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Central Asia Is Less Stable Than It Looks

Posted August 31st, 2016 at 2:17 pm (UTC-5)
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So the president of Uzbekistan is officially undead, but very likely in the twilight zone dictators enter when they are about to give up power….Uzbekistan has a population of 30 million, 40 percent under the age of 25. There’s not enough work to go around…Karimov kept Uzbekistan secular by the sheer force of his security apparatus…

From Russia With Hate

Posted July 1st, 2016 at 10:07 am (UTC-5)
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Russian citizens — many of whom are Chechens or Dagestanis from the largely Muslim North Caucasus region of Russia — are the largest group of foot soldiers in ISIS from a non-Muslim majority country, and they have played key roles in the group.