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PUBLICATION- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, 10 October Issue on Web

Posted by: Svante Cornell <svante.cornell(a)pcr.uu.se>
Posted: 10 Oct 2001


The 10 October 2001 Issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, a subscription
free Web journal with over 80,000 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 10 October 2001 issue of its biweekly Web-Journal, The Central Asia-
Caucasus Analyst.

The Institute is also proud to offer its readers the option of downloading The
Analyst in PDF format, enabling readers to view and print out the entire issue
of The Analyst. The html version will, of course, remain available.

The 10 October 2001 issue of The Analyst features four Analytical Articles,
four Field Reports, and News Bites from the past fortnight.  The Analytical
Articles feature:

* PAKISTAN'S HOBSON'S CHOICE
Syed Rifaat Hussain
The September 11 terrorist attacks on United States in which thousands of
innocent lives were lost has put Pakistan in the eye of the gathering storm of
American-led global war against international terrorism. As the Taliban
refused
to hand Bin Laden over to the international community for trial for want of
convincing evidence against him, Pakistan was left with a choice: reverse its
entire policy on Afghanistan or stay on the wrong side of History. By choosing
to side with the U.S., President Musharraf is taking significant domestic
risks; however unless the scope of American actions change drastically, the
situation is likely to remain manageable thanks to Musharraf's transparent and
consultative leadership style.

* CHINA'S TREPIDATION IN AFGHANISTAN
Niklas Swanström and Svante E. Cornell
The September 11 terrorist attacks brought a conflict to China's doorstep that
it would rather have avoided. Whereas China support the fight against
terrorism
and worries about Islamic radicalism in Afghanistan affecting it, it is also
wary of American military presence near its border. Indeed, China had spent
considerable energy creating the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, one of
whose principal aims was to minimize western influence in Central Asia. Hence
China's attitude to the war on terrorism will depend on what its consequences
will be for the region. Most importantly, the U.S. relationship with both
Pakistan and Central Asian states has changed substantially, something China
cannot overlook.

* TOWARDS GEOSTRATEGIC REALIGNMENT IN CENTRAL ASIA
Stephen Blank
Traditionally crisis denotes both challenge and opportunity.  The new anti-
terrorist war offers the United States and Central Asian governments both a
challenge and an opportunity to effect a mutually advantageous regional
geopolitical realignment.  Should this realignment take place, it can
alleviate
many other security dilemmas that afflict Central Asia and its neighbors.

* CENTRAL ASIAN ENERGY AND SECURITY IN LIGHT OF THE AFGHANISTAN CRISIS
Robert M. Cutler
Throughout the 1990s attention was drawn to Central Asia because of the energy
reserves there, in particular the need for strategic access to the oil and gas
around the Caspian Sea. It was said that the wars of the twenty-first century
would be fought over scarce natural resources such as these. However,
before in
the first year of the first decade of the new century is over, it is now being
said that the new great war will be fought over terrorism. The effect of
either
of these types of wars on Central Asian stability is likely to be significant.

The Field Reports include:

* TAJIKISTAN MAINTAINS POLITICAL AND SOCIAL EQUILIBRUM
I spite of the nearby Crisis in Afghanistan, Tajikistan is calm, in spite of
its recent civil war and the unrest in many other Muslim countries. People in
the street deplore the air strikes and the suffering they entail, and think
that just like the Soviet Union, the U.S. and it allies will incur significant
losses should they insert ground troops into Afghanistan.

* AZERBAIJAN AND GEORGIA SIGNED AN AGREEMENT ON BAKU-TBILISI-ERZURUM GAS
PIPELINE
A principal agreement has finally been signed between Azerbaijan and
Georgia on
the construction of the Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum gas pipeline. Western states and
companies reacted positively to the signing, whereas some Azerbaijani
observers
argued the deal was economically not beneficial for Azerbaijan. Still, the
strategic importance of the deal overshadows these concerns.

* KYRGYZSTAN IS GOING TO SELL WATER TO ITS NEIGHBOURS.
Kyrgyzstan's President recently signed a law that provides a legal basis for
selling water as a commodity with a price. Kyrgyzstan stores waters in
reservoirs and provides it to its neighbors for irrigation purposes; unlike in
Soviet times, it gets nothing in return. However, downstream Kazakhstan and
Uzbekistan have reacted harshly to this law.

* THE US ATTACK ON AFGHANISTAN MAY TRIGGER OFF A REFUGEE CRISIS IN KAZAKHSTAN
Although people in Kazakhstan feel sympathy for the U.S. and its motives in
Afghanistan, there is widespread concern of a possible refugee flow engulfing
Central Asia. The concern is especially high for ethnic Kazakhs in
Afghanistan,
many of whom are trapped at Afghanistan's Pakistani border.


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-
900 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 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. Please remember that The Analyst does not accept double submissions.


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
Fax. 1-202-663-7785
svante.cornell(a)pcr.uu.se

PUBLICATION- Central Asian Media Electronic List, No. 20

Posted by: Andre Loersch <andre.loersch(a)cimera.org>
Posted: 10 Oct 2001


The latest issue of CAMEL (Central Asian Media Electronic Bulletin) is now
available on the web: www.cimera.org. A sample version of the complete issue
can be obtained in PDF format by sending a request to: andre.loersch(a)cimera.org

CAMEL # 20, Septembre 2001
(http://www.cimera.org/publications/ind_camel.htm), addresses the following
topics:

AN EXILED TAJIK JOURNALIST SEES THE SITUATION OF THE MEDIA AS ENCOURAGING
Back to his country for the first time after nine years of exile, the
journalist Oleg Panfilov considers that the Tajik media shows positive
changes and has good prospects of development.
By Nurridin Karshiboev, journalist, Dushanbe

PRIVATE TAJIK RADIO STATION AGAINST "IDEOLOGICAL INFLUENCE" OF UZBEKISTAN
In Khudjand, North of Tajikistan, Radio Tiroz, the first private station
broadcasting in the country aims at "protecting the information space" of
its region from "ideological influence" of Uzbekistan.
By Nargis Zakirova, journalist, Khudjand

WITHOUT ANY DAILY NEWSPAPER, TAJIK PUBLIC DEPRIVED OF ESSENTIAL NEWS
Without any private daily newspaper, the Tajik public can be kept ignorant
of such events like the assassination of a minister for several days, even
in the very town where the event took place.
By Turko Dikaev, independent journalist, Kulyab, Tajikistan

THE POSSIBLE DEVELOPMENT OF MEDIA-HOLDINGS IN KIRGIZSTAN
Some experts fear the development of media-holdings in Kirgizstan, which
could appear like pure propaganda machines to the public, as it already
happened during last year presidential elections.
By Igor Grebenschikov, independent journalist, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

IN SOUTHERN KIRGIZSTAN JOURNALISTS THINK TWICE BEFORE TO INVESTIGATE
Journalists in the South of Kyrgyzstan do not initiate themselves, on one
hand because of their lack of professionalism, on the other hand, because of
lack of incentives and material resources.
By Kamil Satkanbaev, journalist, Kyrgzstan

SELF- CENSORSHIP IN UZBEKISTAN: BROAD ACCEPTANCE WITHOUT CLEAR DEFINITION
The majority of Uzbek journalists affirm that self-censorship is justified,
even if they fail to give a common and comprehensive definition of it.
By Alisher Taksanov, independent journalist, Uzbekistan

TASHKENTSKAYA PRAVDA MIGHT NOT CHALLENGE CENSORSHIP ANYMORE
Tashkentskaya Pravda, the only Uzbekistan newspaper to challenge censorship
no longer exists in its prior form, after its redaction has been placed
under the authority of a new editor-in-chief.
By Iskandar Khamrokh, journalist, Uzbekistan

Opinion
INDEPENDENCE DAY IN UZBEKISTAN: TEN YEARS OF DECLINE FOR THE UZBEK MEDIA
In ten years, the pompous declarations about democratic reforms which
accompanied the independence of the country have turned into empty words, as
the situation of the media shows.
By Erkin Ozod, journalist, Uzbekistan

THE MONTH IN REVIEW: AUGUST 2001

PUBLICATION- Koichiev A., National-Territorial Delimitation in the Ferghana Valley

Posted by: Arslan Koichiev <arslan.koichiev(a)BBC.CO.UK>
Posted: 10 Oct 2001


Koichiev Arslan, National-Territorial Delimitation in the Ferghana Valley
(1924-1927)- Bishkek, 2001, in Russian.

Table of Contents:

Chapter 1. Ethnic composition of the Ferghana Valley's population (end of
      19th-beginning of 20th centuries)
Chapter 2. National-territorial delimitation in Central Asia and its
      implementation in the Ferghana Valley
    2.1. National-territorial delimitation in Central Asia (history of the
      problem)
    2.2. Creation of national (Kyrgyz and Uzbek) zones of the Ferghana Valley
Chapter 3. Ethnic and territorial claims between Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan
      and their solution (1924-1927)

Author: Koichiev Arslan. Editor: Choroev Tynchtykbek. "Uchkun" Publishing
House, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 120 pp., maps, appendix with some archive
materials.

Send orders to: 15 Sussex Close, New Malden, Surrey KT3 3PT, United Kingdom.
tel.: +44 (0208) 336 2481
e-mail: arslan.koichiev(a)bbc.co.uk
Send £5 to cover postage and other expenses.

PUBLICATION- Muslim Turkistan: Kazak Religion and Collective Memory

Posted by: Bruce Privratsky <Bruce.P(a)ccmail.lfa.com>
Posted: 11 Oct 2001


Bruce G. Privratsky.  Richmond, Surrey, U.K.: Curzon Press, 2001.
ISBN 0700712976.  Hardcover.  336 pages with 3 maps, 8 b/w photographs, list
of Muslim shrines in southern Kazakstan, list of informants, references
cited, glossary of Kazak religious vocabulary, index.

MUSLIM TURKISTAN is an ethnographic study of Muslim life among the Kazaks in
the city of Turkistan in southern Kazakstan, the site of the shrine of Ahmet
Yasawi, a key figure in early Turkic Sufism.  The sacralization of land and
ethnic identity, the Kazak sense of the pure way of Islam, ancestor
practices and the related Islamic funerary rites, pilgrimage at the tombs of
Muslim saints, and folk therapies shaped by traditional Islamic medicine and
Inner Asian shamanism are described in detail.  Substantial interview data
in romanized Kazak transcription with English translation are included in
each descriptive chapter.  The author's interpretation challenges the
standard view that Islam was only superficially absorbed by the Kazaks.

 From the dust jacket:

"This book is the first serious work on Islam among the Kazaks unhampered by
Soviet-era conceptual frameworks.  Based on long-term field research in the
Kazak language, Privratsky's work is vital both for its rich new data, the
like of which is unavailable elsewhere, and for its analytical approach,
which is as yet unmatched.  It is a new and convincing interpretation of
Kazak Islam."
    - Devin DeWeese, Indiana University

"Studies of folk religion in Central Asia are rare.  Of all the recent books
on the Kazaks published in Western languages, there is no study that can
compete with this one when it comes to religion."
    - Ingvar Svanberg, Uppsala University

Chapters:

1. THE PROBLEM OF KAZAK RELIGION
    The Historical Setting
    Perspectives on Kazak Religion
    Collective Memory and Kazak Religion
    Method

2. KIYELI JER: MUSLIM LANDSCAPES AND KAZAK ETHNICITY
    The Ethnic Demography of Turkistan
    Local History: Turkistan and Kazak Ethnogenesis
    Muslim Burial Grounds and Kazak Ethnic Identity
    Yasawi and His Pilgrims
    Muslim Values and Kazak Ethnic Markers

3. TAZA JOL: THE PURE WAY OF ISLAM AMONG THE KAZAKS
    The Pure Way and Its Variability
    The Names of God and the Kazak Idea of Islam
    The Daily Experience Of Purity And Impurity
    Upholding the Five Pillars of Islam
    Observing the Islamic Rites of Passage
    The Qojas: Guardians of the Taza Jol
    Memories of the Sufi Tradition

4. ARUAQ: REMEMBERING THE ANCESTORS
    Kinship, Lineage, and the Ancestor-Spirits
    Dreams of the Ancestors
    The Quran Recital and Blessing
    The Thursday Rite of Quran and Oil
    The Funeral Cycle and Memorial Feast
    Kazak Ancestors and the Persistence of Religion

5. AULIYE: REMEMBERING THE SAINTS
    The Way of the Muslim Saints
    The Shrine Center and Its Periphery
    Pilgrimage Scenes at the Yasawi Shrine
    Dynamics of Pilgrimage
    Living Saints: New Age Religion in Kazakstan
    The Ayan Complex: The Symbiosis of Ancestors and Saints

6. EMSHI: THE KAZAK HEALER
    Qoja And Mullah: The Muslim Way of Healing
    Three Täwips: Women as Healers
    Palshi: The Fortune-Tellers
    Baqsi: The Kazak Shaman
    Semantic Problems in the Healing Tradition
    Today's Emshi - Yesterday's Shaman

7. KAZAK RELIGION AND COLLECTIVE MEMORY
    The Kazaks and Their Religion (summary)
    Collective Memory Reconstructed

8. RELIGION AS CULTURE AND SPIRIT
    The Construction and Reality of Religion
    The Integrity of the Religious Life
    Religion and Science
    Kazak Religion and the Ethnographic Experience

Appendix: Principal Informants
References Cited
Glossary
Index

Orders: £45.00 from <www.amazon.co.uk> or <www.curzonpress.co.uk> or
by faxing Curzon Press: +44-20-8332-6735, or $85.00 from <www.amazon.com>

PUBLICATION- Series: Hebrew University Armenian Studies

Posted by: Armenian Studies <JerusalemArmenian(a)h2.hum.huji.ac.il>
Posted: 18 Oct 2001


The Armenian Studies Program of the Hebrew University is pleased to announce
the publication of the first volume of Hebrew University Armenian Studies.
Michael E. Stone's work, A Concordance of the Armenian Apocryphal Adam
Books, has just been published by the distinguished orientalist house of
Peeters in Leuven Belgium.

The study of the Adam literature has taken an increasingly central role in
the study of ancient Judaism and Christianity. It is the role of Adam and
Eve as paradigmatic of the human condition that gives this literature its
special role. This book makes the Armenian Apocryphal Adam books available
to scholars. The Armenians were particularly productive of literature
relating to the first created human beings, and in their literary creation
they reveal both their imaginative creativity and their theological and
conceptual sensitivities.

The inception of the Hebrew University Armenian Series was announced last
year, and in addition to Stone's work, three further volumes are already in
press and will be published in the coming months: Christina Maranci's work
on the history of Armenian Architecture; Robert Thomson's translation and
commentary on the Shorter Version of the History of Socrates; and the
proceedings of the Jerusalem Armenian Program's 30th anniversary conferences
The Armenians and Jerusalem and the Holy Land, edited by R. Ervine, M. E.
Stone and N. Stone. Further volumes are under preparation and manuscripts
are invited. Inquiries can be sent to M. E. Stone, Editor, Hebrew University
Armenian Series, Institute of African and Asian Studies, Hebrew University,
Jerusalem, Israel (stone(a)vms.huji.ac.il)

For further information see: http://www.peeters-leuven.be

CALL FOR REVIEWERS- Comparative Sociology and Int'l Journal of Comparative Soc.

Posted by: Mehdi Amineh <amineh(a)pscw.uva.nl>
Posted: 3 Oct 2001


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

The Comparative Sociology (CS) and the International Journal for
Comparative Sociology (IJCS) are soliciting authors for book reviews. The
book reviews will be published within six 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 CS
and IJCS (amineh(a)pscw.uva.nl).

