Tag: Tajikistan

Emomali Rahmon
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Central Asia Monitoring & Analysis

Emomali Rahmon’s Official Visit to Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region: Why Does It Matter?

Emomali Rahmon’s visits to the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region (GBAO) highlights Dushanbe’s commitment to regional development and control, yet also expose the challenge of balancing local discontent with central authority.

Summit Central Asia
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Central Asia

Navigating Challenges and Cooperation: Insights from the Turkmenistan-Tajikistan-Uzbekistan Summit

The first-ever trilateral summit between Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan organised in Ashgabat underlined the desire of these three Central Asian republics to cooperate in different fields to guarantee regional stability and interconnection.

Jihadist threat and Pakistan-Tajikistan cooperation
Posted in AfPak Central Asia Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598

Countering Jihadist Threats: Pakistan-Tajikistan Defence Cooperation in Focus and Geopolitical Implication

By improving security and defence cooperations, Pakistan is trying to increase its influence on Tajikistan and the regional security system of Central Asia as a whole and prevent the rise of jihadist groups.

Emomali Rahmon the President of Tajikistan
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis Central Asia Russia

Economic Cooperation and Security: Russia pushes Tajikistan’s Entry into the EAEU

The recent meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rahmon has unveiled the Central Asian republic’s strategic role for Moscow’s foreign policy in the region in defence, security, economy and social sectors.

A city in Dagestan
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis Caucasus Central Asia Kavkaz Files ISSN 2975-0474 Russia

Dagestan and Tajikistan discussed expanding cooperation in different fields, especially the halal industry

Dagestan and Tajikistan’s entente on developing cooperation confirms the North Caucasus’s role in promoting relations between Russia and foreign countries, especially those in the blizhnee zarubezhe (near abroad) where the Kremlin wants to confirm its presence and influence.

The Dushanbe-Kulma highway will connect Tajikistan and China through the Pamir mountains (Credits: Image by Walter Frehner from Pixabay)
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Central Asia China Monitoring & Analysis

How might the Dushanbe-Kulma highway support interconnection between Gorno-Badakhshan and Xinjiang and regional stability?

The construction of the Dushanbe-Kulma highway, thanks to the Chinese investment, might support the interconnection between the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region (GBAO) and the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) with the final goal of improving local economies and stabilising these two strategic regions.

Map of Gorno Badakhshan in the Republic of Tajikistan
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Central Asia Monitoring & Analysis

Geopolitics of the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast (GBAO)

The Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Oblast (GBAO) might be considered one of Central Asia’s most strategically important areas, attracting multiple global powers’ attention. Under Dushanbe’s control, the region has experimented with the confrontation between the central authority and the local population.

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Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Central Asia Monitoring & Analysis

Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan border dispute: might CSTO guarantee regional security?

CSTO Secretary General Imangali Tasmagambetov’s visits to Bishkek and Dushanbe marked the Russian-led military organisations’ attempt to play a prominent role in resolving the Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan border dispute and, therefore, stabilising the region.

Qatar and Tajikistan business meeting
Posted in Central Asia Middle East Monitoring & Analysis

Tajikistan attracts interests and investments from the Arab-Muslim world: might Qatar become an important regional asset?

The meetings between Tajik representatives and officials from Qatar and the Islamic Development Bank highlighted Tajikistan’s strategy to attract foreign investments from the Arab-Muslim world and Doha’s desire to play a significant role in the local and regional market.

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Posted in Monitoring & Analysis Central Asia

Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan discussed resolving territorial issues

In a phone call, Tajik President Emomali Rahmon discussed bilateral relations with Kyrgyz President Sadyr Zhaparov and the delimitation of the common border necessary to resolve Tajikistan-Kyrgyzstan territorial disputes which in the past have erupted in border clashes.

Tajikistan counterterrorism military exercises in Khatlon garrison
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis Central Asia Terrorism

Tajikistan increases its counterterrorist readiness through military drills in Fakhrabad

Recent counterterrorism military drills in Tajikistan highlighted Dushanbe’s necessity to upgrade its readiness and expertise in facing terrorist threats inside the country and jihadist activities from neighbouring areas of Afghanistan.

Mall in Tajikistan
Posted in Central Asia Monitoring & Analysis

Lower prices in Tajikistan: will Dushanbe face a “spiral deflation”?

Since August 2022, Tajikistan has started a deflationary process in the consumer sector to reduce the prices of goods and tariffs and stimulate the national economy.

Tajikistan army during Regional Cooperation
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Central Asia Monitoring & Analysis United States

Tajikistan between CSTO and U.S. military support to defend its borders and domestic stability

While the CSTO military exercises were taking place in Tajikistan, Dushanbe received U.S. representatives who confirmed Washington’s interest and strategy in strengthening the security and defence of the Tajik-Afghan borders.

Kyrgyzstan Tajikistan borders
Posted in Central Asia Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Monitoring & Analysis

Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan: causes and analysis of an endless border dispute

Due to the borders drawn by the former Soviet Union with no regard for ethnic, political, economic, and cultural factors, the Central Asian countries Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan have faced each other for 31 years, and the recent military escalation highlighted regional instability and geopolitical strategies promoted by Dushanbe and Bishkek.

