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Tajikistan Lifts Internet Block on GBAO. What’s Next?
June 29, 2022

Tajikistan Lifts Internet Block on GBAO. What’s Next?

By Catherine Putz
As with previous rounds of unrest and crackdown in GBAO, the core issues remain unresolved.

Internet Severed Again in Tajikistan’s GBAO
May 25, 2022

Internet Severed Again in Tajikistan’s GBAO

By Catherine Putz
For much of the last six months, the internet has been either inaccessible or heavily curtailed in Tajikistan’s eastern autonomous region.
MMA Fighter Facing Charges in Tajikistan Over Pro-Pamiri Comments
April 06, 2022

MMA Fighter Facing Charges in Tajikistan Over Pro-Pamiri Comments

By Catherine Putz
The trial made an unexpected turn when an expert said Chorshanbe Chorshanbiev’s comments did not actually contain a call to violence.

In Tajikistan’s Pamir Mountains, Tensions Simmer Dangerously 
February 28, 2022

In Tajikistan’s Pamir Mountains, Tensions Simmer Dangerously 

By Agnieszka Pikulicka-Wilczewska
“Everyone wants this nightmare to end,” a resident of Khorog told The Diplomat via phone.

Central Asia Continues to Supply Electricity to Afghanistan
January 13, 2022

Central Asia Continues to Supply Electricity to Afghanistan

By Catherine Putz
In recent weeks, both Tajikistan and Uzbekistan have signed agreements with Afghanistan on energy supplies in 2022, despite unplanned outages.

A Look Back at 2021 in Central Asia
December 28, 2021

A Look Back at 2021 in Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
How did I do on my outlook for Central Asia 2021? 

Afghan Pilots Held in Tajikistan Finally Out
November 10, 2021

Afghan Pilots Held in Tajikistan Finally Out

By Catherine Putz
After nearly three months in limbo in a Tajik sanitorium, a group of 191 Afghans, many U.S.-trained pilots, have been flown out of the region.
EU-Central Asia Economic Forum: Is Central Asia Ready for More Assertive EU Policy?
November 10, 2021

EU-Central Asia Economic Forum: Is Central Asia Ready for More Assertive EU Policy?

By Katrina Keegan
At the EU-Central Asia Economic Forum, the EU kept its rhetoric uncontroversial. However, Central Asian countries signaled they may respond well to more ambitious EU goals.

Emomali in Paris: Tajikistan, Europe, and the Afghanistan Problem
October 20, 2021

Emomali in Paris: Tajikistan, Europe, and the Afghanistan Problem

By Catherine Putz
With no regional options for truly “like-minded” partners, France seems to be settling on Tajikistan as the best bet.

Will the Taliban’s Takeover Inspire Central Asian Extremists?
October 12, 2021

Will the Taliban’s Takeover Inspire Central Asian Extremists?

By Umida Hashimova
Central Asian governments seem more sensitive to domestic and regional threats possibly invigorated by the Taliban’s rise to power.

Tensions Rise Between Tajikistan and the Taliban
October 05, 2021

Tensions Rise Between Tajikistan and the Taliban

By Catherine Putz
Both Russia and Pakistan have reportedly urged Tajikistan and the Taliban to cool off their war of words, concerned about conflict on the border.
What’s Next for Afghan Pilots Who Escaped to Central Asia?
September 13, 2021

What’s Next for Afghan Pilots Who Escaped to Central Asia?

By Catherine Putz
With Uzbekistan under pressure, those who landed in Termez are being moved to the UAE. Those in Tajikistan are waiting. 

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