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Is This Tajikistan’s #MeToo Moment?
November 03, 2020

Is This Tajikistan’s #MeToo Moment?

By Sher Khashimov and Steve Swerdlow
Could a court decision punishing a victim of sexual harassment and the newspaper that helped her be Tajikistan’s #MeToo moment?

Tajiks Stuck in Russia, Flights Home Cancelled
November 03, 2020

Tajiks Stuck in Russia, Flights Home Cancelled

By Catherine Putz
A pair of November 1 charter flights from Moscow to Dushanbe were cancelled.
Educating Central Asia, From Soviet Collapse to COVID-19
October 20, 2020

Educating Central Asia, From Soviet Collapse to COVID-19

By Catherine Putz
Vasila Bozichaeva and Emma Sabzalieva explain the development of Central Asia's education systems, and the current challenges faced.

Tajikistan’s Presidential Election Yields Expected Results
October 13, 2020

Tajikistan’s Presidential Election Yields Expected Results

By Catherine Putz
Another seven year term for Tajik President Emomali Rahmon.

Tajikistan: Why Authoritarian Elections Also Matter
October 10, 2020

Tajikistan: Why Authoritarian Elections Also Matter

By Steve Swerdlow
The upcoming presidential election in Tajikistan underscores a worsening human rights crisis. 

What’s Important About Tajikistan’s Presidential Election?
October 08, 2020

What’s Important About Tajikistan’s Presidential Election?

By Catherine Putz
What's at stake in Tajikistan's election isn't the presidency, but what comes next.

What Did Central Asia’s Leaders Have to Say to the UN General Assembly?
September 24, 2020

What Did Central Asia’s Leaders Have to Say to the UN General Assembly?

By Catherine Putz
The five leaders foregrounded a range of issues, from the pressing challenge of COVID-19 to vague promises of political reform.
Muhiddin Kabiri Speaks Online, Tajikistan’s Internet Shuts Down
September 18, 2020

Muhiddin Kabiri Speaks Online, Tajikistan’s Internet Shuts Down

By Catherine Putz
A coincidence? When IRPT leader Kabiri spoke this week in an online event his message was cut off from Tajikistan by “technical glitches.” 

Field Set for Tajik Election, No Surprises
September 15, 2020

Field Set for Tajik Election, No Surprises

By Catherine Putz
With less than a month until election day, Rahmon stands prominently in a field of unsurprising candidates unlikely to rock the boat.

Why Did Tajikistan Make an Appearance in the China Military Power Report?
September 03, 2020

Why Did Tajikistan Make an Appearance in the China Military Power Report?

By Catherine Putz
The U.S. Department of Defense included Tajikistan in a list of possible locations for future Chinese military facilities.

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.
ADB Plans $323 Million in Grants for Tajikistan in 2021-2023
August 26, 2020

ADB Plans $323 Million in Grants for Tajikistan in 2021-2023

By Catherine Putz
Given the devastation of the pandemic, the bank’s increased grants plans for Tajikistan are critical. But will it be enough?

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