Emomali Rahmon the President of Tajikistan
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis Central Asia China

Tajikistan and China discussed economic, political and security cooperation

Tajikistan and China discussed economic, political and regional security cooperation, confirming Beijing’s rising role in Tajik local dynamics and Central Asia at the expense of Moscow’s regional strategy.

Tajik Afghan borders where Tehrik e Taliban Tajikistan might operate SpecialEurasia
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis Central Asia Terrorism

Tehrik-e Taliban Tajikistan and terrorist threat in Tajikistan and Central Asia

The establishment of Tehrik-e Taliban Tajikistan (TTT) alarmed Dushanbe Government. It highlighted how the security situation in Central Asia linked with Afghanistan has deteriorated since the Taliban took power in Kabul in August 2021.

Tajiksitan Risk Map SpecialEurasia
Posted in Central Asia Monitoring & Analysis Terrorism

The number of terrorists and extremists has increased in Tajikistan

In Tajikistan, local security forces and authorities emphasised the rising threat of terrorism and extremism in the country in the last six months, confirming that terrorist organisations such as the Islamic State have been able to exploit local disappointment and the unresolved issues that in Gorno-Badakhshan.

Iran and Tajiksitan flags
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Central Asia Middle East Monitoring & Analysis

Iran and Tajikistan expanded their cooperation in different fields

Iran and Tajikistan marked a significant step in their bilateral relations after the meeting of the Iranian and Tajik presidents and the signing of 16 cooperation agreements which stressed Tehran’s cultural diplomacy in Central Asia and Dushanbe’s attempt to diversify its foreign partners.

Khorug Airport
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Central Asia Monitoring & Analysis

Political tensions and security threats in Tajikistan

Recent clashes in Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region, border security problems with Afghanistan and the last Islamic State terrorist attack have underlined the problematic situation that Tajikistan needs to manage to guarantee national stability and security.

Tajik China business forum
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis Central Asia China

Tajikistan and China attended a business forum on investment cooperation

The recent Tajikistan-China business forum to develop investment cooperation highlighted Beijing’s economic strategy in the Central Asian republic and Dushanbe’s attempt to diversify its economy and attract more Chinese investors in its infrastructural projects.

Central Asian Republics econonmic dependence on China SpecialEurasia
Posted in Central Asia China Monitoring & Analysis

Central Asian republics’ economic dependence on China

China has invested substantial financial amounts in Central Asia creating an economic dependence and strong connection between Beijing and Central Asian republics. Chinese economic presence in Central Asia might threaten Moscow’s Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and the Kremlin’s desire to remain the leading geopolitical actor in this region.

Tajikistan and European Union
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Central Asia Monitoring & Analysis

Tajikistan and the European Union discussed an expanded cooperation agreement

The European Union seeks to increase its economic partnership with Tajikistan to strengthen Brussels’ position in Central Asia and become part of Central Asia’s ‘New Great Game’ after the U.S. troops’ withdrawal from Afghanistan.

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Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Central Asia China Monitoring & Analysis

Chinese military base in Tajikistan: regional implications

China might expand its military presence in Central Asia by establishing bases in those countries where Beijing has invested financial funds to support the Belt and Road Initiative. At the same time, since the U.S. troops withdraw from Kabul, Beijigin aims to control border dynamics with Afghanistan, particularly in Tajikistan, and fill the vacuum left by Western military forces.

Tajik and Indian presidents
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Central Asia Monitoring & Analysis

Indian interests in Tajikistan in the emerging regional dynamics

Since India seeks to strengthen its position and influence in Central Asia to counter China and Pakistan and Tajikistan needs to diversify its international partners, New Delhi – Dushanbe economic and diplomatic partnership might have a geopolitical effect on regional dynamics.

UAE and Tajikistan economic meeting
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Central Asia Middle East Monitoring & Analysis

Geopolitics of UAE investments in Central Asia

The United Arab Emirates are among the Gulf countries the most active in Central Asia, as demonstrated by the participation of an Emirati business delegation at the International Business Forum Dushanbe-Invest 2021. Abu Dabhi’s investments in Tajikistan highlight Emirati strategy in the country and, generally speaking, in Central Asia to exploit economic opportunities and investment projects to make the UAE a leading foreign actor in the region.

Taliban Humvee in Kabul
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 AfPak Central Asia Monitoring & Analysis Russia Terrorism

The effect of terrorism in Afghanistan on Russian-Tajik relations

The recent terrorist attack in Kunduz alarmed Tajikistan and Russia on the stability and security of the Afghan-Tajik borders and the Taliban ability to counter Islamic State and other terrorist groups in Afghanistan. In this framework, Moscow and Dushanbe are seeking to enhance their cooperation in the security field, confirming the Russian strategy to play a decisive role in Afghanistan and Central Asia.

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Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 AfPak Central Asia Monitoring & Analysis

Relazioni Tagikistan-Afghanistan e possibile escalation regionale

La repubblica centro asiatica del Tagikistan è divenuta il centro della resistenza afghana nel Panjshir e il primo baluardo contro il Governo dei talebani in Afghanistan, fattore che ha indotto Mosca a richiedere un dialogo tra Dushanbe e Kabul per evitare una possibile escalation e un conflitto regionale.