U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (left) meets Tajikistan's President Emomalii Rahmon (right) during a visit to the capital Dushanbe, last Nov. 3. The U.S. and Russia are both concerned about the stability of Tajikistan, where Rahmon, who has ruled for two decades, faces growing opposition from Islamists. Critics say he has used the threat to crack down on a wide range of political opponents. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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