21 September 2022

Another Afghanistan in the making? How a fully-fledged war between two ex-Soviet states could threaten stability in Central Asia


What has happened on the border of Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan and where will it lead?While the leaders of more than 20 major Asian countries – including Russia, China, Turkey, and India – held talks in the ancient city of Samarkand only a few hundred kilometers away, large-scale hostilities erupted on the border between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, last week. As their presidents also participated in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit, the conflict erupted with the use of heavy [...]