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

Silk Road Diplomacy AidData Report Page
report
Report by ASPI, AidData, and CSIS on China's public diplomacy efforts in South and Central Asia.
tread water
interview
Historian Peter Frankopan has written a brillant follow up to his bestseller «The Silk Roads». In the three years since its release the world has changed at an enormous pace. We asked him how the BRI plays into these recent developments.
Dakhani 2
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A screening of the documentary A Tongue Untied - The Story of Dakhani, written and directed by Gautam Pemmaraju. A film about humour and satire in Dakhani - a vernacular form of Urdu spoken across the Deccan region.
Video
Art historian Michael Henss traces Marco Polo's journey from Italy to the Far East.
A hired guard helps William Sachtleben carry his bicycle and gear across a stream in Turkey, May 26, 1891, Collection of the UCLA Library Special Collections
Blog Post
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.
William Sachtleben’s Humber bicycle at rest in Constantinople draws a crowd of spectators.  Background: Hagia Sophia and Thomas Allen on his bicycle.  March 21, 1891. Collection of the UCLA Library Special Collections
Article
'Round Trip' features photographs taken by cyclists William Sachtleben and Thomas Allen, Jr. during their journey through Asia Minor.
Article
David A. Merkel turns focus to issues of democracy and security in the five Central Asia nations.
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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Dubbed "The Door to Hell," a natural gas field provides constant fuel for flames in Derweze, Turkmenistan ON December 27, 2013. (gafa kassim/ Flickr)
People's Republic of China President Xi Jinping (2L) and wife Peng Liyuan (L) pose with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (2R) and his wife Mrs. Ani Yudhoyono in Jakarta on Oct. 2, 2013. President Xi was in Indonesia for two days to discuss bilateral trade with the Indonesian president. (Oscar Siagian/Getty Images)
Blog Post
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.
Overhead view of the Syr Darya river in Uzbekistan, with an irrigation canal on the right. From Carolyn Drake's "Two Rivers." (Carolyn Drake)
Blog Post
"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.
Petroleum tanks owned by Hurricane Kumkol Munai in Chemkent, Kazakhstan. (Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images)
Blog Post
In the future, competition for energy reserves in Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan will be between Russia and China, with time being on Beijing's side.
Iran’s Palangan village, in the mountainous borderlands near Iraq. This photo was selected as an "editor's choice" in the National Geographic Photo Contest. (Amos Chapple)
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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.
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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Beautifully smooth tarmac and well-kept buildings line the deserted streets Ashgabat, Turkmenistan on January 16, 2013. (Neil Melville-Kenney/Flickr)
A professional rider reins in his horse in Krasnovodsk, Turkmenistan on October 29, 2012. (Kerri-Jo/Flickr)
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A professional rider reins in his horse in Krasnovodsk, Turkmenistan on October 29, 2012. (Kerri-Jo/Flickr)
A woman sells grain in a bazaar in Ashkhabad, Turkmenistan on October 30, 2011. (Kerri-Jo/Flickr)
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A woman sells grain in a bazaar in Ashkhabad, Turkmenistan on October 30, 2011. (Kerri-Jo/Flickr)
A Kyrgyz fur hat seller adjusts his headgear as he poses for a portrait. (Sue Anne Tay)
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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.