Debating Turkmenistan’s ‘Economic Crisis’

A Response to Ronald Watson

A Response to Ronald Watson At the end of 2016, we published a series of three articles on Turkmenistan’s economic […]

Migrant Rights and Migrant Hope (21 March)

‘Migrant rights and migrant hope: Amnesty International’s work in Central Asia’, 21 March, 17:30-18:30, Building One, Constantine Levantis Teaching Room. […]

CfP: Workshop on Rising Powers and State Transformation (London, November 2017)

Papers on Central Asia are encouraged. Funding is provided for successful applicants. —John Heathershaw The impact of “rising powers”, mostly […]

Dictators Without Borders – A new book by Alexander Cooley & John Heathershaw

Dictators Without Borders: Power and Money in Central Asia (Yale University Press, 2017) A new book by Alexander Cooley & […]

Kemel Toktomushev, Kyrgyzstan: Regime Security and Foreign Policy (Routledge, 2017)

Congratulations to Kemel Toktomushev on his recently published book, Kyrgyzstan: Regime Security and Foreign Policy (Routledge, 2017), based on his […]

Edil Baisalov speaks at Exeter on 1 February

Edil Baisalov, Kyrgyz Political Activist A Conversation about Islamic Radicalization in Central Asia 2.00-3.00pm, Wednesday 1 February Amory 142, University […]

An Open Letter to the ICG from 23 scholars of Islam and Politics in Central Asia

An Open Letter Concerning the International Crisis Group’s Reporting of Islamic Radicalization in Central Asia On October 3, 2016, the […]

PhD scholarships for entry in 2017/18

John Heathershaw and David Lewis are accepting applications for PhD study in all areas of Central Asian and Post-Soviet politics, […]

Inside Turkmenistan’s Economic Crisis – Part 3

Part 3: Berdymukhammedov on the brink Turkmenistan’s economic crisis is a product of a personalised and authoritarian regime.  To return […]

Inside Turkmenistan’s Economic Crisis – Part 2

Part 2: Gas, dependency, and debt Turkmenistan’s shift from Russia to China as its leading customer has not reduced dependency […]

Inside Turkmenistan’s Economic Crisis – Part 1

Part 1: Running Out of Cash Let us start with the vital element in the economy — the currency. According […]

Inside Turkmenistan’s Economic Crisis – Introduction

By Ronald Watson

Editor’s introduction by John Heathershaw Turkmenistan is the least-well studied and perhaps most-poorly understood of the Central Asian republics.  We […]