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A Microcosm of Tajikistan's Underlying Security Issues

A Eurasianet partner post from Stratfor

An unauthorized rally in Tajikistan drew 250 to 500 people to the town of Khorugh near the Afghan border June 15, a region that played an important role in Tajikistan’s civil war in the 1990s. Though the protest reportedly was peaceful and the regional leader listened to the protesters’ concerns, demonstrations like this are not common in Tajikistan . There is little concern right now of an immediate return to civil war, but small protests like this — combined with simmering discontent in Tajikistan’s neighborhood — could lead to heightened tensions in the region.

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A Microcosm of Tajikistan's Underlying Security Issues

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