Tajikistan

27 November 2018
ISIS Involved in Mass Prison Riot, Dushanbe Admits

Official stance marks turnaround for regime, which typically blames ‘terrorism’ on local Islamist group.

 
20 November 2018
Tajik Mega-Dam Starts Producing Power Premium

Rogun dam project was for long a sore point with neighbor Uzbekistan, but international investors felt the potential gains outweighed the risk.

 
8 November 2018
Rare Protest Flares in Gorno-Badakhshan Premium

Bordering Afghanistan and China, the Tajik region jealously guards its relative independence from the central government.

 
5 September 2018
Transforming Tajikistan

A new book focuses on Tajik society’s turn to Islam as a means of coping with disorder. From openDemocracy.

By Edward Lemon
 
23 August 2018
Tajik Leader Returns Uzbek President’s Historic Visit Premium

With Uzbek leader Mirziyoyev winning kudos for opening up to the world, could his neighbor be tempted to follow a similar path?

 
10 August 2018
Tajikistan Insists Islamic State Did Not Kill Western Tourists Premium

Officials are sticking to their original story, blaming the attack on a domestic Islamist party.

 
31 July 2018
Dushanbe Blames Deadly Tourist Attack on Home-Grown Terrorists Premium

ISIS has also claimed responsibility for Sunday’s killings of Western cyclists.

 
30 July 2018
Human Rights Groups Say Sick Tajik Boy Victim of Politically Motivated Travel Ban Premium

Critically ill boy, needing treatment abroad, is the grandson of leader of banned party.

 
12 July 2018
Tajikistan Sentences Journalist to 12 Years in Jail

Khairullo Mirsaidov’s case has garnered little attention from the international community. From Eurasianet. 

 
8 June 2018
Tajikistan: No Laughing Matter as Comedian Journalist Goes on Trial Premium

Mirsaidov was swiftly arrested after complaining to the president about corruption. From Eurasianet.

 

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