Posted by | February 9, 2017
Window to the Pamirs

The job of an election observer is often one where you are encased in a car travelling from one remote area to the next. It wasn't so rough commuting to...

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Posted by | February 2, 2017
Somoni, what do you think?

Ismoil Somoni is the father of the Tajik nation. His statue is displayed prominently throughout the country and the name of the Tajik currency is the somoni. His reign as emir...

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Posted by | February 13, 2016
Presidential campaign rally

In the current news environment here in the United States, where the presidential candidates vying for attention dominate the news, I thought of all the political campaign rallies I have...

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Posted by | June 3, 2015
Afghan Market

Many of the ethnic groups in the Gorno-Badakhshan region of Tajikistan extend across the international boundary into Afghanistan. Though these people have been separated for generations, and the differences in...

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Posted by | October 30, 2013
Murghab through Wakhan Corridor

It's difficult to describe this day though it was full of impressions. That day we left Murghab for Ishkoshim, leaving the mountains of a brown moon for a city on...

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