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  • R u s t e m  S a f r o n o v Special Report - Opposition Movements: OPPOSITION IN EXILE: TURKMENISTAN
      Turkmenistan features one of Central Asia’s most repressive political systems, but cracks in President Saparmurat Niyazov’s authoritarian façade appeared in 2002. For much of the last decade, Niyazov had been successful in crushing all domestic challenges to his authority. However, several high-profile defections over the past year or so stung Niyazov, and provided a large boost to exile-engineered efforts to oust the Turkmen leader. Niyazov responded by carrying out a series of government purges, particularly in the country’s security apparatus. These developments lent Niyazov’s regime an air of vulnerability. The failed attempt to assassinate Niyazov on November 25 served to heighten the possibility of a political confrontation.
  • Family Welfare in Turkmenistan
      The following country report, "Family Welfare in Turkmenistan: Trends and Indicators" can be found on UNICEF's website. Written by a government statistician, it sounds typically hollow and obtusely optimistic, but you might find it interesting. There are country reports for all the former soviet republics...

  • Constructing Corruption: Foreign Aid, Bureaucratization, and Uzbek Social Networks
      This paper presents a picture of how the patterns of opium use have changed in Turkmenistan over more than 100 years and the relationship between these transformations and formal and informal social controls of drug use

  • Opium use in Turkmenistan: a historical perspective
      This paper presents a picture of how the patterns of opium use have changed in Turkmenistan over more than 100 years and the relationship between these transformations and formal and informal social controls of drug use. ..
  • Rambler's Top100 be number one Kavkaz Top100

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