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The Tajik Civil War: 20 Years Later
June 01, 2017
The Tajik Civil War: 20 Years Later
Tajikistan is at peace, but its future remains bleak.
The Tajik Civil War: 20 Years Later
Exiled Tajik Opposition Leader Speaks
May 01, 2017
Exiled Tajik Opposition Leader Speaks
“When the repression machine begins to work, it destroys everyone."
Exiled Tajik Opposition Leader Speaks
How Rosneft’s Privatization Deal Affects Russia’s Eurasian Economic Union Plans for Tajikistan
February 23, 2017
How Rosneft’s Privatization Deal Affects Russia’s Eurasian Economic Union Plans for Tajikistan
The Kremlin may be using relations with Qatar and Glencore to lean on Tajikistan to join the EEU.
How Rosneft’s Privatization Deal Affects Russia’s Eurasian Economic Union Plans for Tajikistan
From Uzbekistan to Missouri: An Immigration Story
January 28, 2017
From Uzbekistan to Missouri: An Immigration Story
An Uzbek family's journey to America; ice fishermen in Kazakhstan; and politics in Tajikistan. Weekend reads.
From Uzbekistan to Missouri: An Immigration Story
Thanks Dad! Tajik President's Son Gets A New Job
January 12, 2017
Thanks Dad! Tajik President's Son Gets A New Job
Rustam Emomali is the new mayor of Tajikistan's capital.
Thanks Dad! Tajik President's Son Gets A New Job
Tajikistan is Very Optimistic About Energy
December 23, 2016
Tajikistan is Very Optimistic About Energy
President Emomali Rahmon’s hopeful tone belies reality and history.
Tajikistan is Very Optimistic About Energy
How Should the US Craft Counterterrorism Policy in Central Asia?
November 04, 2016
How Should the US Craft Counterterrorism Policy in Central Asia?
A reasonable report, an aluminium feud, and Kazakh movies; weekend reads.
How Should the US Craft Counterterrorism Policy in Central Asia?
Assessing Tajikistan's Growth Potential
September 14, 2016
Assessing Tajikistan's Growth Potential
Dushanbe is hamstrung by lack of international investor confidence, a result of perceived instability and corruption.
Assessing Tajikistan's Growth Potential
At World Islamic Economic Forum, Tajikistan Looks for Support
August 03, 2016
At World Islamic Economic Forum, Tajikistan Looks for Support
Dushanbe looks to parlay its Islamic credentials into increased financial support and investment.
At World Islamic Economic Forum, Tajikistan Looks for Support
Tajikistan’s Rogun Dam Rankles Uzbekistan
July 21, 2016
Tajikistan’s Rogun Dam Rankles Uzbekistan
Dushanbe signs on an Italian company for construction, Tashkent says the project is a leftover of “Soviet megalomania.”
Tajikistan’s Rogun Dam Rankles Uzbekistan
China's Expanding Security Cooperation With Tajikistan
July 16, 2016
China's Expanding Security Cooperation With Tajikistan
China hopes to keep Rahmon in power, to prevent instability on its western borders.
China's Expanding Security Cooperation With Tajikistan
Tajikistan: The Iron Fist Closes
June 08, 2016
Tajikistan: The Iron Fist Closes
Even as he consolidates power, Emomali Rahmon's paranoia knows no limits.
Tajikistan: The Iron Fist Closes
Meet Central Asia’s Newest President-for-Life
May 23, 2016
Meet Central Asia’s Newest President-for-Life
Same as the old one--it's just on the books now.
Meet Central Asia’s Newest President-for-Life
Emomali Rahmon’s Ever-Growing Cult of Personality
February 18, 2016
Emomali Rahmon’s Ever-Growing Cult of Personality
A new essay contest asks schoolchildren to write about the “heroic life and deeds of the Leader of the Nation.”
Emomali Rahmon’s Ever-Growing Cult of Personality
Central Asia’s Presidents-for-Life
February 05, 2016
Central Asia’s Presidents-for-Life
Don’t hold your breath waiting for democratic transitions in Central Asia.
Central Asia’s Presidents-for-Life
Tajik President Says ‘Certain States’ Have ‘Evil Plans’ for Tajikistan
January 22, 2016
Tajik President Says ‘Certain States’ Have ‘Evil Plans’ for Tajikistan
By externalizing Dushanbe’s problems, Rahmon is avoiding domestic responsibility.
Tajik President Says ‘Certain States’ Have ‘Evil Plans’ for Tajikistan
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