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Tajik Opposition Under Threat Behind Bars
August 20, 2016
Tajik Opposition Under Threat Behind Bars
And Kazakhstan continues to wrestle with the wild west nature of the Internet; weekend reads.
Tajik Opposition Under Threat Behind Bars
The Quiet Tajik Refugee Crisis
August 11, 2016
The Quiet Tajik Refugee Crisis
A crackdown in Tajikistan has led to a little noticed surge in Tajik asylum seekers in Europe -- particularly Poland.
The Quiet Tajik Refugee Crisis
Kepel vs Roy: Arguing About Islam and Radicalization
July 14, 2016
Kepel vs Roy: Arguing About Islam and Radicalization
Why the Roy vs. Kepel argument matters for Central Asia.
Kepel vs Roy: Arguing About Islam and Radicalization
Central Asia's Sports Obsession: Leave the Beard Behind, Please
June 04, 2016
Central Asia's Sports Obsession: Leave the Beard Behind, Please
More protests in Kazakhstan, sports in Turkmenistan, and Kumtor back in the news; recommended reads.
Central Asia's Sports Obsession: Leave the Beard Behind, Please
Top Opposition Leaders Given Life Sentences in Tajikistan
June 02, 2016
Top Opposition Leaders Given Life Sentences in Tajikistan
A dozen other IRPT leaders were given between two and 28 years.
Top Opposition Leaders Given Life Sentences in Tajikistan
ISIS and Central Asia: A Shifting Recruiting Strategy
May 17, 2016
ISIS and Central Asia: A Shifting Recruiting Strategy
The region’s leaders must ask themselves if they are ready to deal with new threats tailored to recruit the discontented.
ISIS and Central Asia: A Shifting Recruiting Strategy
Tajikistan Talks the Talk on Rights, But Opposition Trials Continue
May 12, 2016
Tajikistan Talks the Talk on Rights, But Opposition Trials Continue
Dushanbe says the right things in international forums, but hasn’t made measurable progress in fulfilling its rights commitments.
Tajikistan Talks the Talk on Rights, But Opposition Trials Continue
Tajikistan's Attack on Lawyers
May 05, 2016
Tajikistan's Attack on Lawyers
Dushanbe's campaign against human rights lawyers has not gone unnoticed.
Tajikistan's Attack on Lawyers
Tajikistan to Install Surveillance Cameras on Dushanbe Mosques
March 29, 2016
Tajikistan to Install Surveillance Cameras on Dushanbe Mosques
Tajikistan's Muslim community is no stranger to the hand of the state.
Tajikistan to Install Surveillance Cameras on Dushanbe Mosques
Want to Get Arrested in Tajikistan? Be a Lawyer
March 15, 2016
Want to Get Arrested in Tajikistan? Be a Lawyer
Who will defend the defenders when all the lawyers are detained?
Want to Get Arrested in Tajikistan? Be a Lawyer
Tajikistan Reaches Beyond Its Borders to Silence Opposition
February 17, 2016
Tajikistan Reaches Beyond Its Borders to Silence Opposition
A pair of human rights organizations say Tajik authorities reach far beyond their borders to shut down opposition voices.
Tajikistan Reaches Beyond Its Borders to Silence Opposition
Trial of IRPT Members Begins in Tajikistan
February 10, 2016
Trial of IRPT Members Begins in Tajikistan
In less than a year the IRPT has gone from sitting in Parliament to a closed-door trial.
Trial of IRPT Members Begins in Tajikistan
Report Warns of Instability in Tajikistan
January 12, 2016
Report Warns of Instability in Tajikistan
A new Crisis Group report points to opposition crackdowns as indicative of an unstable state.
Report Warns of Instability in Tajikistan
Cultural Rifts and Horse Penis Jokes
January 09, 2016
Cultural Rifts and Horse Penis Jokes
Also, Tajikistan in the Saudi Arabia-Iran split and the Silk Road’s revival; weekend reads.
Cultural Rifts and Horse Penis Jokes
Tajikistan’s Islamic Disunity on Display at Islamic Unity Conference
December 31, 2015
Tajikistan’s Islamic Disunity on Display at Islamic Unity Conference
Bet the between-session chatter was awkward.
Tajikistan’s Islamic Disunity on Display at Islamic Unity Conference
Nuance Needed: Is Tajikistan Unstable?
December 17, 2015
Nuance Needed: Is Tajikistan Unstable?
Are crackdowns the thrashings of a weak state or the calculated moves of a regime carefully consolidating its power?
Nuance Needed: Is Tajikistan Unstable?
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