The Rise of Islamic Insurgency (Teaching module)

This teaching module examines the case of the Basmachi movement as Islamic insurgency in Central Asia in the 1920s. Using the primary source materials from the RPI collection, students will learn:


  1. What internal and external factors helped insurgency leaders to recruit local population; 
  2. How the insurgency became a political movement;
  3. How inadequate government policies contribute to the rise of insurgency.

Included is a description of theoretical concepts, case analysis, and bibliograhy.


by Karina V. Korostelina