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PUBLICATION - Central Asia Monitor No. 4, 2000

Posted by: David Nalle <DavidN5512(a)aol.com>
Posted: 30 Aug 2000


PUBLICATION - Central Asia Monitor No. 4, 2000

CENTRAL ASIA MONITOR No. 4, 2000 -- now available

Critical economic questions are examined by three authors, while Ali Jalali
brings up to date the history of Iran's relations with Central Asia.

Table of Contents

 * Idel-Ural and the Future of Russia, by Paul Goble
 * Problems and Prospects for Central Asian Economic
   Integration, by Nazokat A. Kasymova
 * Divided Economy: Kolkhoz System vs Peasant Subsistence Economy in
   Uzbekistan, by Alisher Ilkhamov
 * Managing Kazakhstan's Recurring Budget Deficit and its
   Effect on the Country's Future, by Kimberly Rosen
 * Reminiscing the Past and Looking to the Future, by Ali A. Jalali
 * Trial of 'Separatists' Highlights Plight of Kazakhstan's Russians,
   by Liz Fuller
 * News and Comments

Central Asia Monitor is a subscription-supported, bimonthly magazine, $60
p.a. for individuals, $96 for institutions (add $24 for airmail overseas).
Address: 560 Herrick Rd., Benson, VT 05743. Additional info, credit card
procedure, and a searchable archive at http://www.chalidze.com

PUBLICATION - Islam and Central Asia: Enduring Legacy or Evolving Threat?

Posted by: Susan Eisenhower <mail(a)cpss.org>
Posted: 30 Aug 2000


PUBLICATION - Islam and Central Asia: Enduring Legacy or Evolving Threat?

The Center for Political and Strategic Studies
is pleased to announce the release of

Islam and Central Asia: An Enduring Legacy or an Evolving Threat?

edited by Roald Sagdeev and Susan Eisenhower

Clerics, political analysts, historians and human rights activists chronicle
the rebirth of Islam in Central Asia and assess the rise of fundamentalism
and the impact of outside powers on the region.

Now Available! To obtain a copy of Islam and Central Asia, please complete
the information below and send a check or money order to the Center for
Political and Strategic Studies, Suite 600, 1050 17th Street NW, Washington
DC 20036.

Get a special discount of 25%. Send $15 plus $3 for shipping and handling.

PUBLICATION - Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, August 16, 2000 Issue on Web

Posted by: Justin Rudelson <JCBenAdam(a)aol.com>
Posted: 16 Aug 2000


PUBLICATION - Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, August 16, 2000 Issue on Web

The August 16, 2000 Issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, a
subscription free Web journal with over 35,000 visitors to the site since
November 24, 1999 is now on-line at http://www.cacianalyst.org/

The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute of The Johns Hopkins University-The Nitze
School of Advanced International Studies is proud to announce the publication
of the August 16, 2000 issue of its biweekly Web-Journal, The Central
Asia-Caucasus Analyst:

The August 16, 2000 issue of The Analyst features four Analytical Articles,
four Field Reports, and News Bites from the past fortnight. The Analytical
Articles feature:

"The New Russo-Chinese 'Partnership' and Central Asia"
"China's 'Go West' Pipeline Projects: A 'Great Leap Westward'"
"Shikhmuradov's Removal Increases Turkmenistan's Isolation"
"Kyrgyzstan's Opposition Leader Feliks Kulov Finally Released "

The Field Reports include:

"International terrorists Bomb Osh, Kyrgyzstan"
"Kyrgyzstan's Assembly Effective in National Unity"
"Astana's First International Exhibition"
"Terrorist Strike in Uzbekistan Points Again to Namangani"

The Analyst provides a rigorous, concise and nonpartisan forum where
specialists can assess issues and events in the Central Asia-Caucasus region
for a broad audience of business people, journalists, policy makers,
government officials, diplomats and academics. The Analyst seeks regional
specialists, journalists, economists, and political scientists to join its
pool of authors who are then asked to contribute short, timely, analytical
articles, 500-800 words in length, and receive an honorarium of US $100-350
per article. The Analyst also seeks local experts, corporate representatives
and NGO representatives from the region to write Field Reports for an
honorarium of US $100.

The Analyst provides factual, objective and analytical articles valuing fresh
insights rather than the conventional wisdom. We welcome readers and writers
from various perspectives and viewpoints. We value your comments and
suggestions.

Those interested in joining The Analyst's pool of talented authors to
contribute articles, field reports or contacts of potential writers, please
send your CV to: <jcbenadam(a)hotmail.com> and <jrudelson(a)jhu.edu> and suggest
some topics on which you would like to write.


Dr. Justin Rudelson, Editor
Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst
Central Asia-Caucasus Institute
The Johns Hopkins University
Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(410) 467-7477 or (202) 663-7721
e mail: <jcbenadam(a)hotmail.com> or <jrudelson(a)jhu.edu>

PUBLICATION- A Curriculum Unit on Central and Inner Asia for Secondary Schools

Posted by: Esther Meima <emeima(a)umich.edu>
Posted: 10 Aug 2000


PUBLICATION- A Curriculum Unit on Central and Inner Asia for Secondary Schools

We are pleased to announce the release of:

POLISHING THE MIRROR

A Curriculum Unit on Central and Inner Eurasia

By Vika Gardner and R.T. Steponaitis

Target Audience: World History Students, Grades 9-12 and their teachers.

This unit brings together text, activities, visuals and resources for use by
classroom teachers to bring Inner Eurasia into focus in our world picture of
a global community.  Because the region is so wonderfully diverse
culturally, the unit will be of use when studying Asian cultures, Islamic
cultures, and the colonial movements of the eighteenth and nineteenth
centuries.  It will also prove useful when trying to bring into focus this
region that has been hidden behind the Iron Curtain for most of the
twentieth century.

Each section of the unit contains materials, learning objectives, class
guidelines, product suggestion and assessment criteria.  The text is
designed to be challenging but with content appropriate for high school
students.  The unit is not intended to be used for the primary instruction
on Islam or any other religion.  Included at the end are handouts for
various kinds of evaluations, as well as a segment on graphic organizers
that can be used as needed to help students organize the material presented.
  Information that may help teachers put the material into context but might
not be useful for students directly is presented under "Teacher Resources"
for each section, and also included are 49 color slides to enhance students'
visual understanding of the region.

For More Information or to Order a Copy:

Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies
The University of Michigan
1080 South University Avenue, Suite 4640
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1106
Phone: (734) 764-0350
E-mail: cmenas(a)umich.edu


Esther Meima
Academic Services Secretary
Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies
University of Michigan
(734) 764-0350
www.umich.edu/~iinet/cmenas

PUBLICATION- ANOR 7: E. A. Allworth, Preoccupations of Abdalrauf Fitrat

Posted by: Juergen Paul <paul(a)mluoaks2.orientphil.uni-halle.de>
Posted: 10 Aug 2000


PUBLICATION- ANOR 7: E. A. Allworth, Preoccupations of Abdalrauf Fitrat

PUBLICATION

ANOR 7

Edward A. Allworth: "The Preoccupations of Abdalrauf Fitrat, Bukharan
Nonconformist: an Analysis and List of his Writings". Berlin (Das Arabische
Buch) 2000.  72 pp. DEM 16,80. ISBN 3-86093-268-3.

The paper retraces the life and career of Abdalrauf Fitrat (1886-1938), one
of the major figures in Central Asian and especially Bukharan history and
literature of the early 20th century, and it gives a list of his published
and unpublished writings: political pamphlets and literary as well as
scholarly texts. This bibliography enlarges previous lists of Fitrat's works
(none of them available in English), including 191 entries in alphabetical
order by title.

ORDERS

Orders should be placed with
Das Arabische Buch
Horstweg 2
D-14059 Berlin
Phone +30-3228523, Fax  +30-3225183
email: info(a)das-arabische-buch.com

ANOR

ANOR is devoted to publishing scholarly papers of variable size (from 50 to
100 pages, in some cases more) on the history and culture of Muslim Central
Asia. The papers deal with various topics related to this region: history,
literature, anthropology and so on.

ANOR accepts papers written in English and German. After a submitted paper
has been accepted for publication by the editors, authors are requested to
supply camera ready copies. As a rule, no stylistic editing is done. All
correspondence related to the SCIENTIFIC side of ANOR, including submission
of manuscripts, should be addressed to

Prof. Juergen Paul
paul(a)orientphil.uni-halle.de
Prof. Ingeborg Baldauf
ingeborg.baldauf(a)rz.hu-berlin.de

BACK NUMBERS

The following back numbers of ANOR are still available at Das Arabische Buch:

ANOR 1: Juergen Paul: Doctrine and Organization. The Khwajagan/Naqshbandiyya
in the first generation after Baha'uddin. 84 pages. Berlin 1998. DEM 16,80

ANOR 2: Yelizaveta Nekrasova: Die Basare von Buchara. Das Antlitz einer
Handelsstadt im Wandel. 57 pages + 10 illustrations. Berlin 1999. DEM 16,80

ANOR 5: Bert G. Fragner: Die "Persophonie". Regionalitaet, Identitaet und
Sprachkontakt in der Geschichte Asiens. Berlin 1999. 116 pages. DEM 19,80

ANOR 6: Reinhard Eisener: "Konterrevolution auf dem Lande": Zur inneren
Sicherheitslage in Mittelasien 1929/30 aus der Sicht der OGPU. Berlin 1999.
171 pages. DEM 22,80

ANOR 8: Ildiko Beller-Hann: The written and the spoken. Literacy and oral
tradition among the Uyghur. Berlin 2000. 101 pages. DEM 19,80.

Thank you for your attention.
Prof. Juergen Paul

CFP- Slovo (Journal of Russian, Eurasian, Central and East European Affairs)

Posted by: Slovo <slovo(a)ssees.ac.uk>
Posted: 9 Aug 2000


CFP- Slovo (Journal of Russian, Eurasian, Central and East European Affairs)

FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS - SLOVO Volume 13 (March 2001)

Slovo is a fully refereed academic journal of Russian, Eurasian, Central and
East European Affairs, published by postgraduates of the School of Slavonic
and East European Studies, University College London.

We are currently seeking contributions for volume 13 (March 2001).
Submissions are welcome from academics and postgraduates working in all
disciplines in Russian, Eurasian, Central and East European affairs.

All articles should be submitted by September 29th 2000 and should be no
longer than 6000 words (including Footnotes).  Contributors are advised to
request a style sheet before submission.

We are also looking for book and film reviewers.

For further information contact the Managing Editor at:

Slovo,
School of Slavonic and East European Studies,
University College London,
Senate House,
Malet Street,
London WC1E 7HU
United Kingdom

Fax: 020 7862 8641
E-mail: slovo(a)ssees.ac.uk
website: http://www.ssees.ac.uk/slovo.htm

CALL FOR ARTICLES- Transitions Online (TOL), Coverage of Central Asia

Posted by: Jeremy Druker <drukerj(a)tol.cz>
Posted: 9 Aug 2000


CALL FOR ARTICLES- Transitions Online (TOL), Coverage of Central Asia

Dear List Members:

Transitions Online (TOL), an Internet magazine that covers Central and
Eastern Europe, the Balkans, and the former Soviet Union, would look to
boost the amount of articles we publish on Central Asian topics.  We welcome
articles, commentaries, and book reviews on all aspects of life in the
region. Topics could range from political and economic concerns to trends in
culture, religion, and the media.  Regional and comparative analyses are
particularly welcome. Authors will be compensated per word published.
Please write me directly at: <drukerj(a)tol.cz>

I would also encourage you to visit our site (www.tol.cz) and send any
comments you have.

Best wishes,

Jeremy Druker
Director and Editor in Chief
Transitions Online
http://www.transitions-online.org


Take the temperature of the world that came in from the cold!

TOL is the only online magazine exclusively covering Central and
Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Register for a free two-month
trial membership at <http://www.tol.cz/member.html> and find out if you
qualify for a free annual membership.


Chlumova 22
130 00 Prague 3
CZECH REPUBLIC
Tel.: (++420-2) 2278 0805
Fax:  (++420-2) 2278 0804

PUBLICATION- Chechnia: Int'l Community & Strategies for Peace & Stability

Posted by: Murad Esenov <murad(a)communique.se>
Posted: 7 Aug 2000


PUBLICATION- Chechnia: Int'l Community & Strategies for Peace & Stability

New conference report from the Swedish Institute of International Affairs:

Chechnia: The International Community and Strategies for Peace and Stability

Edited by
LENA JONSON and MURAD ESENOV

Contents:

Lena Jonson. INTRODUCTION

Part I: Possible Russian Strategies for Peace and Stability in Chechnia

Aleksandr Khalmukhamedov. How to return to normality in Chechnia
Emil Pain. The Second Chechen War: Possible variants
Gail W. Lapidus. Russia's Second Chechen War: Ten Assumptions in Search of a
    Policy. Comments on Contributions
Kjell-Ake Nordquist. Comments on contributions
Marta-Lisa Magnusson. Comments on contributions

Part II: Possible Strategies for Stabilizing the Neighborhood

Vitaliy Naumkin. On stabilization in areas neighboring on Chechnia
Larissa Khoperskaia. The Northern Caucasus: Factors of confrontation and
    prospects for stability
Enver Kisriev. Daghestan: Factors of conflicts and stability
Anna Zelkina. Comments on contributions
Gennady Chufrin. Comments on contributions
Svante E. Cornell. Chechnia, Russia and the Islamic factor: A source of
    instability in the Northern Caucasus
Comments on Contributions

Part III: How Can the International Community Contribute to Peace and
    Stability in and around Chechnia?

S. Neil Macfarlane. What the international community can do to settle the
    conflict
Friedemann Muller. Events in and around Chechnia and the international
    community
Odd Gunnar Skagestad. How can the international community contribute to
    peace and stability in and around Chechnia?: A pessimistic reply
Taylor Seybolt. Comments on contributions


Editors:
Lena Jonson, Senior Research Fellow at the Swedish Institute of
    International Affairs, Stockholm
Murad Esenov, Chief Editor of the Journal Central Asia and the Caucasus,
    Lulea, Sweden

To inquire about more details, as well as to order the report, please
contact:

The Swedish Institute of International Affairs
Information Department, Box 1253
111 82 Stockholm
Sweden
Phone +46 (0)8 6960500
Fax +46 (0)8 201049
e-mail info(a)ui.se


Murad Esenov
Editor-in-Chief
Journal "Central Asia & The Caucasus"
Sweden
tel/fax: (46) 920 620 16
e-mail: murad(a)communique.se
http://www.ca-c.org

PUBLICATION- Central Asia and the Caucasus, 2000 No. 4

Posted by: Murad Esenov <murad(a)communique.se>
Posted: 7 Aug 2000


PUBLICATION- Central Asia and the Caucasus, 2000 No. 4

Dear Colleagues,

I bring to your attention the contents of the fourth issue of the journal
"Central Asia and the Caucasus" (in English).  It will be published in late
August.  To inquire about more details, as well as to subscribe, please
contact:

Murad Esenov
Editor-in-Chief
Journal "Central Asia & the Caucasus"
Sweden
tel./fax: (46) 920 620 16
e-mail: murad(a)communique.se
http://www.ca-c.org


CENTRAL ASIA AND THE CAUCASUS
Journal of Social and Political Studies
No. 4, 2000

In this issue:

SPECIAL FEATURE
DEMOCRACY IN CENTRAL ASIA AND THE CAUCASUS

Farhod Tolipov. Democracy, nationalism and regionalism in Central Asia
Alexander Iskandarian. State construction and the search for political
    identity in the new Transcaucasian countries
Rustem Zhanguzhin. Democratization in Central Asia: Several comments
Sabit Zhusupov. Democratic reforms in the republic of Kazakhstan: Reality
    and prospects
Valentina Kurganskaia, Murat Sabit. The national question in the platforms
    of political parties and movements in Kazakhstan
Leonid Smirnov. The marginalization of the population as a factor of
    sociopolitical instability in Kazakhstan
Elvira Mamytova. The problems of forming a political opposition in
    Kyrgyzstan
Zoia Arifkhanova. Traditional communities in modern Uzbekistan
Eldar Ismailov. Azerbaijan: Municipal elections over, what next?
Zurab Chiaberishvili. Stability instead of democracy
Georgi Nizharadze. Georgian society in the context of its political behavior
Givi Targamadze. Georgia: The big family in the country's political and
    economic life

THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY AND STRATEGIES FOR PEACE AND STABILITY IN AND
AROUND CHECHNIA
(On the Results of the Joint Conference organized by the Swedish Institute
of International Affairs and the Journal Central Asia and the Caucasus)

Murad Esenov. PREFACE
Lena Jonson. INTRODUCTION

Possible Russian Strategies for Peace and Stability in Chechnia

Aleksandr Khalmukhamedov. How to return to normality in Chechnia
Emil Pain. The Second Chechen War: Possible variants
Gail W. Lapidus. Russia's Second Chechen War: Ten Assumptions in Search of a
    Policy. Comments on Contributions
Kjell-Ake Nordquist. Comments on contributions
Marta-Lisa Magnusson. Comments on contributions

Possible Strategies for Stabilizing the Neighborhood

Vitaliy Naumkin. On stabilization in areas neighboring on Chechnia
Larissa Khoperskaia. The Northern Caucasus: Factors of confrontation and
    prospects for stability
Enver Kisriev. Daghestan: Factors of conflicts and stability
Anna Zelkina. Comments on contributions
Gennady Chufrin. Comments on contributions
Svante E. Cornell. Chechnia, Russia and the Islamic factor: A source of
    instability in the Northern Caucasus
Comments on Contributions

How Can the International Community Contribute to Peace and Stability in and
around Chechnia?

S. Neil Macfarlane. What the international community can do to settle the
    conflict
Friedemann Muller. Events in and around Chechnia and the international
    community
Odd Gunnar Skagestad. How can the international community contribute to
    peace and stability in and around Chechnia?: A pessimistic reply
Taylor Seybolt. Comments on contributions

ETHNIC RELATIONS

Rauf Guseinov. Azerbaijan in the mirror of its ethnic composition: Past,
    present, future and recommendations
Gaik Demoian. The Karabakh Conflict and relationships between
    Turkic-speaking countries


FOR YOUR INFORMATION

The Special Feature section in the next issue will discuss:

Central Asia and the Caucasus
Religious Extremism
Regional and State Security
Energy Projects: Problems and Prospects

If you are interested to go into more details about the content of the
articles you may find all necessary information on our Internet home-page:
http://www.ca-c.org

PUBLICATION- UB Post (Weekly English-language Newspaper), Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Posted by: Oyunbayar Namsrai <ubpost(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 3 Aug 2000


PUBLICATION- UB Post (Weekly English-language Newspaper), Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Subscribe to the UB Post

The UB Post is Mongolia's only independent English weekly newspaper, one of
five newspapers issued by Mongol News media group, the first private company
in the media sector in the country. It was founded in May 1996.

The UB Post is one of two English weeklies in Mongolia, the other being run
by a Government press agency, MONTSAME. There are no daily English
newspapers in Mongolia. The UB Post publishes news and information about a
rapidly changing and developing Mongolia, with ever-expanding foreign
relations; a country on the way to a stronger democracy.

At present it is a four-page broadsheet, but will soon expand to eight
pages. Today you can find:

Page 1 contains the cover story and major news of the week.
Page 2 covers economic, political, domestic and Asia region news.
Page 3 features opinion and comment pieces, features and Letters to the
Editors.
Page 4 is dedicated to news and stories on culture, science, the arts,
sports and history of Mongolia. We also have a section devoted to learning
English.

The newspaper has a team of Mongolian journalists and researchers, Mongolian
and English editors and a graphic-designer.  The advertising department is
also ready to accept advertisements from abroad.  We welcome subscriptions
from both domestic and foreign readers. Our printed newspaper has much more
information in it, and it growing in content.

Subscription rates for foreign delivery:

You can subscribe to the UB Post for any period of time over four weeks.

One year U.S. $78.00
Six months $39.00
Quarterly $20.00
For domestic rates please inquire directly (see below).

To subscribe send your order to our offices together with a cheque made
payable to Mongol News Company, account number 21221131, Trade and
Development Bank, Mongolia.

The UB Post welcomes your contributions, comment and questions about Mongolia.

For more information contact us directly at:

Ikh Toiruu 20, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Tel: (976-1) 352470/352462
Fax: (9761-1) 352480
Email: ubpost(a)yahoo.com
Website: http://www.ulaanbaatar.net/ubpost

E-MAIL PUBLICATION- Russia Today Daily Brief, Covering Russia and CIS

Posted by: EIN Media <busdev(a)einmedia.com>
Posted: 1 Aug 2000


E-MAIL PUBLICATION- Russia Today Daily Brief, Covering Russia and CIS

Dear Sir/Madam,

Russia Today has introduced a FREE daily e-mail news brief called the
"Russia Today Daily Brief" which is sent by e-mail at approximately 7 am CET.
This daily e-mail brief contains the day's top news headlines, exchange
rates, market news, weather forecast and other important information
covering Russia and the CIS.

