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BBC News Profile - Turkmenistan
A guide to history, politics and economic background of countries from BBC News.

CIA World Factbook - Turkmenistan
Country profile provides information on country background, geography, people, government, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.

EurasiaNet - Turkmenistan
EurasiaNet, an Open Society Institute resource, provides information and analysis about political, economic, environmental and social developments in the countries of Central Asia and the Caucasus, as well as in Russia, the Middle East, and Southwest Asia.

FAO and Turkmenistan
Information on economic and agricultural issues from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). It also has a good selection of maps.

Human Development Report on Turkmenistan
Provides quick statistics on human development, economy, labor force, and population from the United Nations Development Programme.

IAEA - Turkmenistan
Country factsheet on multilateral and safeguard agreements from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

IEA - Turkmenistan
Country information, energy-related statistics, graphs and publications from the International Energy Agency (IEA).

IMF - Turkmenistan
Country information, reports and publications from the International Monetary Fund.

India Foreign Relations Brief - Turkmenistan
Country briefs from India's Ministry of External Affairs.

ITC - Turkmenistan
Country-specific trade and market profiles, map, and trade statistics from the International Trade Centre (ITC).

Library of Congress Country Study - Turkmenistan
This is a book-length report studying the history, social customs, and politics of the country from early times to the present.

NGOs in Turkmenistan
Listing of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from the Civil Society International.

OHCHR - Turkmenistan
Country background, treaties, reporting status, calendar of events and publications related to human rights from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR).

UNESCO Worldwide - Turkmenistan
Highlights cooperation between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its Member States. United Kingdom's Foreign and Commonwealth Office - Turkmenistan
Country profile covering history, politics, economy, human rights, relations with the UK, and travel.

UNdata - Turkmenistan
Provides summary, economic, social, and environmental statistics from the United Nations Statistics Division.

United Nations Statistics Division: Environment Snapshot - Turkmenistan
Country snapshots offer national environment statistics.

U.S. Census Bureau Foreign Trade Statistics - Turkmenistan
U.S. trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with Turkmenistan.

U.S. Department of Energy - Turkmenistan
Country energy profile for production, consumption, U.S. oil imports, and CO2 emissions.

U.S. Department of State - Background Note: Turkmenistan
This resource provides background information on issues such as the economy, history, politics, and foreign relations. The State Department also provides access to annual reports on human rights and terrorism.
Find Articles & More Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Declassified Documents
Declassified information available from the FOIA Electronic Reading Room. Enter "Turkmenistan" as the search term.
  • National Intelligence Council (NIC) Declassified Documents
    Database of intelligence reports, National Intelligence Estimates, and other publications produced by the National Intelligence Council or its predecessor organizations, the Office of National Estimates and the Office of Reports and Estimates since 1946.
Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports CU
The Congressional Research Service (CRS), the research arm of Congress, prepares reports (usually under 20 pages long) on topics of interest to members of Congress. Enter "Turkmenistan" as the search term.

CrisisWatch Database
Monthly bulletin of significant situations of conflict or potential conflict around the world.

Declassified Documents Reference System CU
Search this database to find declassified documents related to Turkmenistan.

Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)
Department of Defense Scientific and Technical Reports Collection provides access to citations to unclassified unlimited documents that have been entered into DTIC's Technical Reports (TR) Database, as well as the electronic full-text of many of these documents.

Digital National Security Archive CU
Database of primary declassified documents regarding critical U.S. policy decisions. Enter "Turkmenistan" as the search term.

EUR-Lex
Free database provides access to European Union treaties, legislation, case-law, parliamentary questions, legislative proposals, the Official Journal of the European Union, and the European Court Reports.

Eurostat
Statistical data and publications from the European Commission.

Facts on International Relations and Security Trends (FIRST)
An integrated database containing information on armed conflicts and peace keeping, arms production and trade, military expenditure, armed forces and weapons.

Global Legal Information Network (GLIN)
"Public database of official texts of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations."

Human Rights Watch - Turkmenistan
News and reports related to human rights.

LexisNexis Academic Country & Region Reports CU
News, country briefings, and country risk guides. Filter by country or choose "Country & Region Reports" from publication type.

SESRIC Statistics Database
Searchable statistical database for member countries from the Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC), a subsidiary organ of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC).

Statistical Database System (SDBS) Online
SDBS is the the Asian Development Bank's central statistical database that stores macro-economic and social data of its developing member countries.

UNdata
UNdata provides a single entry point allowing users to search and download numerous statistical resources of the United Nations System.