BOOKS AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW FOR THE IJCS

1. Demerath III, N.J. Crossing the Gods (East Brunswick, NJ): Rutgers
    University Press.En nog een van Cambridge is copie helemaal zwart

2. Albert, Mathias, Lothar Brock and Klaus Dieter Wolf (2000), Civilizing
    World Politics-Society and Community Beyond the State, (Oxford): Rowman
    & Littlefield Publishing Group, ISBN 0847698033 (paperback), Price: : £
    21.95.

3. Bel-Rafael, Identity, Culture and Globalisation, (Leiden): Brill, ISBN
    9004121978, Price: DGL 143.23/EURO 64.99/USD 75.00.

4. Cornwall, John and W. Cornwall (2001), Capitalist Development in the
    Twentieth Century: An Evolutionary-Keynesian Analysis, (Cambridge):
    Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0521341493 (hardback), Price: £40/USD
    59.95.

5. Henry, Clement M. and Robert Springborg (2001), Globalisationand the
    Politics of Development in the Middle East, (Cambridge): Cambridge
    University Press, ISBN 0521626315 (paperback), Price: £13.95/USD 19.95.

6. Greven, Michael and Louis Pauly (2000), Democracy Beyond the State? The
    European Dilemma and the Emerging Global Order, (Oxford): Rowman &
    Littlefield Publishing Group, ISBN 0847699013 (paperback), Price:
    £16.95.

7. Ndegwa, A Decade of Democracy in Africa, (Leiden): Brill, ISBN
    9004122443, Price: DGL 107.98/EURO 49/USD 57.00.

8. Newman, Varieties of Comparative Criminology, (Leiden): Brill, ISBN
    9004122451, Price: DGL 107.98, EURO 49, USD 57.00.

9. Norton, Civil Society in the Middle East, vol.1,  (Leiden): Brill, ISBN
    9004103538, Price: DGL 70.52/USD 32.

10.Petersen, Roger (2001), Resistance and Rebellion: Lessons from Eastern
    Europe, (Cambridge): Cambridge University Press, ISBN 052177000,
    Price:  £40.00/USD 59.95.

11.Prazniak, Roxann and Arif Dirlik (2001), Places and Politics in an Age
    of Globalisation, (Oxford): ): Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group,
    ISBN 074250039X (paperback), £18.95.

12.Rath, Western Europe and its Islam-The Social Reaction to the...,
    (Leiden): Brill, ISBN 9004121927, Price: DGL 107.98/EURO 49/USD 57.00.

13.Valls, Andrew (2000), Ethics in International Affairs, (Oxford): Rowman
    & Littlefield Publishing Group, ISBN 0847691578 (paperback), Price: £
    18.95.

14.White, George W. (2000), Nationalism and Territory-Constructing Group
    Identity in Southeastern Europe, (Oxford): Rowman & Littlefield
    Publishing Group, ISBN 0847698084 (hardback) and 0847698092
    (paperback), Price: £60.00 (hardback) and £19.95 (paperback).

15.Wilson, Bureaucratic Representation, Civil Servants and the Future,
    (Leiden): Brill, ISBN 9004121943, Price: DGL 107.98/EURO 49/USD 57.00.


Dr. M. Parvizi Amineh
The Comparative Sociology (CS) and,
the International Journal for Comparative Sociology (IJCS)
Amsterdam School for Social Science Research (ASSR),
Department of Political Science,
University of Amsterdam
Oudezijds Achterburgwal 237
1012 DL Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Amineh(a)pscw.uva.nl

CFP- Ethnicity in the Ferghana Valley

Posted by: Nikolai Ssorin-Chaikov <ns267(a)cam.ac.uk>
Posted: 9 Oct 2001


The Sector for Central Asian Studies, Moscow Institute for Ethnology, plans
a publication of an edited volume on ethnicity in the Ferghana valley. Topics
could range from urban ethnicity and new state nationality policy to the
questions of ethnic identity in kinship practices. We intend to have papers
that use different theoretical approaches to ethnicity. Would you like to
submit a chapter? We plan the publication in Russian, but we can also
include chapters in English. The deadline for submission of the manuscript
is 30 May, 2002. Please let Sergei Abashin <abashin(a)iea.ras.ru> know if you
are interested.

CD PUBLICATION- VATEC Project for the Electronic Corpus of Old Turkic Texts

Posted by: HB Paksoy <hpaksoy(a)ttacs.ttu.edu>
Posted: 2 Oct 2001


Dear colleagues,

The members of the VATEC project are glad to announce the publication of
VATEC CD 1.0 presenting the results of the pilot phase of the VATEC project
("Vorislamische Alttuerkische Texte: Elektronisches Corpus" - Pre-Islamic
Old Turkic Texts: Electronic Corpus).

The VATEC project is being carried out at the Frankfurt and Goettingen
Universities and at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences. The heads of
the project are Prof. Marcel Erdal, Prof. Jost Gippert (Frankfurt), Prof.
Klaus Roehrborn (Goettingen), Prof. Peter Zieme (Berlin). The participants
of the project are Dr. habil. Irina Nevskaya, Dr. Ralf Gehrke (Frankfurt),
Dr. Michael Knueppel (Goettingen), Dr. Jakob Taube (Berlin). The project is
financed by the German Research Foundation (DFG - "Deutsche
Forschungsgemeinschaft").

The VATEC project is connected with the project of digitalization of Old
Turkic manuscripts that are stored in the Turfan Collection of the
Berlin-Brandenburg Academy. The CD presents a number of texts with links to
digitalized manuscripts on the Internet sites of the Berlin Academy.

The CD presents a reedition or a first edition of the following Old Turkic
texts in the runiform, Uighur, Manichaean, Sogdian and Syriac scripts. The
text edition contains transliteration, rough transcription (with
emendations, conjectures, etc.), normalized transcription (which was the
basis for further morphological analysis), morphological parsing and
glossing, and translation into German or English. All the texts are
presented in the Shoebox, Word-Cruncher and HTML formats providing various
information retrieval opportunities (concodances, word lists, sorting,
filtering, etc.).

1. Several manuscripts of the Chuastuanift (Manichaean Confession of Sins)
   text in the Uighur and Manichean scripts: the London scroll (in full), the
   Berlin and the Saint-Petersburg manuscripts (in part), and a compiled text
2. Irk Bitig (A Book of Omens) in the runiform script
3. A Nestorian Old Turkic text: Wedding blessings (Syriac script)
4. Manichaean Old Turkic texts (51 fragments, Manichaean and Uighur scripts)
5. A fragment of a cosmogonic lapidary (runiform script)
6. Buddhist texts in Sogdian script (34 fragments)
7. Panchatantra fragments (Fables, Uighur script)
8. The third book of the Xuanzang biography in Old Turkic
9. A number of manuscripts of Altun Yarok (an Uighur translation of the
   Suvarnaprabhasottamasutra) and a compiled text
10. A number of manuscripts first edited by Peter Zieme in Berliner
   Turfantexte 13.

The texts presented under No. 1-7 were dealt with by Irina Nevskaya under
the supervision of Marcel Erdal, the text under No. 8 - by Michael Knueppel
(Klaus Roehrborn), the texts under No. 9-10 - by Jakob Taube (Peter Zieme).
Ralf Gehrke (Jost Gippert) was in charge of the necessary soft- and
hardware, the conversion of the texts between different formats, and
production of this CD.

Dear colleagues, if you are interested in obtaining this CD, please contact
Marcel Erdal.

Prof. Dr. Marcel Erdal
Dept. of Turcology,
FB 11, J.W.Goethe University,
P.O.B. 11 19 32
D-60054 Frankfurt a.M.
Germany.
Tlf.: +49-69-79 82 28 58
Fax: +49-69-79 82 49 7
Marcel Erdal <erdal(a)em.uni-frankfurt.de>

Please, forward this information to your colleagues who might be interested
in this CD.

Sincerely Yours,

The coordinator of the VATEC project
Irina Nevskaya

PUBLICATION- The Silk Road and the Cities of the Golden Horde

Posted by: Jeannine Davis-Kimball <jkimball(a)csen.org>
Posted: 1 Oct 2001


German Fedorov-Davydov. With a contribution by V. V. Dvornichenko, Jeannine
Davis-Kimball (Ed.); Aleksandr Naymark (Tr.). Zinat Press, Berkeley, CA. pp.
189, maps, more than 150 illustrations in b&w, hardcover, dust jacket,
biography of the author, catalogue of artifacts, glossary, bibliography,
index. ISBN: 1-885979-05-3. Color illustrations available on
http://www.csen/publications.

Order: Zinat Press, 577 San Clemente St., Ventura, CA 93001 USA. Email:
jkimball(a)csen.org; tele & fax: 805 653-2607. $38.50 plus shipping. Further
info on domestic and foreign shipping costs at http://www.csen/publications
or inquire by email.


German A. Fedorov-Davydov, of the Russian Academy of Science, excavated
several medieval cities along the Silk Road. In this volume he shares the
exquisite finds as we follow him through the land occupied by the Golden
Horde, the descendants of Genghis Khan. As the ordo of Batu Khan grew
stronger, the horde raided and traded with the Chinese in the East and with
Iran, Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Italy in the West. Drawing from many sources
including archaeology, the diaries of adventures, envoys, and ambassadors
who visited the ulus, ordos, and courts of the great khans, the author
defines life of nobility and commoners who, although once were nomads, but
now build cities along the Volga and Don rivers and as far west as Moldova.
Their treasures of gold and silver, embellished with precious stones and
hordes of coins, reveal a history not usually noted in either scholarly or
popular literature. This is the first work of Davydov-Ferorov to be
available in English.

Table of Contents

Biography of German Fedorov-Davydov

Chapter 1. The Beginnings

Chapter 2. From the Sarmatians to the Mongols

Chapter 3. The Mongol Conquest and the First Transcontinental Journeys

Chapter 4. Maps

Chapter 5. Trade

Chapter 6. Money

Chapter 7. The Simferopol Treasure

Chapter 8. The Archaeology of New Sarai

Chapter 9. The Lower Classes

Chapter 10. In the Aristocratic Quarters of New Sarai

Chapter 11. The Excavations in Old Sarai

Chapter 12. Craft Ships

Chapter 13. City Life in War and Peace

Chapter 14. Religious Matters

Chapter 15. The Disaster of 1395

Chapter 16. Conclusion

Dr. Jeannine Davis-Kimball
Executive Director
Center for the Study of Eurasian Nomads
577 San Clement St.
Ventura, CA 93001 USA
Tele and FAX: 805 653-2607
email: jkimball(a)csen.org

or
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PUBLICATION- Archaeology, Palaeoecology, and Palaeodemography of Eurasia

Posted by: Jeannine Davis-Kimball <jkimball(a)csen.org>
Posted: 1 Oct 2001


NEW PUBLICATION

Archaeology, Palaeoecology, and Palaeodemography of Eurasia

Valery Olkhovskiy (Ed.)

Russian Academy of Sciences. Institute of Archaeology, and the
Minister of Education and Science, Republic of Kazakhstan, A. Kh.
Margulan's Institute of Archaeology. Moscow: GEOS. 2000. Published in
Russian with English summaries. Soft cover, 343 pp. Many line
drawings and photographs. ISBN 5-89118-138-X

Available at Zinat Press, 577 San Clemente Street, Ventura, CA 93001
US$ 25.00. Shipping $5.00.

New information in this volume is valuable for those who study
Eurasian steppe cultures, particularly during the Bronze Age and the
Early Iron Age. Following an introduction by Valery Olkhovskiy, the
nineteen articles treat a geographical area ranging from the Caspian
and Aral seas to east of the Ural Mountains and to southern
Kazakstan, treating two major themes: Palaeoecology and
Palaeodemography of the Eurasian Steppes (six papers) and
Archaeological Sources (twelve papers). The English summaries in this
well-published volume are, in general, lengthy, provide good detail,
and are well edited. See Table of Contents for authors.

The first six papers cover diverse topics that include Eurasian
geological conditions and environmental changes in the third
millennium BC and evidence of strong seismic activity over a long
time period in the Baite cultural region (west Ustyurt). DNA and
pathological changes were among the examinations performed on the
skeleton excavated from a Baite cultic site. Two articles treat
anthropological materials and animal bones, including important finds
of the eagle-owl, from the principal Iron Age cult site at Baite III.
The archaeological section treats a variety of subjects from the
Bronze Age to the Medieval Period. The earlier time period focuses on
cultural contacts between steppe and agricultural populations in
southern Tajikistan, the chronology of daggers from northern China,
and the origins and dating of "Deer Stones" in the western region.

Ancient Near Eastern rosettes found in the Ukraine, and Near Eastern
helmets in the northern Caucasus are among the finds that point to
developed cultural contacts between vast regions. Early Iron Age
sculpture and stele from Kabardino-Balkariya and the southern Urals
are reported on and the problems involved in their systematic study
are examined. Tamgas found at the Baite III sanctuary, and cauldrons
from India and the sub-continent complete the Iron Age studies. Hunnu
(Turkic) kurgans At Beriktas I (west of Almaty, Kazakstan) and
medieval cult structures in the Chelyabinsk region, Russia complete
the topics addressed in this volume.

Archaeology, Palaeoecology, and Palaeodemography of Eurasia

Table of Contents

Foreword V. S. Olkhovskiy

"Sanctuaries of the Aral and Caspian Steppes: Some Results and
Perspectives" B. Genito, V.S. Olkhovskiy, Z. S. Samashev, A. -P.
Frankfort

PALAEOECOLOGY AND PALAEODEMOGRAPHY OF THE EURASIAN STEPPES

"Ancient Eurasian Pastoralists and the Environment" F. T. Hiebert, N.
I Shishlina

"Engineering and Geological Conditions of Creation and Function of
the Baite Cult Complex" O.E. Vyazkova

"Some Features of Destructive Seismic Activity on Archaeological
Sites of West Ustyurt" A. A. Nikonov, V. S. Olkhovskiy

"The Burial in the Main Cult Structure of the Teren Sanctuary: a
Multidisciplinary Bioarchaeological Study" V. S. Olkhovskiy, M. B.
Mednikova, I. V. Ovchinnikov, O. I. Ovchinnikov, E. V. Veselovskaya,
E. B. Druzina

"Palaeodemographic Analysis of Anthropological Materials of the
Jetyasar Archaeological Culture" M. B. Mednikova

"Archaeological Materials from the Main Cult Structure of the Baite
III Sanctuary" Ye. Ye Antipina, V. S. Olkhovskiy

ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOURCES

"The Research of Contacts Between Farming and Steppe Populations in
Southern Central Asia (South Tadjikistan) in the Late Bronze Age" N.
M. Vinogradova

"Concerning the Chronology of the Late Bronze Age Complexes
Containing Daggers from north China" Chzhun Suk-Be

"Concerning the Origin of Stage Stelae of the Western Region" A. A. Kovalev

"The Statues of Early Nomads from Kabardino-Balkariya" B. Kh. Atabiev

"Ancient Near Eastern Rosettes from the Cherkassy Region (Ukraine)"
S. V. Makhortykh, O. O. Kolesnik

"On the So-Called "Near Eastern" Helmets Found in the North" Caucasus
A. I Ivantchik

"The Early Iron Age Stelae and Anthropomorphic Statues from the South
Urals Steppes" S. Yu. Gutzalov, A. D. Tairov

"Monumental Sculpture of Eurasia Nomads: The Problems of Systematic
Study" V. S. Olkhovskiy

"Copper Cauldrons from the Indian Subcontinent and Pamirs: The
Ancient Connections of the Two Regions" B. A. Litvinsky

"Concerning the Tamgas-Signs of the Baite III Sanctuary on Ustyurt
(preliminary information)" V. S. Olkhovskiy, S. A. Yatzenko

"The Hunnu Barrow Cemetery of Beriktas" I M. I. Khabdulina, K. A. Akishev

"Medieval Cult Structures Discovered Near the Village of Annenskoye"
V. P. Kostyukov


Dr. Jeannine Davis-Kimball
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Center for the Study of Eurasian Nomads
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PUBLICATION- ANOR 9: Bukharan Documents; ANOR 11: Islamic History of Semipalatinsk

Posted by: Juergen Paul <paul(a)mluoaks2.orientphil.uni-halle.de>
Posted: 1 Oct 2001


ANOR 9
Bahadir Kazakov: Bukharan Documents. The collection in the District Library,
Bukhara. Berlin (Das Arabische Buch) 2001. ISBN 3-86093-318-3. Translated
from the Russian by Juergen Paul. 103 pages, 19,80 DEM (ca. USD 9).

