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Kazakhstan Considers Revoking Terrorists’ Citizenship
May 24, 2017
Kazakhstan Considers Revoking Terrorists’ Citizenship
If passed, a range of crimes, from joining a terrorist group to separatism, could be grounds to lose citizenship.
Kazakhstan Considers Revoking Terrorists’ Citizenship
Central Asia and Islamic State: The Russian Connection
March 08, 2017
Central Asia and Islamic State: The Russian Connection
Impoverished and oppressed, Central Asian migrants to Russia make perfect targets for extremist recruiters.
Central Asia and Islamic State: The Russian Connection
What Did Kazakhstan Learn from the Almaty Shooting?
November 01, 2016
What Did Kazakhstan Learn from the Almaty Shooting?
Kulikbayev has already admitted guilt, but what lessons will the state draw from the tragedy?
What Did Kazakhstan Learn from the Almaty Shooting?
Kyrgyzstan's Self-Defeating Conflict With Moderate Islam
June 22, 2016
Kyrgyzstan's Self-Defeating Conflict With Moderate Islam
The state's clash with a well-respected Muslim leader will only encourage true radicalization in the country.
Kyrgyzstan's Self-Defeating Conflict With Moderate Islam
Tajikistan’s Campaign Against the IRPT Continues
December 15, 2015
Tajikistan’s Campaign Against the IRPT Continues
Government officials keep linking the now-illegal party to terrorists, sans evidence.
Tajikistan’s Campaign Against the IRPT Continues
Kyrgyzstan Deports Human Rights Researcher
December 05, 2015
Kyrgyzstan Deports Human Rights Researcher
Religion in Tajikistan, corruption scandals in Uzbekistan, and other weekend reads.
Kyrgyzstan Deports Human Rights Researcher
Central Asian States Among Countries Least Impacted by Terrorism
November 18, 2015
Central Asian States Among Countries Least Impacted by Terrorism
Despite rhetoric from regional leaders, statistically Central Asia doesn’t experience much terrorism.
Central Asian States Among Countries Least Impacted by Terrorism
Fear of Terrorists Ripples from Paris to Moscow
November 17, 2015
Fear of Terrorists Ripples from Paris to Moscow
A deputy speaker in the State Duma floated the idea of restricting entry to Russia for citizens of Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.
Fear of Terrorists Ripples from Paris to Moscow
Terrorism as Pretext: Religious Repression in Central Asia
October 15, 2015
Terrorism as Pretext: Religious Repression in Central Asia
Mostly more of the same in the annual religious freedom report, but a small hopeful note.
Terrorism as Pretext: Religious Repression in Central Asia
Uzbekistan Passes Law To Strip Citizenship From Terrorists
August 12, 2015
Uzbekistan Passes Law To Strip Citizenship From Terrorists
Tajikistan has also similarly amended its laws to allow for revocation of citizenship.
Uzbekistan Passes Law To Strip Citizenship From Terrorists
How to Prevent Violent Extremism in Central Asia
July 03, 2015
How to Prevent Violent Extremism in Central Asia
Trick Question: How do you research extremism without looking like someone researching extremism?
How to Prevent Violent Extremism in Central Asia
Central Asia Has 99 Problems, but Extremism in Tajikistan Isn't the Worst
June 12, 2015
Central Asia Has 99 Problems, but Extremism in Tajikistan Isn't the Worst
A recent op-ed by Ahmed Rashid flubs both the little details and the bigger picture.
Central Asia Has 99 Problems, but Extremism in Tajikistan Isn't the Worst
Is ISIS Behind Threats in Uzbekistan?
May 05, 2015
Is ISIS Behind Threats in Uzbekistan?
Probably not. Attribution is difficult and there is very little verifiable information.
Is ISIS Behind Threats in Uzbekistan?
Great Game in Central Asia After Afghanistan
March 27, 2013
Great Game in Central Asia After Afghanistan
Could efforts by Russia and America in Central Asia exacerbate tensions and make matters worse?
Great Game in Central Asia After Afghanistan
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