The contemporary political history of the Republic of Tajikistan

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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 above.
Akhmadzhon Makhmudzhanovich Saidov
From Amnesty International, 11 March 1997. Arrest of political opponents on probably fabricated charges.
Tender flower of peace in Tajikistan facing many difficulties
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 Uzbekistan.
Tajik govt hands over 30 pct of posts to Islamists
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 the peace.
Is Islam Karimov crying wolf about ‘Wahhabism?’
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 leave Tajikistan.
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, clans, 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.