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Turkmenistan under Berdimuhamedow

By Annette Bohr

A Chatham House Report

This report offers the first comprehensive account of the domestic and foreign policies of Turkmenistan—one of the world’s most repressive states—since President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow took power in 2006. It identifies the primary drivers guiding Turkmenistan’s foreign policy and looks at its energy politics as one of the world’s major gas producers.

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