Emomali Rahmon

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.

January 25, 2019

A Tale of Tajik Air's Troubles

By Catherine Putz
Witness the Tajik nepotocracy at work.
December 18, 2018

Edward Lemon on Tajikistan’s Trajectory

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

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.

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.

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.
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?

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.

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.

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.

March 12, 2018

Uzbekistan Makes Up With Tajikistan Over Electricity

By Paolo Sorbello
For over two decades, the Uzbek-Tajik relationship has been marred by tension, but a recent bilateral visit may mark a true thaw.
January 12, 2018

Promise of Progress: Visas and Borders on the Uzbek-Tajik Agenda

By Catherine Putz
An agreement on visa-free travel up to a month between Tajikistan and Uzbekistan is in the works.

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