Disasters in the making

Will Conroy in Prague September 19, 2020

Iran, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan among countries ranked most vulnerable by inaugural edition of Ecological Threat Register.

The Tajik election—Stick not twist for Moscow

Nizom Khodjayev in Bishkek September 5, 2020

Nevertheless, one analyst holds that the Kremlin “sees growing discontent” with dictator of three decades Emomali Rahmon and “probably understands that very soon he will be unable to prevent a social explosion”.

COMMENT: Why Belarus is exceptional

James C Pearce in Moscow August 19, 2020

Developments in recent weeks suggest a reordering of European politics will occur. The truth, however, is that Belarus is unlike anything we have seen in Eastern Europe and the post-Soviet space before.

VTB Capital sees complications with viability of Tajik eurobond amid weakening sovereign profile

Kanat Shaku in Almaty August 6, 2020

Significant rainfall reduction in Tajikistan’s Pamir mountains hit country’s hopes for electricity export to Pakistan, perhaps undercutting potential of “TAJIKI bond” financed Roghun hydropower dam project.

Tajikistan: Coronavirus brings bonanza of aid, but zero accountability

Eurasianet July 30, 2020

$300mn has been given and another $70mn may be on the way.