Tajikistan: The reluctant republic

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan – A United Nations flight by Piper Beechcraft from Islamabad to this extremely remote Central Asian outpost, in the underbelly of the former Soviet Union, costs a staggering US$460 one way, plus $3 a kilogram for any excess luggage, including hand-carries. From anywhere else in Asia, there’s no other way to go. Tajik […]