Tajikistan

    An international think tank has warned that Tajikistan will be confronted with serious economic problems leading to unrest unless real changes are made soon. In a report released on Feb. 14 entitled "Tajikistan: On the Road to Failure," the International Crisis Group (ICG) said that without sweeping reforms to tackle food security, energy infrastructure and corruption, President Emomali Rakhmon's government is in danger of collapse. "Tajikistan's leaders clearly feel that any reform will destroy their grip on power," Paul Quinn-Judge, ICG's Central Asia Project Director, said. "Significant improvement is highly unlikely under President Rakhmon." (IRIN)

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