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  • Language Politics in Contemporary Central Asiaby Jacob M. Landau; Barbara Kellner-Heinkele

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 32.00

    Nationalist leaders in the former Soviet states strive for national identity in both the political and cultural domains. Their language policies contend with Russian-speaking intelligentsias, numerous ethnic minorities and sizeable Russian communities backed by the Russian Federation - all presenting major challenges to facing the legacy of Soviet... more...

  • Hogs in the Shadowsby Milo S. Afong

    Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 15.00

    There is a special breed of Marine for whom the prey is the enemy?and every day is hunting season. This Marine is a HOG?a Hunter of Gunmen. These are the gripping, gut-wrenching true stories of those Marines in Iraq whose sole purpose on the battlefield is to eliminate the enemy?one combatant at a time. Every time a HOG puts his eye to the glass,... more...

  • Strategic Developments in Eurasia After 11 Septemberby Shireen Hunter

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 59.95

    Presenting the views of leading experts on strategic considerations in Eurasia, this volume shows that the 11 September attacks and subsequent developments have affected the way in which international relations are evaluated. In addition, these developments have turned the concept of asymmetric threats, including large-scale international terrorist... more...

  • Afghanistanby Thomas Barfield

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 16.95

    Afghanistan traces the historic struggles and the changing nature of political authority in this volatile region of the world, from the Mughal Empire in the sixteenth century to the Taliban resurgence today. Thomas Barfield introduces readers to the bewildering diversity of tribal and ethnic groups in Afghanistan, explaining what unites them as... more...

  • Geographic Perspectives on Soviet Central Asiaby Robert Lewis

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 240.00

    In a unique survey, based on new census data, Geographic Perspectives on Soviet Central Asia highlights the region's geographic, economic and ecological problems since 1945. Painting a grim picture, this book investigates how the combination of rapid population growth and declining per capita investment is causing economic conditions to slide in rural... more...

  • Caspianby Shirin Akiner

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    The Caspian redefines a Caspian debate long characterized by one-sided and politically motivated analyses and, at times, fantastic reporting. Bringing together a range of influential voices from academia, the media, the oil industry, civil service, the military and diplomatic corps, this book rewrites the region's recent history. more...

  • Technology, Tradition and Survivalby Richard Tapper; Keith McLachlan

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 73.95

    The contributors address the history, originality, variety and sophistication of traditional science, technology and material culture in the Middle East and Central Asia, their influence on the history of Europe and the West, and the threat posed by modern Western technologies. more...

  • Political Organization in Cen.Asia & Hbby Vladimir Babak; Demian Vaisman; Aryeh Wasserman

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 188.00

    This work contains a selection of annotated documents, including party platforms and declarations of the major political groupings in the Islamic republics of the former Soviet Union. The book covers primarily the period from 1991 to 1994, which can be characterized as the first stage in the formation of a pluralistic society in these emerging states.... more...

  • Institutional Change and Political Continuity in Post-Soviet Central Asiaby Pauline Jones Luong

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 39.00

    This book examines the diversity of electoral systems in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. more...

  • Islam after Communismby Adeeb Khalid

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 31.95

    Adeeb Khalid combines insights from the study of both Islam and Soviet history in this sophisticated analysis of the ways that Muslim societies in Central Asia have been transformed by the Soviet presence in the region. Arguing that the utopian Bolshevik project of remaking the world featured a sustained assault on Islam that destroyed patterns of... more...