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Central Asia: Report Shines Light on State Surveillance Practices

Justin Burke

Western and Russian companies are helping Central Asian governments build and maintain vast surveillance networks that facilitate indiscriminate monitoring of all types of communication.

Western and Russian companies are helping Central Asian governments build and maintain vast surveillance networks that facilitate indiscriminate monitoring of all types of communication, according to a report released November 20 by a watchdog organization. Such sales of technology appear to violate international law and obligate Western governments to take action to tighten export controls of surveillance-related trade, the report adds. The report, titled Private Interests: Monitoring Central Asia, is the product of a year-long investigation carried out by the watchdog group Privacy… >> подробнее

Russia Sees IS as Reason to Boost Control in Central Asia

Edward Lemon

Russian commentators encourage a myth, one that hypes the notion that Central Asia is in imminent danger of being overrun by militant forces. This alarmism legitimates policies in countries like Tajikistan and Uzbekistan that restrict basic liberties and feed a vicious cycle of repression and militancy.

How many Central Asians are fighting for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, and do they want to return to wage jihad upon their return home? No one knows for sure, but in recent months Russian officials and pundits have sounded the alarm. Their comments – often adhering to a narrative about weak states needing Russian protection – fit neatly with the Kremlin’s efforts to maintain, or even expand, its military presence in the region. Nikolai Patrushev, secretary of Russia’s Security Council, for example, warned in September that IS could one day target Russia and Central Asia… >> подробнее

Will ‘Islamic State’ tip the balance in Turkmenistan?

Micha'el Tanchum

Due to its long border with Afghanistan and its weak security forces, Turkmenistan is vulnerable to a jihadist offensive.

While energy-rich Turkmenistan is poised to become the next economic tiger of Central Asia, it has come under a growing threat from the Taliban since NATO’s troop drawdown in neighboring Afghanistan. Forces from the Taliban and various multi-ethnic, Central Asian jihadist militias associated with the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) have been concentrating in northern Afghanistan near the Turkmenistan border, producing unprecedented border clashes with Turkmenistan’s military during 2014. IMU leader Usman Ghazi’s recent declaration of allegiance to Islamic State… >> подробнее

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10.11.2014, 10:37 Erdogan In Turkmenistan For First Time As Turkish President
05.11.2014, 17:53 IMF Predicts Economic Slowdowns In Caucasus, Central Asia
03.11.2014, 09:40 Eight prisoners of conscience amnestied
28.10.2014, 15:21 Turkmenistan Celebrates 23rd Anniversary Of Independence
24.10.2014, 01:49 Uzbek President Starts Visit To Turkmenistan
20.10.2014, 22:25 Radio Azatlyk profiles The Disappeared in Turkmen language
26.09.2014, 10:33 The «Prove They Are Alive!» campaign held a briefing in Warsaw
23.08.2014, 07:05 Turkmen Defy Officials In Rare Public Protest
17.07.2014, 20:15 Central Asia Plus Japan Dialogue Holds Session In Bishkek
17.07.2014, 20:10 Turkmenistan To 'Widen' Diplomatic Ties With Kyrgyzstan
16.07.2014, 15:42 President Berdimuhamedov meets with representatives of Turkmenistan’s diplomatic missions abroad
13.07.2014, 13:09 Video Claims to Show Turkmen Fighter in Ukraine
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