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Watching Taliban-Tajikistan Relations
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Watching Taliban-Tajikistan Relations
October 9, 2021

Afghanistan and Tajikistan share a 1,400-kilometer border. Recently, a war of words has erupted between Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rahmon and the Taliban government in Kabul. Rahmon censures the Taliban for the destabilization of Central Asia by the export of militant groups, while the Taliban leadership has accused Tajikistan’s government of interference.

Afghanistan’s Impoverished People Live Amid Enormous Riches
October 1, 2021

There is no public indication from the SCO that it would prevent not only cross-border terrorism, but also cross-border smuggling. The largest quantities of heroin and opium from northern Afghanistan go to Tajikistan; untold sums of money are made in the illegal movement of minerals, gemstones, and metals out of Afghanistan.

Afghanistan’s Impoverished People Live Amid Enormous Riches
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That ‘Other’ Reset Unfolding Across West & Central Asia
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That ‘Other’ Reset Unfolding Across West & Central Asia
September 20, 2021

All of Central Asia is re-setting towards the SCO, EAEU, Russia and China. The former is now ‘lost’ to the U.S., Alastair Crooke writes.

The Winner in Afghanistan: China
September 16, 2021

As China’s geopolitical squeeze play on Afghanistan shows all too vividly, there is still much wisdom in the words that Sir Halford Mackinder wrote over a century ago: “Who rules the World Island commands the World.”

The Winner in Afghanistan: China
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Combat Aircraft Suppliers to Middle East and Central Asia
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Combat Aircraft Suppliers to Middle East and Central Asia
August 22, 2021

This infographic shows the main suppliers of combat aircraft to the countries of Middle East and Central Asia. Note that the data used includes trainer aircraft and UAVs, as well as aircraft ordered but not yet received by customers. All data is taken from open sources.

Iran To Finally Take Full Membership Of The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation
August 14, 2021

Moves come after Tajikistan and Uzbekistan agree to drop objections following regional security concerns in Afghanistan

Iran To Finally Take Full Membership Of The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation
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Trials and Tribulations of Central Asia Integration
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Trials and Tribulations of Central Asia Integration
December 6, 2019

Essentially, Central Asia should think eastwards – in an SCO/ASEAN symbiosis, keeping in mind the role Singapore developed for itself as a global hub.

Khan Sets the Table for US Pull Out of Central Asia
July 29, 2019

Pakistan is the lynchpin on which China’s Belt and Road Initiative rests. China has pumped more than $60 billion into Pakistan through the China Pakistan Economic Corridor. That money has itself become a political football Khan has had to deal with.

Khan Sets the Table for US Pull Out of Central Asia
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