Once again, this daily e-mail news service is free. To subscribe, just reply
to this message and state whether you would like to receive the text or
html-formatted version.

Best regards,

Gina Fratto
Publisher
Russia Today / EIN Media
http://www.einmedia.com

PUBLICATION- The 1917 October Revolution and the Turk-Tatar National Assembly

Posted by: Ibrahim Kalkan <ikalkan(a)marun.edu.tr>
Posted: 1 Aug 2000


PUBLICATION- The 1917 October Revolution and the Turk-Tatar National Assembly

Nadir Devlet, 1917 Ekim Ihtilali ve Turk-Tatar Millet Meclisi (1917 October
Revolution and Turk-Tatar National Assembly), Otuken Publishing, Istanbul
1998, 328 pp.

The subject of the book is the struggle of Turkic peoples in Idil
(Volga)-Ural region to gain social, cultural and political rights, by means
of establishing a parliamentary system, during the days of 1917 October
revolution in Russia.  The National Assembly constitutes an example of
desires of Tatars and Bashkirs to reach their aims without use of violence,
in an environment full of bloody struggles.  Today this kind of an approach
is in the agenda of Tatars and Bashkirs.  Author, while analyzing the
reasons of failure of that democratic struggle, tries to warn us about not
to repeat the same faults.(From the back cover of the book).

Contents:

I.   Bolgenin genel yapisi (General characteristics of the region)
II.  Siyasi hazirlik safhasi (The period of political preparation)
III. Ozerklik karari (Decision of authority)
IV.  Millet meclisinin faaliyetleri (Activities of national assembly)
V.   Milli idare'nin sorumluluk anlayisi (Consciousness of national assembly)
VI.  Son cirpinislar (The last efforts)
Bibliyografya (Bibliography; Archive sources (31 items); First hand sources
     (85); Works in Tatar-Bashkir (106); Works in Russian (135); Works Turkish
     (39); Works in English, German and French (26))

The book can be ordered from some major Turkish on-line bookstores such as:
http://www.pandora.com.tr/ (as well as amazon.com).

The publisher's contact information is:

Otuken Nesriyat
Istiklal Caddesi, Ankara Han, No:99 Kat:3
80060   Beyoglu-Istanbul
TURKEY
Tel.: +90 (212) 251 0350
Fax:  +90 (212) 251 0012
E-mail: otuken(a)otuken.com.tr
Web:  http://www.otuken.com.tr


Ibrahim Kalkan

PUBLICATION- Jews of Khazaria (Turkic Jewish Kingdom in North Caucasus)

Posted by: Kevin Brook <kbrook(a)pi.pair.com>
Posted: 29 Jul 2000


PUBLICATION- Jews of Khazaria (Turkic Jewish Kingdom in North Caucasus)

The Jews of Khazaria
by Kevin Alan Brook
ISBN 0-7657-6032-0
360 pages, 6" x 9" size, hardcover (cloth), 1st edition
Published April 1999 by Jason Aronson Inc. Publishers of Northvale, NJ,
U.S.A.

"The Jews of Khazaria" by Kevin A. Brook, the first English-language book
about the Khazars since 1982, examines the eventful history of the Turkic
kingdom of Khazaria, which encompassed most parts of the North Caucasus and
the Crimean Peninsula.  The Khazar kingdom flourished as an independent
state for more than three centuries until it was finally overcome by the
Rus, Byzantines, and Pechenegs.

As a major world power, Khazaria enjoyed diplomatic and trade relations with
many peoples and nations (including the Byzantines, Alans, Magyars, and
Slavs) and changed the course of medieval history in many ways.  For
instance: (1) the Arab-Khazar wars established the Caucasus Mountains as a
boundary between the Islamic world to the south and the Slavo-Turkic world
to the north; (2) Khazarian warriors participated in the founding of the
kingdom of Hungary beyond the Carpathians; (3) Khazarian princesses married
into the Byzantine royal family; and (4) Khazars played a part in founding
the city of Kiev on the Dnieper River. Some even speculate that the two-king
governmental systems of the early Rus and Magyars derived from that of the
Khazars.

The Khazar people belonged to a grouping of Turks who wrote in a runic
script that originated in Mongolia and originally professed a form of
shamanism.
In the ninth century, the Khazarian royalty and nobility as well as a
significant portion of the Khazarian Turkic population embraced the Jewish
religion.  A portion of the empire's population adopted Christianity and Islam.

This volume traces the development of the Khazars from their early
beginnings as a tribe to the decline and fall of their kingdom.  It presents
historical and archaeological evidence relating to the weaponry,
agriculture, horticulture, burial practices, architecture, and customs of
the Khazar people.  It also examines the many migrations of the Khazar
people into Hungary, Ukraine, and other areas of Europe and their subsequent
assimilation.

Contents:

Introduction
Chapter 1: The Origins of the Khazars
Chapter 2: The Cities and Towns of the Khazars
Chapter 3: The Structure of the Khazar Government
Chapter 4: The Khazar Way of Life
Chapter 5: Khazarian Trade
Chapter 6: The Khazars' Conversion to Judaism
Chapter 7: Relations Between the Khazars and Other Peoples
Chapter 8: The Decline and Fall of the Khazar Empire
Chapter 9: The Diaspora of the Khazars
Chapter 10: The Phenomenon of Proselytism
Chapter 11: Eastern and Central European Jews After the Tenth Century
Appendix: A Timeline of Khazar History
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

Jason Aronson Inc. Publishers
    Phone orders: 1-800-782-0015
Internet orders: http://www.judaicalibrary.com

For additional information about this title, or for other methods of
ordering, please write to:  kbrook(a)khazaria.com

The author is also the compiler of a Bibliography of 20th Century Khazar
Studies, which is electronically reproduced at
http://www.khazaria.com/khazar-biblio/toc.html

PUBLICATION- Uneasy Alliance: Relations between Russia and Kazakhstan, M. Alexandrov

Posted by: Robert Huelin <rhuelin(a)greenwood.com>
Posted: 29 Jul 2000


PUBLICATION- Uneasy Alliance: Relations between Russia and Kazakhstan, M. Alexandrov

Greenwood Press

Uneasy Alliance
Relations Between Russia and Kazakhstan in the Post-Soviet Era, 1992-1997
By Mikhail Alexandrov
Contributions to the Study of World History, Number 66, ISSN 0885-9159

Based on sources still unavailable in the West, this first English language
study of Russian-Kazakh relations provides unorthodox interpretations of
many events and introduces new concepts in analysis of contemporary
relations. Because political thought found itself a little behind the rapid
political change that engulfed the former USSR, a process of adjustment of
concepts and development of new approaches is now underway. Examining the
complex nature of Russian-Kazakh relations immediately prior to and after
the collapse of the USSR, the book examines four major groups of issues in
Russian-Kazakh relations: status of ethnic Russians in Kazakhstan; Kazakh
and Russian attitudes to post-Soviet integration; bilateral military
relations; and Russian and international competition for Kazakhstan's energy
resources.

Beginning with research on Gorbachev's time in office, the book analyzes the
effect of Moscow's policies on Kazakhstan and the factors which propelled
the republic to independence. Next, one sees how Kazakhstan and Russia tried
to establish a new, post-imperial basis for their relations during the first
six months after the break-up of the Soviet Union.
Subsequent chapters move from historical to structural analysis.  With his
inside knowledge of the mechanisms of Russian foreign policy formulation,
the author pays particular attention to such controversial problems as
Kazakh policy in the creation of a nation and its effects on Kazakhstan's
Russian population; the concept of Eurasian Union, Custom's Union, and other
integration initiatives supported by Kazakhstan; Kazakh nuclear disarmament;
the Caspian Pipeline Consortium; and the legal status of the Caspian Sea.

CONTENTS: Introduction; Emergence of Independent Kazakhstan; Formulation of
Russian Policy Towards Kazakhstan; Problem of Ethnic Russians in Kazakhstan;
Russian and Kazakh Approaches to CIS Integration; Relations Between Russia
and Kazakhstan in the Military  and Strategic Spheres; Russia and
International Competition for Kazakhstan's Energy; Resources; Appendix; Index.

MIKHAIL ALEXANDROV works as a consultant for government and business
organizations in Australia. Originally from Russia, as a member of the
Evaluation and Planning Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, he
participated in developing new approaches to foreign policy which led to the
abolishment of ideological confrontation between East and West.

Price $65.00 ISBN 0-313-30965-5.
344 pages. Publication Date: 06/30/99


Robert G. Huelin
Product Manager
Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc.
88 Post Road West
Westport, Ct 06881
Phone: (203) 226-3571, ext. 441
Fax: (203) 222-1502
http://www.greenwood.com
E-mail: rhuelin(a)greenwood.com

PUBLICATION- Books on Coin Finds from Armenia, Moneta

Posted by: Georges DEPEYROT <georges.depeyrot(a)ehess.fr>
Posted: 28 Jul 2000


PUBLICATION- Books on Coin Finds from Armenia, Moneta

The first volume on Coin finds in Armenia  (antiquity) was published in
January 2000 (Greek, Roman, Parthian, first Sasanian, etc. coins).

The second volume is now published. This volume contents 2 parts one is the
coin finds in the Mediaeval Capital of Armenia, Duin (Greek, Roman,
Parthian, Armenian, Sasanian, Byzantine, Islamic coins mainly 4th-13th c.).
One is the inventory of Sasanian coins found in Armenia and the inventory of
Byzantine (pre-Islamic) coins in Armenia (hoards and single finds).

You can order now:  http://www.cultura-net.com/moneta

Others books on coin finds in Armenia will be published this year.


MONETA (numismatic and economic history books)
Antiquity, Middles ages, Modern period, technology, Armenia
Orders and information  <http://www.cultura-net.com/moneta>

Georges Depeyrot, Chargé de recherche au CNRS
Centre de recherches historiques,
54 Bd Raspail, 75270 Paris Cedex 06
<Depeyrot(a)ehess.fr>
fax +33 1 49 54 23 99

PUBLICATION- Caucasian Regional Studies, Vol. 5, Nos. 1 & 2, 2000

Posted by: Bruno Coppieters <bcoppiet(a)vub.ac.be>
Posted: 27 Jul 2000


PUBLICATION- Caucasian Regional Studies, Vol. 5, Nos. 1 & 2, 2000

A new issue of Caucasian Regional Studies has been put online:
http://poli.vub.ac.be/publi/

Caucasian Regional Studies, Vol. 5, Nos. 1 & 2, 2000

The papers included in this volume were presented at the conference: 'The
Future of the Caucasus after the Second Chechnya Conflict' held at the
Centre for European Policy Studies (Brussels) on 27th/28th January 2000.

Preface by Michael Emerson and Nathalie Tocci (CEPS, Brussels)

The Chechen Problem: Sources, Developments and Future Prospects by Alexandru
Liono (DUPI, Copenhagen)

A Regional Security System for the Caucasus by Bruno Coppieters (Vrije
Universiteit Brussel)

The Nagorno-Karabakh question: An Update by Sergiu Celac (Romanian
Ambassador at large, Bucarest)

Islam, Iran and the Prospects for Stability in the Caspian Region by Brenda
Shaffer (Harvard University)

Economic survival strategies in the North Caucasus by Alexandru Liono (DUPI,
Copenhagen)

Caspian Hydrocarbons, the Politicization of Regional Pipelines, and the
Economic Destabilization of the Caucasus by Dr. Terry Adams (former
president of AIOC)

International Good Governance and Civilised Conduct among the States of the
Caspian Region: Oil and Gas as a Lever for Prosperity or Conflict by Thomas
Waelde (University of Dundee)

Prospects of a Stability Pact for the Caucasus by Sergiu Celac (Romanian
Ambassador at large; Bucarest)

Approaches to the Stabilisation of the Caucasus by Michael Emerson, (Senior
Research Fellow, CEPS

JOURNAL/CFP- History and Anthropology

Posted by: Harwood Academic Publishers(Part of the Gordon and Breach Publishing Group)
Date posted: 26 July 2000


History And Anthropology

The new Editor of History and Anthropology, Dr. Paul Sant Cassia would like
to invite you to submit a paper to this well regarded journal. Now
beginning its 12th Volume Block, this journal will continue to publish
papers of interest to the wide audience of those interested in
anthropology, history and discourse.

Aims and Scope

History and Anthropology will continue to address the intersection of
history and social sciences, but in its new format will focus more closely
on the interchange between anthropologically-informed history,
historically-informed anthropology, and the history of ethnographic and
anthropological representation. It is now widely perceived that the
formerly dominant a historical perspectives within anthropology severely
restricted interpretation and analyses. Much recent work has therefore been
concerned with social change and colonial history and the traditional
problems, like symbolism, have been rethought in historical terms.

History and Anthropology aims to publish articles which develop these
concerns, and is particularly interested in linking new substantive
analyses with critical perspectives on anthropological discourse. The
journal will publish studies of: economic, religious and linguistic change:
European and non-European colonial systems: transformations of art and
material culture: gender in history and culture: encounters with and images
of "others": the influence of anthropological representations upon
indigenous consciousness and culture: the various contributions of
anthropology to colonial practice: and the development of ethnological and
anthropological ideas and investigative techniques.

The editor therefore welcomes regional and thematic studies oriented
towards wider analytic or critical issues. All papers should be aimed at
the wider group of those interested in anthropology, history and discourse,
rather than subdisciplinary traditions: articles concerned with particular
geographic regions or debates should therefore not presume prior knowledge
of the area.

Editorial Board

Marc Augé, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France
Clifford Geertz, Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton University, USA
Johannes Fabian, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
James Clifford, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA
Jean Comaroff, University of Chicago, USA
Bernard Cohn, University of Chicago, USA
Stephen Bahn, University of Kent, UK
Carlo Ginzburg University of Bologna, Italy
Michael Gilsenan, Magdalen College, Oxford, UK
Tsvetan Todorov M.S.N.R.C, Paris, France
Natalie Zemon, Davis Princeton University, USA
Geoffrey Lloyd, Darwin College, Cambridge, UK

Paper submission

Papers should be sent as manuscript copy and disk (or e-mail attachment?)
to Dr. Paul Sant-Cassia at the following address:

Dr. Paul Sant-Cassia
Department of Anthropology
University of Durham
43, Old Elvet
Durham
DH1 3HN
UK
E-mail: paul.sant-cassia(a)durham.ac.uk

Submissions should be typed with double spacing and wide margins (3 cm) and
(if sent in manuscript form) printed on one side of each page only.

A Selection of Papers

Power matters: The Politics of Culture in German Folklore Scholarship Uli
Linke (9/1)
Nicolai Nicolayevich Miklouho-Maclay or the dilemma of the ethnographer in
a pre-colonial situation Justin Stagl (9/2-3)
Simultaneous Genealogy and Andean Languages Claudette Kemper Columbus (9/4)
Who taught Marx, Engels and Morgan about Australian Aborigines Matthew
Spriggs (10/2-3)
Kinship and the Embodiment of History Gabriele vom Bruck (10/4)
Don Alésu's Quest: The Mythohistorical Origins of the Rajadom of Sikka E.D
Lewis (11/1)
The Past in the Present: India as Museum of Mankind Bernard S. Cohn (11/1)
Samurai Darwinism: Hiroyuki Kato and the Reception of Darwin's Theory in
Modern Japan from the 1880s to the 1990s Hiroshi Unoura (11/2-3)
An Untimely Divorce: Western Medicine and Anthropology in Melanesia Donald
Denoon (11/2-3)
Academic Recognition: Margaret Mead, Ruth Benedict and Sexual Secrecy Lee
Wallace (11/4)

Forthcoming Papers - Issue 12/1 2000

The Image of Savagery in the Face of War: Thinking Anthropologically about
Violence and Civilisation, 1871-1930
Erik Brandt
"Better Occasional Murders than Frequent Adulteries": Banditry, Violence
and Sacrifice in the Mediterranean
Paul Sant Cassia
Captain Cook and the Roots of Precedence in Tonga: "Leading" and
"Following" as Naturalised Concepts
Arne Aleksej Perminow
Reading South Pacific: Colonialism and Anthropology in an Australian Journal
George D. Westermark
Women Anthropologists in the Arab World: Recognizing the Pioneers Willy
Jansen "Of Monsters and Fossils: the Making of Malvina Hoffman's Hall of
the Races of Mankind"
Jeff Rosen

Subscription Information

Please contact your nearest office to receive subscription details.

ISSN: 0275-7206 Volume 12 (2000)

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CFP/JOURNAL- Profi Journal (in Russian)

Posted by: Alexander Sobianin <pamir-ural(a)mail.ru>
Posted: 24 Jul 2000


CFP/JOURNAL- Profi Journal (in Russian)

Dear Colleagues,

If any research of this list would want to be published in Moscow journal
"Profi" in Russian language (articles can be read on www.sobianin.narod.ru),
I would be thankful. Please, contact me on pamir-ural(a)mail.ru.

Another question to the Western and Japanese researches. Profi obtained a
good quantity of research articles on the Central Asian region. If any
centre of a person would like to translate some of them into English, it
would be a great help as Profi has not got enough money to order paid
translations.

The nearest future that will be read in Profi concerns the next items:

1. Pamir and the security of the region (Tajikistan, Kyrgyz Republic,
    Afghanistan,   Uzbekistan, China and Russia);

2. Economical development of the Newly Independent States (Kirghizia,
    Uzbekistan, and bilateral trade with China);

3. China (question of the "Eastern Turkestan" separatism).

Any suggestions are welcome!

Sincerely,

Alexander Sobianin,
Assistant Chief Editor of the Profi monthly (Moscow).

ON-LINE PUBLICATION- Introducing EurasiaNet

Posted by: Justin Burke <JBurke(a)sorosny.org>
Posted: 24 Jul 2000


ON-LINE PUBLICATION- Introducing EurasiaNet

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to call your attention to the launch of EurasiaNet -- a new daily
internet news and analytic service, covering the countries of Central Asia
and the Caucasus, as well as developments in Russia, the Middle East and
Southwest Asia that impact these regions. The site can be found at
http://www.eurasianet.org

EurasiaNet offers daily news:

  * Today's Wires which consolidates news and information from outside sources,
    including the British Broadcasting System, Radio Free Europe-Radio
    Liberty and Interfax. Every day, reports from these and other news
services
    are also posted on the Resource Pages of all the countries in the region.

  * Regional Datebook keeps you ahead of the curve on upcoming events
    throughout the Caucasus and Central Asia.

EurasiaNet has seven different departments featuring original content on
political, economic, social, cultural and environmental developments through
an extensive network of contributors providing material that keeps readers
on top of
regional developments. The departments include:

  * Eurasia Insight: Analytical articles on current events that place emphasis
    on anticipating future developments.

  * Business and Economics: Articles geared towards closely examining deals and
    trends and their possible impact on economic development.

  * Q&A: Interviews with newsmakers and opinion shapers on regional issues.

  * Human Rights: Articles that examine state-building practices of the
    countries in the region within the context of internationally accepted
    human rights norms.

  * Environment: Articles that identify critical environmental issues and
    examine what is being done to address problems.

  * Book Reviews: Examines books that may appeal to those with an interest in
    Central Asia and the Caucasus.  This will eventually expand into a broader
    cultural review column.

  * Election Watch: Provides context, results and analysis of regional
    elections.

  * Resource Pages: Provide comprehensive data and links to other news sources
    on the web.

EurasiaNet also features a variety of other resources, including a discussion
board, a database, and hundreds of links. Indeed, EurasiaNet is perhaps the
most comprehensive source for news and information about the countries of the
Caucasus and Central Asia found anywhere on the World Wide Web.

You can also subscribe to a weekly version of the stories that can be
emailed to your account.

Visit EurasiaNet, today and everyday at http://www.eurasianet.org.

