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Global Journalist: Countering Extremism in Central Asia

Jan 25, 2019

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More people joined the Islamic State from former Soviet republics than from any other region outside the Middle East.

On this special edition of Global Journalist, a look at what drew so many fighters from Central Asia to fight with the terror group in Syria – and what may become of them and their families as those who survived try to return.

Joining the program is Noah Tucker, a senior editor at Radio Free Asia/Radio Liberty, who lead a months-long research and reporting project on the issue in hotspots of ISIS recruitment in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan.


Producer: Rosemary Belson

Visual editor: Grace Lett

View the Not in Our Name documentary here.