Borders in Central Asia have long been a problem. They were drawn by the Soviet government in the 1920s as part of its nation-building effort to divide the communities of the region, and these administrative lines changed many times over the ensuing decades.
Tajikistan will hold the chairmanship of the OSCE Forum for Security Cooperation (FSC) from May to August 2019. The Forum’s Security Dialogues are an opportunity for the 57 OSCE member States to discuss issues of military security and stability in Europe.
Climate change will have negative implications for water availability in the region of Central Asia, Lilia Burunciuc, World Bank Regional Director for Central Asia, told Trend in an interview on climate change in Central Asia.
The Fergana Valley, a fertile region at the heart of Central Asia split between Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, has long been the focus of research that stresses the multiple security threats originating from and developing within the region. Among them, border issues and the problems of enclaves are constantly regarded as a highly destabilizing factor. Recent clashes at the border between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan have highlighted the issue once more, but one should carefully consider all factors before reaching simplistic conclusions about the valley’s security threats.
Kyrgyzstan accused neighboring Tajikistan of threatening regional stability Monday after an armed clash that injured eight border guards.
Tajik President Emomali Rahmon received Commander of U.S. Central Command Lloyd Austin III on Tuesday, the presidential press-service reported.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan Khamrokhon Zarifi took part in the session of the Foreign Ministers Council of the member states of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) on July 13 in Cholpon-Ata, Kyrgyzstan, the press service of the Ministry reported.
President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon and NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen discussed cooperation prospects at the meeting in Brussels on Wednesday.
What is Russia's role in Central Asia? How do those in Central Asia perceive Moscow's policies? What is at the core of this relationship: labor migration, multimillion loans, or Russia’s security umbrella?
Ex-Prime Minister of Tajikistan Abdumalik Abdullojonov has reportedly been detained in Ukraine.