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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…

01.09.2023 Yuriy Zinin
Central Asian summit

The first summit between the six member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and five Central Asian countries (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan) was held recently in the Saudi city of Jeddah, and generated considerable media interest in the Middle East. Observers in the region have described the summit as “historic,” “promising” and “having a great potential.” They cite the joint declaration approved in the final session of the summit. In this document the two groups of nations emphasize…

18.03.2023 Vladimir Platov
Britain and France

Although, unlike the last war of 1812 with France, Russia and Britain were never openly at war with each other, the scale of the geopolitical confrontation between these two European states and Moscow has long existed and is constantly growing. Especially against the background of the current leaders of these two countries’…

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...