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To Prevent Violent Extremism in Tajikistan, Promote Religious Freedom
June 11, 2021

To Prevent Violent Extremism in Tajikistan, Promote Religious Freedom

By Tony Perkins and Nury Turkel
Washington should promote and directly incorporate religious freedom training as a requirement for Tajikistan to receive aid.

Top US Diplomat Holds Call With Tajik Counterpart
June 03, 2021

Top US Diplomat Holds Call With Tajik Counterpart

By Catherine Putz
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken had a phone call on June 1 with his Tajik counterpart.
Kyrgyz-Tajik Border Woes Lead to Wider Bilateral Tensions
May 27, 2021

Kyrgyz-Tajik Border Woes Lead to Wider Bilateral Tensions

By Catherine Putz
A lack of communication bedevils current Kyrgyz-Tajik relations.

Taliban Tells Afghanistan’s Neighbors Not to Host US Forces
May 26, 2021

Taliban Tells Afghanistan’s Neighbors Not to Host US Forces

By Catherine Putz
"If such a step is taken, then the responsibility for all the misfortunes and difficulties lies upon those who commit such mistakes.”

Young People, Social Media, and Urban Transformation of Dushanbe
May 12, 2021

Young People, Social Media, and Urban Transformation of Dushanbe

By Sher Khashimov and Tahmina Inoyatova
In the Tajik capital, young people turn to social media to document and discuss the changing face of the city. 

Violent Clashes at the Troublesome Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan Border 
May 04, 2021

Violent Clashes at the Troublesome Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan Border 

By Catherine Putz
Last week’s violence was some of the worst the border has seen, with more than 40 killed. 

Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan Trade Blame for Cross-border Shelling
April 29, 2021

Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan Trade Blame for Cross-border Shelling

By Associated Press
Reportedly one Kyrgyz man has been killed in the clashes over a long-unsettled border between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.
What Tajik Gold Smuggling Bust Tells Us About Afghanistan
April 27, 2021

What Tajik Gold Smuggling Bust Tells Us About Afghanistan

By Catherine Putz
As uncertainty persists in Afghanistan, some will seek to smuggle cash and gold out via Central Asia.

Settling Central Asia’s Borders Is No Easy Task
April 10, 2021

Settling Central Asia’s Borders Is No Easy Task

By Catherine Putz
People on both sides of these possibly shifting borders have strong feelings about it.

US-Central Asia: New Trilateral Dialogues Bring Regional Focus to Afghanistan
April 06, 2021

US-Central Asia: New Trilateral Dialogues Bring Regional Focus to Afghanistan

By Akram Umarov
In May 2020 and March 2021, the United States started up two new trilateral dialogues pairing Afghanistan with Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. 

Which Central Asian Students Can Return to Russia to Study?
March 25, 2021

Which Central Asian Students Can Return to Russia to Study?

By Catherine Putz
Tajik students, for now, are not among those being allowed to return to their studies in Russia. 
Tajikistan’s Catch-22: Foreign Investment and Sovereignty Risks
March 24, 2021

Tajikistan’s Catch-22: Foreign Investment and Sovereignty Risks

By Bob Rehorst and Wouter Kuijl
How ineffective foreign investment and corrupt state elites pose a threat to the sovereignty of Central Asia’s poorest nation.

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