The strike against the Chinese embassy in Bishkek: Uyghur separatists, ISIS or somebody else?
The question of terrorism in Central Asia has been long relevant – especially if we take into consideration the existence and actions of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU), which for more than two decades has been challenging the regime of Islam Karimov and most probably will continue to be a challenge for his successor. IMU has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State and a number of Uzbeks are fighting along ISIS. Moreover, Russian speakers constitute the third most numerous and influential group within the organisation.
October 6, 2016 - Tatyana Dronzina