Elections are coming October 15 and Kyrgyzstan wants no terrorist incident to mar them.
The most tangible sign of progress was the re-opening of the long-restricted Dostuk/Dustlik border crossing.
The Ministry of Defence is expecting to hold 7,000 anti-extremism outreach events in 2017.
Kyrgyz women are making a significant contribution to battling terrorism, say observers and officials.
An upcoming Tashkent summit of the two countries' presidents could determine the fate of the railway project, say observers.
The likely end of combat in Syria and Iraq means a mass return of defeated militants to Kyrgyzstan, warn observers.
The burden of identifying, accommodating or repatriating the abandoned or orphaned children of ISIS foreign fighters has fallen on Iraq.
Securing a land route from Tehran to Beirut would enable the Iranian regime to funnel arms and fighters across the entire region, experts say.
The project aims to improve the situation in the Syrdarya province region and provide access to safe drinking water for its approximately 280,000 residents.
Joint exercises will help prevent potential terrorist attacks and increase regional security, say specialists and officials.
Their first-ever military pact turns Central Asia's largest countries into strategic partners, say observers.
Some 99% of profits from the illicit drug trade goes to terrorist groups and drug cartels, according to the Afghan Counter Narcotics Ministry.
Higher enrolments in vetted madrassas could help stem the phenomenon of radicalisation, observers say.