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BBC News Profile - Tajikistan
A guide to history, politics and economic background of countries from BBC News.

CIA World Factbook - Tajikistan
Country profile provides information on country background, geography, people, government, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues.

EurasiaNet - Tajikistan
EurasiaNet, an Open Society Institute resource, provides information and analysis about political, economic, environmental and social developments in the countries of Central Asia and the Caucasus, as well as in Russia, the Middle East, and Southwest Asia.

FAO and Tajikistan
Information on economic and agricultural issues from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). It also has a good selection of maps.

Human Development Report on Tajikistan
Provides quick statistics on human development, economy, labor force, and population from the United Nations Development Programme.

IAEA - Tajikistan
Country factsheet on multilateral and safeguard agreements from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

IEA - Tajikistan
Country information, energy-related statistics, graphs and publications from the International Energy Agency (IEA).

IMF - Tajikistan
Country information, reports and publications from the International Monetary Fund.

India Foreign Relations Brief - Tajikistan
Country briefs from India's Ministry of External Affairs.

ITC - Tajikistan
Country-specific trade and market profiles, map, and trade statistics from the International Trade Centre (ITC).

Library of Congress Country Study - Tajikistan
This is a book-length report studying the history, social customs, and politics of the country from early times to the present.

NGOs in Tajikistan
Listing of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from the Civil Society International.

OHCHR - Tajikistan
Country background, treaties, reporting status, calendar of events and publications related to human rights from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner on Human Rights (OHCHR).

UNESCO Worldwide - Tajikistan
Highlights cooperation between the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and its Member States. United Kingdom's Foreign and Commonwealth Office - Tajikistan
Country profile covering history, politics, economy, human rights, relations with the UK, and travel.

UNdata - Tajikistan
Provides summary, economic, social, and environmental statistics from the United Nations Statistics Division.

United Nations Statistics Division: Environment Snapshot - Tajikistan
Country snapshots offer national environment statistics.

U.S. Census Bureau Foreign Trade Statistics - Tajikistan
U.S. trade in goods (imports, exports and balance) with Tajikistan.

U.S. Department of Energy - Tajikistan
Country analysis report from the Energy Information Administration on production and consumption of energy resources.

U.S. Department of State - Background Note: Tajikistan
This resource provides background information on issues such as the economy, history, politics, and foreign relations. The State Department also provides access to annual reports on human rights and terrorism.
Find Articles & More Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Declassified Documents
Declassified information available from the FOIA Electronic Reading Room. Enter "Tajikistan" as the search term.
  • National Intelligence Council (NIC) Declassified Documents
    Database of intelligence reports, National Intelligence Estimates, and other publications produced by the National Intelligence Council or its predecessor organizations, the Office of National Estimates and the Office of Reports and Estimates since 1946.
Congressional Research Service (CRS) Reports CU
The Congressional Research Service (CRS), the research arm of Congress, prepares reports (usually under 20 pages long) on topics of interest to members of Congress. Enter "Tajikistan" as the search term.

CrisisWatch Database
Monthly bulletin of significant situations of conflict or potential conflict around the world.

Declassified Documents Reference System CU
Search this database to find declassified documents related to Tajikistan.

Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC)
Department of Defense Scientific and Technical Reports Collection provides access to citations to unclassified unlimited documents that have been entered into DTIC's Technical Reports (TR) Database, as well as the electronic full-text of many of these documents.

Digital National Security Archive CU
Database of primary declassified documents regarding critical U.S. policy decisions. Enter "Tajikistan" as the search term.

Free database provides access to European Union treaties, legislation, case-law, parliamentary questions, legislative proposals, the Official Journal of the European Union, and the European Court Reports.

Statistical data and publications from the European Commission.

Facts on International Relations and Security Trends (FIRST)
An integrated database containing information on armed conflicts and peace keeping, arms production and trade, military expenditure, armed forces and weapons.

Global Legal Information Network (GLIN)
"Public database of official texts of laws, regulations, judicial decisions, and other complementary legal sources contributed by governmental agencies and international organizations."

LexisNexis Academic Country & Region Reports CU
News, country briefings, and country risk guides. Filter by country or choose "Country & Region Reports" from publication type.

SESRIC Statistics Database
Searchable statistical database for member countries from the Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC), a subsidiary organ of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC).

Statistical Database System (SDBS) Online
SDBS is the the Asian Development Bank's central statistical database that stores macro-economic and social data of its developing member countries.

UNdata provides a single entry point allowing users to search and download numerous statistical resources of the United Nations System.

World dataBank
Contains data from the World Bank, including the World Development Indicators & Global Development Finance, Gender Statistics, Education Statistics, Health Nutrition and Population Statistics, African Development Indicators, Global Economic Monitor, and Millennium Development Goals. Users can select variables (some going as far back as 1960) to create customized tables, charts, maps, and reports.

WHO/Europe Databases
Databases of national health statistics and other data on the health situation in European countries.

