Visiting Muslim countries in Russia's sphere of influence – a tightrope walk for Frank-Walter Steinmeier. DW is following his visit to Central Asia, where authoritarian regimes have become a source of extremism.
The attack by an Uzbek man seems to indicate a growing terrorist threat from Central Asia. But Kyrgyzstan-based security expert Deirdre Tynan says the incident raises just as many questions for the US as for the region.
Belgium has been fighting religious radicalization since it became painfully obvious that Islamists were operating in the country. Art and humor have become tools in the battle. But there is still a very long way to go.
Germany's top diplomat, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, has arrived in Uzbekistan to discuss bilateral ties and counterterrorism strategies. Two more ex-Soviet states, Kirgizstan and Tajikistan, are also on his itinerary.
Most people immediately think about the Mideast or North Africa when they hear the name "Islamic State." But the terror militia also has an eye on the former Soviet republics in Central Asia.
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