World dataBank
Contains data from the World Bank, including the World Development Indicators & Global Development Finance, Gender Statistics, Education Statistics, Health Nutrition and Population Statistics, African Development Indicators, Global Economic Monitor, and Millennium Development Goals. Users can select variables (some going as far back as 1960) to create customized tables, charts, maps, and reports.

WHO/Europe Databases
Databases of national health statistics and other data on the health situation in European countries.

Worldwide Incidents Tracking System (WITS)
WITS is the National Counterterrorism Center's database of terrorist incidents.
Asian Development Bank - Turkmenistan
Projects, publications, and news about Turkmenistan and the ADB.

Commonwealth of Independent States - Turkmenistan
Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) is an international alliance of the former Soviet Republic countries. Embassy of Turkmenistan in Washington, DC
Diplomatic representation of Turkmenistan in the United States.

Embassy of the United States in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in Turkmenistan.

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development - Turkmenistan
Strategy, projects, fact sheet, and news about Turkmenistan and the EBRD.

EU's Relations with Turkmenistan
Overview, country strategy, EU support, and documents on the European Union's relations with Turkmenistan.

G-77 at the United Nations
The Group of 77 is an intergovernmental organization of developing states in the UN. It provides the means for the countries of the South to articulate and promote their collective economic interests and enhance their joint negotiating capacity on all major international economic issues within the United Nations system, and promote South-South cooperation for development. There are now 130 member states (including Turkmenistan), although the name G-77 was retained because of its historical significance.

Islamic Development Bank
"The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) is a Multilateral Development Bank (MDB), established to foster the economic development and social progress of its member countries and Muslim communities in non-member countries in accordance with the principles of Shari'ah (Islamic Law). There are 56 member countries (including Turkmenistan).

NATO Partnership for Peace Country
The Partnership for Peace (PfP) is a programme of practical bilateral cooperation between individual Partner countries and NATO. It allows Partner countries to build up an individual relationship with NATO, choosing their own priorities for cooperation. There are 23 partner countries (including Turkmenistan).

Permanent Mission of Turkmenistan to the United Nations
Website of member state missions and their representatives to the United Nations.

ReliefWeb - Turkmenistan
ReliefWeb, administered by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), provides news, documents, maps, and background information on emergency assistance by country.

SESRTCIC - Turkmenistan
Socioeconomic statistics and information for member countries from the Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRTCIC), a subsidiary organ of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC).

UNHCR
News, operations, statistics, background, analysis and policy, and maps from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Select Turkmenistan from the "Browse by country" drop-down menu on the right.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Turkmenistan
UNDP helps countries work toward human rights, democratic governance, poverty reduction, crisis prevention and recovery, energy and environment for sustainable development, and HIV/AIDS prevention.

United Nations Division for Sustainable Development - Turkmenistan
Economic, social and environmental policies and plans for sustainable development from the UN Department Economic and Social Affairs.

USAID - Turkmenistan
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) economic and humanitarian assistance programs. U.S. Department of State - Turkmenistan
U.S.-Turkmenistani relations, humanitarian assistance, reconstruction, and country background notes.

World Bank - Turkmenistan

World Bank data, projects, and research in Turkmenistan.
USAID Health: HIV/AIDS - Central Asian Republics Regional Program
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) HIV/AIDS programs in Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan).

WHO - Turkmenistan
Information and statistics on the status of public health in Turkmenistan from the World Health Organization (WHO).

Military Policy Awareness Links (MiPALS) - Central Asia
MiPALs are published by the National Defense University (NDU) Library to provide access to key U.S. policy statements on the country or topic for Military Education Research Library Network (MERLN) users. Central Asia includes Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

NTI - Turkmenistan Profile
Nuclear, biological, chemical and missile development programs, policies and activities from the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI). NTI is non-profit organization with a mission to strengthen global security and fulfill the Non-Proliferation Treaty's goals and ambitions. NTI's members are from the United States, Russia, Japan, India, Pakistan, China, Jordan, Sweden, France and the United Kingdom.

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
The OSCE is responsible for post-conflict elections, human rights and regional military stabilization. There are 56 participating states (including Turkmenistan).

Turkmenistan: Security Assistance
Country-by-country listing provides information on Political-Military-administered security assistance funds from the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.

United States Central Command - Turkmenistan
Turkmenistan is an area of responsibility country "where the combatant commanders may plan and conduct operations as defined under the Unified Command Plan."
The library collection contains numerous secondary, federal, and international sources of information on Turkmenistan.

 

Try these searches to see some of the resources in Chinook, the library catalog:

 

Electronic Resources Print and Electronic Resources
Turkmenistan and econom* Turkmenistan and econom*
Turkmenistan and histor* Turkmenistan and histor*
Turkmenistan and politic* Turkmenistan and politic*
Turkmenistan
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