Central Asia Editor, Tajikistan
Experts warn that unresolved questions of national self-determination and social problems need to be treated sensitively.
Government tries to obstruct Islamic State recruitment with public information as well as arrests.
Alexander Sodiqov held incommunicado while conducting field research.
Protests follow police shootout with local man suspected of drug trafficking.
Two governments take a stand after frontier guards clash over a controversial road project.
Convicted of corruption and sexual offences, Zayd Saidov was arrested shortly after setting up an opposition party.
No one was predicting a surprise victory for the challenger, but she has dropped out of the race before it even starts.
But why is the government so keen to crush opposition election chances?
Party has large membership but realises it cannot go it alone.
Only a handful have gone, but intelligence agencies are watching closely.