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What Happened on the Afghan-Tajik Border?
August 28, 2018
What Happened on the Afghan-Tajik Border?
Afghan officials say either a Tajik or Russian plane (or helicopter) conducted an airstrike on the Afghan side of the border.
What Happened on the Afghan-Tajik Border?
#FreeKhayrullo and the Art of Changing Tajikistan's Mind
August 24, 2018
#FreeKhayrullo and the Art of Changing Tajikistan's Mind
What can we learn from the recent release of jailed Tajik journalist Khayrullo Mirsaidov?
#FreeKhayrullo and the Art of Changing Tajikistan's Mind
Security Matters Top Uzbekistan-Tajikistan Agenda
August 22, 2018
Security Matters Top Uzbekistan-Tajikistan Agenda
Renewed relations between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan bring long-awaited relief, yet security is a major concern.
Security Matters Top Uzbekistan-Tajikistan Agenda
Tajikistan's President Makes Historic Visit to Uzbekistan
August 21, 2018
Tajikistan's President Makes Historic Visit to Uzbekistan
Seventeen years after his last official visit, Tajik President Emomali Rahmon visited Tashkent and Samarkand.
Tajikistan's President Makes Historic Visit to Uzbekistan
Another Day, Another Child Used as Political Hostage by Tajikistan
August 08, 2018
Another Day, Another Child Used as Political Hostage by Tajikistan
So, how does a 10-year-old end up on a list of wanted persons? In Tajikistan, by relation to an exiled dissident.
Another Day, Another Child Used as Political Hostage by Tajikistan
Why Tajik Authorities Are Denying the Reality of the Islamic State Attack
August 07, 2018
Why Tajik Authorities Are Denying the Reality of the Islamic State Attack
Dushanbe has essentially called the video reportedly showing the attackers pledging allegiance to the Islamic State a false flag.
Why Tajik Authorities Are Denying the Reality of the Islamic State Attack
Tajikistan’s Child Hostages
August 06, 2018
Tajikistan’s Child Hostages
How a 4-year-old child became a hostage in Tajikistan’s battles against the exiled opposition.
Tajikistan’s Child Hostages
Central Asia Update: Islamic State in Tajikistan and the Trial of Sayragul Sauytbay in Kazakhstan
August 04, 2018
Central Asia Update: Islamic State in Tajikistan and the Trial of Sayragul Sauytbay in Kazakhstan
Catherine Putz joins the podcast to discuss recent developments in Tajikistan and Kazakhstan.
Central Asia Update: Islamic State in Tajikistan and the Trial of Sayragul Sauytbay in Kazakhstan
Islamic State Claims Tajikistan Car Attack
July 31, 2018
Islamic State Claims Tajikistan Car Attack
Meanwhile, Dushanbe has reflexively accused the IRPT of coordinating the attack.
Islamic State Claims Tajikistan Car Attack
4 Tourists Killed in Apparent Attack in Tajikistan
July 30, 2018
4 Tourists Killed in Apparent Attack in Tajikistan
Two Americans, a Dutch citizen, and a Swiss citizen were killed while cycling in southern Tajikistan.
4 Tourists Killed in Apparent Attack in Tajikistan
Tajikistan Issues 12-Year Sentence to Whistleblower Journalist
July 12, 2018
Tajikistan Issues 12-Year Sentence to Whistleblower Journalist
Khayrullo Mirsaidov reported corruption in a November 2017 open letter. On July 11 he was convicted of embezzlement.
Tajikistan Issues 12-Year Sentence to Whistleblower Journalist
How the War on Drugs Is Making Tajikistan More Authoritarian
July 09, 2018
How the War on Drugs Is Making Tajikistan More Authoritarian
Counternarcotics assistance to Tajikistan is one area in which the U.S. might rightfully rethink its approach.
How the War on Drugs Is Making Tajikistan More Authoritarian
Detailing an Arbitrary Detention in Tajikistan
July 06, 2018
Detailing an Arbitrary Detention in Tajikistan
The details of Dushanbe’s human rights violations tell the story of a state afraid of its own people but not of international law.
Detailing an Arbitrary Detention in Tajikistan
What's Stands in the Way of Tajikistan's Development? Basically Everything
June 28, 2018
What's Stands in the Way of Tajikistan's Development? Basically Everything
Bad governance structures and rampant corruption underpin a system that lacks justice.
What's Stands in the Way of Tajikistan's Development? Basically Everything
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Harmony or Discord?
June 26, 2018
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Harmony or Discord?
The SCO is not a platform for harmony or discord per se, rather it is what the members make of it.
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Harmony or Discord?
The Impact of Migration on Water Scarcity in Central Asia
June 19, 2018
The Impact of Migration on Water Scarcity in Central Asia
What does male migration have to do with water scarcity in Central Asia?
The Impact of Migration on Water Scarcity in Central Asia
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