Brief: Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan Clash Over Territory

Russia may be the main beneficiary of the flare-up.

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Background: Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, two former Soviet republics, have longstanding territorial disputes between them. One of the most intensely contested areas is Vorukh, a Tajik enclave surrounded by Kyrgyzstan that supplies water to parts of both countries. Though clashes between local residents are common, when the militaries get involved, it demands special attention. What Happened: […]

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