Archive for the ‘Turkmenistan’ Category

Central Asian Economies Don’t Need Russia

Via East Asia Forum, an article on Central Asian economies: In 1991, the five Central Asian economies were republics of the Soviet Union, with trade and transport oriented towards Russia. Over three decades of independence, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan have built railways, roads and pipelines to the east and south and […]

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Middle Corridor: Potential Alternative to Russian Railways?

Via Jamestown Foundation, an article on the Middle Corridor as a potential alternative to Russian transit: The Russo-Ukrainian war has cast doubt on the sustainability of the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative’s (BRI) “Northern Corridor” because of mounting Western sanctions on this overland route’s key links—Russia and Belarus (see EDM, April 8, 18). The growing vulnerability of […]

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TAPI’ng Out?

Via The Diplomat, commentary that the  Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline project seems to have far more going against it than pushing in its favor: India has restarted efforts to revive the much-delayed Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) pipeline project. The pipeline was discussed during a recent three-day state visit to Turkmenistan by Indian President Shri Ram Nath Kovind. TAPI remains […]

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Turkmenistan Considering An Industrial Processing Complex On Border With Afghanistan

Via Silk Road Briefing, a report on Turkmenistan’s potential development of an industrial processing complex on the border with Afghanistan: Turkmenistan is discussing the building of a processing industrial complex on its border with Afghanistan, following suggestions made by a Kazakhstan government delegation during a visit to Ashgabat this week. The proposed complex’s construction was […]

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Turkmenistan Eyes Wind Power Potential

Via Silk Road Briefing, an article on Turkmenistan’s wind power potential: Western Turkmenistan has very favorable conditions for the development of wind energy, according to regional power technology expert Serdar Mametniyazov, in an article in the Neutral Turkmenistan newspaper. He said the average wind speed in this area, is 5–8 meters per second at a height of […]

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TAPI: ‘Project To Begin In Near Future’

Via The Frontier Post, an article on the TAPI project: The Islamic Emirate says that the practical work of the TAPI project will begin in the near future and all the preliminary work has been prepared for its implementation. Bilal Karimi, the deputy spokesman for the Islamic Emirate, said that work on the security and […]

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