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Don’t Underestimate Tajikistan in the Afghanistan Crisis
September 02, 2021

Don’t Underestimate Tajikistan in the Afghanistan Crisis

By Ivan U. Klyszcz
By virtue of geography, Dushanbe is a critical actor in the international community’s ongoing engagement with Afghanistan.

Russia to Hold Military Drills Near Afghan Border in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan 
July 21, 2021

Russia to Hold Military Drills Near Afghan Border in Tajikistan, Uzbekistan 

By Catherine Putz
Moscow is also reported to be open to some kind of cooperation with the U.S., though far short of American bases in Central Asia.
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. 

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.

US Afghan Envoy Visits Uzbekistan, Tajikistan
May 06, 2021

US Afghan Envoy Visits Uzbekistan, Tajikistan

By Catherine Putz
As the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan begins, some suspect Washington is looking for nearby basing options.

Russia’s Bulwark on the Afghan Border: Tajikistan
May 30, 2019

Russia’s Bulwark on the Afghan Border: Tajikistan

By Catherine Putz
In recent weeks, high-level Russian security and intelligence officials have made trips to Dushanbe.
Russia Deploys Iskander Missiles to Tajikistan for Anti-Terror Drills
May 25, 2017

Russia Deploys Iskander Missiles to Tajikistan for Anti-Terror Drills

By Catherine Putz
Practice makes perfect, right? Tajikistan and Russia to hold counterterror drills next week.

Fighting Along the Afghanistan-Tajikistan Borderlands: Cause for Concern in Central Asia?
May 08, 2017

Fighting Along the Afghanistan-Tajikistan Borderlands: Cause for Concern in Central Asia?

By Catherine Putz
How concerned should Tajikistan -- and by extension Central Asia -- be about renewed fighting in the Afghan borderlands?

Discussing Dictators and Nuclear Fallout in Central Asia
March 25, 2017

Discussing Dictators and Nuclear Fallout in Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
A detailed look at the Afghan border, a discussion of dictators, and a secret report on Semipalatinsk; recommended reads.

The Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Tajikistan Railway
December 09, 2016

The Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Tajikistan Railway

By Shoaib Ahmad Rahim
The largely-unheralded railroad could be the key to restoring Afghanistan's role as a regional hub.
China's Economic and Military Expansion in Tajikistan
November 23, 2016

China's Economic and Military Expansion in Tajikistan

By Fuad Shahbazov
Tajikistan is emerging as a test case for China's growing security role in Central Asia.

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