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PUBLICATIONS Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, 11 April Issue on Web

Posted by: Svante Cornell <svante.cornell(a)pcr.uu.se>
Posted: 11 Apr 2001


PUBLICATIONS Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, 11 April Issue on Web

The 11 April 2001 Issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, a
subscription free Web journal with over 62,000 visitors to the site since
November 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 11 April 2001 issue of its biweekly Web-Journal, The
Central Asia- Caucasus Analyst.

The 11 April 2001 issue of The Analyst features four Analytical Articles,
four Field Reports, and News Bites from the past fortnight. The Analytical
Articles feature:

HAS THE TALIBAN REGIME ERADICATED OPIUM PRODUCTION?
by Hooman Peimani

RUSSIAN VACILLATION IN A FUTILE CHECHEN WAR
by Prof. Stephen Blank

CHINA CONQUERS CENTRAL ASIA THROUGH TRADE
by Niklas Swanström

PAKISTAN'S BID TO JOIN THE SHANGHAI FIVE: ACTIVISM OR INSECURITY?
by Damon Bristow

The Field Reports Include:

HIZB-E-TAHRIR ACTIVITIES IN TAJIKISTAN

UZBEK HUMAN RIGHTS ADVOCATE DISCUSSES HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION IN UZBEKISTAN

AN OUTBREAK OF AIDS IN KYRGYZSTAN

IS THERE A FUTURE FOR JEWS 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, ca. 800-words in length. The institute pays a honorarium to the
authors. The Analyst also seeks local experts, corporate representatives
and NGO representatives from the region to write Field Reports for a modest
honorarium.

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: svante.cornell(a)pcr.uu.se and suggest some topics on which
you would like to write.

Svante E. Cornell, Acting 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
Tel. 1-202-663-7712, +46 70 7708182
Fax. 1-202-663-7785, +46 18 695102
svante.cornell(a)pcr.uu.se

PUBLICATIONS ANOR 4, Sigrid Kleinmichel, Halpa in Choresm...

Posted by: Prof. Dr. Paul <paul(a)mluoaks2.orientphil.uni-halle.de>
Posted: 10 Apr 2001


PUBLICATIONS ANOR 4, Sigrid Kleinmichel, Halpa in Choresm...

ANOR 4: Sigrid Kleinmichel, Halpa in Choresm und Atin Ayi im Ferghanatal.
Zur Geschichte des Lesens in Usbekistan. Berlin (Das Arabische Buch) 2001. 2
parts, 363 pages. ISBN 3-86093-301-
9, DM 44,80 (about USD 20)

ABSTRACT
This study presents the xalpa in Xvarazm and the atin ayi in the Ferghana
Valley as recitators of religious texts, it describes the way women get to
be xalpa or atin ayi and shows how they function in local society.  The
study also contains an overview of their repertoire, the texts are briefly
characterized. These texts have not been published in the 20th century, but
were read along with printed books. However, they remained outside the
interests of those who got involved with modern literature.  Yet, a history
of reading in Uzbekistan in the 20th century will have to take notice of the
part of women who transmitted literature laid down in lithographs and
manuscripts.

ORDERS

Orders can be placed with:
Das Arabische Buch
Motzstrasse 59
D-10777 Berlin, Germany
Phone +30-3228523, Fax +30-3225183
E-mail: info(a)das-arabische-buch.com

ANOR

ANOR is a series of mini-monographs devoted to publishing scholarly papers
of variable size (from 50 to 100 pages as a general rule) 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:
ANOR, Prof. Juergen Paul, paul(a)orientphil.uni-halle.de
ANOR, Prof. Ingeborg Baldauf, ingeborg.baldauf(a)rz.hu-berlin.de

BACK NUMBERS

ANOR 1: Juergen Paul, Doctrine and Organization. The Khwajagan/Naqshbandiya
in the first generation after Baha'uddin. Berlin 1998 (out of print)

ANOR 2: Yelizaveta Nekrasova, Die Basare von Buchara. Das Antlitz einer
Handelsstadt im Wandel. 57 pages + 9 illustrations. Berlin 1999, 16,80 DM.

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

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

ANOR 7: Edward Allworth, The Preoccupations of Abdalrauf Fitrat, Bukharan
nonconformist: an analysis and list of his writings. 72 pages. Berlin 2000.
16,80 DM.

ANOR 8: Ildikó Bellér-Hann, The written and the spoken. Literacy and oral
transmission among the Uyghur. 102 pages. Berlin 2000. 19,80 DM.

Thank you for your attention.

PUBLICATIONS Central Asia and the Caucasus, 2001 No.2

Posted by: Murad Esenov <murad(a)communique.se>
Posted: 8 Apr 2001


PUBLICATIONS Central Asia and the Caucasus, 2001 No.2

Dear Colleagues,

I bring to your attention the contents of the Volume 8, No. 2 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
The Central Asia and the Caucasus Journal
Sweden
tel./fax: (46) 920 620 16
e-mail: murad(a)communique.se, murad(a)bredband.net
http://www.ca-c.org

CENTRAL ASIA AND THE CAUCASUS
Journal of Social and Political Studies
No. 2 (8), 2001

IN THIS ISSUE:

REGIONAL POLITICS

Ariel Cohen. Cause for Alarm: Russia's Policy in Southern Caucasus - the
    Recent Trends

Jannatkhan Eyvazov. NATO and Military-Political Aspects of Azerbaijan's
    Security

Evgeniy Abdullaev. "Central Asian" Resolution no. 397 of U.S. Congress:
    Legal and Political Interpretation

Muhamejan Barbasov. Integration of the Eurasian Economic Community States
    into the WTO

Haroutiun Khachatrian. Energy Security Problems in the Southern Caucasus

Maryam Arunova. Russia and Central Asian States: Cooperation in the Security
    Sphere

Alexander Didebulidze. The Energy Crisis in Georgia: Causes and Exit
    Strategy Options

Natalia Zhdanova. Kazakhstan and Nuclear Security in Central Asia

THE CASPIAN KNOT

Askar Nursha. The Caspian Region: Territory and Oil

Rustam Mamedov. Evolution the Caspian's Legal Regime in the Post-Soviet Period

Sergei Kolchin. Oil and Gas as Seen from Russia

Arbakhan Magomedov. Oil and Caspian Pipeline Consortium as Instruments of
    Astrakhan and Kalmyk Leaders

NEIGHBORS

Anar Veliev. Kurds in Azerbaijan: a Threat or a Game that Power Plays?

Alexander Krylov. Georgians and Abkhazians: Ethnic Origins and an Ethnic
    Conflict

Alexander Fedorovich. Clans and Religion in Chechnia

RELIGION IN SOCIETY

Igor Dobaev. The past, Present and Doctrinal Roots of Islamic Radicalism

Iakov Trofimov. The State, Society, and Religion in Kazakhstan Today

Stepan Danielian. Religious Minorities in Armenia

Rustem Zhanguzhin. Islam in Ukraine

REGIONAL ECONOMIES

Turar Koichuev. Economic Security in Kyrgyzstan

Hojamahmad Umarov, Jamoloddin Mahmadshoev. Transformation Processes in the
    Tajikistan Economy

Timur Valamat-zadeh. Tajikistan's Water Resources: an Instrument of National
    and Regional Politics

Ludmilla Maksakova. Uzbekistan: Employment and the Labor Market

Olga Tsapieva. Post-Soviet Socioeconomic Development in Daghestan

DEMOGRAPHY

Ali Abasov. Demographic Processes and Gender Situation in Azerbaijan

Irina Badurashvili, Ekaterina Kapanadze, Revaz Cheishvili. Migration
Processes in Georgia

FOR YOUR INFORMATION

The Special Feature section in the next issue will discuss:
Central Asia and the Caucasus

  - Energy Projects in Central Asia and the Caucasus: Present and Future
  - Political and Economic Reforms: What Is in Store
  - Regional Centers of Power and How They Affect the Regional Situation

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

ON-LINE PUBLICATION- Central Asian Bulletin, International Eurasian Institute (IEI)

Posted by: IEI Editor <editor_iei(a)iicas.org>
Posted: 2 Apr 2001


ON-LINE PUBLICATION - Central Asian Bulletin on the site of the
International Eurasian Institute for Economic and Political Research
(http://iicas.org).

Please, refer to the section ANALYTIC DATA of IEI's site to read:

Talgat NURALIYEV. Small shady dealings? Is U.S. help a waste of money?
Tatyana TRIFONOVA. In what language do you think?
Tatyana TRIFONOVA. Women-farmers in Uzbekistan

On our site you can also find the following PUBLICATIONS of IEI researchers:

Akezhan KAZHEGELDIN. Unnecessary oil
Sergei DUVANOV. Astana attempts to suppress Internet "menace"
Nurbolat MASANOV. Central Asia Faces Political Instability

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- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, 28 March Issue on Web

Posted by: Svante Cornell <svante.cornell(a)pcr.uu.se>
Posted: 29 Mar 2001


The 28 March 2001 Issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, a subscription
free Web journal with over 59,000 visitors to the site since November 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 28 March 2001 issue of its biweekly Web-Journal, The Central Asia-
Caucasus Analyst:

The 28 March 2001 issue of The Analyst features four Analytical Articles, four
Field Reports, and News Bites from the past fortnight.  The Analytical
Articles feature:

INTERVIEW WITH SEYID RAKHMATULLAH HASHIMI, ISLAMIC EMIRATE OF AFGHANISTAN
by Svante E. Cornell

IS GEORGIA AT RISK?
by Prof. Stephen Blank

IMU INCURSIONS IN CENTRAL ASIA: EARLIER AND LARGER?
by Maria Utyaganova

US ENERGY DEREGULATION, LESSONS FOR CIS
by Zhanay Sagintaev

The Field Reports include:

CHECHEN FOREIGN MINISTER SPEAKS AT THE NATIONAL PRESS CLUB

HAPPY WOMEN'S DAY FOR UZBEK WOMEN?

NATURAL GAS DELIVERIES CUT TO KYRGYZSTAN

FREEDOM OF SPEECH 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, ca. 800-
words in length. The institute pays a honorarium to the authors. The Analyst
also seeks local experts, corporate representatives and NGO representatives
from the region to write Field Reports for a modest honorarium.

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: svante.cornell(a)pcr.uu.se and suggest some topics on which you
would like to write.


Svante E. Cornell, Acting 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
Tel. 1-202-663-7712, +46 70 7708182
Fax. 1-202-663-7785, +46 18 695102
svante.cornell(a)pcr.uu.se

PUBLICATION- Silk Road Studies, Proceedings of 1996 and 1998 Conferences of ASIAS

Posted by: Beth Lewis <blewis(a)pip.hmn.mq.edu.au>
Posted: 29 Mar 2001


C. Benjamin and D. Christian (edd.) Worlds of the Silk Road = Silk Road
Studies II (Brepols, 1998) ISBN 2-503-50651

David Christian and Craig Benjamin (edd.) Silk Road Studies IV, Realms of
the Silk Roads: Ancient and Modern (Turnhout, 2000) ISBN 2-503-51157-0


Contents below:

SILK ROAD STUDIES, II

Worlds of the Silk Roads: Ancient and Modern

Proceedings from the Second Conference of the Australasian Society for Inner
Asian Studies (A.S.I.A.S.)

Macquarie University
September 21-22, 1996

Edited by
David Christian & Craig Benjamin

Brepols

Ancient History Documentary Research Centre
Macquarie University
NSW Australia

Introduction

Part 1: Along the Silk Roads

Sam Lieu
 From Iran to South China: The Eastward Passage of Manichaeism

Lena Cansdale
Jews on the Silk Roads

Part 2: Government, Politics and Empire

Craig Benjamin
An Introduction to Kushan Research

David Christian
State Formation in the Inner Eurasian Steppes

Svend Helms
Ancient Chorasmia: The Northern Edge of Central Asia from the 6th Century
B.C. to the mid-4th Century A.D.

Hans Hendrischke Chinese Concerns with Central Asia

Colin Mackerras
Some Observations on Xinjiang in the 1990s

William Maley
The Dynamics of Regime Transition in Afghanistan

Kirill Nourzhanov
Traditional Kinship Structures in Contemporary Tajik Politics

Part 3: Images, Identities and Fantasies

Shahram Akbarzadeh
Reformism in the Bukharan Khanate

Gabriel Lafitte
Re-orienting Mongolia

Felix Patrikeef
Baron Ungern and the Eurasian Empire

Roderic Pitty
Russia and Eurasia in International Relations

Aloïs van Tongerloo
Turkestan: A Treasury of Civilisations

Geoff Watson
Central Asia as Hunting Ground: Sporting Images of Central Asia

Part 4: Resources

T. Matthew Ciolek
'Digital Caravanserais': Essential Online Resources for Inner Asian Studies

Appendices

Second A.S.I.A.S. Conference Program (1996)

Notes on Contributors


SILK ROAD STUDIES, IV

Realms of the Silk Roads: Ancient and Modern

Proceedings from the Third Conference of the Australasian Society for Inner
Asian Studies (A.S.I.A.S.)

Macquarie University
September 18-20, 1998

Edited by
David Christian & Craig Benjamin

Brepols

Ancient History Documentary Research Centre
Macquarie University
NSW Australia

Introduction

Part 1:
New Sources on Inner Asian History

1 Nicholas Sims-Williams
Some Reflections on Zoroastrianism in Sogdiana and Bactria

2 Gunner Mikkelsen
Traité/Sermon on the Light-Nous in Chinese and its Parallels in Parthian,
    Sogdian and Old Turkish

3 A.V.G. Betts & V.N. Yagodin
Hunting Traps on the Ustiurt Plateau, Uzbekistan

Part 2: Long Distance Contacts

4 Samuel Lieu
Byzantium, Persia and China: Interstate Relations on the Eve of the Islamic
    Conquest

5 David Christian
Silk Roads or Steppe Roads? The Silk Roads in World History

6 Michael Underdown
The Northern Silk Road: Ties between Turfan and Korea

Part 3: Political Life

7 Craig Benjamin
The Yuezhi and their Neighbours: Evidence for the Yuezhi in the Chinese
    Sources c. 220  c. 25 BCE

8 Kirill Nourzhanov
Politics of National Reconciliation in Tajikistan: From Peace Talks to
    (Partial) Political Settlement

9 Shahram Akbarzadeh
Islam and Regional Stability in Central Asia

10 Colin Mackerras
Relations Between the Uygur State and China's Tang Dynasty, 744-840

Part 4: Perspectives

11 Geoff Watson
Prestigious Peregrinations: British Travellers in Central Asia c. 1830-1914

12 Felix Patrikeeff
The Geopolitics of Myth: Interwar Northeast Asia and Images of an Inner
    Asian Empire

13 Dilber Thwaites
The Road to Urumqui: Zunun Kadir's Lost World

14 Felix Patrikeeff & John Perkins
National and Imperial Identity: A Triptych of Baltic Germans in Inner Asia

Part 5: Teaching Inner Asian History

15 Roland Fletcher & Emma Hetherington
The China TimeMap Project: China and the Silk Roads

16 Margaret White
Creating Responsible Educational Images of Judaic / Christian / Islamic
    Relations

Appendix

Third A.S.I.A.S. Conference Program (1998)


Contact information for Brepols Publishers:
E-mail: orders.publishers(a)brepols.com
Website: http://www.brepols.com/publishers/


Beth Lewis
Ancient History Documentary Research Centre
Division of Humanities
Macquarie University
NSW  2109  Australia

PUBLICATION- Microfiche of British Intelligence on China in Tibet, c. 1900-1951

Posted by: Kees Jan Waterman <kjwaterman(a)idc.nl>
Posted: 28 Mar 2001


Forthcoming release:

British Intelligence on China in Tibet, c. 1900-1951

Formerly classified British intelligence and policy files

IDC Publishers pre-announces the release of formerly classified British
intelligence and policy files on China in Tibet, c. 1900-1951 on microfiche.
This edition is fully endorsed by the British Library - Oriental and India
Office Collections (OIOC).

If you wish to stay informed of progress with the release of this
significant publication, please contact IDC's Project Manager, Kees-Jan
Waterman at kjwaterman(a)idc.nl , or fax: +31 (0)71 5131721, PO Box 11205,
2301 EE, Leiden, The Netherlands.

Historical status

The files provide unique primary source material for the historical status
of Tibet, which is still such a contentious international issue. Comprising
Government of India and India Office political and intelligence reporting,
and confidential print, they began with the British intervention in Tibet -
the Younghusband mission of 1903-04 - followed by negotiations to keep
Tsarist Russia at a distance, and then the return of the 13th Dalai Lama
from China to Tibet.

Internal affairs

There is extensive coverage of Tibet's break with China after the 1911
Revolution, the subsequent Simla Conference of 1912, and the McMahon Line
delimitation of the Indo-Tibetan border. Tibet's internal affairs and
British encouragement of de facto independence through the 1920s and 1930s
lead to a renewed concern for Chinese Nationalist claims during World War
II. Particularly interesting from this period are the files on the discovery
of the 14th (the present) Dalai Lama in 1937-39. The collection ends with
the complete reversal brought about by Indian Independence in 1947, the
Communist victory in China, the Chinese invasion of Tibet in 1951.

Editorial services

This release is a successive publication stemming from increased
co-operation between various Departments at the British Library, London, and
IDC Publishers. It was preceded by the release of "The India Political
Intelligence (IPI) Files, c. 1912-1950" in 2000. IDC is extremely pleased
that Mr A.J. Farrington, former Deputy Director of Oriental and India Office
Collections, has agreed to provide editorial services. Mr Farrington will
rearrange files by subject, enhancing their descriptions, and develop the
guide to the material (as well as the index, listing individuals and
organizations).

Essential source material for the study of (among others) the following
subjects:

  * British intervention in Tibet, 1903-04
  * Tibet's expulsion of the Chinese, 1911-12
  * The McMohan Line and border determination
  * British support for the de facto independence
  * Changing attitudes to World War II
  * Indian independence and the Chinese invasion.

In addition, significant material is included that will provide insights
into diplomatic, governmental and intelligence missions and contacts of the
three major powers involved (Britain, Russia and China).

Approximate publication data
Scope: 400 files (approx. 35,000 pages of intelligence data and policy
files)
Number of fiche: approx. 400
Expected release: End 2001

IDC website: http://www.idc.nl

PUBLICATION- "Qirim Sedasi" - New Crimean Tatar Online Newspaper

Posted by: Lenur Yunusov <lenur(a)operamail.com>
Posted: 24 Mar 2001


Dear Colleagues:

Please visit the website of the new Crimean Tatar online newspaper "Qirim
Sedasi".

Our address is: http://www.qirim.mainpage.net

Editor:
Ayder Emir
ayder(a)ismail.crimea.ua

Webmaster:
Lenur Yunusov
lenur(a)gala.net

PUBLICATION- Articles on Media in Central Asia

Posted by: Vicken Cheterian <vicken.cheterian(a)cimera.org>
Posted: 23 Mar 2001


We invite you to read in the March 2001 edition of CAMEL articles from
Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan on media support programs in the three
countries. Check:
www.cimera.org/publications/ind_camel.htm

Check the older issues of CAMEL in our archive section.

The CIMERA report on Media Situation in Tajikistan by Mark Grigorian and
André Loersch is now available: www.cimera.org/files/loersch_tajmed.doc

CIMERA is a Geneva based, private, non-profit organization. CIMERA combines
governance projects and research. We focus on media development, language
politics, civic participation and research.

