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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?

Will Tajikistan Ever Join the Eurasian Economic Union?
August 10, 2020

Will Tajikistan Ever Join the Eurasian Economic Union?

By Umida Hashimova
If Uzbekistan enters the EAEU, Tajikistan will have little choice but to follow.

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.
China Launches 5+1 Format Meetings With Central Asia
July 20, 2020

China Launches 5+1 Format Meetings With Central Asia

By Umida Hashimova
The format marks an expansion of China’s role in the region and a signal of its readiness to compete for influence.

Central Asian States Take on ‘False Information’
June 26, 2020

Central Asian States Take on ‘False Information’

By Catherine Putz
Laws put in place to support the fight against COVID-19 by targeting false information are easily abused to crack down on negative opinions and dissent.

Tajikistan’s Most Fearless Lawyer Remains Behind Bars
June 12, 2020

Tajikistan’s Most Fearless Lawyer Remains Behind Bars

By Catherine Putz
Buzurgmehr Yorov bravely took on the defense of the IRPT leadership and, like his clients, lost his freedom.

How to Talk About Feminism in Tajikistan
May 29, 2020

How to Talk About Feminism in Tajikistan

By Lolisanam Ulugova
Issues of feminism and gender activism in Tajik society are controversial.
Another Incident on the Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan Border
May 28, 2020

Another Incident on the Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan Border

By Catherine Putz
On May 24, shots were fired in the contentious border area. And reportedly again on May 27. 

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