UNITED STATES AFGHANISTAN TADJIKISTAN Issue dated 10/09/2021

US diplomat John Ginkel keeps eye on Kabul from Dushanbe

United States chargé d'affaires John Ginkel, and Colonel Shohiyon Abdusattor, deputy commander of Tajikistan's Border Guard Forces, participated in the opening ceremony for the Okultun border outpost, in 2019.
United States chargé d'affaires John Ginkel, and Colonel Shohiyon Abdusattor, deputy commander of Tajikistan's Border Guard Forces, participated in the opening ceremony for the Okultun border outpost, in 2019. © usembassy.dushanbe/Facebook
Away from the tumult in Kabul, neighbouring Tajikistan is a key vantage point from which to observe the Central Asian region. A regional expert based at the US embassy is keeping Washington up to speed with the latest developments. [...] (536 words)
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