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This page displays all Asia Society content on Tajikistan in reverse chronological order.

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interview
Historian Peter Frankopan has written a brillant follow up to his bestseller «The Silk Roads». In the three years since its release the world has changed at an enormous pace. We asked him how the BRI plays into these recent developments.
Video
Art historian Michael Henss traces Marco Polo's journey from Italy to the Far East.
Indonesian firefighters work to extinguish a peatland fire in South Sumatra on September 11, 2015. (Abdul Qodir/AFP/Getty Images)
Blog Post
Our latest Weekly Rewind, featuring some of the best Asia-related content you may have missed from the past seven days.
Video
U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William J. Burns outlines specific ways the U.S. hopes to aid the cause of greater interconnectedness in Central Asia.
Video
Regional representatives from Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, and Pakistan review efforts to promote a stable and secure Central Asia with U.S. State Department officials.
Article
David A. Merkel turns focus to issues of democracy and security in the five Central Asia nations.
Overhead view of the Syr Darya river in Uzbekistan, with an irrigation canal on the right. From Carolyn Drake's "Two Rivers." (Carolyn Drake)
Blog Post
"I would have never felt the need to do the work if I already had the answers," says photographer Carolyn Drake, who spent six years documenting Central Asia's borders, geography, ethnicities, and tumultuous history.
Japan's Mount Fuji, hailed as a "sacred place and source of artistic inspiration" in a new UNESCO heritage designation.  (Lintaro H./Flickr)
Blog Post
This year's list includes eight newly minted cultural and natural heritage sites across seven Asian countries.
Petroleum tanks owned by Hurricane Kumkol Munai in Chemkent, Kazakhstan. (Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images)
Blog Post
In the future, competition for energy reserves in Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan will be between Russia and China, with time being on Beijing's side.
A sheep herd leaving camp early in the morning in the remote Pamir plateau, in northeastern Afghanistan. Shepherds often carry guns, as wolf attacks on livestock are not uncommon. (Matthieu Paley)
Blog Post
Photographer Matthieu Paley spent more than a decade photographing the Afghan Kyrgyz people, who live in one of the world's most remote and inhospitable areas.
A panoramic view of the Fann Mountains of northwest Tajikistan on September 24, 2012. (erh1103/Flickr)
Blog Post
A panoramic view of the Fann Mountains of northwest Tajikistan on September 24, 2012. (erh1103/Flickr)
Article
Asia Society Texas Center offered a long-anticipated first look at its spectacular new home in Houston’s Museum District.
A Turkmen woman and a man cast their ballots at a polling station in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan on December 5, 2010. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
report
This report describes critical governance and stability challenges in a region marred by staggering levels of corruption, human rights abuses, conflict, and civil unrest.
Video
Asia Society's Bernard Schwartz Fellow Philip Shishkin previews his report "Central Asia's Crisis of Governance."
Students on a school outing in Tokyo. (Asia Society)
Article
Jeni Washeleski talks about her experiences working with teachers as part of the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET).
Religions of the Silk Road by Richard C. Foltz
Article
An Interview with author Richard C. Foltz.