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Possible destabilization in central Asia

By Messenger Staff
Thursday, February 24
Representative of Kazakh Ministry of Defense, Askhat Sizdikov, has talked about a possible rise in terrorism, extremism and separatism in spring and summer 2011 in the central Asian region. Russian analyst Azhdar Kurtov mentioned about the possibility of problems escalating in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. It is also suggested that there could be attempts to remove the Nazarbaev regime in Kazakhstan. He still rules very efficiently, although many accuse him of despotism. Analyst Alexander Kniazev also suggests some unrest in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan as well as Uzbekistan, highlighting links with the Afghan Taliban.