Sincerely,

Justin Burke
Managing Editor
EurasiaNet

PUBLICATION- Central Asian Survey, Volume 19, Number 2

Posted by: Sharron Lawrence <sharronl(a)tandf.co.uk>
Posted: 24 Jul 2000


PUBLICATION- Central Asian Survey, Volume 19, Number 2

Central Asian Survey, Volume 19, Number 2, is now available online via the
Catchword service, and contains the following articles:

A sea or a lake? The Caspian's long odyssey (pg. 189)
    Witt Raczka

Uygur-Tang relations, 744-840 (pg. 223)
    Colin MacKerras

The Islamic factor in Dagestan (pg. 235)
    Robert Bruce Ware; Enver Kisriev

Praxis of taqiyya: perseverance of Pashaye Ismaili enclave, Nangarhar,
       Afghanistan (pg. 253)
    Hafizullah Emadi

 From holy war to opium war? A case study of the opium economy in North
       Eastern Afghanistan (pg. 265)
    Jonathan Goodhand

Small and medium-sized enterprises in the transition economy of Uzbekistan:
       conditions and perspectives (pg. 281)
    Nurullo A. Khalmurzaev

Book reviews (pg. 297)


Subscribers can view this issue at:
http://www.catchword.com/rpsv/catchword/carfax/02634937/contp1.htm

You can read more about this journal at:
http://www.catchword.com/titles/02634937.htm

To subscribe to this journal, please email: orders(a)tandf.co.uk

Central Asia Survey is a journal from Carfax Publishing Ltd, part of the
Taylor & Francis Group, an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd.  Information on
all Carfax Publishing Ltd journals can now be found at:
http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals

PUBLICATION- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, July 19, 2000 Issue on Web

Posted by: Justin Rudelson <JCBenAdam(a)aol.com>
Posted: 20 Jul 2000


PUBLICATION- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, July 19, 2000 Issue on Web

The July 19, 2000 Issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, a subscription
free Web journal with over 32,500 visitors to the site since November 24,
1999 is now on-line at http://www.cacianalyst.org/

The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute of The Johns Hopkins University-The Nitze
School of Advanced International Studies is proud to announce the publication
of the July 19, 2000 issue of its biweekly Web-Journal, The Central
Asia-Caucasus Analyst:

The July 19, 2000 issue of The Analyst features four Analytical Articles,
four Field Reports, and News Bites from the past fortnight.  The Analytical
Articles feature:

"Corrupt Oil Practices Implicate President Nazarbaev"
"China Forced to Expand Role in Central Asia"
"Internet Latest Battleground to Control Central Asia Society"
"Chechnya's Suicide Bombings: The Worst is Yet to Come "

The Field Reports include:

"The Trial of Feliks Kulov"
"Will Convertibility of the Soum Save the Uzbekistan Economy?"
"Kyrgyz Leaders and Opposition Meet at 'Civil Consent' Round-table"
"Women's Savings Parties in Uzbekistan"

The Analyst provides a rigorous, concise and nonpartisan forum where
specialists can assess issues and events in the Central Asia-Caucasus region
for a broad audience of business people, journalists, policy makers,
government officials, diplomats and academics.  The Analyst seeks regional
specialists, journalists, economists, and political scientists to join its
pool of authors who are then asked to contribute short, timely, analytical
articles, 500-800 words in length, and receive an honorarium of US $100-350
per article.  The Analyst also seeks local experts, corporate representatives
and NGO representatives from the region to write Field Reports for an
honorarium of US $100.

The Analyst provides factual, objective and analytical articles valuing fresh
insights rather than the conventional wisdom.  We welcome readers and writers
from various perspectives and viewpoints.  We value your comments and
suggestions.

Those interested in joining The Analyst's pool of talented authors to
contribute articles, field reports or contacts of potential writers, please
send your CV to: <jcbenadam(a)hotmail.com> and <jrudelson(a)jhu.edu> and suggest
some topics on which you would like to write.


Dr. Justin Rudelson, Editor
Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst
Central Asia-Caucasus Institute
The Johns Hopkins University
Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(410) 467-7477 or (202) 663-7721
e mail: <jcbenadam(a)hotmail.com> or <jrudelson(a)jhu.edu>

JOURNAL/CFP- International Journal of Central Asian Studies

Posted by: IACD <iacd(a)chollian.net>
Posted: 18 Jul 2000


JOURNAL/CFP- International Journal of Central Asian Studies

This journal is an international periodical for languages, literature,
history, culture, society and archaeology of the Central Asia which
comprises of the Altaic World and its vicinity, i.e., Turkey, Hungary,
Caucasus, the Soviet Central Asia, Siberia, Eastern Turkistan, Tibet,
Mongolia, Manchu, Korean Peninsula and Japan, etc.  The journal is focusing
on the Altaic World, encouraging comparative studies among the Altaic
peoples as well as between the Altaic civilization and the other
neighbouring civilizations, i.e., Chinese, India, Uralic, Arab, and so on.
English and German are preferred for the language for the journal, but in
some particular cases Russian and Turkish are acceptable too.

The journal is published by Institute of Asian Culture and Development
(IACD).  IACD is a non-governmental organization, established in 1983 for
the purpose of boosting academic and cultural exchanges among researchers
and academicians of the Asian countries.  Board members of the institute
include prominent experts, scholars and presidents of universities in Korea.

To see the contents of all volumes, including the most recent 4th volume, or
for details on how to submit articles, see the journal's website:
      http://www.centralasia.org/

For further details, contact the journal's editorial office or visit the
website:

Prof. Choi Han-Woo
Editor-in-Chief
Institute of Asian Culture and Development
C.P.O. Box 180
Seoul 100-601
Korea
E-mail: iacd(a)chollian.net
Tel.: +82-2-795-9140
Fax : +82-2-795-9141
Website: http://www.centralasia.org/

PUBLICATION- Journal of Central Asian Studies, Vol. II, No. 2

Posted by: Reuel Hanks <hreuel(a)okstate.edu>
Posted: 14 Jul 2000


PUBLICATION- Journal of Central Asian Studies, Vol. II, No. 2

[NOTE: This notice was posted to CA-L originally a week ago, but
mysteriously was distributed only to a part of the list.  Apologies to those
who are receiving a duplicate.]


Journal of Central Asian Studies, Vol. II, No. 2 (Formerly AACAR Bulletin),
the publication of the Association for the Advancement of Central Asian
Research, is off-press and available.

CONTENTS

Articles:

Informal Sector Trade in Uzbekistan
Markus Kaiser

Trends in the Foreign Relations of Kazakstan
Houdri Sadri

State Administration in Tajikistan: Understanding Reality
Farrukh Salihov

Research Notes:

The Concept and Importance of Social Capital: An Aid to Guiding Uzbekistan
into the 21st Century
Daniel Stevens

Book Reviews:

Pierre Chuvin, ed., "Inde-Asie centrale. Routes du commerce et des idées,"
      Cahiers d'Asie centrale 1/2, Aix-en-Provence: Éditions Édisud,
Reviewed by Richard Foltz

Touraj Atabaki and John O'Kane, Post-Soviet Central Asia
Reviewed by Julian Birch

Robert Chenciner, Daghestan: Tradition and Survival
Reviewed by Bruce Grant

AACAR By-Laws


Subscriptions to JCAS are $25 per year for individuals, $40 for
institutions.  Please send checks to:

Dr. John Perry, Treasurer, AACAR
Dept. of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
University of Chicago
1155 East 58th St.
Chicago, IL 60637  USA

Please make checks payable to: John Perry - Treasurer, AACAR

Submissions to the journal should be sent to:
Dr. Reuel Hanks
Department of Geography
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078  USA
e-mail: hreuel(a)okstate.edu

Guidelines for submissions may be found on the journal's website, at
www.geog.okstate.edu/journals/jcas/jcas.htm

PUBLICATION- Shamanism and Islam in Central Asia: Baksilik Yesterday and Today

Posted by: Thierry ZARCONE <thzarcone(a)compuserve.com>
Posted: 7 Jul 2000


PUBLICATION- Shamanism and Islam in Central Asia: Baksilik Yesterday and Today

CHAMANISME ET ISLAM EN ASIE CENTRALE - LA BAKSYLYK HIER ET AUJOURD'HUI
by Patrick GARRONE

290 pages; 21 pictures: out in August 2000

Inaugural volume in the series:

Monde Caucasien et Tatar - Asie Centrale et Haute Asie
Th. ZARCONE, editor - volume 1

Available from:

Librairie d'Amerique et d'Orient Jean Maisonneuve
11, rue Saint-Sulpice, and 3 bis Place de la Sorbonne, Paris, France


CONTENTS:

- INTRODUCTION
- LA BAKSYLYK

- AIRE GEOGRAPHIQUE ET ATTESTATIONS HISTORIQUES
- La zone de la Baksylyk
- Les differents signifiants du chamane islamisé
- Autre signifies de bakshi et des signifiants phonetiquement apparentes
- Hypotheses etymologiques sur les differents signifiants

- ANALYSE ET DESCRIPTIONS DE SEANCES
- Typologie de l'institution
- Fonctions de l'institution
- Structure des seances de cure
- Description des seances de cure

- LE BAKSHI ET LA SOCIÉTÉ
- Le statut du bakshi
- Mode d'obtention du statut
- Rapports avec l'islam
- La clientele du bakshi. Les honoraires
- La femme et la baksylyk

- CULTURE, IDEOLOGIE ET CROYANCES DE LA BAKSYLYK
- Le fonds turco-mongol
- L'apport musulman
- Le fonds indo-europeen
- Le monde supra-sensible et son pantheon
- Korkut Ata et le theme du  "bakshi primordial"
- La Baksylyk et l'art de l'epique et de l'epopee
- Les instruments de musique

- COMPETENCES ET TECHNIQUES DU BAKSHI
- Les techniques de divination
- Maladie et guerison

- CONCLUSION
- Baksylyk et Chamanisme
- Baksylyk et Soufisme
- La Baksylyk aujourd'hui

- Bibliographie
- Tableau des termes arabo-persans
- Table des illustrations
- Cartes
- Index

CFP/JOURNAL- Limen: Journal for Theory of Liminal Phenomena

Posted by: Serguei Alex Oushakine <oushakin(a)ssc.upenn.edu>
Posted: 7 Jul 2000


CFP/JOURNAL- Limen: Journal for Theory of Liminal Phenomena

LIMEN - Journal for theory and practice of liminal phenomena

Liminality as a phenomenon (subject of study) and as a specific term (part
of the methodological organon for the contemporary social sciences and
humanities) for some time now has been broadly accepted in traditional
cultural anthropology, but also among scholars working in the area of
cultural studies, post-colonial studies, political studies, media studies
and gender studies. The term itself derives from the Latin word limen,
meaning threshold, a term used in psychology to indicate the limit between
the sensate and the subliminal (the level below which a sensation ceases to
be perceptible).

Building on Mircea Eliade's concept of division of human experience in
sacred and the profane, Victor Turner introduced a third value: a 'liminal
space' as a space of transformation between phases of separation and
reincorporation. It represents a period of ambiguity, of marginal and
transitional state. Similarly does Arnold van Gennep, while describing
rituals of transition. For Gennep, liminal or threshold world is a space
between the world of status that the person is leaving and the world of
status into which the person is being inducted. In post-colonial studies,
for Edward Said, but especially for Homi Bhabha, the liminality is important
as a category strongly related to the concept of cultural hybridity. For
Bhabha, liminal as an interstitial passage between fixed identifications
represents a possibility for a cultural hybridity that entertains difference
without an assumed or imposed hierarchy.

The concept of liminality as a quality of "in-between" space and/or state is
of the outmost importance in describing some of the most interesting and
highly specific social and cultural phenomena: the transcultural space, the
transgeographical space, the transgender space etc.

The initiative for the new independent peer-reviewed on- and off-line
journal named Limen is coming from the region which itself fit into the
category of liminal (Central and Eastern Europe), being a politically
transitional space, and a marginal space of specific cultural landscaping.
It is proposed by the "liminal generation" (generation in-between industrial
and post-industrial, socialism and capitalism etc.) of scholars, academics
and independent thinkers living and working in different countries of the
area. This fact should make the whole project more meaningful and innovative
particularly in terms of 'globalization from below'.

The journal is open to any article in cultural theory, a case study or
review regarding the "in-between" subject or methodological perspective.
This includes the broad range of subjects: from analysis of mixed and hybrid
identities, minority and exilic discourse, the transage phenomena, border
phenomena in politics, history, cultural geography, comparative studies in
literature, art, etc.

The journal will be issued twice a year and made available via the Internet
offering a worldwide distribution at no cost to the readers. Once a year
classical hard copy with selection of articles will be published, with
abstracts in Croatian and Italian language.

Sections of the journal will be: research articles, critical articles and
reviews of books, web sites, exhibitions, conferences etc. Limen aim to be
interdisciplinary, so discipline-specific terms should be used sparingly and
explained either parenthetically or in footnotes. Every article will undergo
a peer-review by independent scholars working in the field. Limen will not
promote unification of textual strategies proposed by Chicago Manual of
Style or any similar set of internationally established rules. All
submissions to Limen should be mailed to the editors as an attachment in MS
WORD for Windows or Macintosh format.

At the first instance please send one-page abstract by October 1, 2000. The
deadline for the completed paper is February 01, 2001. If you would like to
discuss your project before submission please contact the editors by email.
Hard copy with texts from first two on-line issues to be published by the
end of 2001.

Address submissions or inquiries to:
Aljosa Puzar
Lj. Matesica 19
HR-51000 Rijeka, Croatia
aljosa.puzar(a)ri.tel.hr

Igor Markovic
Buconjiceva 39
HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia
igor.markovic(a)excite.com

PUBLICATION- Abstracta Iranica - Bibliographic Resource on Central Asia

Posted by: Stephane A. Dudoignon <dudoignon(a)aol.com>
Posted: 6 Jul 2000


PUBLICATION- Abstracta Iranica - Bibliographic Resource on Central Asia

IMPORTANT BIBLIOGRAPHIC RESOURCE ON CENTRAL ASIA

The last issue of Abstracta Iranica (20-21, 1997-1998) has been published.
This bibliographical journal specializes in the Iranian world and devotes a
growing number of pages to modern and contemporary Central Asian studies.
In this field, the current issue offers reviews, in French or English, of
works by the following authors:

M. Abdirov, E. Abdullaev, H. A. Abdushij, D. M. Abramson, A. V. Akimov, E.
Alles, E. Allworth, V. M. Alpatov, R. M. Amirxanov (2 items), G.
Annakulyeva, M. Aripova, F. D. Ashnin, T. Atabaki, M. Atkin, Yu. Avci, V.
Avioutskii, S. Ayni, G. Axmerov, I. P. Azovskij, V. Babak, B. Babajanov
(3 items), D. Balland (2 items), T. Beisembiev, V. Ja. Belokrenickij (3
items), M. Berdyev, M. Bernardini, Yu. Bregel (2 items), A. Burton, V.
Chernov, B. Chuxovich, Cl. Collin-Delavaud, A. E. Cooper, F. Corley, N.
Dadmehr, G. Dorronsoro, S. A. Dudoignon (4 items), J. During, V. Dymshits,
A. Dzhumaev, O. H. Dzhalilov, R. P. Dzhalilova, Gh. Dzhuraeva, U.
Dzhuraqulov, T. Emel'janenko, R. Enoch, I. V. Erofeeva, Sh. Eshonova, H.
Fathi, V. Fourniau, A. J. Frank, X. Gadzhi-zade (2 items), I. G.
Galjautdinov, I. K. Galljamov, N. G. Garaeva, Sh. Garnett, I. Ghaniev, M.
Gluxov, G. Goldberg, Th. Goltz, J. Gourguechon, M. Haghayeghi, E. Herzig, E.
Hildinger, M. Holt Ruffin, A. Ibrahimov, Q. Iskandarov, T. Ismagambetov, L.
Jamaeva (2 items), E. Jusupov, D. Ju. Jusupova, A. Kanlidere, M.
Kalandarova, J. Kalter, M. Karimova, M. Kemper, A. Khalid, N. G. Kireev, H.
Kirimli, T. Kocaoglu, H. Komatsu, K. Komatsu, D. S. Komissarov, D.
Kydyrbekuly, J. L. Lee, Cl. Liscia, A. Malashenko (4 items), B. S. Mannonov
(2 items), R. F. Mardanov (2 items), J. McCarter, T. McCray, J. McLean, V.
Mesamed, D. V. Mikul'skij; G. V. Miloslavskij, Dzh. S. Minullin, A. M.
Model', M. Ju. Morozova; V. N. Moskalenko, M.-S. Muhammad-Jusuf, R. M.
Mukimdzhanova, E. M. Murzaev, Ye. Nekrasova, A. Nijazi (2 items), Dzh.
Nijozov, D. Nishanova, K. Nizametdinov, K. Nourzhanov, N. Oka, X.
Olimdzhonov, M. A. Olimov (5 items), S. K. Olimova (5 items), V.
Osvjannikov; M. Palavoi, O.Panfilov (2 items), K. Petersen, D. Petrosjan (2
items), S. N. Petrova, A. Polat, S. M. Prozorov, C. Poujol, J.-L. Racine, M.
Raximkulova, P. Ravshan, Sh. Rizaev, O. Roy (2 items), J. J. Rudelson, S.
Rustamova-Towhidi, R. R. Salixov, J. Schoeberlein, V. Serov, G.
Sitnjanskij, L. E. Skljarov (2 items), A. M. Sharipov, P. M. Shastitko, T.
L. Shaumjan, V. N. Shkunov, L. Sokolova, T. Sugimura, A. Tabyshalieva, E. H.
Thomas, Y. Thoraval, Sh. Tilavov, N. A. Tomilov, Ja. Trofimov, Sh. Turdiev,
A. Tursunzod, D. Tyson, R. Upjohn, F. I. Urmanche, M. A. Usmanov (2 items),
D. Usmanova, T. Uyama (3 items), F. T. Valeev, A. Velidi Togan, A. A.
Vigasin, A. B. Vil'danova, G. Vitkovskaja, Wang, Ke, G. Winrow, A. Ju.
Xabutdinov, A. Xajrullin, I. Xaliullin, A. N. Xoxlov, M. Yamauchi, Th.
Zarcone (2 items), A. Zelichenko, I. Zvjagel'skaja (2 items).

Orders should be sent to:

Editions Peeters
B.P. 41
B-3000 Leuven
Belgium

Information can be received through the following e-addresses:

abstracta(a)ivry.cnrs.fr (Editorial Office of the journal)
ifri(a)altavista.com (the French Institute of Research in Iran, Tehran)

PUBLICATION- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, July 5, 2000 Issue on Web

Posted by: Justin Rudelson <JCBenAdam(a)aol.com>
Posted: 5 Jul 2000


PUBLICATION- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, July 5, 2000 Issue on Web

The July 5, 2000 Issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, a subscription
free Web journal, is now on-line!  And with over 32,000 visitors to the site
since November 24, 1999!

The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute of The Johns Hopkins University-The Nitze
School of Advanced International Studies is proud to announce the publication
of the July 5, 2000 issue of its biweekly Web-Journal, The Central
Asia-Caucasus Analyst:

      http://www.cacianalyst.org/

The July 5, 2000 issue of The Analyst features four analytical articles, four
Field Reports, and News Bites from the past month.  The analytical articles
feature:

"AIDS Epidemic Among Xinjiang's Uyghurs"
"Sultan Nazarbayev?  Central Asia's Latest President-for-Life"
"Central Asia Turns Toward Iran at Russia's Expense"
"Russia, Turkey and Iran: An Eternal Triangle"

The Field Reports include:

"Military Music Videos as Uzbek Pop Propaganda"
"Kyrgyzstan's Kumtor Gold-Is it Worth the Environmental Risk"
"Communist Education Still Thrives in Uzbekistan"
"Ecocenter Initiates Environmental Projects in Kazakhstan"

The Analyst provides a rigorous, concise and nonpartisan forum where
specialists can assess issues and events in the Central Asia-Caucasus region
for a broad audience of business people, journalists, policy makers,
government officials, diplomats and academics.  The Analyst seeks regional
specialists, journalists, economists, and political scientists to join its
pool of authors who are then asked to contribute short, timely, analytical
articles, 800 words in length, and receive an honorarium of US $350 per
article.  The Analyst also seeks local experts, corporate representatives and
NGO representatives from the region to write Field Reports for an honorarium
of US $100.

The Analyst provides factual, objective and analytical articles valuing fresh
insights rather than the conventional wisdom.  We welcome readers and writers
from various perspectives and viewpoints.  We value your comments and
suggestions.

Hard copy subscriptions to The Analyst are now available for an annual rate
of $350, with hard copy back issues available for $15 per issue. Contact us
at <jcbenadam(a)hotmail.com> or <jrudelson(a)jhu.edu>.

Those interested in joining The Analyst's pool of talented authors to
contribute articles or field reports, please contact us.  Send your CV to:
<jcbenadam(a)hotmail.com> or <jrudelson(a)jhu.edu> and suggest some topics on
which you would like to write.

Dr. Justin Rudelson, Editor
Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst
Central Asia-Caucasus Institute
The Johns Hopkins University
Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(410) 467-7477 or (202) 663-7721
e mail: <jcbenadam(a)hotmail.com> or <jrudelson(a)jhu.edu>

ON-LINE PUBLICATION- Central Asian Bulletin, International Eurasian Institute

Posted by: Editor - International Eurasian Institute <editor_iei(a)iicas.org>
Posted: 5 Jul 2000


ON-LINE PUBLICATION- Central Asian Bulletin, International Eurasian Institute

Announcing the Central Asian Bulletin at the site of the International
Eurasian Institute for Economic and Political Research (http://iicas.org).

Please, refer to the section ANALYTIC DATA at IEI to read the following texts:

Sagyndyk MENDYBAEV. Dispute between Kuwait and Texas (Astana's policy fuels
    separatism in Western Kazakhstan)
Sagyndyk MENDYBAEV. Davos-Like Dressing
Valery STESHIN. Sugar-free Albright. The USA try to prevent revolution in
    Central Asia

At our site you can also find the following IEI PUBLICATIONS:

Akezhan KAZHEGELDIN. The West should not support Central Asian dictatorships
Akezhan KAZHEGELDIN. Human Rights Empire
Alexander RUBTSOV. New times. What does Putin epoch promise to us?

