NASA Data Find Some Hope for Water in Aral Sea Basin

new study using data from NASA satellite missions finds that although the long-term water picture for the Aral Sea watershed in Central Asia remains bleak, short-term prospects are better than previously thought. NASA reported the study’s findings in
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Delegation Wows Americans with Turkmen Art and Music

By Paula D. Thomson Staff Writer Americans in Washington, New Mexico and New York got a taste of the finest music, art, literature and dance Turkmenistan has to offer thanks to a weeklong festival December 2–7 called Turkmenistan Culture Days. In honor of Turkmenistan’s recent 22nd anniversary of independence and (more...)

FREEDOM Support Act 20th Anniversary

The Freedom for Russia and Emerging Eurasian Democracies and Open Markets Act — also known as the FREEDOM Support Act (FSA) — was signed by President George H.W. Bush on October 24, 1992, to enable a consolidated U.S. approach to providing assistance to Eurasian countries following

“Ambassador” for U.S. Contemporary Dance

By Jane Morse Staff Writer Recognizing that many in the general public find modern dance intimidating, Seán Curran says he wants to be “an ambassador for the dance form.” “I’d explain that contemporary dance is not this big scary thing you might like but don’t understand,” he said in a (more...)

Turkmenistan Artists’ Revival Meets Washington

By Lauren Monsen Staff Writer As Turkmenistan marks the 20th anniversary of its independence, Washington-based cultural institutions are showcasing the country’s heritage through a three-day program November 28–30 known as “Turkmenistan Culture Days.” The event began with a symposium at the U.S. Library of Congress on Turkmenistan’s literary and (more...)


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