ANALYSIS OF AMERICAN POLICIES TOWARD TAJIKISTAN SINCE 9/11
Tajikistan is a landlocked state and has a unique position in the Central Asian region due to its border attached with Afghanistan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and near to Pakistan. It is the poorest among the Central Asian states with lack of energy resources. Tajikistan faced several challenges such as poor democratic performance, economic dependence on foreign remittances, unemployment, bad governance, and security threat. Next year after independence in 1992 the Tajik Civil War had started and ended in 1997, which had deep impacts on the country’s economy and social life. Since 9/11 when the terrorist attack on the United States of America, Tajikistan got special attention due to its location. It condemned those attacks and keen to cooperate with American war against terrorism. This study focuses on American policies towards Tajikistan during 2001-2012. The paper also investigates American political, economic and security relations with Tajikistan and analyses the American interests and its strategic importance of Tajikistan towards America.