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Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism and Radicalization that Lead to Terrorism in Central Asia – Reflections on Challenges and Opportunities

The multifaceted nature of violent extremism and terrorism in all its forms suggests that conditions conducive to violent extremism and terrorism are similarly diverse. Some of the cardinal root causes…

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Trapped in the System: Experiences of Uyghur Detention in Xinjiang

More than a million -- some say 3 million -- Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities have been arbitrarily detained and imprisoned in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region since 2016. China…

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The Bureaucratization of Islam in Azerbaijan: State as the Principal Regulator and Interpreter of Religion by Kamal Gasimov

Understanding Factors behind Regional Inequality in Education in Kazakhstan by Aigerim Kopeyeva

Secondary Schools and Inequality: Navigating the Fragmented Landscape of Educational Choices in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan by Aigoul Abdoubaetova

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