For further information:
contact(a)cimera.org

PUBLICATION- Inner Asian Book Series, History of Urbanisation of ... Ulan Ude

Posted by: A. Johnson <aj(a)erica.demon.co.uk>
Posted: 20 Mar 2001


PUBLICATION- Inner Asia Book Series, No. 2: The History of the Urbanisation
of a Siberian City: Ulan Ude

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.

In the USA and Canada, titles 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.


The History of the Urbanisation of a Siberian City: Ulan Ude
by Balzhan Zhimbiev

ISBN 1 874267 46 4 128pp 229mm X 154mm HB £35.00
Colour cover, 2 maps and 30 halftones.

PUBLICATION March 2001
by The White Horse Press, 10 High Street, Knapwell, Cambridge CB3 8NR, U.K.

Originally a Russian fortress, later a trading town, Ulan Ude subsequently
became  a typical Russian provincial centre accommodating cultural
institutions of a national minority, the Buryats. Zhimbiev explains the
differences between Tsarist and Soviet planning practices, how the town was
affected by manufacturing industry, how public housing was supplemented by
private self-built accommodation, the period of "Red Baroque", economic
problems of the General Plan, the pluralism in types of ownership, living
standards, dachas (summer homes) and vegetable plots, the emergence of
sub-centres, the symbolism of the city centre, the changes in city contours
over the Gorbachev and post-Soviet period. This is an important study, for
the first time explaining the many-layered nature of the Siberian city and
the way it is lived by its inhabitants.

The author is a native Buryat, and a trained architect and town planner.


A. Johnson, The White Horse Press
10 High Street, Knapwell, Cambridge CB3 8NR, UK
     tel/fax 0(+44)1954 267527
1 Strond, Isle of Harris, Western Isles HS5 3UD, UK
     tel/fax 0 (+44) 1859 520204
Visit our website at www.erica.demon.co.uk

PUBLICATION- Turkish Jewish Encounters, M. Tutuncu, ed.

Posted by: H. B. Paksoy <hpaksoy(a)ttacs.ttu.edu>
Posted: 17 Mar 2001


TURKISH JEWISH ENCOUNTERS
Studies on Turkish Jewish Relations Through the Ages
Edited by Mehmet Tütüncü
ISBN 90-804409-4-9
Published and distributed by SOTA, Haarlem 2001
approx. 350 pages, with 12 plates, documents (facsimiles), index, bibliography

 From the first meeting in the start of the dark Middle Ages where the
Turkish Khazar Kaghans converted to Judaism into modern times Turks and Jews
have enjoyed periods of remarkable close ties. These many faceted relations
is the subject of  the studies in these book. These relations were always a
contrast to the experience of Jews in Western Europe.

In Five Chapters of these books five facets of Turkish Jewish interactions
are explored:

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Mehmet Tütüncü Introduction

Part 1 Khazar Myth and Realities

Peter B. GOLDEN - Khazars
Benjamin BRAUDE - Myths and Realities of Turkish-Jewish Contacts

Part 2 Karaims and Crimea

Ananiasz ZAJACZKOWSKI - Karaims: Origin and History (Ethnogenesis)
Moshe GAMMER - The Karaites of Crimea during the Crimean War: A French Report
Dan SHAPIRA - A Karaim Poem in Crimean-Tatar from Mangup: a Source for
Jewish-Turkish History (Judaeo-Turcica III)

Part 3: Ottoman Empire

Wout van BEKKUM - Jews in the Ottoman Empire and Modern Turkey
Bülent ÖZDEMIR - The Jews of Salonica and the Reforms
Mahir SAUL - The Mother Tongue of the Polyglot, Cosmopolitism and
    nationalism Among the Sepharadim of Istanbul
Yitzchak KEREM - Jewish-Turkish Muslim Relations in the Greek Peninsula
    during the 19th and early 20th Centuries
Ali GÜLER - (Turkish-Jewish relations in the light of some Archive Documents
    about the Last Grand-Rabbi of the Ottoman Empire Hayim Nahum Efendi)
    (article in Turkish)
Salahi R. SONYEL - Turco-Jewish relations During the First World war and
    Turkey's war of Liberation

Part 4: Sabbatean Experience

Gad NASSI - Exploring the Pagan, Jewish and Ottoman Roots of  the "Sabbatean
    Lamb Festival"
Gad NASSI - Three Sabbatean Objects
M. Avrum EHRLICH - Sabbatean Messianism as Proto-Secularism: Examples in
    Modern Turkey and Zionism

Part 5: World WAR II

Stanford J. SHAW - Turkey and the Jews of Europe during World War II
Antero LEITZINGER - Lessons from Integration of Aliens in Finland (1917-1944)


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PUBLICATION- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, March 14, 2001 Issue on Web

Posted by: Justin Rudelson <jcbenadam(a)hotmail.com>
Posted: 16 Mar 2001


The March 14, 2001 Issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, a
subscription free Web journal, is now on-line!  And with over 56,000
visitors to the site since November 1999!

The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute of The Johns Hopkins University- Nitze
School of Advanced International Studies is proud to announce the
publication of the March 14, 2001 issue of its biweekly Web-Journal, The
Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst:

       http://www.cacianalyst.org/

The March 14, 2001 issue of The Analyst features four analytical articles,
four Field Reports, and News Bites from the past fortnight.  The analytical
articles feature:

STRATEGIC IMPLICATIONS OF TURKEY'S FINANCIAL COLLAPSE
Prof. Stephen Blank

RECONSTRUCTION OF DAGESTAN'S DESTROYED KARAMAKHI
Dr. Robert Bruce Ware

KULOV JAILED-POLITICAL OPPOSITION TURNED INTO CRIMINALS
Aziz Soltobaev

REKINDLING FAILING NAGORNO-KARABAKH NEGOTIATIONS
Svante E. Cornell


The Field Reports include:

MIRBURGER GENERATION: UZBEKISTAN'S 'YOSHLAR'

KARAKALPAKS-MORE THAN JUST VICTIMS?

PROPOSED LAWS WILL CONSTRICT PRESS FREEDOMS IN KAZAKHSTAN

NO COMPROMISE AFTER SECOND KYRGYZ ROUNDTABLE

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.  Please send a short paragraph
describing your topic along with your CV to: <CACI (a)jhu.edu>.  The Analyst
also seeks local experts, corporate representatives and NGO representatives
from the region to write Field Reports for an honorarium of US $100.  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
<CACI(a)jhu.edu>.

It is with deep regret that CACI Chairman S. Frederick Starr and Director
Charles H. Fairbanks, Jr. announce the departure of CACI Deputy Director and
The Analyst Editor Dr. Justin Ben-Adam Rudelson who is leaving CACI to
become the Executive Director of the Institute for Global Chinese Affairs at
the University of Maryland, tel: 301.405.0208.  This is his final issue as
Editor.  Dr. Rudelson would like to express his gratitude to all of the
authors and readers of The Analyst who have contributed to making the past
32 issues of the Web journal under his editorial direction such a great
success. For those who would like to contact Dr. Rudelson, his e-mail
address is jcbenadam(a)hotmail.com.  The Analyst will continue to be published
biweekly under the combined editorial leadership of the CACI directors and
staff.  Our next issue will be March 28. Please contact us at:

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
(202) 663-5642

PUBLICATION/CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS- Central Asia Fiction - New Online Journal

Posted by: Central Asia Fiction Editor <cafeditor(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 14 Mar 2001


NEW ONLINE LITERARY JOURNAL - CENTRAL ASIA FICTION
        NOW SEEKING SHORT STORY SUBMISSIONS

Central Asia Fiction - http://cenasia-fiction.netfirms.com

CAF is dedicated to the promotion and development of literary fiction about
modern life in the Central Asian republics of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan,
Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

AUTHORS!!  CAF SEEKS SHORT STORY SUBMISSIONS FOR ITS SUMMER 2001 ISSUE!

ALSO SUBMIT PHOTOS.  Central Asian enthusiasts!  Submit your best photos from
Central Asia for inclusion in the CAF Journal Gallery.  The top photos compete
to be the cover picture for the next journal issue.

Check out the Central Asia Fiction website:
http://cenasia-fiction.netfirms.com

Spread the word, submit stories and photos, discuss this new genre.  Help bring
Central Asian culture, life, and issues to worldwide attention through
fantastic and engaging stories!!

All the best,

cafeditor(a)yahoo.com


Erik Blender
Editor - Central Asia Fiction
cafeditor(a)yahoo.com
http://cenasia-fiction.netfirms.com

PUBLICATION- Breakdown of State Socialism, et al. from CESTRAD

Posted by: CESTRAD <CESTRAD(a)iss.nl>
Posted: 13 Mar 2001


New Publications of the Centre for the Study of Transition
     and Development (CESTRAD)
Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands

Fatos Tarifa and Max Spoor (Eds.) (2000), The First Decade and
After: Albania's Democratic Transition and Consolidation in the
Context of Southeast Europe, CESTRAD/ISS, The Hague

Based on papers presented by an international panel of academic specialists
and high-level Albanian politicians, presented at a conference in The Hague,
November 9th 2000, this collection focuses on the democratic transition in
Albania, in the troubled context of Southeast Europe. With the current growing
unrest in Kosova, stability in the region is under threat. With
contributions by Fatos Tarifa, Max Spoor, Ilir Meta, Paskal Milo, Anthony
Oberschall, Genc Ruli, Barbara Heyns, Mimoza Kondo, Bas de Gaay Fortman,
Gerrit Valk, Remzi Lani and Brigitte Holzner.

Publication Date: December 2000
ISBN 90-6490-044-2; 132 pp. Special Price: 20.00 DFL (Excl. Postage);
Place your order by E-Mail: cestrad(a)iss.nl


Fatos Tarifa (Ed.) (2001), The Breakdown of State Socialism and
the Emerging Post-Socialist Order, CESTRAD/ISS, The Hague.

Key aspects of the transition in Central and Eastern Europe are analysed that
have until now not been covered within the mainstream literature which
narrowly focuses on the transition from plan to market. A broad approach to
transition is used, exploring the appropriateness of - or revising - existing
theories, which deal with civil society, institutional development, political
transformation, and power legitimacy. With contributions by Max Spoor, Fatos
Tarifa, Wolf Heydebrand, Steven Pfaff, Christiane Lemke, Eric Hanley, Ivan
Szelenyi, Barbara Heyns, Lynne Haney and Bas de Gaay Fortman.

Publication Date: February 2001
ISBN 90-6490-045-0 230pp. Price: 35.00 DFL (Excl. Postage);
Place your order by E-Mail: cestrad(a)iss.nl

See for general information about CESTRAD:
     http://www.iss.nl/cestrad


Dr. Max Spoor
Associate Professor &
Co-ordinator of the Centre
for the Study of Transition and Development [CESTRAD]
Institute of Social Studies
P.O.Box 29766, 2502 LT, The Hague, The Netherlands
Tel. +31 70 4260-545
Fax: +31 70 4260-799
E-Mail: cestrad(a)iss.nl
Website: www.iss.nl/cestrad

PUBLICATION- Fonus: International Intercultural Study for Peace and Development

Posted by: Munira Shahidi <mshahidi(a)cfsh.td.silk.org>
Posted: 11 Mar 2001


The Ziodullo Shahidi International cultural Foundation proudly announces the
publication of a new journal, FONUS, was inspired by the new policy of the
UN and especially from the UN designation of the year 2000 as "The Year of
the Culture of Peace."  It brings together policy, art and ethnography to
serve the interdisciplinary and intercultural needs of our time. This
journal will promote human rights in terms of the religion, national and
regional identities and popular conscious, and open new perspectives on world.

This issue features:

"Cultural Identity and the Culture of Peace in the Twenty First Century,"
    Munira Shahidi
"Culture and Policy," Abdunabi Sattorzoda
"Linguistics, Discourse of Language and Russian Geoanthropological Space,"
    Patric Serio
"Legislative Base of Cultural Development in Tajikistan," Munira Jamolova
"Toward Tolerance through Education," Jura Latipov
"The Cultural Explanation of the Tajik Civil War," Jonathan Zartman
"Time in the Quran," Bahodir Sidikov
"Space and Time in Central Asia," Abdumannon Nazarov
"Artistic and Aesthetic influence of Bedil on the New Tajik Poetry," Gulnazar

Film reviews: "Silence which Speaks," Sar'duloh Rahimov
Book reviews, such as:
Muhammad Iqbal, Kulleyati Farsi (Iqbal Academy, Pakistan, Persian/Cyrillic,
2000)
Theodore Levin, The Hundred Thousand Fools of God. Musical Travels in
    Central Asia. New York, 1998
Photo-documents from the seminars, provided by the Z.Shahidi Museum of
    Musical Culture and Archive of that institution.

The aim of this journal is to create and develop international contacts
between Tajikistan and the rest of Central Asia and the World. The journal
will bring greater recognition to the fundamental values of the Central
Asian region. In the present and historically formed reality Tajiks have a
necessary role in cultural relations among the nations of the world. Because
they share a Persian language with a religious Sunni identity close to
Turks, intercultural identity is natural and indigenous to Tajikistan.
Moreover, the majority of elements of the culture of peace, such as
tolerance, respect for the faith of others and for other nations, are widely
known by the people of different nations in Central Asia. These elements
constitute the foundation of a culture of peace environment. Therefore, to
promote the common values of the people of Central Asia and improve direct
relations horizontally among these people (Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Tajik, Turkmen,
and Uzbek) of Central Asia means bringing our own historical identity into
reality on a new level.

The journal will be published in three languages, Tajiki, Russian and
English. Time constraints preclude full translation of all the articles into
English, but a brief summarization of each paper will be available. We are
inviting our readers to cooperation, materially and morally. Our authors
represent different national cultures of the world. Improving each other,
they invite us to a wider sphere of professional contacts. If you are able
to contribute to international dialogue please submit your articles of
discussion, news and research on cultural identity and human rights in
Central Asia and especially in Tajikistan. Those interested in contributing
their articles please send them by e-mail in Word format to
<mshahidi(a)cfsh.td.silk.org> or <shahidimunira(a)yahoo.com>.

PUBLICATION- Silk Road on Wheels, Akhil Bakshi

Posted by: Akhil Bakshi <abakshi(a)giasdl01.vsnl.net.in>
Posted: 8 Mar 2001


Akhil Bakshi led the Central Asia Expedition, comprising of Indian, Chinese and
European scholars, on the Old Silk Road. The expedition drove 12,000 km, in
five
jeeps, across Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kirghizstan, Chinese Turkestan and Tibet.

In a charming and hilarious account of this remarkable journey, the audacious
adventurer brings alive the excitement of Silk Road travel as he visits ageing
caravanserais; witnesses a dumba fight; experiences the thrill of the Kazakh
steppe; enjoys the wondrous beauty of Kirghiz lakes; chases double-humped
camels
in the foothills of Tien Shans; races gyrating whirlwinds and explores Buddhist
caves in Taklamakan and Gobi deserts; and rubs shoulders with yaks, nomads and
monks in Tibet.

The tempestuousness of the times is felt through the pulse of  Timurlane,
Chingiz
Khan, Huen Tsang and Milarepa - who accompany the author through their old
haunts.

Silk Road On Wheels offers not only action and adventure, but also social and
political insights revealing twenty centuries of the Silk Road.

The 356-page book is handsomely illustrated with 16 pages of colour photographs
and about 100 black and white photographs.

SILK ROAD ON WHEELS is now available in USA from a Washington DC-based site
www.the-south-asian.com

PUBLICATION- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, February 28, 2001 Issue on Web

Posted by: Justin Rudelson <jcbenadam(a)hotmail.com>
Posted: 7 Mar 2001


The February 28, 2001 Issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, a
subscription free Web journal, is now on-line!  And with over 55,000
visitors to the site since November 1999!

The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute of The Johns Hopkins University- Nitze
School of Advanced International Studies is proud to announce the
publication of the February 28, 2001 issue of its biweekly Web-Journal, The
Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst:

       http://www.cacianalyst.org/

The February 28, 2001 issue of The Analyst features four analytical
articles, four Field Reports, and News Bites from the past fortnight.  The
analytical articles feature:

THE "AFGHANIZATION" OF CHECHNYA
       Svante E. Cornell
SECURING PIPELINES IN THE CAUCASUS
       Dr. Theodore Karasik and Mr. William O'Malley
BEHIND THE RUSSO-IRANIAN ALLIANCE
       Prof. Stephen Blank
ECONOMICS AS THE MAINSPRING OF CENTRAL ASIAN DESTABILIZATION
       Gaël Raballand
THE STRATEGIC ASSESSMENT OF CENTRAL ASIA
       Fairbanks, Nelson, Starr and Weisbrode

The Field Reports include:

COMMEMORATING DEPORTATION DAY AND THE ONGOING CHECHEN TRAGEDY
BUKHARAN JEWS HAVE SEEN BETTER DAYS
KYRGYZ BAZAAR TRADERS RIOT OVER ILLEGAL CHINESE COMPETITION
CENTRAL ASIAN ARMED FORCES PREPARE FOR MILITANT INTRUSION

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 <jrudelson(a)jhu.edu>.

Those interested in joining The Analyst's pool of talented authors to
contribute articles or field reports, please send a short paragraph
describing your topic along with your CV to: <jrudelson(a)jhu.edu>

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
(202) 663-5642
e-mail: jrudelson(a)jhu.edu

PUBLICATION- Islamist Mobilisation in Central Asia (Int'l Crisis Group Report)

Posted by: John Schoeberlein <ICG-CAP(a)crisisweb.org>
Posted: 4 Mar 2001


Dear Colleagues:

Please note that the next in the International Crisis Group's series of
reports on issues effecting the potential for conflict in Central Asia has
just been published:

"Islamist Mobilisation and Regional Security in Central Asia"

You may find the report on the web at http://www.crisisweb.org/ (main page)
or http://www.crisisweb.org/projects/project.cfm?subtypeid=6 (Central Asia
Project) -- and you can find future reports on conflict-related issues in
Central Asia here as well.

If you would like to be included in our mailing list for future reports, you
may sign up at http://cesww.fas.harvard.edu/ICG-CAP.html or you can
send your request to ICG-CAP(a)crisisweb.org.  Please indicate: "I
would like to receive e-mail notification of forthcoming ICG CAP reports",
*or* "I would like to receive new ICG CAP reports as e-mail attachments".
We would appreciate your name and contact information as well.

We welcome your comments on this and future reports.

