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Russia's Syria Policy Upsets Central Asian Muslims

Russia's Syria Policy Upsets Central Asian Muslims

By Uran Botobekov
Russia's support of Assad, and bombing of Sunni civilians, is viewed negatively by Central Asians.
At World Islamic Economic Forum, Tajikistan Looks for Support

At World Islamic Economic Forum, Tajikistan Looks for Support

By Catherine Putz
Dushanbe looks to parlay its Islamic credentials into increased financial support and investment.

Kepel vs Roy: Arguing About Islam and Radicalization

Kepel vs Roy: Arguing About Islam and Radicalization

By Catherine Putz
Why the Roy vs. Kepel argument matters for Central Asia.

Radicalization in Kyrgyzstan Is No Myth

Radicalization in Kyrgyzstan Is No Myth

By Aidai Masylkanova
Kyrgyzstan's slow arc toward Islamization and radicalization.

Tajikistan to Install Surveillance Cameras on Dushanbe Mosques

Tajikistan to Install Surveillance Cameras on Dushanbe Mosques

By Catherine Putz
Tajikistan's Muslim community is no stranger to the hand of the state.
How to Fight ISIS Messaging in Central Asia? Religious Freedom

How to Fight ISIS Messaging in Central Asia? Religious Freedom

By Catherine Putz
In a recent discussion, Noah Tucker argues that religious freedom--as a policy--is simply the best counter to ISIS messaging efforts.

Marriage in Kyrgyzstan and What Not to Wear in Tajikistan

Marriage in Kyrgyzstan and What Not to Wear in Tajikistan

By Catherine Putz
Plus, Putin's ploys in Central Asia and other recommended reads.
Tajikistan Mulls Banning Islamic-Sounding Names

Tajikistan Mulls Banning Islamic-Sounding Names

By Catherine Putz
What’s in a Name, Anyway?

Trouble in Tajikistan

Trouble in Tajikistan

By Cholpon Orozobekova
The ISIS obsession of President Emomali Rahmon could lead to further turmoil.

Tajik Authorities Warn Faithful About Hajj Scams

Tajik Authorities Warn Faithful About Hajj Scams

By Catherine Putz
Hajj will fall between September 20 and 26 this year and scammers prey on the uninformed.

How Fragile Is the Peace in Tajikistan?

How Fragile Is the Peace in Tajikistan?

By Catherine Putz
As the IRPT's leader contemplates returning, the country's peace has never seemed so tenuous.
Central Asia Has 99 Problems, but Extremism in Tajikistan Isn't the Worst

Central Asia Has 99 Problems, but Extremism in Tajikistan Isn't the Worst

By Catherine Putz
A recent op-ed by Ahmed Rashid flubs both the little details and the bigger picture.

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