Tajikistan
25.01.2024 Boris Kushhov

Rosatom’s most active development in Central Asia to date has been the creation of the first energy facility of its kind in Uzbekistan – the Jizzakh NPP. In September 2018, Russia and Uzbekistan signed an intergovernmental agreement on the construction of a nuclear power plant. In September 2023, the Joint Commission at the level of the heads of government of Russia and Uzbekistan discussed issues related to the construction of the NPP. Survey work commenced at a promising construction site near Lake Tuzkan around the same time. On November 28, 2023, Alexey Likhachev…

19.01.2024 Boris Kushhov

The September-December 2023 period witnesses significant progress in the harmonization of the most territorially disputed border in Central Asia, namely the border between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. Of the nearly 1,000 kilometers of the line separating the two republics, almost 400 kilometers remained uncoordinated for many years Now the parties are announcing deadlines for the completion of all work designed to exhaust the conflict potential of the problem. Work on harmonizing the Tajik-Kyrgyz border intensified in October 2023 – almost 75 kilometers of the border…

22.12.2023 Dmitry Sinelnikov

In the period from November 27 to 28, 2023, the 11th meeting of the Herat Security Dialogue was held in the capital of the Republic of Tajikistan, Dushanbe. The event was organized by the Afghan Institute for Strategic Studies (AISS), which was relocated to the UK after the Taliban came to power in 2021. It is worth noting that Tajikistan has become the venue for the international conference on Afghan issues for the second year in a row. The event was attended by more than 150 people, including foreign experts, former politicians, representatives of international organizations…

21.12.2023 Boris Kushhov

Tajikistan is one of the most mountainous countries in Central Asia and the world, which makes hydropower one of the country’s most important industries. The Panj, the Vakhsh, the Kofarnihon, and the Zarafshon are the republic’s water and energy resources, which were projected to be 527 billion KWh per year (the eighth indication in the world), with the republic developing only 2%.  The complete utilization of all hydro resources in energy needs will theoretically be enough to power all of Central Asia with electricity three…

08.12.2023 Boris Kushhov

Tajikistan established diplomatic relations with Iran, with which has close cultural and ethnic links, despite the lack of a common border, at the very beginning of its existence as an independent state,– on January 9, 1992, when Iran became the first country to recognize the sovereignty of the new republic. Since there have been frequent bilateral meetings at the highest level, including talks between the presidents of the two countries: the Tajik president has traveled to Iran 14 times, while Iranian presidents have visited Dushanbe 13 times. In the late 2000s and early 2010s…

04.12.2023 Boris Kushhov

On 21 November, the leaders of Russia and Tajikistan – V. Putin and E. Rakhmon – met in Moscow. During the meeting, they assessed the thirty-year experience of relations between the two countries, counting from the date of signing an agreement on friendship, co-operation and mutual assistance between the two states in 1993. The leaders of Russia and Tajikistan noted the “friendly and businesslike atmosphere” in the relations between the two countries, describing bilateral contacts as “unbreakable alliance between Russia and Tajikistan” According to Tajik President Rakhmon…

08.03.2023 Vladimir Platov

While Tajikistan, one of the five Central Asian (CA) states, is not a significant trade and investment partner for the US due to the size of its economy and its geographical isolation, it remains nonetheless a unique and crucial springboard for Washington to counter Russia and China. American interest in Tajikistan stems primarily...

30.11.2022 Vladimir Platov

As per the statement posted on the website of the Open Society Foundation (“Open Society” or Soros Foundation – which was declared an undesirable organization in Russia back in 2015), the so-called “charity” of American billionaire George Soros, whose fortune is estimated by Forbes at $6.7 billion, has decided to close its branch – the “Assistance Fund” – in Tajikistan. The alleged reason for this decision...

21.09.2022 Valery Kulikov

Another shooting occurred which preceded a breakout of the conflict on the Tajik-Kyrgyz border on September 14. According to information from the Kyrgyz Border Service, Tajik military forces used civilians as human shields during the armed incident on the border, as well as MLRS and aircraft...

18.05.2022 Valery Kulikov

Ever since the withdrawal of the last US troops from Afghanistan and the fall of the country to the Taliban (a terrorist organization banned in the Russian Federation), Washington has been unable to come to terms with the loss of its influence in the region. It is therefore doing all it can to turn the Central Asian...

04.12.2021 Vladimir Platov

On November 28, the 15th Summit of the Leaders of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) Member-States was held in Ashgabat, the capital of Turkmenistan, with the participation of the heads of state and governments of Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkey...

21.11.2021 Valery Kulikov

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is well known for his resounding appeals built on the political doctrine of Pan-Ottomanism, which emerged in Turkey in the 1970s, according to which all subjects of the Ottoman Empire are members of a single nation, the Ottomans. However, such verbal passage has been...