Sincerely,

John Schoeberlein
Director, ICG Central Asia Project


______________________________________________________________________
Dr. John S. Schoeberlein
Director, Central Asia Project
International Crisis Group
jschoeberlein(a)crisisweb.org
ICG Central Asia Project e-mail: ICG-CAP(a)crisisweb.org
ICG Website: http://www.crisisweb.org/
ICG Central Asia: http://www.crisisweb.org/projects/project.cfm?subtypeid=6

Director, Forum for Central Asian Studies
Harvard University \ 1737 Cambridge Street \ Cambridge, MA 02138 \ USA
tel.: +1 (617) 495-4338  asst.: 496-2643  fax: +1 (617) 495-8319
<Central Asian Studies World Wide> website: http://cesww.fas.harvard.edu

ICG Central Asia Project - Office in Osh, Kyrgyzstan
tel.: +996 (3222) 2-03-70, 2-04-70,  55-0-55
fax:  +996 (3222) 2-12-18  mobile: +996 (502) 58-15-28
______________________________________________________________________

PUBLICATION- Central Asia Monitor, No. 1, 2001

Posted by: David Nalle <DavidN5512(a)aol.com>
Posted: 1 Mar 2001


CENTRAL ASIA MONITOR, No. 1, 2001, is now available

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

  - Remembering the Hujum: Uzbek Women's Words, by Marianne Kamp
    (The 2000 Nava'i Lecture in Central Asian Studies)

  - Changes in the Ethnic Map of the Ferghana Valley and the
    Re-Emergence of Turkic-Speaking Minorities, by Arslan Koichiev

  - Radio Broadcasting and Central Asia, by Hansjoerg Biener

  - Spotlight on the Heart of Asia

  - Uzbekistan: The Former Soviet Union's First Civilian Defense Minister
    Faces Serious Challenges, by Abdumannob Polat

  - Turkmenistan Crushes Religious Minorities, by Felix Corley

  - NEW 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 information, credit
card procedure, and a searchable archive at http://www.chalidze.com/cam.htm

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS- Encyclopedia of Asia, Central Asia Articles

Posted by: June Kim <june(a)berkshirepublishing.com>
Posted: 22 Feb 2001


Call for Contributors

I am writing to ask you to take part in an important new project, the
six-volume Encyclopedia of Asia. Coverage includes social and cultural
topics as well as contemporary issues and current events, including
medicine, religion, technology, political and human rights, ethnic
relations, education, family, arts, environment, sports, and cuisines.
Geographically, we are covering Asia from Turkey to the islands of Southeast
Asia, as well as Asian migration to and influence on the rest of the world.
The Encyclopedia focuses on modern Asia and takes a dynamic approach that
emphasizes global change, development, and regional and global relationships.

We have had a generous and enthusiastic response from the scholarly
community. Over 90% of the 3,100 articles are assigned and some 55% have
already been written.  The Encyclopedia is well underway for publication in
2002 by Scribners, New York.

A board of Asia scholars is supervising the project, and David Levinson is
the project director. He is a cultural anthropologist and served as
editor-in-chief of several major reference works, including the ten-volume
Encyclopedia of World Cultures (Macmillan 1991-5), the four-volume
Encyclopedia of Cultural Anthropology (Henry Holt 1995), and the recently
published two-volume Encyclopedia of Human Emotions (Macmillan 1999).

Listed below is the latest unassigned headword list for Central Asia. Please
contact me at june(a)berkshirepublishing.com if you are interested in
writing any of them.  Also, if you have colleagues who specialize in other
areas of Asia, especially the Koreas, Southwest Asia, and Southeast Asia, we
would be most grateful for your recommendations.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes, June Kim
Project Coordinator

Berkshire Reference Works has expanded to form Berkshire Publishing Group
LLC, an information company creating dynamic print and electronic
publications that illuminate the human experience and contemporary issues.
Welcome to a global point of reference....http://www.berkshirepublishing.com

June Kim, june(a)berkshirepublishing.com
Berkshire Publishing Group LLC
314 Main Street, Suite 12, Great Barrington, MA 01230 U.S.A.
Telephone +413/528.0206 - Facsimilie +413/528.5241


We have the following Central Asia related entries that we need to assign:

COMMUNICATION
Farsi-Tajiki  (1000 words)
Media - Central Asia  (1000 words)

ECONOMICS/COMMERCE/TRANSPORTATION
Nomadic Pastoralism - Central Asia  (1000 words)

EXPRESSIVE CULTURES
Abdullah Quaisi  (200 words)
Carpets - Central Asia  (1250 words)
Woodworking - Central Asia  (400 words)
Dauylpaz  (200 words)
Sarangi  (200 words)

GEOGRAPHY/ENVIRONMENT
Ertis River  (200 words)
Irtysh river  (200 words)
Ishim River  (200 words)
Lake Balkhash  (200 words)

GOVERNMENT/POLITICS/LAW
Aksakal  (400 words)
Semipalatinsk Movement  (400 words)
Tribes and Tribal Federations  (1250 words)

PEOPLE/CULTURES/SOCIETY
Mineral Baths  (400 words)

RELIGION/PHILOSOPHY
Bukhara Jews  (400 words)
Christianity - Central Asia  (1250 words)

SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY/HEALTH
Medicine, Folk - Central Asia  (1000 words)

HISTORY
Kazakhstan - History  (1250 words)

EDUCATION
Kyrgyzstan - Education System  (400 words)

HISTORY
Kyrgyzstan - History  (1250 words)

PUBLICATION- Tajikistan Peace Process, Conciliation Resources Series

Posted by: Accord <accord(a)c-r.org>
Posted: 22 Feb 2001


Dear Friends,

I am pleased to inform you about our forthcoming publication -

'Politics of compromise: the Tajikistan peace process', edited by Kamoludin
Abdullaev and Catherine Barnes.

This will be the tenth issue in Conciliation Resources' series Accord: an
international review of peace initiatives and will be available in
mid-March.  A Russian-language edition will be available in June 2001.

A brief description of the contents and ordering information are provided
below.

With good wishes,

Rebecca Abraham, Outreach and Marketing Coordinator
Conciliation Resources


Accord 10 - Forthcoming March 2001
Politics of compromise: the Tajikistan peace process
Issue Editors, Kamoludin Abdullaev & Catherine Barnes

With the break-up of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, political
competition and conflict began to escalate in Tajikistan. By 1992, this
Central Asian republic was engulfed in civil war with different interest
groups fighting for control of the state and the principles that would guide
it: secular or Islamic; democratic or authoritarian. The international
community, led by the UN, convened peace negotiations involving the warring
parties and foreign governments with a strong interest in the outcome of the
war. After more than three years of talks, the General Agreement was signed
in June 1997 - a comparatively rapid conclusion to a very brutal war. The
agreement was based on power-sharing, with a joint Commission for National
Reconciliation to oversee implementation. In spring 2000, the Tajikistan
government and the UN declared the peace process a success.

In Accord 10, Tajikistani and international authors  - most of whom were
directly involved - examine the evolution and dynamics of the war and the
peace process, as well as the ongoing challenge of post-conflict
peacebuilding. This publication provides an in-depth and analytical look at
what was an exceptionally well co-ordinated peace process, which deserves
careful study to draw lessons that could be used elsewhere.

Contents include:

  - From war to politics by Catherine Barnes & Kamoludin Abdullaev
  - The Tajik civil war by Shirin Akiner & Catherine Barnes
  - Inter-regional dynamics of war by Olivier Roy
  - The Government and the peace process by Iskandar Asadullaev
  - Islamic Renaissance Party and the peace process by Saodat Olimova &
    Muzzafar Olimov
  - Democratic Party and the peace process by Abdunabi Sattorzoda
  - Adbullajanov and the 'Third Force' by Shahram Akbarzadeh
  - Architecture of international involvement by Vladimir Goryayev
  - Methodology of the inter-Tajik negotiation process by Elena Rigacci Hay
  - The methodology of the inter-Tajik dialogue process by Hal Saunders &
    Randa Slim
  - Implementation of the 1997 General Agreement by Rashid G. Abdullo
  - Constitutional and legislative reform by Rahmatullo Zoir & Scott Newton
  - Civil society roles in peacebuilding by Pariviz Mullojanov
  - Key texts of the General Peace Agreement
  - Chronology
  - Profiles of key actors
  - Photo essay
  - Ethnographic and Topographic maps of Tajikistan


Accord: an international review of peace initiatives is published by
Conciliation Resources. Each issue analyses a specific peace process. Accord
is a valuable resource for people engaged in peacemaking who are trying to
deepen their understanding and improve their practice.

Next: issues on Papua New Guinea - Bougainville & Northern Uganda


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PUBLICATION- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, February 14, 2001

Posted by: Justin Rudelson <jcbenadam(a)hotmail.com>
Posted: 15 Feb 2001


The February 14, 2001 Issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst published
by the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute of The Johns Hopkins University-
Nitze School of Advanced International Studies features:

HOW MAHACHKALA MANIPULATES MOSCOW: DAGESTANI ELECTION FRAUD
Robert Bruce Ware
PRESIDENT BUSH AND CASPIAN OIL
Dr. John C.K. Daly
RUSSIA'S ATTEMPT TO UNDERMINE GUUAM UNITY
Olamgir Razzakov
A NEW ENERGY TRIANGLE EMERGES: IRAN-ARMENIA-UKRAINE
Robert M. Cutler

The Field Reports include:
DROUGHT, CONFLICT CREATES NEW INFLUX OF AFGHAN IDPs AND REFUGEES
THE KYRGYZSTANI SEX TRADE
THE "COST" OF EDUCATION IN TAJIKISTAN
RESTORING UZBEKISTAN'S ANCIENT SITES


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
jcbenadam(a)hotmail  or jrudelson(a)jhu.edu

PUBLICATION- The Mongolian Manuscripts on Birch Bark from Xarbuxyn Balgas

Posted by: Klaus Sagaster <Klaus.Sagaster(a)t-online.de>
Posted: 14 Feb 2001


Dear colleagues, you may be interested in this publication:

Elisabetta Chiodo.: The Mongolian Manuscripts on Birch Bark from Xarbuxyn
Balgas in the Collection of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences. Part I.
Asiatische Forschungen Band 137. 451 pp. with facsimiles. Harrassowitz
Verlag, Wiesbaden 2000. In English. ISBN 3-447-0426-X

This book is a thorough and scholarly study of an unexplored collection of
Mongolian manuscripts on birch bark. The manuscripts were discovered by
archaeologists inside the stupa of the ancient town Xarbuxyn Balgas, located
200 km west of Ulaanbaatar to the south of Bulgan Ajmag. The texts were
written about 1600 and the majority of them survived in fragmentary form,
making the identification of the texts a demanding task. The book includes
42 different texts which the author was able to identify.

The texts are published in a Latin transcription accompanied by detailed
commentaries dealing with the linguistic features and the contents of the
texts, which were analyzed in a wide frame of reference.

The collection of manuscripts from Xarbuxyn Balgas provides the hitherto
earliest available evidence of a number of texts, and what is even more
interesting is that contains texts which were previously unknown.

The texts of the collection shed new light on the diffusion of Buddhism
among the lay people of Mongolia in the early 17th century, and bear witness
  to the penetration of Buddhist beliefs and deities in the sphere of popular
Mongol ritual practices.

This publication substantially contributes to our knowledge of the cultural
history of the Mongols.

The contents of this book include:

Foreword
1. Introduction
2. Linguistic Features of the Manuscripts
3. Buddhist Prayers
4. The Worship of Avalokiteshvara
5. Hymn to Yamantaka
6. Incense Offerings
7. The Worship of Geser
8. Prayers to Lamas
9. Invocation to Altan Secen Qaghan
10. Burnt Offerings of Origin
11. The dalalgha for the Sacrifice to the Hearth-fire
12. Dharani against Misfortune
13. Dharani against Obstacles
14. Calendars
15. Dream Handbook
16. Astrology and Divination
17. The Four Prayers of the bar-do
18. Glossary
19. Bibliography
20. Facsimiles

Submitted by Prof. Klaus Sagaster

Seminar fuer Sprach-und Kulturwissenschaft
Zentralasiens der Universitaet Bonn
Regina-Pacis-Weg 7
D-53113 Bonn
Germany
e-mail: Klaus.Sagaster(a)t-online.de

Please send all inquiries and questions to Prof. Klaus Sagaster

PUBLICATION- Rafis Abazov, Foreign Policy Formation in Central Asia

Posted by: Julie Elkner <cerc(a)cerc.unimelb.edu.au>
Posted: 13 Feb 2001


You may be interested in the following recent publication:

Rafis Abazov, 'Foreign Policy Formation in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and
Uzbekistan: Perceptions and Expert Assessments,' CERC Working Papers, no. 4
(2000), 62 pp. Aus$9.50 (Australian orders), Aus$12.00 (international
orders) (includes postage and GST).

This paper assesses the perceptions of foreign policy issues by Central
Asian foreign policy experts and practitioners, focusing on the
decision-making process in the region. The author argues that there has been
a considerable shift in the policy-making proces,s as the political and
economic base of the former Soviet nomenklatura has been eroded and as
political institutions have been restructured following independence.

The paper provides a brief historical review of social and political changes
in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan in the late twentieth century, as
well as an overview of the major variables affecting post-Soviet foreign
policy formation in the Central Asian Republics. It includes presentation of
the findings of a 1999 survey conducted on this issue among foreign policy
experts and policy practitioners in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan.

You may obtain an order form by contacting:

Contemporary Europe Research Centre
University of Melbourne
VIC 3010, Australia
E-mail: cerc(a)cerc.unimelb.edu.au
Fax: (61-3) 8344 9507

CONFERENCE/CALL FOR PAPERS- 13th Annual Nicholas Poppe Symposium, May 26, Univ. of Washington

Posted by: Ilse Cirtautas <icirt(a)u.washington.edu>
Posted: 12 Feb 2001


CALL FOR PAPERS

Thirteenth Annual Nicholas Poppe Symposium on
Inner/Central Asian Studies

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
DEPARTMENT OF NEAR EASTERN LANGUAGES AND CIVILIZATION

SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2001
9 AM  TO  6 PM

PLACE: DENNY HALL 215 AND 215A

Papers from students and faculty pertaining to Inner or Central Asia are
being solicited. Graduate students from all disciplines are encouraged to
participate. Please submit abstracts (250 words maximum) by April 30, 2001 to:

Ilse D. Cirtautas
Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization
Denny Hall, Box 353120, University of Washington
Phone: (206) 543-9963
Fax: (206) 686-7936
e-mail: icirt(a)u.washington.edu

Organizer: UW Central Asian Studies Group (subgroups: Uzbek Circle and
Kazakh and Kirghiz Studies Group)

Sponsors: The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization; The
Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies Program (REECAS) and the
Middle East Studies Program, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS- Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures (EWIC)

Posted by: Heather Nelson <nelsonhb(a)go.com>
Posted: 9 Feb 2001


EWIC is envisioned as a broad based, interdisciplinary, cross-cultural,
transhistorical encyclopedia, focusing specifically on women in Islamic
cultures, but also including non-Muslim women in cultures where Islam has
had a significant presence.It will be the first such encyclopedia. It will
be published by Brill (Leiden) in 2003, as a 2,000,000 word, three-volume
set. The Editorial Board includes myself as General Editor and Associate
Editors Julie Peteet (University of Louisville), Afsaneh Najmabadi (Barnard
College, Columbia University), Seteney Shami (Social Science Research
Council), Jacqueline Siapno (Australian National University), and Jane I.
Smith (Hartford Seminary). We are interested in inviting broad participation
in writing of the Encyclopedia entries, (including qualified graduate
student, if you would like to recommend any). We are in the preliminary
stages of the project. As part of the preparation, we are creating a
database with names and coordinates of possible contributors to the project.
Potential contributors will be identified and recruited in approximately one
year, though we will begin with some entries earlier. If your research is
relevant to women and Islamic cultures, we would appreciate your sending us
the following information:

LAST NAME:
FIRST NAME:
INSTITUTION AFFILIATION:
TITLE:
ADDRESS:
CITY:
STATE:
ZIP CODE:
COUNTRY:
HOME PHONE:
OFFICE PHONE:
FAX:
EMAIL:
RESEARCH INTERESTS:
PUBLICATIONS:

This information will be incorporated into our database which we will use to
guide us in our invitations to potential contributors. If you know of others
(especially qualified graduate students) whose work would be relevant to
EWIC, please let us know or pass this letter on to them. While not everyone
in the database will necessarily be invited to contribute, we expect our
contributors to number in the hundreds. Please send these via e-mail to my
research assistant, Patricia Ristow at

nelsonhb(a)go.com or via mail to:
Patricia Ristow c/o
Suad Joseph, Anthropology
University of California
One Shields Avenue
Davis CA 95616 or via fax to:
Patricia Ristow
c/o Suad Joseph
(530) 752-8885.

Please feel free to contact me or my research assistant, Patricia, with any
questions you may have.

Sincerely,

Suad Joseph
Professor of Anthropology and Women's Studies
General Editor, EWIC

Until June 2001:
sjoseph(a)aucegypt.edu
fax: 011-202-519-6267 (202 is Egypt/Cairo code)
address: Anthropology, American University in Cairo
PO Box 2511, Cairo,
11511, Egypt

After July 1, 2001:
sjoseph(a)ucdavis.edu
fax: 530-752-8885
address: Anthropology, University of California
One Shields Ave, Davis
CA 95616, USA
   

PUBLICATION- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, January 31, 2001 Issue on Web

Posted by: Justin Rudelson <jcbenadam(a)hotmail.com>
Posted: 6 Feb 2001


The January 31, 2001 Issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, a
subscription free Web journal, is now on-line!  And with over 50,000
visitors to the site since November 1999!

The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute of The Johns Hopkins University- Nitze
School of Advanced International Studies is proud to announce the
publication of the January 17, 2001 issue of its biweekly Web-Journal, The
Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst:

       http://www.cacianalyst.org/

The January 31, 2001 issue of The Analyst features four analytical articles,
four Field Reports, and News Bites from the past fortnight.  The analytical
articles feature:

TURKEY AND RUSSIA: A STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP?
Kubilay Kultigin
THE GREAT PIPELINE GAME: GEORGIA-VICTOR OR VICTIM?
Avtandil Svanidze
CHINA'S MAJOR POLITICAL DILEMMA: RABIYE KADIR
Alim Seytoff
PARLIAMENTARY SELECTIONS IN AZERBAIJAN: A LOST OPPORTUNITY
Svante E. Cornell

The Field Reports include:

KYRGYZSTAN LAND PRIVATIZATION DEBATE
UZBEKISTAN 2001: IDEOLOGY LESSONS IN, IMF OUT
FELIKS KULOV KYRGYZ OPPOSITION LEADER JAILED FOR 7-YEARS
ANOTHER BACKWARD STEP FOR UZBEK MEDIA

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 send a short paragraph
describing your topic along with your CV to: <jcbenadam(a)hotmail.com> or
<jrudelson(a)jhu.edu>

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- Acque & Terre Magazine, Marco Polo Institute

Posted by: Marco Polo Institute <mpoloins(a)tin.it>
Posted: 6 Feb 2001


Venice-Mestre, February 6, 2001

Dear Sir/Madam,

Let me present Acque & Terre, a bimonthly bilingual (Italian/English)
magazine focused on political and economic issues of international scope,
which has been published since 1990 and been successful ever since. Acque &
Terre comes with the supplement Marco Polo bimonthly magazine (in English)
published by the Marco Polo Institute (Venice-Mestre, Italy), a cultural and
research center of international politics that has contributed to many
important international conferences and ministerial meetings. The magazine
is primarily concentrated on political, economic and cultural development of
the former Soviet Union States such as Central Asia and the Caucasus.

If you would like to have some additional information about Marco Polo do
not hesitate to visit Traceca website <http://www.traceca.org/> and see
Marco Polo Magazine up to 6/99 issue. During last year the Traceca website
had been undergoing some technical changes in management as it was
transferred to the intergovernmental commission in Baku, Azerbaijan and it
will be updated within the first quarter of the year.

So far the Marco Polo Institute has accomplished many of its goals
establishing close relationships with several prominent Central and Eastern
European universities and political institutions whose interests lie in the
same sphere of research and analysis. We have established a fruitful
cooperation with them that is strengthening each passing year.

Recently the Institute in collaboration with Acque & Terre has distinctly
aimed at dilating the field of activities by trying to get in touch with
American Universities that do related work or show interest in doing it in
the future.