Includes a description of the collection of documents held at the District
Library, Bukhara, which runs into about 700 items mostly from the 16th to
the early 20th century. The collection offers a great deal for research on
the administrative and social history of the Bukharan emirate, and thus, the
descriptions are made by types of documents and by chanceries. Appendixes
supply a glossary of terms used in the documents, and five items are
published here for the first time in facsimile and English translation: a
decree issued by Nauruz Ahmad Khan (1556) and four items concerning
landholdings dated 1704 (sale), 1883, 1899 and 1920.

ANOR 11
Allen J. Frank and Mirkasyim A. Usmanov: Materials for the Islamic history
of Semipalatinsk. Two manuscripts by Ahmad Wali al-Qazani and Qurban Ali
Khalidi. Berlin (Das Arabische Buch) 2001. ISBN 3-86093-316-7. 98 pages,
19,80 DEM (ca. USD 9).

Semipalatinsk in eastern Kazakhstan was one of the largest and most
influential of Imperial Russia's Islamic religious and educational centers,
but despite its stature, it is also the most poorly documented, at least in
published sources. - The two manuscripts published here in the original
Tatar and English translation are primarily histories of Semipalatinsk's
Muslim religious institutions. The texts provide us with unparalleled
information on the personalities who constituted this major Islamic cultural
center and also with unique evidence on the scholarly and Sufi networks that
linked Semipalatinsk and eastern Kazakhstan with the rest of the Islamic world.

ORDERS
Send orders to Das Arabische Buch, Motzstr. 59, D-10777 Berlin.
Phone +49 (0)30-322 8523
Fax +49 (0)30-322 5183

ANOR

ANOR is devoted to publishing scholarly papers of variable size (50 to 100
pages as a 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 SCHOLARLY side of ANOR,
including submission of manuscripts, should be addressed to:

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

Thank you for your attention.

ON-LINE PUBLICATION- Zangari Kema: Uzbek-English Dictionary

Posted by: William David Dirks <williamdd(a)sadaf.sabic.com>
Posted: 29 Sep 2001


Attention: Learners of Uzbek

I have posted the bulk of my latest draft of Zangari Kema, an Uzbek-English
dictionary based primarily on the largest Uzbek-Uzbek and Uzbek-Russian
dictionaries. You may access the site at: www.geocities.com/zangari_kema.
The site contains a search engine using the Latin script.

Please send me feedback about the site to: zangari_kema(a)yahoo.com.

Hammalaringga omad tilayman!

William Dirks
EFL Instructor, TR/10/35
Saudi Petrochemical Company (SADAF),
POB 10025, Jubail 31961, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
tel:  966 3 357 4006
fax: 966 3 357 3009
email: williamdd(a)sadaf.sabic.com

PUBLICATION- Central Asian Media Electronic List, No. 17-18

Posted by: Andre Loersch <andre.loersch(a)cimera.org>
Posted: 19 Sep 2001


The latest issue of CAMEL (Central Asian Media Electronic Bulletin) is now
available on the web: www.cimera.org. A sample version of the complete
issue can be obtained in PDF format by sending a request to:
andre.loersch(a)cimera.org

CAMEL # 17-18, July-August 2001
(http://www.cimera.org/publications/ind_camel.htm), addresses the following
topics :

THE SUSPENDED APPEARANCE OF NEW MASS MEDIA IN KIRGIZSTAN
Local journalists consider the cancellation of registration of, and
moratorium on, new mass media for a half-year period as a pressure on
independent mass media.
By Elmira Toktogulova, journalist, Bishkek, Kirgizstan

BATKEN PRESS PRESENTLY UNABLE TO ADDRESS BURNING ISSUES IN THE REGION
Nowadays, Batken Oblast' media in Kyrgyzstan, handicapped by logistical
problems, is unable to concentrate on the burning issues of the region in
spite of the public's high demand for news.
By Alexei Sukhov, Res Publica, Kyrgyzstan

INCREASING PRESSURE ON THE MEDIA IN SOUTHERN KIRGIZSTAN
In the course of the few last months, the situation in which mass media
found itself in the south of Kyrgyzstan, began to decline due to the
difficult financial position and a number of trials.
By Egamberdy Kabulov and Bakyt Orunbekov, newspaper Ferghana, Djalal-Abad,
Kyrgyzstan

RIGHTS PROTECTION FUND FOR TAJIK JOURNALISTS
The purpose of the Fund of Memory and Protection of rights of journalists of
Tajikistan is to immortalise the names of journalists who perished during
the civil war, and the protection of rights of journalists and freedom of
speech in the country.
By Aslimbegim Manzarshoeva, Dushanbe.

TAJIK MEDIA MAGNATES "TO SERVE THE INTERESTS OF SOCIETY"
The owners of the two media-groups which today dominate the printed press
market consider that their competition is to serve the interests of the
whole Tajik press and of the society itself.
By Nuriddin Karshiboev, Tajikistan

ACCESS TO INFORMATION IN TAJIKISTAN: GUARANTEED BUT NOT IMPLEMENTED
As access to governmental sources of information tends to become more
difficult in Tajikistan, voices argue that journalists, by lack of
professionalism, also share their part of responsibility.
By Turko Dikaev, independent journalist, Kulyab, Tajikistan

THE MANY INTERNAL PROBLEMS OF JOURNALISTS AND MEDIA IN UZBEKISTAN
Beyond the heavy censorship, Uzbekistan's journalism also suffers from its
own many illnesses such as dilettantism, incompetence or violation of
ethical principles.
By Alisher Taksanov, independent journalist, Uzbekistan

PHOTOJOURNALISM IN UZBEKISTAN: ANOTHER SIGN OF THE PRESS' DECLINE
Like journalism, like the press in the country, the photojournalism in
Uzbekistan shows many signs of weakness, and little possibilities for
improvement.
By Elparid Khodjaev, journalist, Uzbekistan

THE MONTH IN REVIEW: JUNE-JULY 2001

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS- Encyclopedia of Modern Asia

Posted by: June Kim <June(a)berkshirepublishing.com>
Posted: 13 Sep 2001


Berkshire Reference Works is seeking scholars and other experts who can an
article for a general audience on  'Turkmenistan - Education System' (400
words).  There are also entries related China, Southeast Asia, Southwest
Asia (Pakistan, Afghanistan), and West Asia (Iran, Iraq, Turkey) that are in
need of authors.  In order to see the complete list, please click on the
following link: <http://www.berkshire-reference.com/005/005login.htm>  We
would love to hear from you as well as your colleagues who specialize in
regions other than Central Asia.

Unlike other works on Asia, the Encyclopedia of Modern Asia does not focus
on political and military history but on social history and cultural and
economic issues, as well as ethnicity, women's issues, and current topics
such as communications technology and the environment. There are 3,000
entries, a total of two million words in six volumes, and articles ranging
200 to 4000 words.  Each article will be signed and will include a
bibliography for further reading.  There will be illustrations and maps as
well as topical and regional outlines, and an extensive index. This
ground-breaking work will be published by Scribners, a leading U.S.
publisher, in 2003.

The project is well on the way to completion, with over 80% of the
manuscript about to go into copyediting with an experienced team of editors.
Many more articles are now being written, and we look forward to finding
experts who can cover the topics that remain. Our list of contributors now
exceeds 600 individuals from over 50 nations, and we especially welcome
contributions from experts in Asia. Contributors will be paid an honorarium
for their work and will be credited in the published work.

David Levinson is the project director and he is working closely with the
editorial board, an international group of scholars, supervising the
development of the Encyclopedia of Asia.  David is a cultural anthropologist
and has served as editor-in-chief of a number of major reference works,
including the 10-volume Encyclopedia of World Cultures (Macmillan) and
4-volume Encyclopedia of Cultural Anthropology (Henry Holt).

Please send a message telling us of your areas of research and interest,
along with a paragraph about your position and publications (we do not need
a CV at this stage), to me, June Kim, at <june(a)berkshirepublishing.com>
(or fax +413 528 5241). Please specify which article(s) you are interested
in writing.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes, June Kim

Berkshire Publishing Group LLC is an information and technology company
providing unique, innovative content--encyclopedias and trade books,
e-books, databases, and branded web content--for print publishing,
educational, and new media markets.
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

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS- Bibliographical Essays on Specific Nationalisms

Posted by: Tomasz Kamusella <tomasz.kamusella(a)umwo.opole.pl>
Posted: 12 Sep 2001


Sprawy Narodowosciowe (Nationalities Affairs) is the premiere European
biannual periodical devoted to the study of nationalism and ethnicity.

After the breakup of the Soviet bloc, the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia at the
close of the 20th century, nationalism became the only truly global
ideology. The world got divided into the nation-states steeped either in
civic or ethnic nationalism. Even the par excellence non-nationalist
polities such as Gibraltar and Monaco are busy reinventing themselves as
nation-states.

In the 21st century the basic political unit is the nation-state and its
social counterpart is the nation. Although the processes of globalization,
hybradization and regionalization may change this current political and
social reality of the world in future, it will not happen any time soon.
Thus, the necessity arises to spur up comparative research on nationalism as
embodied in various nation-states and pursued by national movements without
their own states. The dynamics of these nationalisms and interactions among
them maintain the current political and social shape of the world, and will
change it accordingly.

Without the in-depth analysis of these nationalisms neither sound
explication of social, political and economic processes will be possible nor
taking learned decisions by politicians.

Therefore, Sprawy Narodowosciowe (Nationalities Affairs) wishes to
contribute to the creation of the basis for the comparative study of the
extant nationalisms through attracting bibliographical essays devoted to
them.

FORMAT

1. The bibliographical essay presents publications that create and analyze
the nationalism of a given nation state (or of a stateless national
movement/group/nation). These publications were brought out in the state's
national language, or, in the case of non-existence/recent standardization
of such a language, in a language or languages popularly used on the
territory of such a nation-state.

2. The essay focuses on the following texts:
  - publications (poetry, fiction, scholarly works etc.) that shaped the
    nationalism of a given nation-state;
  - publications that analyze and describe this nationalism;
  - local publications that contribute to theoretical thought and research on
    nationalism in general;
  - if possible the essay should be wrapped up with information on the local
    reception of the global discourse on nationalism, this is, on translations
    into the national language of the premiere international works devoted to
    nationalism.

3. The essay's closing section (this is, the list of references) includes
the bibliographical details of the mentioned texts. If some important titles
could not be treated in extenso in the essay itself, their bibliographical
entries in the list of references can be appended with additional
information in the form accepted in annotated bibliographies.

The additional information in regard of some issues discussed in the body of
the text, is included in footnotes.

4. The essay should not be longer than 10,000-15,000 words including
footnotes and references. However, in the case of 'large' or complicated
nationalisms (for instance, as that of Russia) as well as in other special
instances (to be discussed with the Editor and the Coordinator of the
Project beforehand) the rule may be omitted.

We wish to attract authors to write bibliographical essays in accordance
with the guidelines as sketched above. However, we are also ready to
consider the already published bibliographical essays should they conform
with the format's broad framework.

We are interested in receiving bibliographical essays on all extant
nationalisms including the stateless ones. Obviously, due to the Eurasian
location of the Editorial Head Quarters of Sprawy Narodowosciowe
(Nationalities Affairs), our interest is most in the nascent nationalisms
busy building their nations and nation-states on the territories of the
erstwhile Soviet Union and of ex-Yugoslavia.

As the rule we can consider accepting submissions in all languages. But for
the sake of expedience we encourage to submit essays in English and Russian
if possible.

The accepted submissions will be brought up in Sprawy Narodowo[ciowe
(Nationalities Affairs) in Polish translation.

This is an on-going call for submissions and there are no deadlines, Thus,
when the amount of submitted essays allows it they will be gradually
published in the succession of separate volumes. We predict to bring out
these volumes in English for the sake of improved world-wide discussion on
nationalism.

Address for further correspondence:
Sprawy Narodowosciowe (Nationalities Affairs)
Unit for the Study of Nationalities
Polish Academy of Sciences
Stary Rynek 78/79
61-771 Poznan
Poland
Tel/fax (+48) (61) 8520950

Editor: Prof. Wojciech J Burszta (wojbur(a)amu.edu.pl)

Initiator and Coordinator of the Project 'Bibliographical Essays on
Nationalisms': Dr Tomasz Kamusella (tomek672(a)poczta.onet.pl;
tomasz.kamusella(a)umwo.opole.pl).

PUBLICATION- Central Asia Monitor, No. 4, 2001

Posted by: David Nalle <DavidN5512(a)aol.com>
Posted: 3 Sep 2001


CENTRAL ASIA MONITOR  No. 4, 2001

Table of Contents:

 * Central Asia: Examining Regional Security (an IREX panel)
 * The Pace of Civil Service Reform in Tajikistan,
   by Sobir Kurbanov
 * Helping the Most Disadvantaged in Kabul
 * On the Prospects for Secondary Education Reform
   in the Kyrgyz Republic, by Alan J. DeYoung
 * The Central Asian Big Oil Game:  A Review Essay
   by Andre Gunder Frank
 * News and Comments
 * Chinese Border Controversy
 * A Lantern Shows the Way: "Fonus"- a new Tajik publication

ON-LINE PUBLICATION- Central Asia Media Electronic Bulletin

Posted by: Andre Loersch <andre.loersch(a)cimera.org>
Posted: 28 Aug 2001


The last issue of CAMEL (Central Asia Media Electronic Bulletin) is now
available on the cimera website: http://www.cimera.org/

The CAMEL # 16 issue includes the following articles which are entirely
available on the website:

LOW-SKILL JOURNALISM SOMETIMES OPENS DOOR TO PROSECUTION
By Kamil Satkanbayev, journalist, Osh, Kyrgyzstan

MASS MEDIA IN KYRGYZSTAN HAS ITS VIRTUAL FUTURE
By Elmira Toktogulova, journalist, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

TAJIKISTAN: PREPARING A NEW GENERATION OF JOURNALISTS
By Gulchekhra Mansurova, Media Center, Dushanbe, Tajikistan

THE TAJIK WEEKLY ASIA PLUS CELEBRATES FIVE YEARS OF EXISTENCE
By Turko Dikaev, journalist, Tajikistan

A LEGAL CLINIC FOR JOURNALISTS SHOULD OPEN IN SEPTEMBER IN UZBEKISTAN
By Tatiana Yakovleva, Internews, Uzbekistan

THE DISPUTED LEGALITY OF AN UZBEK UNION OF INDEPENDENT JOURNALISTS
By Iskandar Hamroh, journalist, Uzbekistan

THE MONTH IN REVIEW: MAY 2001


Complete archives of CAMEL 2001 as well as a selections of articles for 2000
are also available.

PUBLICATION- The History of Kyrgyzs (On-line in Russian)

Posted by: Abdumanapov Rustam <arustam(a)yandex.ru>
Posted: 21 Aug 2001


Site: "The History of Kyrgyzs" - http://www.kyrgyz.tsu.ru
Author: Rustam Abdumanapov
Contact: manap(a)mail.ru, ara(a)vdv.tsk.ru

Dear Colleagues,

The following article was published on the site "The History of Kyrgyzs" -
http://www.kyrgyz.tsu.ru concerning the about Oghuz.  The article "The
ethnic history of Oghuz tribes in Middle Asia and Kazakhstan" is written by
historian Sergey Agadzhanov.

