Tajikistan is a country to the north of
Afghanistan. It is a former Soviet Union entity that gained its
independence with the fall of the Soviet Union.
Russian Military Presence. As of late 2015 the
Russians had over 7,000 military personnel in Tajikistan located on
three military bases. It also sent some attack helicopters to Tajikistan
amid worries of increasing insecurity in northern Afghanistan and
growing militancy within Tajikistan.
Websites about Tajikistan
Tajikistan - CIA's World Factbook
Tajikistan - WikipediA
Tajikistan Country Profile - BBC News
Tajikisan Travel Advice - Gov.UK
News Sources on Tajikistan
Papers about Tajikistan
Crisis Group, Tajikistan Early Warning: Internal Pressures,
External Threats, Europe and Central Asia Briefing No 78, January
11, 2016. The economy and political situation inside the country is in
decline while pressures along the Afghan border present problems as well
to include drug trafficking and the re-emergence of Central Asian
jihadist militants in northern Afghanistan.
News Reports about Tajikistan
October 31, 2015.
"Tajikistan fears instability as Afghan conflict rages on". BBC
News. Russia now has over 7,000 military personnel in Tajikistan as
well as attack helicopters. Fears are growing about increased
instability in northern Afghanistan.