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Russia Shows the US the Central Asia Door
Articles - July 11, 2007
 

Defying all of its critics, the Bush administration may still be hanging tough in Iraq, but on another critical front of the 'War on Terror' – Central Asia – Washington appears to be in full strategic retreat.

 
Signs of Iranian Troublemaking Are Everywhere
Articles - July 9, 2007
 

Just what does Iran have to do in order to get the attention of the United States? That question must be on the minds of officials in Tehran these days. After all, their regime has embarked upon an audacious -- and very public -- strategic offensive throughout the greater Middle East. But officials in Washington, preoccupied with flagging poll numbers and the ongoing insurgency in Iraq, don't seem to be taking notice.
 

 
Eurasia Security Watch - No. 151
Bulletins - June 5, 2007
 

Losing ground in Krgystan; Kazakhstan's king; Cairo's curious counterterrorism tactics; Security progress from Iran in Central Asia...

 
Eurasia Security Watch - No. 148
Bulletins - April 23, 2007
 

Kazakhstan unviels new military strategy; Hamas' fractured future; Aliyev in the dock; Abu Dhabi and the demographic of decline...

 
The Death of Democracy Promotion?
Articles - March 15, 2007
 

What a difference a few years can make. In September 2002, less than a year after taking office, the Bush administration laid out a breathtakingly ambitious vision of American foreign policy. “The United States possesses unprecedented—and unequaled—strength and influence in the world,” the newly-released National Security Strategy of the United States proudly proclaimed. “Sustained by faith in the principles of liberty, and the value of a free society, this position comes with unparalleled responsibilities, obligations, and opportunity. The great strength of this nation must be used to promote a balance of power that favors freedom.” But less than five years later, that vision appears to be in full strategic retreat.

 
Central Asian Responses to Radical Islam
Monographs - December 1, 2006
 

Central Asian Responses to Radical Islam is a groundbreaking first-person assessment of the ideological struggle currently taking place in Central Asia between local government and the forces of radical Islam. Authored by Evgueni Novikov, a leading expert on radical Islamic thought, Responses includes cutting-edge proposals for U.S. policymakers modeled after the successes charted thus far by their Central Asian counterparts.

 
Caspian Could Be Victim of Conflict With Iran
Articles - November 20, 2006
 
 
About The Central Asia Counterterrorism Project
Articles - July 1, 2006
 

Nearly five years after September 11, it is fair to say that the U.S. government remains challenged by how to combat the ideology of radical Islamists. In some ways, this is not surprising. The West now faces a challenge in an area - religious controversy - which the modern state prefers to leave to individual discretion, and in which it is not accustomed to contend. Moreover, the struggle is taking place within a largely unfamiliar religion, in an area in which the West is, at best, tone-deaf. Nevertheless, this new “war of ideas” must be joined and won if the United States is to address what have become grave threats to its security.