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  • Traces in the Desertby Christoph Baumer; John Hare

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 44.00

    For five millennia, the peoples and cultures of East and West have met and mingled in Central Asia. For explorers and travellers it is a promised land, a region of white spaces on the map, forgotten cities and archaeological treasures. Christoph Baumer has spent a lifetime travelling through the countries of Central Asia, making extraordinary discoveries... more...

  • Opium Nationby Fariba Nawa

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 12.99

    Afghan-American journalist Fariba Nawa delivers a revealing and deeply personal explorationof Afghanistan and the drug trade which rules the country, from corruptofficials to warlords and child brides and beyond. KhaledHosseini, author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns calls Opium Nation ?an insightful andinformative look at the... more...

  • The Caucasusby James Forsyth

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 128.00

    An authoritative new survey of the Caucasus, tracing a unified narrative history of this complex and turbulent region. more...

  • Economic Development in Kazakhstanby Anne E. Peck

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 190.00

    This title traces the role of large enterprises in the economy of Kazakhstan, their development through 70 years of socialism and their privatization since 1991 when Kazakhstan became independent. more...

  • Faultlines of Conflict in Central Asia and the South Caucasusby RAND) Olga Oliker (Associate Political Scientist; RAND) Arroyo Center Doctrine and Resources Program Thomas S. Szayna (Associate Director of the Strategy

    RAND Corporation 2003; US$ 9.95

    In this volume, the authors identify and evaluate key faultlines in Central Asia and the South Caucasus and how they affect the likelihood and possible evolution of armed conflict in these regions. The analysis examines the ways in which the emergence of conflict could draw the US into the strife. more...

  • Central Asia and Its Asian Neighborsby Rollie Lal

    RAND Corporation 2006; US$ 9.95

    China, Iran, Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan are critical players in the security and economic issues that will determine the future of Central Asia and affect U.S. interests in the region. While each country stands to benefit from stability and economic growth in Central Asia, opinion toward U.S. presence and policy in the region could be a point... more...

  • Economic Dimensions of Security in Central Asiaby Sergej Mahnovski; Kamil Akramov; Theodore Karasik

    RAND Corporation 2007; US$ 9.95

    This report assesses the economic dimensions of security in post-Soviet Central Asia and considers their implications for the role of the United States. The September 11, 2001, attacks on the United States led to the realization among policymakers that instability, failed and failing states, and economic and political underdevelopment present security... more...

  • Talibanby James Fergusson

    Transworld 2010; US$ 14.16

    Fifteen years ago, southern Afghanistan was in even greater chaos than it is now. The Russians, who had occupied the country throughout the 1980s, were long gone. The disparate ethnic and religious leaders who had united to eject the invaders - the famous mujaheddin - were at each others' throats. For the rural poor of Kandahar province, life was... more...

  • To Pekingby Peter Fleming

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 17.00

    When in 1934 at the age of twenty-seven, Peter Fleming set out for the Far East, his ultimate goal was to return from China to India overland - a journey he later described in the classic News from Tartary. On his outward journey Fleming travelled through regions which remain some of the most remote and least-visited in Asia and which, soon after his... more...

  • Birth of Tajikistanby Paul Bergne

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 29.00

    When the Bolshevik Revolution broke out in October 1917, much of Central Asia was still ruled by autonomous rulers such as the Emir of Bukhara and the Khan of Khiva. By 1920 the khanates had been transformed into People's Republics. In 1924, Stalin re-drew the frontiers of the region on ethno-linguistic lines creating, amongst other statelets, the... more...