Stimson in the News

Stimson’s United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540 International Student Essay Contest cited in Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

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Turkmenistan’s constitution states that the country is permanently neutral. Many have interpreted this stance as an absolute refusal to participate in international coalitions and treaties. While Turkmenistan joins international coalitions less often than its Central Asian neighbors, the increasing instability of Central Asia, exacerbated by the withdrawal of NATO troops from the Afghanistan-Turkmenistan border, guarantees a Turkmen interest in increasing security in the country—and this drive toward security will increase Turkmenistan’s participation in coalitions and treaties.

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