In case you require a free copy of Acque & Terre supplied by Marco Polo we
will be most happy to provide you with it. Hereby we specify that the annual
subscription for Acque & Terre with Marco Polo costs US $50.

Thank you for your kind attention. I am looking forward to hearing from you.

With Best Regards,

Nereo Laroni

The President of Marco Polo Institute
The Editor of Acque & Terre
Via Andrea Costa, 20
30172 Mestre-Venezia-I, Italy
Tel:    +39-041 98 18 02
Fax:    +39-041 98 16 79
E-mail: <mpoloins(a)tin.it>

PUBLICATION- Central Asia and the Caucasus, 2001 No.1

Posted by: Murad Esenov <murad(a)communique.se>
Posted: 6 Feb 2001


Dear Colleagues,

I bring to your attention the contents of the Volume 7, No. 1 of the journal
"Central Asia and the Caucasus" (in English).  It will be published in late
February.  To inquire about more details, as well as to subscribe, please
contact:

Murad Esenov,
Editor-in-Chief
The Central Asia and the Caucasus Journal
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. 1 (7), 2001

IN THIS ISSUE:

SPECIAL FEATURE

REGIONAL AND STATE SECURITY IN CENTRAL ASIA AND THE CAUCASUS

Rouben Shugarian. Stability in the Caucasus: Eight principles of regional
cooperation

Rustam Burnashev. On a possibility of having a regional security system in
Central Asia (methodological issues)

Giulshen Pashaeva. Myths and realities of the South Caucasian system of
regional security

Orozbek Moldaliev. "Non-traditional" threats to security in Central Asia

Dina Malysheva. Security problems in the Caucasus

Murad Esenov. Turkmenistan's foreign policy and its impact on the regional
security system

David Darchiashvili, Tamara Pataraia. Returning to Europe? Georgia's
security policy priorities

INTEGRATION


Amanzhol Koshanov, Bulat Khusainov. Integration problems in Central Asia

Alisher Taksanov. Integration in Central Asian countries: Pros and cons

Irina Komissina. The Transcaucasian republics and the European Union:
Integration prospects

RELIGION IN SOCIETY

Alexander Ignatenko. Islamic radicalism: A cold war by-product

Saodat Olimova, Muzaffar Olimov. The Islamic Revival Party of Tajikistan in
the context of the Tajik conflict and its settlement

Asal Abbasova. Religion in present-day Uzbekistan


EURASAIN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY

Galina Islamova. Eurasian economic community: purposes, challenges and
prospects


Rosa Zhalimbetova. Basic sociodemographic trends in the Eurasian Economic
Community countries

Alexander Zaitsev. Belarus: Economic potential and strategic interests in
the Eurasian Economic Community

REGIONAL POLITICS

Alec Rasizade. The hollows and pitfalls behind big oil prospects in Azerbaijan

Alexander Skakov. Kabardino-Balkaria: Threats to stability

Musa Basnukaev. Chechnia's constituency - The problem of Russian federalism

Alexander Khamagaev. Afghanistan and Chechnia: A very specific alliance

NEIGHBORS

Michael V. Shterenshis. Jews in Central Asia: The past for the present

Rustam Makhmoudov. The Pashtun: Who are they?


FOR YOUR INFORMATION


The Special Feature section in the next issue will discuss:

  - Energy Projects: Pitfalls and Prospects

  - Political and Economic Reforms

  - Regional Centers of Power and Their Impact in Central Asia and the Caucasus

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- Journal of Central Asian Studies, Vol. III, No. 1

Posted by: Reuel Hanks <hreuel(a)okstate.edu>
Posted: 25 Jan 2001


JOURNAL OF CENTRAL ASIAN STUDIES, Vol. III, No. 1.

Subscription information and notes for contributors are available at:
http://www.geog.okstate.edu/journals/jcas/jcas.htm

Contents

Articles:

Trade, Transport, and Nationalism in Republican Era  Hami, Xinjiang.
Linda Benson

 From Qumulluq to Uyghur: the Role of Education in the Development
    of a Pan-Uyghur Identity.
Gardner Bovingdon

Language Contact in Qumul.
Arienne Dwyer


Book Reviews:

Michael P. Croissant, The Armenian-Azerbaijan Conflict: Causes and
Implications.
Reviewed by Patrik Jotun

Yongjin Zhang and Rouben Azizian, eds., Ethnic Challenges Beyond Borders:
Chinese and Russian Perspectives of the Central Asian Conundrum.
Reviewed by Neil Melvin

K. Tokayev, Pod flagom nezavisimosti: ocherki o vneshnei politike Kazakhstana.
Reviewed by Rafis Abazov

PUBLICATION- Energy and Conflict in Central Asia and the Caucasus

Posted by: Erica Johnson <ejohnson(a)nbr.org>
Posted: 24 Jan 2001


PUBLICATION- Energy and Conflict in Central Asia and the Caucasus

The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) is pleased to announce the
availability of Energy and Conflict in Central Asia and the Caucasus, a
volume edited by Robert Ebel, Center for Strategic and International
Studies, and Rajan Menon, Lehigh University and NBR (Rowman & Littlefield,
December 2000).

Energy and Conflict in Central Asia and the Caucasus examines the
relationship between competition for energy resources and the propensity for
conflict in the Caspian region.  Taking the discussion well beyond issues of
pipeline politics and the significance of Caspian oil and gas to the global
market, the book offers significant new findings concerning the impact of
energy wealth on political life and the economies of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan,
and Turkmenistan.  The differing interests of ruling elites, the political
opposition, and minority ethnic and religious groups region-wide are
addressed.  Chapters also explore the ways in which Russia, China, Iran, and
Turkey are attempting to uphold their energy interests in the newly
independent states, and the impact of competition for production contracts
and pipeline routes on regional security.  Chapters relate regional issues
to central questions of international politics and to theoretical debates
concerning the role of energy wealth in political and economic development
worldwide.  Implications for U.S. policy are examined throughout the book.

Contributors:

Dr. Robert Ebel, Director, Energy and National Security Program, Center for
    Strategic and International Studies
Dr. Rajan Menon, Monroe J. Rathbone Professor of International Relations,
    Lehigh University and Director, Eurasia Policy Studies, The National
Bureau
    of Asian Research
Dr. Dru Gladney, Professor of Asian Studies and Anthropology, University of
    Hawaii
Dr. David Hoffman, Democracy Specialist, USAID (formerly Senior Associate at
    Cambridge Energy Research Associates and doctoral candidate at the
    University of California-Berkeley)
Dr. Shireen Hunter, Director, Islamic Studies, Center for Strategic and
    International Studies
Dr. Terry Lynn Karl, Professor of Political Science and Director of Latin
    American Studies, Stanford University
Dr. Geoffrey Kemp, Director, Regional Strategic Programs, The Nixon Center
    for Peace and Freedom
Dr. Nancy Lubin, President, JNA Associates, Inc.
Dr. Pauline Jones Luong, Professor of Political Science, Yale University
Dr. Michael Mandelbaum, Christian A. Herter Professor and Director of
    American Foreign Policy, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns
    Hopkins University
Dr. Martha Brill Olcott, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for
    International Peace and Professor of Political Science, Colgate University
Dr. Peter Rutland, Professor of Government, Wesleyan University
Dr. Sabri Sayari, Executive Director of the Institute of Turkish Studies and
    Professor of International Relations, Georgetown University

For questions concerning the volume, please contact:

Erica Johnson
Codirector
Eurasia Policy Studies
The National Bureau of Asian Research
4518 University Way NE, Suite 300
Seattle, WA  98105

Phone: (206) 632-7370
Fax: (206) 632-7487
http://www.nbr.org

PUBLICATION- CEMOTI, No. 29

Posted by: Semih Vaner <vaner(a)ceri-sciences-po.org>
Posted: 23 Jan 2001


Cahiers d'etudes sur la Mediterranee orientale et le monde turco-iranien -
    CEMOTI, No. 29 / 2000, 372 p.

Sommaire

Semih Vaner
Editorial

L' HUMANITAIRE / L'ALBANIE

LA QUESTION HUMANITAIRE : FIN DE SIECLE OU FIN DE CYCLE?

Philippe Ryfman
In Memoriam F. Jean

Philippe Ryfman
Introduction

Olivier Roy
L'humanitaire en Afghanistan : entre illusions, grands desseins politiques
et bricolages

Michel Leezenberg
Humanitarian Aid in Iraqi Kurdistan

S. Neil MacFarlane
Humanitarian Action and Conflict in the Southern Caucasus : The Cases of
Abkhazia (Georgia) and Nagorno-Karabakh (Azerbaijan)

Dzovinar Kevonian
Les refugies et l'action humanitaire en Transcaucasie post-sovietique :
enjeux politiques et considerations historiques

Laurence-Donia Kotobi
De quelques reflexions sur l'humanitaire dans le champ sanitaire en Iran
islamique

Françoise Rollan
Aide humanitaire et quelques sites web

L'ALBANIE : DIX ANS APRES

Kolë Gjeloshaj & Jean-Michel de Waele
Introduction

Jean-Guillaume Ditter & Ilir Gedeshi
Dix ans de transition economique albanaise : de l'autarcie à l'extraversion

Christian Pihet
1991-1999. Annees d'orages en République d'Albanie : l'organisation
difficile d'un systeme politique pluraliste

Kolë Gjeloshaj & Jean-Michel de Waele
La republique d'Albanie et la question du Kosovo

Michel Roux, Gilles de Rapper & Olivier Deslondes
Dimanche a Miras, lundi a Dipotamia. La frontiere albano-grecque dans la
region de Bilisht et de Kastoria

Christophe Chiclet
Les relations greco-albanaises : amours ambigues

***

Sevki Akdag
Le statut juridique du travailleur migrant turc devant le juge communautaire

Azade-Ayse Rorlich
Kazakh intellectuals, identity, and collective memory : echoes of recent
debates

Christine de Montclos
Les Balkans vus du Vatican : les crises de Bosnie et du Kosovo

Johann Uhres
Le point sur les alphabets utilises pour les langues turciques

CHAMP LIBRE
Sasan Fatemi, "Le Chanteur silencieux. Un apercu de la vie musicale en
Iran"; Nasrin Faghih, "Au bord du tableau noir, tout est encore possible!";
Yvette Benusiglio, "Quand une revue turque revisite l'Islam".

DOCUMENT
Damien Helly, Jean-Paul Burdy, " Entretien avec E. Elcibey "

CHRONIQUE BIBLIOGRAPHIQUE
"Le guide" de Bilge Karasu par Anne Mortal.

Resumes/Abstracts

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PUBLICATION- Central Asian Survey, Volume 19, Number 3 (dated September 2000)

Posted by: Sharron Lawrence <sharronl(a)tandf.co.uk>
Posted: 23 Jan 2001


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

Volume 19, Number 3 (dated September 2000)

Open letter to the French philosopher Andre Glucksman*, pp. 309-314
    Aslan Maskhadov

The prospects for genocide in Chechnya and extremist retaliation against the
       West, pp. 315-327
    Michael Fredholm

How many soldiers and civilians died during the Russo-Chechen war of
       1994-1996?, pp. 328-338
    John B. Dunlop

Khattab's audacious raid (22 December 1997): prelude to the Second Chechen
War, pp. 339-347
    Adam Geibel

Emerging spatial patterns of the demographics, labour force and FDI in
       Uzbekistan, pp. 348-363
    Reuel R. Hanks

Society and politics in Bukhara, 1868-1920, pp. 364-393
    Adeeb Khalid

Imperatives of national territorial delimitation and the fate of Bukhara
       1917-1924, pp. 394-415
    Anita Sengupta

State, national awareness and levels of identity in Afghanistan from
       monarchy to Islamic state, pp. 416-425
    Pierre Centlivres; Micheline Centlivres-Demont

Controlling the frontier: monasteries and infrastructure in the Volga
       region, 1552-1682, pp. 426-440
    Matthew P. Romaniello

Note sur les relations academiques entre le Kirghizstan et la Turquie, pp.
       441-445
    A. Mokeev; R. Dor

Policy options for resolving post-Soviet ethnic conflict, pp. 446-463
    Robert M. Cutler

Rewriting the history of the Terek region, pp. 469-467
    Brian J. Boeck

Book Reviews, pp. 468-479


Subscribers can view this issue at:

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ontp1.htm

Non-subscribers can download individual articles from the same location, but
a document delivery fee will apply.

This journal is available in RealPage or Adobe Acrobat formats.
You can download the latest version of the RealPage browser free from:
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Information on all Carfax Publishing, part of the Taylor & Francis Group
journals can now be found at: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals

PUBLICATION- Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Vol. 2-3

Posted by: Joseph Norment Bell <joseph.bell(a)msk.uib.no>
Posted: 23 Jan 2001


Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies
http://www.uib.no/jais
http://enlil.ff.cuni.cz/jais

The final versions (PDF and HTML) of the following articles have been posted
on the Norwegian site recently:

Vol. 2 (1998/99): Erica Sapper Simpson. "ISLAM IN UZBEKISTAN: WHY FREEDOM OF
RELIGION IS FUNDAMENTAL FOR PEACE AND STABILITY IN THE REGION." (Adobe
Acrobat 4.0 PDF file and HTML version.)

Vol. 3 (2000): James E. Montgomery. "IBN FADLAN AND THE RUSIYYAH." (Adobe
Acrobat 4.0 PDF file and HTML version.)

Vol. 3 (2000): Ronald A. Lukens-Bull. "TEACHING MORALITY: JAVANESE ISLAMIC
EDUCATION IN A GLOBALIZING ERA." (Adobe Acrobat 4.0 PDF file and HTML version.)

The HTML versions were created with Word (Office 2000), which as an HTML
editor and reader (like the newer versions of Internet Explorer for Windows
98 and 2000) does not recognize our JAIS1 TTW dot under certain letters
(h,a, etc. = upper ASCII position 152, soft hyphen), and cannot produce it.
Articles without Arabic script (all of the above-mentioned) are better read
with Netscape. We will reinsert missing dots as soon as time allows.


Joseph N. Bell
Professor of Arabic
Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures
University of Bergen
Sydnesplassen 12
N-5007 Bergen

tel. +47 5558 2860 (reception)
      +47 5558 4771 (direct)
fax  +47 5558 2860

PUBLICATION- Medical-ecological Atlas of the Altay Region

Posted by: Vladimir Boyko <boyko(a)bspu.secna.ru>
Posted: 19 Jan 2001


Khlebovitsh I.A., Vinokurov Yu. I., Rotanova I. N., Revyakin V. S.:
Medical-ecological Atlas of the Altay Region. Scientific-methodical
backgrounds of elaboration and drawing up. - 120 pp., with tables and maps.
Novosibirsk: "Nauka" Publishers, 2000. In Russian. ISBN 5-02-031568-0

This book is a pioneering investigation, the first of such kind in national
as well world cartographic studies. It is an output of project done by
research team from the Institute of Water and Ecological Problems, Russian
Academy of Sciences (Siberian branch), Barnaul. Medical-ecological atlas of
Altai region should be considered as an important scientific-reference
(cartographic) databank on factors, influencing the environment of local
population, their conditions of life and work (Semipalatinsk nuclear tests,
etc), sustainable development.  The targeted groups are doctors and regional
authorities, social geographers.

The contexts of this volume include:

Introduction
1. Aims and objectives of drawing up medical-ecological atlas
2. The experience of elaboration of medical-geographic, medical-ecological maps
    and atlases
3. Medical-ecological atlas - complex cartographic creation
3.1. Methodology of creation, approaches and main contexts
3.2. Cartographic backgrounds
4. Structure of medical-ecological atlas
Introduction
    Part 1. Medical-geographic evaluation of natural factors and natural
        prerequisites of human diseases
    Part 2. Industrial and social factors of formation of medical-ecological
        situation. Anthropohen prerequisites of human diseases
    Part 3. Demographic factors of population health
    Part 4. Nozogeographic status of territory
    Part 5. Public health
    Part 6. Complex medical ecological evaluation of territory
5. Medical-ecological analysis of Altai region
Conclusion
References
Appendix. The main parts of medical-ecological atlas (synopsis)


Please send all inquiries and questions to:

Dr Irina Rotanova
Academic secretary
Institute of Water and Ecological Problems
Papanintsev street 105
Barnaul 656099
Russia
Tel: 7(3852)367852
Fax: 7(3852)240396
e-mail: rotanova(a)iwep.secna.ru

Submitted by Dr Vladimir Boyko
Center for Regional Studies, Barnaul
boyko(a)bspu.secna.ru

PUBLICATION- Reaching Out to Protect the Caspian, ISAR

Posted by: Michelle Kinman <michelle(a)isar.org>
Posted: 19 Jan 2001


"Reaching Out to Protect the Caspian" ISAR Announces the Winter Issue of
Give & Take: A Journal on Civil Society in Eurasia

The Caspian Basin has long been an important factor in the lives of those
who live around it. A source of food and occupations, recreation, and
survival, the sea is integral to life. Unfortunately, it has not always been
well taken care of and the effects of that neglect are being seen now.
Pollution is a serious concern and a threat that has become exacerbated by
the now burgeoning oil industry. Speculation has led to increased drilling
and pipeline installations, creating an escalating amount of danger for the
environment of the sea, its residents, and the peoples of the surrounding
nations.

ISAR: INITIATIVE FOR SOCIAL ACTION AND RENEWAL IN EURASIA, a US-based NGO,
is pleased to announce the winter issue of its quarterly publication, Give &
Take: A Journal on Civil Society in Eurasia.

Give & Take draws on ISAR's grassroots contacts and 17 years of experience
encouraging citizen initiatives in the countries of the former Soviet Union
(FSU). The journal blends stories about local NGO activity with analysis of
the trends affecting civil society development.

This issue explores the potential and current dangers to the Caspian, the
world's largest inland sea. Section one is an introduction to these
problems, while section two covers a range of threats to the region, from
radiation to oil pollution, and how NGOs are facing these threats. Section
three focuses on the Transnational Corporations (TNCs) of the oil industry
and their relationships with NGOs in the region. A full-color map, published
in English and Russian and summarizing the environmental threats to the
region, is also included in this issue.

To receive a copy of Give & Take, or the map separately, please contact
Tamara Kowalski (tamara(a)isar.org) or visit <http://www.isar.org>.

ABBREVIATED TABLE OF CONTENTS:

NGO Environmental Action

  - "NGO Networks Coalesce to Aid Region Under Siege"
    by Andrei Sheikin, EkoBioMed Center, Almaty, Kazakhstan
A condemnation of the environmental destruction of the sea highlighting the
importance of a continuing unified NGO force to stand up for the Caspian
environment.

  - "Massive Die-off of Caspian Seals-A Warning Sign for Human Beings"
    by Galina Godunova, founder of the "SOS! Save Our Seals, Save Our Sea!"
    program, Regional Caspian Environmental Center, Astrakhan, Russia
An analysis by a local activist of the mysterious phenomenon that occurred
between March and June 2000, when 30,000 dead Caspian seals washed ashore.

  - "The Caspian: Receptacle for Radiation"
    by Boris Golubov, Socio-Ecological Union, Moscow, Russia
An in-depth look at the legacy of underground Soviet nuclear tests and other
radiation sources threatening the Caspian basin.

  - "Iran's Miankaleh Peninsula a Haven for Wildlife"
    by Farrokh Mostofi, Wildlife and Nature Conservancy Foundation, Iran
An intriguing voice-from the only non-former Soviet littoral state of the
Caspian-looking at Iran's Miankaleh Peninsula and how it has been affected
by environmental changes in the Caspian.

