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Central Asia

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Russian-American Relationsby Hafeez Malik

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 186.00

    This is a collective endeavour to highlight the role of Islam in the emerging pattern of relations between Russia and the United States. It highlights particularly the role that the two autonomous republics within the Russian Federation - Tatarstan and Bashkortostan - play in Eurasia. more...

  • The Legacy of the Soviet Unionby Wendy Slater; Andrew Wilson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 144.00

    The Legacy of the Soviet Union offers a distillation by a group of eminent scholars of their experience of the post-Soviet years. Analysis of the post-Soviet landscape is accompanied by meditations on the impact of the post-Soviet transition on both policy-makers and academics. more...

  • The Russian General Staff and Asia, 1860-1917by Alex Marshall

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    This new book examines the role of the Tsarist General Staff in studying and administering Russia?s Asian borderlands. It considers the nature of the Imperial Russian state, the institutional characteristics of the General Staff, and Russia?s relationship with Asia. During the nineteenth century, Russia was an important player in the so-called ?Great... more...

  • Democracy and Pluralism in Muslim Eurasiaby Yaacov Ro'i

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 190.00

    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...

  • Afghanistanby Nabi Misdaq

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    Afghan society is analyzed from a fresh standpoint in this book which discusses the country?s two and a half centuries of socio-political disquiet and outside interference. The author explores the continuous struggle between the central government and the cornerstone of the present state, the tribes. In its examination of the interchange between the... more...

  • Kazakhstan - Ethnicity, Language and Powerby Bhavna Dave

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    Kazakhstan is emerging as the most dynamic economic and political actor in Central Asia. It is the second largest country of the former Soviet Union, after the Russian Federation, and has rich natural resources, particularly oil, which is being exploited through massive US investment. Kazakhstan has an impressive record of economic growth under the... more...

  • The Lost Heart Of Asiaby Colin Thubron

    Random House 2012; US$ 15.98

    Thubron travelled throughout Central Asia in the wake of the break-up of the Soviet Union and documented the widespread social upheaval in a region reeling from political change. Thubron is an inspirational writer, intrepid traveller and insightful observer and his The Lost Heart of Asia is an outstanding guide to the history, people and culture... more...