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      The Growing Threat of Extremism in Central Asia: Causes and Solutions

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            The study examines the tendencies and motivations for people to join terrorist groups by examining the relationship between the political regime and citizens' discontent with authority. Central Asia is used as an example because for many years this region has been seen as a source of large numbers of volunteers joining terrorist groups in neighboring Afghanistan as well as in Syria. The review of existing literature is used to study this topic. The study found that dissatisfaction with the authorities, corruption, low living standards and opposition from the state, rather than their ideological views, were among the important factors that encouraged people to join extremist groups.

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            ScienceOpen Preprints
            ScienceOpen
            31 March 2022
            Affiliations
            [1 ] International Relations and Regional Studies, KIMEP University, Almaty, Kazakhstan
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            10.14293/S2199-1006.1.SOR-.PPF3VEL.v1
            937ae717-8748-489b-a818-b6c634030a0f

            This work has been published open access under Creative Commons Attribution License CC BY 4.0 , which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Conditions, terms of use and publishing policy can be found at www.scienceopen.com .


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            Political science,Social & Behavioral Sciences
            Violent extremism,Political regime,Ideology,Central Asia,Terrorism ,Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS),Human Rights,Radicalisation

            References

            1. Azizian Rouben. Countering Islamic Radicalism in Central Asiа. Connections: The Quarterly Journal. Vol. 05(4):93–104. 2006. Procon, Ltd. [Cross Ref]

            2. McNair Brian. An Introduction to Political Communication. 2003. Routledge. [Cross Ref]

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