The whole of Central Asia, namely Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan, are concerned about this year’s withdrawal of American and other foreign troops from Afghanistan (currently 84,000-strong). Not so Turkmenistan. 

Turkmenistan, which also borders Afghanistan, is not showing any sign of concern about the violence that could transpire after the foreign troops have pulled out. Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov appears confident that his country will not be affec...

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