All the radical religious movements, represented by numerous non-governmental organizations and charitable foundations based abroad, will play a huge role in the struggle against radicalization in Central Asia.
Kazakhstan ranked 57th, Tajikistan 79th and Kyrgyzstan 103rd in the Global Competitiveness Index 2017–2018. Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan have not been listed.
world-nuclear-news.org: The European Commission (EC), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the republics of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan have signed a joint commitment on coordinating efforts to achieve the safe and sustainable environmental remediation of uranium legacy sites in Central Asia, under a newly published strategic master plan.
AKIPRESS.COM - The National Bank of Tajikistan announced a successful introduction and sale of the government's stocks on the world markets.
Scientists encourage to shift attention to the fact that mankind has been living “in debt” since 2 August. On this date the world population had already exhausted its resources for the year.
In an unprecedented move that surprised many observers around the world, Tajikistan’s state TV on Aug. 8 aired a documentary accusing Iran of involvement in the murder of several Tajik social and political figures as well as 20 Russian military officers in the country during the 1990s Tajik civil war. The documentary further claimed that at the time, Iran had organized a plot to “eliminate Tajik scientists and intellectuals.” The accusations, emphatically rejected by Iran, were just the latest and the most blatant move by the Tajikistan government against the Islamic Republic.
Xinhua: MOSCOW, Aug. 18 -- Russia will strengthen its military presence in Central Asia due to the continuously unstable situation in the territory, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Friday.
One of the most devastating catastrophes of all time, Aral Sea, might change its status of the “first lake destroyed” by humankind to the status of the “first lake restored” by them as well.
Huffington Post contributor, travel blogger and video maker Drew Binsky, praised Central Asia in one of his recent posts after returning from his 10-day journey to the region. "Before my trip, I didn’t know much about these three countries. In fact, I knew nothing at all… And to be completely honest, as an American, I (we) have a tendency to think that any country that ends in –Stan is dangerous — but that couldn’t be farther from the truth!"
In early July, a group of Tajik opposition members gathered to in Germany to mark the 20th anniversary of the signing of the peace agreement which ended Tajikistan’s devastating civil war. The July 9 conference, which brought together members of several organizations including the Islamic Renaissance Party (IRPT), Group-24, Vatandor and the Congress of Constructive Forces of Tajikistan, did not make many major international headlines. But Dushanbe is always watching.