Tajikistan

Settling Central Asia’s Borders Is No Easy Task

Shortly after declaring that the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border issues were resolved “100 percent,” the head of Kyrgyzstan’s State Committee for National Security Kamchybek Tashiev changed his tune, underscoring the deep difficulties …

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Can rugged Central Asia solve border disputes

At a meeting last week, March 11, the presidents of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, Sadyr Zhaparov and Shavkat Mirziyoyev, respectively, agreed to open land and air communications between Uzbekistan and the Uzbekistani exclave of Sokh inside Kyrgyzstan, The Jamestown Foundation writes. Additionally, they pledged to resolve their disagreement over the disputed Unkur-Too territory, which Tashkent had claimed even though Bishkek has long viewed it as a critical part of Kyrgyzstan because it is the site of a television transmission station that country needs

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Digital future as an alternative to unemployment or migration in Tajikistan

The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified development challenges and sharpened the view on opportunities to overcome them. Evidently, policymakers were confronted with the healthcare system’s limitations, and the socio-economic impacts from the crisis directed the focus on social assistance, agriculture and food processing, and the need for accelerating reforms necessary to develop more of a partnership with the private sector, World Bank writes

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Happy Defender Of Fatherland Day!

Today, on February 23rd, The Defender of the Fatherland Day is celebrated in Russia, Belarus, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Russian President Vladimir Putin has praised combat capability of the Armed Forces, thanking all servicemen for the …

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Tajikistan introduces military service exemption tax

Young men in Tajikistan who wish to forgo the dreaded experience of military service may now do so by paying a fee to the government. This opt-out provision came into effect on February 4 under changes to legislation regulating conscription, Eurasianet writes in the article Tajikistan: Military service exemption tax comes into effect. A representative at the Defense Ministry told Eurasianet that the size of the fee is not yet known and will later be calculated by the government

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Tajikistan returning to electricity rationing regime

Tajikistan’s state-owned electricity utility company has reportedly reintroduced power rationing across most of the country in response to a drop in water levels at a key hydroelectric dam. The government has not been compelled to limit how …

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Putin holds talks with President of Tajikistan

Russian President Vladimir Putin held telephone talks with his Tajik counterpart Emomali Rahmon, during which the parties touched upon the developments in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict zone and Belarus, as well as settlement prospects in …

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Will Tajikistan Ever Join the Eurasian Economic Union?

In the past few weeks, there were some discussions inside Tajikistan about its potential membership in the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). Although for Tajikistan, joining the EAEU has been on the table for a while, there are indications that …

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