Tajikistan: Writing for the president is on the wall (and then scrubbed off)

Eurasianet January 27, 2021

Predictions of an imminent revolt may be wishful thinking.

CAUCASUS BLOG : What can Biden offer the Caucasus and Stans, all but forgotten about by Trump?

bne IntelIiNews January 19, 2021

Unlike his predecessor, the new US president will at least take an interest in issues such as Georgia's deep divisions, organised crime in the Kyrgyz government and Nagorno-Karabakh. But his in-tray is rather full with other pressing matters.

COVID-19 and Trump’s indifference helped human rights abusers in 2020

bne IntelliNews January 15, 2021

2020 was a bad year for human rights around the world, but the US’ upcoming Biden presidency is an opportunity for change, says Human Rights Watch.

Central Asia vaccination plans underwhelm, but governments look unruffled

Eurasianet January 15, 2021

Uzbekistan, Tajikistan are taking triumphalist stances on coronavirus.

OUTLOOK 2021 Tajikistan

bne IntelIiNews January 11, 2021

Emomali Rahmon has ‘won’ yet another term. What else hasn’t changed? Central Asia’s poorest nation is still pouring money into building the giant Rogun dam. Energy export is one way to ease fiscal woes. But a latest worry is failing rains.