Stories about Tajikistan from February, 2009
Elina Galperin says that Tajikistan has a very important resource – large reserves of fresh water – but lacks energy resources, “and this is where the conflicts begin”.
Peter Marton analyzes the recent International Crisis Group's report on Tajikistan, a country widely believed to be a failing state.
Until recently, most parts of Tajiksitan have had almost no electricity: only six hours a day. But at least what came during those six hours was steady. Now, the situation becomes worse. Turkmenistan cut off electricity for Tajiksitan in the beginning of the year due to an ongoing disagreement between...