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Many Questions Remain After Uzbekistan Fines US Citizen Over Alleged IMU Links
July 06, 2018

Many Questions Remain After Uzbekistan Fines US Citizen Over Alleged IMU Links

By Catherine Putz
Unexpectedly, Uzbekistan levied only a small fine on a man the state says has links to the IMU.

The Trump Administration’s New Afghan Problem: The Islamic State
April 03, 2018

The Trump Administration’s New Afghan Problem: The Islamic State

By Sudha Ratan
The Islamic State’s South Asia branch complicates regional efforts to move Afghanistan toward peace.
Pakistan’s Bad Reaction to the BRICS Declaration
September 14, 2017

Pakistan’s Bad Reaction to the BRICS Declaration

By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid
Islamabad’s defensive reaction was more self-damaging than the BRICS’ original statement.

Will Pakistan Part Ways With Its Proxies?
September 13, 2017

Will Pakistan Part Ways With Its Proxies?

By Daud Khattak
The recent BRICS declaration can be read as a gentle push from China for Pakistan to ditch the Taliban.

Uzbek Refugee Facing Terrorism Charges In the US
August 05, 2015

Uzbek Refugee Facing Terrorism Charges In the US

By Catherine Putz
Fazliddin Kurbanov, arrested in 2013, is about halfway through his trial in Idaho.

Tajikistan Closes Eastern Region to Tourists
May 16, 2015

Tajikistan Closes Eastern Region to Tourists

By Catherine Putz
Recent fighting across the border in Afghanistan has made authorities nervous.

More Trouble on the Kyrgyz-Uzbek Border
May 13, 2015

More Trouble on the Kyrgyz-Uzbek Border

By Catherine Putz
An Uzbek border guard killed a Kyrgyz man smuggling potatoes from a mostly ethnic Tajik exclave belonging to Uzbekistan.
Is ISIS Behind Threats in Uzbekistan?
May 05, 2015

Is ISIS Behind Threats in Uzbekistan?

By Catherine Putz
Probably not. Attribution is difficult and there is very little verifiable information.

6 Myths of Muslim Radicalization in Central Asia
April 22, 2015

6 Myths of Muslim Radicalization in Central Asia

By Catherine Putz
Are Western policies in the region based on a series of myths?

ISIS Looks for Foothold in Central Asia
January 18, 2015

ISIS Looks for Foothold in Central Asia

By Shawn Snow
The terrorist organization seeks to take advantage of a security vacuum in the Fergana Valley.

Can the US and China Cooperate on Counterterrorism?
July 23, 2014

Can the US and China Cooperate on Counterterrorism?

By Jeffrey Payne
There are strong arguments to suggest they should, if only the political hang-ups could be overcome.
Central Asia: Dim Security Prospects Ahead?
December 03, 2013

Central Asia: Dim Security Prospects Ahead?

By Georgiy Voloshin
As U.S. interest in the region wanes, the prospects for Central Asia security are uncertain at best.

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