Oghuz tribes together with other nomads of Eurasia have played an important
role in medieval history of Western Asia and East Europe.  The Oghuzes
descendants became a component part of the Kazakh, Uzbek, Karakalpak,
Bashkir (in the South Ural) and Tatar (in the Volga region) nationalities.
The south Oghuz groups took an active participation in the formation of
Turkmen and Azerbaijan nationalities.

Respectfully,

Abdumanapov Rustam

PUBLICATION- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, 15 August Issue on Web

Posted by: Svante Cornell <svante.cornell(a)pcr.uu.se>
Posted: 16 Aug 2001


The 15 August 2001 Issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, a
subscription free Web journal with over 74,000 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 15 August 2001 issue of its biweekly Web-Journal, The
Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst.

The Institute is also proud to offer its readers the option of downloading
The Analyst in PDF format, enabling readers to view and print out the entire
issue of The Analyst. The html version will, of course, remain available.

The 15 August 2001 issue of The Analyst features four Analytical Articles,
four Field Reports, and News Bites from the past fortnight.  The Analytical
Articles feature:

IRAN TESTS THE CASPIAN WATERS
Prof. Stephen Blank

THE SWISS HOTEL RAID AND THE POLITICS OF THE CHECHEN QUESTION
Hasan Kanbolat

WOULD RUSSIA RE-THINK ITS FOREIGN MILITARY PRESENCE?
Jaba Devdariani

WATER RESOURCES MANAGEMENT IN CENTRAL ASIA: ADDRESSING NEW CHALLENGES AND RISKS
Dr. Daniel Linotte

The Field Reports include:

FOREIGN MEDIA: XINJIANG'S LIFELINE OR HARBINGER OF EMPTY HOPES

"DEMOCRACY IS UNDER THREAT"

KYRGYZSTAN: PAVING THE ROAD FOR ... TOURISM

FORMER TOP OFFICIAL WANTED 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. 800-900 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 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. Please remember that The Analyst does not accept double
submissions.


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
Fax. 1-202-663-7785
svante.cornell(a)pcr.uu.se

PUBLICATION- Central Asian Survey, Volume 20, Number 2 (dated June 2001)

Posted by: Sharron Lawrence <sharronl(a)tandf.co.uk>
Posted: 14 Aug 2001


Volume 20, Number 2 (dated June 2001) of: Central Asian Survey a journal
from Carfax Publishing, part of the Taylor & Francis Group is now available
online via the Catchword service, and contains the following articles:

A summer of innuendo: growing competition among Dagestan's political elite
    Robert Bruce Ware; Enver Kisriev

Environmental initiatives in contemporary Iran
    Richard C. Foltz

Foreign policy and domestic reform in Central Asia
    Gregory Gleason

Nationalism as a geopolitical phenomenon: the Central Asian case
    Farkhod Tolipov

Exploring issues of violence within the recent context of the Hazarajat,
      Afghanistan
    Iesha Singh

Review Article

Book Reviews


Subscribers can view this issue at:
http://tandf.catchword.com/ini=saramail/rpsv/catchword/carfax/02634937/v20n2
/contp1.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:
http://www.catchword.com/download.htm

You can read more about this journal at:
http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/carfax/02634937.html

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

ON-LINE PUBLICATION- Xabarnoma and Zamon-On-Line, 1 Aug. 2001, Internews Uzbekistan

Posted by: Josh Machleder <josh(a)internews.uz>
Posted: 5 Aug 2001


Announcing the latest issue of WWW.INTERNEWS.UZ  -- the website of Internews
Uzbekistan, FEATURING....

Highlights from our weekly bulletin "Xabarnoma," issues # 72, 73, 74 in
English, Russian and Uzbek, providing readers with up-to-date information
and interviews with insiders from the world of broadcast media and
telecommunications in Uzbekistan.  http://www.internews.uz

Excerpts include:
  * Mr. U. Khankulov of the MKK's working group comments on Independent TV
    Stations' re-registration
  * Dismissal of Alo Hodjaev, Editor of "Tashkentskaya Pravda"
  * New Entity in Uzbekistan's Legal Space
  * Radio Stations' Ratings Depend on DJ's
  * Internews' GIPI Project with Developing Internet in Uzbekistan

PLUS... "ZAMON ON-LINE" http://www.internews.uz/za

The site now features transcriptions and images from the weekly regional TV
news exchange "Zamon" in English, Russian and Uzbek languages. Independent
regional TV stations from all over Uzbekistan contribute stories to "Zamon."

Excerpts from Zamon # 172 and 173 include reports from:

Margilan: Silk Making Sector is Recovering from a Long Recession
Turtkul: Colleges and Lyceums Receive All the New Equipment Whereas
    Secondary Schools Stay in Miserable Condition
Kirguli: Suspicious Judging at the 4th National Volleyball Championship
Gulistan: Old Miniature Arts are Revived in Gulistan
Gulistan:  Why isn't Water Reaching the Upper Floors of Apartment Buildings?
Bekabad:  What is More Important - Income or Love for Your Art?

General comments and questions for Internews Uzbekistan may be addressed to
office(a)internews.uz

The newsletter and website have been published since February 1998 and are
supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

PUBLICATION- Central Asia and the Caucasus, 2001 No. 4

Posted by: Murad Esenov <murad(a)communique.se>
Posted: 5 Aug 2001


Dear Colleagues,

I bring to your attention the contents of the Volume 10, No. 4 of the
journal "Central Asia and the Caucasus" (in English).  It will be published
in late August.  To inquire about more details, as well as to subscribe,
please contact:

Murad Esenov,
Editor-in-Chief
The Central Asia and the Caucasus Journal
Sweden
tel/fax: (46) 920 620 16
e-mails:
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. 4 (10), 2001

IN THIS ISSUE:

REGIONAL POLITICS

Sergei Pirozhkov. CIS Integration in the Global and Regional Context

Alec Rasizade. The Mythology of Munificent Caspian Bonanza and Its
    Concomitant Pipeline Geopolitics

Venaliy Amelin. Russian Border Regions and Central Asia: Problems of
    Integration

Baglan Mailybaev. The Nation's Right to Resist Oppression and Engage in
    Opposition in the Light of Traditions of Russians and Kazakhs

Georgii Rudov. Russia and Kyrgyzstan: Dynamics and Prospects of Relations

RELIGION AND SOCIETY

Sergei Demidov. Religion in Post-Soviet Turkmenistan

SPECIAL FEATURE

POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC REFORMS

Vassiliy Shul'ga, Yuri Chaplygin, Oleg Rybkin, Sergei Kazanskiy. Strategic
    Targets and Stages of Economic Reform in the CIS Countries

Elhan Polukhov. Azerbaijan: The Formation and Development of Nongovernmental
    Organizations

Reshad Muradov. Evolution of the Labor Market in Azerbaijan

Gubad Bairamov. Privatization in Azerbaijan: Results and Prospects

Alexander Markarov. Institutional Reform as Part of Democratic Transition in
    Armenia

Garegin Kerian. Evolution  of a Multiparty System in Armenia

Laik Baideldinov. The Republic of Kazakhstan as a Political reality:
    Prospects for Democracy

Erbol Shauenov. Democratic Institutions and Political Stability in Kazakhstan

Bulat Khusainov. Kazakhstan: Economic Development Under Globalization

Ainura Elebaeva, Margarita Pukhova. Political Transformation in Kyrgyzstan:
    Specific Features

Kimitaka Matsuzato. An Island of Democracy? Local Reforms in Kyrgyzstan
    1990-2000

Saodat Olimova. Local Self-Administration in Tajikistan: More Democracy

THE ABKHAZIAN KNOT

Gigi Tsiklauri, Tamara Giorgobiani. Autonomies in Georgia: International and
    Domestic Experience, and Their Future

Leila Tania. Abkhazia at the Crossroads

Alexander Krylov. Georgia and Abkhazia: Foreign Factor in the Conflict

NEIGHBORS

Dr. Mikhail Degtiar. The Jews of Uzbekistan - the End of the Epoch

Nadir Bekir. Crimean Tartars: an Ethnopolitical Factor in Ukraine


FOR YOUR INFORMATION

The Special Feature section in the next issue will discuss:

Central Asia and the Caucasus

  - Regional Power Centers and Their Impact on the Regional Situation

  - Ten Years of Independence: Political and Economic Results

  - Ethnic Conflicts and Disputed Territories

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- Stanislav Lakoba, Abkhaziia - de-fakto ili Gruziia de-iure?

Posted by: UYAMA Tomohiko <uyama(a)slav.hokudai.ac.jp>
Posted: 31 Jul 2001


Stanislav Lakoba
Abkhaziia - de-fakto ili Gruziia de-iure?: O politike Rossii v Abkhazii
v postsovetskii period, 1991-2000 gg. (in Russian)
Sapporo: Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido University, 2001. 109 p.; 21 cm

This study offers a detailed analysis of the conflict between Georgia and
Abkhazia. It explores aims of Gamsakhurdia and Shevardnadze, and
contradictory roles of Russia and the West in the conflict. Although it
represents a viewpoint of only one of the parties to the conflict, it
vividly depicts the conflict's complicated character, using extremely rich
source materials, including the author's own experience.

Stanislav Lakoba is Professor at the Abkhazian State University. He is a
historian and poet, and worked as first deputy speaker of the Supreme Soviet
of the Republic of Abkhazia in 1993-1994. He was a Foreign Visiting
Professor of the Slavic Research Center in 2000.


CONTENTS:

K chitateliam (Uyama T.)

Vmesto predisloviia

Glava 1. Obshchestvenno-politicheskii fon i rasstanovka sil nakanune
    gruzino-abkhazskoi voiny

  - Prikhod k vlasti E. Shevardnadze
  - Abkhaziia i Gamsakhurdia: <teoriia> Ingorokva
  - <Ottepel'> v poslednie mesiatsy Gamsakhurdia
  - Porazhenie Gamsakhurdia i izmenenie pravovogo statusa Abkhazii
  - Perevorot, Shevardnadze i mirovoe soobshchestvo
  - Davlenie Shevardnadze na Abkhaziiu
  - Vstrecha v Dagomyse
  - Vosstanovlenie Konstitutsii Abkhazii 1925 g.
  - Priniatie Gruzii v OON

Glava 2. Voina Gruzii protiv Abkhazii i otnoshenie Rossii k konfliktu-
    iushchim storonam (14 avgusta 1992 g. - 30 sentiabria 1993 g.)

  - Avgust 1992 g.: nachalo voiny
  - Reaktsiia mirovogo soobshchestva
  - Maroderstvo gruzinskoi armii i uchastie severokavkazskikh konfede-
  - ratov v voine
  - <Soglashenie> 3 sentiabria 1992 g.
  - Oslozhnenie rossiisko-gruzinskikh otnoshenii i osvobozhdenie Gagry
  - Konets 1992 - nachalo 1993 gg.: izmenenie diplomaticheskikh i
  - voennykh otnoshenii
  - Nastuplenie na Sukhum vesnoi 1993 g.
  - Put' k <Sochinskomu soglasheniiu> 27 iiulia 1993 g.
  - Osvobozhdenie Sukhuma i vstuplenie Gruzii v SNG

Glava 3. Krainosti rossiiskoi politiki poslevoennogo perioda, perego-
    vornyi protsess i pozitsiia Zapada

  - Mirotvorcheskaia deiatel'nost' Rossii i Zaiavlenie 4 aprelia 1994 g.
  - Sentiabr' 1994 g.: Novoafonskaia vstrecha
  - Chechenskaia voina i sblizhenie Rossii i Gruzii
  - Abkhazskaia problema v 1997-1998 gg.
  - Vtoraia Chechenskaia voina i Shevardnadze
  - Vmesto zakliucheniia: mirovoe soobshchestvo i sud'ba Abkhazii


This is not a commercial publication and we distribute it without any
charge. But the number of copies is limited, and there is a possibility that
we may not able to send copies to all people who want to obtain it.

To obtain a copy, please fill in the following blank and send it by e-mail
to Prof. Uyama <uyama(a)slav.hokudai.ac.jp>.

<Request form for the book: S. Lakoba, Abkhaziia - de-fakto ili...>

Name:
Affiliation and Status:
Field of Specialization:
Post Address:


UYAMA Tomohiko
Slavic Research Center
Hokkaido University
Sapporo, Japan
E-mail: uyama(a)slav.hokudai.ac.jp

PUBL./CALL FOR PROPOSALS- Journal of Conflict, Security and Development

Posted by: Rick Jones <rick.jones(a)kcl.ac.uk>
Posted: 30 Jul 2001


Journal of Conflict, Security and Development
Call for Papers and Book Reviews

Conflict, Security and Development is now soliciting 6,000-8,000-word
peer-reviewed papers and 1,500-word book reviews for future issues of the
Journal of Conflict, Security and Development. Published three times per
year by the Centre for Defence Studies at King's College London, the journal
contains a combination of extended theoretical and conceptual articles,
operational and regional case studies, and concise opinion pieces that
establish connections between conflict and security-sector issues on the one
hand and development matters on the other, in particular human rights and
social development. Its target audience ranges from opinion shapers,
research analysts and media representatives, to think tanks, international
organisations and government and academic departments that recognise the
intellectual and policy challenges posed by the new security agenda.

While a number of journals cover issues and themes relating to conflict,
security and development, none are dedicated solely to examining the
relationship between security policy and development and to bridging the
related disciplines. Not only does Conflict, Security and Development fill
this vacuum with fresh, objective and intellectually provocative research,
but also it offers an inter-active forum for the cross-fertilisation of
ideas and perspectives, and for reasoned and rigorous debate between members
of the northern and southern hemispheres.

Issue one, for example, contained the following works:

Security-sector reform: development breakthrough or institutional engineering?
    by Chris Smith
Democratic police reforms in war-torn states
    by Rachel Neild
Transforming security sectors: the IMF and World Bank approaches
    by Nicole Ball
Cambodia's security-sector reform: limits of a downsizing strategy
    by Dylan Hendrickson
Power and unaccountability in the Turkish security forces
    by Gareth Jenkins
The dynamics of Colombia's three-dimensional war
    by Marc Chernick
The Palestinian paradox: statehood, security and institutional reform
    by Yezid Sayigh
The strategic implications of HIV/AIDS in South Africa
    by Lindy Heinecken
A culture of secrecy: the public's right to know
    by Frances D'Souza
Secrecy and civil liberties in Latin America
    by Andres Fontana and Jorge Battaglino

Authors wishing to contribute to the journal should, in the first instance,
submit a one-page abstract outlining the key arguments of the proposed
article and its relevance to the focus of the publication. Those wishing to
write a book review should contact the editor detailing the title, author
and publisher.

For more information, contact Richard Jones, Editor:
Tel.: +44 (0)20 7848 2947
E-mail: rick.jones(a)kcl.ac.uk
Website: http://csdg.kcl.ac.uk


Richard Jones
Editor, Design and Production

PUBLICATION- Economic Review (Ekonomicheskoe obozrenie), CER, Tashkent

Posted by: Khayot Mirzahmedova <khayot(a)cer.uz>
Posted: 24 Jul 2001


Dear Colleagues:

This is to invite you to subscribe to a Magazine "Ekonomicheskoe obozrenie"
(Economic Review).

The illustrated scientific-practical magazine Economic review is issued by
the Center for Economic Research (Tashkent, Uzbekistan). This magazine has
been published in Russian since January 1998. Some materials are prepared
in English and Uzbek.

The core authors of the magazine are the CER staff members. Major articles
have been 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 government and corporate economists, politicians and
researchers, civil servants, businessmen and managers anyone who is
interested in the economical problems of Central Asia. The magazine is a
valuable resource for academics and students of economics and related
disciplines. It is an important acquisition for corporate, public,
university and business school libraries.

