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

Edward J Lemon
RUSI Journal, 9 November 2015
Tackling Extremism, International Responses, Central and South Asia
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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