Tag: ISIS in central Asia

Collapse in Labor Migrant Transfer Payments Pushing Central Asians to Look to ISIS

October 22, 2015

Staunton, October 21 – Declines in transfer payments from Central Asian labor migrants to their families in their homelands is leading to “a decline in the level of the loyalty of the population to the existing authorities” there and prompting Central Asians to ask then “uncomfortable” questions that ISIS can provide answers to, Gevorg Mirzayan […]

Turkmenistan Most Likely ISIS Target in Central Asia, Moscow Analyst Says

August 14, 2015

Staunton, August 2 – If one considers the factors that powered the rise of ISIS in Iraq and Syria – political instability, a weak counter-terrorism policy, Sunni predominance, and enormous natural resources — Dzhamiliya Kochoyan says, one is driven to the conclusion that Turkmenistan is at greater risk of an ISIS attack than any other […]