The key articles contain the analysis of the problems of economic
development 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,
antimonopoly policy of the state, statistical materials and many others
among them.

The magazine covers the experience of foreign countries in economic
reforms, the most important trends and problems in the world economic
development.

For more information: www.cer.uz or http://cer.freenet.uz

For sample copy: khayot(a)cer.uz

Subscription information:
  - www.periodicals.ru - Agency MK-Periodica
  - swets(a)dol.ru - Swets Internationals Moscow
  - rospressa(a)souzpechat.ru - Rossiiskaia Pressa Online

Yours sincerely,

Khayot Mirzakhmedova, Information center
Center for Economic Research

PUBLICATION- Caspian Information Services (CASIS)

Posted by: Vugar Aribey <CASIS(a)azerimail.com>
Posted: 20 Jul 2001


The Caspian Information Services (CASIS) offers Media Watch issues, which
include news and reports from Russia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Georgia,
Armenia and other CIS countries.

CASIS is the international information group with a special emphasis placed
on emerging markets of Europe and Asia.  Our group provides news for dozens
of business, media and government clients in more than 20 countries.
Caspian Information Services is a highly professional news gathering and
reporting network and a constantly developing communications technology.
Our subscribers list include the most distinguished corporations, investment
funds, brokerage houses, banks, institutions, federal agencies and
government structures worldwide.

CASIS has an operational network reporters in Baku, Nakhichevan, Tbilisi,
Batumy, Yerevan, Moscow, Astana, Tehran, Istanbul, Ashgabat, Astana, Almaty
and Ankara. The group is steadily expanding geography of its business
activity.  We provides international and country-oriented political,
economic, financial and business information, coupled with in-depth analysis
and research. About 20 staff in 10 bureaux daily produces over 100 stories.
The bulletins are issued in English, Russian and Azeri languages.  Our news
provides the most efficient source of political, economic, financial and
stock market news.

More than 100 news stories a day, featuring in real time:
  - key political and economic news
  - regulatory news and changes in legislation
  - corporate news
  - news from investment institutions
  - monitoring of exchange markets
  - up-to-the-minute interviews with experts, MP and GM
  - digests of regional press

The Caspian Information Services focused on providing information for
private and institutional investment portals.  Powerful online capabilities
allow quick turnaround in creating and enhancing your site.

The Caspian Information Services also presents Reuters information in
synergy with powerful news agencies of the region  Azertag, KhazTag,
Khabar, Prime-News, Black Sea-Press, Sarke, SakInformi, Turan, Azer-press,
Media-Press, CNA, Assa-Irada, Snark, AK&M, RBC, ARKA, Mediamax, Finmarket,
RIA-Novosti and more.

If you would like to request a free sample, price information or if you
would like to subscribe to any CIS Daily, Weekly, or Monthly Report, then
please send letter to Aydin Babyev, Executive Director <CASIS(a)azerimail.com>

IF YOU WANT SUBSCRIBE RIGHT NOW PLEASE READ OUR PRICE-LIST

1. CIS-ON-LINE edition (issued except Sunday include about 100 news and
    reports from Azerbaijan, Armenia, Russia, Georgia, Kazakhstan)  - $200 per
    month and just $1860 for 1-year subscription ($155 per month)

2. CIS-DAILY issue (issued except Sunday include 50-70 news from CIS region)
    - $140 per month and just $1200 for 1-year subscription ($100 per month)

3. CIS WEEKLY report (issued Monday and include about 100 very important
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PUBLICATION- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, 20 July 2001 Issue on Web

Posted by: Svante Cornell <svante.cornell(a)pcr.uu.se>
Posted: 18 Jul 2001


The 20 July 2001 Issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, a subscription
free Web journal with over 72,000 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 20 July 2001 issue of its biweekly Web-Journal, The
Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst:

The 20 July 2001 issue of The Analyst features four Analytical Articles,
four Field Reports, and News Bites from the past fortnight. The Analytical
Articles feature:

THE STRUGGLE FOR THE REMAINS OF GEOPOLITICAL WEIGHT: RUSSIA DODGES
DISENGAGING MILITARILY FROM GEORGIA
Khatuna Salukvadze

THE UNITED STATES AND CENTRAL ASIA AFTER THE SHANGHAI-6'S FORMATION
Prof. Stephen Blank

TURKMENISTAN TREMORS
Dr. Sybil Schwartz

IS HIZB-UT-TAHRIR GOING PUBLIC IN ITS STRUGGLE?
Alima Bissenova


The Field Reports include:

MEDIA IS (AGAIN) "UNDER "PRESS IN KYRGYZSTAN

A HEALTHCARE CARE SYSTEM IN CRISIS

TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS AS A KIND OF MODERN SLAVERY

KAZAKHSTAN  AND TURKMENISTAN DISCUSS GAS PROJECTS


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. 800-900 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 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
Fax. 1-202-663-7785
svante.cornell(a)pcr.uu.se

PUBLICATION- Virginia Martin, Law and Custom in the Steppe

Posted by: Crista <crista(a)curzonpress.co.uk>
Posted: 18 Jul 2001


'Law and Custom in the Steppe: The Kazakhs of the Middle Horde and Russian
Colonialism in the Nineteenth Century' by Virginia Martin (Surrey: Curzon
Press, 2001) ISBN 0 7007 1405 7, 244 pp., Illus. & maps, Hard, £40.00

This study offers a reconstruction of the social, cultural and legal history
of the Middle Horde Kazakh steppe within the Russian Empire in the 19th
century.  Using largely untapped archival records from Kazakhstan and
Russia, as well as contemporary ethnographic research, administrative
reports, the provincial press and scholarly analyses, it explores the
cross-cultural encounter of laws, customs and judicial practices in the
process of Russian empire-building at the local level.

Through the imposition of imperial laws and settlement of nomadic lands,
Russian colonialism sought to control the ways that Kazakh nomads could
practice their judicial customs (adat).  Middle Horde Kazakhs actively
accommodated, manipulated and rejected these Russian imperial designs, and
continued to find meaning in their own legal-cultural norms for ensuring
justice, resolving disputes, and upholding clan honour.

This study contributes both to current understanding of the history of
Russia as an empire and of the Muslim, Turkic Kazakhs who were integrated
into that empire over the course of the 19th century, and thus to an
understanding of the identity of Kazakhstan today.  Essential reference for
scholars and students of history, anthropology, political science and
Eurasian/Central Asian studies.

Virginia Martin is Assistant Professor of History at the University of
Alabama in Huntsville.

CONTENTS:

Acknowledgements; Note on Terminology and Transliteration; Abbreviations;
    Glossary; Maps;
Introduction - Legal Culture in the Colonial Context

Part I: The Middle Horde Nomads and Colonial Rule
Chapter One - Nomadism and Adat
Chapter Two - Law and Empire-Building
Chapter Three - Settlement: Cossacks, Peasants and Nomads

Part II: Adat in Practice 1868-1898
Chapter Four - Biys and Litigants

Chapter Five - Land Disputes
Chapter Six - Barimta

Conclusion
Notes; Appendix: Sample Court Cases 1870s-90s; Bibliography; Index


To order, please contact:
Curzon Press
e-mail: publish(a)curzonpress.co.uk
51a George Street, Richmond
Surrey TW9 1HJ, England
tel +44 (0)20 8948 4660
fax +44 (0)20 8332 6735

JOB- Senior Publications Position, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University

Posted by: Craig Zelizer <czelizer(a)osf1.gmu.edu>
Posted: 17 Jul 2001


Job Code:  89931010713
Industry: Media / Entertainment
Job Function: Writing / Reporting
Years Experience Desired:  2 or more years
Location:  Outside the Metro DC Region
Contact E-Mail:  jhu(a)alexus.com
Contact Information: Johns Hopkins University P.O. Box 3687 Scranton,
PA 18505 OR Fax: 1-877-262-0646

Date Posted:  7/15/01

Full Text Publishing
SR Publications
Coordinator/Editor
Bilingual Russian/English

The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of The
Johns Hopkins University is world-renowned for academic excellence and
professional development. Currently, our Foreign Policy Institute offers an
excellent opportunity for you to optimize all publication activities in the
Central Asia region.

In coordination with The Central Asia Caucasus Institute, you will design,
create, develop and oversee production & distribution of all of the
Institute's publications; and edit its new periodical publication & all
future publications including newsletters, brochures, & annual reports.
Acting as editor/writer, you'll identify writers & other contributors;
negotiate payment; evaluate/edit submissions; and develop design/layout of
publications. Position involves daily monitoring of events & activities in
the Central Asia region to identify those worthy of published comment. You
will also be responsible for maintaining and updating CACI's website.

To qualify, you must have a PhD (related field in central Asia or the
Caucasus is preferred); and 2 or more years of experience in publications
management, development and production and/or journalism including desktop
publishing. Position requires extensive knowledge and experience in the
politics, economy and social forces in Central Asia, the Caucasus, and
adjoining areas. A reading knowledge of Russian and the ability to write
clear English prose is necessary. You must have solid relationships and/or a
developed network of contacts with scholars & analysts who deal with issues
in Central Asia. You must also be a talented editor with excellent diplomacy
and organizational skills. Knowledge/experience with major countries in
Central Asia such as Russia, Turkey, Iran & Pakistan is desirable, as is
written/oral fluency in one or more indigenous language of the region.

We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits in a drug and smokefree
workplace. For consideration, please submit resume, which MUST include your
current address, phone number, salary requirements and a cover letter
indicating the following source code: AWPA3853. Email attachments are
limited to Word, WordPerfect or ASCII format only. Faxed resumes must be on
white paper in 12 point font and sent using super-fine resolution. Mail to:

Johns Hopkins University
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Email: jhu(a)alexus.com

We are an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educator
encouraging applications from people of color & women

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ON-LINE PUBLICATION- PRC Propaganda, Tibet and the West

Posted by: T. Matthew Ciolek <tmciolek(a)coombs.anu.edu.au>
Posted: 17 Jul 2001


[NOTE: The posted item is originates from the Asian Studies WWW Monitor,
which is a good source generally for information about new materials on the
Internet: http://coombs.anu.edu.au/asia-www-monitor.html]


The Asian Studies WWW Monitor: late Jul 2001, Vol. 8, No. 19 (151)
17 Jul 2001

PRC Propaganda, Tibet and the West

The Tibet Information Network (TIN), London, UK.

TIN Special Report, 16 July 2001, no. of pages: 10, ISSN:1355-3313,
"Propaganda and the West: China's struggle to sway international opinion on
the 'Tibet issue'."

Site contents: The struggle against an "international anti-China force";
"'Missiles' in the battlefield": Tibetan Studies as a propaganda tool
("Non-politicised propaganda", Politics v academic credibility: conflicting
aims, Internal impact); Exchanges and visits (Spreading the official word
abroad, "Seeing is believing": official visits to Tibet, "We are never
alone", Prison visits); Policy on Propaganda in the 1990s; Conclusion: A
strategy of engagement and attack.

URL http://www.tibetinfo.net/news-updates/nu160701.htm

Link reported by: Tibet Information Network (tin(a)tibetinfo.net)

  * Resource type [news - documents - study - corporate info. - online guide]:
      Study
  * Scholarly usefulness [essential - v.useful - useful - interesting -
    marginal]:
      Useful

Source: The Asian Studies WWW Monitor ISSN 1329-9778
URL http://coombs.anu.edu.au/asia-www-monitor.html
Announce your new/improved Asian Studies' Web sites via
http://coombs.anu.edu.au/regasia.html


Dr T. Matthew CIOLEK   tmciolek(a)coombs.anu.edu.au
Head, Internet Publications Bureau,
RSPAS, The Australian National University, Canberra
ph:  +61 (02) 6125 0110
fax: +61 (02) 6257 1893
http://www.ciolek.com/PEOPLE/ciolek-tm.html

ON-LINE PUBLICATION- Central Asian Fiction

Posted by: H. B. Paksoy <hpaksoy(a)ttacs.ttu.edu>
Posted: 16 Jul 2001


CENTRAL ASIA FICTION has just released its inaugural issue on the internet!

You'll find exciting short stories and photos that span the countries and
people of Central Asia, as well as news, submission guidelines, and more!

Please enjoy this first issue - feel free to print out the stories to read
at your leisure and to share with your friends:

Remember the URL:  http://cenasia-fiction.netfirms.com

Kindest regards,

CAF Editor

PUBLICATION- Russian-Turkmen Historical Dictionary

Posted by: Shokhrat Kadyrov <shokhrat_kadyrov(a)hotmail.com>
Posted: 16 Jul 2001


Vol. 1
by Shokhrat Kadyrov
(in Russian)
Biblioteka Almanakha <Turkmeny>
Bergen, Norway, 2001

The first volume of the two-volume dictionary has now been published in
Russian.

This is the first-ever Turkmen historical dictionary to be published and
goes beyond the Bolshaya Entsiklopediya TSSR published 25 years ago. It
includes a range of biographical articles on key historical figures, as well
as entries on places of importance, and includes a selection of important
documents.

Volume two, which is now in preparation, will contain further documents as
well as thematic articles.

Contents of Volume One:

Introduction
Historical Survey
Chronology
THE DICTIONARY
Bibliography
Documents
Map
Abbreviations
Transliteration
About the Author

Price: 30 USD + postage

Enquiries and orders to:
Slettebakksveien 74b
5093 Bergen
Norway
Tel/Fax: + 47 55285699
Email: Shokhrat_Kadyrov(a)hotmail.com

PUBLICATION- Afghanistan Peacebuilding, Rubin et al.

Posted by: Barnett Rubin <brr5(a)nyu.edu>
Posted: 13 Jul 2001


KOFF Peacebuilding Reports

The Center for Peacebuilding (KOFF) - Swiss Peace Foundation (SPF) recently
published its first KOFF Peacebuilding Report:

"Afghanistan: Reconstruction and Peacebuilding in a Regional Framework"

The study - written by Barnett R. Rubin with Ashraf Ghani, William Maley,
Ahmed Rashid and Olivier Roy  provides an analysis of the Afghan conflict as
well as the main national and international actors involved. Against this
background, it sets out options for peacebuilding and reconstruction in
Afghanistan.

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PUBLICATION- Inner Asia, Vol. 3, No. 1

Posted by: A. Johnson <aj(a)erica.demon.co.uk>
Posted: 13 Jul 2001


INNER ASIA is an international journal seeking to strengthen understanding
of the history, politics, economies and cultures of Inner Asia. Its concern
is to be interdisciplinary and inclusive, the better to reflect diverse,
indigenous and critical understandings.

INFORMATION FOR CONTRIBUTORS:

The language of the journal is English. Articles may be submitted in
Chinese, French, Mongolian, or Russian, and they will be translated and
published in English.  If you would like to submit an article, contact one
of the editors:

Caroline Humphrey, Department of Social Anthropology, Downing Street,
Cambridge, UK email ch10001(a)hermes.cam.ac.uk

Uradyn E. Bulag, Department of Anthropology, Hunter College, City University
of New York, New York, USA <ubulag(a)shiva.hunter.cuny.edu>

David Sneath, Department of Social Anthropology, Downing Street, Cambridge,
UK email: <ds114(a)cam.ac.uk>

Contributions must not have been published, or be under consideration for
publication, elsewhere.  The editors reserve the right to make alterations
which do not involve any change of meaning.  Contributors are expected to
assign copyright to the publisher; though they remain free to use material
in subsequent publications written or edited by themselves provided INNER
ASIA is acknowledged as the original place of publication.  Twenty free
offprints of published articles will be supplied.


