Rehabilitation of repatriated female extremists focuses on life skills, social adaptation, moderate Islam and training for new careers so they can support their families.
Militants are reacting to China's blatant exploitation of Pakistan, Beijing's mistreatment of Muslims in Xinjiang, and the regime's ongoing disinformation campaign over COVID-19.
The government is bringing religion students home from abroad and turning others back at its borders as evidence suggests many students are not ending up where they should.
With Kazakhs spending more time online during the pandemic, extremist recruiters and propagandists are stepping up their efforts.
Central Asian countries have been bringing home their citizens from camps in Syria and Iraq, prioritising the repatriation of children.
While calls to travel to combat zones in the Middle East have dropped noticeably, the content of radical ideas has intensified on social networks, focusing more on local subversion.
Nearly 80 Kyrgyz children arrived from Iraq to Bishkek in mid March, and are now going through a rehabilitation period before being set free to their relatives.
A new video project prepared by Kazakh specialists aims to prevent radicalisation by telling the stories of duped Kazakh women who ended up in the midst of the 'Islamic State' in Syria.
The suspect's arrest illustrates the continuing threat posed to Kazakh society by IS and its recruiting efforts.
With support from the US government, Kazakhstan repatriated 12 citizens, including 7 children, from territories formerly held by the Islamic State.