We would be happy if you wish to share your views on the texts displayed at
IEI FORUM:

Sergei DUVANOV. The count is taken for seconds. The role of OSCE and
    nation-wide dialog
Martha BRILL OLCOTT. The Central Asian region has been a disappointing one
    from the point of view of democracy-building
Nargis NURULLO-KHOJA. Perceptive of statehood and national identity in the
    Central Asian region

Please feel free to suggest your own text for IEI Forum or Library.

Henry Puck
Executive Director
International Eurasian Institute
for Economic and Political Research
editor_iei(a)iicas.org

PUBLICATION- Handlist of Sufi Manuscripts in Oriental Institute, Tashkent

Posted by: Juergen Paul <paul(a)mluoaks2.orientphil.uni-halle.de>
Posted: 30 Jun 2000


PUBLICATION- Handlist of Sufi Manuscripts in Oriental Institute, Tashkent

Handlist of Sufi manuscripts (18th-20th centuries) in the holdings of the
Oriental Institute, Academy of Sciences, Republic of Uzbekistan (Biruni).
Berlin (Das Arabische Buch) 2000. 237 pp. (large format).
Price: 50,00 DM

The Handlist, elaborated by a joint Uzbek-German project, lists 2009 items,
out of which 1514 appear for the first time in scholarly literature,
representing 570 texts (274 uncatalogued heretofore).  Included are not only
Sufi manuscripts in a narrow understanding (treatises on the theory and
ritual of Sufism and hagiography) but also texts so closely linked to Sufism
as to make their inclusion imperative: Sufi-inspired poetry, guides for
pilgrims, "risala" for crafts and some popular literature. Moreover, there
is a substantial body of translations and commentaries.

All items have been entered according to a standardized form giving first
codicological and textological data.  The Handlist itself is in Russian, but
titles and names of authors appear in the original Arabic script. Entries
are so highly standardized that working with the Handlist is possible even
without being fluent in Russian.  Indexes (authors, titles, copyists,
autographs, bookbinders, place names) are all in the original Arabic script.
The introduction is in Russian and English.

ORDERS

Order from
Das Arabische Buch
Horstweg 2
D-14059 Berlin
Phone: +30 322 8523, Fax +30 322 5183
E-mail: info(a)das-arabische-buch.com

PUBLICATION- ANOR 8: I. Beller-Hann, Literacy and Oral Transmission among the Uyghur

Posted by: Juergen Paul <paul(a)mluoaks2.orientphil.uni-halle.de>
Posted: 30 Jun 2000


PUBLICATION- ANOR 8: I. Beller-Hann, Literacy and Oral Transmission among the Uyghur

ANOR 8

Ildiko Beller-Hann: The Written and the Spoken. Literacy and Oral
Transmission among the Uyghur. Berlin (Das Arabische Buch) 2000.
Price: DM 19,80 (this is less than 10 USD). 102 pp.

The paper breaks new ground by focusing on literacy and oral transmission.
Drawing on diverse indigenous and foreign sources and making use of modern
anthropological literature, it documents the intermingling of the two forms
of transmission at the end of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
It argues that, although the majority of the population were illiterate,
they were aware of the written word and its uses.  It also examines the main
features of traditional Islamic education, the most important site for
transmitting literacy, as well as the first attempts to reform Islamic
schooling.  The last part of the paper focuses on the modern period and
draws on the author's own field research in the region.  Here the argument
is that, in spite of universal schooling and nominally high rates of
literacy, oral transmission has retained its importance both in urban and in
peasant society.

ORDERS

Order at
Das Arabische Buch
Horstweg 2
D-14059 Berlin
Phone: +30 3228523, Fax +30 322 5183
E-mail: info(a)das-arabische-buch.com

ANOR

ANOR is devoted to publishing scholarly papers of variable size (50 to 100
pages and more) on the history and culture of Muslim Central Asia.  The
papers deal with various topics related to this region: history, literature,
anthropology and so on.  ANOR accepts papers in English and German.

All correspondence related to the SCIENTIFIC side of ANOR should be
addressed to:

Professor Juergen Paul
paul(a)orientphil.uni-halle.de

or

Professor Ingeborg Baldauf
ingeborg.baldauf(a)rz.hu-berlin.de

PUBLICATION- Central Asian Survey, Volume 19, Number 1

Posted by: Sharron Lawrence <sharronl(a)tandf.co.uk>
Posted: 30 Jun 2000


PUBLICATION- Central Asian Survey, Volume 19, Number 1

Central Asian Survey, Volume 19, Number 1, is now available online via the
Catchword service, and contains the following articles:

Imperial Russification: Dagestani mountaineers in Russian exile, 1877-83
       (pg. 5)
    Austin Jersild

The other end of the Silk Road: Japan's Eurasian initiative (pg. 17)
    Michael Robert Hickok

The Kurds of Soviet Azerbaijan, 1920- 91 (pg. 41)
    Daniel Mu

Tibet: in search of a resolution (pg. 79)
    Amalendu Misra

The death and burial of Chinggis Khaan (pg. 95)
    Bat-Ochir Bold

Moyen-Orient, Caucase et Asie centrale: des concepts geopolitiques a
       construire et a reconstruire? (pg. 117)
    Mohammad-Reza Djalili; Thierry Kellner

The role of Turkish schools in the educational system and social
       transformation of Central Asian countries: the case of Turkmenistan and
       Kyrgyzstan (pg. 141)
    Cennet Engin Demir; Ayse Balci; Fusun Akkok

Industrial structure and regional development in Central Asia: a microdata
       analysis on spatial allocation of industry* (pg. 157)
    Ichiro Iwasaki


Subscribers can view this issue at:
http://www.catchword.com/rpsv/catchword/carfax/02634937/contp1.htm

You can read more about this journal at:
http://www.catchword.com/titles/02634937.htm

To subscribe to this journal, please email: orders(a)tandf.co.uk

Central Asia Survey is a journal from Carfax Publishing Ltd, part of the
Taylor & Francis Group, an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd.  Information on
all Carfax Publishing Ltd journals can now be found at:
http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals

PUBLICATION- International Journal of Central Asian Studies, Volume 4, 1999

Posted by: IACD <iacd(a)collian.dacom.co.kr>
Posted: 22 Jun 2000


PUBLICATION- International Journal of Central Asian Studies, Volume 4, 1999

Editor-in-Chief:
Choi Han-Woo, Institute of Asian Culture and Development, Seoul


Contents of Volume 4:

Juha Janhunen, A Contextual Approach to the Convergence and Divergence of
Korean and Japanese

James Xueyuan Zhu, The Far-East Ancestors of the Magyars: A historical and
linguistic excavation

Hiroshi Ishii, Reflexes of *Tar (Face) in Japanese & Korean

Resul Yal in, Ethnic Minorities in Uzbekistan: The case of Koreans

Rustan Jumaev, Republic of Uzbekistan: national statehood, polici-legal
premises of shaping

An-King Lim, Old Turkic Elements in Certain Appellatives of Ancient Han
Frontier History

Irina Y. Morozova, Japan and Its Influence towards Panmongolism and Panbuddhism

Handrahan, Political Participation and Human Rights in Kyrgyzstan: Civil
Society, Women, and a Democratic Future


Sarah Amsler and Russ Kleinbach, Bride Kidnapping in the Kyrgyz Republic

Tak-sing Kam, The Sino-manchu inscription of 1630 in honour of the Uluk
Darxan Nangsu Lama

Reviews

John McLeod, Review of Karl E. Meyer and Shareen Blair Brysac, Tournament of
Shadows: The great game and the race for empire in central Asia

Nurbek Omuraliev, Review of Rafis Abazov, The Formation of the Post-Soviet
International Politics in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan

For more information, contact:

Secretariat of IJCAS
C.P.O Box 180
Seoul, 100-601
Korea
Tel.: +82 (2) 795-9140
Fax:  +82 (2) 795-9141
E-mail:iacd(a)chollian.net
http://www.centralasia.org/

PUBLICATION- Central Asian Survey, Volume 18, Number 4

Posted by: Sharron Lawrence <sharronl(a)tandf.co.uk>
Posted: 22 Jun 2000


PUBLICATION- Central Asian Survey, Volume 18, Number 4

Central Asian Survey, Volume 18, Number 4, is now available online via the
Catchword service, and contains the following articles:

Introduction (pg. 413)
    Marie Bennigsen

Azerbaijan: perspectives from the crossroads (pg. 419)
    Tadeusz Swietochowski

Nagorno Karabagh: transition and the elite (pg. 435)
    Hratch Tchilingirian

Abkhazia, Georgia and the Circassians (NW Caucasus) (pg. 463)
    George Hewitt

Ossetiya - land of uncertain frontiers and manipulative elites (pg. 501)
    Julian Birch

Chechnia: political developments and strategic implications for the North
       Caucasus (pg. 535)
    Marie Bennigsen


Subscribers can view this issue at:
http://www.catchword.com/rpsv/catchword/carfax/02634937/contp1.htm

You can read more about this journal at:
http://www.catchword.com/titles/02634937.htm

To subscribe to this journal, please email: orders(a)tandf.co.uk

Central Asia Survey is a journal from Carfax Publishing Ltd, part of the
Taylor & Francis Group, an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd.  Information on
all Carfax Publishing Ltd journals can now be found at:
http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals

PUBLICATION- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, June 21, 2000 Issue on Web

Posted by: Justin Rudelson <JCBenAdam(a)aol.com>
Posted: 22 Jun 2000


PUBLICATION- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, June 21, 2000 Issue on Web

The June 21, 2000 Issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, a subscription
free Web journal with over 30,000 visitors to the site since November 24,
1999 is now on-line at http://www.cacianalyst.org/

The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute of The Johns Hopkins University-The Nitze
School of Advanced International Studies is proud to announce the publication
of the June 21, 2000 issue of its biweekly Web-Journal, The Central
Asia-Caucasus Analyst:

The June 21, 2000 issue of The Analyst features four Analytical Articles,
four Field Reports, and News Bites from the past fortnight.  The Analytical
Articles feature:

"Russia Reactivates its Caspian Policy with New Demarcation Approach"
"Cloaking the Chechen War as Jihad: The Risk of Militant Contagion"
"Pakistan's Explicit Pro-Pashtun Policy and Pro-Taliban Support"
"Russian Threat to Strike Afghanistan Tests Central Asian Partners "

The Field Reports include:

"Babushkar Adoption project: Helping the Poor Elderly in Kyrgyzstan"
"UN Women's Conference Focuses on Progress and Obstacles"
"Greeks of Uzbekistan"
"Amnesty International--Kyrgyzstan"

The June 21, 2000 issue will publish the summary of the June 7 Forum
"Caucasians and Russians: Identities, Gifts, Hostilities" with Ghia Nodia,
Chairman of the Caucasian Institute for Peace, Democracy and Development,
Tbilisi, Georgia, and Igor Barsegyan of George Washington University..

The Analyst provides a rigorous, concise and nonpartisan forum where
specialists can assess issues and events in the Central Asia-Caucasus region
for a broad audience of business people, journalists, policy makers,
government officials, diplomats and academics.  The Analyst seeks regional
specialists, journalists, economists, and political scientists to join its
pool of authors who are then asked to contribute short, timely, analytical
articles, 500-800 words in length, and receive an honorarium of US $100-350
per article.  The Analyst also seeks local experts, corporate representatives
and NGO representatives from the region to write Field Reports for an
honorarium of US $100.

The Analyst provides factual, objective and analytical articles valuing fresh
insights rather than the conventional wisdom.  We welcome readers and writers
from various perspectives and viewpoints.  We value your comments and
suggestions.

Those interested in joining The Analyst's pool of talented authors to
contribute articles, field reports or contacts of potential writers, please
send your CV to: <jcbenadam(a)hotmail.com> and <jrudelson(a)jhu.edu> and suggest
some topics on which you would like to write.


Dr. Justin Rudelson, Editor
Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst
Central Asia-Caucasus Institute
The Johns Hopkins University
Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(410) 467-7477 or (202) 663-7721
e-mail: <jcbenadam(a)hotmail.com> or <jrudelson(a)jhu.edu>

CFP/JOURNAL- Turkish Studies

Posted by: Ozgul Erdemli <ozgulerdemli(a)hotmail.com>
Posted: 22 Jun 2000


CFP/JOURNAL- Turkish Studies

I. About the Journal

Editor: Barry Rubin, BESA Center for Strategic Studies, Bar-Ilan University
    <rubinb(a)mail.biu.ac.il>
Book Review Editor: Bülent Aras, Fatih University <abulent(a)fatih.edu.tr>

Turkey is a country whose importance is rapidly growing in international
affairs. A rapidly developing democratic state with a strong economy,
complex society, active party system, and powerful armed forces, Turkey is
playing an increasingly critical role in Europe, the Middle East, and the
Caucasus.  Given Turkey's significance and the great interest in studying
its history, politics, and foreign policy, Turkish Studies presents a forum
for scholarly discussion on these topics and more.

Turkish Studies features full-length articles, book reviews, and discussion
roundtables covering:
  - The history of the Turkish republic, from the 1920s to the present,
    including political, social, and intellectual issues and developments.
  - Turkish politics, including parties, voting patterns, ideologies,
    biographies, the army and other institutions, as well as the political
    attitudes of different social groups within the country.
  - The composition and policy-making process of Turkish governments,
    including leading figures and movements.
  - Government policies and programs, including economic, religious, social,
    and all other issues.
  - Turkish international relations and foreign policy, including the
    policy-making process and Turkish relations with all countries,
    institutions, and movements.

Frank Cass Publishers
900 Eastern Avenue
Newbury Park, Ilford
Essex, IG2 7HH  United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20 8599 8866 Fax: +44 (0)20 8599 0984
http://www.frankcass.com/jnls/tur.htm
ISSN 1468-3849 Volume 1 2000 Two issues per year: Spring, Summer


II. Subscription Information

Individuals £22/$35, Institutions £75/$115
New individual subscriber introductory rate £17/$28

Please send orders to the following addresses:

In North America: 5804 NE Hassalo Street, Portland, OR 97213 3644  USA
Tel: 800 944 6190 Fax: 503 280 8832
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Ilford, Essex, IG2 7HH  United Kingdom
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Payment should be made in sterling in the UK and the rest of the world
excluding North America. The US$ rate is available to North American
subscribers only. Checks should be drawn on a UK or USA Bank Account. We
also accept payment by American Express, VISA or Mastercard - please give
details of number and expiry date as shown on your card together with full
address details and telephone number. Journal prices include dispatch by
Accelerated Surface Post. Individual journal subscriptions must be
accompanied by checks drawn on a personal bank account and may not be paid
for by institutions or organizations.

III. Table of Contents

Contents of the Current Issue - 1.1:
  - Turkish Foreign Policy:
     - Turkey's Policy in the Former Soviet South by Bulent Aras
     - Through the Looking Glass: Turkey in Europe by Meltem Muftuler-Bac
     - Rethinking Turkey-European Relations by Sevilay Kahraman
     - Turkish-Russian by Duygu Sezer
     - Turkey's National Security in the Middle East by Lenore Martin
  - Turkish Elections:
     - The Geography of Turkey's 1999 Elections by Ali Carkoglu
     - Elections in Turkey by Frank Tachau
     - Civil-Military Relations in Turkey by Nilufer Narli
  - Features:
     - Roundtable on Turkish Foreign Policy
     - Research Guide for Turkey by Özgül Erdemli
     - Reviews
     - Articles of Interest Published on Turkey

b. Contents of the Next Issue - 1.2:
  - Turkish Politics:
     - "Bülent Ecevit: The Transformation of a Politician" by Suat Kiniklioglu,
     - "Power and Coalitional Stability in the Turkish Parliament (1991-1999)"
       by Fuad Aleskerov, Hasan Ersel, and Yavuz Sabuncu
     - "Kemalism, Islamism, and the Nationalist Action Party" by Sultan Tepe
     - "Politics of the Gecekondu in Turkey: The Political Choices of Urban
       Squatters in National Elections" by S. Ilgü Özler
  - Turkish Foreign Policy:
     - "Turkish-German Relations on the Eve of World War Two" by Yücel Güçlü
     - "The Security Policies of the Russian Federation: The "Near Abroad"
       and Turkey" by Idil Tuncer
  - Features:
     - Essays: "Atatürk and the Future of Turkey" by Andrew Mango
        "Political Studies in Turkey" by Metin Heper
     - Research Guide: "A Guide to Turkish Research Centers" by Özgül Erdemli
     - Reviews

IV. International Editorial Board

Meliha Altunisik, Middle East Technical University
Bulent Aras, Fatih University
Gamze Avce, Bosphorus University
Ali Carkoglu, Bosphorus University
Bilge Criss, Bilkent University
Mine Eder, Bosphorus University
Hakan Erdem, Bosphorus University
Metin Heper, Bilkent University
Ersin Kalaycioglu, Bosphorus University
Ali Karaosmanoglu, Bilkent University
Kemal Kirisci, Bosphorus University
Heinz Kramer, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik Research Institute, Berlin
Omer Kurkcuoglu, Ankara University
Sule Kut, Bilgi University
Alan Makovsky, Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Andrew Mango, Modern Turkish Studies Programme, School of Oriental African
    Studies, University of London
Lenore Martin, Emmanuel College and Harvard University
Frank Tachau, University of Illinois
Gareth Winrow, Bilgi University

FOLLOW-UP- Reviewers for Inner Asia Journal

Posted by: Christopher Kaplonski <danzan(a)rci.rutgers.edu>
Posted: 21 Jun 2000


FOLLOW-UP- Reviewers for Inner Asia Journal

Since I was completely overwhelmed with responses to my posting seeking
reviewers, I'm not sure I'll have time to send everyone an individual
thanks.  But thank you all for volunteering to review Roy's book.

I will keep everyone's name on file to expand my list of possible reviewers
for the future.

In addition, if you are interested in reviewing any specific works on Inner
/ Central Asia, please feel free to contact me, and I'll see what I can do.

Many thanks to all,

Regards
Chris Kaplonski
Book Review Editor, Inner Asia

--
Christopher Kaplonski, PhD
<danzan(a)rci.rutgers.edu>
Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit, University of Cambridge
   &
Department of Anthropology, Rutgers University

SEEKING REVIEWER- O. Roy, The New Central Asia

Posted by: Christopher Kaplonski <danzan(a)rci.rutgers.edu>
Posted: 19 Jun 2000


SEEKING REVIEWER- O. Roy, The New Central Asia

I am the book review editor for Inner Asia (published out of the Mongolia
and Inner Asia Studies Unit, Univ. of Cambridge).  I have a review copy of
Olivier Roy's "The new Central Asia: the creation of nations" that is
currently looking for a reviewer.   If you are interested, please contact me
directly, with a few lines on background / qualifications.

Thanks,

Christopher Kaplonski, PhD
<danzan(a)rci.rutgers.edu>
Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit, University of Cambridge
   &
Department of Anthropology, Rutgers University

PUBLICATION- Ab Imperio First Issue- New Journal in Nationalism Studies

Posted by: Serguei Glebov <glebov(a)eden.rutgers.edu>
Posted: 15 Jun 2000


PUBLICATION- Ab Imperio First Issue- New Journal in Nationalism Studies

Dear Sir/Madam:

Our records indicate that you might have expressed interest in becoming a
subscriber of Ab Imperio Quarterly, dedicated to the study of nationalism
and nationalities in the former Russian Empire/USSR/CIS.

We are pleased to announce that the first issue of AI has been published. We
have attached a copy of the contents page for your convenience. Please, feel
free to contact one of the editors to secure your subscription. You can view
the contact information at:
http://www.ai.knet.ru/

Yours sincerely,

Ab Imperio editors


AI First Issue: Contents

Ab Imperio Theory and History
of Nationalities and Nationalism
in the Post-Soviet Realm


EDITORIAL

Editors
      To the Reader

Seymour Becker
      To the Reader

METHODOLOGY AND THEORY

Editors
      Thinking Through the Categories of "Empire" and "Nation" in Russian and
Soviet History: Some Methodological Approaches

Andreas Kappeler
      "Russia as Multinational Empire": Some Reflections After Eight Years
Since the Publication of the Book

Geoffrey Hosking
      Can Russia Become a Nation State?

Marc von Hagen
      Does Ukraine Have a History?

HISTORY

Ludmila Sharipova
      The Man of Many Worlds: Petr Mogila, Reformer and Opportunist

Alexander P. Kaplunovski
      Ethnic Factor in the Estate Structure of Russian Empire: Tatars-Muslims
and Russians in the Meshchane Communes of the Middle Volga in the late 19th
- early 20th century

Kimitaka Matsuzato
      Polish Factor in the Right-Bank Ukraine in the Nineteenth and Twentieth
Centuries

Iskander Giliazov
      Collaboration with the Nazis during World War II: A Form of Nationalism?

