Tajikistan

by Vladimir Rozanskij | AFGHANISTAN

In Afghanistan, religious extremism and tribalism rule. The region’s countries are watching the events with apprehension, trying to limit the influence of radical Islam. War and weapons dominate political life whilst the economic crisis fuels tensions. On the Uzbek side, border controls are tight but bridges are reopening.


On 19-21 November, economists and entrepreneurs under 35 from around the world will meet online. More than 40 countries will be connected, with live streaming from Assisi. Some 2,000 people have registered with at least 12 link-ups to 115 countries, four hours a day plus a 24-hour marathon on the second day, and contributions from more than 20 countries.

| 27/10/2020
| VATICAN

The meeting with the president of the German Bishops Conference, in all likelihood touched upon the assembly with "deliberative power" convoked by the Germans to address issues such as the separation of power in the Church, priestly life, women's access to ministry and to offices in the Church and sexual morality.

| 19/09/2019
| VATICAN
by Vladimir Rozanskij

On a state visit to Iran, Tajik President Rahmon met with Iran’s Khamenei and Raisi. The delicate situation in neighbouring Afghanistan and the search for an ally to replace Russia in the border dispute with Turkey-backed Kyrgyzstan are speeding up the thaw in relations that began in the summer 2019.

| 02/06/2022
| TAJIKISTAN – IRAN
by Vladimir Rozanskij

Along with the issue of internal freedom of movement, the problem is raised forcefully by the Kyrgyz. Member countries accuse Russia of favouring partners outside the economic bloc. Kazakhs on Moscow's side: 80% opening of internal trade routes.

| 31/05/2022
| RUSSIA-EURASIA

Tajik authorities describe their action as an “anti-terrorism” operation. Local residents slam police violence. The UN and Western countries express concern, calling on the parties to show moderation. Human Rights Watch urges the authorities to respect protesters’ rights and media freedom.

| 21/05/2022
| TAJIKISTAN
by Vladimir Rozanskij

More than a Eurasian NATO, it is an instrument for Russian control of Central Asia. In 2020 it had a budget of 7 million dollars: Nato's was over 1 trillion. The outcome of the war in Ukraine will tell whether the organisation has a future.

 

| 17/05/2022
| RUSSIA-CENTRAL ASIA
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