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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?
How concerned should Tajikistan -- and by extension Central Asia -- be about renewed fighting in the Afghan borderlands?
Fighting Along the Afghanistan-Tajikistan Borderlands: Cause for Concern in Central Asia?
Discussing Dictators and Nuclear Fallout in Central Asia
March 25, 2017
Discussing Dictators and Nuclear Fallout in Central Asia
A detailed look at the Afghan border, a discussion of dictators, and a secret report on Semipalatinsk; recommended reads.
Discussing Dictators and Nuclear Fallout in Central Asia
The Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Tajikistan Railway
December 09, 2016
The Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Tajikistan Railway
The largely-unheralded railroad could be the key to restoring Afghanistan's role as a regional hub.
The Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Tajikistan Railway
China's Economic and Military Expansion in Tajikistan
November 23, 2016
China's Economic and Military Expansion in Tajikistan
Tajikistan is emerging as a test case for China's growing security role in Central Asia.
China's Economic and Military Expansion in Tajikistan
China in Central Asia: Building Border Posts in Tajikistan
September 26, 2016
China in Central Asia: Building Border Posts in Tajikistan
Dushanbe says Beijing will build 11 new posts along the Tajik-Afghan border.
China in Central Asia: Building Border Posts in Tajikistan
Afghan National Security Adviser Makes Quiet Visits to Central Asia
August 16, 2016
Afghan National Security Adviser Makes Quiet Visits to Central Asia
Atmar's quiet visits to Dushanbe and Bishkek are a positive sign--but the two regions need to do more than talk.
Afghan National Security Adviser Makes Quiet Visits to Central Asia
Tajikistan: The Eurasian Economic Union’s Next Member?
July 19, 2016
Tajikistan: The Eurasian Economic Union’s Next Member?
Long rumored and rumored still, Dushanbe is reportedly exploring joining the EEU.
Tajikistan: The Eurasian Economic Union’s Next Member?
Russia Reinforces Tajikistan Base with 100 New Armored Vehicles
June 16, 2016
Russia Reinforces Tajikistan Base with 100 New Armored Vehicles
100 new tanks and armored personnel carriers purportedly arrived at Russia’s largest military base abroad.
Russia Reinforces Tajikistan Base with 100 New Armored Vehicles
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
What Do Central Asia and the Middle East Have In Common?
April 23, 2016
What Do Central Asia and the Middle East Have In Common?
Plus, Islam and legitimacy in Uzbekistan; a quiet border and a dying Tajik theater. Recommended reads.
What Do Central Asia and the Middle East Have In Common?
Central Asia’s Year of Great Distractions
March 12, 2016
Central Asia’s Year of Great Distractions
Plus rumors on the Tajik border and Russia’s crisis; weekend reads.
Central Asia’s Year of Great Distractions
2 Killed in Skirmish on Tajik-Afghan Border
March 07, 2016
2 Killed in Skirmish on Tajik-Afghan Border
The question remains: Terrorists or drug smugglers?
2 Killed in Skirmish on Tajik-Afghan Border
Why Is Russia Cutting Troops in Tajikistan?
February 05, 2016
Why Is Russia Cutting Troops in Tajikistan?
Last year Russia said it was going to increase its presence in Tajikistan, and now it’s not.
Why Is Russia Cutting Troops in Tajikistan?
Taliban Stuck on an Island Between Afghanistan and Turkmenistan
October 26, 2015
Taliban Stuck on an Island Between Afghanistan and Turkmenistan
With Taliban militants marooned on an island in the Amu Darya, Ashgabat can no longer deny there is trouble on the border.
Taliban Stuck on an Island Between Afghanistan and Turkmenistan
Russia's Putin Finds Time for Central Asia Amid Birthday Celebrations
October 08, 2015
Russia's Putin Finds Time for Central Asia Amid Birthday Celebrations
Between airstrikes on Syria and ice hockey, Russian President Vladimir Putin made time for his Central Asian allies.
Russia's Putin Finds Time for Central Asia Amid Birthday Celebrations
Tajik Authorities Close Opposition Political Office
August 25, 2015
Tajik Authorities Close Opposition Political Office
The Tajik government’s pressure on the Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan is nothing new.
Tajik Authorities Close Opposition Political Office
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