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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.

Pakistan’s Jihad Paradox in Balochistan
November 14, 2016

Pakistan’s Jihad Paradox in Balochistan

By Umair Jamal
The streak of attacks in Balochistan underlines Pakistan’s problem with the sectarian groups it used to support.
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.

How to Fight ISIS Messaging in Central Asia? Religious Freedom
February 20, 2016

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.

Why Are Secular Bloggers Being Killed in Bangladesh?
August 11, 2015

Why Are Secular Bloggers Being Killed in Bangladesh?

By Vishal Manve
In Bangladesh, merely blogging about secular ideas if proving to be deadly.

How Many Tajik ISIS Recruits Were Arrested in Turkey?
July 15, 2015

How Many Tajik ISIS Recruits Were Arrested in Turkey?

By Catherine Putz
A story about 25 Tajik ISIS recruits seems to have became a story about one Tajik ISIS recruit.

The Rohingya and Islamic Extremism: A Convenient Myth
June 29, 2015

The Rohingya and Islamic Extremism: A Convenient Myth

By Elliot Brennan & Christopher O'Hara
Myanmar is pursuing a narrative that rests on dubious evidence.
Chinese Media Enters Charlie Hebdo Debate
January 17, 2015

Chinese Media Enters Charlie Hebdo Debate

By David Volodzko
Xinhua News weighs in on the question of free speech and satire.

Australia’s Fight Against Islamic Extremists
August 22, 2014

Australia’s Fight Against Islamic Extremists

By Kevin Placek
The government is stepping up efforts to deal with both domestic threats and Australian extremists active abroad.

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