Dosym Satpayev, Director, Non-governmental Consulting Organization “Risks Assessment Group”
Tolganay Umbetaliyeva, Director General, Public Fund “Central Asian Foundation for Democracy”
Andrey Chebotarev, Director, “Alternative” Center for Topical Studies
Rasul Zhumaly, Lecturer, S. Demirel University
Aidos Sarym, Vice president, Public Fund “Abay-a)parat”
Zamir Karazhan, Kazakh political observer
On the occasion of the publication of the new book The Twilight Zone: Traps of the Transition Era, the Central Asia Program is happy to invite you for a video-discussion with the Almaty-based authors.
- Police are the long-term security solution to targeting the enablers of insurgency and criminals
- Securing the public’s trust by the police is essential to defeating insurgents
- Securing and retaining the public’s trust requires continued police professionalization
This seminar will explore state-sponsored secularism in the Eurasian continent, and how the authorities use the concept of the separation of state and religion to consolidate authoritarian policies. It looks at Russia, Central Asia and China, comparing them with the Middle-East. In the name of state secularism, Islamic communities are prohibited from interfering in politics, while the state strictly monitors religious activities, and interactions with the rest of the Ummah are looked upon with suspicion.
Alexsey Malashenko (Carnegie Moscow)
Sean Roberts (GWU)
Nader Hashemi (University of Denver)
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and Noah Tucker, Registan.net