movement is banned in Russia) came to power in this country, Washington is actively making adjustments to its strategy in Central Asia. As can be seen from the changes in the actions of the White House, on the one hand, Washington is not ready...

04.12.2021 Vladimir Platov

On November 28, the 15th Summit of the Leaders of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) Member-States was held in Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan, with the participation of the heads of state and governments of Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkey...

24.09.2021 Dmitry Bokarev

Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov strictly adheres to the policy of his predecessor, Saparmurat Niyazov. The present leader of the country, who bears the official title of Arkadag, translated as patron from the Turkmen language, does his best to ensure that the state entrusted to him remains permanently neutral. The policy of neutrality has led Turkmenistan...

18.02.2021 Vladimir Platov

Central Asia occupies a very important place in US foreign policy, primarily because of its geographical location next to the largest states of Eurasia — Russia and China, which Washington has already officially begun to call its main strategic adversaries. In recent years, the attractiveness of Central Asia for the global agenda has also been due to a major...

29.07.2019 Valery Kulikov

According to the World Happiness Report — 2019, which is published on a yearly basis by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network, Turkmenistan, quite a resource-rich player in the Caspian region, ended up in 87th place, thus becoming the unhappiest nation among its Central Asian neighbors based on this ranking...

11.07.2019 Martin Berger

It's about time to carry on the discussion of the string of appointments of new US ambassadors to various states. In this context, one cannot overlook Washington's recent attempt to “establish military foothold" in Turkmenistan that occurred on June 25. It's curious that the role of the “landing task force” in this attempt...

18.05.2016 Dmitry Bokarev

Six month ago, in December 2015, the town of Mary in Turkmenistan witnessed a long-awaited occurrence significant not only for the country, but for the entire Central Asian region: the launch of the construction of the Turkmen section of TAPI...

10.01.2015 Stanislav Ivanov

After withdrawal of NATO’s forces from Afghanistan increasing radical Islamist activity is expected in that country and in the region as a whole. Washington and its Western allies failed to inflict any serious defeat on the Afghan Taliban movement, moreover, the latter could be...