Stories about Tajikistan from March, 2006
Both neweurasia and Registan.net report on the Brookings Institution's conference earlier this week on regional cooperation and integration in Central Asia.
Amira over at The Golden Road to Samarqand reports that although not a frequent sight, there seems to be agreement between Muslims, Christians and Jews over rejecting new legislation that would severely limit religious practice.
On The Registan, CXW has found one of the best ever online photo galleries featuring the works of Canadian photographer Christopher Herwig who has travelled extensively throughout the region.
James of neweurasia posts the excerpts of a seminar on public opinion polls in Central Asia in general, and Tajikistan in particular. The results reveal some very interesting tendencies.
Lunch – by Dushanbe Pictures, Erik Petersson, 2006 With that fresh portion of Tajik plov on your plate, we bid you welcome to the latest roundup of the Central Asian and Caucasian blogosphere, brought to you bi-weekly by neweurasia. First off, apologies for the delay in presenting this week's edition...
Ataman Rakin wishes “Happy Nawruz” and gives some background information on the festivities that are celebrated in all Central Asian states.
James of neweurasia says that economic incentives may be behind the rise in Central Asia's snow leopard population. Their numbers, though, are still dangerously low.
“Tajik Boy” writes that he hopes that Tajik educators currently in the US learning about the delivery of economics education pick up valuable skills to bring back to Tajikistan.
The Golden Road to Samarqand notes that Navruz is on its way and looks at the different ways that the holiday is celebrated in Central Asia.
Musing Under the Tenement Palm blogs about Sogdians, the builders of Bokhara and Samarkand, who spoke Persian and plied the Silk Route through Central Asia and into China for 15 centuries. They show up quite extensively in Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907) records recently unearthed in a Turpan burial site.
Columbia's Harriman Institute held a conference on assessing social change in Central Asia today. Musing Under The Tenement Palm liveblogged the sessions (keep scrolling down).
Amira at The Golden Road to Samarqand writes about Christian evangelicals in Central Asia, and pleas for more understanding and respect among both missionaries and local governments and societies.
“night_eulen” says that the plan to build a new orphanage for disabled children in Tajikistan has some troubling aspects.
Ataman Rakin discusses the work of Christian missionaries in Central Asia and how it creates divisions and resentments in society.