Archive for the ‘Tajikistan’ Category

Afghanistan and Central Asia Republics

Courtesy of the Times of Central Asia, interesting analysis of Afghanistan and its relations with Central Asian Republics: On September 17 Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani emphasized the significance of the Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India (TAPI) gas pipeline, lauding the contribution that such large-scale projects could make to the peaceful settlement of the situation in Afghanistan and the sustainable social and […]

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Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan: Facing Reality of Central Asia’s Economic Development

Via the Times of Central Asia, an article on Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan’s economic performance over the last couple of years: Increasing discrepancies between a growing avalanche of economic forecasts by more and more institutional lenders and sideliners for the wider Central Asian region have revived the debate on criteria used in macroeconomic assessments. Sharing a […]

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Tajikistan: Pakistan’s Gateway to Central Asia

Via The Diplomat, a report on how Islamabad and Dushanbe have grown closer, pulled together by mutually beneficial energy projects: Tajikistan, a Central Asian state formerly part of the Soviet Union, has an area of 143,100 square kilometers and a population of 7.1 million. The country borders Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and China. It is separated […]

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Dreams Of A Regional Central Asian Electricity Grid

Via Times of Central Asia, an article on Tajikistan’s dreams of a renewed Central Asian energy grid:  Tajikistan, as well as Kyrgyzstan, possesses huge hydro power resources for electricity generation, but the country mainly produces electricity in summer and experiences power shortages and consequent blackouts in winter. Improved regional cooperation with neighboring countries in the […]

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Potential For Technology To Help Tajikistan Diversify Its Economy

Via the Times of Central Asia, a report on the potential of digital technology to help Tajikistan diversify its economy: Digital Tajikistan can be an important source of innovation, growth, and employment – provided that the country invests more in people’s skills, improves the business environment, and strengthens the digital infrastructure, according to a recent […]

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Rich ‘Stan, Poor ‘Stan: Former Soviet Republics Survive The New Great Game

Courtesy of The Economist, an interesting look at how the five former Soviet republics are struggling to survive the new Great Game: TAJIKISTAN has the vainest ruler in Central Asia. Emomali Rahmon flies what may be the world’s largest flag atop what used to be the world’s tallest flagpole. His capital boasts that it will […]

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