Following my 845-word discourse on the Roghun Dam and Hydropower Station a month ago, the forced purchases of shares in the project continues apace and banners proclaiming Roghun’s importance to Tajikistan continue to flutter all over the streets of the capital. In the meantime, Uzbekistan has demanded that there be no construction on the dam until an independent commission researches the issue and has arrested a Tajik border guard who wandered across the frontier to retrieve a wayward cow. Seriously.
For more on Roghun, check out these recent stories:
And one more from last March with good background: