Turkmenistan

World powers battle for influence over Central Asia

Central Asia has long been the focus of tense geopolitical battles between world powers. The latest one started more than a decade ago, when the United States turned the region into a primary staging ground for its war in Afghanistan. A three-way struggle has since emerged between the U.S., China and Russia.

Arts, Culture & Media

Central Asian desert

The Geo Quiz visits a Central Asian country that features a rocky, flat desert and considers the Akhal Teke horse a national emblem. Do you know the name the desert that covers much of Turkmenistan?

Global Politics

Geo answer

For our GEO QUIZ today we're looking for the STANS; seven countries that end with the suffix ?stan.? Anchor Jeb Sharp tells us about an EIGHTH ?stan? that can't be found on a map. It's an idealized world created by Lebanese businessman Michel Eleftriades.