Conflict in Pamir and Identity Politics

On July 23 in Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province (GBAO) severe clashes between Tajik military forces and local militia took place as result of military forces attempting to apprehend Tolib Ayombekov and members of his group, who were accused of killing Major-General Abdullo Nazarov. General Abdullo Nazarov, the chief of the Gorno-Badakhshan branch of Tajikistan’s State Committee […]

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  • January 31, 2021

Central Asia: The New Great Game

The vitally strategic region of Central Asia, which links the key zones of Asia and Europe together, has historically taken center stage due to its geographic significance. Before the emergence of the concept of a ‘Great Game’ centered in the region; the belt had been used as crucial passage for armies since centuries. From Alexander riding […]

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  • January 31, 2021

Central Asia in Nostalgia for the Soviet Period

Once upon a time, during the era of the Soviet Union, life was easier and happier, people were happy with their living conditions and work … they gathered in friendship around the famous ideology of communism. This golden age has been transformed today into a story older people want to tell the younger generations who […]

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  • January 31, 2021

Conference on Deep State, Ergenekon, and Turkey’s Constitutional Referendum

The Washington Review of Turkish & Eurasian Affairs held a conference at the National Press Club in Washington DC, on September 15, 2010,  three days after the critical constitutional referendum in Turkey, featuring Wayne Madsen, Joe Lauria, Mustafa Akyol, Levent Korkut, and Ihsan Bal. FEATURED SPEAKERS Wayne Madsen is a Washington, DC-based investigative journalist, author, nationally-distributed columnist, and editor of […]

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  • January 31, 2021

All Against All: The Tajik Civil War (1991-1997)

As the Soviet Union crumbled in 1991, the West celebrated the liberation of newly minted states from Soviet domination. However, these celebrations did not apply in certain corners of the former Soviet Empire where the legacy of foreign domination ended with the eruption of civil war.  In Transdnistria, Abkhazia, South Ossetia, and Tajikistan conflicts began. […]

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  • January 27, 2021

Nagorno Karabakh War and Khojali Tragedy

Nagorno Karabakh has never been part of any nation state or republic until 1918 when the rule of the Tzarism over the Transcaucasia was diminished and three countries of this region, Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia declared their independence in May 1918. Until that time, the territory of today’s Azerbaijan, including Nagorno Karabakh, has been part […]

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  • January 27, 2021
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