Kyrgyzstan: State Fragility and Radicalisation


This briefing paper analyses the current situation in Kyrgyzstan and highlights some factors which create a favourable environment for radical groups and the need for weaknesses such as high unemployment, inadequate education and absence of rule-of-law to be addressed for the state to be stable. The author argues that the most effective response is to look for political solutions with the goal of winning over communities and thus reducing extremists' space. He explains why, framing the response as "Countering Violent Extremism" (CVE) is a term that may alienate the communities needing help as well as give an excuse for more represseive policies if reconciliation fails.

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