SOCIOLOGY AND POLITICAL SCIENCE

Daniel Rancour-Laferriere
      Assimilationism in Relation to Ethnic Hatred Among Russian Nationalists

THE ABC OF NATIONALISM

Rogers Brubaker
      Myths and Misconceptions in the Study of Nationalism

Serguei Glebov
      Reading Rogers Brubaker

THE NEWEST MYTHOLOGIES

Ilya V. Gerasimov
      Russian Empire of Nikita Mikhalkov

Oksana Sarkisova
      Edges of Empire: Representations of Borderland Identities in Early
Soviet Cinema

REVIEWS AND BIBLIOGRAPHY

Serguei Glebov
      Timo Vikhavainen, Irina Takala, eds., V Sem'e Edinoi: Natsional'naia
politika partii bol'shevikov i ee osushchestvlenie na Severo-Zapade Rossii v
1920-1950-e gody.

Ksenofont Sanukov
      Isander Giliazov, Na drugoi storone: Kollabortsionisty iz
Povolzhsko-priural'skikh tatar v gody Vtoroi mirovoi voiny (Kazan, 1998)

Guzel Ibneeva
      Jane Burbank and David L. Ransel, eds., Imperial Russia: New Histories
for the Empire (Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 1998)

Alexander Musukaev
      Irina Maremshaova, Mentalitet v semeinykh i obshchestvennykh
traditsiiakh: Kabarda, Balkariia, Karachai (Nal'chik, 1999).

Svetlana Malysheva
      M. Parkhomovskii, ed., Evrei v kul'ture Russkogo zarubezh'ia: Sbornik
statei, publikatsii, memuarov i esse. Vyp. 1-6 (Jerusalem, 1992-1998)

Lutz Haefner
      Reginald E. Zelnik, ed., Workers and Intelligentsia in Late Imperial
Russia: Realities, Representations, Reflections (Berkeley, CA: University of
California at Berkeley 1999)

CFP- Special Issue on Economic Development in Central Asia, JCAS

Posted by: Reuel Hanks <hreuel(a)okstate.edu>
Posted: 15 Jun 2000


CFP- Special Issue on Economic Development in Central Asia, JCAS

Call for Papers

The Journal of Central Asian Studies invites contributions for a special
issue on economic development in Central Asia, including Mongolia, Xinjiang,
Turkey, and the Caucasus region.  Articles may focus on internal development
of the region, its relationship to the global economy, or related themes,
and will be reviewed in a double-blind system.  Submissions should be
4000-7000 words in length, and should conform to the citation and stylistic
requirements as indicated on the journal's webpage, at:
      http://www.geog.okstate/journals/jcas/jcas.htm

For additional information, contact:

Dr. Reuel Hanks
Editor, Journal of Central Asian Studies
211 Scott Hall
OSU
Stillwater, OK  74078
E-mail: hreuel(a)okstate.edu

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS- Anthology of Writings of the Afghan Diaspora

Posted by: Zahera Saed <guavamoon9(a)aol.com>
Posted: 15 Jun 2000


CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS- Anthology of Writings of the Afghan Diaspora

Drop by Drop, We Make a River: A Collection of Afghan Writings from the
Diaspora

More than twenty years after the Communist Revolution in Afghanistan and the
later invasion by the Soviet Union, Afghans have become one of the largest
refugee and exile groups in the world.  Fighting and living at the front
lines of the Cold War has had severe repercussions upon the lives, culture
and state of Afghanistan and its people.  A homeland devastated by war and
poverty, has created a new category: an Afghan Diaspora.  The young
generation of Afghans abroad have, in recent years, transformed the
passivity of exile into a dynamic and active Diaspora through several
mutlimedia projects.  While this anthology will not concentrate solely upon
the writings of second generation Afghan immigrants, it gains its spirit
from the success of youth expression in English.

The project will focus upon collecting the lives and experiences of
scattered Afghan people.  Themes to contemplate are:  the impact of war and
refugee experience; exile and nostalgia; bi/multicultural juggling,
immigration and assimilation; notions of citizenship, of family and of
belonging; stories of return; pop culture/media and Afghans;  The mid-80's
height of the Mujahideen or Freedom Fighters; the impact of the Taleban
regime; the impact of the internet on the lives of Afghans in the diaspora;
the impact of religion; the experiences of the second generation born
abroad, raised only on images and stories of Afghanistan; and hopes for the
future.

We welcome Afghan poets, essayists, memoirists, translators, fiction writers
and artists to submit to this anthology.  This will be the first
comprehensive book project to present the experiences of Afghans in their
own voice and in English.

Co-Editors: Dr. Shah Wali Ahmedi, Farhad Azad, Zahera Saed

Please send a hard copy of your submission in duplicate for review to the
address below.  Please provide a self-addressed stamped envelope if you want
your manuscript to be returned.  Email submissions are preferred, please
direct them to <afghananthology(a)hotmail.com>.

The deadline for submission is January 1, 2001.

Up Set Press!
P.O. Box 340
Brooklyn, NY 11220

PUBLICATION- Central Asia Monitor, No. 3 2000

Posted by: David Nalle <DavidN5512(a)aol.com>
Posted: 15 Jun 2000


PUBLICATION- Central Asia Monitor, No. 3 2000

Central Asia Monitor Number 3, 2000 is now available --

This issue features an informative tour of contemporary Kokand, key Ferghana
Valley city, by resident English language specialist Mark Dickens.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 * Environmental Prize to Nukus NGO Leader
 * Privatization in the Kyrgyz Republic, by Jyldyz Aknazarova
 * Delivering Dogs to Delhi: Uzbek Women Launch
   into International Trade, by Edward H. Thomas
 * Uzbekistan's National Program of Specialists Preparation,
   by Saidakhror S. Gulyamov
 * Life in Kokand on the Eve of the Third Millennium,
   by Mark Dickens
 * BOOKS: Civil Society in Central Asia, M. Holt Ruffin
   and Daniel Waugh, eds. Review by Thomas Greene
 * A Reputation Destroyed, by Paul Goble
 * Bad Neighbors, Bad Fences, by Nick Megoran
 * News and Comments

Central Asia Monitor is a subscription-supported, bimonthly magazine, $60
p.a. for individuals, $96 for institutions (add $24 for airmail overseas).
Address:  560 Herrick Rd., Benson, VT 05743.  Additional info, credit card
procedure, and a searchable archive at http://www.chalidze.com

CFP- Encyclopedia of Colonialism

Posted by: Serguei Alex Oushakine <oushakin(a)ssc.upenn.edu>
Posted: 14 Jun 2000



CFP- Encyclopedia of Colonialism

The Encyclopedia of Colonialism (EoC)--a 1,200-page, three-volume,
illustrated reference work--is soliciting entry writers. Professor Melvin E.
Page is serving as General Editor of the EoC, which is being produced by
East River Books and will be published by ABC-CLIO in 2001.

The EoC will be a unique, contemporary, and comprehensive reference work
covering the subject of colonialism and imperialism in the modern
(post-1400) period, including significant anti-colonial movements. We expect
it to be the definitive reference work on the subject for years to come, and
it will be periodically updated to reflect developments in the field.

Presently we are soliciting statements of interest in the project and are
also actively seeking contributing authors for approximately eighty major
entries as well as over 500 additional general indexed entries. We are
particularly interested in identifying contributors who would be able to
undertake delivery of completed entries within relatively short deadlines,
necessary to met the projected publication schedule.

If would like more information, including a list of entries, please contact:

Melvin E. Page
General Editor, Encyclopedia of Colonialism
<colonial(a)etsu.edu>

While electronic communications are preferred and will constitute the chief
means of continuing contact with contributors, you may also write to:

Melvin E. Page
General Editor, Encyclopedia of Colonialism
Department of History
East Tennessee State University
P.O. Box 70672
Johnson City, TN 37614
USA

CFP/JOURNAL ISSUE- Technology and Indigenous Languages

Posted by: Nicholas Ostler <nostler(a)chibcha.demon.co.uk>
Posted: 11 Jun 2000


CFP/JOURNAL ISSUE- Technology and Indigenous Languages

Call for Papers for Special Issue of Language Learning & Technology
      Theme: Technology and Indigenous Languages
      Guest Editor: Nicholas Ostler

The focus of this special issue of Language Learning & Technology is on the
means, potential value, and dangers, of providing and using communications
and information technology for languages that are mostly local in use.

*  What are the practical difficulties of providing systems in the
    current state of the art?
*  When systems are provided, what has been the main value to the
    individuals and communities who can use them?
*  Is there an effect on the way in which languages are used in
    smaller communities, and on their prospects for survival?
*  With the advent of speech processing and multimedia, what is the
    effect on the acquisition, and use of literacy?
*  Who are the major beneficiaries, both within the language
    communities, and outside, in the world of descriptive linguists,
    publishers, software producers and other businesses?
*  What are the immediate and longer-term effects, on a language
    community's economy, culture and overall health?

Manuscripts submitted for the special issue should either (a) report on
original research or (b) present an original framework that links previous
research, educational theory, and teaching practices.

Since the focus is on indigenous languages, English, Japanese, Chinese,
Korean and the major languages originating from Western Europe should not be
the exclusive focus of any papers. However, multilingual issues which
involve these languages with others less widely spoken might be very
relevant. And economic development of a language, rather than speaker
population, is the crucial determinant: so considerations in providing
technology for Punjabi or Javanese also fall within our sphere of interest.
But no less would we discount the cases of Caucasian or Papuan villages.

Since the publication is Language Learning & Technology, the work discussed
should have a relevance to language learning, but this would include second
as well as foreign language acquisition.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  - character codes: standards and dissemination
  - corpus building, annotation and exploitation
  - practical lexicography
  - roles for speech processing, both recognition and generation
  - effective use of video and multimedia
  - multilingual transfer
  - effects of IT communication on communities in diaspora
  - language technology as a means of documentation
  - culture clashes, at the level of
  - linguist, language learner or ambient community

Please e-mail an abstract of no more than 500 words, by 31 August 2000, to:
      Nicholas Ostler nostler(a)chibcha.demon.co.uk

Language Learning & Technology is published exclusively on the World Wide
Web. You may see current or back issues, and take out your free
subscription, at http://llt.msu.edu

PUBLICATION- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, June 7, 2000 Issue on Web

Posted by: Justin Rudelson <jcbenadam(a)aol.com>
Posted: 7 Jun 2000


PUBLICATION- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, June 7, 2000 Issue on Web

The June 7, 2000 Issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, a subscription
free Web journal with over 28,000 visitors to the site since November 24,
1999 is now on-line at http://www.cacianalyst.org/

The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute of The Johns Hopkins University-The Nitze
School of Advanced International Studies is proud to announce the publication
of the June 7, 2000 issue of its biweekly Web-Journal, The Central
Asia-Caucasus Analyst:

The June 7, 2000 issue of The Analyst features four Analytical Articles, four
Field Reports, and News Bites from the past fortnight.  The Analytical
Articles feature:

"Iran Spy Trial Highlights Israeli-Central Asian Security Relations"
"Massive Kashagan Oil Strike Renews Geopolitical Offensive in Caspian"
"Lesson of Batken: Regional Integration Key to Central Asian Security"
"Iran as a Major Power in the Caspian Sea Basin "

The Field Reports include:

"Protestors in Kyrgyzstan Threaten Self-Immolation"
"Trying to Figure Out Namangani's Next Move"
"Kyrgyzstan Adopts Russian as Official Language"
"New York Hosts Summer-Long Mongolian Festival"

The June 7, 2000 issue publishes the text of the May 17 Forum on "Russia and
Caspian Energy Export Prospects" with Ambassador Urnov, the Head of the
Caspian Working Group of the Russian Foreign Ministry in the Forum Summary
section of the Analyst site.

The Analyst provides a rigorous, concise and nonpartisan forum where
specialists can assess issues and events in the Central Asia-Caucasus region
for a broad audience of business people, journalists, policy makers,
government officials, diplomats and academics.  The Analyst seeks regional
specialists, journalists, economists, and political scientists to join its
pool of authors who are then asked to contribute short, timely, analytical
articles, 500-800 words in length, and receive an honorarium of US $100-350
per article.  The Analyst also seeks local experts, corporate representatives
and NGO representatives from the region to write Field Reports for an
honorarium of US $100.

The Analyst provides factual, objective and analytical articles valuing fresh
insights rather than the conventional wisdom.  We welcome readers and writers
from various perspectives and viewpoints.  We value your comments and
suggestions.

Those interested in joining The Analyst's pool of talented authors to
contribute articles, field reports or contacts of potential writers, please
send your CV to: <jcbenadam(a)hotmail.com> and <jrudelson(a)jhu.edu> and suggest
some topics on which you would like to write.


Dr. Justin Rudelson, Editor
Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst
Central Asia-Caucasus Institute
The Johns Hopkins University
Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(410) 467-7477 or (202) 663-7721
e mail: <jcbenadam(a)hotmail.com> or <jrudelson(a)jhu.edu>

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS- Endangered Peoples of South and Central Asia

Posted by: Barbara Brower <browerb(a)geog.pdx.edu>
Posted: 31 May 2000


CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS- Endangered Peoples of South and Central Asia

I am editor for the volume on South and Central Asia in a series entitled
"Endangered Peoples: Struggles to Sustain Cultural Survival," an
eight-volume project under the direction of series editor Barbara Rose
Johnson. The series is written for the high school/college reference library
market, and published by Greenwood Publications.  Each volume covers a
specific geographic region, with 14 to 17 chapters (each covering a specific
group of people).

The series includes volumes covering the people, problems and responses in:

The Arctic (edited by Milton Freeman, U of Alberta), available March 2000
East and Southeast Asia (Edited by Les Sponsel, U of Hawaii), available
March 2000
Oceania (Edited by Judith Fitzpatrick, U of Queensland)
Europe- (Edited by Jean Forward)
North America and the Caribbean (edited by Tom Greaves, Bucknell)
Latin America (Edited by Susan Stonich, UC Santa Barbara)
Africa and the Middle East (Edited by Robert Hitchcock)
South and Central Asia---

I am writing with an urgent call for help with the South and Central Asia
volume.  The other seven volumes are in press or final stages of production,
we face a December 2000 series deadline, and we are short chapters on
Central and lowland South Asia.  I am soliciting chapter contributors to
round out the series.

Each volume in the series contains 14-17 chapters that, taken together,
sample some of the cultural diversity, human environmental problems that
threaten group identity and survival, and the range of responses to these
threats.  All chapters are written with a consistent format (same basic
headings and subheadings in each chapter, one photo, one map) and a writing
style strictly for a high school/general public audience.  We are basically
striving for a greatly expanded "state of the peoples" -- with attention
paid to a variety of cultural groups (not just "indigenous"). Writing
style/length is similar to Cultural Survival Quarterly.

If you are interested in contributing to the South/Central Asia volume, or
have suggestions for possible chapter contributors, please contact me ASAP.

Sincerely,

Barbara Brower
    Editor, Himalayan Research Bulletin
Geography Department
Portland State University
Portland, OR 97207-0751

browerb(a)geog.pdx.edu

(503) 725-8044; (800) 547-8887 ext 5-8044

PUBLICATION- Languages of the World Series

Posted by: Andrej Kibrik <langworld(a)hotmail.com>
Posted: 31 May 2000


PUBLICATION- Languages of the World Series

Dear Colleagues,

We would like to announce a series of books prepared in the Institute of
Linguistics, Russian Academy of Sciences, and in particular five new volumes
that we have not previously advertised on the international scene.

LANGUAGES OF THE WORLD (original Russian title: "Yazyki mira") is an
encyclopedic multi-volume publication. Each volume is devoted to a
particular genetic or areal group of languages. The books are published in
Russian, among the authors are the leading authorities in respective
languages from Russia and some other countries (depending on the volume).

The articles in all volumes of LANGUAGES OF THE WORLD follow a standard
typologically-oriented template which was specially designed for this
publication. This ensures the comparability of all language descriptions
throughout the encyclopedia. The description of each particular language
includes:

- sociolinguistic characterization
- phonology and phonetics
- detailed, semantically based morphosyntactic characterization
- account of the peculiarities of the lexicon
- the dialect system
- relevant bibliography

The books of the series provide an in-depth linguistic description but can
also be used as reference sources by historians, ethnographers,
sociologists, and everyone interested in languages and language studies.

By now 10 volumes have been published. The first one, "Uralic languages",
was published by "Nauka" in 1993 and is currently out of print.

The other volumes were published by the publishing houses "Indrik" and
"Academia" in 1997-2000. Each volume contains descriptions of all ancient
and modern languages of the group known to science, as well as a general
article on the group as a whole. All volumes are hard-bound, except the one
on Dardic and Nuristani languages. Newer volumes (those published in 1999
and 2000) are supplied with language maps. The following titles are
currently available:

NEW (1999-2000) titles:
- Iranian languages, vol. 2: Northwestern group. 1999, 304 pp.
- Iranian languages, vol. 3: Eastern group. 1999, 344 pp.
- Dardic and Nuristani languages. 1999, 144 pp.
- Caucasian languages (including Nakh-Daghestanian, Abkhaz- Adyghean, and
   Kartvelian). 1999, 480 pp. (NB: VERY LIMITED AVAILABILITY)
- Germanic and Celtic languages. 2000, 472 pp.

OLDER (1997) titles:
- Turkic languages. 1997, 542 pp.
- Mongolic, Tungusic, Korean, and Japanese. 1997, 407 pp.
- Paleoasiatic languages (including Chukchi-Kamchatkan, Yeniseian,
   Eskimo-Aleut, Copper Island Aleut-Russian mixed language, Nivkh,
   Yukagir, Ainu, and Burushaski). 1997, 230 pp.
- Iranian languages, vol. 1: Southwestern group. 1997, 206 pp.

Volumes on other branches of Indo-European, as well as some other genetic
and areal groups, are currently being worked on.

Those who are interested in obtaining any of the aforementioned books are
requested to contact:

Olga Romanova and Andrej Kibrik
Moscow 103009
Institute of Linguistics, RAN
B. Kislovskij per., 1/12
Russia
e-mail: langworld(a)hotmail.com
fax: (095) 290 05 28

We will send you the form of a book order. The prices of books range from
$10 to $30 depending on size, plus $5 per book for shipping and handling.

Sincerely,

Working group "Languages of the World"
Institute of Linguistics
Moscow, Russia

PUBLICATION- Postcommunist States and Nations Book Series

Posted by: Gerard Greenway <gerard.greenway(a)gbmis.gbhap.com>
Posted: 29 May 2000


PUBLICATION- Postcommunist States and Nations Book Series

Published by Harwood Academic Publishers

I am pleased to announce that four new books have been published in the series:

  - Czech Republic: a nation of velvet - Rick Fawn
  - Romania: the unfinished revolution - Steven D. Roper
  - Uzbekistan: transition to authoritarianism on the silk road - Neil J.
Melvin
  - Ukraine: change without movement, movement without change - Marta Dyczok

FOR A LEAFLET advertising the four books, please EMAIL ME YOUR MATERIAL
ADDRESS and we will mail one out to you.

Previously published (May 1999):

  - Armenia: at the crossroads - Joseph R. Masih & Robert O. Krikorian
  - Belarus: a denationalized nation - David R. Marples
  - Kyrgyzstan: Central Asia's island of democracy? - John Anderson
  - Poland: the conquest of history - George Sanford

Next to be published (late 2000):

  - Estonia: independence and european integration - David Smith
  - Latvia: the challenges of change - Artis Pabriks & Aldis Purs
  - Lithuania: stepping westward - Thomas Lane

A little more on the series...

"Provides compact analytical surveys of developments in the countries of
Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union since the end of the Cold War.
Each book follows a common four- or five-part structure, covering historical
background, politics and political prospects, economics and economic
outlook, and international relations. The common format makes the series
very useful for comparative study. Volumes are furnished with glossaries,
bibliographies, and chronologies. This comprehensive series of incisive
studies will prove a valuable resource for students and researchers."

Books are in hard and softback
Softback: c. US$19.95/GBP12.95 ; Hardback: c. US$33/GBP21.00
ISSN: 1028-043X
Books are on average 50-60,000 words
(Orderable at website http://www.gbhap.com and shortly at Amazon.com)

Contact at Harwood:

Gerard Greenway
Commissioning Editor, Social Sciences
gerard.greenway(a)gbhap.com
Tel: +44 (0)118 952 0314 (direct line)
http://www.gbhap.com

PUBLICATION- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, May 24, 2000 Issue on Web

Posted by: Justin Rudelson <jcbenadam(a)aol.com>
Posted: 28 May 2000


PUBLICATION- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, May 24, 2000 Issue on Web

The May 24, 2000 Issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, a subscription
free Web journal with over 27,000 visitors to the site since November 24,
1999 is now on-line at http://www.cacianalyst.org/

The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute of The Johns Hopkins University-The Nitze
School of Advanced International Studies is proud to announce the publication
of the May 24, 2000 issue of its biweekly Web-Journal, The Central
Asia-Caucasus Analyst:

The May 24, 2000 issue of The Analyst features four Analytical Articles, four
Field Reports, and News Bites from the past fortnight.  The Analytical
Articles feature:

"The Reemergence of India as a Central Asian Player"
"Russia and Central Asia: Playing the Turkmenistan Card"
"Water: Potential Spark of Asian Regional Conflict"
"Nagorno-Karabagh in the Wake of Kocharian's PM Sacking "

The Field Reports include:

"Creating a New Ideology for Uzbekistan"
"Dialectics of Democratization and Authoritarianism in Central Asia"
"Drug Abuse in Northern Kazakhstan"
"Civic Education Project Educates Guarantors of Democracy"

On May 27, the Analyst will publish two Forum Summaries.  The May 3 Fourm of
Naken Kasiev, Secretary of States of the Kyrgyz republic on "The
Parliamentary Election and Kyrgyz Democracy" and the May 17 Forum on "Russia
and Caspian Energy Export Prospects" with Ambassador Urnov, the Head of the
Caspian Working Group of the Russian Foreign Ministry; Julia Nanay, Director
of Petroleum Finance Company; and Wilfrid Kohl, Professor and Director of the
International Energy and Environment Program at Johns Hopkins University-SAIS.

