Will Tajikistan ever enter the Eurasian Economic Union?
The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) is an international organization, member states of which include Russia, Belarus, Armenia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. As the name implies, the EAEU aims to integrate Eurasian economies in an economic union work together with all its potential trading partners. The Union’s reach now extends far beyond Eurasia: it has already established […]
New US Ambassador to Tajikistan Seems to be Up To the Task
To this day Central Asia remains an arena of struggle for a number of major international players, namely Russia, China and the United States. In this struggle, Washington has now started losing its influence, which resulted in a series of desperate attempts to establish a sound foothold in this region, which could serve as a […]
CSTO Ensures Security on the Tajik-Afghan Border
In October 2016, a terrorist organization that has been known as the Taliban assaulted the Afghan town of Kunduz once again. It should be noted that the city is located on the very Afghan-Tajik border, therefore this development allowed the Republic of Tajikistan and the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) to test their effectiveness in […]
Tajikistan is Heading East
Most people are ignorant of the fact that Tajikistan is among the top ten richest states in terms of natural minerals. However, the country itself is anything but rich, in spite of massive deposits of coal, precious stones, gold, and of the biggest silver deposits on the planet, along with the huge reserves of uranium. […]
Who Will Develop Uranium Deposits of Tajikistan?
The sharp drop in the popularity of nuclear power after the disaster at the Japanese power station, Fukushima-1, turned out to be temporary. Limiting energy consumption is not feasible not least because hydrocarbon energy resources are non-renewable natural resources. The World Nuclear Association has already made predictions that see the number of nuclear reactors in […]
The New Horizons of the Russian-Tajik Cooperation
The Central Asian region has always been of pivotal importance for both the USSR and its successor – the Russian Federation. But it seems that the sky is the limit in this matter since the latest developments in the region have increased the importance of the Central Asia for Russia tenfold. The task of ensuring security […]
Tajikistan’s Big Problems
Tajikistan – the smallest country in Central Asia with a population of 8 million people, rarely makes international news. However, the events of recent months there have attracted more and more attention. In the long term, Tajikistan is interesting because it is a strategic partner of China with whom Russia is currently forging friendly relations. […]
Russia-Tajikistan: Bilateral Cooperation
After supporting Emomali Rahmon on the presidential elections of November 2013, Russia seems to be rather determined to provide economical assistance to Tajikistan. One can name it a timely decision since the socio-economic situation in the Republic is deteriorating rapidly, which can result in a period of internal political instability. To assess the situation on […]