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  • Clan Politics and Regime Transition in Central Asiaby Kathleen Collins

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 44.00

    A study of the role of clan networks in Central Asia from the early twentieth century through 2004. more...

  • Conflict in Afghanistanby Martin Ewans

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    Asymmetric warfare, involving conflicts where smaller powers apply their strengths against the weaknesses of a more powerful opponent, has become a key modern concern since the September 11 th attacks. Conflict in Afghanistan tackles this issue by examining the five wars Afghanistan has waged against foreign powers over the past two centuries,... more...

  • Democracy and Pluralism in Muslim Eurasiaby Yaacov Ro'i

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 47.95

    This book is devoted to the study and analysis of the prospects for democracy among the Muslim ethnicities of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), both those that have acquired full independence and those remaining within the Russian Federation. The nineteen Western academics and scholars from the Muslim countries and regions of the CIS who... more...

  • Eternal Iranby Patrick Clawson; Michael Rubin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 38.00

    Exploring continuities and changes, this book provides the historical backdrop crucial to understanding how Iranian pride and sense of victimization combine to make its politics contentious and potentially dangerous. more...

  • Eurasia Rising: Democracy and Independence in the Post-Soviet Spaceby Georgeta Pourchot

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 83.00

    Although the score of countries comprising Russia's near abroad (the former non-Russian Soviet republics) and far abroad (the former non-Russian Warsaw Pact states) are behaving with variably increasing independence in their domestic and foreign policies, Russia continues to regard them as remaining within the same core-periphery sphere of influence... more...

  • Everyday Islam in Post-Soviet Central Asiaby Maria Elisabeth Louw

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    Providing a wealth of empirical research on the everyday practise of Islam in post-Soviet Central Asia, this book gives a detailed account of how Islam is understood and practised among ordinary Muslims in the region, focusing in particular on Uzbekistan. It shows how individuals negotiate understandings of Islam as an important marker for identity,... more...

  • Games without Rulesby Tamim Ansary

    PublicAffairs 2012; US$ 16.99

    By the author of Destiny Disrupted : an enlightening, accessible history of modern Afghanistan from the Afghan point of view, showing how Great Power conflicts have interrupted its ongoing, internal struggle to take form as a nation more...

  • The Great Gambleby Gregory Feifer

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 6.99

    ?Fascinating?.A highly readable history of the conflict.? ? New York Times Book Review In The Great Gamble , a groundbreaking account of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, former NPR Moscow correspondent Gregory Feifer vividly depicts the war that contributed greatly to the demise of the USSR, and that offers striking lessons for the 21st century,... more...

  • Great Games, Local Rulesby Alexander Cooley

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 14.99

    The struggle between Russia and Great Britain over Central Asia in the nineteenth century was the original "great game." But in the past quarter century, a new "great game" has emerged, pitting America against a newly aggressive Russia and a resource-hungry China, all struggling for influence over one of the volatile areas in the... more...