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Islamic extremism in Central Asia

Uzbekistan: It's Time Look Beyond Repression or Radicalism
April 18, 2019

Uzbekistan: It's Time Look Beyond Repression or Radicalism

By Nozima Davletova
There are better responses than repression or radicalism to points of friction in Uzbek society.

Kyrgyzstan’s Crackdown on Extremist Material: Further Reforms Needed
September 26, 2018

Kyrgyzstan’s Crackdown on Extremist Material: Further Reforms Needed

By Letta Tayler
Kyrgyzstan should focus on genuine threats, not throw people in jail for the videos they watch or the books they read.
Deradicalization in Uzbekistan: It's About the Economy
February 08, 2018

Deradicalization in Uzbekistan: It's About the Economy

By James D. Durso
Some of the best weapons against extremism may be as simple as a good job and a regular talk with the imam.

Extremism in Central Asia: Pushing Back on Reflexive Dismissals
August 25, 2017

Extremism in Central Asia: Pushing Back on Reflexive Dismissals

By Reid Standish
It is important to set the record straight and further the conversation about an undercovered region.

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.

Central Asian Children Cast as ISIS Executioners
September 20, 2016

Central Asian Children Cast as ISIS Executioners

By Uran Botobekov
ISIS often features Central Asia’s children in its propaganda videos, labeling them “Cubs of the Caliphate.”

After Istanbul Attacks, Not Much Clarity on Central Asian Involvement
July 15, 2016

After Istanbul Attacks, Not Much Clarity on Central Asian Involvement

By Uran Botobekov
Meanwhile, Central Asians in Turkey worry about growing suspicion and ISIS seemingly lashes out around the world.
Kepel vs Roy: Arguing About Islam and Radicalization
July 14, 2016

Kepel vs Roy: Arguing About Islam and Radicalization

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

Rumblings in Kazakhstan: A Warning for Central Asia?
June 23, 2016

Rumblings in Kazakhstan: A Warning for Central Asia?

By Rajorshi Roy
Domestic discontent and economic hardship put Central Asia's regimes at risk.

Radicalization in Kyrgyzstan Is No Myth
June 22, 2016

Radicalization in Kyrgyzstan Is No Myth

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

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'

By Catherine Putz
After shoot-outs at two gun shops in Aktobe, attackers stole a bus and rammed the gates of a National Guard base.
The Strange Case of Aramais Avakian
February 24, 2016

The Strange Case of Aramais Avakian

By Catherine Putz
In Uzbekistan, a local dispute became an accusation of extremism.

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