Integrating Political Islam in Central Asia: the Tajik Experience

Tajikistan has undergone the most painful state building of all the former Soviet republics of Central Asia. Beginning in 1991, the country experienced a rapid rise in political activism, followed by civil war, an internationally led peace process, the integration of opposition forces into government, Continue reading Integrating Political Islam in Central Asia: the Tajik Experience

The Civil War in Tajikistan

One need see only the surface of events to know that Tajikistan is a country in turmoil. Rather than look at the outlines of the civil war in Tajikistan, this article will analyze the background to the conflict and will try to explain the rise of localism and ethnonationalism and the nature of their impact Continue reading The Civil War in Tajikistan