Tajikistan

Kyrgyz, Tajik troops move back from border after fighting that killed dozens

Kanat Shaku in Almaty May 3, 2021

Ceasefire said to be holding after presidents speak on phone and calls for calm from Russia, EU and OSCE.

Kyrgyz and Tajik citizens, armed forces come to deadly blows in border clashes

Kanat Shaku in Almaty April 29, 2021

At least three dead in showdown triggered over rights to water infrastructure. Evening ceasefire agreed.

Chinese researchers calculate Central Asia’s water waste, agriculture potential

David Trilling for Eurasianet April 28, 2021

If Central Asian farmers don’t radically change how they use water, the region will not feed China.

Persian-speaking Iran and Tajikistan boost defence relations

bne IntelIiNews April 8, 2021

Tajik Rahmon administration has long been wary of Tehran exporting Islamic Revolution to inhabitants opposed to Soviet-legacy rule.

CEE reels as third wave of COVID-19 breaks

bne IntelliNews April 3, 2021

A third wave of the coronavirus pandemic is sweeping through Emerging Europe. While Russia is expecting to reach herd immunity in the next two months, most other countries of the region have only just started their mass immunisation programmes.

Mystery as Tajik president Rahmon disappears from public view

bne IntelIiNews March 19, 2021

At this time of year, he is usually out and about taking part in Nowruz festivities. But it is his son Rustam Emomali who is presiding over events.

Rising inflation in Emerging Europe poses dilemma for central banks

bne IntelliNews March 17, 2021

With economies primed to rebound as pandemic restrictions are loosened, consumer prices could rise even further, reawakening an issue that has long been ignored.

ANALYSIS: Central Asia bond review

Maximilian Hess in London for EurasiaNet March 9, 2021

Despite the COVID crunch, Uzbekistan’s borrowing has blossomed. Tajikistan appears headed for trouble.

Facebook agrees to pay 18% sales tax in Tajikistan

bne IntelliNews March 4, 2021

Tajik government has been trying for two years to boost state revenues by forcing tech firms like Microsoft, Google, Facebook and Booking.com to pay taxes inside Tajikistan.

Tajikistan: Would-be future president’s interview underwhelms

Eurasianet February 12, 2021

Mayor Emomali says city hall spent $1.14mn on bus stops.

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