No country could possibly feel more like "the edge of the known world" than the Central Asian republic of Tajikistan.
A nation where the president has been in power since '92 and has ruled the country with an iron fist, amassing a huge amount of wealth for himself using everything from Aluminum to Heroine; but things are beginning to change and Dushanbe could very soon be answering to new masters. Tajikistan is the latest battleground between Beijing and Moscow, the winner of which is yet to be decided.
This weeks panel
Peter Leonard (Eurasianet)
John Heathershaw (Exeter University)
Edward Lemon (Oxus Society)
Mathieu Boulegue (Chatham House)
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