Dr. Chyngyz Kambarov, a visiting Fulbright Scholar at the Police Foundation, will host a webinar on Aug. 5, 2014 from 3-4:30 p.m. EDT discussing the growth of terrorism and extremism in the Central Asian republic of Kyrgyzstan and how police are attempting to respond to this growing threat.
The webinar is available free to the public. To connect through Google Plus, click here.To connect through YouTube, click here.
Dr. Kambarov, a police lieutenant colonel who works for the Interior Ministry of the Kyrgyz Republic, recently presented an Ideas in International Policing lecture examining the most active terrorist and extremist organizations operating in the nation, and how they became radicalized. Many of the groups operate in the Fergana Valley, which overlaps Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan and are threatening to become a hotbed of Islamic radicalism in the Central Asian republics. Kambarov laid out the major challenges facing Kyrgyz law enforcement agencies in combatting these sources of terrorism. He called for better training and equipment, and for more cooperation between national and local police, and between Interior Ministry units and national security forces.