I met Jacques Gourguechon in the beginning of 1994 in the Library of Congress (Washington DC) when we both accidentally revealed common interest in Central Asia. I was paying attention to this subject as a historian, while Jacques – as professional traveler and writer. Since that time our families and we have maintained constant and friendly relations. Jacques has visited Tajikistan two times: in summer of 1995 and fall of 2002. In result, he wrote a book entitled Continue reading Farewell "The Chopin of the Pamir"!
1. Introduction The emergence of independent Tajikistan out of the USSR is one of the most painful state building attempts of modern Central Asian history. From 1990, this country experienced rise in political activism, freedom of speech, sharp political debates, civil war, an internationally led peace process, returning of exiled opposition and their militias, and re-distribution of power. Tajik society had suffered a shock of civil warfare and ready to pay a robust price Continue reading Conflict Resolution in Tajikistan
Kamol Abdullaev is an Associate Professor in the History Department of the Tajik State University in Dushanbe, where he recently returned after spending the first six months of 1994 as a Visiting Fulbright Scholar at George Washington University. As Professor Abdullaev points out, this article is based in part on sources not heretofore available to scholars. It is therefore valuable as historical documentation. The Monitor feels that it has additional value as Continue reading Central Asian Emigres in Afghanistan: First Wave 1920-1931
Introduction: from war to politics
Catherine Barnes and Kamoludin Abdullaev (March 2001)
In comparison with many of the ‘internal’ wars of the late twentieth century, the inter-Tajik conflict is notable both for its rapid escalation to war in 1992 and for its relatively quick conclusion through a negotiated settlement reached in June 1997. This issue of Accord documents these events, provides insight into the main parties to the conflict, describes the official aiq informal initiatives that comprised Continue reading Accord. Politics of compromise The Tajikistan Peace Process