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3rd Meeting of Central Asian Leaders: A Small Step Toward the Formation of a Regional Order?
August 12, 2021

3rd Meeting of Central Asian Leaders: A Small Step Toward the Formation of a Regional Order?

By Filippo Costa Buranelli
Presidential meetings in Central Asia are often dismissed for a lack of concrete results and for their exclusively ceremonial character. But there are good reasons to take the latest meeting seriously.

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.
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.

If Only It Were That Easy: Tajikistan Declares Itself COVID-19 Free
January 27, 2021

If Only It Were That Easy: Tajikistan Declares Itself COVID-19 Free

By Catherine Putz
The Tajik president commented that “Tajikistan today is without COVID-19" -- close regional observers (and common sense) disagree.

Tajikistan’s Presidential Election Yields Expected Results
October 13, 2020

Tajikistan’s Presidential Election Yields Expected Results

By Catherine Putz
Another seven year term for Tajik President Emomali Rahmon.

Tajikistan: Why Authoritarian Elections Also Matter
October 10, 2020

Tajikistan: Why Authoritarian Elections Also Matter

By Steve Swerdlow
The upcoming presidential election in Tajikistan underscores a worsening human rights crisis. 
What’s Important About Tajikistan’s Presidential Election?
October 08, 2020

What’s Important About Tajikistan’s Presidential Election?

By Catherine Putz
What's at stake in Tajikistan's election isn't the presidency, but what comes next.

Muhiddin Kabiri Speaks Online, Tajikistan’s Internet Shuts Down
September 18, 2020

Muhiddin Kabiri Speaks Online, Tajikistan’s Internet Shuts Down

By Catherine Putz
A coincidence? When IRPT leader Kabiri spoke this week in an online event his message was cut off from Tajikistan by “technical glitches.” 

Field Set for Tajik Election, No Surprises
September 15, 2020

Field Set for Tajik Election, No Surprises

By Catherine Putz
With less than a month until election day, Rahmon stands prominently in a field of unsurprising candidates unlikely to rock the boat.

Will Emomali Rahmon Have Any Serious Challengers for the Tajik Presidency?
September 09, 2020

Will Emomali Rahmon Have Any Serious Challengers for the Tajik Presidency?

By Catherine Putz
A 30-year-old Tajik lawyer declared his intention to run and was almost immediately questioned by the security services. Rahmon is unlikely to tolerate a genuine challenger.
Tajik President Emomali Rahmon to Seek Fifth Term
August 27, 2020

Tajik President Emomali Rahmon to Seek Fifth Term

By Catherine Putz
Rahmon, one of the world's longest-serving leaders, will seek a fifth term as Tajik president, setting rumors of a familial succession aside for now.

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