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The International Community Must Put a Spotlight on Tajikistan’s Human Rights Record
April 02, 2020

The International Community Must Put a Spotlight on Tajikistan’s Human Rights Record

By Scott Martin
Silencing opposition figures, independent voices, and those defending the detained -- a spotlight must be shone on the Tajik government’s human rights record.

Border Closures in Eurasia Complicate Migrant Worker Movement
March 24, 2020

Border Closures in Eurasia Complicate Migrant Worker Movement

By Catherine Putz
With COVID-19 causing border closures, Central Asia's migrant workers are stuck and out of luck.
Uzbekistan and Tajikistan Engage in Joint Military Exercises
March 23, 2020

Uzbekistan and Tajikistan Engage in Joint Military Exercises

By Umida Hashimova
Uzbekistan and Tajikistan take joint responsibility for their border with Afghanistan.

Tajik Islamic State Sympathizer and Attack Ringleader Dies in Prison
March 04, 2020

Tajik Islamic State Sympathizer and Attack Ringleader Dies in Prison

By Catherine Putz
Hussein Abdusamadov was the leader, and sole surviving member, of the group of Tajiks who killed four foreign cyclists in the summer of 2018.

Tajikistan Blocks Entry of Citizens From 35 Countries Over Coronavirus Fears
March 04, 2020

Tajikistan Blocks Entry of Citizens From 35 Countries Over Coronavirus Fears

By Catherine Putz
To date, Central Asia has no confirmed cases of the virus but the region's countries are certainly concerned.

Tajik ‘Election’ Delivers Expected Result
March 03, 2020

Tajik ‘Election’ Delivers Expected Result

By Catherine Putz
One “election” down, one more to go this year for Tajikistan. 

How Iran and Turkey Compete in Central Asian Trade
February 25, 2020

How Iran and Turkey Compete in Central Asian Trade

By Omid Rahimi and Ali Heydari
A closer look at how two pivotal players factor into subregional dynamics in this domain.
A New Era of Strategic Partnership: The US Engages to Find Opportunities in Central Asia
February 13, 2020

A New Era of Strategic Partnership: The US Engages to Find Opportunities in Central Asia

By Kristen Cheriegate
Central Asia will generally welcome -- and want -- U.S. attention, but will want a degree of circumspection.

A New US Strategy for Central Asia: Continuity Under Better Conditions
February 06, 2020

A New US Strategy for Central Asia: Continuity Under Better Conditions

By Catherine Putz
The new strategy revolves around a familiar “holy trinity” -- independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity -- while acknowledging the power of new regional dynamics.

Tajik Journalist Facing Extremism Charges
February 04, 2020

Tajik Journalist Facing Extremism Charges

By Catherine Putz
Ahead of parliamentary elections, Tajik authorities detained a journalist for publishing what it says are more than 200 articles “containing extremist content.”

Wuhan Coronavirus: What About Central Asia?
January 29, 2020

Wuhan Coronavirus: What About Central Asia?

By Catherine Putz
There are, so far, no confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Central Asia.
Accreditation Battle Continues Between RFE/RL and Tajikistan
January 24, 2020

Accreditation Battle Continues Between RFE/RL and Tajikistan

By Catherine Putz
Four more employees - one a driver - of RFE/RL's Tajik Service have been given six-month accreditations. The press freedom battle goes on.

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