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Tajik President Emomali Rahmon to Seek Fifth Term
August 27, 2020

Tajik President Emomali Rahmon to Seek Fifth Term

By Catherine Putz
Rahmon, one of the world's longest-serving leaders, will seek a fifth term as Tajik president, setting rumors of a familial succession aside for now.

Tajikistan Sets Date for Presidential Election
August 06, 2020

Tajikistan Sets Date for Presidential Election

By Catherine Putz
There is now an official date for Tajikistan’s next presidential election: October 11.
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.

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?

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.

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'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.

Is Tajikistan Really Clearing Corruption From the Anti-Corruption Agency?
August 01, 2017

Is Tajikistan Really Clearing Corruption From the Anti-Corruption Agency?

By Catherine Putz
Not quite.

Hired: Tajik President's Daughter Lands Deputy Post at a Major Bank
July 21, 2017

Hired: Tajik President's Daughter Lands Deputy Post at a Major Bank

By Catherine Putz
Better to hire a Rahmon, than anger one.

From Uzbekistan to Missouri: An Immigration Story
January 28, 2017

From Uzbekistan to Missouri: An Immigration Story

By Catherine Putz
An Uzbek family's journey to America; ice fishermen in Kazakhstan; and politics in Tajikistan. Weekend reads.
Thanks Dad! Tajik President's Son Gets A New Job
January 12, 2017

Thanks Dad! Tajik President's Son Gets A New Job

By Catherine Putz
Rustam Emomali is the new mayor of Tajikistan's capital.

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