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Thinking Toward Transition in Tajikistan

While many regional observers have long discussed transition in Kazakhstan, where 78-year-old President Nursultan Nazarbayev (who has ruled since 1989) seems to be thinking about succession, further south in Tajikistan transition has also become the talk of the town. President Emomali Rahmon turned 66 years old on October 5. The former collective farm boss has proven remarkably resilient since coming to power at the height of the country’s civil war in November 1992.

Central Asia and the Global Cold War

A View from Russian and Tajikistani Archives


On May, 1, 1960, Francis Gary Powers took off in a U-2 spy plane from an airbase in Pakistan, flew over Afghanistan and into Soviet airspace, where he proceeded to photograph industrial and military installations before being shot down near Cheliabinsk, in Siberia.

Across the Lines of Conflict: Facilitating Cooperation to Build Peace

This volume presents peacebuilding initiatives that engage local leaders from opposing sides in intensive interactive workshops, comparing six cases from small, ethnically divided countries—Burundi, Cyprus, Estonia, Guyana, Sri Lanka, and Tajikistan. All six initiatives were guided by outside third parties who worked to enhance interpersonal cohesion and ability to collaborate among local leaders and other actors.

Islam in Eurasia Policy Conference

The Islam in Eurasia Policy Conference combined the latest scholarship and informed discussion of the critical issues facing the U.S. Government in this key part of the world as 2014 approaches. It was the culminating event of a multiyear research project supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Its first half-day was devoted to the project’s up-to-date academic research findings on Islam in the post-Soviet space, followed by a reception.

The End of Ethnic Integration in Southern Central Asia (1981)

Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Kennan Institute Occasional Paper Series #159, 1981. PDF 28 pages.