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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

    Since its independence in 1991 Tajikistan has suffered a painful series of political crises followed by a civil war, still continuing, whose repercussions extend far beyond its borders. This work examines the causes of the turmoil, and analyses, through the case of Tajikistan, social and political dynamics at work throughout Central Asia. The book... 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. The book analyses the process... more...

  • The Islamic Threat to the Soviet State (Routledge Revivals)by Alexandre Bennigsen; Marie Broxup

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1983, this book traces the historical and cultural development of the Soviet Muslim population. Going back to the Mongol Empire and the Russian conquest of Muslim lands under the Tsars, it demonstrates how the present Soviet Islamic culture has emerged. It also examines how Soviet Muslims interact with the Muslim world abroad and... 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...

  • TurkmenistanÆs Foreign Policyby Luca Anceschi

    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...

  • 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$ 54.95

    Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, a number of linkages have been established between newly independent Central Asian states, or populations within them, and diaspora ethnic groups. This book explores the roles that diaspora communities play in the recent and ongoing emergence of national identities in Central Asia and the Caucasus. The loyalties... more...

  • Man Is Wolf to Manby Janusz Bardach

    University of California Press 1999; US$ 12.95

    Chronicles the author's life during his stay at the Kolyma prison camp in Siberia. FROM THE BOOK:"The pit I was ordered to dig had the precise dimensions of a casket. The NKVD officer carefully designed it. He measured my size with a stick, made lines on the forest floor, and told me to dig. He wanted to make sure I'd fit well inside." more...