Afghanistan: Connections to Islamic Movements In Central and South Asia and Southern Russia

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After several years of relative peace in Central Asia and southern Russia, Islamic extremist movements have become more active in Russia and in Central and South Asia, threatening stability in the region. Although numerous factors might account for the upsurge in activity, several of these movements appear to have connections to the Islamic fundamentalist Taliban regime in Afghanistan. These linkages raise questions about whether the United States, as part of a broader effort to promote peace and stability in the region, should continue to engage the Taliban regime, or strongly confront it. This
report will be updated as events warrant.

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Creation Date: December 7, 1999
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Congressional Research Service Reports
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Place of Publication: Washington D.C., USA
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  • Creation: December 7, 1999
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Afghanistan
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South Asia
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Central Asia
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Russia
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After several years of relative peace in Central Asia and southern Russia, Islamic extremist movements have become more active in Russia and in Central and South Asia, threatening stability in the region. Although numerous factors might account for the upsurge in activity, several of these movements appear to have connections to the Islamic fundamentalist Taliban regime in Afghanistan. These linkages raise questions about whether the United States, as part of a broader effort to promote peace and stability in the region, should continue to engage the Taliban regime, or strongly confront it. This
report will be updated as events warrant.

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