The Analyst provides a rigorous, concise and nonpartisan forum where
specialists can assess issues and events in the Central Asia-Caucasus region
for a broad audience of business people, journalists, policy makers,
government officials, diplomats and academics.  The Analyst seeks regional
specialists, journalists, economists, and political scientists to join its
pool of authors who are then asked to contribute short, timely, analytical
articles, 500-800 words in length, and receive an honorarium of US $100-350
per article.  The Analyst also seeks local experts, corporate representatives
and NGO representatives from the region to write Field Reports for an
honorarium of US $100.

The Analyst provides factual, objective and analytical articles valuing fresh
insights rather than the conventional wisdom.  We welcome readers and writers
from various perspectives and viewpoints.  We value your comments and
suggestions.

Those interested in joining The Analyst's pool of talented authors to
contribute articles, field reports or contacts of potential writers, please
send your CV to: <jcbenadam(a)hotmail.com> and <jrudelson(a)jhu.edu> and suggest
some topics on which you would like to write.

Dr. Justin Rudelson, Editor
Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst
Central Asia-Caucasus Institute
The Johns Hopkins University
Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(410) 467-7477 or (202) 663-7721
e mail: <jcbenadam(a)hotmail.com> or <jrudelson(a)jhu.edu>

PUBLICATION- Central Asia and the Caucasus, 2000 No.3

Posted by: Murad Esenov <murad(a)communique.se>
Posted: 27 May 2000


PUBLICATION- Central Asia and the Caucasus, 2000 No.3

Dear Colleagues,

I bring to your attention the contents of the third issue of the journal
"Central Asia and the Caucasus" (in English).  It will be published in late
June.  To inquire about more details, as well as to subscribe, please contact:

Murad Esenov
Editor-in-Chief
Journal "Central Asia & the Caucasus"
Sweden
tel./fax: (46) 920 620 16
e-mail: murad(a)communique.se
http://www.ca-c.org


Central Asia and the Caucasus
Journal of Social and Political Studies
ISSN 1404-6091 (Sweden)
No. 3, 2000

In this issue:

EVENTS & COMMENTS

Lena Jonson, Murad Esenov. The International Community and Strategies for
Peace and Stability in and around Chechnya. On the Results of the Joint
Conference organized by the Swedish Institute of International Affairs and
the Journal Central Asia and the Caucasus

Iia Antadze. Presidential Elections in Georgia: Eduard Shevardnadze Once More

SPECIAL FEATURE
Problems and Prospects of Relations between the Russian Federation and
Central Asian and the Caucasus

Erlan Aben. Kazakhstan-Russian Relations Today: The Pros and Cons

Valentina Voropaeva. Kyrgyzstan and Russia: Past and Present

Saodat Olimova. Tajikistan Russia: From Divorce to Integration

Rasim Musabekov. Russia-Azerbaijan: Relations in Theory and Practice

Kakhaber Dzebisashvili. Russia and Georgia: A Future Hard to Predict

REGIONAL POLITICS

Vladimir Maksimenko. Central Asia and the Caucasus: Geopolitical Entity
Explained

Vakhtang Maysaia, Tina Gogeliani. Energy Reserves of the Caucasus at the
Threshold of the 21st Century

Gulnoza Saidazimova. Regional Integration in Central Asia: Realities,
Challenges, and Potentials

Bahodyr Musaev. Uzbekistan: Regional Security and Hazardous Social Trends

Klara Khafizova. Kazakhstan and Xinjiang

Dr. Ertan Efegil, Ayse Mine Olcay, Huseyin Kydyk. Cooperation between
Turkmenistan and International and Regional Organizations

TRADITIONS AND THE PRESENT DAY

Nurlan Amrekulov. Zhuzes and Kazakhstan's Social and Political Development

Dzhenish Dzhunushaliev, Vladimir Ploskikh. Tribalism and Nation Building in
Kyrgyzstan

Vladimir Khanin. Kyrgyzstan: Ethnic Pluralism and Political Conflicts

Religion in Society

Aleksei Kudriavtsev. Wahhabism: Religious Extremism in the Northern Caucasus

Vakhid Akaev. Islamic Fundamentalism in the Northern Caucasus: Myth or Reality?

ECONOMICS

Anatoly Topilin. Transcaucasus and Central Asia: Demographic Potential in
the Context of the CIS Common Labor Market

Lyudmila Khafizova. Business Culture and Ethics in Post-Soviet Uzbekistan,
Azerbaijan, and Georgia

Valentina Baturina. Small Business Loan Programs in Uzbekistan

DISCUSSION

Evgenii Abdullaev. On Scholarship in Central Asian Studies

MASS MEDIA

Erlan Askarbekov. Information Wars on the Internet

FOR YOUR INFORMATION
The Special Feature section in the next issue will discuss:

- What are the problems of and is there a future for democracy in Central
   Asia and the Caucasus?

- Central Asia and the Caucasus: religious extremism.

- Central Asia and the Caucasus: is there security in the region and what
   are the  security problems of individual states?

If you are interested to go into more details about the content of the
articles you may find all necessary  information on our Internet home-page
www.ca-c.org

PUBLICATION- Federal Practice- Alternatives for Georgia and Abkhazia

Posted by: Coppieters Bruno <bcoppiet(a)vub.ac.be>

Posted: 19 May 2000


PUBLICATION- Federal Practice- Alternatives for Georgia and Abkhazia

Bruno Coppieters, David Darchiashvili  and Natella Akaba (eds),
"Federal Practice: Exploring Alternatives for Georgia and Abkhazia"
Brussels, VUB University Press, 2000

The negotiations between Georgians and Abkhazians that have taken place
since the war of 1992-93 have not led to any results that are considered
satisfactory to either party. The Abkhazian authorities refuse any federal
arrangement which would reestablish a subordinated position in the Georgian
state, and the Georgian government refuses any kind of agreement which may
be considered as a stepping stone to the secession of Abkhazia. The
contributors to this volume analyze the historic roots of the conflict and
explore the relevance of practical federal experience from various parts of
Europe in the regulation of ethnic conflicts. Special attention is given to
the distinction between federations and confederations, Russian federalism,
the foreign policies of federated states, and the application of territorial
and extra-territorial principles in federations. Contributions from Georgian
and Abkhazian authors are included in this volume.

Contents:

Bruno Coppieters, Introduction

Part 1: International Perspectives
1 - Bruno Coppieters, Western Security Policies and the Georgian-Abkhaz
    Conflict

Part 2: European Experiences
2 - David Darchiashvili , Swiss Federalism: Lessons for Georgian-Abkhazian
    Relations
3 - Natella Akaba, The Swiss Experience and Prospects for a Peaceful
    Abkhazian-Georgian Peace Settlement
4 - Alexei Zverev, The Value of the Tatarstan Experience for Georgia and
    Abkhazia
5 - Nikolay Petrov, Shared Sovereignty Russian Style: Relations between
    Moscow and the Regions

Part 3: Foreign Policies of Federated Entities
6 - Uwe Leonardy, Treaty-Making Powers and Foreign Relations of Federated
    Entities
7 - Gocha Lordkipanidze, Segmentation and Integration. Proposals for a
    Federalisation of Foreign Policy in Georgia

Part 4: Federalism, Confederalism and Consociationalism
8 - Xiaokun Song, Confederalism. A Review of Recent Literature.
9 - Tinatin Khidasheli, Federalism and Consociationalism. Perspectives for
    Georgian State Reform

Part 5 : The Principles of Territoriality and Personality
10 - Ivlian Haindrava: The Conflict in Abkhazia and a Possible Way of
     Resolving It
11 - Theo Jans, Personal Federalism: a Solution to Ethno-National Conflicts?
     What It Has Meant in Brussels and What It Could Mean in Abkhazia

Part 6: Constitutional Models
12 - Viacheslav Chirikba, Georgia and Abkhazia: Proposals for a
     Constitutional Model

Federal Practice
ISBN 90-5487-238-1 - 240 pages
US$ 25.00 / £ 14.45 / Euro 19,70 / 795,-BEF + costs packing and postage
(120 BEF for Belgium;  US$ 5 / £ 3 / Euro 5 for EU countries; US$ 8.00 / £
4.80 / Euro 8 for other countries)

Please indicate below if you wish to receive the book by priority mail
(extra charges: US$ 8.00 / £ 4.80 / Euro 8)

You can order this book by sending the order form to:
VUB University Press-Waversesteenweg 1077 B-1160 Brussels / Belgium or by
fax: + (32) 2 629 2694 / or by e-mail: vubpress(a)vub.ac.be (when you place an
order by e-mail, you will receive the invoice together with the book; please
note that payments with credit card will only be accepted by fax or by
letter, and not by e-mail)

The book can also be ordered and delivered in Georgia  for $ 33.00 (Tbilisi
only - please indicate your e-mail address and/or phone number).
Information on the Russian version of this book (published by Ves Mir in
Moscow) can be received by writing to Bruno.Coppieters(a)vub.ac.be

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS- Book Reviews in Soc. Sci./Human., EuropeanPressReview.com

Posted by: Una Halloran <hallorane(a)go.com>
Posted: 19 May 2000


CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS- Book Reviews in Soc. Sci./Human., EuropeanPressReview.com

A new U.S. web site, EuropeanPressReview.com, is looking for book reviews
from scholars in the social sciences and humanities.  Reviews must cover
books by European authors on politics (international affairs and/or U.S.
politics) or culture and the arts (open topic). They can include books
published in the original language (e.g., French, German, Russian) or books
recently translated into English.  Reviews should be written for a general
audience and be 800-1200 words in length.  Please submit reviews in plain
text format (in the body of your e-mail) along with a bio/description of
your background to editor(a)europeanpressreview.com.  No payment, but your
byline and bio (50-60 words) will appear with your submission.

Una Halloran
Washington, D.C.
hallorane(a)go.com

ON-LINE PUBLICATION- IWPR's Reporting news analysis service

Posted by: Alan  Davis <Alan(a)iwpr.net>
Posted: 17 May 2000


ON-LINE PUBLICATION- IWPR's Reporting news analysis service

Dear Colleagues,

Just to inform those people who do not already know, that the London-based
Institute for War & Peace Reporting is now publishing our weekly Reporting
Central Asia service on e-mail and via the web. The free service, available
in both English and Russian forms part of IWPR's two-year Central Asian
Media Development Project. To date, we have published 29
specially-commissioned reports on regional issues and themes from local
writers. Issue 2 of Reporting Central Asia was published last week.

Readers are invited to subscribe to the service in English or Russian
directly by visiting our web site <www.iwpr.net> or by sending an email
request to <majordomo(a)angus.mystery.com> with the simple instruction
<subscribe rcaenglish> or <subscribe rcarussian> in the body of the
message, depending on which language you would prefer.

The aim of our project is to support the professionalisation of the local
media and to increase the awareness of, and reporting on, human rights and
related issues by journalists in Kyrgystan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan,
Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. IWPR recently opened offices in both Bishkek
and Almaty and is operating this project, funded by the UK National Lottery
Charities Board, in partnership with the Kazakstan International Bureau for
Human Rights and Rule of Law (Almaty) and the Kyrgyz Bureau on Human Rights
(Bishkek). Our project supports a range of interlinked activities to
support the regional media, including educational and networking workshops,
practical training projects and information dissemination, as well as local
bulletins on media and human rights issues.

For more information on the project, contact us directly.

Regards,

Alan Davis
Director of Programmes
alan(a)iwpr.net

Saule Mukhametrakhimova
Programme Co-ordinator
saule(a)iwpr.net

web <www.iwpr.net>

PUBLICATION- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, May 10, 2000 Issue on Web

Posted by: Justin Rudelson <JCBenAdam(a)aol.com>
Posted: 16 May 2000


PUBLICATION- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, May 10, 2000 Issue on Web

The May 10, 2000 Issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, a subscription
free Web journal with over 25,000 visitors to the site since November 24,
1999 is now on-line at http://www.cacianalyst.org/

The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute of The Johns Hopkins University-The Nitze
School of Advanced International Studies is proud to announce the publication
of the May 10, 2000 issue of its biweekly Web-Journal, The Central
Asia-Caucasus Analyst:

The May 10, 2000 issue of The Analyst features four Analytical Articles, four
Field Reports, and News Bites from the past fortnight.  The Analytical
Articles feature:

"Undermining the Taliban: The US/UN Counter-Terrorism Initiative"
"Uyghurs an Asset in China's Path to Globalization"
"Ajaria's New Federal Status: Implications for Georgia's Territorial
Integrity"
"Russian Language in Kyrgyzstan: Balancing Security with Economics "

The Field Reports include:

"Kyrgyzstan's Democracy: The View of Topchubek Turgunaliev, Kyrgyzstan's
Foremost Democrat"
"Sex-The Silk Road's Latest Challenge"
"Uzbekistan's Path to Privatization"
"Economic Transition Through the Eyes of Physicist Akaev"

In the Forum Summaries section of the site, The Analyst provides a summary of
the Institute's April 26, 2000 Forum "Can Anyone Win in Afghanistan? A
Military Analysis" by Ali Jalali, Director of the Farsi Service of Voice of
America and graduate of the Royal Afghan Military Academy, and Julie Sirrs,
consultant to Argus International, Response International, and former DIA
analyst for Iran and Afghanistan.

The Analyst provides a rigorous, concise and nonpartisan forum where
specialists can assess issues and events in the Central Asia-Caucasus region
for a broad audience of business people, journalists, policy makers,
government officials, diplomats and academics.  The Analyst seeks regional
specialists, journalists, economists, and political scientists to join its
pool of authors who are then asked to contribute short, timely, analytical
articles, 500-800 words in length, and receive an honorarium of US $100-350
per article.  The Analyst also seeks local experts, corporate representatives
and NGO representatives from the region to write Field Reports for an
honorarium of US $100.

The Analyst provides factual, objective and analytical articles valuing fresh
insights rather than the conventional wisdom.  We welcome readers and writers
from various perspectives and viewpoints.  We value your comments and
suggestions.

Those interested in joining The Analyst's pool of talented authors to
contribute articles, field reports or contacts of potential writers, please
send your CV to: <jcbenadam(a)hotmail.com> and <jrudelson(a)jhu.edu> and suggest
some topics on which you would like to write.


Dr. Justin Rudelson, Editor
Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst
Central Asia-Caucasus Institute
The Johns Hopkins University
Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(410) 467-7477 or (202) 663-7721
e mail: <jcbenadam(a)hotmail.com> or <jrudelson(a)jhu.edu>

PUBLICATION- Tibetan-English Dictionary Published in China

Posted by: Kevin Stuart <ckstuart(a)public.xn.qh.cn>
Posted: 27 Apr 2000

PUBL.- Tibetan-English Dictionary Published in China

TIBETAN-ENGLISH DICTIONARY

Authors: Dpal ldan bkra shis, Kevin Stuart, Rdo rje bkra shis, Kelsang
Norbu, and Sandra Benson.  Tibetan-English Dictionary. Lanzhou: Gansu
Nationalities Press, 2000.  Hard cover.  667 pp. (Tibetan-English section,
512 pp.; English-Tibetan section, 155 pp.)  7.5 in. x 4.5 in. x 1 in.  Not
"pocket" size but portable; very good quality binding and paper.  ISBN
7-5421-0692-9
Each Tibetan item is followed by its English equivalent, a sentence in
English that uses the English equivalent of the Tibetan item, and then the
English sentence appears in Tibetan translation.  The English-Tibetan
section is similar.  Because of the very many sentences in both English and
Tibetan, this is an excellent aid to anyone learning Tibetan.
The dictionary is available for 30 US$ (includes registered postage from
China).  For ordering details, contact:
Kevin Stuart
E-mail: ckstuart(a)public.xn.qn.cn
Kevin Stuart, Ph.D.
Nationalities Department
Qinghai Education College
Xining 810008
PR China

ON-LINE PUBLICATIONS- Radio Free Europe Electronic Publications

Posted by: Serguei Alex Oushakine <oushakin(a)ssc.upenn.edu>
Posted: 24 Apr 2000


ON-LINE PUBLICATIONS- Radio Free Europe Electronic Publications

RFE/RL would like to remind you of its other electronic publications. All
are available free via email or on our website. Subscription information is
included below:

RFE/RL PUBLICATIONS

RFE/RL Balkan Report (Tuesdays & Fridays)
RFE/RL Baltic States Report (every Monday)
RFE/RL Caucasus Report (every Thursday)
RFE/RL East European Perspectives (every other Wednesday)
RFE/RL Iran Report (every Monday)
RFE/RL Iraq Report (every Friday)
RFE/RL Poland, Belarus, and Ukraine Report (every Tuesday)
Russian Federation Report (every Wednesday)
RFE/RL Newsline (daily Monday-Friday)


RFE/RL Balkan Report
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A weekly review of politics, media, and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
broadcasts in the western Balkans.
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the word subscribe as the subject or body of the message.


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JOURNAL/CFP- Ab Imperio: A New Journal on Nationalism in Russia/USSR

Posted by: Ab Imperio <ai(a)bancorp.ru>
Posted: 21 Apr 2000


JOURNAL/CFP- Ab Imperio: A New Journal on Nationalism in Russia/USSR

Dear Colleagues,

I am writing on behalf of the editors of the new international journal Ab
Imperio, dedicated to academic debate on history and theory of nationalities
and nationalism in former Russian Empire/Soviet Union/Russian Federation.

This quarterly publication is going to be a truly multidisciplinary journal
for historians, sociologists, political scientists as well as
"practitioners." It is published in Kazan (Tatarstan, Russia) and
distributed internationally, and we have secured intellectual and moral
support from many academics both in the West and locally (in the form of
their consent to enter the editorial board and contribute their articles and
reviews to its first issues).

We see AI as a part of the academic community and a place where intellectual
exchange will occur on the international scale. It will also provide
relevant policy recommendations in the spheres of national policy-making and
international relations.

For more details see the attached program of the journal and the outline of
its first issue, which is scheduled to be published in May 2000. In a week,
our home web-page will become accessible at http://www.knet.ru/~ai.

Currently, we accept manuscripts for the following thematic issues:
- Liberalism and Nationalism;
- Crime and Ethnicity;
- Liberal Nationalism and Imperialism;
- Ethnicity and Nation.

In general, all submissions should fit the geographic/political boundaries
of the project. However, theoretical essays and comparative studies that are
not directly connected with the pre/post-USSR region are welcomed. Original
articles and reviews are published, so far, in English and Russian, with
extensive summaries in Russian or English, respectively. There is virtually
no restrictions on the language of manuscripts' submission. Translations of
published materials in other languages can be ordered from the editors.

International quarterly Ab Imperio is run by five editors, each responsible
for a particular sphere:

Sergei Glebov (Rutgers University, USA) represents Ab Imperio in US;

Dr. Alexander Kaplunovsky (Freien Universitat, Berlin), is responsible for
German and Austrian historiography;

Marina Mogilner, Ph.D., works with Russian and NIS scholars;

Alexander Semyonov (CEU, Budapest) is in charge of Eastern and Central
Europe.

Please note that all the participants of the 5th Annual Convention of the
Association for the Study of Nationalities can receive complete information
on Ab Imperio directly from the journal's editors Serguei Glebov and
Alexander Semyonov, who participate in the Convention.

You may also contact Serguiei Glebov by e-mail at glebov(a)eden.rutgers.edu,
or by phone: 1-201-325-9511.

Our German editor, Dr. Alexander Kaplunovskii, can be reached at:
Theodor-Heuss-Platz 5, appt. 302, 14052 Berlin
E-mail: akapluno(a)yahoo.de

Currently we are working on the journal's distribution list. If you are
eager to purchase the first issue of Ab Imperio, please let us know. The
approximate cost of one issue is $15 (including shipment and handling).

For all your inquiries please contact the journal's headquarters:
Ab Imperio
P.O. Box 157
Kazan, 420015
Russia
tel./fax: +7 (8432) 644-018
e-mail: ai(a)bancorp.ru

Best regards,

Ilya Gerasimov, Ph.D.
Executive Editor

PUBLICATION- Olivier Roy, The New Central Asia: The Creation of Nations

Posted by: Antony Deter <adeter(a)ibtauris.com>
Posted: 21 Apr 2000


PUBLICATION- Olivier Roy, The New Central Asia: The Creation of Nations

THE NEW CENTRAL ASIA
The Creation of Nations

by Olivier Roy

During the anti-Gorbachev coup in August 1991, most communist leaders from
Soviet Central Asia backed the plotters. Within weeks of the coup's
collapse, these very same leaders - now suddenly transformed into ardent
nationalists - proclaimed the independence of their nations, designed new
flags, invented new slogans and discovered a new patriotism.

