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- Tajik Civil War
- By Keith Martin, 28 January 1995. Citation of a very
useful discussion of the civil war.
- Peacekeeping Mandate Extended in Tajikistan
Amid Deadlock in Negotiations and Rise in Tension
- From Brightstar Bulletin, February 1996. A
Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) summit decides to
extend Russian and other troops in Tajikistan to support
President Emomali Rakhmonov against a coalition of
pro-democratic and Islamist opposition forces.
- Comments on Tajikistan events
- By Barnett Richard Rubin, 4 February 1996. A set of
hypotheses regarding current events.
- Some thoughts on Tajikistan events
- By Daria Fane, 11 February 1996. Daria Fane, formerly an
official in the OSCE mission to Dushanbe, now serving in the
OSCEmission in Tbilisi, responds to the set of hypotheses
- Akhmadzhon Makhmudzhanovich Saidov
- From Amnesty International, 11 March 1997. Arrest of
political opponents on probably fabricated charges.
- Tender flower of peace in Tajikistan facing
- By Salimjon Aioubov, NCA, 6 November 1997. Is whether the
five-year-long civil war is really over? A final peace
accord was signed by the Tajik government and the United
Tajik Opposition last June in Moscow. A critical factor is
the continuing presence of independent armed groups,
hostage-taking, bombings, and frontier faction fighting with
- Tajik govt hands over 30 pct of posts to
- By Sergei Yakovlev, Reuters, 17 November
1997. Tajikistan's government agrees to hand over 30
percent of government posts to its Islamist former enemies
as part of a peace deal aimed at resolving years of civil
war. But the return of armed opposition fighters to the
former Soviet state and a spate of bombings continue to test
- Is Islam Karimov crying wolf about
- A dialog on CenAsia list, June 1998. This part of the
dialog is about Tajik Islamists and their approach to a
solution to the conflict. Relation of Islamism and
democracy. But it is stated that the UTO is not inherently
different than current government. Supporters of both the
government and UTO openly advocate encouraging non-Tajiks to
- Response to Farrukh Salikhov's comments on
little known dark forces in Tajikistan
- By Alan Fogelquist, 10 August 1998. Little known armed
gangs, bands of disoriented youths,
mafias, and various purely criminal groups operating
in Tajikistan greatly complicate the social and political
situation. They are completely out of control of either the
UTO or the Tajik government.
- BBC Country Profile, Thursday 3 May 2001. A small
collection of facts, accompanied by a map.