In this episode, we explore the transnational security threats in Central Asia. CSIS Transnational Threats Project Director Thomas Sanderson joins to discuss the challenges terrorism, militancy (3:59), trafficking, and organized crime (8:40) present for the communities and governments of Central Asia. Sanderson shares his experience from field work in the region, describes the security situation’s impact on Central Asian economies (9:50), U.S. interests in the region (12:39), and analyzes Central Asia’s responses to these threats (17:28).
Hosted by Will Colson. Audio edited by Frances Burkham. Written and produced by Jeffrey Bean.