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How the War on Drugs Is Making Tajikistan More Authoritarian
July 09, 2018

How the War on Drugs Is Making Tajikistan More Authoritarian

By Bardia Rahmani
Counternarcotics assistance to Tajikistan is one area in which the U.S. might rightfully rethink its approach.

US Transfers $6 Million in Vehicles and Equipment to Tajikistan
May 12, 2017

US Transfers $6 Million in Vehicles and Equipment to Tajikistan

By Catherine Putz
More stuff for Tajikistan's border services, courtesy of Washington.
Springtime Is Counterterrorism Training Time in Tajikistan
March 28, 2017

Springtime Is Counterterrorism Training Time in Tajikistan

By Catherine Putz
On Monday, both Russia and the United States began separate military training drills with Tajik forces.

In 2017, What Does CENTCOM Care About in Central Asia?
March 11, 2017

In 2017, What Does CENTCOM Care About in Central Asia?

By Catherine Putz
A new year, a new posture statement to parse.

What to Expect From US Central Asia Policy Under President Trump
November 14, 2016

What to Expect From US Central Asia Policy Under President Trump

By Casey Michel
More of the same policy of neglect, save for added mutual admiration of authoritarian tactics and kleptocratic expansion.

US Donates $12 Million Worth of Equipment to Tajikistan Border Guards
August 20, 2016

US Donates $12 Million Worth of Equipment to Tajikistan Border Guards

By Casey Michel
Including $3 million dollars worth of Jeep Wranglers.

5 Central Asian Foreign Ministers Convene in Washington
August 03, 2016

5 Central Asian Foreign Ministers Convene in Washington

By Catherine Putz
The C5+1 is Washington's latest attempt at making diplomatic progress, of any kind, in Central Asia.
The Unsurprising Doldrums of US-Central Asia Trade
August 03, 2016

The Unsurprising Doldrums of US-Central Asia Trade

By Casey Michel
Washington's trade with Central Asia experienced a drastic drop in 2015 and recovery prospects look dim.

Washington’s Budgets for Central Asia Grow
June 14, 2016

Washington’s Budgets for Central Asia Grow

By Catherine Putz
But the tension between security and human rights hamstrings U.S. policy.

Tajik President Says ‘Certain States’ Have ‘Evil Plans’ for Tajikistan
January 22, 2016

Tajik President Says ‘Certain States’ Have ‘Evil Plans’ for Tajikistan

By Casey Michel
By externalizing Dushanbe’s problems, Rahmon is avoiding domestic responsibility.

US Secretary of State to Visit All Five Central Asian States
October 28, 2015

US Secretary of State to Visit All Five Central Asian States

By Catherine Putz
You could call it the “grand Stan slam.”
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