INNER ASIA Volume 3 2001 Number 1 contents and abstracts

THEORY AND METHODOLOGY

Lev Gumilev: His Pretensions as a Founder of Ethnology and his Eurasian
    Theories
    Viktor Shnirelman and Sergei Panarin

Abstract

This paper takes a critical look at the work of the extraordinarily popular
historian Lev Gumilev. Writing in late Soviet times, Gumilev has become
virtually a cult figure in Russia after his death. He took up the ideas of
the Eurasianists of the early twentieth century, according to whom Russia's
destiny is to be a Eurasian power, and he reconfigured them as a
'scientific' theory of ethnos. The ethnos is supposed to be a 'biological'
entity determined by its place in the natural environment, but at the same
time, inspired by a few innovative leaders, each 'ethnos' has its special
time of intense flowering (which Gumilev called 'passionary'). The article
examines the contradictions in Gumilev's theories and its methodological
flaws. It ends with a discussion of the political implications of Gumilev's
popularity in post-Socialist Russia. He is not only admired by semi-educated
people but is also legitimised by sections of the academy (a university is
named after him in Kazakhstan). It is argued that his work lends a spurious
credence to nationalism and anti-semitism.


HISTORY

Chinese Communities in Western Siberia in the 1920s and 1930s
    Vladimir Boyko

Abstract

This paper aims to outline the origins and main dimensions of the Chinese
immigrant communities which were established in the Russian heartland
(Western Siberia) during the interwar period (1920s-1930s). It argues that
Chinese - primarily male groups - had managed to adapt peacefully, though
temporarily, into the local environment due their particular mentality and
social features: they were often occupying free labour and demographic
lacunae, caused by the losses of men in WWI/Russian civil war and
devastation of economy/infrastructure. The growth of authoritarian
tendencies under the Stalinist regime in Soviet Union, economic shortcomings
and the ethnic purges of 1930s closed the agenda of Chinese presence in the
western Siberian, as well as in the whole Soviet scene. Actually all persons
of Chinese origin were accused of being 'outside' (Japan's) collaborators,
and they were assassinated or, at best, forwarded to concentration camps.
Just a few survived. The Chinese in Western Siberia represented a very
particular sociodemographic and ethnical phenomenon, remarkably distinctive
from other similar, Russian Far East or worldwide, immigrant communities.
The article is based on data drawn from local Siberian (regional and
district) archives and is a part of a broader project on Chinese and other
immigrant communities of Oriental origin in Asiatic Russia. Its purpose is
to advance the study of this multi-faceted phenomenon of critical historical
and current relevance.

An Unknown Russian Memoir by Aagvan Dorjiev
    Alexandre Andreyev

Abstract

This article describes the literature on Aagvan Dorjiev available in various
languages (Tibetan, Mongolian, Buryat, Russian and English). It brings to
the attention of readers a new short memoir of Dorjiev, written in Russian
and hitherto unpublished. This memoir, almost certainly written by Dorjiev
himself, gives us an insight into the 'Great Game' as seen from someone
working within it on the Russian side. Supplying an English translation of
the memoir as an Appendix, the article discusses the new information it
provides.


ANTHROPOLOGY AND SOCIOLOGY

History of Resistance: Defence of Public Land; Property Regimes for Land-use
    in Mongolia
    David Sneath

Abstract

In the 1990s the Mongolian state implemented a series of reforms designed to
create a competitive market economy based on private property. These
included the wholesale privatisation of the pastoral economy and the
dissolution of the collective and state farms. The Asian Development Bank
and other international development agencies advocated new legislation to
allow the private ownership of land. This remains a highly controversial
issue in Mongolia, particularly with respect to pasture land which remains a
public-access resource.  This paper reviews the history of conflicting
notions of rights over land, and explores the ways in which indigenous
concepts are rooted in pastoral practices and institutions which have long
histories on the Mongolian steppe. The history of pastoral institutions in
Mongolia reveals the ways in which land formed part of wider sociotechnical
systems - activities linking techniques and material objects to the social
coordination of labour. These attitudes to land use can be contrasted with
the more exclusive and commercial notions of land ownership of Chinese
agricultural and urban society. Indeed, in the late nineteenth and early
twentieth century the sale or leasing of previously public-access land to
Chinese farmers was a central factor in the formation of resistance
movements in Inner Mongolia. Today in Mongolia's 'age of the market' (zah
zeeliin ueye) issues of land ownership are once again on the political agenda.

Men and Women in Contemporary Kalmykia: Gender Stereotypes and Reality
    M. L. Butovskaya and E. B. Guchinova

Abstract

Kalmyk social life has been transformed over the 20th century, and this
article documents changes specifically in the sexual division of labour and
gender relations. Previous social norms (which differed from widely-held
suppositions about male dominance in all spheres of life) were drastically
altered by the Soviet regime, changing work patterns and living conditions
for both sexes. The article focuses mainly on Post-Socialist
transformations, which are discussed through analysis of field-data
concerning Kalmyk children. It was found that there are significant
differences between the play activities of boys and girls, the gender norms
they uphold, and the actual patterns of relations between men and women
found among adults. The gender norms children uphold in speech are
stereotyped and more 'conservative' than either their own behaviour or that
of their parents. Nevertheless, observation of boys and girls at play showed
definite differences in aggressiveness and responsiveness, the types of
games preferred, and patterns of inter-relations among / between the sexes,
and the article concludes that human behavioural universals may be evident
here.

Rivalry and Solidarity among Uyghur Healers in Uzbekistan
    Ildiko Beller-Hann

Abstract

The article explores popular rituals among residents of a poor neighbourhood
in Almaty, the former capital of Kazakhstan. It focuses on the activities of
Uyghur healers who mediate between humans and the spirit world. These
inspirational practices are so thoroughly intertwined with Islamic symbols
and assumptions that simply to label them shamanistic is inadequate and
certainly unacceptable to the actors themselves. The efflorescence of
healing activities among the Uyghur in the changed political and economic
climate of post-Soviet Central Asia demonstrates continuities with past
practices, which have some of their roots in ancestor cults. Invention of
tradition is compatible with inventive strategies on the part of the
healers, who are competing in a lucrative market. The success of individual
healers depends on a number of interrelated factors, including intra-group
divisions in the Uyghur diaspora in Kazakhstan, particularly that which
separates early arrivals from more recent migrants.

COMMENT

Note to the Editor: A Note on Mongol durdumal
    Charles Bawden


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PUBLICATION- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, 4 July Issue on Web

Posted by: Svante Cornell <svante.cornell(a)pcr.uu.se>
Posted: 13 Jul 2001


The 4 July 2001 Issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, a subscription
free Web journal with over 71,000 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 4 July 2001 issue of its biweekly Web-Journal, The
Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst:

The 4 July 2001 issue of The Analyst features four Analytical Articles,
four Field Reports, and News Bites from the past fortnight. The Analytical
Articles feature:

TRANSIT-ROUTE POLITICS AND CENTRAL ASIA'S INDUS BASIN CORRIDOR
Dr. Aftab Kazi

DID PUTIN SHANGHAI BUSH?
Dr. Robert M. Cutler

CASPIAN OIL IN THE STRATEGIC PICTURE OF 2020
Mamuka Tsereteli

POWER CONSOLIDATION IN RUSSIA
Kakha Khizanishvili

The Field Reports include:

SHANGHAI: PROVIDING STABILITY TO CENTRAL ASIA?

HOSTAGE-TAKING AND UNREST IN EASTERN TAJIKISTAN

NEW SPLASH OF MIGRATION OF THE KYRGYZ POPULATION

THE WATER PROBLEM IN CENTRAL ASIA: IS THERE A SOLUTION?

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. 800-900 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 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
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CALL FOR PROPOSALS- 10 Years of the Commonwealth of Independent States, Volgograd, 25-28 Sept.

Posted by: Segov <segov(a)mail.ru>
Posted: 12 Jul 2001


Call for Papers

"Ten Years of the Commonwealth of Independent States"

Volgograd, September 25-28, 2001

To be held by
Volgograd State University
and
Russian International Studies Association

Sponsored by
Open Society Institute (Soros Foundation - Russia) and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung


I.   Integration Processes in CIS: Gains and Failures.
      1. Economic integration in the CIS.
      2. Security Issues: old and new challenges.
      3. Regional dimension of the CIS integration: new boundaries,
trans-border
        co-operation and conflicts.
      4. Social and Humanitarian Issues: migration, ethnocultural and religious
        problems, civil rights.

II.  CIS and the World
      1. CIS and external centers of influence.
      2. Foreign Debt of CIS states, international investments.
      3. CIS states in the international organizations.

III. Russia and CIS Countries.
      1. Russian policy towards CIS: main choices.
      2. Bilateral relations of Russia with CIS countries.
      3. Russia in the Caspian region: energy issues and politics.

Deadline for proposals is September 1, 2001.

Please send your proposals to: "10 years of CIS" conference, Volgograd State
University, 30, 2-nd Prodolnaya Street, Volgograd State University,
Volgograd, 400062, RUSSIA or by e-mail to: conf(a)volsu.ru

Please include in your proposal: your name, title and abstract of your paper
(not longer than 400 words), address and contact information, and current
curriculum vitae.

If you have questions please contact:

Dr. Sergei Golunov: sgolunov(a)hotbox.ru or
Dr. Ivan Kurilla: ikurilla(a)ic.volsu.ru
Phone: 7 (8442) 43-3722

ON-LINE PUBLICATION- Central Asia: Examining Regional Security, IREX

Posted by: IREX <irex(a)irex.org>
Posted: 12 Jul 2001


IREX is pleased to announce the availability of a policy paper entitled
"Central Asia: Examining Regional Security" on the IREX web site,
summarizing a policy forum organized by IREX at the US Department of State
on January 31,2001.

In this forum, which was funded by the Starr Foundation and the Title VIII
Program of the US Department of State, Dr. Roger Kangas and Dr. Justin
Rudelson examined the policy perspectives of Russia and China toward Central
Asia, primarily with regard to security issues, and made recommendations to
the Washington, DC policy community.

The policy paper is available electronically at:

http://www.irex.org/publications-resources/policy-papers/central-asia.pdf

For more information about IREX's policy papers, please e-mail
<policy(a)irex.org>.

ON-LINE PUBLICATION- Xabarnoma and Zamon On-line from Internews Uzbekistan

Posted by: Josh Machleder <josh(a)internews.uz>
Posted: 11 Jul 2001


Announcing the latest issue of WWW.INTERNEWS.UZ -- the website of Internews
Uzbekistan:

FEATURING....

Highlights from our weekly bulletin "Xabarnoma," issue #69, in English,
Russian and Uzbek, providing readers with up-to-date information and
interviews with insiders from the world of broadcast media and
telecommunications in Uzbekistan:

http://www.internews.uz/bulletin/69June2001.html#art3

Excerpts include:
  * Comments from the awards ceremony of the Second National Contest called
    "Zamon Bilan Khamnafas," organized by Internews Uzbekistan
  * Reports from the national seminar "Introduction of New Technologies and
    Liberalization of Post and Telecommunication Market"
  * Prospects of Mobile Wireless Communication in Uzbekistan
  * An interview with the head of the Radio Communication and Radio
    Broadcasting Company, Mr. Mukhammadnazim B. Atamukhamedov.

PLUS... "ZAMON ON-LINE" http://www.internews.uz/zamon/zamon168e.html

The site now features transcriptions and images from the weekly regional TV
news exchange "Zamon" in English, Russian and Uzbek languages. Independent
regional TV stations from all over Uzbekistan contribute stories to "Zamon."

Excerpts from Zamon # 168, 169 include reports from:

Angren: Mansion Builders Destroy Streets in Angren
Kyrgyzstan: Torgul Hydro Electro Station Plans to Decrease Water Supplies to
    Uzbekistan
Tashkent: "The Young Will Change the World" Documentary Film by the Tashkent
    Non-Governmental Organization "Gender: Innovation and Development"
Jizzak: Abuses and Compromises that Independent Farmers Deal With.
Tashkent: Corruption in the sports olympiad junior championship "Olimpiada
    Umidlari"

General comments and questions for Internews Uzbekistan may be addressed to
office(a)internews.uz

The newsletter and website have been published since February 1998 and are
supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

CALL FOR PROPOSALS- OSI HESP Summer Schools Program 2002

Posted by: Nurbek Teleshaliyev <nurbek(a)soros.kg>
Posted: 5 Jul 2001


The Higher Education Support Program (HESP) of the Open Society Institute
(OSI) invites proposals for the HESP Summer Schools Program 2002

PROGRAM OUTLINE

The Higher Education Support Program promotes the advancement of higher
education within the humanities and social sciences, throughout the region
of Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe, the former Soviet Union and
Mongolia. HESP supports both institutions and regional and international
initiatives.

The Summer Schools Program is one of HESP supported programs that promote
change in higher education at the classroom level. The goal of the Summer
Schools is to provide young university teachers with the experience and
tools for updating the courses they teach, both in terms of content and
teaching methods. The schools provide teaching materials, practice and
support that will enable the participants to utilize and share this
experience at their home university departments. By targeting university
teachers in their home regions, often in their own language, the Program
encourages the widest access to new ideas.

Approximately forty grants will be awarded for Summer Schools to be held in
June-September 2002 throughout the region. Each School will invite between
25-30 junior academics for 2-4 weeks to participate in a number of courses
taught by international teams of resource persons and engage in a variety of
curriculum and teaching methodology development activities. The Schools are
organized by Course Directors, who work closely with the host institutions
and teams of resource persons on designing and managing the schools'
contents, program, materials and follow-up activities.

PROGRAM PRIORITIES

In line with HESP priorities, the Summer Schools Program supports projects
targeting junior university teachers in the broad area of Social Sciences
and Humanities. HESP supports schools that are held in Central, Eastern and
Southeastern Europe, the former Soviet Union and Mongolia and focus on
developing, training in and dissemination of innovative teaching
methodologies promoting interactive cooperative learning, discussion and
development of critical thinking.

GOALS OF THE SUMMER SCHOOLS

  - The Summer Schools present courses that can serve as examples of contents
(subject matter, comprehensive treatment of the topic, representation of
various schools of thought, combination of theoretical and practice-oriented
materials, including fundamental literature and current publications) of
teaching in social sciences and the humanities. By presenting and analyzing
the contents of the taught courses, the schools also aim to aid curriculum
and course development;

  - The Schools demonstrate effective and innovative methods and techniques
of teaching (variety of methods of class work, use of interactive methods
promoting open critical discussion and stimulating independent learning) and
working models of collaborative approach to teaching through team-teaching,
"teaching shadowing", use of teaching assistants, other forms of cooperation
between experienced and junior academics;

  - The Summer Schools Program seeks to facilitate the creation of a network
of academics of various levels from different countries of the region and
abroad by stimulating a variety of joint activities in curriculum,
methodology and materials development during and after the school. Schools
bring together international groups of participants from a variety of
cultural backgrounds and academic systems. They are intended as creative
group projects, in which each participant has a value that contributes to
the success of the School. Participants are addressed as university
teachers, not students, which facilitates the dialogue and fosters peer
relationship between the junior and experienced academics;

  - The program aspires to provide the participants with the experience and
tools relevant and applicable to their teaching and encourages them to share
this experience and tools with the colleagues at their home departments.

FUNDING

Schools are organized on a matching-funding basis, with HESP covering not
more than 50% of the overall costs of the program. The applicants are
expected to submit applications for funding to several sources
simultaneously with submitting the application to HESP.

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS

Detailed Guide for Applicants, containing program, organizational, budgeting
and application guidelines for Course Directors is available in printed and
electronic format from the HESP Summer Schools Program office, national
Soros Foundation offices and the OSI web site: www.osi.hu/hesp. Proposals
for funding the Summer Schools projects that respond to the goals and
priorities of the HESP Summer Schools Program must be submitted to HESP at
the address below by 28 September 2001. Prospective course directors are
encouraged to contact the HESP Summer Schools Program office as early as
possible with advance notice of the proposal and for additional information
for applicants. An international academic selection committee will review
received proposals and make preliminary selection and recommendations to
Course Directors in early November 2001. Final decisions on HESP funding for
Summer Schools of 2002 will be made and announced to the applicants in
mid-December 2001.

