Turkmenistan: A population size at odds with a reality that’s in short supply

The size of the current population residing within Turkmenistan is once more being hotly debated, with the next countrywide census slated for a somewhat distant 2022. Strangely, the country is already being readied for the event, with perhaps such an ample length of time allowing for President Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedow to get his excuses in early,…

Catalonia can only look on enviously at Kosovo’s independence and international recognition

A undoubted esprit de corps binds together Catalonia and Kosovo, who, despite the former's break for freedom having isolated itself from the international community and the latter still polarizing opinion since its 2008 secession from Serbia, share a singleness of purpose predicated on unshackling themselves from parents with whom they seemingly have little in common.…