June 27, 2014

Tajikistan's Forgotten War

Joshua Kucera, New York Times


With Mr. Sodiqov’s arrest, the Tajikistan government is once again blaming outside forces for destabilizing the Pamirs, all the while intimidating independent researchers from seeing for themselves what actually is happening there. That only portends an escalation of the conflict, and Tajikistan, rather than be a bulwark against instability in Central Asia, may well become part of the problem.

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TAGGED: Central Asia, Pamirs, Tajikistan


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