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The Other Hundred: The Non-Rich, Non-Celebrity List

The WorldPost | Chandran Nair | Posted 02.28.2014 | World

"The Other Hundred" is a unique photo book project aimed as a counterpoint to the Forbes 100 and other media rich lists by telling the stories of peop...

200 Cars Stolen In Germany Driven By Tajik Elite

Agence France Presse | | Posted 02.18.2014 | World

About 200 cars stolen in Germany have been tracked down in Tajikistan, where most are now driven by family and friends of President Emomali Rakhmon, m...

Cartwheeling Around the World

Emily O'Dell | Posted 08.06.2013 | Travel
Emily O'Dell

For the past decade, I've been wandering like a dervish around the globe -- trying to see things from a different perspective -- specifically, upside down. While some people fly or sail around the world, I'm trying to cartwheel across this great Earth.

In Need of Change, Tajikistan Gets a Crackdown

Freedom House | Posted 07.23.2013 | World
Freedom House

by Nate Schenkkan ( Follow on Twitter at @nateschenkkan) Senior Program Associate, Eurasia When Zayd Saidov announced in April that he and some othe...

Tajikistan's Rogun Dam to Be the Big Game-Changer

Hilary Kramer | Posted 06.22.2013 | World
Hilary Kramer

The as-of-yet unfinished Rogun Dam in Tajikistan is a textbook example of a large dam project that will have large lasting impact for itself and its riparian neighbors downstream.

Guess What Country Forces Female Students To Wear High Heels?

The Huffington Post | Christina Huffington | Posted 04.15.2013 | Women

What is it about authoritarian countries and high heels? Last week, photos emerged of female North Korean soldiers on patrol in high heels. And yester...

Afghanistan: Avoiding Default

John Feffer | Posted 02.20.2013 | World
John Feffer

Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008 in part because of his pledge to end the war in Iraq and shift the Pentagon's attention to Afghanistan. He has won a second term in part by promising to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan - as quickly and as securely as possible.

Celebrating Horses In Tajikistan's Mountainous Murghab

Grif Peterson | Posted 09.22.2012 | Travel
Grif Peterson

Girl gets on horse. Guy gets on different horse. Girl starts galloping. Guy follows five seconds after. Guy catches up to girl. Guy kisses girl. Guy wins.

In the United States-Pakistan Impasse the Winner Is: Russia

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 08.25.2012 | World
Sarwar Kashmeri

The Central Asian exit plan will cost the American taxpayer more than twice as much as the Pakistani alternative.. Worse, the plan's success depends completely on the goodwill of Russia and its mercurial Prime Minister Vladimir Putin.

Country Blocks Facebook

Reuters | Roman Kozhevnikov | Posted 05.03.2012 | Technology

By Roman Kozhevnikov DUSHANBE (Reuters) - Tajikistan blocked local access to Facebook and two Russian-language sites that published an ...

PHOTOS: Rare Snow Leopard Caught On Camera In Tajikistan

Posted 01.25.2012 | Green

A recent biodiversity survey in a remote corner of Tajikistan has yielded surprising results. Fauna & Flora International (FFI) recently teamed up ...

PHOTOS: Top 10 Best Value Destinations For 2012

Lonely Planet | Posted 01.21.2012 | Travel
Lonely Planet

If past years (or recessions) have sucked up your travel budget, plan smart and get more in bang for your buck in these value destinations, from Lonely Planet.

President Cain Gets the 3 A.M. Phone Call

Dorian de Wind | Posted 01.16.2012 | Comedy
Dorian de Wind

It's February 13, 2013. It is 3 A.M. The phone rings in the President's bedroom -- it has an urgent sound.

"Khudahafiz Afghanistan"

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 12.10.2011 | World
Sarwar Kashmeri

"Khudahafiz" is the South Asian Muslim way of saying "goodbye." It is time for America to say, "Khudahafiz Afghanistan," and end our miserable decade-long war in that country.

As Central Asia Fragments, Could English Be the Answer?

Cleo Paskal | Posted 11.15.2011 | World
Cleo Paskal

On Christmas Day, 1991, five new countries were born. This year Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyzstan turn 20. A lot has changed.

Medvedev Urges Regional Solution To Afghan Issues

AP | OLGA TUTUBALINA | Posted 11.02.2011 | World

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan — Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said Friday that the fate of Afghanistan and surrounding nations should be decided by r...

Nation Bans Minors From Entering Mosques To Curb Islam's Influence

AP | Posted 10.03.2011 | World

AP DUSHANBE, Tajikistan — Tajikistan's authoritarian leader has approved a law barring minors from praying in mosques as his secular government s...

PHOTOS: Land Of The Unibrow

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Put down those tweezers, ladies, and take a cue from the women of Tajikistan who cherish the unibrow. GlobalPost reports that Tajik females even use a...

From Totalitarianism to Turbines: The Unending Struggle for Power in Central Asia

Derek Henry Flood | Posted 06.29.2011 | World
Derek Henry Flood

The deadly June crisis in southern Kyrgyzstan highlights the extreme fragility in Central Asia's inherently flawed post-independence nation-state structures. However, the five republics are being simultaneously courted by the U.S. military.

Bill Gates Rethinks His War On Polio Amid Africa Outbreak

Wall Street Journal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Bill Gates walked into the World Health Organization's headquarters in Geneva--for a meeting in an underground chamber where global pandemics are man...

The Scandal of International Religious Persecution

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Doug Bandow

There is a good argument for treating religious liberty as the first freedom. If a government is unwilling to protect basic freedom when it comes to religious faith, then it is unlikely to tolerate political free-thinking either.

Oligarch pays for party that enraged Putin

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Farhad, a 37-year-old migrant labourer from Tajikistan, has little in common with Russia's rich. Sporting an Adidas tracksuit, squatting wit...

Water Scarcity Will Carry Heavy Economic and Human Toll: Report

Dygest.net Green | Dygest.net | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Population growth, changing lifestyles, agricultural needs and increased energy production are some of the factors driving record-high demand for wate...

Life Harder For World's Poor As Remittances Begin To Slow

Nytimes.com | SABRINA TAVERNISE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOSH-TEPPA, Tajikistan -- In poverty-stricken Tajikistan, the global financial crisis is measured in bags of flour. At least that is how Bibisoro ...

Financial Crisis Halts Central Asia's Economic Boom

GlobalPost.com | David L. Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan -- Maksat Bolotbekov crouched down, rubbed his blackened hands and caught the last waves of warmth from the fire's grey ashes. A...