Jihad in Central Asia

The four Central Asian States (Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan) security agencies and government have adopted several law and order measures to effectively fight against radicalization, but some states failed to intercept the infiltration of the ISIS militants from Afghanistan into the region. The power structures, social institutions and local authorities of the Central Asian states are unable to work with radical Islamic groups.
The prospect of nuclear terrorism in Central Asia and possibly in Russia, is crystal clear. The risk of a complete nuclear device falling into the hands of terrorists will cause consternation in the region. Nuclear terrorism remains a constant threat to global peace. Access of terrorist organizations to nuclear material is a bigger threat to civilian population. 
These are some of the issues discussed in the book. The issues are based on well researched papers by eminent authors on the subject.

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  • Pages: 578
  • 9789389620269 • HARDBACK • May 2020 • Rs.2250
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  • Subjects: Afghanistan, Central Asia, China
  • Jihad in Central Asia
author details

Musa Khan Jalalzai is a journalist and research scholar. He has written extensively on Afghanistan, terrorism, nuclear and biological terrorism, human trafficking, drug trafficking, and intelligence research and analysis. He was an Executive Editor of the Daily Outlook Afghanistan from 2005-2011, and a permanent contributor in Pakistan's daily The Post, Daily Times, and The Nation, Weekly the Nation, (London). However, in 2004, US Library of Congress in its report for South Asia mentioned him as the biggest and prolific writer. He received Masters in English literature, Diploma in Geospatial Intelligence, University of Maryland, Washington DC, certificate in Surveillance Law from the University of Stanford, USA, and a diploma in Counterterrorism from Pennsylvania State University, California, the United States.

Chapter 1 The Region that isn’t: China, Russia and the Failure of Regional Integration in Central Asia by Sebastian Krapohl and Alexandra Vasileva-Dienes
Chapter 2 Jihadists from Ex-Soviet Central Asia: Where Are They? Why Did They Radicalize? What Next? by Edward Lemon Vera Mironova William Tobey
Chapter 3 The Return of Foreign Fighters to Central Asia: Implications for U.S. Counterterrorism Policy by Thomas F. Lynch III, Michael Bouffard, Kelsey King, and Graham Vickowski
Chapter 4 Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan a Strategy of Survival in Afghanistan-Pakistan Region Re-shift of Focus to Central Asia by Sayed Mujtaba Hashimy
Chapter 5 Central Asian Jihadists in the Front Line by Ely Karmon
Chapter 6 Talebs in Tajikistan: The ‘Terrorist Spill-Over’ Hype by Thomas Ruttig
Chapter 7 Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan by Nodirbek Soliev
Chapter 8 Understanding the Factors Contributing to Radicalisation among Central Asian Labour Migrants in Russia by Mohammed S Elshimi with Raffaello Pantucci, Sarah Lain and Nadine L Salman
Chapter 9 Anti-Extremism and Anti-Terrorism in Legislation of Tajikistan: Problems of Application by Valijon Abdukhamitov and Rano Abdullayeva
Chapter 10 Sunni-Shia Issue in Azerbaijan by Ilia Brondz1, Tahmina Aslanova
Chapter 11 Chechens in Afghanistan: A Battlefield Myth That Will Not Die by Christian Bleuer
Chapter 12 When we are the violent: the Chechen Islamist Guerrillas Discourse on their own Armed Actions by AdrianTarin Sanz
Chapter 13 The Future of Chechens in ISIS by Anna Borschevskaya
Chapter 14 Counter-Terrorism Cooperation between China and Central Asian States in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization by Wang Jin and Kong Dehang
Chapter 15 Geopolitics at the World’s Pivote: Exploring Central Asia’s Security Challenges by Jacqueline Lopour
Chapter 16 Theory-Testing Uyghur Terrorism in China by Andrew Mumford
Chapter 17 Why States Won’t Give Nuclear Weapons to Terrorists by Keir A. Lieber and Daryl G. Press
Chapter 18 Islamic State and Technology – A Literature Review by Truls Hallberg Tønnessen
Notes to Chapters