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What Tajikistan’s Persecution of Faromuz Irgashev Really Means
December 02, 2022

What Tajikistan’s Persecution of Faromuz Irgashev Really Means

By Catherine Putz
The journey of Faromuz Irgashev from presidential hopeful to prison underscores Tajikistan’s total descent into authoritarianism.

US Focuses Attention on Central Asia With New Economic Initiative
November 09, 2022

US Focuses Attention on Central Asia With New Economic Initiative

By Catherine Putz
U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Donald Lu's trip to Central Asia seeks to “reinforce the United States’ commitment to each country’s independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity."
Tajik-made Iranian Drones Are Not in Ukraine Either
November 01, 2022

Tajik-made Iranian Drones Are Not in Ukraine Either

By Catherine Putz
The kind of Iranian drones Tajikistan has an agreement to manufacture are not those seen in the sky over Ukraine.

Tajik Journalist Abdullo Ghurbati Sentenced to 7.5 Years After Closed-Door Trial
October 05, 2022

Tajik Journalist Abdullo Ghurbati Sentenced to 7.5 Years After Closed-Door Trial

By Catherine Putz
Half a dozen journalists in Tajikistan have been detained in the last few months in a worrying, and wide, crackdown on media in the country.

The Difficult Path Toward De-escalation on the Kyrgyz-Tajik Border
September 28, 2022

The Difficult Path Toward De-escalation on the Kyrgyz-Tajik Border

By Catherine Putz
A protocol reportedly signed over the weekend would see both vacate four border posts each but is shadowed by domestic critiques in Kyrgyzstan and a lack of clarity in Tajikistan.

Escalating Conflict on the Kyrgyz-Tajik Border: Whither the Regional Security Order?
September 22, 2022

Escalating Conflict on the Kyrgyz-Tajik Border: Whither the Regional Security Order?

By Asel Doolotkeldieva and Madeleine Reeves
Conflicts have intensified across the former Soviet Union, now in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. It’s a worrying and disillusioning development for the region. 

More than a ‘Border Skirmish’ Between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan
September 19, 2022

More than a ‘Border Skirmish’ Between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

By Aijan Sharshenova
The recent outbreak of hostilities on the Kyrgyz-Tajik border represents a dangerous escalation from previous tension and skirmishes to a distinct act of aggression.
Russia Brands Exiled Tajik Opposition Party a ‘Terrorist’ Organization
September 14, 2022

Russia Brands Exiled Tajik Opposition Party a ‘Terrorist’ Organization

By Catherine Putz
The designation by Russia of the IRPT as an extremist organization may put Tajik citizens in Russia further at risk.

Afghan Refugees Face Uncertainty in Central Asia
September 08, 2022

Afghan Refugees Face Uncertainty in Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
In recent days, Tajikistan has been criticized by the U.N. Refugee Agency for deporting Afghan refugees.

Islamic State Khorasan’s Expanded Vision in South and Central Asia
August 26, 2022

Islamic State Khorasan’s Expanded Vision in South and Central Asia

By Lucas Webber and Riccardo Valle
The expansion of ISKP propaganda outreach, recruitment, and fundraising efforts may have significant security implications for countries in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region and possibly beyond. 

GBAO Reportedly Preparing for a Presidential Visit
August 24, 2022

GBAO Reportedly Preparing for a Presidential Visit

By Catherine Putz
Tajik President Emomali Rahmon is expected to make a visit to GBAO in early September, though no official announcement has been made.
Military Exercises in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan Illustrate Regional Cooperation and Concerns
August 10, 2022

Military Exercises in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan Illustrate Regional Cooperation and Concerns

By Catherine Putz
A Tajik-Uzbek joint military exercise concluded in Uzbekistan just as a U.S.-organized regional military exercise kicked off in Tajikistan.

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