NGO and TNC Interaction

  - "NGOs Face Off with Corporations and Find Potential for Cooperation"
During ISAR's September 2000 seminar on NGO interaction with Transnational
Corporations (TNCs) in Almaty, Kazakhstan, representatives of approximately
40 NGOs and 10 TNCs that operate in the Caspian region held a lively
dialogue on the challenges to cooperation. Transcript with introduction by
Kate Watters, ISAR Director of Programs.

  - "NGOs Seek to Halt Oil Drilling on Azerbaijani Nature Reserve"
    by Samir Isayev, Ecolex, Baku, Azerbaijan
Ecolex is an environmental law NGO that is suing a TNC for refusing to stop
drilling on a nature preserve, despite allegedly breaking Azerbaijani law in
doing so. The author explains the events that lead up to the lawsuit.

  - "OKIOC Seeks Better NGO Relations Based on Mutual Respect"
    by Matthew Bateson, Offshore Kazakhstan International Operating Company
   (OKIOC)
This TNC representative explains his struggles to work with local
Kazakhstani NGOs and his views on the importance of better relations with
NGOs and how to achieve them.

  - Other contributors include Shell and Tengizchevroil.

International Support

  - "Caspian Environment Programme: Thematic Areas to Define Activities,"
    by Amy Evans, World Bank, and Michelle Kinman, ISAR-DC
This article explains the goals and expectations of the Caspian Environment
Programme, an initiative of the five Caspian littoral states together with
numerous international agencies, including the World Bank, UN Environment
Programme, UN Development Programme and the European Union/Tacis.

  - "Why the Caspian? USAID Supports Environmental Protection Across the
    Region,"
    by Alexandra Ewing, US Agency for International Development
The author works in USAID's Bureau for Europe and Eurasia-Office of
Environment, Energy and Social Transition. In this article she details the
importance of the Caspian region to the United States government and the
USAID program's goals and accomplishments thus far.

TO ORDER THE WINTER ISSUE:
Please send a $5.00 check drawn on a US bank to:

ISAR
1601 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite #301
Washington, DC 20009
For back issues of Give & Take, send a request to the above address or write
to <membership(a)isar.org>.

Give & Take is available on-line and in .pdf format at
<http://www.isar.org>. The Web site also includes information on ISAR
programs and an article archive with dozens of stories from Give & Take and
ISAR's previous journal, Surviving Together.

BECOME A MEMBER! Your tax-deductible membership of $35 ($45 for
organizations/schools) supports our programmatic work and public outreach
efforts. Membership includes a one-year subscription to Give & Take: A
Journal on Civil Society in Eurasia and ISAR's newsletter, "ISAR in Focus".

Please send your name, mailing address and e-mail, along with your check
made payable to ISAR to: Membership Program at the address above.

PUBLICATION- Mongolia Society Annual Meeting and Panels, Bloomington

Posted by: Susie Drost <monsoc(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 18 Jan 2001


THE MONGOLIA SOCIETY
ANNUAL MEETING AND PANEL NOTICE

The Society's 40th anniversary celebrations, annual membership meeting, and
panels will be held in conjunction with the Central Eurasian Studies
Conference at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.  The following is
the current listing of events, which are in memory of our founding Chairman,
Dr. Gombojab Hangin:

Friday 30 March 2001

3-5 pm  Mr. Chaolun Baatar, a painter born in Inner Mongolia, will have
        his artist reception at the Indiana Memorial Union (IMU) Gallery.
        The IMU Gallery will host Mr. Baatar the entire month of March.
6-7 pm  40th anniversary celebrations, welcoming ceremony, Fine
        Arts Building, room 102.
7-9 pm  Opening reception for the 40th anniversary celebrations
        and for Mr. Gary Tepfer's photography exhibit on Mongolia, School
        of Fine Arts (SOFA) Gallery, Fine Arts Building.  Mr. Tepfer's
        exhibit will run March 27-31 at the SOFA Gallery.

Saturday 31 March 2001

The Mongolia Society annual meeting and panels will be held in Ballantine
Hall, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.  The rooms will be announced
later.

9 am    The Mongolia Society Annual Membership Meeting
10-12 noon "Mongolian Studies: Problems and Prospectives in a
        Transnational Perspective," chaired by Prof. Henry Schwarz.
2-4 pm  "Mongolian Customs," chaired by Prof. Elizabeth Endicott.
4-6 pm  "Contemporary Mongolia," chaired by Dr. Alicia Campi (please note
        that there might be another session to this panel).
7-11 pm Banquet, complete with Mongolian entertainment, Georgian Room,
        Indiana Memorial Union.  The cost to attend the banquet is $20 per
        ticket.  Tickets to attend the banquet must be purchased no later than
        March 25th.  Please contact The Mongolia Society office about the
        purchase of tickets (812-855-4078 or monsoc(a)indiana.edu).
Sunday, 1 April 2001

12-6 pm There will be a Mongolian film festival on Sunday afternoon.  Film
        titles and times to be announced later.

PLEASE NOTE: There are a limited number of rooms reserved at the Indiana
Memorial Union Hotel at the special discounted conference price of only $70
per night.  Please phone (812)855-2536 today to make your reservation.

CFP- AAR Panel on Buddhism on the Silk Road

Posted by: Mariko Walter <mwalter(a)Mailbox.une.edu>
Posted: 17 Jan 2001


CFP- AAR Panel on Buddhism on the Silk Road

Call for Papers

American Academy of Religion, the annual meeting in Denver, Colorado,
Nov. 17-20, 2001

For the paper session on
"Buddhism on the Silk Road"

For those who are interested in presenting, we would like to receive a short
proposal (less than 2 pages) and an abstract (150 words) by e-mail by
Feb. 20.  Let me know your interest anyway beforehand.

Please contact Mariko Walter
e-mail: mwalter(a)mailbox.une.edu

PUBLICATION- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, January 17, 2001 Issue on Web

Posted by: Justin Rudelson <jcbenadam(a)hotmail.com>
Posted: 17 Jan 2001


PUBLICATION- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, January 17, 2001 Issue on Web

The January 17, 2001 Issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, a
subscription free Web journal, is now on-line!  And with over 50,000
visitors to the site since November 1999!

The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute of The Johns Hopkins University- Nitze
School of Advanced International Studies is proud to announce the
publication of the January 17, 2001 issue of its biweekly Web-Journal, The
Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst:

      http://www.cacianalyst.org/

The January 17, 2001 issue of The Analyst features four analytical articles,
four Field Reports, and News Bites from the past fortnight.  The analytical
articles feature:

CAN THE TALIBAN BE PART OF THE SOLUTION IN AFGHANISTAN?
By Dr. S. Frederick Starr
JUMA NAMANGANI RETURNS TO TAJIKISTAN FOR FRESH OFFENSIVE
By Ahmed Rashid
ALIEV'S DIPLOMATIC COUP: PUTIN LEAVES EMPTY HANDED YET PLEASED
By Miriam Lanskoy
THE CIS AND ITS POWER STRUCTURES
By Prof. Stephen Blank

The Field Reports include:

AIDS DAY IN KYRGYZSTAN
KAZAKHSTAN COMMEMORATES MARTYRS OF INDEPENDENCE
UZBEKS BE WARNED!
KYRGYZSTAN SEMINAR "JUSTICE IN MASS MEDIA"

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 send a short paragraph
describing your topic along with your CV to: <jcbenadam(a)hotmail.com> or
<jrudelson(a)jhu.edu>

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- Uzbekistan Economic Review

Posted by: Ali Khodiev <alexton(a)cer.uz>
Posted: 8 Jan 2001


PUBLICATION- Uzbekistan Economic Review

Dear Madam/Sir:

Please find information below on the "Uzbekistan Economic Review" issued by
the Center for Economic Research.

Don't hesitate to contact us for further details.

Best regards,

Alisher Khodiev
Marketing & Sales

Center for Economic Research (CER)
71, Buyuk Ipak Yuli str.
Tashkent 700137, Uzbekistan
Tel.: (998-712) 67-06-05, 67-93-13, 67-05-26
Fax.:(998-712) 67-05-64
E-mail: alexton(a)cer.uz, nargiza(a)cer.uz


Magazine "Uzbekistan Economic Review"

The illustrated scientific-practical magazine "Uzbekistan Economic review"
is issued by the Center for Economic Research.  This magazine has been
published in Russian since January 1998. Some materials are prepared in
English and Uzbek. The magazine is distinguished by the excellent printing
trades and high quality illustrations. It is published in Finland.

The magazine is supported by UNDP, Companies Uzdunrobita" and "Uzbekiston
Khavo Yollary" (Uzbekistan Airways), Navoyi Mining and Metallurgic Combinat.

The magazine is distributed within the whole territory of Uzbekistan and
abroad (by means of subscription and retail  sale).  In addition it is sent
free of charge to the state departments, libraries, to the leading companies
of the Republic, foreign embassies and representatives offices.  There is a
free access to the electronic version of the magazine through INTERNET.

The core authors of the magazine are the CER staff members. Major articles
were written on the basis of the reports prepared by the Center. Moreover,
many foreign and national experts send their works to be published in the
magazine.

Our readers are professional economists, businessmen and managers, teachers
and students  everybody interested in the economical problems.  The articles
with economical analysis are designed for the scientists, market surveys and
general description of the economical situations - for businessmen, and
everything required for seminars, essays and diploma works for students.
Even a man having no special knowledge can find a lot of interesting
materials for himself like news, description of some consumer markets,
information about specific goods, annotation of interesting books.

The key articles contain the analysis of the economical development problems
in Uzbekistan. Different vital problems are described in the magazine: the
work of enterprises and the problems of privatization, bank system and the
development of financial markets, economical growth and social protection of
the population, budget policy, foreign trade policy, anti-monopolistic
policies of the state and many, many others.

The magazine covers the foreign countries' experience in economical reforms,
information about the most important trends and problems in the world
economy development. Our readers were very interested in surveys of the
World Financial Crisis in 1997-98 and problems of globalization.  The
readers very actively responded to the article of the American scientist Mr.
Huntington analyzing the problems of the interaction among different
civilizations.

In our column entitled " Market Review" we analyze the world and national
markets of various goods. For example, we published the surveys of gold
markets and the markets of other precious metals, oil and other fuels,
cereals, cotton, automobiles, and milk products. The surveys of Tashkent
supermarkets, markets of tourist and educational services were of
considerable interest of the readers.

Besides, you can find a lot of interesting materials received from the
foreign mass media, INTERNET sites, information about new books to be
published, detailed and reliable statistical data, and practical advises for
businessmen.


Plans for 2001

Proposed subjects for the analytical materials:
  - Basic conditions to develop microcrediting  in Uzbekistan
  - Problems of SME development in the Republic of Uzbekistan
  - Reformation of the municipal economy
  - Development of enterprising in agriculture
  - Problems of technical assistance by the international organizations
  - Development of INTERNET in Uzbekistan
  - New approaches to assess the living standards
  - The use of export capacities in specific branches of the economy
    (processing sectors of Agricultural-Industrial Complex).
  - The concept of the reforming of the system of management and financing of
    applied social studies.
  - Reforming public health care system in Uzbekistan
  - Improvement of taxation of entrepreneurs
  - De-monopolization and its consequences
  - Savings protection guarantee and confidentiality of deposits
  - Legal ways to organize business in Uzbekistan
  - Importance of mortgage credits in business financing
  - Investors' legal protection and economical development

Proposed subjects for  market surveys and ratings:
  - INTERNET providers
  - Rating of Tashkent hotels
  - The biggest enterprises of Tashkent
  - Survey of the market for legal services
  - Suppliers of home and office appliances
  - Regions of Uzbekistan
  - Market of air transport services
  - Newspapers and magazines of Uzbekistan
  - Advertisement market in Uzbekistan
  - Rating of cellular communication companies
  - Rating of supermarkets
  - Foreign firms and trade marks (brands)

Proposed surveys prepared with the help of foreign mass media issues:
  - Demography is the headache for the whole world
  - Export of capitals
  - World trends in regard of globalization
  - INTERNET and economy
  - World markets of agricultural goods
  - Drugs are the world problem
  - World aircraft markets
  - Problems of education development
  - Black market economy
  - Interaction of leading countries and superpowers
  - World integration process
  - Transition economies  results of reforms

PUBLICATION- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, January 3, 2001 Issue on Web

Posted by: Justin Rudelson <jcbenadam(a)hotmail.com>
Posted: 4 Jan 2001


PUBLICATION- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, January 3, 2001 Issue on Web

The January 3, 2001 Issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, a
subscription free Web journal, is now on-line!  And with 49,000 visitors to
the site since November 24, 1999!

The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute of The Johns Hopkins University - Nitze
School of Advanced International Studies is proud to announce the
publication of the January 3, 2001 issue of its biweekly Web-Journal, The
Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst:

       http://www.cacianalyst.org/

The January 3, 2001 issue of The Analyst features four analytical articles,
four Field Reports, and News Bites from the past fortnight.  The analytical
articles feature:


"Has the Commonwealth of Independent States Collapsed?" by Dimitri Kemoklidze
"The Covert Biowar Against Drugs in Central Asia" by Dr. John C. K. Daly
"China Flirts with an Independent Pro-Active Afghan Policy" by Dr. Damon
    Bristow
"Credibility of Electoral Observation in Eurasia Under Doubt" by Henry I. Horn


The Field Reports include:
"Uzbekistan Watches Big Brother Russia"
"Anti-Troop Mines Along Kyrgyz-Uzbek Border Kill Civilians"
"Uzbekistan Dismantles its Social Security System"
"The Progress Center in Nukus, Karakalpakstan"

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 send a short paragraph
describing your topic along with your CV to: <jcbenadam(a)hotmail.com> or
<jrudelson(a)jhu.edu>

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- Foreign Policy in Focus, South-Central Asia

Posted by: Interhemispheric Resource Center <ircalb(a)swcp.com>
Posted: 21 Dec 2000


PUBLICATION- Foreign Policy in Focus, South-Central Asia

FOREIGN POLICY IN FOCUS

Dear Colleagues,

The Foreign Policy In Focus project has put together a new link for updated
commentary on George W. Bush's new administration and how it is likely to
impact future U.S. foreign policy. The following links to the newest
analysis on the coming role of U.S. in South-Central Asia.


Bush Administration and South Asia
By John Gershman, Asia-Pacific Editor, Foreign Policy In Focus

Under the Bush administration, U.S. policy toward South Asia will
continue-if not accelerate-Washington's tilt since 1998 away from Pakistan
and toward India. Independent from its ongoing conflict with Pakistan over
Kashmir, India now has a prominent place on the U.S. foreign policy map.
This is not likely to change under a Bush administration.  If, as is likely,
the Bush administration continues the Clinton administration approach of
not having an Afghan policy but a "get Bin laden" policy, the war in
Afghanistan and the broader regional instability will continue.  Foreign
Policy In Focus Commentary, December 15, 2000
http://www.foreignpolicy-infocus.org/commentary/0012southasia.html

(John Gershman can be contacted at <jgershman(a)igc.org>.)

We encourage responses to the opinions expressed and may print them, with
permission, in the "Letters and Comments" section of our weekly e-journal on
world affairs. For more information on FPIF and and contributing original
analysis, please consider visiting FPIF's website:
http://www.foreignpolicy-infocus.org/.


Tim McGivern
tim(a)irc-online.org
Foreign Policy in Focus
http://www.foreignpolicy-infocus.org

PUBLICATION- Central Asia Monitor, No. 6, 2000

Posted by: David Nalle <DavidN5512(a)aol.com>
Posted: 20 Dec 2000


PUBLICATION- Central Asia Monitor, No. 6, 2000

CENTRAL ASIA MONITOR No. 6, 2000 -- now available

Gregory Gleason's map traces landlocked Tajikistan's projected route to the
outside world, and CAM calls attention to five collections of articles and
essays on the area.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

  * New Moves on an Old Chessboard, by Paul Goble

  * Western and Local Political Discourse on Authority Relations
    in Central Asia, by Paul Georg Geiss

  * Two Central Political Concepts in Tajik Political Discourse, by Franz
    Wennberg

  * Foreign Policy Dimensions of Tajikistan's Transportation Policy,
    by Gregory Gleason

  * Recent Changes in the Admissions Procedures of Institutions
    of Higher Education in Turkmenistan, by Jeren Balaeva-Sawyer

  * Kazakhstan's Security, by Merhat Sharipzhan

  * Recent Collections of Special Interest

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/cam.htm

SEEKING AUTHORS- Historical Dictionaries of Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan

Posted by: Harvard Forum for Central Asian Studies <centasia(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 20 Dec 2000


SEEKING AUTHORS- Historical Dictionaries of Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan

[NOTE: All inquiries should be addressed to the editor by post, as he has no
e-mail]

The Scarecrow Press is seeking author(s) for a Historical Dictionary of
Kyrgyzstan and a Historical Dictionary of Turkmenistan as part of a series
of Historical Dictionaries of Asia.  Each volume will consist of an
introduction, chronology, dictionary (with entries on significant persons,
places, events, institutions and historical, political, economic, social and
cultural aspects of the country concerned), list of acronyms, and
bibliography.  Payment is by royalties.  If you are interested, please
contact (enclosing a brief c.v.) the Series Editor:

Jon Woronoff
419, route de Vesegnin
01280 Prevessin
FRANCE

PUBLICATION- La Route de Samarcand, Svetlana Gorshenina

Posted by: Svetlana Gorshenina <sveta.gorshenina(a)ens.fr>
Posted: 13 Dec 2000


PUBLICATION- La Route de Samarcand, Svetlana Gorshenina

Publication:
Svetlana Gorshenina, "La route de Samarcand. L'Asie centrale dans l'objectif
des voyageurs d'autrefois", Olizane, Genève, 2000, 21 x 28 cm, 256 p., more
than 100 pictures.

Public and private collections in Europe possess many documentary witnesses
about the relationships between Central Asia and Europe in the 19th-20th
centuries.  The French and Swiss travelers, who visited Central Asia
(Russian Turkestan) from about 1860 to about 1930, left very important
documentation in France and in Switzerland.  The texts and pictures offer
the possibility to reconstruct the history of the dialogue between two
different cultures, one Asiatic and the other European.  This book prepared
for an exhibition at the Museum of Ethnography of Geneva, is in the same
time a travelers notice, a guide and a monograph about a discovery of
Orient.  It has been written by Svetlana Gorshenina, an historian of arts
from Uzbekistan working at the French Institute of Central Asiatic Studies
and invited at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes des Sciences Sociales in Paris.

Price: CHF 49.- / FF 175.6

Edition Olizane: 11 rue des Vieux-Grenadiers, 1205 Genève, Suisse; tel: 022/
328 52 52; fax: 022/ 328 57 96; e-mail: guide(a)olizane.ch

Distribution: France - Vilo; Suisse - Servidis; Benelux - Centre
Cartographique; Canada - Edipresse

Reply to: Sveta.Gorshenina(a)ens.fr

PUBLICATION- as-Sikka Winter 2000 Issue Now On-line

Posted by: Fawzan Barrage <barrage(a)sympatico.ca>
Posted: 10 Dec 2000


PUBLICATION- as-Sikka Winter 2000 Issue Now On-line

Hi Everyone,

It is with great pleasure that I announce to you that the Winter 2000 issue
of as-Sikka, The e-Magazine of the Islamic Coins Group is now published
on-line at the group's webpage here:
http://members.fortunecity.com/islamiccoinsgroup/index.html

This issue is jam-packed with fascinating articles, and marks a definite
shift for as-Sikka. The next issue will be in June of 2001. That should give
many of you plenty of time to write something meaningful to be published. If
you plan to write for as-Sikka June 2001, please let me know at
<barrage(a)sympatico.ca>.

