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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.

China in Central Asia: Building Border Posts in Tajikistan
September 26, 2016

China in Central Asia: Building Border Posts in Tajikistan

By Catherine Putz
Dushanbe says Beijing will build 11 new posts along the Tajik-Afghan border.
Afghan National Security Adviser Makes Quiet Visits to Central Asia
August 16, 2016

Afghan National Security Adviser Makes Quiet Visits to Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
Atmar's quiet visits to Dushanbe and Bishkek are a positive sign--but the two regions need to do more than talk.

Tajikistan: The Eurasian Economic Union’s Next Member?
July 19, 2016

Tajikistan: The Eurasian Economic Union’s Next Member?

By Catherine Putz
Long rumored and rumored still, Dushanbe is reportedly exploring joining the EEU.

Russia Reinforces Tajikistan Base with 100 New Armored Vehicles
June 16, 2016

Russia Reinforces Tajikistan Base with 100 New Armored Vehicles

By Franz-Stefan Gady
100 new tanks and armored personnel carriers purportedly arrived at Russia’s largest military base abroad.

Tajikistan: The Iron Fist Closes
June 08, 2016

Tajikistan: The Iron Fist Closes

By Cholpon Orozobekova
Even as he consolidates power, Emomali Rahmon's paranoia knows no limits.
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?

By Catherine Putz
Plus, Islam and legitimacy in Uzbekistan; a quiet border and a dying Tajik theater. Recommended reads.

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