ISDP Voices

    Uzbek Radicalization: Pattern or Placebo?

    The recent October 31 terror attack in Manhattan, during which eight people were killed and eleven seriously injured, has again raised the question of Central Asian involvement in Jihadist activity. Few details about the chief suspect, 29-year old Sayfullo Saipov, have emerged so far but some general observations can be made. Saipov has been identified […]

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    Testing the Waters: Japan’s rapprochement with Russia

    In two weeks time, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Vladimir Putin will convene their fourth meeting this year alone. The meeting will take place during the 2017 APEC summit in Vietnam. The frequency of their meetings is significant. Russia-Japan relations turned cold in 2014 when Japan, along with the G7, sanctioned Russia after its annexation […]

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