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Tajikistan Advises Citizens Against Travel to Russia

Tajikistan Advises Citizens Against Travel to Russia

By Catherine Putz
More than a month after xenophobic abuse directed toward Tajiks spiked in the wake of the Crocus City Hall attack, Dushanbe issued a “temporary” recommendation against travel to Russia.

Brooklyn Busts: Several Indicted in New York for Smuggling Sanctioned Goods to Russia

Brooklyn Busts: Several Indicted in New York for Smuggling Sanctioned Goods to Russia

By Catherine Putz
Over the course of two days, six people were indicted in New York for a pair of sanctions evasion schemes, including one Tajik-Russian resident of Brooklyn.
War and Migration: Central Asian Migrant Worker Flows Amid the Ukraine Conflict

War and Migration: Central Asian Migrant Worker Flows Amid the Ukraine Conflict

By Catherine Putz
The same circumstances that do not dissuade Tajik migrants from heading to Russia drive some Russians toward Kyrgyzstan and beyond.

Russia Still Pursuing Regional Air Defense System With Kyrgyzstan

Russia Still Pursuing Regional Air Defense System With Kyrgyzstan

By Catherine Putz
Russia's efforts to establish "regional air defense systems" within the existing CIS joint air defense system are not new.

Russia Voices Aim to Increase Combat Readiness at Bases in Central Asia

Russia Voices Aim to Increase Combat Readiness at Bases in Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
The recent comment from Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu echoes sentiments stated before, but it's not clear if it means anything in a practical sense.

With Eyes on Afghanistan, Russian Military Exercises in Central Asia

With Eyes on Afghanistan, Russian Military Exercises in Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
Meanwhile, Russian diplomats continue to press support for a negotiated settlement between Kabul and the Taliban, with a side of shade thrown at the Americans.

Russia Ratifies Agreement With Tajikistan on Labor Migrants

Russia Ratifies Agreement With Tajikistan on Labor Migrants

By Catherine Putz
The agreement attempts to organize the recruitment of Tajik labor migrants who work seasonally in Russia.
Why Russia Exaggerates Islamic State's Presence in Afghanistan

Why Russia Exaggerates Islamic State's Presence in Afghanistan

By Samuel Ramani
The notion that the United States is facilitating the rise of ISIS in Afghanistan resonates powerfully within Russia.

How Rosneft’s Privatization Deal Affects Russia’s Eurasian Economic Union Plans for Tajikistan

How Rosneft’s Privatization Deal Affects Russia’s Eurasian Economic Union Plans for Tajikistan

By Nicholas Trickett
The Kremlin may be using relations with Qatar and Glencore to lean on Tajikistan to join the EEU.

Tajikistan and Russia Settle Brief Aviation Spat

Tajikistan and Russia Settle Brief Aviation Spat

By Catherine Putz
Realistically, Dushanbe didn't have much leverage on Moscow over allowing fights from the newest Russian airport.

Tajikistan: The Eurasian Economic Union’s Next Member?

Tajikistan: The Eurasian Economic Union’s Next Member?

By Catherine Putz
Long rumored and rumored still, Dushanbe is reportedly exploring joining the EEU.
Russia's Plan for Afghanistan

Russia's Plan for Afghanistan

By Dmitriy Frolovskiy
Putin is preparing for the worst-case scenario in Afghanistan.

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