Silencing opposition figures, independent voices, and those defending the detained — a spotlight must be shone on the Tajik government’s human rights record.
Uzbekistan and Tajikistan take joint responsibility for their border with Afghanistan.
Related: Russian Army Forms a Battalion Equipped With Technicals Before the end of 2022, the Russian Army is supposed to field “sub-units” (battalions, companies, etc.) of gun trucks with its forces in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, an MOD source has informed Izvestiya. KamAZ and Ural trucks will get armor and machine guns, automatic grenade launchers, or even … Continue reading “Russia to Form Gun Truck Battalions”
Hussein Abdusamadov was the leader, and sole surviving member, of the group of Tajiks who killed four foreign cyclists in the summer of 2018.
To date, Central Asia has no confirmed cases of the virus but the region’s countries are certainly concerned.
One “election” down, one more to go this year for Tajikistan.
Ahead of parliamentary elections, Tajik authorities detained a journalist for publishing what it says are more than 200 articles “containing extremist content.”
A Tajik-Russian singer’s new video explores the double-bind of migration and assimilation.
Four more employees – one a driver – of RFE/RL’s Tajik Service have been given six-month accreditations. The press freedom battle goes on.
After fresh trouble in the Batken region, the Kyrgyz and Tajik sides have floated the possibility of a land swap to fix the border.
The Uzbek and Tajik sides have also moved on to demarcating their border, after extensive delimitation talks.
Regional cooperation and security were the top-line items of Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells’ recent trek to Tajikistan.
The agreement attempts to organize the recruitment of Tajik labor migrants who work seasonally in Russia.
Tajikistan and Turkmenistan were once again designated as “Countries of Particular Concern” for violations of religious freedom.
For Tajikistan to fulfill its potential it must develop its human capital, boost access to financing, and tap into international networks.
On November 6th, early in the morning at 7:50 AM local time, the Interior Ministry of the Republic of Tajikistan published a statement about an attack on a Tajik border outpost in “Ishqobod” along the border with Uzbekistan. … The post Did the US-funded Afghan Border Outpost Help Tajikistan in Neutralizing ISIS Terrorists? appeared first on … Continue reading “Did the US-funded Afghan Border Outpost Help Tajikistan in Neutralizing ISIS Terrorists?”
Tajikistan certainly faces security risks, Islamic State among them. But details on the recent incident are scarce,
A closer look at the significance of a recent development.
Nine RFE/RL journalists in Tajikistan will lose accreditation on November 1; it appears authorities have given the broadcaster the silent treatment.
Despite all the disastrous consequences of Donald Trump’s Syria policy, the U.S. president has in fact been right in one respect: The world has done far too little to find a solution for the individuals who once made up the Islamic State. In pulling U.S. troops out of Syria, Trump has said that Turkey is … Continue reading “Nobody Has a Plan for Thousands of ISIS Fighters Detained by Kurds in Syria”
Photo: Dr. Hakim Young. In September 2019, facing everyday dangers of the war and under constant pressure to view those from other tribes as enemies, young people from each of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces gathered for a three day “On the Road to Peace” conference in Kabul. 30th September 2019 / 8th Mezan 1398. Despite the … Continue reading “From Kabul: Youth on the Road to Peace”
by Sam Bhutia Cynics often ask if China’s flagship Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has increased trade between China and its neighbors, or if it threatens to trap participants in debt. There are myriad reasons why countries sign on to the BRI. Some seek to plug gaps in domestic infrastructure, some to improve global trade … Continue reading “Who Wins in China’s Great Central Asia Spending Spree?”
Militarized counternarcotics assistance to Tajikistan is akin to throwing money into a blazing fire.
“Two service members from the Bokhtar-quartered unit of the 201st Russian military base… were attacked by a mentally unstable resident of Bokhtar, who inflicted several stab wounds on them,” a source in the ministry said. The assailant, they said, is an outpatient of a psychiatric clinic. The wounded personnel were taken to a hospital in … Continue reading “Mental Patient Stabs 2 Russian Servicemen in Tajikistan – Tajik Interior Ministry”
Chinese participation in similar Vostok drills last year has not alienated India but has to the contrary spurred New Delhi to take part itself The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has dispatched more than 1,600 troops, aircraft, tanks, and military support equipment to a large-scale Russian military exercise, dubbed Center-2019 (Tsentr-2019), held from September 16 … Continue reading “China, India and Pakistan Join Russia’s Massive Annual Military Drill”
Relations are good between Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, but a grave water crisis still looms.
