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How Tajikistan's anti-radicalization policies aggravate the risk of radicalization

Tajikistan’s response to the threat of violent radicalization has largely taken the form of aggressive religious repression, which, some say, is highly counterproductive. President Emomali Rahmon’s regime has taken the clergy firmly under its control, for example, by requiring pre-approval of all sermon topics, and has also enacted laws to restrict Islamic practices and expressions of “foreign Islam,” for instance, forcing women to remove their hijabs. As of January 2016,...


The issue of drug trafficking from Afghanistan in Central Asia and proposed solutions

... the political elite. Second, corruption impedes an efficient control of the physical border checkpoints between Central Asia and Afghanistan. Third, the focus is on security when it should be on demand reduction and treatment. Another issue is that terrorism and drug trafficking are approached separately, one being considered a domestic issue and the other a global one. But terrorist groups are involved in drug trade to finance their activities (as does the Islamic movement of Uzbekistan). Moreover,...


France : État d’urgence ? (State of emergency?)

Jihadist took over Paris Ø It isn’t the first time France faces radical religious terrorism (Groupe Islamique Armé in the 1990’s). Ø It isn’t the first time terrorist attacks are conducted against Charlie Hebdo (the one in 2011 following the re-publishing of Danish caricatures), nor against French news agencies ...


Is Snowden worth it?

... wherever the freedom of speech was real. In his own words, he is seeking "asylum from any countries that believe in free speech and oppose the victimization of global privacy". U.S. telecom data collection is part of the national counterterrorism strategy by virtue of which there has been just a few acts of terrorism on the U.S. soil. Far more planned attacks were revealed. The Snowden leak exposed that nine Internet companies (namely Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, Facebook, PalTalk, AOL,...


Terrorism in Boston: Which story is true?

Since last Monday, the day when two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, I have been monitoring the mainstream media in the U.S. (CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS, NYT). Abundant information available on their websites about the bombing, suspects and investigation indicates that Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev are probably the ones who committed the attack. Yet there are plenty of other sources (Infowars, Earth-Chronicles, This Can't Be Happening) that offer an alternative perspective...


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