Tajikistan

Can Tajik-Kyrgyz border conflict spiral into war?

IWPR June 2, 2021

Following the worst fighting in years, experts warn that states need to urgently build trust and solve humanitarian issues.

Russia addressing ‘growing Central Asia security concerns’

bne IntelIiNews May 31, 2021

Kremlin takes stock of serious border clash between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan and bracing of region for Taliban reaction to pullout of US troops from Afghanistan by September.

Tajikistan: Long-struggling banks finally liquidated

Kamila Ibragimova for Eurasianet May 24, 2021

All efforts to save Agroinvestbank and Tojiksodirotbank have failed.

Perspectives | Xi’an meeting marks a new chapter for China in Central Asia

Srdjan Uljevic for Eurasianet May 20, 2021

As the only major power at the table, China sets the agenda.

DATACRUNCH: the bne car ownership/age index

bne IntelliNews May 16, 2021

bne IntelliNews has introduced a new index, the bne Car Ownership/Age index (bneCOR), that cuts through the contradictions and paints a much clearer picture of just how far the middle class has come in each country.

MACRO ADVISORY: The five Stans back in the Game

Chris Weafer of Macro-Advisory in Moscow May 14, 2021

Now Central Asia has opened up, its major resources mean the rest of the world is paying more attention.

Armenia asks Moscow-led CSTO to respond to Azerbaijan’s ‘provocative troop incursions’

bne IntelIiNews May 13, 2021

France’s president Macron and US congressman Schiff express support for Yerevan.

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.

DATACRUNCH: Inflation surges across Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus

Ben Aris n Berlin May 3, 2021

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union inflation been falling and dropped to post-Soviet lows in the last two years. Now it’s back. The countries of Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus are worst affected

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.

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