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Profound changes have swept the Central Asia since the collapse of its economic and political bases. In many current conflicts sectarianism, ethnicity and culture have, wittingly or unwittingly, played a major role in violence, riots, civil war, and the attendant disruption of society and displacement of populations.  In some locales, similar causes have created tensions and recent violence in situations where the conflict has settled or is in the process of being settled. The project encourages much needed innovative theoretical, conceptual and empirical comparative work to examine the causes and political implications of religious, cultural and ethnic conflicts in the Central Asia region.


 The Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR) at George Mason University has a special interest in this region of the world, particularly in regard to issues of conflict analysis and resolution in multicultural democratizing societies. There is coherence between the interests and research agenda of ICAR and the Title VIII Program of the State Department.

 

 

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