On another note, there were no commercial sponsors for this issue. I hope
that will change soon. I have placed a counter on the main page of the
e-magazine and that should show potential sponsors what exposure as-Sikka
could be for them. If you are considering sponsoring an article, the
sponsorship is in the form of a gift to the author of the article and will
give you a box add in the article's webpage. It is that simple. The purpose
of the sponsorship program is to encourage more articles to be submitted to
as-Sikka. That's all!

As you visit the website you will also notice that the format has changed
somewhat and that two new pages have been added:

Early Muslim Drachm Conference
&
Arab-Byzantine Forum

I am making these pages available to the respective groups to make
announcements and publish related information as they please. I will
entertain doing the same for similar events and groups if any are proposed.
I hope to make the home page of the Islamic Coins Group a free resource for
all related happenings.

Enjoy the new issue and oh, yes: comments are solicited.

Regards,
Fawzan

PUBLICATION- Islam in Siberia, Stephane A. Dudoignon (ed.)

Posted by: Stephane A. Dudoignon <dudoignon(a)aol.com>
Posted: 10 Dec 2000


PUBLICATION- Islam in Siberia, Stephane A. Dudoignon (ed.)

EN ISLAM SIBERIEN, ed. Stephane A. DUDOIGNON, Paris : Editions de l'EHESS,
2000, 241 p. (Cahiers du monde russe, 41/2-3).

Table of Contents:

  - Avant-propos par Stephane A. DUDOIGNON (pp. 207-220)
  - Nikolaj A. TOMILOV, "Ethnic Processes within the Turkic Population of the
    West Siberian Plain (Sixteenth-Twentieth Centuries)" (pp. 221-232)
  - Svetlana N. KORUSENKO, "Composition ethnique et relations
    intercommunautaires des Tatars du Moyen-Irtysh (fin XVIIIe - fin XXe
    siècles): etude de quelques releves demographiques et genealogiques" (pp.
    233-244)
  - Allen J. FRANK, "Varieties of Islamization in Inner Asia: The Case of the
    Baraba Tatars (1740-1917)" (pp. 245-262)
  - Christian NOACK, "Die sibirischen Bucharioten - eine muslimische
Minderheit
    unter russischer Herrschaft" (pp. 263-178)
  - Thierry ZARCONE, "Les confreries soufies en Siberie (XIXe siecle et debut
    du XXe siecle)" (pp. 279-296)
  - Stephane A. DUDOIGNON, "Un islam peripherique? Quelques reflexions sur la
    presse musulmane de Siberie a la veille de la Premiere guerre mondiale"
(pp.
    297-340)
  - Aleksandr G. SELEZNEV, "Le syncrétisme islam-paganisme chez les peuples
    türks de Sibérie occidentale" (pp. 341-356)
  - Shulpan K. AHMETOVA, "L'islam dans la culture des Qazaqs de Siberie
    occidentale" (pp. 357-368)

Hors-dossier:
  - Xavier LE TORRIVELLEC, "Entre steppes et steles. Territoires et identites
    au Bachkortostan" (pp. 369-400)
  - Marine LE BERRE-SEMENOV, "Le mouvement de conservation d'une ethnie en
voie
    d'extinction, les Youkaguirs" (pp. 401-430)

PUBLICATION- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, December 6, 2000 Issue on Web

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


PUBLICATION- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, December 6, 2000 Issue on Web

The December 6, 2000 Issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, a
subscription free Web journal, is now on-line!  And with 46,000 visitors to
the site since November 24, 1999!

The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute of The Johns Hopkins University- Nitze
School of Advanced International Studies is proud to announce the
publication of the December 6, 2000 issue of its biweekly Web-Journal, The
Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst:

http://www.cacianalyst.org/

The December 6, 2000 issue of The Analyst features four analytical articles,
four Field Reports, and News Bites from the past fortnight.  The analytical
articles feature:

"The Plague of Regionalism and Patronage in Tajikistan" by Dr. Shahram
    Akbarzadeh
"China Goes West:Laudable Development? Ethnic Provocation?" by Michael Dillon
"Turkey to theRescue: Life Raft or Hindrance to a Besieged Uzbekistan?" by
    Jennifer Balfour
"What the WTO Means for Xinjiang" by Christopher M. Flemming

The Field Reports include:

"Akaev vs. Turgunaliev: A 'Free Country' in the Balance"
"Abortion in Uzbekistan"
"SIDU--Central Asia and Caucasus Youth Bridging Conflict"
"Hard Times for North Kazakhstan Farmers "

The Analyst provides a rigorous, concise and non-partisan 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 send a short paragraph
describing your topic along with your CV to: <jcbenadam(a)hotmail.com> or
<jrudelson(a)jhu.edu>

Dr. JustinRudelson, Editor
CentralAsia-Caucasus Analyst
CentralAsia-Caucasus Institute
The Johns HopkinsUniversity
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- Bulletin of the Asia Institute, Vol. 11

Posted by: Carol Bromberg <bai34(a)aol.com>
Posted: 3 Dec 2000


PUBLICATION- Bulletin of the Asia Institute, Vol. 11

Bulletin of the Asia Institute, Vol. 11
(published November, 2000)

Contents:

A. Nikitin, V. Shkoda, and M. Alram
"In Memoriam Evgeny Vladislavovich Zeymal"

Nicholas Sims-Williams
"Four Bactrian Economic Documents"

P. Leriche, Sh. Pidaev, K. Abdullaev et P. Gentelle
"Bilan de la campagne 1997 de la Mafouz de Bactriane"

Albert de Jong
"A New Syrian Mithraic Tauroctony"

A. S. Melikian-Chirvani
"The Iranian Wine Leg from Prehistory to Mongol Times"

Prods Oktor Skjærvø
"The Joy of the Cup: A Pre-Sasanian Middle Persian Inscription on a Silver
    Bowl"

David Frendo
"The Religious Factor in Byzantine-Iranian Relations"

A. S. Melikian-Chirvani
"Ancient Iranian Jade"

Prods Oktor Skjærvø
"Eastern Iranian Epic Traditions III: Zarathustra and Diomedes--an
    Indo-European Epic Warrior Type"

Richard Salomon
"Another Reliquary Inscription of the Apraca Princess Uttara>-"

Guitty Azarpay
"The Sasanian Complex at Bandian: Palace or Dynastic Shrine"

Sanjyot Mehendale
"New US-Uzbek Collaborative Archaeological Project in Uzbekistan"

Reviews
ALLCHIN ET AL., EDS. Gandharan Art in Context: East-West Exchanges at the
Crossroads of Asia (Carol Altman Bromberg)

Bemman et Al. Die Feldsbildstation Oshibat (Richard Salomon)

FRYE. The Heritage Of Central Asia: From Antiquity to the Turkish Expansion
(B. K. Waghmar)

GÉRARD FUSSMAN ET AL. Die Felsbildstation Shatial (Jason Neelis)

RIKA GYSELEN, ED. Sceaux d'Orient et leur emploi (A. D. H. Bivar)

GUENÉE, TISSOT, AND CALLIERI. Bibliographie analytique des ouvrages parus
sur l'art du Gandhara entre 1950 et 1993 (Carol Altman Bromberg)

HAERINCK AND OVERLAET. Luristan Excavation Documents. Vol. 2, Chamahzi Mumah
An Iron Age III Graveyard (Oscar White Muscarella)

KOTWAL AND KREYENBROEK, EDS. AND TRANS. The Herbedestan and Nerangestan.
Vol. 2, Nerangestan, Fragard 1 (Prods Oktor Skjærvø)

SALOMON ET AL. Ancient Buddhist Scrolls from Gandhara: he British Library
Kharosthi Fragments (Carol Altman Bromberg)

ZIMANSKY. Ancient Ararat: A Handbook of Urartian Studies (Oscar White
Muscarella)

ZWALF. A Catalogue of the Gandhara Sculpture in the British Museum (Carol
Altman Bromberg)


To order volume 11, send $65 + $8 shipping in U.S. funds (either a check
drawn on a U.S. bank or as an International Money Order) to:

Bulletin of the Asia Institute
3287 Bradway Blvd.
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48301
U.S.A.

or contact bai34(a)aol.com

PUBLICATION- Central Asia and the Caucasus, 2000 No.6

Posted by: Murad Esenov <murad(a)communique.se>
Posted: 3 Dec 2000


PUBLICATION- Central Asia and the Caucasus, 2000 No.6

Dear Colleagues,

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

Murad Esenov,
Editor-in-Chief
The Central Asia and the Caucasus Journal
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. 6, 2000

IN THIS ISSUE:

SPECIAL FEATURE
POLITICAL DEVELOPMENTS

Elkhan Nuriev. No War, No Peace in the Caucasus: The Geopolitical Game
    Continues!
Farhad Tolipov. Geopolitical Stalemate in Afghanistan
Boris Parakhonskiy. GUUAM: The Way to Strategic Stability in the Caucasus
Aron Brudniy, Cholpon Chotaeva. Central Asia: Ways and Models of Development
Farid Arifoglu, Shakhin Abbasov. The Azerbaijani Parliament-Hostage to the
    Executive. The First Milli Mejlis: A Five-Year History (A Review)
Bakhtier Ergashev. The Formation of a Multi-Party System in Uzbekistan:
    Problems and Prospects
Igor Muradian. The Political Processes in Iran

RELIGION IN SOCIETY

Sergei Abashin. Ok-Suiak, Muslim Elite of Central Asia
Igor Dobaev. Islamic Radicalism in the Northern Caucasus
Irina Ivanova, Vadim Tutlis. Homo Politicus and Religion in Times of Changes
    in Kyrgyzstan
Vladimir Bobrovnikov. Muslim Nationalism in the Post-Soviet Caucasus: Daghestan
Viacheslav Belokrenitskiy. Islamic Radicalism in Pakistan: Evolution and
    Regional Role

ETHNIC CONFLICTS

Natella Akaba. Georgian-Abkhazian Conflict: Rooted in the Past, Resolved in
    Future
David Shakhnazarian. Past and Present of the Nagorny Karabakh Problem
Murat Botashev. Ethnic Conflict in Karachaevo-Cherkessia: From Its Sources
    to Our Days
Shakhobitdin Ziiamov. On the 1989 Ethnic Conflict in Uzbekistan

REGIONAL ECONOMIES

David Preiger, Irina Maliarchuk, Alla Novikova, Elena Nizhnik. GUUAM: The
    Economic Foundations of Cooperation
Meiram Zhaksybaev. Foreign Direct Investments in Central Asia
Haroutiun Khachatrian. Economic Reforms in Armenia: Lessons of the Past Decade
Sergei Smirnov. Oil Strategy of Kazakhstan: Dreams and Facts
Gulzhan Oruzbaeva. Addressing the Foreign Debt Problem in the Kyrgyz Republic

THE SILK ROUTE OF THE 21ST CENTURY

Amaiak Martirosian. The Great Silk Road Restored
Farda Asadov. Oil Caravans of the 21st Century on the Great Silk Road: What
    the Future Has in Store for Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan

NEIGHBORS
Erkin Tukumov. The Kazakhs of Uzbekistan

FOR YOUR INFORMATION

The Special Feature section in the next issue will discuss:

Regional and State Security in Central Asia and the Caucasus
Energy Projects: Problems and Prospects
Political and Economic Reforms: Where to Go?

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

CALL FOR AUTHORS- Encyclopedia of National Economies

Posted by: Tom Pendergast <tpfullc(a)gte.net>
Posted: 1 Dec 2000


CALL FOR AUTHORS- Encyclopedia of National Economies

The editors of the Worldmark Encyclopedia of National Economies are seeking
qualified writers to contribute entries on the economies of 201 of the
world's nations. The four-volume Worldmark Encyclopedia of National
Economies is designed to serve the specific needs of high school and public
library users by providing detailed country profiles focusing on economic
conditions and written at a high school reading level.

The book will distinguish itself from other economic encyclopedias by
emphasizing the analysis of economic development within the context of
social and political trends and events, and by organizing information into
defined sections that allow easy comparison between countries. Entries will
touch on the economic development of the country, governmental structure,
infrastructure and communications, international trade history, distribution
of wealth, working conditions, a brief country history, and a forecast of
future trends. Most of all the essays should paint a picture of how the
economy affects the lives of the people.

We are looking for writers who understand the workings of individual
countries and their economies and who are interested in an opportunity to
share their knowledge with readers who may have little experience with
economic information. Entries will be assigned on a country by country
basis, and writers will receive a byline and payment ranging from $350 to
$1100 based on entry length.

So that we can select the best contributors for this publication, please
send a letter or an e-mail message indicating your qualifications and
identifying the countries of interest to you. We will contact qualified
writers with further details. Assignments will begin immediately.

Contact:
Co-editors, Sara Pendergast and Tom Pendergast
Full Circle Editorial, Inc. Fax:
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PUBLICATION- Inner Asia, Vol. 2, No. 2: Special Issue on Xinjiang

Posted by: A. Johnson <aj(a)erica.demon.co.uk>
Posted: 27 Nov 2000


PUBLICATION- Inner Asia, Vol. 2, No. 2: Special Issue on Xinjiang

Inner Asia, Vol. 2, No. 2

Special Issue: Xinjiang
Guest Editors Gardner Bovingdon and Dru C. Gladney

CONTENTS

EDITORIAL PREFACE
New Perspectives on the "New Region" of China:

Reconsidering Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region
    Dru C. Gladney

SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL HISTORY

Historical Perspectives on Contemporary Xinjiang
    James Millward

Ethnicity and Economic Development in Xinjiang
    June Teufel Dreyer

POPULATION TRANSFER AND COLONISATION

The Population Landscape of Xinjiang/East Turkestan
    Stanley Toops

Xinjiang's Production and Construction Corps, and the Sinification of
Eastern Turkestan
    James D. Seymour

ETHNICITY AND NATIONALISM

Four Generations of Uyghurs: The Shift towards Ethno-political Ideologies
among Xinjiang's Youth
    Joanne Smith

Consuming Identities: Food and Resistance among the Uyghur in Contemporary
Xinjiang
    M. Cristina Cesaro

DEBATE ABOUT XINJIANG

Is Xinjiang an Internal Colony?
    Barry Sautman

BOOK REVIEW
Stephen Kotkin and Bruce A. Elleman (eds) Mongolia in the Twentieth
Century: Landlocked Cosmopolitan
    Christopher Kaplonski

INDEX to Inner Asia, Volume 2, 2000
Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit
University of Cambridge

For more information about this and other issues of the journal, visit:
http://www.erica.demon.co.uk


A. Johnson, The White Horse Press

10 High Street, Knapwell, Cambridge CB3 8NR, UK
tel./fax: (+44)1954 267527

1 Strond, Isle of Harris, Western Isles HS5 3UD, UK
tel./fax: (+44) 1859 520204

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

Posted by: IEI Editor <editor_iei(a)iicas.org>
Posted: 26 Nov 2000


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

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:

Chris ISTRATI. Freedom of Choice in Central Asia

We would be happy to know your view on the article by

Michael DOBBS, David OTTAWAY and Sharon LAFRANIERE. American at Center of
    Kazakh Oil Probe

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

Nurbulat MASANOV. Political elite of Kazakhstan. The changes of Kazakhstani
    political elite during the period of sovereignty

Sergei DUVANOV. Kazakh NGOs Squeezed

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

ON-LINE PUBLICATION- News Service on Uzbekistan

Posted by: UzNews <webmaster(a)uznews.com>
Posted: 24 Nov 2000


ON-LINE PUBLICATION- News Service on Uzbekistan

Come and discover the latest news from the most comprehensive web site on
Uzbekistan: The latest news from Uzbekistan updated weekly.  Visit
http://www.uznews.com/ and get the scoop on what's going on in Uzbekistan
and in Central Asia directly from the source.

webmaster(a)uznews.com

CFP- 2nd Int'l Conf.: Hierarchy and Power in the History of Civilizations

Posted by: Igor Sledzevskiy <igor.sledzevskiy(a)inafr.ru>
Posted: 22 Nov 2000


CFP- 2nd Int'l Conf.: Hierarchy and Power in the History of Civilizations

SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
"HIERARCHY AND POWER IN THE HISTORY OF CIVILIZATIONS"

July 2002, Saint Petersburg, Russia

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR PAPERS

The Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences (St.
Petersburg Branch) in cooperation with the Center for Civilizational and
Regional Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Institute of
Cultural Anthropology of the Russian State University for the Humanities
(Moscow) is organizing in July 2002 in St. Petersburg the Second
International Conference "HIERARCHY AND POWER IN THE HISTORY OF
CIVILIZATIONS".  The British Academy, the Lehigh University, Northwestern
University and State University of New York - New Paltz are also supposed to
take their part in the organization of the Conference.

The First Conference held in Moscow in June 2000, brought together over 150
scholars.  While the majority of participants were from Russia, others came
from Australia, Canada, France, Germany, India, Kazakhstan, Netherlands,
Poland, South Africa, Spain, UK, Ukraine, and the USA.  Billed as a
discussion of 'the general trends and mechanisms of sociocultural evolution
and the processes of sociopolitical evolution in their regional and
temporary variation', it turned into a series of debates about the
relationship between anthropology and history of the longue durée, with
contributions from (and implications for) those working in political
science, sociology, cultural studies, and related disciplines.  The success
of the First Conference suggested to its participants an idea to create an
international consortium which could ensure the regularity of further
conferences.  Now we intend to hold the "Hierarchy and Power" Conference
biannually.  Furthermore, it was decided to broaden its disciplinary
diapason by inviting to participate in the Second Conference not only
anthropologists and historians, but also political scientists, sociologists,
jurists, and specialists in other related fields.

The participants of the First Conference came to the conclusion that in
contemporary social sciences we observe a rather effective and sophisticated
system of data collection and their initial analysis (on the level of
individual cultures and civilizations).  At the meantime, we seem to lack a
similarly effective and sophisticated system of the synthesis of the
obtained results.  This problem looks in an especially transparent way if we
compare the situation in social and biological sciences.  E.g. in the latter
one could find dozens of journals dealing with the evolutionary theory,
whereas in the whole world there does not seem to be a single journal
dealing specifically with the general theory of social evolution.  It was
through understanding this problem that the First Conference participants
came to an idea to make the "Hierarchy and Power" Conferences regular,
aiming at the filling of the above mentioned gap, at the creating of a
world-wide network of scholars concerned with the solving of the above
discussed problem.

The immediate objective of the Second Conference is to discuss the following
issues:
  - civilizational and evolutionary (including formation) models of
    socio-political development;
  - interaction of the socio-political and cultural-mental groups of factors
    in the processes of social evolution;
  - cultural and socio-biological foundations and factors of dominance in
    human societies;
  - socio-political evolution of the East: models and tendencies;
  - evolutionary position of the state among the forms of socio-political
    organization;
  - democratic and non-democratic forms of socio-political organization at
    different levels of cultural complexity;
  - political center and regions: interrelations within the frameworks of
    different models of socio-political organization;
  - schools and trends in the study of the "hierarchy and power" problematic.