CONTACT INFORMATION

For full details, and application forms please contact national Soros
Foundation offices or:

HESP Summer Schools Program
Oleksandr Shtokvych, Program Manager
Open Society Institute, HESP
P.O. Box 519, H-1397 Budapest, Hungary
Tel: (36 1) 327 3862, Fax: (36 1) 327 3864
Email: HESP(a)osi.hu

PUBLICATION- Central Asia Monitor, No. 3, 2001

Posted by: David Nalle <DavidN5512(a)aol.com>
Posted: 4 Jul 2001


Central Asia Monitor No. 3, 2001 -- out and available.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

  * Delegation from Uzbekistan Meets U.S. Officials
  * International Competition: The View from Central Asia, by
    Gulnara B. Moldasheva
  * The Configuration of the Other in Tajik Political Discourse, by
    Franz Wennberg
  * Primary Indicators of Women's Health in the Republic of
    Tajikistan: Social Aspects, by Gulbakhor Mahkamova

BOOKS:
  * A History of Inner Asia, by Svat Soucek.  Review by Peter B. Golden
  * Human Rights Watch: Memorandum on Central Asia

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p.a. for individuals, $96 for institutions (add $24 for airmail overseas).
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PUBLICATION- CEMOTI 31

Posted by: Semih Vaner <vaner(a)ceri-sciences-po.org>
Posted: 4 Jul 2001


Announcement / Publication

Cahiers d'etudes sur la Mediterranee orientale et le monde turco-iranien -
CEMOTI, No 31/ 2001, 310 p.

Semih Vaner
Editorial


"JEUNE RECHERCHE"

I - Societes post-communistes: ethnogenese, nationalisme et clientelisme

Nadege Ragaru
"Rendre service": politique et solidarites privees en Bulgarie post-communiste

Johann Uhres
Ethnogenese et turcite: Conception de l'origine dans les manuels scolaires
    des republiques centrasiatiques turcophones

Cengiz Cagla
Les fondements historiques de l'Etat-Nation en Azerbaidjan

II - Relations internationales en Mediterranee orientale

Olivier Masseret
La reconnaissance du genocide armenien de 1915 par le Parlement francais:
    Breve histoire politico-diplomatique d'une loi atypique

O. Zeynep Oktav Alantar
The October 1998 Crisis: The Change of Heart of Turkish Foreign Policy
    towards Syria?

Semin Suvarierol
La question de l'adhesion de Chypre à l'Union europeenne et le probleme de
    la republique turque de Chypre-Nord

III - Les lettres, les mots et ... la toile

Seyed Farian Sabahi
The literacy corps in Pahlavi Iran (1963-1979): political, social and
    literary implications

Samim Akgonul
Les mots et les hommes. Les mots d'altérité en turc actuel

Francoise Rollan
Diasporas sur le Web
*

CONTREPOINT
Beatrice Pouligny ("L'humanitaire à l'aune du politiquement incorrect") et
    Esther Benbassa ("A propos du sionisme")

CHRONIQUE SCIENTIFIQUE
"Drogue et politique" par Chloe Keraghel.

CHRONIQUE CULTURELLE
Yvette Benusiglio ("Le nouveau visage de la Direction des Affaires
    Religieuses en Turquie")

CHRONIQUE BIBLIOGRAPHIQUE
Etienne Copeaux
Kutlu Adali, Dagarcik [La Besace]

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CFP- Symbolic & Practical Dimensions of Territorial Discourse in M.E.

Posted by: Geopolitics Journal <geopol(a)bgumail.bgu.ac.il>
Posted: 1 Jul 2001


FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS:

The Herzog Center for Middle East Studies and Diplomacy

The International Journal, Geopolitics

with the support of:
The Mediterranean Programme of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies
of the European University  Institute in Florence

invite scholars to submit proposals for a three day workshop on the topic of:

SYMBOLIC AND PRACTICAL DIMENSIONS OF THE TERRITORIAL DISCOURSE
IN THE MIDDLE EAST: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS

to be held at the:

European University Institute Florence, December 16-19th, 2001.

The object of the workshop is to establish a network of scholars who will
examine notions of territory as they relate to the Middle East. Drawing on
the cultural and political definitions of territory as they are commonly
expressed as part of the western geographical discourse, the aim of the
workshop will be to examine the existence of contending or simply different
definitions in a region which has experienced different cultural and
political influences. Particular focus will be given to the symbolic
dimensions of territory, as expressed through religious and cultural
attachment to place and space, as well as the political and tangible
dimensions of territory which are normally expressed through territorial
compartmentalization and the modern State system.

The impact of globalization has resulted in a rethinking of many of the
western paradigms relating to the territorial dimension in social and
political analysis. In particular, notions of territorial fixation and State
boundaries are being questioned as the normative framework for understanding
the functioning and sovereignty of the modern State. European notions of the
territorial - Westphalian - nation State, which were exported to other
cultural regions, such as Asia and Africa, as part of the colonial and
imperial enterprises are now being brought into question within the European
heartland itself. In regions, such as the Middle East, where such notions
were forcefully superimposed upon  local cultures or otherwise fused with
local understandings of such concepts, it is not clear to what extent the
so-called impact of globalization and "boundary openings" is relevant to
contemporary political discourse.

The objective of the first workshop will be to determine the main themes to
be analysed in greater depth in future meetings. Territory will be examined
from both the concrete/tangible and symbolic/ abstract dimensions as it
relates to both European/Christian and Middle Eastern/Islamic political
traditions. This requires bringing together 8-10 scholars from the wider
field of critical geopolitics, cultural studies and historical geography,
some of whom will deal with the wider issues relating to the influence of
culture and religion on territorial politics, others dealing specifically
with the influence - past and present - of various Islamic value systems on
notions of territory and the way that this is translated into contemporary
political discourse of both States and individuals.

The project coordinator is Professor David Newman of the Department of
Politics and Government at Ben Gurion University in Israel, and editor of
the journal, Geopolitics, in which papers presented at the workshop will be
peer reviewed and prepared for publication.

The workshop will open with a keynote lecture dealing with the influence of
culture and religion on the political dimensions of territory to be given by
Professor Alexander Murphy of the University of Oregon.

Submissions from scholars throughout the Middle East are particularly welcome.

Other sessions would deal with the following topics:

- Space and Place in Islamic, Christian and Jewish traditions.

- Political territory and the State in the Middle East

- Boundaries and their imposition in non-European cultures

- The impact of globalization on Boundaries and Territory in the Middle East.

Each session will last for a full three hours and will have two in depth
presentations and ample time for discussion.

At the end of the workshop, specific research agendas will be drawn up for
each of the four topics, with an aim at creating a network of scholars who
will explore these issues in greater detail over the subsequent two year
period.

The first workshop will be held on 16-19 December 2001, at the European
University Institute in Florence.  Interested participants should submit a
one page abstract of their proposed paper, together with a short version of
their CV, no later than 26th June 2001. Applications can be sent via email
(in RTF or WORD format) to the following email address:

geopol(a)bgumail.bgu.ac.il.

In the subject line of the message, applicants should write: Territory
Workshop Application: Name of applicant

Successful participants will be notified by the beginning of August 2001,
and they will be expected to supply full versions of their presentation by
the beginning of November 2001.  Participants will have their return air
fare (economy class) covered, as well as three nights accommodation in
Florence, and meals during the period of the workshop.

No honorariums will be paid for papers, but there will be a written
commitment by participants to prepare full manuscripts for possible
publication in Geopolitics, subject to normal review procedures.

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

Posted by: Reuel Hanks <hreuel(a)okstate.edu>
Posted: 30 Jun 2001


Vol. III, No. 2 of the Journal of Central Asian Studies is now available.
Subscriptions are $25/year for individuals and organizations having
tax-exempt status; $40/year for institutions. To subscribe, send a check
drawn on a U.S. Bank to: Dr. John Perry, Treasurer, AACAR, Dept. of Near
Eastern Langs. and Civilizations, University of Chicago, 1155 East 58th St.,
Chicago, IL 60637. Articles and book reviews should be submitted to the
editor, Dr. Reuel Hanks, hreuel(a)okstate.edu. Additional information may be
found at: www.geog.okstate.edu/journals/jcas/jcas.htm

CONTENTS

Articles:

The Making of a Linguistic Identity: Language and the Formation of the Uzbek
State.
Anita Sengupta

Transition and Vulnerability Management in Uzbekistan.
Jonathan K. Zartman

The Paper Nation: Nationalist Iconography on Uzbek Currency.
John Dunn

Research Notes:
Attracting and Managing Foreign Direct Investment in the Central Asian Region.
Zhanar Abdildina, Evgeny Alekseev, Damir Muzafarov, Kunnura Raiymbekova

Book Reviews:
J.P. Mallory and Victor H. Mair, The Tarim Mummies.- Ancient China and the
Mystery of the Earliest Peoples from the West.
Reviewed by Izabella Horvath

Hooman Peimani. Iran and the United State.- The Rise of the West Asian
Regional Grouping.
Reviewed by Jamsheed K. Choksy

In Memoriam.- A. K. Kasymzhanov (1931-2000).
Keith O. Tribble

PUBLICATION- Turkey in World Politics, Barry Rubin and Kemal Kirisci, eds.

Posted by: Barry Rubin <truejoy(a)NETVISION.NET.IL>
Posted: 30 Jun 2001


Turkey in World Politics: An Emerging Multi-Regional Power
Edited by Barry Rubin and Kemal Kirisci

It is a compilation of 15 articles by experts in the field of Turkish
Foreign Policy, each assessing a different aspect of Turkey's role in
shaping foreign events and international politics. Given the new,
increasingly important role of Turkey in the world, this reassessment is
necessary and timely.  In addition to providing a detailed inventory and
analysis of Ankara's diplomacy, this book presents several themes for
Turkish foreign policy that run across the different geographical fronts it
faces.

We think your readers might find the book of interest for personal reading,
usage in a course syllabus or recommending to their libraries for purchase.

The chapters, in brief, include:
  - Chapter 1: Introduction: A Transformed International Role
  - Chapter 2: Contours of Turkish Foreign Policy in the Post Cold War Era
  - Chapter 3: Turkish Foreign Policymaking Process and the Military's
    Increased Influence
  - Chapter 4: Turkey and the European Union: The Long Road to Membership
  - Chapter 5: Turkey and the Balkans: Turkey's Stabilizing Role
  - Chapter 6: What Says the Neighbor to the West: Turkish-Greek Relations
  - Chapter 7: The Future of Turkish Foreign and Security Policy Toward the
    Middle East
  - Chapter 8:  The Strategic Glue in the Israeli-Turkish Alignment
  - Chapter 9: U.S.-Turkish Relations: New Uncertainties in a Renewed
    Partnership
  - Chapter 10: Turkish-Russian Relations: The Challenges of reconciling
    Geopolitical Competition with Economic Partnership
  - Chapter 11: Turkey and the Newly Independent States of Central Asia and
    the Transcaucasus
  - Chapter 12: The Challenge of Globalization and Turkey's Changing
    Political Economy
  - Chapter 13: Turkey's Energy Politics in the 1990s
  - Chapter 14: Turkish Foreign Policy and the Water Conflict over the
    Euphrates-Tigris River Basin
  - Chapter 15: Conclusion: Understanding Turkey's New Foreign Policy


The book is $55. Subscribers to MERIA (The Middle East Review of
International Affairs) receive a 20 percent discount. For a free
subscription to MERIA, write: <besa(a)mail.biu.ac.il>. For more information on
MERIA and to see all MERIA publications, visit: <http://meria.biu.ac.il>.
Credit card orders may be placed through the publisher's website,
<http://www.rienner.com>. Or, to order in Europe, email enquiries to
<orders(a)edspubs.co.uk>.   North American orders may be placed by calling the
publisher at (303) 444-6684/or faxing at (303) 444-0824. Further information
and details for ordering either the English or Turkish language edition,
please contact us at <besa(a)mail.biu.ac.il>

With regards,
Barry Rubin


Joy Pincus
Assistant Editor/
Promotions Manager
WIN Magazine
http://www.winmagazine.org

PUBLICATION- Project Director - Central Asia, Int'l Centre for Non-Profit

Posted by: Dana Zhandaeva <icnlcoord(a)cpart.kz>
Posted: 29 Jun 2001


Project Director - Central Asia
International Center for Not-for-Profit Law
Almaty, Kazakhstan

The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) is seeking a Project
Director - Central Asia.  ICNL facilitates and supports the development of
civil society and the freedom of association on a global basis. ICNL, in
cooperation with international, national, and local organizations, provides
technical assistance for the creation and improvement of laws and regulatory
systems supporting non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in countries around
the world.  ICNL maintains a documentation center, provides training and
education, and conducts research on the NGO legal framework.  ICNL has been
active in Central Asia for 4 years within Counterpart Consortium, program
funded by USAID and other funders.

Duties

The Project Director - Central Asia will be located in ICNL's regional
office in Almaty, Kazakhstan.  Extensive travel is expected.  Under the
direction of ICNL's Program Director for the NIS, the Project Director will
undertake the following duties:

  - Providing technical legal assistance, including preparing
    comments/recommendations to laws/regulations to be addressed to
    government officials, Members of Parliament, and NGO representatives on issues
    of NGO law;
  - Developing and implementing strategy for improvement of NGO legislation
    in Central Asia;
  - Helping develop and administer ICNL's programs and strategies for Central
    Asia;
  - Representing ICNL at regional meetings, workshops, seminars, and
    conferences;
  - Supervising and managing lawyers and support staff;
  - Assisting with proposal writing and fundraising activities; and
  - Undertaking funder-required tasks and reports.

Qualifications

  - Law degree and at least 5 years' professional experience;
  - Fluency in English and in Russian languages;
  - Professional experience in NIS countries;
  - Self-directed and able to initiate activities;
  - Excellent writing, presentation, and diplomatic skills;
  - Flexibility and ability to work with a range of different partners in
    various Central Asian countries;
  - Willingness to travel extensively;
  - ability to relocate in September, 2001;
  - familiarity with USAID requirements and knowledge of NGO law are
    advantages.

Compensation:  Competitive salary and fringes, based on experience and
qualifications.
ONLY APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BEFORE JULY 20, 2001 WILL CONSIDERED

International Center for Not-for-Profit Law
733 15th Street, NW #420
Washington, DC  20005
202-624-0767 (fax) or infoicnl(a)icnl.org

E-MAIL PUBLICATION- Central Asia News

Posted by: Kevin (Abdul Khadir) Miller <kevmille(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 28 Jun 2001


News from throughout Central Asia and parts of the Caucasus (Azerbaijan and
Dagestan), Russia (Tatarstan) and Uighurstan (Xinjiang/Eastern Turkistan).

Sources include: Agence France Press, Asia Source, BBC World Monitor,
Central Asian Analyst, CNN.com Asia, ERK Democratic Party of Uzbekistan,
Eurasia.net, Eurasia.org.ru, Islam.ru, Itar-Tass, IWPR Central Asia,
Kazakkhstanskaya Pravda, Kavkaz Center, Khilafah.com (Hizb ut Tahrir
official website), Kyrgyz National News Agency, Middle East News Online,
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Russian Information Agency Novostii, The
Globe English-Russian Newspaper, Russia Journal, Time Asia edition, Times of
Central Asia, Top.AZ Daily News, Transcaspian Project, Turkish Daily News,
Uighur Info, Uzland News, and Uzreport.com.

News postings does not necessarily reflect the views of the moderators.

