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Emomali Rahmon’s Ever-Growing Cult of Personality
February 18, 2016
Emomali Rahmon’s Ever-Growing Cult of Personality
A new essay contest asks schoolchildren to write about the “heroic life and deeds of the Leader of the Nation.”
Emomali Rahmon’s Ever-Growing Cult of Personality
Central Asia’s Presidents-for-Life
February 05, 2016
Central Asia’s Presidents-for-Life
Don’t hold your breath waiting for democratic transitions in Central Asia.
Central Asia’s Presidents-for-Life
Tajik President Says ‘Certain States’ Have ‘Evil Plans’ for Tajikistan
January 22, 2016
Tajik President Says ‘Certain States’ Have ‘Evil Plans’ for Tajikistan
By externalizing Dushanbe’s problems, Rahmon is avoiding domestic responsibility.
Tajik President Says ‘Certain States’ Have ‘Evil Plans’ for Tajikistan
Tajikistan's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year
December 16, 2015
Tajikistan's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year
Human rights advocates and opposition figures tell a dark story of descent into crisis.
Tajikistan's Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Year
A New Title for the Tajik President
November 25, 2015
A New Title for the Tajik President
Just in case it wasn’t clear, Emomali Rahmon is likely to be named the Leader of the Nation.
A New Title for the Tajik President
Central Asia and the ISIS Phantom
October 02, 2015
Central Asia and the ISIS Phantom
The region’s leaders have been playing up the ISIS threat. How real is it?
Central Asia and the ISIS Phantom
Tajikistan's Terror Group List Just Got Bigger
September 30, 2015
Tajikistan's Terror Group List Just Got Bigger
Meanwhile, at the UN Rahmon preaches “mutual trust, and tolerance.”
Tajikistan's Terror Group List Just Got Bigger
Trouble in Tajikistan
September 15, 2015
Trouble in Tajikistan
The ISIS obsession of President Emomali Rahmon could lead to further turmoil.
Trouble in Tajikistan
Did External Forces Provoke Tajikistan’s Recent Trouble?
September 14, 2015
Did External Forces Provoke Tajikistan’s Recent Trouble?
A multitude of theories have emerged, but experts say Dushanbe’s troubles are home-grown.
Did External Forces Provoke Tajikistan’s Recent Trouble?
Tajikistan, Turkey and the Gülen Movement
August 21, 2015
Tajikistan, Turkey and the Gülen Movement
Why the closure of seven charter schools in Tajikistan has regional implications.
Tajikistan, Turkey and the Gülen Movement
Central Asia's Moment of Instability
June 28, 2015
Central Asia's Moment of Instability
A key Tajik figure announces his allegiance to the Islamic State, with some significant potential ramifications.
Central Asia's Moment of Instability
Nepotism: Not the Kind of Corruption Tajikistan is Looking For
June 15, 2015
Nepotism: Not the Kind of Corruption Tajikistan is Looking For
The state anticorruption agency, which is headed by the president's son, recently arrested a presidential personnel adviser.
Nepotism: Not the Kind of Corruption Tajikistan is Looking For
Interview: Leader of Tajik Opposition in Exile
May 28, 2015
Interview: Leader of Tajik Opposition in Exile
Despite the recent assassination of its founder and leader, Group24 claims it has growing momentum.
Interview: Leader of Tajik Opposition in Exile
What Not to Wear in Tajikistan: The Hijab
April 04, 2015
What Not to Wear in Tajikistan: The Hijab
Islam in Tajikistan is under comprehensive pressure, from fashion to politics.
What Not to Wear in Tajikistan: The Hijab
Eurasia’s Potemkin Democracies
February 03, 2015
Eurasia’s Potemkin Democracies
Central Asia remains difficult terrain for democracy, and prospects seem bleaker than ever.
Eurasia’s Potemkin Democracies
A Timid Uzbek-Tajik Rapprochement
January 24, 2015
A Timid Uzbek-Tajik Rapprochement
An air route reopens amid border clashes and geopolitical tensions.
A Timid Uzbek-Tajik Rapprochement
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