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- Zed Books 2005; US$ 34.95
Uzbekistan, the most strategically situated Central Asian country, has exhibited the most appalling record on human rights and democratic reforms. Yet, post - September 11, a transformation in US policy has suddenly taken place. US troops are now stationed there; Washington has put the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan on its list of terrorist organizations;... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 178.00
Turkmenistan, an independent nation since 1991, is a strategically important Central Asian state. This book covers the most significant period of the establishment of the Turkmen political regime. At the core of this book is the Doctrine of Positive Neutrality, which, from 1995 onwards, constituted the theoretical backbone for the foreign policy of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95
Siberia has had an interesting history, quite distinct from that of Russia. Absolutely vast, containing many non-Russian nationalities, and increasingly important at present because of its huge energy reserves, Siberia was at one time part of the Mongol Empire, was settled relatively late by the Russians, and was for a long period a wild frontier zone,... more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 11.50
Ons beeld van de islam in de Sovjet-Unie is de laatste drie decennia erg veranderd. Tijdens de periode van de Koude oorlog bekeken Westelijke waarnemers hoofdzakelijk of de islam - en vooral soefi broederschap ? een politieke en militaire bedreiging zouden kunnen vormen voor de heerschappij van Moskou in Centraal Azië en de Kaukasus. Dit in tegenstelling... more...
- Fulcrum Publishing 2007; US$ 15.95
From rafts made from old germ warfare suits to lifejackets stitched together from soccer balls and wine bladders, river running in the former Soviet Union has evolved much like Australian wildlife—completely free of outside influences. Brothers on the Bashkaus follows the exploits of one of the first groups of Westerners to experience this foreign... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 54.95
This book examines the Russian/Soviet intellectual tradition of Oriental and Islamic studies, which comprised a rich body of knowledge especially on Central Asia and the Caucasus. The Soviet Oriental tradition was deeply linked to politics ? probably even more than other European ?Orientalisms?. It breaks new ground by providing Western and post-Soviet... more...
- Profile Books 2012; US$ 11.98
The only thing most people know about Kazakhstan is that it is homeland to Borat - and he isn't even real. Actually this vast place - the last unknown inhabited country in the world - is far more surprising and entertaining. For one thing, it is as varied as Europe, combining stupendous wealth, grinding poverty, exotic traditions and a mad dash for... more...
- Eland Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57
At the age of only twenty six, Alexander Burnes proved himself to be one of the most effective intelligence agents of his time. Making two dangerous journeys beyond the frontiers of the Indian Empire, he reported back via the East India Company to Downing Street on the geography and politics of the kingdoms that lay to the northwest as far as fabled... more...