Tajikistan

March 16, 2020

Tajikistan: First Elections without Opposition and Emerging Power Transition

On March 1, 2020, the elections to Majlisi Namoyandagon, the lower house of Tajikistan’s parliament (Majlisi Oli), were held. These were the sixth elections after the country gained its independence in 1991. It is noteworthy that the parliamentary elections in Tajikistan are held every five years without any snap elections. […]
November 1, 2019

Key Directions of Tajikistan’s Current Foreign Policy

Central Asia is undergoing significant changes in terms of international relations. The leader-ship changes in the region that may lead to the transformation in regional dynamics coupled with the shift of interest of major powers to-wards the East, especially to Central Asia, are examples of this.   10 Views / […]
July 30, 2019

Is it worth to Expect Former Friendship in Tajikistan-Iran Relations?

The visit of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to Dushanbe to participate in the 5th summit of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) held on June 14-15 was signaled as an important milestone in recovering Iran-Tajik relationship. Tajik President Emomali Rahmon’s greeting “Welcome to your second […]
November 17, 2018

Rogun Hydropower Plant in Action: The First Unit is Commissioned

With Tajik President Rahmon’s words “Rogun will be the pride of every citizen of our country now and in the future, it will be the source of patriotism and dedication, as well as warm feelings and honor of the Tajik nation!”, the solemn ceremony of launching the first power generation […]
May 7, 2018

Tajikistan and NATO: Assistance-Based Partnership

Unlike other Central Asian states, Tajikistan was quite late in starting practical cooperation with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), mostly due to the civil war that raged in the country in the first half of 1990s. It became a member of the North Atlantic Cooperation Council, which was later […]
February 8, 2017

Tajikistan and Uzbekistan: Signs of Political and Economic Rapprochement

During the Soviet Union, Dushanbe and Tashkent used to have the tightest economic cooperation within the Central Asian region. When the Soviet Union collapsed, the Central Asian republics immediately felt its effect in terms of the economic recession, infrastructural disintegration and political tensions. After the civil war in Tajikistan in […]
September 14, 2016

Remittance Inflows to Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan in 2016: Current Trends and Prospects

Russia is an essentially important country for Central Asian migrant workers. Considering the fact that 60% of the remittance to the Central Asian countries is coming from Russia, there is a heavy reliance on the Russian economy by the region countries. In addition, remittance coming from Russia is an essentially […]
January 13, 2016

Rogun Dam Project: Challenges and Prospects

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union there have been an ongoing competition between the energy generation and irrigation sectors of the upstream and downstream countries in Central Asia. Hence, the downriver countries, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, mainly consume water for agricultural purposes, while the upstream countries, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, use water as a source of hydro energy. In the past, […]