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  • Three Cups of Teaby Greg Mortenson; David Oliver Relin

    Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 16.00

    The astonishing, uplifting story of a real-life Indiana Jones and his humanitarian campaign to use education to combat terrorism in the Taliban?s backyard Anyone who despairs of the individual?s power to change lives has to read the story of Greg Mortenson, a homeless mountaineer who, following a 1993 climb of Pakistan?s treacherous K2, was inspired... more...

  • Eternal Iranby Patrick Clawson; Michael Rubin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 36.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Social and Economic Change in the Pamirs, Tajikistanby Frank Bliss

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    Since Olufsen and Schulz published their monographs on the Pamirs in 1904 and 1914, respectively, this is the first book to deal with the history, anthropology and recent social and economic development of the Pamiri people in Gorno-Badakhshan, Eastern Tajikistan. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, such high mountain areas were more or less forgotten... more...

  • The Politics of Knowledge in Central Asiaby Sarah Amsler

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    Through careful historical and ethnographic research and extensive use of local scholarly works, this book provides a persuasive and careful analysis of the production of knowledge in Central Asia. The author demonstrates that classical theories of science and society are inadequate for understanding the science project in Central Asia. Instead, a... 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...

  • The Political Economy of Reform in Central Asiaby Martin C. Spechler

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    This book examines the economic reforms and material progress made since the Central Asian republics became independent from the Soviet Union in 1991. Without some of the neo-liberal reforms recommended by the "Washington Consensus" and with an authoritarian presidency, Uzbekistan, the largest of these countries, has nevertheless achieved modest economic... more...

  • Conflict Transformation in Central Asiaby Christine Bichsel

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    This book provides the first systematic analysis of peace-building in Central Asia for inter-ethnic conflicts over water and land in the Ferghana Valley based on concrete, in-depth and on-site investigation. The core analysis centres on peace-building projects in Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan by three international aid agencies ?an international... more...