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Tajikistan Still Considering Engagement With the Eurasian Economic Union
April 23, 2018
Tajikistan Still Considering Engagement With the Eurasian Economic Union
Russia recently proposed Tajikistan join the EAEU as an observer, downgrading previous pushes for full membership.
Tajikistan Still Considering Engagement With the Eurasian Economic Union
The Full Story Behind China's Gold Mine-Power Plant Swap in Tajikistan
April 14, 2018
The Full Story Behind China's Gold Mine-Power Plant Swap in Tajikistan
The swap is the culmination of a longstanding agreement that began almost a decade ago.
The Full Story Behind China's Gold Mine-Power Plant Swap in Tajikistan
Central Asia's Democratic Backslide Continues, Except for Uzbekistan
April 11, 2018
Central Asia's Democratic Backslide Continues, Except for Uzbekistan
Three states in Central Asia marked declines in the 2018 Nations in Transit report; but Uzbekistan logged its first improvement since 2005.
Central Asia's Democratic Backslide Continues, Except for Uzbekistan
Tajikistan Resumes Supplying Uzbekistan with Electricity
April 04, 2018
Tajikistan Resumes Supplying Uzbekistan with Electricity
After months of diplomacy, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan take the next step in resurrecting the Central Asian unified power grid.
Tajikistan Resumes Supplying Uzbekistan with Electricity
The Rise of Regionalism in Central Asia?
April 02, 2018
The Rise of Regionalism in Central Asia?
Despite shared history, Central Asia has long lacked regional cohesion. That could be changing.
The Rise of Regionalism in Central Asia?
All Together Now: Central Asia's Leaders Set to Meet in Astana
March 13, 2018
All Together Now: Central Asia's Leaders Set to Meet in Astana
Central Asia's presidents -- minus one -- will gather in Astana March 15-16 to discuss regional issues.
All Together Now: Central Asia's Leaders Set to Meet in Astana
Uzbekistan Makes Up With Tajikistan Over Electricity
March 12, 2018
Uzbekistan Makes Up With Tajikistan Over Electricity
For over two decades, the Uzbek-Tajik relationship has been marred by tension, but a recent bilateral visit may mark a true thaw.
Uzbekistan Makes Up With Tajikistan Over Electricity
Keeping an Eye on Uzbek President's Tajikistan Visit
March 10, 2018
Keeping an Eye on Uzbek President's Tajikistan Visit
Recommended reading: Tajikistan's crusade, abetted by Turkey; some nuance on the Belt and Road and a focus on Uzbek tourism.
Keeping an Eye on Uzbek President's Tajikistan Visit
High Hopes for Mending Tajikistan-Uzbekistan Relations Ahead of State Visit
March 01, 2018
High Hopes for Mending Tajikistan-Uzbekistan Relations Ahead of State Visit
Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev is set to visit Tajikistan March 9-10.
High Hopes for Mending Tajikistan-Uzbekistan Relations Ahead of State Visit
Uzbekistan Pushes for Bond Debut Before Privatization
February 24, 2018
Uzbekistan Pushes for Bond Debut Before Privatization
Uzbekistan is preparing coupons for up to $300 million to reap the benefits of the investors' widespread hunger for high yields.
Uzbekistan Pushes for Bond Debut Before Privatization
Tajik Activist Returned to Tajikistan From Turkey
February 22, 2018
Tajik Activist Returned to Tajikistan From Turkey
Human rights groups say Namunjon Sharipov was forcibly returned to Tajikistan.
Tajik Activist Returned to Tajikistan From Turkey
Stockholm Attacker Rakhmat Akilov Pleads Guilty to Terrorism
February 14, 2018
Stockholm Attacker Rakhmat Akilov Pleads Guilty to Terrorism
Before the attack, Akilov was in touch with Islamic State recruiters via messaging apps.
Stockholm Attacker Rakhmat Akilov Pleads Guilty to Terrorism
CASA-1000 Creeps Toward Construction Bridging Central and South Asia
February 08, 2018
CASA-1000 Creeps Toward Construction Bridging Central and South Asia
The time is quickly approaching when the CASA-1000 countries need to actually start building things.
CASA-1000 Creeps Toward Construction Bridging Central and South Asia
Promise of Progress: Visas and Borders on the Uzbek-Tajik Agenda
January 12, 2018
Promise of Progress: Visas and Borders on the Uzbek-Tajik Agenda
An agreement on visa-free travel up to a month between Tajikistan and Uzbekistan is in the works.
Promise of Progress: Visas and Borders on the Uzbek-Tajik Agenda
Uzbekistan’s President to Visit Tajikistan Soon
January 09, 2018
Uzbekistan’s President to Visit Tajikistan Soon
While there's no date yet, the visit is expected in early 2018 and will mark a significant diplomatic step in the region.
Uzbekistan’s President to Visit Tajikistan Soon
Silk Road Fever and Another Corruption Report
January 06, 2018
Silk Road Fever and Another Corruption Report
As 2018 began, a glut of Central Asia-themed reports surfaced in major media outlets; recommended reads.
Silk Road Fever and Another Corruption Report
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