9 February 2016
Troop Drawdown in Tajikistan Has Kremlinologists Puzzled
Moscow recently pledged to increase its military commitment near the Afghan border. Now it foresees a smaller, more mobile force.
1 February 2016
Court Extends Tajik Islamic Party Lawyer’s Detention

Buzurgmehr Yorov was arrested in September soon after agreeing to represent now-banned Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan.

28 January 2016
Tajik President Names Daughter Chief Of Staff

‘Leader of the Nation’ Emomali Rahmon is reputedly seeking a constitutional change that would allow his eldest son to become president in 2020.

14 January 2016
Tajikistan and the Other Refugee Crisis

Although among the poorest countries in Asia, Tajikistan is a relatively welcoming destination for Afghani refugees.

11 December 2015
Tajik Lawmakers Propose Lifelong Immunity for President
Activists slam bill naming President Emomali Rahmon ‘Leader of the Nation’ that would also protect his family and their property.

3 December 2015
Security Concerns Prompt Tajikistan SIM Card Clamp Down
After legalizing blocking of internet, telephones during ‘counterterrorism’ operations, Dushanbe targets SIM cards.
3 November 2015
Kerry Urges Central Asia Regimes to Respect Rights

Washington tries to strike uneasy balance between human rights and pragmatism in the region.

29 October 2015
War on Terror to Dominate Kerry’s Central Asia Tour

U.S. diplomatic chief’s first trip to region will feature visits to some of the least free countries on the planet.

20 October 2015
Dushanbe Residents in Bid to Save Soviet-Era Buildings

Decrepit old structures must go, but plans for their replacements are classified, official claims.

19 October 2015
CIS Leaders Agree to Extend Military Cooperation Premium

Leaders of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) have signed 17 agreements on military cooperation.





Moldovan diaries

The Moldovan Diaries is a multimedia, interactive examination of the country's ethnic, religious, social and political identities by Paolo Paterlini and Cesare De Giglio.

This innovative approach to story telling gives voice to ordinary people and takes the reader on the virtual trip across Moldovan rural and urban landscapes. 

It is a unique and intimate map of the nation.

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