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Turkmenistan after Niyazov

The death of President Saparmurat Niyazov of Turkmenistan from heart failure was announced on 21 December 2006.

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Joint Letter to U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Turkmenistan

Crisis Group and other NGOs call on U.S. Secretary of State Rice to designate Turkmenistan as a "country of particular concern".

Report / Europe & Central Asia

The Curse of Cotton: Central Asia's Destructive Monoculture

The cotton industry in Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan contributes to political repression, economic stagnation, widespread poverty and environmental degradation.

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Report / Europe & Central Asia

Repression and Regression in Turkmenistan: A New International Strategy

Sapamurad Niyazov's Turkmenistan, one of the world's most repressive regimes, has not responded to quiet diplomacy, modifying a few policies only when faced with a threat of sanctions or other punitive action.

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Youth in Central Asia: Losing the New Generation

More international involvement is needed in all spheres of youth activity in Central Asia, where around half the population is under 30.

Central Asia: A Last Chance for Change

The Annual Meeting of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) commencing on 3 May 2003 is an opportunity to assess frankly and honestly the records of the governments of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

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