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ERA Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan e-think tank that employs innovative technology to deliver strategic research and analysis on interests of the United States in Eurasia.

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The Turkish Food Economy is Stalling

BY ELANUR URAL Turkey’s economy is suffering. Consumer inflation is stuck above a 20% rate, and unemployment has increased by over 30% since 2012.[1][2] The Lira dipped down to one-seventh of the U.S. dollar in August of 2018; it is currently at almost one-sixth of the dollar value.[3][4] Food and

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The Aral Sea and a Reforming Uzbekistan

BY AUSTEN DOWELL While other man-made disasters like the Chernobyl meltdown or the Deepwater Horizon oil spill often command greater name-recognition, the slow death of the Aral Sea is undoubtedly one of history’s most heartbreaking instances of human hubris and ignorance. However, the Mirziyoyev administration’s “Uzbekistan’s Development Strategy for 2017-2021”[1]

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