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  • Uzbekistan and the United Statesby Shahram Akbarzadeh

    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...

  • Tajikistanby Shirin Akiner; Mohammad-Reza Djalili; Frederic Grare

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 190.00

    Examines the causes of the post-independence turmoil, and analyses social and political dynamics at work throughout Central Asia. more...

  • Social and Cultural Change in Central Asiaby Sevket Akyildiz; Richard Carlson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    Focusing on Soviet culture and its social ramifications both during the Soviet period and in the post-Soviet era, this book addresses important themes associated with Sovietisation and socialisation in the Central Asian states of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. more...

  • Politics, Identity and Education in Central Asiaby Pinar Akçali; Cennet Engin-Demir

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    Focusing on the areas of politics, identity and education, this book looks at some of the most pressing and challenging issues that Kyrgyzstan faces in the post-Soviet era. It argues that Kyrgyzstan is challenged with oscillations between the old and the new on the one hand, and domestic and international on the other. more...

  • A Carpet Ride to Khivaby Christopher Alexander

    Icon Books 2010; US$ 11.65

    Chris Alexander originally travelled to Khiva, a remote walled city in Uzbekistan on the route of the ancient Silk Road, to write a guidebook. But he stayed, mesmerized by a world of silk and forgotten 15th-century carpet designs ? discovering indigo blue, madder red, pomegranate gold and the subtle shades of life in a desert oasis.   Alexander?s... more...

  • A Carpet Ride to Khivaby Christopher Alexander

    Icon Books 2010; US$ 11.65

    Chris Alexander originally travelled to Khiva, a remote walled city in Uzbekistan on the route of the ancient Silk Road, to write a guidebook. But he stayed, mesmerized by a world of silk and forgotten 15th-century carpet designs – discovering indigo blue, madder red, pomegranate gold and the subtle shades of life in a desert oasis.  ... more...

  • The Modern Uzbeksby Edward A. Allworth

    Hoover Institution Press 1990; US$ 24.95

    In this study of the modern Uzbeks, Professor Edward A. Allworth provides a comprehensive and authoritative survey of an important group of Muslim people who live within the boundaries of the Soviet Union. After the Russians and the Ukranians, the Uzbeks are the largest ethnic group in the Soviet Union and the strongest of a number of Muslim communities... more...

  • Turkmenistan?s Foreign Policyby Luca Anceschi

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 178.00

    This is the first book-length analysis of Turkmenistan?s foreign policy, covering the most significant period in the formation of the independent nation. It furthers our understanding of Turkmenistan and provides an informed background for the study of continuity and change in Turkmen foreign policy. more...

  • The Politics of Nationalism in the Republic of Sakha (Northeastern Siberia) 1900-2000by Tatiana Argounova-Low

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2011; US$ 159.95

    A critical examination of the concept of Natsionalizm, a social phenomenon used by the Soviet Union to crack down on dissent towards the Soviet State. Unlike Nationalism, this new concept was a force used to suppress thought, particularly in Sakha, a Siberian Republic in Northeastern Russia. more...

  • Central Asia and the Caucasusby Touraj Atabaki; Sanjyot Mehendale

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 49.95

    This book focuses on the dynamics among transnational forces within and beyond Central Asia and explores the roles played by diaspora communities in Central Asia and the Caucasus. more...