Turkmenistan - Oct 16

With the approaching decrease in U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan from 41,000 to 15,000, Turkmenistan is preparing for worst, hoping for the best. While the Central Asian country has had neutral relations with their tulmultous neighbor, the fear of the spread of radical Islam is present. While it doesn’t seem that the Taliban sees Turkmenistan as a possible location for expansion, defensive structures are being put in place at Turkmen borders. Source: The Diplomat