Rogun Dam

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.

April 04, 2018

Tajikistan Resumes Supplying Uzbekistan with Electricity

By Catherine Putz
After months of diplomacy, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan take the next step in resurrecting the Central Asian unified power grid.

January 09, 2018

Uzbekistan’s President to Visit Tajikistan Soon

By Catherine Putz
While there's no date yet, the visit is expected in early 2018 and will mark a significant diplomatic step in the region.

November 01, 2017

Tajikistan's Presidential Family Ousts Competitor in the Fuel Market

By Paolo Sorbello
Tajik police detained a prominent businessman, leaving room for the president's son-in-law.
October 26, 2017

Junk Bond Sale and Development Aid: How to Build a Road and a Dam in Tajikistan

By Catherine Putz
From the ADB to junk bond-hungry investors, Dushanbe is pulling in financial help. But will it make a difference?

July 10, 2017

Uzbekistan’s Changing Rogun Tone

By Catherine Putz
Without Karimov's bombast about Rogun, Tashkent is better positioned to earnestly engage on an issue of vital importance.

May 23, 2017

Tajikistan Takes Up Chinese

By Katherine Long
Chinese classes are on the rise, but still not a priority for Tajik students.

April 18, 2017

Why Uzbekistan’s Shifts on Water Politics Matter

By Casey Michel
Recent statements from Uzbek officials drop previous vitriol in favor of diplomatic neighborliness.

March 24, 2017

Will Central Asia Water Wars Derail China's Silk Road?

By Nishtha Chugh
China needs to be wary of a looming water crisis in Central Asia.
December 23, 2016

Tajikistan is Very Optimistic About Energy

By Catherine Putz
President Emomali Rahmon’s hopeful tone belies reality and history.

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