Academic Freedom in Tajikistan Endangered: What is to be Done?

Academic freedom is imperiled in Tajikistan, and determined action by the international academic community is needed to encourage Tajik authorities […]

Academic Freedom in Tajikistan: a testimony

Introduction by John Heathershaw Limitations on academic freedom occur throughout Central Asia and across much of the world.  However, in some […]

Tajikistan Human rights abuse: the use of international system to target dissidents abroad

By Saipira Furstenberg and Elizabeth Talbott

In early October of this year, after attending an OSCE human rights meeting in Warsaw, Poland, Mirzorakhim Kuzov, a senior […]

Tajikistan’s transnational repressions in the age of global authoritarianism: Findings from the Central Asia Political Exile Database (CAPE) project

Introduction Apparently distant and closed authoritarian regimes are increasingly enmeshed and integrated in the processes of globalisation. It is widely […]

Statement by the Representatives of Tajikistan’s Civil Society about the Status of Political Prisoners

Until 2015, the Islamic Renaissance Party (IRPT) formed the leading legal opposition movement in Tajikistan, holding two seats in the Supreme […]

Workshop Report: New Perspectives on Conflict, Security and Peace in Eurasia

Between 3rd and 5th June, the OSCE Academy in Bishkek hosted an international conference organised jointly with UK-based researchers working […]

Is Tajikistan Really Jihad’s Next Frontier?

The spectacular defection of Tajikistan’s paramilitary commander Gulmurod Halimov to the Islamic State has caused an unprecedented flurry of English […]

Camelflage — Tajik President Emomali Rahmon and James Fabiani Hide Expensive Washington Lobbying Secrets

This is a re-post. The original article can be found here. Not every despotic and corrupt ruler of a former […]

Myth or Reality? Tajik Fighters in Syria

During the conflict in the Rasht Valley between 2009 and 2011, the Tajik government frequently voiced concerns over the infiltration […]

Anna Matveeva speaks on the insecurities of border security regimes

Friday 24th January, 2-4 pm, Amory 143 Dr Anna Matveeva, Honorary Fellow, University of Exeter “Border Security or security of […]

Deputy Head of Mission of British Embassy in Dushanbe to speak at Exeter

Richard Wood, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, ‘The UK Government’s Building Stability Overseas Strategy’ Monday 13 January, 3.30-4.30pm Building:One Marchant Syndicate […]

Xi Jinping, Central Asia and Russia: Misguided Speculation over a New ‘Great Game’

Originally posted at: FutureForeignPolicy.com blog. Much attention has been paid to a series of visits undertaken by the new Chinese President […]