Tajikistan

1 September 2015
Ismayilova, Fierce Critic of Aliev Regime, Jailed
Plus, Tajikistan bans Islamist party and a blacklisted Russian singer is given permission for EU entry on medical grounds.
 
26 August 2015
Tajikistan Steps Up Fight Against Black-Clad Women

Dushanbe’s war on the wrong clothes looks set to step up a gear as the authorities resolve to crack down on anything they perceive as dangerous, radical Islam. From EurasiaNet.org.

 
17 August 2015
Tajikistan: Anxious Times on the Afghan Border

Dushanbe watches increased Taliban activity near its borders with rising concern. From EurasiaNet.org.

 
6 August 2015
Ukraine Warns of ‘Last Chance’ for Debt Compromise, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan Send Troops to Border
Plus, three accused in brutal attack on Croatian investigative journalist and France and Russia scupper the Mistral warship deal.
By Brian Kenety, Ioana Caloianu, Thomas Chan Tsz Chun, and Evgeny Deulin
 
4 August 2015
Kosovo Lawmakers Approve War Crimes Court, Ukrainian Exiles Seek Ouster of Kyiv Government

Plus, Russian shoppers get a welcome break from high food prices, and archeologists map the site of the demolished Great Synagogue of Vilnius.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Thomas Chan Tsz Chun, and Evgeny Deulin
 
21 July 2015
Eastern EU Countries Agree to Host Refugees, Shock at Maria Gaidar’s Ukraine Move
Plus, Belarus bars jailed politician from presidential run and mystery deepens around five Czechs kidnapped in Lebanon.
By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Evgeny Deulin
 

3 July 2015
Moscow Blasts Draft MH17 Report, UN Asks Hungary to Rethink Tighter Asylum Proposals

Plus, a self-described IS militant uses social media to denounce his native Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan fumes over a separatist’s invitation to London.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Thomas Chan Tsz Chun
 
22 June 2015
Kremlin Aide Warns U.S. Against Arms Deployment, Slovak Schools Slammed Over Roma Policies

Plus, Tajikistan moves to silence renegade special forces commander, and the UN blasts Hungary’s anti-immigrant billboards.

By Timothy Spence
 
16 June 2015
Ukraine Peace Talks Resume, Macedonia Frees Captive Migrants

Plus, four Tajikistani border guards released after months as Taliban hostages, and Kazakhstan nears the finish of a WTO membership marathon.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
5 June 2015
Graft Threatens Health Grants in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan

An audit by a major donor uncovers evidence of theft, imperiling programs for AIDS and tuberculosis. From EurasiaNet.org.

By Chris Rickleton
 

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