Accession Number:

ADA461428

Title:

Tajikistan: Recent Developments and U.S. Interests

Descriptive Note:

Congressional rept.

Corporate Author:

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-03-09

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

This report outlines the transformational challenges faced by Tajikistan since its 5-year civil war ended in 1997. According to the current U.S. Administration, a stable, peaceful Tajikistan, secure within its own borders, will help prevent the spread of radical groups and terrorists, and will increase the potential for development in the region. U.S. assistance aims to enhance Tajikistans territorial integrity and security prevent the flow of narcotics, illicit weapons, and persons of concern foster democratic and economic reforms and address dire humanitarian needs. U.S. International Military Education and Training IMET funds requested for FY2006 will help Tajikistan support U.S. security interests and objectives. Such aid will enable Tajikistan to secure its territory against narco-traffickers and terrorist infiltrators, and will be provided in direct support of U.S. interests and force protection for U.S. forces operating in Uzbekistan and Afghanistan. State Department officials served as observers at the U.N.-sponsored intra-Tajikistan peace talks and pledged rebuilding aid, an example of U.S. diplomatic efforts to head off or ease ethnic and civil tensions in the Eurasian states. The United States also supported the presence of U.N. military observers in Tajikistan during the 1992-1997 civil war. The United States has been the major humanitarian and developmental aid donor to facilitate implementation of the Tajik peace accord and for resettlement of displaced persons. Over the period FY1992-FY2004, the United States was the largest bilateral donor, budgeting 612.6 million of aid for Tajikistan FREEDOM Support Act and agency budgets, mainly for food and other humanitarian needs. This report also discusses Tajikistans contributions to the campaign against terrorism, foreign policy and defense, and political and economic developments. This report may be updated.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Sociology and Law
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE