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Central Asian States Take on ‘False Information’
June 26, 2020

Central Asian States Take on ‘False Information’

By Catherine Putz
Laws put in place to support the fight against COVID-19 by targeting false information are easily abused to crack down on negative opinions and dissent.

Tajikistan’s Most Fearless Lawyer Remains Behind Bars
June 12, 2020

Tajikistan’s Most Fearless Lawyer Remains Behind Bars

By Catherine Putz
Buzurgmehr Yorov bravely took on the defense of the IRPT leadership and, like his clients, lost his freedom.
How to Talk About Feminism in Tajikistan
May 29, 2020

How to Talk About Feminism in Tajikistan

By Lolisanam Ulugova
Issues of feminism and gender activism in Tajik society are controversial.

Another Incident on the Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan Border
May 28, 2020

Another Incident on the Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan Border

By Catherine Putz
On May 24, shots were fired in the contentious border area. And reportedly again on May 27. 

Post-Pandemic Central Asia: Moving Beyond ‘Helicopter Money’
May 20, 2020

Post-Pandemic Central Asia: Moving Beyond ‘Helicopter Money’

By Gregory Gleason
Social and economic upheaval at such a scale as experienced amid the COVID-19 pandemic unavoidably entails political effects.

Tajik President Replaces Health Minister
May 06, 2020

Tajik President Replaces Health Minister

By Catherine Putz
Now that Tajikistan has admitted the presence of COVID-19 in the country, the bad news will likely only grow.

Zero to 15: Tajikistan Finally Confirms First Cases of COVID-19
April 30, 2020

Zero to 15: Tajikistan Finally Confirms First Cases of COVID-19

By Catherine Putz
The announcement confirms what experts long suspected, but the government denied: the pandemic has arrived in Tajikistan.
Have Press Freedoms Improved in Central Asia?
April 30, 2020

Have Press Freedoms Improved in Central Asia?

By Colleen Wood
What does a new global press freedom index really say about Central Asia?

Are There Really No COVID-19 Cases in Tajikistan?
April 28, 2020

Are There Really No COVID-19 Cases in Tajikistan?

By Catherine Putz
Dushanbe’s denials are simply unbelievable; its belated responses to the pandemic “cruel and inept at the same time.”

Human Rights Beyond the Time of Coronavirus
April 24, 2020

Human Rights Beyond the Time of Coronavirus

By Catherine Putz
Central Asia has seldom been a haven of respect for human rights and the coronavirus pandemic opens new opportunities for abuse.

Tajik President’s Son Officially Second-in-Line to Presidency
April 20, 2020

Tajik President’s Son Officially Second-in-Line to Presidency

By Catherine Putz
With his election as chair of the Tajik parliament's upper house, Rustam Emomali is now officially second-in-line to the presidency.
How Attractive are Markets in Central Asia and the South Caucasus?
April 16, 2020

How Attractive are Markets in Central Asia and the South Caucasus?

By Stanislav Pritchin
Investment attractiveness can be earned. How successful have the former Soviet states been in that regard?

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