The paper assesses the factors contributing to radicalisation, including the role of economic migration. The study also considers the resilience in place constraining further radicalisation. It has recommendations for Russia and and Central Asian governments countering radicalization that leads to violent extremism.
The study was commissioned following concerns that a growing number of labour migrants from Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan in Russia were being radicalised and recruited to fight in Syria and Iraq. Individuals of Central Asian origin have also appeared in prominent roles in high-profile terrorist attacks around the world in 2017, such as the April St Petersburg attack, the October attack in New York, New Year’s attack in Istanbul and the April attack in Stockholm.
- Raffaello Pantucci, Director, International Security Studies, RUSI, and chapter contributor will moderate and introduce the research project.
- Michael Shipler, Regional Director of Asia, Search for Common Ground, will discuss the wider context of the research project.
- Dr Mohammed Elshimi, Research Fellow, National Security and Resilience at RUSI, and report lead author, will discusses research approach, findings and recommendations.
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