The Organizing Committee will be glad to consider any panel proposals
(within 500 words) which will be received by September 1, 2001.  The
deadline for paper submission (an abstract within 300 words) is December 1,
2001.  If you would like to take part in the Conference, please, let us know
your full name, title, institutional affiliation, full mail and e-mail
addresses, and fax #.

As soon as we receive your abstract, we will send you the list of documents
necessary for us to support your visa application process in the Russian
Consulate or Embassy in your country.

The registration fee ($100 which includes the culture program, Conference
book of abstracts, reception, coffee-breaks, &c.) payment, is to be paid on
the spot.  Accommodation is about $35 per night (single room in a three
stars hotel).  Estimated meal and other daily expenses are ca. $15.

The correspondence should be sent for Dr. Serguei A. Frantsouzoff to the
following address:

Institute of Oriental Studies (St. Petersburg Branch)
18, Dvortsovaya nab.
191186 St. Petersburg, Russia
tel.: +7-812-315-84-90
fax:  +7-812-312 14 65
e-mail: invost(a)mail.convey.ru

PUBLICATION- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, November 22, 2000 Issue on Web

Posted by: Justin Rudelson <JCBenAdam(a)aol.com>
Posted: 21 Nov 2000


PUBLICATION- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, November 22, 2000 Issue on Web

The November 22, 2000 Issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, a
subscription free Web journal, is now on-line!  And with nearly 45,000
visitors to the site since November 24, 1999!

The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute of The Johns Hopkins University- Nitze
School of Advanced International Studies is proud to announce the publication
of the November 22, 2000 issue of its biweekly Web-Journal, The Central
Asia-Caucasus Analyst:

       http://www.cacianalyst.org/

The November 22, 2000 issue of The Analyst features four analytical articles,
four Field Reports, and News Bites from the past fortnight.  The analytical
articles feature:

"Confrontation Brews among Islamic Militants in Central Asia" by Ahmed Rashid
"Interview with Hizb-e Tahrir Leader" by Ahmed Rashid
"Afghanistan as Center: Central Asia's New Geopolitics" by Svante Cornell
and Maria Sultan
"Azerbaijan's Parliamentary Election Fraud and Falsification" by Elkhan
Mekhtiev

The Field Reports include:

"Turkmen Nationalism and Higher Education"
"Emigration of 'Russian-Speakers' from Uzbekistan"
"Lake Sarez Warning System Protects Pamiris from Floods"
"Amnesty International Bishkek Celebrates One Year Anniversary"

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 send a short paragraph
describing your topic along with your CV to: <jcbenadam(a)hotmail.com> or
<jrudelson(a)jhu.edu>

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.- Central Asia Monitor, No. 5, 2000, Now Available

Posted by: David Nalle <DavidN5512(a)aol.com>
Posted: 6 Nov 2000

PUBL.- Central Asia Monitor, No. 5, 2000, Now Available

Examining aspects of transition in three different countries: to the new
capital, Astana, in Kazakhstan; to a Tajik democracy rooted in that
country's rich cultural heritage; and the slide away from Russian in
Uzbekistan's intellectual life.  Plus: a different point of view on "Calming
the Ferghana Valley."

TABLE OF CONTENTS --
  - Fighting Fundamentalism with Sufism, by Paul Goble
  - Problems and Prospects for Democracy in Post-Conflict Tajikistan,
    by Yokubjon Abdukholikov
  - Capital Movement: Kazakhstan's New Center, by Sarah Prosser
  - Calming the Ferghana Valley Experts, Review Essay by Nick Megoran
  - The Erosion of Cultural and Scientific Development in Uzbekistan,
    by Mikhail Degtiar
  - Altaians Celebrate Cultural Freedom in Siberia, by Lily Hyde

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/cam.htm

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS- Authors for CIS Country Studies on Economic Growth

Posted by: Alexis Belianin <alex(a)eerc.ru>
Posted: 4 Nov 2000

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS- Authors for CIS Country Studies on Economic Growth
Economics Education and Research Consortium (EERC-Russia) and the Global
Development Network (GDN) invite proposals to conduct country studies of
economic growth in the CIS countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia,
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine
and Uzbekistan.

For each of the twelve CIS countries, a single author or a small team of
authors (up to 3 persons) will be selected to prepare a country study
report. Country studies constitute the second phase in the "Explaining
Growth" Global Research Project (GRP) of the GDN, the purpose of which is to
analyze economic growth at the level of seven macro-regions and more than
150 developing and transition countries in these regions. Individual
researchers will be contracted to conduct the country studies in early 2001.
Country studies have to be written in English and are to be completed within
one calendar year. Total funding per project will typically fall in the
range of $10,000-15,000, depending on the size of team and specific budget
requirements.

Further information about EERC and GDN, including detailed terms of
reference for this project, can be found at:
http://www.eerc.ru/activ/GDN/
Page down to "Global Research Project (GRP)"

At the end of the section, click on: "Terms of reference and application
guidelines for this competition can be found here." Note that this is an
11-page Word document.

Formal and informal inquiries may be addressed to Alexis Belianin, alex(a)eerc.ru

[Forwarded from: CEEMAN-L]

CFP/PUBL.- Ethno-cultural and Social Processes in Eurasia

Posted by: Sergey Golunov <sgolunov(a)mail.ru>
Posted: 3 Nov 2000

CFP/PUBL.- Ethno-cultural and Social Processes in Eurasia
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Center for Eurasian studies at Volgograd State University invites papers
for publication in its 1st annual, named "Etnokul'turnaya spetsifika
sotsial'nykh protsessov na evrazii'skom prostranstve" ("Ethno-cultural
specificity of social processes in the Eurasian region").  It is planned
that this annual will be devoted to actual problems of social, political,
economic, ecological, cultural nature in geographical frameworks of the
South-Western Russia, Transcaucasia, Central Asia, Turkey, Iran,
Afghanistan, China (Xinjiang)). The stress is supposed to be laid on
consideration of the following problems:
 - Transformation of traditional cultures in modern conditions;
 - nationalism and ethnic factor in the international relations and political
   life of CIS and southern neighbor states (Iran and Turkey);
 - ethnic components of political cultures: comparative analysis;
 - national elites: formation and development;
 - migration processes and diasporas;
 - ethno-cultural dimension of economic processes;
 - ecological situation in context of ethno-cultural problems;
 - Ethnic factor in modern cultural life (education, art etc.).
Papers up to 10 pages (font "Times New Roman", 1,5 intervals) in English or
Russian are accepted.  The authors are requested to specify they degrees (if
available), positions and places of work. Materials sent by e-mail to the
address golunov(a)hist.volsu.ru are accepted till November 18, 2000.
Responsible editor
Sergey Golunov
Tel. 7 8442 432-025

PUBL.- Silk Road on Wheels: Travels through Central Asia, Xinjiang and Tibet

Posted by: Akhil Bakshi <abakshi(a)giasdl01.vsnl.net.in>
Posted: 2 Nov 2000

PUBL.- Silk Road on Wheels: Travels through Central Asia, Xinjiang and Tibet
In 1994, Akhil Bakshi led the Central Asia Expedition, comprising of Indian,
Chinese and European scholars, on the Old Silk Road. The expedition drove
12,000 kms, in five Mahindra Armadas, across Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan,
Kirghizstan, Chinese Turkestan and Tibet.

In a charming and hilarious account of this remarkable journey, the
audacious adventurer brings alive the excitement of Silk Road travel as he
visits ageing caravanserais; witnesses a dumba fight; experiences the thrill
of the Kazakh steppe; enjoys the wondrous beauty of Kirghiz lakes; chases
double-humped camels in the foothills of Tien Shans; races gyrating
whirlwinds and explores Buddhist caves in Taklamakan and Gobi deserts; and
rubs shoulders with yaks, nomads and monks in Tibet.

The tempestuousness of the times is felt through the pulse of Timurlane,
Chingiz Khan, Huen Tsang and Milarepa - who accompany the author through
their old haunts.

Silk Road On Wheels offers not only action and adventure, but also social
and political insights revealing twenty centuries of the Silk Road.
The epic tale is handsomely illustrated with 16 pages of colour photographs
and about 100 black and white photographs.

The book is published by Odyssey Books in India.

Contents and extracts are available at
www.cuvlindia.com/silkroute.htm

For more information, you may write to
info(a)cuvlindia.com
Sharmila

CALL FOR REVIEWERS- International Journal for Comparative Sociology (IJCS)

Posted by: Mehdi Amineh <amineh(a)pscw.uva.nl>
Posted: 31 Oct 2000

CALL FOR REVIEWERS- International Journal for Comparative Sociology (IJCS)
The International Journal for Comparative Sociology is soliciting authors
for book reviews. The book reviews will be published within four months
after receipt of a completed review. If you would like to receive for review
any of the books listed below, please reply by email to Mehdi Parvizi
Amineh, Book Review Editor of the IJCS (amineh(a)pscw.uva.nl).
BOOKS AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW FOR THE IJCS
1. Huang, Jing (2000) Factionalism in Chinese Communist Politics
(Cambridge): Cambridge University Press.
2. Tripp, Charles (2000) A History of Iraq (Cambridge): Cambridge University
Press.
3. Steinberg, Richard H. & Bruce Stokes (Eds.) (2000) Partners or
Competitors? (Lanham-Boulder-New York-Oxford): Rowman & Littlefield
Publishers, Inc.
4. Barkey, J. Henri & Graham E. Fuller (Eds.) (2000) Turkey's Kurdish
Question (Lanham-Boulder-New York-Oxford): Rowman & Littlefield Publishers,
Inc.
5. Hoffmann, Stanley (2000) World Disorders: Troubled Peace in the Post-Cold
War Era (Lanham-Boulder-New York-Oxford): Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
6. (Klab, Don and .../Eds.) (2000) The Ends of Globalization: Bringing
Society Back In (Lanham-Boulder-New York-Oxford): Rowman & Littlefield
Publishers, Inc.

Dr. Mehdi Parvizi Amineh
Department of Political Science/International Relations
University of Amsterdam
O.Z.Achterburgwal 237
1012 DL Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Tel Office: (31) 20 525 2175
Tel. home:  (31) 20 6710 426
e-mail:     amineh(a)pscw.uva.nl

PUBL.- FEL IV Proceedings available: Endangered Languages and Literacy

Posted by: Nicholas Ostler <nostler(a)chibcha.demon.co.uk>
Posted: 28 Oct 2000

PUBL.- FEL IV Proceedings available: Endangered Languages and Literacy
The proceedings of the Foundation for Endangered Languages' last conference
in Charlotte, North Carolina, (21-24 September 2000), are now available:
"Endangered Languages and Literacy"
edited by Nicholas Ostler and Blair Rudes
Bath: FEL, 2000
ISBN 0-9538248-2-9
It is an 150-page volume, handsomely produced, with a keynote address by
Ofelia Zepeda, and the contents look like this:
Endangered Languages and Literacy
Foundation for Endangered Languages
Charlotte, North Carolina - 21-24 September 2000
Index of Authors
Index of Languages and Families
Section 1 - Opening the Book
Nicholas Ostler, Blair Rudes - Preface: Endangered Languages and
    Literacy.
Ofelia Zepeda - Keynote Address: On Native Language Literacy: a Personal
    Perspective.
Section 2 - Literacy from Within
Elena Benedicto - A Community's Solution to Some Literacy Problems: the
    Mayangna of Nicaragua.
Francene Patterson - Pathway to an Acceptable Orthography.
Gary Sobbing, Audra Vincent - Technology, Literacy and Orality: the Case of
    the Coeur d'Alene Language.
R. McKenna Brown - Building a Future for Our Past: Contemporary Guatemalan
    Mayan Literature.
Section 3 - Choosing an Orthography
Neil H. Olsen - The Future of Koho: a Mon-Khmer Language of Viet Nam.
Claudia Y. Heinemann-Priest - The Applied Linguist in Indian Country:
    Preservation and Revival of the Catawba language.
David L. Morse, Thomas M. Tehan - How Do You Write Lisu?
Mark Sebba - Orthography as Literacy: How Manx was 'Reduced to
    Writing'.
Section 4 - Literacy and Dialect Diversity
Tapani Salminen - Four Orthographies for Forest Nenets?
Blair A. Rudes - When You Choose, Must You Lose? Standard Orthography Versus
    Dialect Diversity.
Anne-Marie Baraby - Developing a Standard Orthography for an Oral Language:
    the Innu (Montagnais) Experiment.
Thomas Field - Literacy Ideologies and the Future of Gascon.
Section 5 - Promoting Literacy
Patricia Shaw - Perspectives on Literacy in Endangered Language
    Revitalization
Kristin Denham, Kevin George, Erek Rensink, Jonathan Sarr  Incorporating
    Literary Style Prior to Literacy in the Elementary Tribal School.
Kathleen Tacelosky - Literacy Ability and Practice in Peru: an
   Indigenous Account.
Carla Paciotto - The Bilingual-Bicultural Literacy Program for the
    Tarahumara of Chihuahua.
Jiwas Bawan - The Prospect of Taiwanese Indigenous language
    Instruction in Taiwan: - Looking at a Successful American Indian
    Community School
Marit Vamarasi - All Literate and Nothing to Read: the Problem of the Lack
    of Written Literature in Rotuman.
Section 6 - Cautionary Notes
Nicholas Ostler - Gaulish Literacy: a Dying Glimmer.
Ivy Doak, Timothy Montler - Orthography, Lexicography, and
    Language Change.
Lakhan Gusain - Limitations of Literacy in Bagri.
Julia E. Lonergan - Semantic Barriers to Literacy in the Sierra
    Tarahumara.
Foundation for Endangered Languages: Manifesto
Copies are now available, at 18 pounds UK apiece, or US$30 (including
surface postage and packing), from the address below. For air-mail
dispatch, please add 50%.
PAID UP MEMBERS OF THE FOUNDATION ARE ENTITLED TO A DISCOUNT OF 3
POUNDS UK OFF THE STERLING PRICE, OR US$5 OFF THE DOLLAR PRICE.
THE CURRENT FEL SUBSCRIPTION IS 20 POUNDS (OR US$30) AT THE REGULAR
RATE, [UNWAGED RATE AT 10 POUNDS (OR US$15)] WHICH ALSO ENTITLES YOU
TO A YEAR's SUBSCRIPTION TO THE FEL NEWSLETTER OGMIOS.
You can pay by
- a cheque (in £ sterling) payable to "Foundation for Endangered Languages".
- a check (in US $) payable to "Nicholas Ostler".
- proof of having sent an equivalent sum in your own currency to the
   society's account, "Foundation for Endangered Languages", Account no:
   50073456, The Cooperative Bank (Sort code: 08-90-02), 16 St.
   Stephen's Street, Bristol BS1 1JR, England.
- or by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, EuroCard), enclosing Card
   number, Expiry date (month | year), Name (as on card), and Address
   (as on card).

Nicholas Ostler
President
Foundation for Endangered Languages
Registered Charity 1070616
Batheaston Villa, 172 Bailbrook Lane
Bath BA1 7AA England
+44-1225-85-2865 fax +44-1225-85-9258
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PUBL.- Proceedings of the 3rd Livshits Orientalist Workshop

Posted by: Vladimir Boyko <boyko(a)bspu.secna.ru>
Posted: 28 Oct 2000


The Third Livshits Orientalist Workshop was held at Barnaul State Pedagogical
University (Barnaul, Russia) on 24th October 2000 by the Center of Regional
Studies. The papers that were presented at workshop are now available as
"The Third Livshits Orientalist Workshop. The Proceedings of regional
conference" (Barnaul, 2000), p. 104, in Russian. Editor: Vladimir Boyko.

This book contains the following papers:

History

1. Boronin O.V. (Altai State University). Oyrat-Khotogoyt relations at late
   XVI - XVII
2. Modorov N.S. (Gorno-Altai State University). Altai in pre-Russian era:
   the influence of geopolitical factor
3. Vishnyakova I.V. (Altai State University). Jungharian Oyrat influx to
   Siberia and Russian authorities attitude (1755 - 1757)
4. Anisimova I.V. (Altai State University). Regulation of Kazakh migration
   to Altai Mountain district in 1840s: preliminary remarks
5. Moiseev V.A. (Altai State University). Some causes and consequences of
   Russian non-interference politics to the course of  Xinjiang rebellions
   1864 - 1866
6. Shsheglova T.K. (Barnaul State Pedagogical University). Ethno-social
   factors of the formation of united fair network in Western Siberia -
   Kazakh Steppe (Akmola and Semipalatinsk areas cases)
7. Datsishen V.G. (Krasnoyarsk State Pedagogical University). Kazakh forced
   migration to Qing empire state, the second half of XIX - early XX
8. Shemetova T.A. (Barnaul State Pedagogical University). Soviet Russia -
   Xinjiang: the restoration of trade relations in 1918 - 1922 (Kashghar
   district case)
9. Boyko V.S. (Barnaul State Pedagogical University). "Ananism" in Afghanistan
   going to fall: Shughnan rebellion of 1925
10.Barmin V.A. (Barnaul State Pedagogical University). The role of Soviet
    factor in Xinjiang domestic developments, 1947
11. Omeltshenko O.A. (Altai State University). "Industrial construction
    corps" in Xinjiang economics during "regulation" period (1961 - 1965)

Culture, education and social development

12. Denisova V.V. (Byriat State University). The problems of teaching
    phonetics of Mongol and Chinese
13. Shoybonova S.V. (East-Siberian Academy of Culture and Art). The teaching
    of monologue at Byriat classes in non-philological university
14. Shshishshkina E.P. (Barnaul State Pedagogical University). Intensive
    Russian courses for foreign (Chinese) students
15. The studying of case at early stages of teaching Russian for Chinese
    students
16. Kurnikina G.I. (Altai State University). Rare Oriental literature texts:
    cultural tradition and universalism (to the development of new curriculum
    course)
17. Khomutsov S.V. (Barnaul State Pedagogical University). Oriental spiritual
    traditions in teaching of humanities
18. Modorov N.S. (Gorno-Altai State University). National problems in
    Mountain Altai
19. Gontcharova O.A. (Gorno-Altai State University). Traditional folk
    medicine in Central Asia: past and present

Historical archive

20. Comintern and the East: "To the assessment of Afghan civil war".
    Memorandum of International Agrarian Institute (1929). Introduction by
    Boyko V.S.
21. Soviet politics in Xinjiang after the suppression of Muslim rebellion of
    1931-34: the resolution no. 5 of Politburo of CC of All-Union Communist
     Party (Bolsheviks),  issued on  15th April 1934, -  "About Xinjiang".
     Introduction  by Barmin V.A.

All inquiries should be directed to:
Vladimir Boyko
Assoc Prof of Modern Asian Studies
Research Director
Center for Regional Studies
Barnaul State Pedagogical University
Molodezhnaya Street 55
Barnaul 656031
Russia
Fax: 7(3852)260836
Phone: 7(3852)266687
e-mail: boyko(a)bspu.secna.ru
Please, also visit our recently activated web-site "Central Asia: View from
Siberia": http://www.bspu.secna.ru/Faculty/History/orient

PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, Hard Copies Available

Posted by: Justin Rudelson <JCBenAdam(a)aol.com>
Posted: 26 Oct 2000


THE ANALYST NOW AVAILABLE IN HARD COPY

In its first year, the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst (www.cacianalyst.org)
became a tremendous success with over 40,000 viewers worldwide.  Although the
Analyst is offered subscription free on line, many Analyst readers have
requested that we offer hard-copy subscriptions to complement the Analyst on
line. We are proud to announce that we are now offering in hard copy the same
top-quality analyses by such renowned international and regional authors as
Pakistan-based Ahmed Rashid from the Far Eastern Economic Review that appear
in the Analyst web version. Your subscription will help us continue to offer
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lectures presented at the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute.

