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Expert speaks about the declining legacy of Soviet rule in Central Asia, and what this may mean for Russia, China, and the U.S.

Ulan

 

On July 29th 2016, Mr. Ulan Bigozhin, a doctoral candidate and visiting fellow of George Mason University, spoke on the current social and political dynamics of Central Asia, paying close attention to the far-reaching effects of a relative decline in secularization. With a resurgence in Islamism, Mr. Bigozhin paints the picture of a region prone to internal destabilization, traditionalism, and outside neo-colonization. He concluded with remarks arguing that the U.S. and its Western allies should not lose out on an opportunity to reshape what is at present a very fluid region and geopolitical situation.