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Is Tajikistan’s Most Famous Militant Gulmurod Khalimov Dead?
April 18, 2017
Is Tajikistan’s Most Famous Militant Gulmurod Khalimov Dead?
Reports say that he was killed in an airstrike on Mosul over the weekend, but he's been declared dead before.
Is Tajikistan’s Most Famous Militant Gulmurod Khalimov Dead?
New Year’s Nightclub Attacker Caught in Istanbul
January 17, 2017
New Year’s Nightclub Attacker Caught in Istanbul
Turkish authorities say Abdulgadir Masharipov, an Uzbek citizen, confessed after being captured.
New Year’s Nightclub Attacker Caught in Istanbul
The Central Asian Women on the Frontline of Jihad
January 10, 2017
The Central Asian Women on the Frontline of Jihad
While ISIS draws in men to fight, it draws women to serve, marry, and remarry.
The Central Asian Women on the Frontline of Jihad
ISIS Uses Central Asians for Suicide Missions
December 01, 2016
ISIS Uses Central Asians for Suicide Missions
As ISIS comes under pressure in Mosul, Central Asian fighters find themselves trapped.
ISIS Uses Central Asians for Suicide Missions
Central Asian Children Cast as ISIS Executioners
September 20, 2016
Central Asian Children Cast as ISIS Executioners
ISIS often features Central Asia’s children in its propaganda videos, labeling them “Cubs of the Caliphate.”
Central Asian Children Cast as ISIS Executioners
Is Central Asia Ready to Face ISIS?
July 08, 2016
Is Central Asia Ready to Face ISIS?
Central Asian governments, which often conflate extremism and dissent, are unprepared for the risk they face.
Is Central Asia Ready to Face ISIS?
Has Iran Finally Found a Security Partner in Central Asia?
May 19, 2016
Has Iran Finally Found a Security Partner in Central Asia?
Warming security ties between Iran and Turkmenistan could have long-lasting implications.
Has Iran Finally Found a Security Partner in Central Asia?
ISIS and Central Asia: A Shifting Recruiting Strategy
May 17, 2016
ISIS and Central Asia: A Shifting Recruiting Strategy
The region’s leaders must ask themselves if they are ready to deal with new threats tailored to recruit the discontented.
ISIS and Central Asia: A Shifting Recruiting Strategy
Diplomatic Access: Kyrgyzstan
May 13, 2016
Diplomatic Access: Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyz Ambassador Toktogulov on Central Asian security, Kyrgyz-U.S. relations, and Kyrgyzstan's democracy.
Diplomatic Access: Kyrgyzstan
Just How Many ISIS Fighters Are There in Afghanistan?
April 27, 2016
Just How Many ISIS Fighters Are There in Afghanistan?
Estimates from Moscow’s special envoy to Kabul are a constantly changing thing.
Just How Many ISIS Fighters Are There in Afghanistan?
How to Quit the Kazakh Media Game
December 12, 2015
How to Quit the Kazakh Media Game
Russia vs Turkey and Uzbekistan’s co-opting of the ISIS threat; weekend reads.
How to Quit the Kazakh Media Game
Kyrgyzstan and the Islamists
November 16, 2015
Kyrgyzstan and the Islamists
While detained in a Kyrgyzstan prison cell, our reporter speaks with some former ISIS members.
Kyrgyzstan and the Islamists
Tajikistan’s Destabilizing Threat Inflation
November 13, 2015
Tajikistan’s Destabilizing Threat Inflation
Kazakhstan’s contradictions and Mongolian records, weekend reads.
Tajikistan’s Destabilizing Threat Inflation
Central Asia and the ISIS Phantom
October 02, 2015
Central Asia and the ISIS Phantom
The region’s leaders have been playing up the ISIS threat. How real is it?
Central Asia and the ISIS Phantom
Russia Continues Inflating the ISIS Threat in Central Asia
September 24, 2015
Russia Continues Inflating the ISIS Threat in Central Asia
ISIS is recruiting around the world, but Russian rhetoric boosts the threat of ISIS to the region beyond reality.
Russia Continues Inflating the ISIS Threat in Central Asia
CSTO Gathers in Tajikistan, Talks ISIS
September 15, 2015
CSTO Gathers in Tajikistan, Talks ISIS
Could Russian troops return to the Tajik-Afghan border? Only if asked.
CSTO Gathers in Tajikistan, Talks ISIS
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