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The political instability and armed conflicts in certain countries of the Middle East and North Africa, including the 2011 “Arab Spring,” have significantly influenced the political processes in the world. In light of this, in recent years there have been an intensification in the global trends towards expansion and consolidation of the positions of the so-called “Islamic State,” which is a sign of the emergence of new types of threats. Thus, the national security issues in the region, including the Kyrgyz Republic, emerge full blown.


The Kyrgyz people have a saying: the cauldron has four loops wherever you go. The same prospect is applicable to the situation in the Central Asian region. However and with whoever we discuss the situation in Central Asia, we still focus on Afghanistan, which has today become a major source of threats for almost all of its neighbors. Certainly, the situation in Afghanistan has formed not without an imposing intervention on the part of external forces. Throughout all the new and modern history of this country, there have been constant external interventions.


The religious situation in Kyrgyzstan is largely associated with the increasing religiosity of the people, especially with its subjective aspects. An increase in the overall number of believers and followers of Islam and non-traditional Western Christian religious movements has led not only to an intensification of religious relations, but also to a change in the cultural identity structure of society.


On June 16-17, 2016, the International Conference with the participation of representatives from more than 15 countries was held near the Issyk-Kul Lake. Its participants discussed issues related to the prospects of development of the situation in the region and in Kyrgyzstan in terms of security and social stability. This fact only proves that the problem of religious radicalism has different peculiarities in each country, but nevertheless it has begun to acquire common features characteristic of all the potential conflict zones.



Soon, it will be a quarter of a century since one of the superpowers of the 20th century – the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics – went into oblivion. Nowadays, many countries of the Commonwealth host a variety of conferences on the subject and, naturally, the participants give their assessments of what happened in the recent 1991. Today, all the former republics of the Soviet Union are sovereign and independent states, according to their constitutions. However, different centers of gravity have been clearly defined in the former Soviet space.


In Kyrgyzstan, the big changes that have led to formation of a new religious situation were due not so much to liberalization of the religious sphere – providing the citizens with a constitutional guarantee of the right to freedom of conscience and religion, to freedom to choose religion – as to the efforts of the foreign religious centers of both Western (Christian) and Eastern (Muslim, Buddhist) doctrines that are controlled by the global geopolitical forces.


The Republic of Kyrgyzstan. On August 12, 2015, Kyrgyzstan formally ratified the previously signed agreement on its accession to the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) and became a full member of the association. Thus, the number of EEU member countries reached five, and there began the phase of implementation of the basic agreements and the practical activities of the Union with an upgraded structure.



The determining factors of a religious situation are the activities of religious organizations, as their actions are always directed towards building such a system of religious relations, which would provide them and their religion with a dominant position in the society, while also creating favorable conditions for attracting people to their religion. And such a focus of religious organizations is explained by the fact that they are primarily groups of people (social groups) united by a common belief and aimed at achieving specific goals.


Recently, the Chinese theme has been on the front pages of the Kyrgyz media. The main reason for this is the so-called “transfer of the surplus Chinese enterprises” into the territory of Kyrgyzstan. At present, neither the state nor the representatives of the local businesses can explain clearly what constitutes the very process of “transferring the enterprises” and what the “surplus capacities” are. By the way, worth recalling, the recent resignation of Prime Minister T.


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