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George Camm

Tajikistan Gags Ex-Minister with Long Prison Term

A court in Tajikistan has sentenced a former minister and fledgling opposition...

Tajikistan’s President Appoints Son to Lucrative Government Post

Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rakhmon has appointed his son to head the country’s...

Tajikistan: Russian Aluminum Giant Claims $275m Victory in Swiss Tribunal

The world’s largest aluminum company says it has won $275 million in...

Tajikistan: Water Conference Produces Platitudes, Few Concrete Ideas

Dushanbe hosted a conference on water this week, attended by some 900...

Tajikistan: Bad Days for President’s Critics

It’s been another bad week for critics of Tajikistan’s long-serving strongman, Emomali...

Was J.Lo a Chinese Bribe to Turkmenistan?

Reports about Jennifer Lopez’s weekend birthday tribute to Turkmenistan’s president have mostly...

Turkmenistan: J.Lo Shakes it for Berdymukhamedov

UPDATE: The publicist for J.Lo (or J-Low, as she's being called on...

Tajikistan’s Dancing President Behind Latest YouTube Block?

It turns out the rumors are true: Emomali Rakhmon of Tajikistan can...

Tajikistan: Facebook Access Restored; News Sites Remain Blocked

Authorities in Tajikistan appear to have lifted their weeklong ban on the...

Tajikistan Blocks Facebook for “Prophylactic Maintenance,” Suggests Alternative

Officials in Tajikistan are heaping new confusion onto the ongoing shutdown of...

Tajikistan Blocks Facebook, News Sites

Authorities in Tajikistan have blocked access to Facebook and several Russian-language news...

Tajikistan: Who Benefitted from Crashed Chopper in Afghanistan?

What is a military helicopter from Tajikistan doing in southern Afghanistan?...

Tajikistan’s President: Don’t Love Me So Much

Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rakhmon is tired of the “toadyism.” Suddenly modest, he’s...

Kyrgyzstan’s Political Weapons: Criminal Charges vs. Scary Crowds

Wherever Kamchybek Tashiev goes, mischief seems to follow....

Tajikistan: Authorities Deny Detained BBC Reporter Legal Aid

Concerns are growing about the fate of a BBC journalist detained in...

Fear: Kyrgyzstan’s Spooks Giveth and Taketh Away

Kyrgyzstan’s Committee on National Security is denying a rumor it appears to...

Kyrgyzstan Votes for Intolerance, Bans Finnish Investigator

Kyrgyzstan’s leaders just can’t accept the international response to last June’s ethnic...

Tajikistan Hoists Profligacy to Record Heights

Say you’re the leader of an impoverished country in a region known...

Tajikistan Gets Osama Credit from Media Echo Chamber

Some media outlets -- including a few respected ones -- are jumping...

Tajikistan Says Militant Leader Mullo Abdullo Killed

Authorities in Tajikistan now agree: Military operations in Rasht this week killed...

Tajikistan Kills Suspected Militants

Tajik authorities say they have killed at least 10 Islamic militants in...

Kyrgyzstan: On the Campaign Trail in Moscow

Kyrgyzstan’s leaders are saying all the right things, if the Kremlin were...

To Tajikistan’s Rescue -- Don’t Everyone Rush at Once

International concern over what’s passing through Tajikistan’s sieve-like borders continues to grow:...

Tajikistan: President’s Pocket Pundit Bullies Opposition

Suhrob Sharipov is something like President Imomali Rakhmon’s mouth. While he may...

Tajikistan Led by “Cronyism and Corruption” -- WikiLeaks

Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rahmon runs a corrupt, alcohol-sodden fiefdom, according to new...

Beyond Vodka, Russia and US at Odds in Tajikistan -- WikiLeaks

As Tajikistan played Moscow and Washington off each other for aid and...

Tajik Prez Speaks Sense About Militants

After more than a month of anemic attempts by Tajik authorities to...

Corruption: Russia Now on a Par with Tajikistan

Maybe it’s not surprising that Russia has fallen in Transparency International’s annual...

War on Terror Tajik-Style: Shave Those Beards

If you wear a beard in Tajikistan, you must be a terrorist....

Looking for Enemies in Tajikistan’s Rasht Valley

It would be much simpler if all of Tajikistan’s former opposition commanders...

Tajikistan: Mullo Abdullo Again?

Last summer, Tajik authorities used the pretext of a poppy eradication campaign...

Tajikistan: Construction Boom in Dushanbe Masks Economic Reality

Construction on many projects - not just hotels, but shopping complexes, apartments...