Conditions Inside Turkmenistan

by Joshua Foust on 8/15/2012 · 3 comments

Last week I recored an interview on Bloggingheads with “Adalat,” who runs Alternative Turkmenistan News, about conditions inside the country. I also really badly mangled the name “Berdimuhamedov” on more than one occasion!

Topics include:

  • Adalat’s life as an exiled Turkmen dissident
  • Turkmenistan, a nepotistic kleptocracy
  • Why do abuses in Turkmenistan get so little attention?
  • Is there a new Great Game in Central Asia?
  • Kafkaesque repression and a divided opposition

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Joshua Foust is a Fellow at the American Security Project and the author of Afghanistan Journal: Selections from His research focuses primarily on Central and South Asia. Joshua is a correspondent for The Atlantic and a columnist for PBS Need to Know. Joshua appears regularly on the BBC World News, Aljazeera, and international public radio. Joshua's writing has appeared in the Columbia Journalism Review, Foreign Policy’s AfPak Channel, the New York Times, Reuters, and the Christian Science Monitor. Follow him on twitter: @joshuafoust

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Nick August 21, 2012 at 9:50 am

It says “Stream not found”. Can you help with that?

Nathan Hamm August 21, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Nick, I just tried it out and it worked in the embedded player. Try this link. Maybe it will work better for you.

AS August 23, 2012 at 4:39 am

Not being able to pronounce the President’s name of the country you’re ostensibly supposed to be an expert on? Sounds exactly like the type of thing Joshua Foust would use to ridicule you with on!

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