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Social media posts by Tajik president’s grandson unsettle ruling circles as leadership succession looms

Dushanbe 25/2 (35.71) The social networking activity of "influencer" Ismoil Mahmadzoir is causing a stir within the country's political and security corridors. His grandfather President...

Isaac McKean Scarborough on Moscow’s Heavy Shadow in Tajikistan

The Soviet Union’s collapse 32 years ago led to rapid change, economic collapse, and violence. In Tajikistan, that violence slid rapidly into civil war. Reflecting...

Is Tajikistan’s succession saga any closer to the end?

Rustam Emomali is increasingly the face of his country on the international stage On January 29, China signed off on an agreement to hand Tajikistan the gift...

Will the Third Time Be the Charm for Tajikistan’s Thwarted Power Transition?

Infighting over the succession and growing frustration in the regions could shatter the stability that the Tajik president has been building for so many...

Four Ministers replaced in new government of Kazakhstan

President Kassym-Joomart Tokayev approved the new government of Kazakhstan under the leadership of Olzhas Bektenov. The names of the ministers were published on primeminister.kz. Most...

Tajikistan: President’s grandson is Instagram King

Budapest (12/8 – 33) Mahmadzohir will theoretically be eligible to run for president in 2027. In Tajikistan, only the president is permitted to enjoy an unfettered...

In Tajikistan, independent media throttled by state repression

Giant portraits of President Emomali Rahmon adorn even the most nondescript buildings in Tajikistan’s capital of Dushanbe. Throughout the country, his sayings are featured...

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