Intensified use of the internet for terrorist purposes alarms analysts and officials.
Uzbek officials say peace in Afghanistan will bring new opportunities for Central Asian countries.
The country's Criminal Code provides sentences for drug trafficking - long prison time, with no eligibility for parole or clemency - that are just as harsh as those specified for extremism and terrorism.
Kazakhstani and Israeli experts, security officials are working together to strengthen fight against extremism and terrorism.
Tajikistan's Interior Ministry (MVD) is encouraging Tajikistani youth, especially college students, to join the MVD voluntary people's patrol to fight terrorism and extremism.
The countries are co-operating on security.
Authorities and scholars are joining efforts to enact a new government policy for youth that that is meant to defuse extremism's appeal.
Extremists and smugglers are not going to breach Uzbekistan's modern fortifications, officials say.
Aktobe officials are battling the extremism that inspired a deadly attack in their capital June 5.
Private firms play a major role in fighting terrorism, analysts and officials say.