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Could a Land Swap Settle the Tense Kyrgyz-Tajik Border?
January 15, 2020

Could a Land Swap Settle the Tense Kyrgyz-Tajik Border?

By Catherine Putz
After fresh trouble in the Batken region, the Kyrgyz and Tajik sides have floated the possibility of a land swap to fix the border. 

Uzbekistan Reportedly Completes Demining Work on Tajik Border
January 10, 2020

Uzbekistan Reportedly Completes Demining Work on Tajik Border

By Catherine Putz
The Uzbek and Tajik sides have also moved on to demarcating their border, after extensive delimitation talks.
Security at the Core of Senior US Diplomat’s Visit to Tajikistan
January 09, 2020

Security at the Core of Senior US Diplomat’s Visit to Tajikistan

By Catherine Putz
Regional cooperation and security were the top-line items of Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells’ recent trek to Tajikistan.

Russia Ratifies Agreement With Tajikistan on Labor Migrants
January 03, 2020

Russia Ratifies Agreement With Tajikistan on Labor Migrants

By Catherine Putz
The agreement attempts to organize the recruitment of Tajik labor migrants who work seasonally in Russia.

Of Concerns and Waivers: Religious Freedom and US Interests in Central Asia
December 27, 2019

Of Concerns and Waivers: Religious Freedom and US Interests in Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
Tajikistan and Turkmenistan were once again designated as  “Countries of Particular Concern” for violations of religious freedom.

It’s Time for Tajikistan to Become a Startup Nation
November 27, 2019

It’s Time for Tajikistan to Become a Startup Nation

By Ilhom Aliyev
For Tajikistan to fulfill its potential it must develop its human capital, boost access to financing, and tap into international networks.

Discussing Violence and Terrorism in Tajikistan
November 20, 2019

Discussing Violence and Terrorism in Tajikistan

By Catherine Putz
An interview with Edward Lemon.
More Questions Than Information on Tajikistan Border Post Attack
November 06, 2019

More Questions Than Information on Tajikistan Border Post Attack

By Catherine Putz
Tajikistan certainly faces security risks, Islamic State among them. But details on the recent incident are scarce.

Tajikistan Approves Credentials for RFE/RL Journalists Just Ahead of November 1 Deadline
November 01, 2019

Tajikistan Approves Credentials for RFE/RL Journalists Just Ahead of November 1 Deadline

By Catherine Putz
A closer look at the significance of a recent development.

November 1 Deadline Looms for RFE/RL’s Tajik Service
October 25, 2019

November 1 Deadline Looms for RFE/RL’s Tajik Service

By Colleen Wood
Nine RFE/RL journalists in Tajikistan will lose accreditation on November 1; it appears authorities have given the broadcaster the silent treatment. 

Why Is Anti-Chinese Sentiment on the Rise in Central Asia?
October 08, 2019

Why Is Anti-Chinese Sentiment on the Rise in Central Asia?

By Aruuke Uran Kyzy
Central Asia could become a spoiler for all of Beijing’s big Belt and Road ambitions.
On the Edge at the Roof of Eurasia: Counternarcotics’ Tajikistan Problem
September 25, 2019

On the Edge at the Roof of Eurasia: Counternarcotics’ Tajikistan Problem

By Ian Wallace
Militarized counternarcotics assistance to Tajikistan is akin to throwing money into a blazing fire.

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