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Zero to 15: Tajikistan Finally Confirms First Cases of COVID-19
April 30, 2020

Zero to 15: Tajikistan Finally Confirms First Cases of COVID-19

By Catherine Putz
The announcement confirms what experts long suspected, but the government denied: the pandemic has arrived in Tajikistan.

Are There Really No COVID-19 Cases in Tajikistan?
April 28, 2020

Are There Really No COVID-19 Cases in Tajikistan?

By Catherine Putz
Dushanbe’s denials are simply unbelievable; its belated responses to the pandemic “cruel and inept at the same time.”
Tajik President’s Son Officially Second-in-Line to Presidency
April 20, 2020

Tajik President’s Son Officially Second-in-Line to Presidency

By Catherine Putz
With his election as chair of the Tajik parliament's upper house, Rustam Emomali is now officially second-in-line to the presidency.

Tajik President Discusses Coronavirus Via Phone With Regional Leaders
April 10, 2020

Tajik President Discusses Coronavirus Via Phone With Regional Leaders

By Catherine Putz
Emomali Rahmon finally joins in on regional telediplomacy with recent calls with the leaders of Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan.

The Fall of Tajikistan’s Opposition
March 01, 2020

The Fall of Tajikistan’s Opposition

By Edward Lemon
President Emomali Rahmon has consolidated power by leading a merciless campaign against any opposition.

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.

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