Russia and Tajikistan – New Stage in Relations

by Viktoriya Zhavoronkova Russia is more clearly determining its influence in Central Asia. After a fairly fruitful visit to Kyrgyzstan, Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to visit Tajikistan. As a result, Moscow and Bishkek reached a number of important agreements. Central Asia has always been an important geographic region attracting …

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The darkest days of the US-Pakistan relationship

By: Michael Kugelman I’ve been in Washington for 15 years, and I’ve never seen such high levels of hostility directed toward Pakistan. I don’t attribute this sentiment solely to the steady stream of incidents that have angered America. Tension points have been present for decades; the Shakil Afridi incident and …

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The Republic Day of Azerbaijan

By Dashgin Shikarov The February Revolution and Bolshevik coup of 1917 led the Russian Empire to chaos and turbulence. Under the slogan of struggle against the counter-revolutionaries in March 1918, the Baku Commune of Armenians and Bolshevics decided to completely eliminate the Azerbaijanis in Baku province. The crimes committed by …

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