How were these new nations built so quickly and without any of the
traditional nationalist reference points? According to Olivier Roy, Soviet
practice had always been to build on local institutions and promote local
elites. Thus Soviet administration - as opposed to Soviet policy making -
was always surprisingly decentralized. As the Soviet superstructure
collapsed these home-grown political leaders and administrative institutions
were already well positioned, and national identities in Central Asia
emerged almost by stealth.

The New Central Asia provides a reference for those doing business in the
region in both public and private sectors, but also acts as an overview to
both the general and specialised reader. Olivier Roy's latest offering
provides compelling analysis of the new Central Asian states - Kazakhstan,
Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kirghizstan and Azerbaijan - makes an
invaluable contribution to our understanding of the geopolitics of Central
Asia at a time when the region is of growing strategic and economic importance.

Olivier Roy is Director of Research at the Centre National de Recherche
Scientifique (CNRS) in France and the author of The Failure of Political
Islam (I. B. Tauris).

PUBLICATION: 20TH APRIL 2000
PRICE: £39.50 HARDBACK £14.95 PAPERBACK
SIZE:	234 X 156 MM, 222 PAGES
ISBN:	1 86064 278 0/1 86064 279 9
SERIES: LIBRARY OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

For more information, please contact:

Antony Deter, Publicity Department
I. B. Tauris
Tel: 020 7831 9060
Fax: 020 7831 9061
adeter(a)ibtauris.com

PUBLICATION- Inner Asia Book Series, No. 1: Autobiography of a Herdsman

Posted by: A. Johnson <aj(a)erica.demon.co.uk>
Posted: 20 Apr 2000


PUBLICATION- Inner Asia Book Series, No. 1: Autobiography of a Herdsman

NEW BOOK SERIES ON INNER ASIA

The Inner Asia Book Series is published for the Mongolia and Inner Asia
Studies Unit at the University of Cambridge under the general editorship of
Professor Caroline Humphrey. The Series is an adjunct to the journal Inner
Asia from the same Unit. The aim of the Book Series is to produce new and
original work in Inner Asian studies in monograph form. The themes we wish
to encourage cover a number of disciplines and include history,
anthropology, economic transformations, religions and cultural studies. The
focus is on first-hand research, issues of contemporary significance, and
the encouragement of young authors.

Two titles will be published in the series in 2000. In the USA and Canada,
they are obtainable through Amazon.com or from bookshops ordering from Paul
& company Publishers Consortium. Outside North America, they can be obtained
direct from the White Horse Press, via website www.erica.demon.co.uk, or
from Orders, 1 Strond, Isle of Harris, Western Isles HS5 3UD, UK, tel/fax 0
(+44) 1859 520204 email: aj(a)erica.demon.co.uk.

INNER ASIA BOOK SERIES NO.1

Bounty from Sheep: the Autobiography of a Herdsman
by Tserendash Namkhainyambuu
translated by Mary Rossabi
with an introduction by Morris Rossabi
ISBN 1874267456
publication 4/00

This book is the fascinating autobiography of a Mongolian herdsman who
became a hero in his own country. Born in 1948, Namkhainyambuu has
experienced collectivisation, the period of 'high socialism', and then the
demise of the negdels (collectives) in 1991-92. Written in direct,
unaffected style, the autobiography reveals the values and respect for
knowledge and hard work of an 'individualist' in a collective economy. The
book is not just a reflection on the Mongolian pastoral economy over the
past half-century. It also explores kinship ties, the rigors of a herding
life, the relationship between the Communist Party and the Mongol shepherd,
and the unique skills of a successful herder. This is a unique account of a
vanished era. The Introduction provides a valuable contextualisation of the
autobiography in relation to Mongolian historical and economic changes. Also
included as an Appendix is Mary Rossabi's translation of Namkhainyambuu's
Manual for Herders, which he has written to help the increasing number of
inexperienced herders who have returned to the Mongolian countryside to try
to make a living in the economic turmoil following the collapse of
communism. Poignantly, economic circumstances in Mongolia are now such that
his Manual has not been published in his native country, so this is its
first appearance in print.

The book is illustrated with a map and 12 halftones. Mary Jane Rossabi
teaches Russian History and Art History at the Ethical Culture Schools in
New York City. Morris Rossabi teaches Chinese, Mongolian, and Inner Asian
History at City University of New York and Columbia University. He is the
author of Khubilai Khan: His Life and Times (1988), China and Inner Asia
(1975), Voyager From Xanadu (1992), and other books.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface
Introduction by Morris Rossabi
Foreword by Tsogt Sainyambuu
1. Growing Up - Memories of a Young Child
2. The Destiny of a Herdsman
3. Bounty from the Sheep
Notes


A. Johnson, The White Horse Press
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tel/fax 0(+44)1954 267527
1 Strond, Isle of Harris, Western Isles HS5 3UD, UK
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PUBLICATION- Migration in Central Asia: Its History and Current Problems

Posted by: OBIYA Chika <obiya(a)idc.minpaku.ac.jp>
Posted: 19 Apr 2000


PUBLICATION- Migration in Central Asia: Its History and Current Problems

Ed. by KOMATSU Hisao, OBIYA Chika, and John S. Schoeberlein
(JCAS Symposium Series 9; Population Movement in the Modern World III)
Osaka: The Japan Center for Area Studies, National Museum of Ethnology,
2000.

We would like to announce that MIGRATION IN CENTRAL ASIA: ITS HISTORY AND
CURRENT PROBLEMS (in English) has just published as JCAS Symposium Series
No. 9. This is the product of the international symposium entitled
"Migration in Central Asia: Its History and Current Problems," which was
held March 10-12, 1998 in Osaka by the Japan Center for Area Studies (JCAS)
of National Museum of Ethnology. It was organized under the JCAS's ten-year
project "Joint Research Project on Population Movement in the Modern World,"
as its third international symposium, under the joint auspices of Islamic
Area Studies Project (Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology, the
University of Tokyo).

Contents:

Preface
E. V. Rtveladze, "Migration of Peoples in Central Asia"
H. Komatsu, "Migration in Central Asia as Reflected in the Jadid Writings"
T. Beisembiev, "Migration in the Qoqand Khanate in Eighteenth and Nineteenth
Centuries"
J. S. Schoeberlein, "Shifting Ground: How the Soviet Regime Used
Resettlement to Transform Central Asian Society and the Consequences of
This Policy Today"
K. Nishiyama, "Russian Colonization in Central Asia: A Case of Semirechye,
1867-1922"
R. Shigabdinov & G. Nikitenko, "Migration Processes in the West of Central
Asia in the Late Nineteenth and the Twentieth Centuries"
T. Kocaoglu, "Turkistan Abroad: The Political Migration--From the Soviet &
Chinese Central Asia (1918-1997)"
N. Oka, "Deportation of Koreans from the Russian Far East to Central Asia"
V. I. Bushkov, "Population Migration in Tajikistan: Past and Present"
S. A. Dudoignon, "The Role of Migrant Communities in the Politics of Central
Asia: Prolegomenas for Further Comparative Studies. The Cases of
Tajikistan
and Tatarstan in the 1980s"
A. Niyazi, "Migration, Demography and Socio-Ecological Processes in Tajikistan"
B. Islamov, "Migration of Population in Independent States of Central Asia"
M. Shimizu, "Transition to Market Economies in Central Asia: Economic
Development Led by Natural Resource Export and Its Impact on Regional
Reorganization and Mobility of Labor"
R. Abazov, "Migration of Population, the Labor Market and Economic Changes
in Kirghizstan"
Program
List of Participants

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PUBLICATION- Central Asia Monitor, No. 2, 2000

Posted by: David Nalle <DavidN5512(a)aol.com>
Posted: 18 Apr 2000


PUBLICATION- Central Asia Monitor, No. 2, 2000

CENTRAL ASIA MONITOR No. 2, 2000 -- Now available

Table of Contents

 * Mixed Messages: The Contrasting Reactions of Tajikistan, Uzbekistan,
   and Turkmenistan to the War in Afghanistan, by Julie R. Sirrs
 * Searching for a Nationalism: Foci for Kazakh Identity in the 1990's,
   by Timothy Edmunds
 * The Social Condition of Rural Women in Tajikistan, by Yokubjon
   Abdukholikov
 * Karimov's Carrot and Stick Policy towards Uzbek Muslims,
   by Abdumannob Polat
 * CENTRAL ASIA, 1990-2000: An Annotated Bibliography of Books and Pamphlets
   Published in English (Supplement). Prepared by Edward A. Allworth
 * U. S. Official on Turkmenistan's Human Rights Record, by Bruce Pannier
 * News and Comments

NOW OPEN: On-line Archive of most of the articles published in the MONITOR
from 1992 to 1997, plus selected later articles. About 150 articles available
for research. Visit: http://www.chalidze.com/cam.htm

The MONITOR is a non-profit, bimonthly magazine supported by subscriptions
at $60 for individuals, $96 for institutions (six issues). Add $24 for
overseas airmail. Address: 560 Herrick Road, Benson, VT 05743. (Instructions
for subscription by credit card at the website.)

PUBLICATION- Harvard Int'l Review, Special Issue: Central Asia at Crossroads

Posted by: Ryan Calder <rcalder(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 15 Apr 2000


PUBLICATION- Harvard Int'l Review, Special Issue: Central Asia at Crossroads

Harvard International Review
"The New Heartland: Central Asia at the Crossroads"
Winter/Spring 2000

Available at Barnes & Noble, Borders, and other bookstores and newsstands
across the US and Canada. ($5.95/Can $7.75)

The Harvard International Review is Harvard University's quarterly magazine
of international affairs. The current issue highlights recent trends in
Central Asian politics, economics, culture, and society and includes the
following articles:

- "In Search of Stability: Economic Crisis and Political Unity"
BORIS RUMER, Associate, Davis Center for Russian Studies, Harvard
University

- "National Consolidation: Ethnic, Regional, and Historical Challenges"
MARTHA OLCOTT, Professor of Political Science, Colgate University

- "Between Two Worlds: Obstacles to Development and Prosperity"
JOHN SCHOEBERLEIN, Director, Forum for Central Asian Studies, Harvard
University

- "Religion's Gap: Islam and Central Asia in the 1990s"
SHIRIN AKINER, Associate Fellow, Russian and Eurasia Programme, Royal
Institute of International Affairs

- "Pipe Dreams: Prospects for Energy Exploration"
NANCY LUBIN, President, JNA Associates, Inc.

- "Paving the Silk Road: US Interests in Central Asia and the Caucasus"
ARIEL COHEN, Research Fellow, The Heritage Foundation

- "Shattered Image: Misconceptions of Democracy and Capitalism in
Kazakhstan"
AKEZHAN KAZHEGELDIN, former Prime Minister, Republic of Kazakhstan


For more information, contact:

Ryan Calder
Harvard International Review
P.O. Box 0226
Cambridge, MA 02238
USA
tel. (617)495-9607
fax (617)496-4472
http://www.hir.harvard.edu

PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, April 12, 2000 Issue on Web

Posted by: Justin Rudelson <jcbenadam(a)hotmail.com>
Posted: 12 Apr 2000


PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, April 12, 2000 Issue on Web

The April 12, 2000 Issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, a
subscription free Web journal, is on-line!

And with over 21,000 visitors to the site since November 24, 1999!

http://www.cacianalyst.org/

The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute of The Johns Hopkins University-The
Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is proud to announce the
publication of the April 12, 2000 issue of its biweekly Web-Journal, The
Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst:

http://www.cacianalyst.org/

The April 12, 2000 issue of The Analyst features four analytical articles,
four Field Reports, and News Bites from the past month. The analytical
articles feature:

"Rising Russian Intelligence and Security Objectives in Central Asia"
"Armenia's Political Instability and Caucasian Security"
"Shevardnadze Waltzes with a Scarecrow in Presidential Elections"
"Russia Slouches Towards Central Asia"

The Field Reports include:

"Kyrgyzstan's First Lady Mairam Akayeva Wows Jerusalem"
"Putin-An Enigma to Uzbekistani Citizens"
"Training Women Leaders in Kyrgyzstan"
"Central Asia's First Grassroots Environmental NGO"


The Analyst provides a rigorous, concise and nonpartisan forum where
specialists can assess issues and events in the Central Asia-Caucasus region
for a broad audience of business people, journalists, policy makers,
government officials, diplomats and academics. The Analyst seeks regional
specialists, journalists, economists, and political scientists to join its
pool of authors who are then asked to contribute short, timely, analytical
articles, 500-800 words in length, and receive an honorarium of US $100-350
per article. The Analyst also seeks local experts. Corporate
representatives and NGO representatives from the region to write Field
Reports for an honorarium of US $100.

The Analyst at http://www.cacianalyst.org/ provides factual, objective and
analytical articles valuing fresh insights rather than the conventional
wisdom. We welcome readers and writers from various perspectives and
viewpoints. We value your comments and suggestions.

The Analyst is now available in an electronic version for readers who are
unable to receive The Analyst on the WWW. We are offering this e-mail
version on a temporary basis. If you would like to be placed on our mailing
list to receive this electronic service, please let us know.

Those interested in joining The Analyst's pool of talented authors to
contribute articles, field reports or contacts of potential writers, please
send your CV to: <jcbenadam(a)hotmail.com> or <jrudelson(a)jhu.edu> and suggest
some topics on which you would like to write.


Dr. Justin Rudelson, Editor
Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst
Central Asia-Caucasus Institute
The Johns Hopkins University
Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(410) 467-7477 or (202) 663-7721
e mail: <jcbenadam(a)hotmail.com> or <jrudelson(a)jhu.edu>

PUBL.- Le Courrier des pays de l'Est: A Monthly Review on CEE and CIS

Posted by: Marie-Bernard CLAUZIER <mb-clauzier(a)ladocfrancaise.gouv.fr>
Posted: 11 Apr 2000


PUBL.- Le Courrier des pays de l'Est: A Monthly Review on CEE and CIS

Le Courrier des pays de l'Est
A Monthly Review in French
A new formula
Politics, economics, society in Central and Eastern Europe and CIS


This review of the CEDUCEE (Centre for Research and Documentation on the CIS
and Eastern Europe), le Courrier des pays de l'Est, formerly centred on
economics only, will be devoted to the political, social and economic
affairs of the 27 countries of the CIS and Central and Eastern Europe from
January 2000 onwards.

Each issue features a current topic illustrated by three or four
contributions. Furthermore, it contains articles or original documents on
various subjects, the portrait of an important person, of a firm or an
interview, a column covering the relations between the East and the European
Union, reviews of books and conferences, a listing of selected books and
articles received by the Documentation française and dealing with this part
of the world. The new formula of the Courrier des pays de l'Est is published
10 times a year, two special issues taking stock of the political and
economic situation in each of the 27 countries during the previous year.

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This Month's Report
- Foreword
- The Kosovo Factor and the New NATO's Partners - Catherine Gousseff
- Defense Industries in Central Europe. A Slow Rebirth - Jaroslav Blaha
- Russia and the "Allied Force". Operation in Search of Lost Power -
Laurent Rucker

Articles and Documents
- Russian Society in Crisis - Anne Le Huérou, Kathy Rousselet
- Reactions to Privatization in Poland. Study Results - Maria Jarosz
- The Baltic States and the European Union: A New Beginning - Céline Bayou
- The Chechens : A Rebel and Little Known People - Dmitri Fourman

Portrait
The President of the Latvian Republic Géraldine Bertrand

Milestones
Eastern and Central Europe - European Union (December 1999) - Laurent Rucker

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PUBLICATION- As-Sikka: Web-based Newsletter of the Islamic Coins Group

Posted by: Fawzan Barrage <barrage(a)sympatico.ca>
Posted: 7 Apr 2000


PUBLICATION- As-Sikka: Web-based Newsletter of the Islamic Coins Group

It is a pleasure to inform you that the 3rd issue of as-Sikka, the web-based
newsletter of the Islamic coins group, is now online at our home page here:
http://www.islamiccoinsgroup.50g.com/assikka.htm

Among the articles are two that maybe of interest to this group:
Chaghatayid Coins From Sinkiang By Dr. Tjong Ding Yih
Fifteenth century copper coins (dangi) from Kashgar By Dr. Tjong Ding Yih

Articles are sought for our upcoming newsletter in June. Please contact me
if you need any further information.

Regards,

Fawzan Barrage
barrage(a)sympatico.ca

ON-LINE PUBL.- "Reporting Central Asia", IWPR

Posted by: Alan Davis <Alan(a)iwpr.net>
Posted: 6 Apr 2000


ON-LINE PUBL.- "Reporting Central Asia", IWPR

Dear Colleagues,

Just to inform subscribers to <CentralAsia-L> who do not already know, that
the London-based Institute for War & Peace Reporting has recently begun
posting locally-written stories and analysis from Central Asia on its web
site <www.iwpr.net>. The stories form part of IWPR's two-year Central Asian
Media Development Project.

Reporting Central Asia -- a free weekly email service carrying up to four
original and locally-written pieces -- will be launched later this month.
Readers are invited to subscribe to the service in English or Russian
directly by visiting our web site or by sending an email request to
<majordomo(a)angus.mystery.com> with the simple instruction <subscribe rca
english> or <subscribe rca russian> in the body of the message, depending on
which language you would prefer.

The aim of our project is to support the professionalisation of the local
media and to increase the awareness of, and reporting on, human rights and
related issues by journalists in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakstan, Tajikistan,
Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan. IWPR recently opened offices in both Bishkek
and Almaty and is operating this project, funded by the UK National Lottery
Charities Board, in partnership with the Kazakstan International Bureau for
Human Rights and Rule of Law (Almaty) and the Kyrgyz Bureau on Human Rights
(Bishkek). It will include a range of other interlinked activities to
support the local media, including educational and networking workshops,
practical training projects and information dissemination, as well as local
bulletins on media and human rights issues.

IWPR is an award-winning educational and development charity which supports
the independent media in areas of conflict.

Alan Davis
Director of Programmes
IWPR

www.iwpr.net

PUBLICATION- Journal of Arabic & Islamic Studies, Islam in Uzbekistan

Posted by: Joseph Norment Bell <joseph.bell(a)msk.uib.no>
Posted: 2 Apr 2000


PUBLICATION- Journal of Arabic & Islamic Studies, Islam in Uzbekistan

JOURNAL OF ARABIC AND ISLAMIC STUDIES
http://www.uib.no/jais
http://enlil.ff.cuni.cz/jais

The pre-publication version of Erica Sapper Simpson's article "Islam in
Uzbekistan: Why Freedom of Religion is Fundamental for Peace and Security in
the Region" has been posted to the Norwegian site today.

ABSTRACT: This paper is dedicated to the people in Uzbekistan, known and
unknown, whose future depends on peace and stability in the region. I wrote
this paper with two different readers in mind: for the first reader, this
paper provides an introduction to the current struggle in Uzbekistan between
the traditional values of the non-governmental form of Islam and the modern
values of the secular government; for the second reader, who is familiar
with this struggle, this paper presents and defends one side of the
debate--the traditional values of the independent form of Islam. A discussion
of the dilemma posed by this struggle, which is common in many emerging
nations, is beyond the purpose of this paper. In the interest of fairness,
however, a response would be in order on the problems faced by a newly
emerging government with a predominantly Muslim population with the
different trends and the varying degrees of fervor and activism one is
witness to in such populations. In other words, the current Uzbek regime
should also be evaluated in terms of realpolitik. In this way, both sides of
the Uzbek question might be revealed for all interested readers.

Joseph N. Bell
Professor of Arabic
Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures
University of Bergen
Hans Tanksgt. 19
N-5020 Bergen, Norway

tlf. +47 5558 2860
fax +47 5558 9410

PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, March 29, 2000 Issue on Web

Posted by: Justin Rudelson <JCBenAdam(a)aol.com>
Posted: 1 Apr 2000


PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, March 29, 2000 Issue on Web

The March 29, 2000 Issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, a
subscription free Web journal, is now on-line!

And with over 18,000 visitors to the site since November 24, 1999!

http://www.cacianalyst.org/

The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute of The Johns Hopkins University-The Nitze
School of Advanced International Studies is proud to announce the publication
of the March 29, 2000 issue of its biweekly Web-Journal, The Central
Asia-Caucasus Analyst:

http://www.cacianalyst.org/

The March 29, 2000 issue of The Analyst features four analytical articles,
four Field Reports, and News Bites from the past month. The analytical
articles feature:

"Central Asia Readjusts to Life in Putin's Orbit"
"Iran in Afghanistan: The Mission to Undermine Pakistan"
"Tajikistan Parliamentary Elections: The End of the UTO?"
"The Decline of Central Asian Integration"

The Field Reports include:

"Kyrgyz Election Protests Against the Barring of Daniyar Usenov"
"International Planned Parenthood in Central Asia"
"American University-Building Democracy in Kyrgyzstan"
"KIMEP Public Policy Research Center, Almaty"

This March 29, 2000 issue also includes a summary of a Forum by Ambassador
Rashid Alimov (Tajikistan Mission to the United Nations), Ambassador Bakyt
Abdrisaev (Kyrgyzstan), Kamol Dusmetov (Vice-Chairman, National Drug Control
Commission, Uzbekistan), and Vincent McClean (Director, United Nations Drug
Control and Crime Prevention Program) who addressed the Central Asia-Caucasus
Institute on March 15, 2000 in a Forum on "Drugs: A Threat to Central Asia
Security."

