How big a threat is Islamic State in Central Asia?

Authors: John Heathershaw and David W. Montgomery The aftermath of an anti-terrorist raid in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. EPA/Igor Kovalenko The self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS) is seen as a growing threat throughout much of the world, its influence extending to North Africa, Europe, and even as far as Indonesia. Yet for the post-Soviet Central Asian republics the…