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This page displays all Asia Society content on Turkmenistan in reverse chronological order.

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Traveling this summer? Consider drawing inspiration from the story of William Sachtleben and Thomas Allen, Jr., whose epic post-college journey helped introduce cycling and photography to mainstream America.
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'Round Trip' features photographs taken by cyclists William Sachtleben and Thomas Allen, Jr. during their journey through Asia Minor.
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David A. Merkel turns focus to issues of democracy and security in the five Central Asia nations.
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Dubbed "The Door to Hell," a natural gas field provides constant fuel for flames in Derweze, Turkmenistan ON December 27, 2013. (gafa kassim/ Flickr)
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China's economic agreements and aggressive marketing of itself should not be seen as a threat to America, writes a former U.S. State Department official, but a challenge.
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"I would have never felt the need to do the work if I already had the answers," says photographer Carolyn Drake, who spent six years documenting Central Asia's borders, geography, ethnicities, and tumultuous history.
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In the future, competition for energy reserves in Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan will be between Russia and China, with time being on Beijing's side.
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New Zealand photographer Amos Chapple, whose photo was selected as an editor's choice in the National Geographic Photo Contest, discusses his experiences photographing all over the world.
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Beautifully smooth tarmac and well-kept buildings line the deserted streets Ashgabat, Turkmenistan on January 16, 2013. (Neil Melville-Kenney/Flickr)
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A professional rider reins in his horse in Krasnovodsk, Turkmenistan on October 29, 2012. (Kerri-Jo/Flickr)
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A woman sells grain in a bazaar in Ashkhabad, Turkmenistan on October 30, 2011. (Kerri-Jo/Flickr)
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Kyrgyzstan’s open-air markets, claims photographer Sue Anne Tay, are the truest reflection of its culture, cuisine and social dynamics.