Worldwide Incidents Tracking System (WITS)
WITS is the National Counterterrorism Center's database of terrorist incidents.
Asian Development Bank - Tajikistan
Projects, publications, and news about Tajikistan and the ADB.

Commonwealth of Independent States - Tajikistan
Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) is an international alliance of the former Soviet Republic countries. Embassy of Tajikistan in Washington, DC
Diplomatic representation of Tajikistan in the United States.

Embassy of the United States in Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Diplomatic representation of the U.S. in Tajikistan.

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development - Tajikistan
Strategy, projects, fact sheet, and news about Tajikistan and the EBRD.

EU's Relations with Tajikistan
Overview, country strategy, EU support, and documents on the European Union's relations with Tajikistan.

Islamic Development Bank
"The Islamic Development Bank (IDB) is a Multilateral Development Bank (MDB), established to foster the economic development and social progress of its member countries and Muslim communities in non-member countries in accordance with the principles of Shari'ah (Islamic Law). There are 56 member countries (including Tajikistan).

NATO Partnership for Peace Country
The Partnership for Peace (PfP) is a programme of practical bilateral cooperation between individual Partner countries and NATO. It allows Partner countries to build up an individual relationship with NATO, choosing their own priorities for cooperation. There are 23 partner countries (including Tajikistan).

ReliefWeb - Tajikistan
ReliefWeb, administered by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), provides news, documents, maps, and background information on emergency assistance by country.

SESRIC - Republic of Tajikistan
Socioeconomic statistics and information for member countries from the Statistical, Economic and Social Research and Training Centre for Islamic Countries (SESRIC), a subsidiary organ of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC).

News, operations, statistics, background, analysis and policy, and maps from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Select Tajikistan from the "Browse by country" drop-down menu on the right.

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Tajikistan
UNDP helps countries work toward human rights, democratic governance, poverty reduction, crisis prevention and recovery, energy and environment for sustainable development, and HIV/AIDS prevention.

United Nations Division for Sustainable Development - Tajikistan
Economic, social and environmental policies and plans for sustainable development from the UN Department Economic and Social Affairs.

United Nations Tajikistan Information Platform
UN system in Tajikistan.

USAID - Tajikistan
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) economic and humanitarian assistance programs. U.S. Department of State - Tajikistan
U.S.-Tajikistani relations, humanitarian assistance, reconstruction, and country background notes.

World Bank - Tajikistan
World Bank data, projects, and research in Tajikistan.

World Food Programme - Tajikistan
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against global hunger.

World Trade Organization - Tajikistan (Observer Country)
Provides key information on trade statistics, WTO commitments, disputes, trade policy reviews, and notifications for observer countries.
UNAIDS - Tajikistan
Country situation analysis and news from the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS.

USAID Health: HIV/AIDS - Central Asian Republics Regional Program
United States Agency for International Development (USAID) HIV/AIDS programs in Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan).

WHO - Tajikistan
Information and statistics on the status of public health in Tajikistan from the World Health Organization (WHO).
International Crisis Group - Tajikistan
Reports, briefings, and analysis of violent conflicts and peace implementation in Tajikistan.

Military Policy Awareness Links (MiPALS) - Central Asia
MiPALs are published by the National Defense University (NDU) Library to provide access to key U.S. policy statements on the country or topic for Military Education Research Library Network (MERLN) users. Central Asia includes Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

NTI - Tajikistan Profile
Nuclear, biological, chemical and missile development programs, policies and activities from the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI). NTI is non-profit organization with a mission to strengthen global security and fulfill the Non-Proliferation Treaty's goals and ambitions. NTI's members are from the United States, Russia, Japan, India, Pakistan, China, Jordan, Sweden, France and the United Kingdom.

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe
The OSCE is responsible for post-conflict elections, human rights and regional military stabilization. There are 56 participating states (including Tajikistan).

Tajikistan: Security Assistance
Country-by-country listing provides information on Political-Military-administered security assistance funds from the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.

United Nations Mission of Observers in Tajikistan (UNMOT)
Dec. 1994-May 2000: "UNMOT was established in 1994 to monitor the ceasefire agreement between the Government of Tajikistan and the United Tajik Opposition. Following the signing by the parties of the 1997 general peace agreement, UNMOT's mandate was expanded to help monitor its implementation. The mission successfully accomplished the assigned tasks and on 15 May 2000 its mandate was terminated."

United States Central Command - Tajikistan
U.S. Central Command conducts operations to attack, disrupt and defeat terrorism, deter and defeat adversaries, deny access to WMD, assure regional access, strengthen regional stability, build the self-reliance of partner nations’ security forces, and protect the vital interests of the United States within the area of responsibility. The Central Asian States include Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
The library collection contains numerous secondary, federal, and international sources of information on Tajikistan.


Try these searches to see some of the resources in Chinook, the library catalog:


Electronic Resources Print and Electronic Resources
Tajikistan and econom* Tajikistan and econom*
Tajikistan and histor* Tajikistan and histor*
Tajikistan and politic* Tajikistan and politic*
(government publications only)
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