The Central Asianist Podcast with Nate Schenkkan: Turkmenistan’s Growing Economic Crisis

Nate Schenkkan Jun 27, 2017
image Turkmenistan’s President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov sings his song titled “Forward, Forward, Only Forward My Beloved Turkmenistan” in early April. While the president likes to showcase his singing-songwriting, car-racing, horse-riding, surgery-performing and book-publishing endeavors, the country’s population is increasingly frustrated by his government’s inability to address multiple enormous problems dogging the nation, including the raging economic crisis. (Photo: Neutral Turkmenistan)

Episode 21
 
In this episode, Nate Schenkkan speaks with Farruh Yusupov, the director of RFE/RL’s Turkmen service Azatlyk, about the burgeoning economic crisis in Turkmenistan and whether the government will be able to find a way out.

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The Central Asianist Podcast with Nate Schenkkan: Thaw or No Thaw in Uzbekistan?

Nate Schenkkan May 24, 2017
image Uzbekistan's President Shavkat Mirziyoyev. (Photo: Uzbek Presidential Press Service)

Episode 20
 
In this episode, Nate speaks with Bakhtiyor Nishanov, the deputy director for Eurasia of the International Republican Institute (IRI), about whether Uzbekistan is experiencing a thaw since the death of Islam Karimov in August 2016.

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