The Jamestown Foundation: Tajikistan Seeks Shorter Term, Better Compensation for Russian Military Base

Posted: July 16, 2012 in International, Law, Politics, Region, Relations, Resources, Tajikistan

Tajikistan’s perceived strategic significance is rapidly growing, in anticipation of the US/NATO quasi-withdrawal from Afghanistan by 2014. Tajikistan shares a 1,400 kilometer border with Afghanistan. That border and Tajikistan itself are an anti-narcotics defensive frontline opposite Afghanistan, the source of an estimated 90 percent of global opium and heroin production (Tajikistan being one of several way stations for Afghan drug exports). Conversely, Tajikistan forms a potential staging area and supply channel for anti-Taliban operations in Afghanistan after 2014.

via The Jamestown Foundation: Tajikistan Seeks Shorter Term, Better Compensation for Russian Military Base.

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