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Tajikistan is a mountainous country whose population largely derives its livelihood from livestock and small agricultural farms. Tajikistan strongly depends on water for the irrigation of land, with approximately 70% of all farmland under irrigation.  74% of the population is rural, while 18% of the total GDP comes from agriculture.

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Territorial disputes in Central Asia on the threshold of the 30th anniversary of independence

14 June 2021

BISHKEK (TCA) — Territorial disputes in Central Asia do not allow countries of the region to take a step towards greater cooperation and increase regional integration. We are republishing the following article on the issue, written by independent researcher Ermek Baisalov and originally published…

Violent Clashes at the Troublesome Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan Border

4 May 2021

Last week’s violence was some of the worst the border has seen, with more than 40 killed.    Credit photo: Wikimedia Commons In late March, while prematurely bragging about resolving Kyrgyzstan’s outstanding border uncertainties with Uzbekistan via land swaps, the chairman of Kyrgyzstan’s State…

Tajik City's Chinatown Dream Comes Crashing Down

19 April 2021

Main photo: "The only work they did was to demolish the houses and dig holes in the land," one former resident says. Rafoat Hoshimova and her family moved out of their house in the northern Tajik city of Khujand six years ago after it was announced their neighborhood would be demolished. City…



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Kyrgyz-Tajik Relations in the Fergana Valley: Trapped in a Soviet-era Labyrinth

16 June 2021

Recent border clashes between Kyrgyz and Tajik troops, which have thus far claimed the lives of over 50 civilians and military personnel, are the latest skirmishes in what seems to be an eternal pattern of sovereignty-related disputes between the two Central Asian nations. There is a case to be…