Central Asia’s uncertain radicalization and the opportunities for the Russia-U.S. cooperation

Central Asia’s uncertain radicalization and the opportunities for the Russia-U.S. cooperation
// Pathways to Peace and Security. 2017. no 1(52) Special Issue: ADDRESSING TERRORISM, VIOLENT EXTREMISM AND RADICALIZATION (perspectives from Russia and the United States). Edited by Ekaterina Stepanova,. P. 251-260


DOI: 10.20542/2307-1494-2017-1-251-260


Abstract

Russia and the United States can use a rare, if limited, spirit of cooperation across Central Asia in the field of counterterrorism to find an even rarer bilateral space of cooperation. This article discusses the appetite for cooperation in Central Asia and the consequences of the knowledge gap across Central Asian states and international policymakers who sponsor programs to prevent radicalization that can lead to violent extremism. It concludes by outlining recommendations that Russian and American officials can follow in concert to retool existing initiatives and strengthen counterradicalization programs across Central Asia – removed from the U.S.-Russia tensions over Syria or Europe.


Keywords

Central Asia, radicalization, countering violent extremism, Afghanistan, Russia-U.S. cooperation


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Gavrilis G. Central Asia’s uncertain radicalization and the opportunities for the Russia-U.S. cooperation. Pathways to Peace and Security, 2017, no 1(52) Special Issue: ADDRESSING TERRORISM, VIOLENT EXTREMISM AND RADICALIZATION (perspectives from Russia and the United States). Edited by Ekaterina Stepanova,, pp. 251-260. DOI: 10.20542/2307-1494-2017-1-251-260