We rely on subscriptions along with foundation support to maintain The
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PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, October 25, 2000 Issue on Web

Posted by: Justin Rudelson <JCBenAdam(a)aol.com>
Posted: 26 Oct 2000

The October 25, 2000 Issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, a
subscription free Web journal with over 41,000 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 October 25, 2000 issue of its biweekly Web-Journal, The Central
Asia-Caucasus Analyst:

The October 25, 2000 issue of The Analyst features four Analytical Articles,
four Field Reports, and News Bites from the past fortnight.

The Analytical Articles feature:
"The Kursk Explosion: A Result of Dagestani Sabotage?" by Dr. John C. K. Daly
"Central Asia-Caucasus Athletes: A New Olympic Powerhouse?" by Rustem Safronov
"Citizenship to All Former Soviets Would Jeopardize Transcaucasus" by Kornely
Kakachia
"Russia and Afghanistan: The Troubled Search for Security " by Professor
Stephen Blank

The Field Reports include:
"Eurasian Economic Union Signed and Security Discussed in Astana"
"Meritocracy Charades in Tashkent"
"NDI Delegation Worried About Kyrgyzstan Elections"
"Teaching English in Post-Soviet 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,
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pool of authors who are then asked to contribute short, timely, analytical
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ON-LINE PUBLICATIONS- ViVa: Women's History Database Now Available on the Web

Posted by: Eva Isaksson <eisaksso(a)cc.helsinki.fi>
Posted: 25 Sep 2000

 ON-LINE PUBLICATIONS- ViVa: Women's History Database Now Available on the Web

ViVa is a current bibliography of women's and gender history. Articles
published in English, French, German and Dutch are selected from more than
hundred European, American and Indian academic journals. The ViVa database
now contains bibliographic records describing more then 5400 articles
published between 1975 and 2000.

The bibliography was started in 1990 by Els Kloek as a special project at
the History Department of the University of Utrecht, Netherlands. By
selecting and indexing women's history articles from fifty West European and
American scholarly journals, Kloek and her assistants intended to create a
reference tool for locating publications in this field, and to provide an
overview of the development in writing women's history. It was published in
three printed volumes, together covering the years 1975-1994.

After 1995, the project was continued by the International Institute of
Social History. The bibliography, now named ViVa, was first published on the
World Wide Web in 1997. Since then, another sixty journals have been indexed
retrospectively, and new titles have been added to the Web version on an
ongoing basis. The complete bibliography is now accessible from the WWW. The
address of the ViVa Database is http://www.iisg.nl/~womhist/vivahome.html

ViVa is compiled by Jenneke Quast, International Institute of Social History
(IISH), Amsterdam, the Netherlands, with the assistance of Ron Berkepeis,
IISH, Margaret Tennant, of Massey University (New Zealand), and Diane
Hawkins, of SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY (USA).

Jenneke Quast
jqu(a)iisg.nl
International Institute of Social History
Cruquiusweg 31
NL-1019 AT Amsterdam, Netherlands
http://www.iisg.nl/
Tel +31 20 6685866
Fax +31 20 6654181


Forwarded by: Serguei Alex Oushakine

PUBLICATIONS- Moneta 21: History and Coin Finds in Armenia

Posted by: Georges DEPEYROT <georges.depeyrot(a)ehess.fr>
Posted: 23 Sep 2000

PUBLICATIONS- Moneta 21: History and Coin Finds in Armenia

Moneta 20 (Garni) is just published. Moneta 21 is now in press. You can order.

Kh. Mousheghian, A. Mousheghian, C. Bresc, G. Depeyrot, F. Gurnet
History and coin finds in Armenia, Coins from Ani, Capital of Armenia (4th
c. BC - 19th c. AD), Wetteren, 2000, 160 pages, 16 plates
BEF 2.700 (1 euro = 40,3399 BEF)
Information and orders: <http://www.cultura-net.com/moneta>

It is the 5th book of our program of study of the coin finds and issues in
Armenia. After Antiquity, Ani became one of the most famous cities in
Armenian history. After the Sasanian period, the town became, in the 10th
century, the capital of the Armenian Batraguni kingdom. In 961, after
several attempts to take Duin (occupied by Islamic armies), king Ashot III
proclaimed Ani as the new capital of the whole Armenian kingdom.
During the centuries, armies attacked Ani, but the 10-12th centuries were
the period of splendor of all the Armenian kingdoms. In 1045, Ani became a
Byzantine city but was soon after devastated by Alp Arslan and occupied by
Shaddadids. In 1236, Jalal al-Din and the Mongols devastated Ani. It was
the beginning of the decline of the city. Nearly 2.000 coins and 12 hoards
were found in Ani. The most important part was Byzantine bronze coins
sometimes with countermarks and Islamic coins.

Khatchatur Mousheghian was director of the Coin Cabinet of Yerevan
Anahit Mousheghian is researcher, Institute of History, Yerevan
Cécile Bresc is specialist of Islamic coinage
Georges Depeyrot is researcher, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
Francois Gurnet is specialist of Sasanian coinage.

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

PUBLICATIONS- Elementary Azerbaijani, Kurtulush Oztopchu

Posted by: Azerbaijan International <ai(a)azdata.net>
Posted: 22 Sep 2000


PUBLICATIONS- Elementary Azerbaijani, Kurtulush Oztopchu

Azerbaijan International is proud to announce the release of a new textbook
for learning the Azerbaijani language. It just came off the press.

"Elementary Azerbaijani," written by Kurtulush Oztopchu (2000: Shafak
Offset Press: Istanbul) is a 400 page volume and marks a milestone in
linguistic history as it is the first major grammar book in English to use
the official Latin script of the Azerbaijan Republic. It has been ten years
in the making.

Azeri is spoken by 8 million people in the Azerbaijan Republic, plus an
estimated 25-30 million Azerbaijanis in Iran and possibly 2-3 million people
scattered throughout the rest of the world in Russia, Europe and the United
States. The form of language presented in the book is Standard Azerbaijani,
as spoken in the Republic of Azerbaijan.

The text also includes drills in Azeri Cyrillic as many books were published
in this script during the Soviet period (1920-1991). There are numerous
conversations in natural contexts as well as supplementary vocabulary words,
useful expressions and proverbs, cultural notes and drills.

The appendices a list of conjugations for four basic Azerbaijani verbs in
the most frequently used tenses and moods. There is also an extensive
Azerbaijani-English and English-Azerbaijani glossary, containing 2,400 words.

Dr. Kurtulush Oztopchu taught Azerbaijani in summer sessions at UCLA from
1993-1997, as part of the John D. Soper Central Asian Language Institute. He
has written several scholarly books relating to Turkic languages, including
an article published in Azerbaijan International comparing the grammars of
Turkish and Azerbaijani (Autumn 1993, AI 1.3).

"Elementary Azerbaijani" may be purchased from Azerbaijan International
magazine at its Web site STORE at AZER.com or contact: ai(a)artnet.net.

Editor: Highly recommended. The book for learning Azerbaijani that we've all
been waiting for!


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PUBLICATIONS- Chechnya: International Community and Strategies for Peace and Stability

Posted by: Lena Jonson <lenajonson(a)ui.se>
Posted: 19 Sep 2000

PUBLICATIONS- Chechnya: International Community and Strategies for Peace and Stability

Chechnya: The International Community and Strategies for Peace and Stability
Conference Paper No 27. Edited by Lena Jonson & Murad Esenov. The Swedish
Institute of International Affairs. Stockholm, 2000.

The chapters of this volume are the result of an international conference in
April 2000 on strategies for restoring peace and stability in and around
Chechnya and the possible participation of the international community in
such a process. The purpose of the conference was to initiate a dialogue
between Western and Russian scholars on the burning issue of the war in
Chechnya. In the first part of the volume Russian strategy in Chechnya is
discussed; the second part deals with the consequences of the war in
Chechnya on the immediate neighbourhood; and the final part raises the
question of how the international community may contribute to a solution.
The authors include scholars from Russia, the USA and Europe. The
conference was organized by SIIA and the journal 'Central Asia and the
Caucasus' (Luleå).

CONTENTS

PART I: POSSIBLE RUSSIAN STRATEGIES FOR PEACE AND STABILITY
IN CHECHNYA

"How to return to normality in Chechnya" (Aleksandr Khalmukhamedov)
"The second Chechen war: possible scenarios" (Emil Pain)
"Russia's second Chechen war: ten assumptions in search of a policy" (Gail
W. Lapidus)
Comments by Kjell-Åke Nordquist and Märta-Lisa Magnusson.

PART II: POSSIBLE STRATEGIES FOR STABILIZING THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

"On stabilization in areas neighbouring on Chechnya" (Vitaliy Naumkin)
"The Northern Caucasus: factors of confrontation and prospects for
stability" (Larissa Khoperskaya)
"Dagestan: factors of conflict and stability" (Enver Kisriev)
Comments by Anna Zelkina, Gennady Chufrin and Svante E. Cornell.

PART III: HOW CAN THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTE TO PEACE AND
STABILITY IN AND AROUND CHECHNYA?

"What the international community can do to settle the conflict" (S. Neil
MacFarlane)
"Events in and around Chechnya and the international community" (Friedemann
Müller)
"How can the international community contribute to peace and stability in
and around Chechnya? A pessimistic reply" (Odd Gunnar Skagestad)
Comment by Taylor Seybolt.

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

(English and Russian editions).


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PUBLICATIONS- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, September 13, 2000 Issue on Web

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

PUBLICATIONS- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, September 13, 2000 Issue on Web

The September 13, 2000 Issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, a
subscription free Web journal with over 37,000 visitors to the site since

November 24, 1999 is 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 September 13, 2000 issue of its biweekly Web-Journal, The Central
Asia-Caucasus Analyst:

The September 13, 2000 issue of The Analyst features four Analytical
Articles, four Field Reports, and News Bites from the past fortnight. The
Analytical Articles feature:

"Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan's Incursion Assists the Taliban" by Ahmed
Rashid
"Why Wahhabism Went Wrong in Dagestan" by Dr. Robert Bruce Ware
"India's Growing Central Asia Presence May Increase Instability"
"Karimov's Free Hand as a Dominant Military Power "

The Field Reports include:

"Rebiya Kadeer's Imprisonment Focuses Global Attention on Xinjiang"
"Kyrgyzstan External Debt Situation 'Critical'"
"Better to be a Slave in Kazakhstan than a Ruler Abroad"
"CAFE-Helping Build a Healthy Nationalism 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, 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.

Those interested in contributing articles and/or field reports to the Analyst
please send a few breaking news topics on which you would like to write along
with your CV to: <jcbenadam(a)hotmail.com> and <jrudelson(a)jhu.edu>.


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- CEMOTI, No. 28

Posted by: Semih Vaner <vaner(a)ceri-sciences-po.org>
Posted: 7 Sep 2000


PUBLICATION- CEMOTI, No. 28

Announcement/Publication

Cahiers d'etudes sur la Mediterranee orientale et le monde turco-iranien-
CEMOTI
No.28/ 1999, 370 p.

Sommaire

Semih Vaner
Editorial

TURQUIE-ISRAEL: UN SIECLE D'HISTOIRE PARTAGEE

Esther Benbassa
Introduction

1. L'Empire ottoman et le mouvement sioniste: genese des relations

Yoram Mayorek
Herzl and the Ottoman Empire

Esther Benbassa
Des sionistes sans sionisme

Isaiah Friedman
International Implications

2. La jeune R_$BqQ_(Bublique turque et le sionisme

Jacob M.Landau
The Role of Language in the National Movements in Turkey and Israel

Esther Benbassa
La clandestinite

Laurent-Olivier Mallet
Les Juifs de Turquie: entre les minorit_$BqT_(B et la construction identitaire turque

Ayhan Aktar and Soli Ozel
Turkish Attitudes vis-a-vis the Zionist Project

3. Turquie-Israel: evolutions identitaires

Alain Dieckhoff
Les visages du fondamentalisme juif en Israel

Rifat N. Bali
The Image of the Jew in the Rhetoric of Political Islam in Turkey

Rifat N. Bali
Une association raciste: l'Association turque pour la lutte contre le sionisme

Benny Morris
Reconsidering Israel's Past

4. Les relations turco-israeliennes et la scene internationale

Amikam Nachmani
A Triangular Relationship: Turkish Israeli Cooperation and its Implications
for Greece

Mohammad-Reza Djalili
Le rapprochement entre la Turquie et Isra_$BuM_(B: cons_$BqR_(Buences pour les
relations turco-iraniennes

5. Temoignages

Ekrem Guvendiren
Turkish-Israeli Relations

Eli Shaked
Concluding Remarks on Turkish-Israeli Relations

------

Yves Le Lannou
Gendarmes fran_$BmB_(Bis en Cilicie (1918-1922)

Marlene Laruelle
Jeux de miroir. L'id_$BqP_(Blogie eurasiste et les allogenes de l'Empire russe

Sylvia Serrano
Les Azeris de Georgie: Quelles perspectives d'integration?

Isabelle Rigoni
Nationalismes et violence politique dans l'Etat unitaire
Comparaison des cas des Kurdes du PKK et des Tamouls des LTTE

Champ libre
Marie Ladier, "Etude demographique du divorce en Iran: le cas de Chiraz en
1996": Maryam Habibian, "Under Wrap or the Stage: Women in the Performing
Arts in the Post-Revolutionary Iran"; Vali Nasr, "Sectarianism and Shia
Politics in Pakistan, 1979-Present"

Chronique scientifique
J.M. Belorgey, "Laicite et democratie: Le_$BmP_(Bns d'un colloque franco-turc";
"La Turquie du seisme" (compte rendu du colloque tenu au CERI) (par
S.Chartol-G_$B"L_(Baltay, I.Rigoni et S.Vaner)

Chronique bibliographique
Un compte rendu de T.Muhidine sur "Romantic Communist: the life and work of
Nazim Hikmet"

Chronique artistique
"Le cinema turc fin de siecle: le primat de l'identite nationale et de
l'histoire contemporaine" par Nicolas Monceau

Resumes/Abstracts

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PUBLICATIONS- Regions: A Prism to View the Slavic-Eurasian World

Posted by: H. B. Paksoy <paksoy(a)franklin.edu>
Posted: 4 Sep 2000

PUBLICATIONS- Regions: A Prism to View the Slavic-Eurasian World

Regions: A Prism to View the Slavic-Eurasian World
Kimitaka Matsuzato, Editor
(Sapporo: Slavic Research Center-Hokkaido University, 2000)
Twelve chapters, 312 pp.
by an international slate of contributors.
ISBN: 4-9386637-19-7 C3030

Copies may be obtained/ordered from:

Slavic Research Center
Hokkaido University
Kita-9, Nishi-7
Kita-ku, Sapporo 060-0809
Japan

e-mail: kim(a)slav.hokudai.ac.jp

PUBLICATIONS- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, August 30, 2000 Issue on Web

Posted by: Justin Rudelson <JCBenAdam(a)aol.com>
Posted: 31 Aug 2000

PUBLICATIONS- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, August 30, 2000 Issue on Web

The August 30, 2000 Issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, a
subscription free Web journal with over 36,000 visitors to the site since
November 24, 1999 is 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 30, 2000 issue of its biweekly Web-Journal, The Central
Asia-Caucasus Analyst:

The August 30, 2000 issue of The Analyst features four Analytical Articles,
four Field Reports, and News Bites from the past fortnight. The Analytical
Articles feature:

"Cigarette Companies Come Under Fire in Uzbekistan"
"Abulfaz Elchibey's Death, Boycotts and Azerbaijan's Elections"
"The 'Fundamentalist' Threat to Uzbekistan: Crisis or Chimera?""
"Ukraine as a Major Player in the Caucasus "

The Field Reports include:

"Despite Show Trials, Hizb'e Tahrir is Still a Mystery"
"IREX Provides Educational Link Between US, Central Asia and Caucasus"
"Uzbek Youths Rummage Ravages of their Economy in Search of Jobs"
"Central Asia's Tajikistan-Kyrgyzstan Drug Route"

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.

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>

BOOK SERIES- Nations, States and Identities in Post-Soviet Eurasia & E. Europe

Posted by: Gerard Greenway <gerard.greenway(a)gbmis.gbhap.com>
Posted: 31 Aug 2000

BOOK SERIES- Nations, States and Identities in Post-Soviet Eurasia & E. Europe

>From Harwood Academic Publishers,
publishers of the Postcommunist States and Nations series,
and the Association for the Study of Nationalities,

a new international book series. . .

NATIONS, STATES AND IDENTITIES
in Post-Soviet Eurasia and Eastern Europe

Edited by
Professor David R. Marples, University of Alberta, Canada
Dr Bhavna Davé, School of Oriental and African Studies, UK

The series will explore the various aspects of the political, economic, and
security challenges in post-Soviet Eurasia (the territories of the former
Soviet Union) and Eastern Europe, analyzing the nexus between the nascent
state institutions, the international system, and the local social
structures.

The collapse of the Communist bloc in 1989-91 and the continuing integration
of the new political units into the global system have brought to the fore a
vast range of new conflicts and challenges. The editors envisage a series of
books that encompasses political, socioeconomic, ethnic, and cultural issues
in the emergent states and nations of Eurasia and the historical nations of
Eastern Europe. In certain cases the focus may be on postcommunist
nationality groups or autonomous regions rather than nations.

The representative themes in the series will include:
* the rise of radical Islam
* the nature of ethnic and regional challenges faced by the new regimes,
including the minority question, language policy, and the legacy of the
former Soviet Union
* the consequences of the unprecedented scale of migration and the spread of
refugees
* the emergence of presidential authoritarianism, and the alienation of both
legislatures and the citizenry
* the social tensions rising from stark economic inequalities and declining
health and social systems
* competition for natural resources, such as the battle for control of oil
and pipelines in the Caspian and Black Sea regions
* environmental issues and ecological degradation
* issues arising from the tension between state creation and
self-determination

The editors are particularly interested in soliciting work that contributes
to the theoretical literature on any of the various dimensions of nations
and states in post-Soviet Eurasia and Eastern Europe, which also makes an
original empirical contribution based on field research. It is anticipated
that some monographs may focus on a broader theme, while others may be more
issue-oriented. Though geared toward the social sciences, the work of
historians is also encouraged.

The series will consist of single or coauthored monographs and,
occasionally, edited collections. Only in exceptional cases will work based
on dissertations be published. The series will cater to an academic audience
including students (area specialists as well as those interested in the
particular themes), as well as a broader audience of policy-makers, the
business community, diplomats, and journalists. Books will average around
175-220 pages in length (75,000-100,000 words).

To submit or discuss a publishing proposal, please contact the editors. . .

Professor David R. Marples
Department of History and Classics
University of Alberta
Edmonton
Alberta T6G 2H4
Canada
E-mail: David.Marples(a)ualberta.ca

Dr Bhavna Davé
Department of Political Studies
School of Oriental and African Studies
Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG
United Kingdom
E-mail: bd4(a)soas.ac.uk

Contact at Harwood Academic:

Gerard Greenway
Harwood Academic Publishers
PO Box 90
Reading RG1 8JL
United Kingdom
Gerard.Greenway(a)gbmis.gbhap.com


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