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WB: Tajikistan needs to make right choice after opening border with Uzbekistan
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WB: Tajikistan needs to make right choice after opening border with Uzbekistan

Trend: Tajikistan after the opening of the border with Uzbekistan is at the crossroads: either the country gradually begins to shift to the export-oriented economy and will develop in the right direction, or remains dependent on remittances, which carries great risks for further development,the Permanent Representative of the World Bank in Tajikistan Jan-Peter Olters said.

Op-Ed: Central Asian religious matters
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Op-Ed: Central Asian religious matters

Religion plays a huge role for both people and the governments. Religion has determined and still determines the course of development for many countries to this day. There are mono-religious states, such as the Vatican, the Persian Gulf countries, and there are multi-religious states. We also know that at some point in history these states fought for the most prioritized way of development, which ended as a rule, with wars.

The Diplomat: How the War on Drugs Is Making Tajikistan More Authoritarian
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The Diplomat: How the War on Drugs Is Making Tajikistan More Authoritarian

According to a recent study by a leading U.S. government oversight body, 17 years of U.S. counternarcotics efforts in Afghanistan have yielded “negligible” results. Despite the United States spending nearly $8.6 billion to curb the production and sale of poppies since 2001, poppy cultivation hit an all-time high in 2017, with the trend showing few signs of slowing.

10-07-2018, 18:57
Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan discuss water sharing in Chu-Talas basin
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Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan discuss water sharing in Chu-Talas basin

AKIPRESS.COM - An international conference dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the first protocol on water sharing of the Talas River between the Kyrgyz Republic and the Republic of Kazakhstan was held on June 27. The conference brought together representatives of regional administrations, specialized agencies, water sector specialists and representatives of the scientific community from Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. The parties discussed the history of water cooperation in the region, current accomplishments, challenges, as well as a strategic action program for the Chu and Talas river basins, the Regional Environmental Center for Central Asia said.