Call for Case Studies on Extremist Movements in Central Asia

(Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, and Iran)

The World Extremism Network (WEAN) welcomes abstracts for a series of case studies examining extremist movements and Jihadist groups in four central Asian countries including Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, and Iran. The purpose of these case studies is to provide valuable resources to professionals, educators, policy analysts, think tanks and others who work with political and civic leaders, students, and trainees. The case studies attempt to build a better knowledge of how to make strategic decisions when dealing with these extremist groups and ways to tackle them.

Possible Islamist Jihadist groups to investigate include the Taliban, Haqqani Network, Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, Jamaat-ud-Dawa, Hizb ut-Tahrir, Ansar-e Hezbollah, Jaish ul-Adl, Jundallah, ISKP, and Al Qaida.

The case studies will be published in English and Farsi. Authors will be paid an honorarium for their work. They will also be invited to present their case study at the World Anti-Extremism Network’s Annual Conference in Toronto, Canada, in September 2024. This conference brings together experts and freedom advocates from all over the world to share their research and experiences in the fight against extremism and authoritarian rule.

Please submit 200-word abstracts using this application form by 11:59 p.m. EST on May 14, 2024.

WEAN will select four applicants to write a 2500-3000 word case study using a template. If an abstract is accepted, applicants will get a notification by May 20, 2024.

For any questions, please contact us via email at research@WorldAntiExtremism.org

  • Starting Time:

    February 18, 2024
  • Date:

    14 May, 2024
  • Phone:

    +1 (412) 626-2001
  • Location:

    Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, and Iran