Eurasianet.org’s article on the Gorno-Badakhshan region of Tajikistan
EVEN IN WARMER TIMES, TAJIKISTAN’S GORNO-BADAKHSHAN REGION IS THE DEFINITION OF REMOTE
A EurasiaNet Photoessay by David Trilling
Back in August, when the first hints of the oncoming winter were only starting to appear, I traveled in Badakhshan, both on the Tajik and Afghan sides of the border, which is marked by the Pyanj River. I crossed from Tajikistan at three points: Kalaikhumb, Shegnan, and Ishkashim. In 2006, the Aga Khan funded infrastructure improvements, including the building of bridges at all three points. Since then, the UNDP has embarked on an ambitious program to train and equip border police on both sides of the river.