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Conservative Religious Bloggers Detained in Uzbekistan
September 06, 2018
Conservative Religious Bloggers Detained in Uzbekistan
The arrests cast a pall on Uzbekistan's reform efforts and illustrate the boundaries of Tashkent's tolerance for debate.
Conservative Religious Bloggers Detained in Uzbekistan
Tradition and Changing Ideals Collide in Post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan
April 04, 2018
Tradition and Changing Ideals Collide in Post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan
Some Kyrgyz people believe that Nooruz collides with Muslim values, but the vast majority still celebrate anyway.
Tradition and Changing Ideals Collide in Post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan
Tajikistan and Central Asia's Culture Wars
July 12, 2017
Tajikistan and Central Asia's Culture Wars
There’s no unweaving history’s tapestry in Central Asia.
Tajikistan and Central Asia's Culture Wars
Nuance Needed: Religious Laws and Enforcement in Tajikistan
May 27, 2017
Nuance Needed: Religious Laws and Enforcement in Tajikistan
“Do people know what the laws are? If not, do the laws matter?”
Nuance Needed: Religious Laws and Enforcement in Tajikistan
The Kyrgyz Baptists: A Case Study in Religious Persecution in Central Asia
February 06, 2017
The Kyrgyz Baptists: A Case Study in Religious Persecution in Central Asia
The troubling treatment of converted Baptists highlights the growing problem of radicalization in Central Asia.
The Kyrgyz Baptists: A Case Study in Religious Persecution in Central Asia
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?
Russia's Syria Policy Upsets Central Asian Muslims
October 18, 2016
Russia's Syria Policy Upsets Central Asian Muslims
Russia's support of Assad, and bombing of Sunni civilians, is viewed negatively by Central Asians.
Russia's Syria Policy Upsets Central Asian Muslims
At World Islamic Economic Forum, Tajikistan Looks for Support
August 03, 2016
At World Islamic Economic Forum, Tajikistan Looks for Support
Dushanbe looks to parlay its Islamic credentials into increased financial support and investment.
At World Islamic Economic Forum, Tajikistan Looks for Support
Kepel vs Roy: Arguing About Islam and Radicalization
July 14, 2016
Kepel vs Roy: Arguing About Islam and Radicalization
Why the Roy vs. Kepel argument matters for Central Asia.
Kepel vs Roy: Arguing About Islam and Radicalization
Radicalization in Kyrgyzstan Is No Myth
June 22, 2016
Radicalization in Kyrgyzstan Is No Myth
Kyrgyzstan's slow arc toward Islamization and radicalization.
Radicalization in Kyrgyzstan Is No Myth
Tajikistan to Install Surveillance Cameras on Dushanbe Mosques
March 29, 2016
Tajikistan to Install Surveillance Cameras on Dushanbe Mosques
Tajikistan's Muslim community is no stranger to the hand of the state.
Tajikistan to Install Surveillance Cameras on Dushanbe Mosques
How to Fight ISIS Messaging in Central Asia? Religious Freedom
February 20, 2016
How to Fight ISIS Messaging in Central Asia? Religious Freedom
In a recent discussion, Noah Tucker argues that religious freedom--as a policy--is simply the best counter to ISIS messaging efforts.
How to Fight ISIS Messaging in Central Asia? Religious Freedom
Marriage in Kyrgyzstan and What Not to Wear in Tajikistan
January 16, 2016
Marriage in Kyrgyzstan and What Not to Wear in Tajikistan
Plus, Putin's ploys in Central Asia and other recommended reads.
Marriage in Kyrgyzstan and What Not to Wear in Tajikistan
Tajikistan Mulls Banning Islamic-Sounding Names
December 04, 2015
Tajikistan Mulls Banning Islamic-Sounding Names
What’s in a Name, Anyway?
Tajikistan Mulls Banning Islamic-Sounding Names
Trouble in Tajikistan
September 15, 2015
Trouble in Tajikistan
The ISIS obsession of President Emomali Rahmon could lead to further turmoil.
Trouble in Tajikistan
Tajik Authorities Warn Faithful About Hajj Scams
August 06, 2015
Tajik Authorities Warn Faithful About Hajj Scams
Hajj will fall between September 20 and 26 this year and scammers prey on the uninformed.
Tajik Authorities Warn Faithful About Hajj Scams
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