Pamir Highway between Osh and Khorog near Tajik-Afghan border Compared to the events two decades ago when the Afghan Taliban appeared in the Amu Darya region in northern Afghanistan and Central Asian states and Russia went into feverish tantrums, there is an eerie calm palpable in the steppes today. The contrast couldn’t be sharper. In … Continue reading “Central Asian steppes mutely watch Taliban’s surge”
by Danny Sjursen Could Donald Trump end the Afghan war someday? I don’t know if such a possibility has been on your mind, but it’s certainly been on the mind of this retired U.S. Army major who fought in that land so long ago. And here’s the context in which I’ve been thinking about that … Continue reading “How America’s Wars End (Messily)”
Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan’s presidents met recently to discuss border delimitation in the wake of recent violence.
by James M. Dorsey China and Russia are as much allies as they are rivals. A joint Tajik-Chinese military exercise in a Tajik region bordering on China’s troubled north-western region of Xinjiang suggests that increased Chinese-Russian military cooperation has not eroded gradually mounting rivalry in Central Asia, long viewed by Moscow as its backyard. The … Continue reading “Shifting Sands: Chinese Encroachment in Central Asia and Challenges to U.S. Supremacy in the Gulf”
GENEVA (25 July 2019) — The UN Human Rights Committee has published its find-ings on the civil and political rights record of countries it examined during its latest ses-sion: Equatorial Guinea, Mauritania, Netherlands, Nigeria, Paraguay, and Tajikistan.
Comparing Tajikistan’s last two reviews by the Human Rights Committee, it’s clear Dushnabe isn’t interested in improvement.
by Heinz Gärtner The EU-3 (France, Germany, and the United Kingdom) and three other UN-Security Council members (U.S., China, and Russia) negotiated an agreement with Iran in July 2015 in Vienna that limited Iran’s nuclear program, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). This agreement, widely hailed by arms control experts, is based … Continue reading “What Iran Could Do to Support the Europeans”
Enforced disappearance: Experts urge Tajikistan to comprehensively address challenges GENEVA (5 July 2019) – UN experts said today Tajikistan faces significant challenges in dealing with the issue of enforced disappearances. “We leave Tajikistan with …
Since its last review at the UN Human Rights Committee, Tajikistan has pursued a significant crackdown on political rights.
With a new agreement on an old tunnel, and Tehran on the hunt for friends, the tide is pulling Iran and Tajikistan back together for now.
Last week Iran’s President Rouhani concluded a trip to Tajikistan to attend CICA. The visit of the Iranian president to Dushanbe came after a period of four years. The last meeting between the Presidents of the two countries was … The post Iran and Tajikistan – Towards Pragmatic Relations? appeared first on Global Research.
An agreement to develop the major Yakchilva deposit, which is estimated to have 205 tonnes of silver, was signed between the Tajikistan government and China’s Kashgar Xinyu Dadi Mining Investment company, the local Radio Ozodi station reported. The details of the deal on which the government allowed the Chinese company to develop the deposit remain … Continue reading “Russian Neighbouring Country Gives China Rights to Major Silver Deposit”
A new WSJ report cites a Tajik official claiming China is much more deeply involved in Tajikistan than it admits.
The Bishkek Declaration, issued after the summit meeting (June 14-15) of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation devotes one sentence praising China’s Belt and Road Initiative: “The Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan and the Republic of Uzbekistan reaffirm their support for China’s Belt and … Continue reading “Modi Discovers Eurasia, Swings Back From US to China and Russia”
The Islamic State group has lost its caliphate in Syria and Iraq, but in the forbidding mountains of northeastern Afghanistan the group is expanding its footprint, recruiting new fighters and plotting attacks on the United States and other Western countries, according to U.S. and Afghan security officials. Nearly two decades after the U.S.-led invasion, the … Continue reading “US Intel Officers in Kabul: The Taliban Are Fighting the Real Terrorist Threat From Afghanistan, Islamic State”
In recent weeks, high-level Russian security and intelligence officials have made trips to Dushanbe.
The United States is retreating from the global community under a president who rejected the Paris Climate Accords and denigrates NAFTA and NATO. This provides an opportunity for China to play a greater role in global affairs. This provides the backdrop for the 19th Party Congress, as China seeks to balance external influence with domestic … Continue reading “China’s green planning for the world starts with infrastructure”
Drawing by Nathaniel St. Clair Now that Mueller’s $40 million Humpty Trumpty investigation is over and found wanting of its original purpose (to retire Trump), perhaps the ruling class can return without interruption to the business of destroying the world with ordnance, greenhouse gases, and regime changes. A few more CIA-organized blackouts in Venezuela (it’s … Continue reading “RussiaGate is Dead! Long Live Russiagate!”