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Tajikistan’s Latest COVID Outbreak: The Rahmon Family
July 27, 2021

Tajikistan’s Latest COVID Outbreak: The Rahmon Family

By Catherine Putz
Tajikistan’s leaders declared the country COVID-free back in January, but the recent death of the president’s sister, reportedly from COVID-19, exposes the reality: The pandemic isn’t over.

A Fateful Moment for the CSTO on the Afghan Border
July 19, 2021

A Fateful Moment for the CSTO on the Afghan Border

By Shuhrat Baratov
The Taliban’s recent lightning offensive in northern Afghanistan may be a litmus test for the relevance of the Russian-led Collective Security Treaty Organization.
Greater Coordination in Central Asian Responses to Afghan Border Troubles
July 19, 2021

Greater Coordination in Central Asian Responses to Afghan Border Troubles

By Umida Hashimova
Central Asian countries have begun coordinating their responses to the worsening security situation in Afghanistan. 

Russia Cautions Central Asia Against Hosting US Forces
July 14, 2021

Russia Cautions Central Asia Against Hosting US Forces

By Catherine Putz
As the U.S. looks to station over-the-horizon capabilities to address issues in Afghanistan, Central Asia is an obvious locale.

Tajikistan Asks CSTO for Assistance on the Afghan Border
July 08, 2021

Tajikistan Asks CSTO for Assistance on the Afghan Border

By Catherine Putz
With Afghan forces fleeing into Tajikistan and the Taliban managing a border crossing, Dushanbe has reportedly called on its CSTO partners for aid.

Retreating Afghan Forces Cross Into Central Asia
July 06, 2021

Retreating Afghan Forces Cross Into Central Asia

By Umida Hashimova
As the Taliban capture districts in Afghanistan’s north, Uzbek and Tajik responses to fleeing Afghan forces have varied.

Back to Normal Diplomacy: Kyrgyz President Visits Tajikistan
July 01, 2021

Back to Normal Diplomacy: Kyrgyz President Visits Tajikistan

By Catherine Putz
A return to the pre-April status quo is preferable to continued violence, but a lack of progress on border negotiations isn’t a long-term solution to instability on the border.
Uzbekistan and Tajikistan Talk Dams, Not Rogun
June 21, 2021

Uzbekistan and Tajikistan Talk Dams, Not Rogun

By Umida Hashimova
Tashkent seems to have delicately removed itself from discussing Dushanbe’s Rogun dam, instead offering alternatives.

China’s Afghanistan Challenge and the Central Asian Dilemma 
June 16, 2021

China’s Afghanistan Challenge and the Central Asian Dilemma 

By Niva Yau and Raffaello Pantucci
None expect China to replace the United States in military terms, but Central Asia may hope Beijing plays a more substantial role in Afghanistan.

To Prevent Violent Extremism in Tajikistan, Promote Religious Freedom
June 11, 2021

To Prevent Violent Extremism in Tajikistan, Promote Religious Freedom

By Tony Perkins and Nury Turkel
Washington should promote and directly incorporate religious freedom training as a requirement for Tajikistan to receive aid.

Top US Diplomat Holds Call With Tajik Counterpart
June 03, 2021

Top US Diplomat Holds Call With Tajik Counterpart

By Catherine Putz
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken had a phone call on June 1 with his Tajik counterpart.
What Happened at the Kyrgyz-Tajik Border?
June 02, 2021

What Happened at the Kyrgyz-Tajik Border?

Anahita Saymidinova, Madeleine Reeves, and Aigerim Turgunbaeva discuss the violence along the border and the long-term implications for both countries.

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