Turkmenistan is one of the least democratic states in the world. At the same time it has some of the most conspicuous gas resources in the world, something which makes it very interesting for the West and other parts of the world. Turkmenistan, once the age-old issue of the legal regime of the Caspian Sea, which dates back to the Soviet era, is solved, will be able to export its gas without fearing any legal restrictions imposed by Russia or Iran.