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Deradicalization in Uzbekistan: It's About the Economy
February 08, 2018
Deradicalization in Uzbekistan: It's About the Economy
Some of the best weapons against extremism may be as simple as a good job and a regular talk with the imam.
Deradicalization in Uzbekistan: It's About the Economy
Extremism in Central Asia: Pushing Back on Reflexive Dismissals
August 25, 2017
Extremism in Central Asia: Pushing Back on Reflexive Dismissals
It is important to set the record straight and further the conversation about an undercovered region.
Extremism in Central Asia: Pushing Back on Reflexive Dismissals
Understanding Islamic Radicalization in Central Asia (UPDATED)
January 20, 2017
Understanding Islamic Radicalization in Central Asia (UPDATED)
An open letter from Central Asia scholars to the International Crisis Group, along with Crisis Group's response.
Understanding Islamic Radicalization in Central Asia (UPDATED)
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
After Istanbul Attacks, Not Much Clarity on Central Asian Involvement
July 15, 2016
After Istanbul Attacks, Not Much Clarity on Central Asian Involvement
Meanwhile, Central Asians in Turkey worry about growing suspicion and ISIS seemingly lashes out around the world.
After Istanbul Attacks, Not Much Clarity on Central Asian Involvement
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
Rumblings in Kazakhstan: A Warning for Central Asia?
June 23, 2016
Rumblings in Kazakhstan: A Warning for Central Asia?
Domestic discontent and economic hardship put Central Asia's regimes at risk.
Rumblings in Kazakhstan: A Warning for Central Asia?
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
Kazakh Authorities Blame Aktobe Violence on 'Radical, Non-Traditional Religious Movements'
June 06, 2016
Kazakh Authorities Blame Aktobe Violence on 'Radical, Non-Traditional Religious Movements'
After shoot-outs at two gun shops in Aktobe, attackers stole a bus and rammed the gates of a National Guard base.
Kazakh Authorities Blame Aktobe Violence on 'Radical, Non-Traditional Religious Movements'
The Strange Case of Aramais Avakian
February 24, 2016
The Strange Case of Aramais Avakian
In Uzbekistan, a local dispute became an accusation of extremism.
The Strange Case of Aramais Avakian
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
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
Central Asia’s Stake in Afghanistan’s War
July 29, 2015
Central Asia’s Stake in Afghanistan’s War
Afghan forces are fighting Central Asian extremists. Time for the region to get more involved.
Central Asia’s Stake in Afghanistan’s War
Several Suspected Terrorists Killed by Kyrgyz Police
July 17, 2015
Several Suspected Terrorists Killed by Kyrgyz Police
Five more were detained in a raid in Bishkek.
Several Suspected Terrorists Killed by Kyrgyz Police
How Many Tajik ISIS Recruits Were Arrested in Turkey?
July 15, 2015
How Many Tajik ISIS Recruits Were Arrested in Turkey?
A story about 25 Tajik ISIS recruits seems to have became a story about one Tajik ISIS recruit.
How Many Tajik ISIS Recruits Were Arrested in Turkey?
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
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