RUSI JournalVolume 160Issue 5

Daesh and Tajikistan: The Regime's (In)Security Policy

The Tajik government’s approach to countering radicalisation has proved counterproductive

The threat of radical Islam has been used by the Tajik government as a way to promote discriminatory policies based on a misinterpretation of the causes and extent of radicalisation in the country, argues Edward J Lemon. He analyses the Tajik government’s rhetoric and policies to show how it has created a situation of insecurity for the country’s citizens.

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