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A Look Back at 2019 in Central Asia
December 26, 2019

A Look Back at 2019 in Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
How did I do on my outlook for Central Asia 2019?

Discussing Violence and Terrorism in Tajikistan
November 20, 2019

Discussing Violence and Terrorism in Tajikistan

By Catherine Putz
An interview with Edward Lemon.
Tajikistan 2020: What to Watch as Tajikistan Approaches an Election Year
January 29, 2019

Tajikistan 2020: What to Watch as Tajikistan Approaches an Election Year

By Catherine Putz
It's a long way off to closely watch a likely predictable election, but here are some key things to keep tabs on.

A Tale of Tajik Air's Troubles
January 25, 2019

A Tale of Tajik Air's Troubles

By Catherine Putz
Witness the Tajik nepotocracy at work.

Edward Lemon on Tajikistan’s Trajectory
December 18, 2018

Edward Lemon on Tajikistan’s Trajectory

By Catherine Putz
A discussion of dams, terrorism, and nepotocracy in Tajikistan.

Tajikistan to Plug Back Into Central Asian Power Grid
November 28, 2018

Tajikistan to Plug Back Into Central Asian Power Grid

By Catherine Putz
The ADB approved a $35 million grant to reconnect Tajikistan’s electricity system to the once-unified Central Asian power grid via Uzbekistan.

Tajikistan's Rogun Dam Begins Operations
November 20, 2018

Tajikistan's Rogun Dam Begins Operations

By Catherine Putz
While only 75 of its intended 335 meters have been built, the first turbine at Rogun has gone into operation with much fanfare.
Did Tajikistan Just Ditch a Rail Project With Turkmenistan?
September 25, 2018

Did Tajikistan Just Ditch a Rail Project With Turkmenistan?

By Catherine Putz
Tajikistan once sought to circumvent Uzbekistan with a railway through Afghanistan to Turkmenistan. But Tajik-Uzbek relations are better now.

#FreeKhayrullo and the Art of Changing Tajikistan's Mind
August 24, 2018

#FreeKhayrullo and the Art of Changing Tajikistan's Mind

By Catherine Putz
What can we learn from the recent release of jailed Tajik journalist Khayrullo Mirsaidov?

Security Matters Top Uzbekistan-Tajikistan Agenda
August 22, 2018

Security Matters Top Uzbekistan-Tajikistan Agenda

By Umida Hashimova
Renewed relations between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan bring long-awaited relief, yet security is a major concern.

Tajikistan's President Makes Historic Visit to Uzbekistan
August 21, 2018

Tajikistan's President Makes Historic Visit to Uzbekistan

By Paolo Sorbello
Seventeen years after his last official visit, Tajik President Emomali Rahmon visited Tashkent and Samarkand.
What's Stands in the Way of Tajikistan's Development? Basically Everything
June 28, 2018

What's Stands in the Way of Tajikistan's Development? Basically Everything

By Catherine Putz
Bad governance structures and rampant corruption underpin a system that lacks justice.

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