Accession Number:

ADA574073

Title:

The Effectiveness of Counterterrorist Policies in Uzbekistan

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA DEPT OF NATIONAL SECURITY AFFAIRS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2012-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

155.0

Abstract:

This thesis analyzes the effectiveness of Uzbekistans counterterrorist policies during the period 1990 to 2012. The thesis begins with an overview of the evolution and radicalization of Islam in Uzbekistan, the threat of Islamic terrorism, and the threat of nonviolent Islamic radicalism. The effectiveness of Uzbekistans counterterrorist policies is analyzed through a comparison of the strengths and weaknesses of radical Islamist organizations and the Uzbek government. Public support for the governments policies is the primary factor in determining the effectiveness of Uzbekistans counterterrorist policies. Another important factor to consider is international influence on Uzbekistans counterterrorist policies. International and regional counterterrorist cooperation is an important factor in the longevity of the highly repressive regime of President Islam Karimov. The thesis demonstrates that Uzbekistans repressive and indiscriminate counterterrorism policies may remain effective in the long-term due to unique historic, economic, social, and geopolitical factors.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Sociology and Law
  • Unconventional Warfare

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE