Although Iran's expansionist aspirations are primarily aimed at the Middle East, the states of the South Caucasus and Central Asia remain in Tehran’s sights.
The president’s son will face growing domestic challenges and an increasingly turbulent regional order.
Presidents of Turkey and Turkmenistan signed a joint declaration of nine articles to strengthen ties, agreeing to bolster relations in fields like energy, culture and education.
The reclusive Central Asian state followed other countries around the world when it suspended its eight-team league in March just three games into the season.
Turkmenistan is a strategic nation in the region, with deep influence over Russian expansionism in the region, stability in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and energy security worldwide. Is this sustainable and what's at risk?
Voting goes underway in a parliamentary election which could indicate a path towards hereditary succession in the gas-rich former Soviet state.
A 5.7 magnitude earthquake struck near Iran's border with Turkmenistan.
Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov, 59, has run the former Soviet republic of five million people for a decade amid slow economic growth and falling exports.
Voting is underway in a one-sided election in which the incumbent Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov is facing eight other candidates.
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