Kazakhstan: Astana Confronts Extremist Threat

Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev vows to clamp down on extremism. (Photo: Office of President of Kazakhstan)

Kazakhstan's law-enforcers had a busy summer: it began with the country’s first ever suicide bombing in May, and continued with sporadic deadly clashes between security forces and armed suspects.

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Joanna Lillis is a freelance writer who specializes in Central Asia.

Kazakhstan: Astana Confronts Extremist Threat

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