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Mr. Roger N. McDermott

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Mr. Roger N. McDermott has specialized in Russian and Central Asian defense and security studies. He is an Adjunct Fellow of the Hudson Institute in Washington, DC; Affiliated Senior Analyst, Danish Institute for International Studies, Copenhagen; and Senior International Fellow, Foreign Military Studies Office, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

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SSI books and monographs by Mr. Roger N. McDermott

  • Reassessing the Barriers to Islamic Radicalization in Kazakhstan

    July 29, 2015

    Authored by Zhulduz Baizakova, Mr. Roger N. McDermott.
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    This critical study examines the numerous barriers which serve to mitigate the spread of religious extremism and the formation of a local support base for Islamic terrorism in Kazakhstan. These factors, including historical, linguistic, cultural, religious, and social development, are considered in order to understand fully the driving factors in the evolution of Kazakhstan’s counterterrorist policy and the state’s ongoing efforts to restrict the growth of Islamic radicalization.

  • Kazakhstan's Defense Policy: An Assessment of the Trends

    February 11, 2009

    Authored by Mr. Roger N. McDermott.
    United States defense assistance programs have had mixed results in the promotion of defense reform in Kazakhstan, partly as a result of internal factors ranging from corruption to inadequate resource management and geopolitical limitations placed on how far Astana can cooperate with either the Unied States or NATO taking account of its close political relations with both Russia and China. New, deeper and more closely monitored programs are needed, and, combined with multilateral cooperative initiatives, should be a matter of urgent priority, otherwise, such programs will underperform and languish in the repetition of the misjudgements of the past.

  • Countering Global Terrorism: Developing the Antiterrorist Capabilities of the Central Asian Militaries

    February 01, 2004

    Authored by Mr. Roger N. McDermott.
    The author offers a framework for improving the antiterrorist capabilities of the Central Asian militaries, including increased and focused military training with a special emphasis on Special Forces units.