The Analyst provides a rigorous, concise and nonpartisan forum where
specialists can assess issues and events in the Central Asia-Caucasus region
for a broad audience of business people, journalists, policy makers,
government officials, diplomats and academics. The Analyst seeks regional
specialists, journalists, economists, and political scientists to join its
pool of authors who are then asked to contribute short, timely, analytical
articles, 500-800 words in length, and receive an honorarium of US $100-350
per article. The Analyst also seeks local experts. Corporate representatives
and NGO representatives from the region to write Field Reports for an
honorarium of US $100.

The Analyst at http://www.cacianalyst.org/ provides factual, objective and
analytical articles valuing fresh insights rather than the conventional
wisdom. We welcome readers and writers from various perspectives and
viewpoints. We value your comments and suggestions.

The Analyst is now available in an electronic version for readers who are
unable to receive The Analyst on the WWW. We are offering this e-mail
version on a temporary basis. If you would like to be placed on our mailing
list to receive this electronic service, please let us know.

Those interested in joining The Analyst's pool of talented authors to
contribute articles, field reports or contacts of potential writers, please
send your CV to: <jcbenadam(a)hotmail.com> or <jrudelson(a)jhu.edu> and suggest
some topics on which you would like to write.


Dr. Justin Rudelson, Editor
Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst
Central Asia-Caucasus Institute
The Johns Hopkins University
Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(410) 467-7477 or (202) 663-7721
e mail: <jcbenadam(a)hotmail.com> or <jrudelson(a)jhu.edu>

ON-LINE PUBLICATION- Central Asian Bulletin, International Eurasian Institute

Posted by: International Eurasian Institute <editor_iei(a)iicas.org>
Posted: 29 Mar 2000


ON-LINE PUBLICATION- Central Asian Bulletin, International Eurasian Institute

The Central Asian Bulletin is published on-line at the website of the
International Eurasian Institute for Economic and Political Research
(http://iicas.org).

Please refer to the section ANALYTIC DATA at IEI to read the following texts:

Valikhan ERTAULOV. Upon request: Moscow Flood
Sagyndyk MENDYBAEV. Thick "Domestos" for the window on Europe
Marat GURNOV. Uzbek secret services become active in the south of Kazakhstan
Victor SHELGUNOV. CIS leaders shake hands but do not share the baccy with
each other
Victor SHELGUNOV. Let's See Who's Come
Nikolai FOMIN. The Last Chance of Nursultan Nazarbaev

At our site you can also find the following IEI PUBLICATIONS:

Nikolai FOMIN. Unhuman "democracy"
Vitally KHLUIPIN, Andrey GROZIN. Kazakhstan's Army: Non Smooth Formation
Akezhan KAZHEGELDIN. The Way to Renovate Kazakhstan
Political collisions - 99. "Islamic extremism": myths and reality
National problems in the state policy of Kazakhstan (Following Kazakhstan
and Russian press publications)
Freedom of speech and mass media in Kazakhstan (A Survey of the Press in
Kazakhstan and Russia)

We would be happy if you wish to share your views or display your texts at
IEI Forum or Library.

Henry Puck
Executive Director
International Eurasian Institute
for Economic and Political Research
editor_iei(a)iicas.org

PUBLICATION- Central Asia and the Caucasus, 2000 no. 2

Posted by: Murad Esenov <murad(a)communique.se>
Posted: 21 Mar 2000


PUBLICATION- Central Asia and the Caucasus, 2000 no. 2

Dear Colleagues,

I bring to your attention the contents of the second issue of the journal
"Central Asia and the Caucasus" (in English). It will be published in late
April. To inquire about more details, as well as to subscribe, please contact:

Murad Esenov,
Editor-in-Chief
Journal "Central Asia & The Caucasus"
Sweden
tel/fax: (46) 920 620 16
e-mail: murad(a)communique.se
http://www.ca-c.org


CENTRAL ASIA AND THE CAUCASUS
Journal of Social and Political Studies
ISSN 1404-6091 (Sweden)
No. 2, 2000

IN THIS ISSUE:

EVENTS & COMMENTS

S. Sultanov. CIS: PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS. Moscow Summit of 25 January 2000

SPECIAL FEATURE

PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS OF RELATIONS BETWEEN THE WEST AND CENTRAL ASIA AND
THE CAUCASUS

A. Cohen. U.S. INTERESTS IN CENTRAL ASIA AND THE CAUCASUS: THE CHALLENGES AHEAD

A. Jekshenkulov. THE ROLE OF THE WEST IN THE CENTRAL ASIAN REGION

I. Komissina. JAPAN AND CENTRAL ASIA: PARTNERSHIP IS GAINING MOMENTUM

M. Laumulin. KAZAKHSTAN AND THE WEST: RELATIONS DURING THE 1990s IN RETROSPECT

I. Mouradian. GEORGIA'S GEO-CIVILIZING CHOICE

REGIONAL ALLIANCES

B. Parahonskiy. THE FORMATION OF REGIONAL COOPERATION MODELS IN GUUAM

A. Veliev. THE ISRAEL-TURKEY-AZERBAIJAN TRIANGLE: PRESENT AND FUTURE

REGIONAL ECONOMIES

D. Matsnev. THE ROLE OF CENTRAL ASIA AND THE CAUCASUS IN THE CIS ECONOMY

N. Elebaev. CENTRAL ASIAN STATES AND THE ECONOMIC COOPERATION ORGANIZATION:
PRESENT AND FUTURE

S. Petrosian. POWER ENGINEERING IN THE ARMENIAN ECONOMY

S. Sheraliev. G. Oruzbaeva. KYRGYZSTAN SEEKS TO BOOST ITS ECONOMY BY MEANS
OF DIRECT FOREIGN INVESTMENTS

RELIGION IN SOCIETY

A. Ignatenko. ENDOGENOUS RADICALISM IN ISLAM

S. Shokhomurov. ISMAILISM: TRADITIONS AND THE PRESENT DAY

V. Bobrovnikov. ISLAMOPHOBIA AND RELIGIOUS LEGISLATION IN DAGHESTAN

CONFLICTS AND CONTRADICTIONS

A. Skakov. GEORGIAN-CHECHEN RELATIONS

V. Ardzinba. OUR AIM IS GOOD RELATIONS WITH RUSSIA

T. Nadareishvili. I DO NOT HOPE THAT THE ABKHAZIAN PROBLEM CAN BE RESOLVED
PEACEFULLY

G. Pashaeva. THE KARABAKH CONFLICT: IS THERE A WAY OUT?

HUMAN RIGHTS

N. Saparov. THE TURKMEN MODEL OF DEMOCRACY: SPECIFIC FEATURES

WHAT IS THERE FOR US IN THE PAST?

M. Bekker JEWS IN AZERBAIJAN: PAST AND FUTURE

M. Shterenshis. APPROACH TO TAMERLANE: TRADITION AND INNOVATION. Ending 600
Years of Historiography of Timur

FOR YOUR INFORMATION

The Special Feature column in the next issue will include:
 - Relations with Russia: Are There Problems and Is There Future?
 - Hopes and Obstacles of Democratic Changes
 - Religious Extremism in Central Asia and the Caucasus

PUBLICATION- Journal of the History of Sufism, Vol. 1, April-May 2000

Posted by: Thierry ZARCONE <thzarcone(a)compuserve.com>
Posted: 19 Mar 2000


PUBLICATION- Journal of the History of Sufism, Vol. 1, April-May 2000

Journal of the History of Sufism
Tasavvuf tarihi arastirmalari dergisi
Journal d'histoire du Soufisme

Edited by: Thierry ZARCONE (CNRS / EHESS - Paris), Ekrem ISIN (Simurg Press,
Istanbul), Arthur BUEHLER (Louisiana State University)
Secretary: Patrick GARRONE

Published by SIMURG PRESS and the
SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF ORIENTAL CULTURE
with the participation of the
CNRS ESA 8032
Ottoman and Turkish Studies - EHESS, Paris

The Journal of the History of Sufism (JHS) is an annual publication which
publishes scholarly articles relating to the history of Islamic mysticism
and of the Sufi brotherhoods all over the Muslim world. Due to its
interdisciplinary nature, articles dealing not only with history, but also
with literature, philology, political science, economics, anthropology,
sociology, folklore, theology, philosophy, fine arts, architecture, and
ethnomusicology are encouraged.

Business Correspondence: SIMURG PRESS
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Muzaffar Alam
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Martin van Bruinessen
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Nicole Grandin
Denis Gril
Masami Hamada
Frederick de Jong Mustafa Kara
Mahmud Erol Kiliç
Pierre Lory
Pierre-Jean Luizard
Denis Matringe
Irène Mélikoff
M. A. A. Moezzi
Iqbal Mujaddidi
Ashirbek Muminov
Ahmet Yasar Ocak
Alexandre Popovic
Nasrollah Pourjavadi
M. Baha Tanman
Jean-Louis Triaud
M. Suheyl Umar


Volume 1-2, 2000: Special Issue - THE QÂDIRIYYA SUFI ORDER (XXV + 679 p.) -
April-May 2000

Angelo Scarabel, Remarques sur le Fath al-Basâ'ir de 'Abd al-Qâdir al-Jilânî
Dilâver Gürer, Abdülkâdir Geylânî'nin fazla taninmayan bir eseri:
Cilâü'l-hatir fil-bâtin ve'z-zâhir
Thierry Zarcone et Zaïm Khenchelaoui, La Famille Jîlânî de Hama (Syrie) -
Bayt al-Jîlânî
Martin van Bruinessen, The Sadate Nehri or Gilânîzâde of Central Kurdistan
Amin Tarzi and Helena Malikyar, The Jilânî Family in Afghanistan
Thierry Zarcone, Notes sur deux familles Jilânî d'Ahmadabad (Gujarat, Inde)
Butrus Abu-Manneh, The Vâlî Necip Pasa and the Qâdirî Order in Iraq
Pierre-Jean Luizard, 'Abd al-Rahmân al-Geylânî, shaykh de confrérie et chef
de gouvernement
Martin van Bruinessen, The Qâdiriyya and the lineages of qâdirî shaykhs in
Kurdistan
Halkawt Hakim, Le Conflit entre la Qâdiriyya et la Naqshbandiyya dans le
monde kurde au début du XIXe siècle
Alexandre Popovic, La Qâdiriyya dans les Balkans: Une vue d'ensemble
Nathalie Clayer, La Qâdiriyya en Albanie
Jean-Louis Triaud, La Qâdiriyya en Afrique de l'ouest
Rahal Boubrik, Itinéraires initiatiques du fondateur de la tarîqa Fâdiliyya
(Mauritanie)
Moshe Gammer, The Qâdiriyya in the Northern Caucasus
Thierry Zarcone, La Qâdiriyya en Asie centrale et au Turkestan oriental
Arthur Buehler, The Indo-Pakistani Qâdiriyya: an Overview
Martin van Bruinessen, Shaykh 'Abd al-Qâdir al-Jîlânî and the Qâdiriyya in
Indonesia
Mustafa Kara, Bagdat'tan Bursa'ya bir yol: Esrefiyye
Zaïm Khenchelaoui, Quelques remarques sur la place et l'iconographie de 'Abd
al-Qâdir al-Jilânî dans le folklore algérien
Thierry Zarcone, Un cas de métissage entre Qâdiriyya et Khalwatiyya: Dhikr
et khalwa dans la zawiyya al-Hilâliyya de Alep
Jean-Claude Chabrier, Une Séance de dhikr de la Qâdiriyya-Qaznaniyya à
Bagdad en 1997
Anna Zelkina, Some Aspects of the Teaching of Kunta Hâjjî: On the basis of
the manuscript by 'Abd al-Salâm written in 1862 AD
Ikromiddin Ostonqulov, Traditions orales et Littérature chez les Qâdirî de
la vallée du Ferghana aux XIXe-XXe siècles
Razia Sultanova, Qâdiriyya Dhikr in Farghana Valley
N. Pantusov, Les Réunions de prières de l'ordre jahrî-qâdirî à Tashkent -
1888 (translated from the Russian by Patrick Garrone)
Ma Tong, A Brief History of the Qâdiriyya in China (translated from the
Chinese and introduced by Jonathan Lipman)
Ekrem Isin, La Kâdiriye à Istanbul
Index

BOOK REVIEWS

Alevi Identity: Cultural, Religious and Social Perspectives, (eds. Tord
Olsson, Elisabeth Özdalga, Catharina Raudvere), Istanbul / London, Swedish
Research Institute in Istanbul, Transactions Vol. 8, 1998, Curzon Press: by
Catherine Pinguet
Muslim Culture in Russia and Central Asia from the 18th to the 20th
Centuries, vol. 2: Inter-regional and Inter-ethnic Relations, (eds. A. von
Kuegelgen, M. Kemper, A. J. Frank), Klaus Schwarz Verlag, Berlin, 1998: by
Florian Schwarz
Islamic Mysticism Contested: Thirteen Centuries of Controversies and
Polemics, (eds. F. de Jong and B. Radtke), Leiden, Brill, 1999: by Thierry
Zarcone
Arthur Buehler, Sufi Heirs of the Prophet: the Indian Naqshbandiyya and
the Rise of Mediating Sufi Shaykh, University of South Carolina Press, 1998:
by Thierry Zarcone
Naqshbandis in Western and Central Asia: Change and Continuity, (ed. E.
Özdalga), Istanbul, Swedish Research Institute in Istanbul Curzon Press,
1999: by Thierry Zarcone
Ekrem Isin and Selahattin Özpalabiyiklar, Hos Gör yâ Hu. Osmanli
kültüründe mistik semboller nesneler [Hos Gör yâ Hu: Symbols and Mystical
Objects in the Ottoman Culture], Istanbul, Yapi Kredi Yayinlari, 1999: by
Thierry Zarcone
Gloria L. Clarke, The World of the Alevis: Issues of Culture and
Identity,
New York and Istanbul, AVC Publications, 1999: by Catherine Pinguet
Irène Mélikoff, Hadji Bektach, un mythe et ses avatars: Genèse et
évolution du soufisme populaire en Turquie, Leiden - Boston - Köln, Brill,
1998: by Catherine Pinguet

PUBLICATIONS ON SUFISM - 1998-1999

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NEXT ISSUE: Volume 3 - Spring 2001: SAINT CULT IN EASTERN TURKESTAN AND
XINJIANG and Miscellanae

with papers by

Hamada Masami; Thierry Zarcone; Sawada Minoru; Isenbike Togan; Arthur
Buehler; Ekrem Isin; Ismail Kata; Catherine Pinguet; Mounira Azzout and
translations of articles by V. N. Pantusov and Fuat Köprülü.

PUBLICATION- Coin Finds in Armenia

Posted by: Georges DEPEYROT <georges.depeyrot(a)ehess.fr>
Posted: 17 Mar 2000


PUBLICATION- Coin Finds in Armenia
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit

The third book on coin issues and coin finds in Armenia is just
published. This book contents coin finds from Duin (4th-13th centuries)
and the inventory of Sasanian and Byzantine coins (pre-Islamic) found in
Armenia (6th-7th century) with a general study of history, economy and
settlement in Armenia during this period.

You can find information on books and other numismatic publications on
<http://www.cultura-net.com/moneta>


Georges Depeyrot, Chargé de recherche au CNRS
Centre de recherches historiques
54 Boulevard Raspail, 75006 Paris
<Depeyrot(a)ehess.fr>
Fax: + 33 1 49 54 23 99

MONETA (numismatic and economic history books):
Orders and information on <http://www.cultura-net.com/moneta>

PUBLICATION- Central Asian Survey and Other Journal Information (SARA)

Posted by: Sharron Lawrence <sharronl(a)tandf.co.uk>
Posted: 17 Mar 2000


PUBLICATION- Central Asian Survey and Other Journal Information (SARA)

Dear Colleagues,

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journals across a variety of disciplines. In response to the changing needs
of the academic community, we are using the Internet actively to disseminate
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the ISSN. You will also receive full contents details, names of authors and
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This will give you advance notice of what is being published, making it
easier for you to retrieve the exact information you require from the hard
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Asian Ethnicity (New for 2000)
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PUBLICATION- Svat Soucek, A History of Inner Asia

Posted by: Slavic and Baltic Division <slavicref(a)nypl.org>
Posted: 15 Mar 2000


PUBLICATION- Svat Soucek, A History of Inner Asia

A new publication of interest to the List, by Dr. Svat Soucek, a colleague
here at The New York Public Library:

Soucek, Svat. A History of Inner Asia.

"This accessible introduction to Inner Asia traces its history from the
arrival of Islam, through the various dynasties to the Russian conquest. The
contemporary focus rests on the seven countries that make up present-day
Eurasia: Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan,
Sinkiang and Mongolia. Since the fall of the Soviet Union, renewed interest
in these countries has prompted considerable debate. While a divergent
literature has evolved, no comprehensive survey of the region exists. This
book will fill the gap and become indispensable for anyone studying or
visiting the area."

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000. 300 p., maps; 23 cm.
ISBN 0521651697 (hardcover); 0521657040 (paperback)

See the Cambridge University Press website for ordering inforamtion:
http://www.cup.org/

Rob Davis
Slavic and Baltic Division, NYPL

PUBLICATION- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, March 15, 2000 Issue

Posted by: Justin Rudelson <JCBenAdam(a)aol.com>
Posted: 14 Mar 2000


PUBLICATION- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, March 15, 2000 Issue

The March 15, 2000 Issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, a
subscription free Web journal, is now on-line!

And with over 15,000 visitors to the site since November 24, 1999!

http://www.cacianalyst.org/

The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute of The Johns Hopkins University-The Nitze
School of Advanced International Studies is proud to announce the publication
of the March 1, 2000 issue of its biweekly Web-Journal, The Central
Asia-Caucasus Analyst:

http://www.cacianalyst.org/

The March 15, 2000 issue of The Analyst features four analytical articles,
four Field Reports, and News Bites from the past month. The analytical
articles feature:

"Chechen Clan Military Tactics and Russian Warfare"
"Communists Win Election in Kyrgyzstan's 'Island of Democracy'"
"Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan Untie the Caspian Gas Knot"
"Tajikistan's Elections: Even a Bad Peace is Better than a Just War"

The Field Reports include:

"Will Fighting Return to Batken, Kyrgyzstan this Spring?"
"Joint UN Project to Prevent STDs and HIV/AIDS in Azerbaijan"
"International Women's Day--Islamic Women's Conference on Veiling"
"Kazakhstan's Semipalatinsk Relief and Rehabilitation Program"

This March 15, 2000 issue also includes a Forum Summary by Turan Yazgan
(President, Turkic World Studies Foundation, Istanbul) and Justin Ben-Adam
Rudelson (Editor, Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst) who addressed the Central
Asia-Caucasus Institute on March 1, 2000 in a Forum on "Pan-Turkism: Alive or
Dead."

The Forum Summary of American Ambassador to Armenia Michael C. Lemmon, who
addressed the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute on February 23, 2000, is now
available for reading.

The Analyst provides a rigorous, concise and nonpartisan forum where
specialists can assess issues and events in the Central Asia-Caucasus region
for a broad audience of business people, journalists, policy makers,
government officials, diplomats and academics. The Analyst seeks regional
specialists, journalists, economists, and political scientists to join its
pool of authors who are then asked to contribute short, timely, analytical
articles, 500-800 words in length, and receive an honorarium of US $100-350
per article. The Analyst also seeks local experts. Corporate representatives
and NGO representatives from the region to write Field Reports for an
honorarium of US $100.

The Analyst at http://www.cacianalyst.org/ provides factual, objective and
analytical articles valuing fresh insights rather than the conventional
wisdom. We welcome readers and writers from various perspectives and
viewpoints. We value your comments and suggestions.

The Analyst is now available in an electronic version for readers who are
unable to receive The Analyst on the WWW. We are offering this e-mail
version on a temporary basis. If you would like to be placed on our mailing
list to receive this electronic service, please let us know.

Those interested in joining The Analyst's pool of talented authors to
contribute articles, field reports or contacts of potential writers, please
send your CV to: <jcbenadam(a)hotmail.com> or <jrudelson(a)jhu.edu> and suggest
some topics on which you would like to write.


Dr. Justin Rudelson, Editor
Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst
Central Asia-Caucasus Institute
The Johns Hopkins University
Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
(401) 467-7477 or (202) 663-7723
e mail: <jcbenadam(a)hotmail.com> or <jrudelson(a)jhu.edu>

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