List Owner: Abdul Khadir Miller

Moderators: Abdul Khadir Miller, USA, Mohammad Karim, UK, and Dünya Basol,
Cyprus.


Central Asia News is sponsored by the Eurasia Research Center:
http://eurasianews.com/erc/homepage.htm

Alan Fogelquist, Ph. D., director of the Eurasia Research Center

ONLINE PUBLICATION- Central Asian Bulletin

Posted by: Editor IEI <editor_iei(a)iicas.org>
Posted: 28 Jun 2001


Central Asian Bulletin is found 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:

Tulegen NURALIEV. The Flying Dutchman. Investment in Kazakhstan: what it
looks like

Sagyndyk MENDYBAYEV. 'Feast for the eye'. Kazakh people are again promised
better life in three or four years

On our site you can also find the following IEI PUBLICATION:

Nurbulat MASANOV. The West and post-soviet backyard: The West and Kazakhstan

Please feel free to suggest your own texts for IEI FORUM or LIBRARY.

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

PUBLICATION- Eurasian Studies Journal

Posted by: Kate H. Fleet <khf11(a)cus.cam.ac.uk>
Posted: 27 Jun 2001


PUBLICATION- Eurasian Studies Journal

EURASIAN STUDIES: The Skilliter Centre-Istituto per l'Oriente Journal
for Balkan, Eastern Mediterranean, Anatolian, Middle Eastern, Iranian and
Central Asian Studies.

Editors: Michele Bernardini, Kate Fleet
Editorial Advisory Board: Iraj Afshar (Tehran University), Gabor
Agoston (Georgetown University, Washington D.C.), Jean-Louis Bacque-Grammont
(CNRS, Paris), Serpil Bagci (Hacettepe Universitesi, Ankara), Michel Balivet
(Universite de Provence, Aix-en-Provence), Gabrielle van den Berg
(University of Cambridge), Giampiero Bellingeri (Universita di
Venezia), Jean Calmard (CNRS, Paris), Tuba Cavdar (Istanbul Universitesi),
Giovanni M. D'Erme (Istituto Universitario Orientale, Napoli), Edhem Eldem
(Bogazici Universitesi, Istanbul), Leila Fawaz (Tufts University, Medford),
Suraiya Faroqhi (Universitat Munchen), Pal Fodor (Eotvos Lorand University,
Budapest), Maria Vittoria Fontana (Istituto Universitario Orientale,
Napoli), Beatrice Forbes Manz (Tufts University, Medford), Bert G.
Fragner (Universitat Bamberg), Eyal Ginio (Hebrew University of Jersualem),
Molly Greene (Princeton University), Masashi Haneda (University of Tokyo),
Roxane Haag-Higuchi (Universitat Bamberg), Oleksander Halenko (Instituto of
Oriental Studies, Kiev), Svetla Ianeva (Bulgarian Academy of
Sciences, Sofia), Eva Jeremias (Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest), Eugenia
Kermeli (Bilkent Universitesi, Ankara), Claudio Lo Jacono (Istituto
Universitario Orientale, Napoli), Paul E. Losensky (Indiana University,
Bloomington), Angelo Michele Piemontese (Uinversita di Roma "La Sapienza"),
Abdul-Karim Rafeq (The College of William and Mary, Virginia), Eugene Rogan
(University of Oxford), Christine van Ruymbecke (Universite Libre de Bruxelles),
Amy Singer (Tel Aviv University), Maria Szuppe (CNRS, Paris), Nicolas
Vatin (CNRS, Paris), Alberto Ventura (Istituto Universitario Orientale,
Napoli), Elizabeth A. Zachariadou (Institute of Mediterranean Studies,
Rethymnon), Kostantin Zhukov (Akademija Nauk, St. Petersburg)

Eurasian Studies is a journal published jointly by the Skilliter Centre
for Ottoman Studies, Newnham College, University of Cambridge, and the
Istituto per l'Oriente C.A. Nallino, Rome. As a joint enterprise, this journal
aims to encourage international academic co-operation, and by covering a
wide geographical area stretching from the Balkans to Central Asia and
including the eastern Mediterranean, Anatolia, the Middle East and Iran, to break
down traditional compartmentalisation of history and foster a more
interdisciplinary and interregional approach to historical studies of
the area as a whole.

Eurasian Studies will focus on history, covering the period from the rise
of Islam to the outbreak of the First World War and will encourage the
publication of unedited documents, sources and literary texts, both
in facsimile and in transcription. There will be a substantial section
devoted to the review of recent publications.

Eurasian Studies will appear twice a year and the first issue will be
published in June 2002.

For further information please contact:
Michele Bernardini
Istituto per l'Oriente Carlo Alfonso Nallino
Via A. Caroncini 19
00197 Roma, Italy
tel: ++ 39 06 8084106, fax: ++ 39 06 8079395
e-mail: micbernardini(a)libero.it

Kate Fleet
The Skilliter Centre for Ottoman Studies
Newnham College
University of Cambridge
Cambridge CB2 9DF, UK
tel: ++ 44 (0)1223 335804, fax: ++ 44 (0)1223 357898
e-mail: khf11(a)cam.ac.uk

PUBLICATION- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, 20 June Issue on Web

Posted by: Svante Cornell <sc(a)cornellcaspian.com>
Posted: 27 Jun 2001


The 20 June 2001 Issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, a subscription
free Web journal with over 68,000 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 20 June 2001 issue of its biweekly Web-Journal, The
Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst:

The 20 June 2001 issue of The Analyst features four Analytical Articles,
four Field Reports, and News Bites from the past fortnight. The Analytical
Articles feature:

ISRAEL'S UNLIKELY AFGHANISTAN GAMBIT
Christopher Boucek

THE GUUAM SUMMIT: TOWARD A NEW YALTA ORDER FOR THE CIS?
Khatuna Salukvadze

THE EURASIAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY (EEC) COMES INTO BEING
Roza Zhalimbetova and Gregory Gleason

THE IRRESISTIBLE FORCE AND THE IMMOVABLE OBJECT: RUSSIA, TURKEY, OIL & THE
STRAITS
John C.K. Daly


The Field Reports include:

GANGSTER WARS IN ABKHAZIA

DIPLOMATIC CONTRADICTIONS BETWEEN AZERBAIJAN AND TURKMENISTAN

KAZAKHSTAN UPDATES THE LAW ON RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

FALLOUT OF THE COLLECTIVE SECURITY TREATY YEREVAN SUMMIT


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. 800-900 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 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
Fax. 1-202-663-7785
svante.cornell(a)pcr.uu.se

CFP- Articles for Islamic Masculinities Book Collection

Posted by: Lahoucine Ouzgane <Lahoucine.Ouzgane(a)ualberta.ca>
Posted: 8 Jun 2001


I am looking for 4 or 5 more empirical or theoretical articles to be
included in a book entitled _Studies in Islamic Masculinities_ to be
published by Zed Books (London).

Possible topics include: constructions of Islamic masculinities; questions
of masculinity, maleness, and the male body; virility or infertility;
representations of the male body in cultural texts and in the media; sexual
practices and sexual identities; race, ethnicity, class--and masculinities;
Islamic masculinities in the West; fatherhood and male identity; male-female
relationships; relationships between patriarchy and dominant masculinities;
relationships between concepts of masculinity and nationalism; colonialism,
westernization, and responses to "modernity." Other relevant topics welcome.

If you are interested, please get in touch with me at
	<Lahoucine.Ouzgane(a)ualberta.ca>

Dr. L. Ouzgane
Department of English
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB Canada T6G 2E5

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

Posted by: Mehdi Amineh <amineh(a)pscw.uva.nl>
Posted: 6 Jun 2001


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

Butterworth Charles E. & I.W. Zartman (eds.) (2001) Between the State and
Islam, (Cambridge University Press.

De Witte, Hans & P. Scheepers (eds.) Ideology in the Low Countries,
(Assen): Van Gorcum

Hodgson, J.D., Yoshihiro Sano, & J.L. Grahan, Doing Business with the New
Japan, Lanham, Boulder, New Yourk and Oxford: Rowman & Littlefield
Publishers, INC.

Houghton, D.P. (2001) US Foreign Policy and the Iran Hostage Crisis,
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Labini, Paolo Sylos (2001) Underdevelopment: A Strategy for Reform,
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Shy, Oz (2001) The Economics of Network Industries, Cambridge: Cambridge
University Press.


Dr. M. Parvizi Amineh
Amsterdam School for Social Science Research (ASSR),
Department of Political Science,
University of Amsterdam
Oudezijds Achterburgwal 237
1012 DL Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Amineh(a)pscw.uva.nl

PUBLICATION- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, 6 June Issue on Web

Posted by: Svante Cornell <svante.cornell(a)pcr.uu.se>
Posted: 6 Jun 2001


The 6 June 2001 Issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, a subscription
free
Web journal with over 65,000 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 6 June 2001 issue of its biweekly Web-Journal, The Central
Asia-Caucasus
Analyst:

The 6 June 2001 issue of The Analyst features four Analytical Articles, four
Field Reports, and News Bites from the past fortnight.  The Analytical
Articles
feature:

THE 'ANDEAN SYNDROME'? REGIONAL IMPLICATIONS OF THE TALIBAN OPIUM ERADICATION
By Svante Cornell and Marcela Londoño

THE MUKHROVANI INSURRECTION: AN ATTEMPTED MILITARY COUP OR A MUTINY REFLECTING
SOCIAL DISCONTENT?
By Mikha Gegeshidze

CONSTITUTIONAL GAMES IN GEORGIA
By Ivlian Haindrava

WATER SHORTAGE IN CENTRAL ASIA AND RE-ROUTING OF SIBERIAN RIVERS TO CENTRAL
ASIA
By Abdukhalil Razzakov


The Field Reports include:

A NEW 'SHINING' KASHGAR

THE LATEST HIZB-UT-TAHRIR TRIAL DEFENDANTS SAY THEY CONFESSED UNDER TORTURE

FRIENDS OF NUKUS MUSEUM SEEK TO PRESERVE UNIQUE COLLECTION

BRANDED TRAITORS 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-
900 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 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
Fax. 1-202-663-7785
svante.cornell(a)pcr.uu.se

PUBLICATION Central Asia and the Caucasus, 2001 No.3

Posted by: Murad Esenov <murad(a)communique.se>
Posted: 4 Jun 2001


Dear Colleagues,

I bring to your attention the contents of the Volume 9, No. 3 of the journal
"Central Asia and the Caucasus" (in English).  It will be published in late
June.  To inquire about more details, as well as to subscribe, please contact:

Murad Esenov
Editor-in-Chief
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. 3 (9), 2001

IN THIS ISSUE: SPECIAL FEATURE FUEL AND ENERGY COMPLEX AND THE FUTURE OF ENERGY PROJECTS

Mikhail Gonchar, Alexander Moskalets. Transit of Caspian Oil and Gas to the
World Markets: View from Ukraine David Preiger, Irina Maliarchuk, Alla Novikova,
Elena Nizhnik. GUUAM: Ups and Downs of the Great Silk Road

Hasan Kuliev. Azerbaijan: Pipeline Strategy and Pipeline Geopolitical Dimension
Andrei Chebotarev. Kazakhstan: Priority Oil Routes Vladimir Babak. Kazakh Oil:
Economic Booster or dead Weight? Vladimir Iurikov, Tatiana Shestopalova.

Kyrgyzstan's Electric Power Industry: Problems and Prospects
Azhdar Kurtov. The Turkmenistan Fuel and Energy Complex: Problems and Prospects

REGIONAL POLITICS

Valerii Gorovoi, Natalia Omel'ianchik. GUUAM: Problems and Prospects
Alexander Goncharenko. GUUAM and Security Problems in the Black Sea-Caspian
Region Irina Komissina. Will Drug Trafficking Hurdle the Caucasian Mountain Range?

Oleg Bubenok. Ethnic Conflicts in the Central Caucasus: Prerequisites,
Evolvement and Forecasts Ilham Mamed-zadeh.

Authoritarian Regime in Azerbaijan and Its Transformation
Potentials Vera Tseretelli. Russia and Georgia: Post-Soviet Divorce Ashurboi Imomov.
Reinforcing the Political and Legal Foundations of Tajikistan's Independence

RELIGION IN SOCIETY

Igor Savin. Ethnic and Confessional Situation in Southern Kazakhstan and
Major Regional Challenges Tamaz Papuashvili. On the Relationship Between the State and the Christian
Orthodox Church of Georgia

REGIONAL ECONOMIES

Tamila Abdullaeva. Transport infrastructure in Central Asia: Status and
Prospects Yevgeniy Bondar. Free Economic zones in Kyrgyzstan's Reforming Economy

DEMOGRAPHY

Anatoliy Topilin, Vassiliy Shul'ga. Commonwealth of Independent States:
Problems and Potentialities of Sociodemographic Development
Tamara Klimova. Migration Trends in Kazakhstan (Sociological Aspect)

NEIGHBORS

Dana Mukanova-Khurshudian, Eduard Khurshudian. Armenians in Kazakhstan: Past
and Present

FOR YOUR INFORMATION

The Special Feature section in the next issue will discuss:

Central Asia and the Caucasus

- Political and Economic Reforms

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

- Ten Years of Independence: Political and Economic Results

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 Central Asian Media Electronic List 15

Posted by: Andre Loersch <andre.loersch(a)cimera.org>
Posted: 31 May 2001


The May Issue of CAMEL (Central Asian Media Electronic List) is now
available on the website (http//:www.cimera.org).

Content of this issue:

UZBEKISTAN WOMEN'S EDITIONS: A CITADEL OF TRADITIONALISM
Traditional views on social roles of man and woman where the woman is fully
responsible for children's upbringing and family preservation predominate
in Uzbekistan's mass media.
By Marfua Tokhtakhojayeva, Voice of America, Uzbekistan Service

WOMAN'S VIEW ON WOMEN'S ISSUES
If they are numerous in the Kirgiz media, women do rarely have high
position. This fact is particularly obvious outside the capital Bishkek, in
the regional media.
By Alla Pyatibratova, free-lance journalist, Osh, Kyrgyzstan

TAJIK JOURNALISTS SHOULD MAKE UP THEIR OWN MIND ON GENDER ISSUES
Despite the presence of around 70 women's NGOs in the country, the Tajik men
journalists show little interest and little understanding of gender issues.
By Galina Nazarova, National coordinator Women Women in the Media of
Central Asia (WIMCA)

FIRST STEP IN UZBEKISTAN TO COMBAT CENSORSHIP
An article containing blank spaces instead of the words prohibited by
censorship has appeared in the Samarkand newspaper, first-ever in
Uzbekistan's press history.
By Isqandar Hamroh, journalist, Uzbekistan


KIRGIZ PRINTING HOUSE HOLDS MONOPOLY
Kyrgyzstan's independent newspapers believe that the state-run printing
house, Uchkun, working at the government's bidding, restricts freedom of
speech.
By Cholpon Orozobekova, free-lance journalist, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

THE PREDICTABLE DESTRUCTION OF THE RUSSIAN STATION NTV
The taking control of the independent TV station NTV in Moscow is confirms
the growing authoritarianism of the Russian state, in a context of general
indifference towards politics.
By Aleksandr Iskandaryan, Moscow


MONTH IN REVIEW: APRIL 2001

André Loersch

Cimera
Rue de l'Athénée 28
case postale 474
1211 Genève 12
Suisse
Tel ++41 22 347 49 94
Fax ++41 22 346 64 66

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

Posted by: IEI Editor <editor_iei(a)iicas.org>
Posted: 29 May 2001


ON-LINE PUBLICATIONS - 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:

Mikhail DEGTIAR. Emigration and the recession of cultural and scientific
    development in Uzbekistan in 1991 - 2000
Sergey DUVANOV. KTK TV: Political analyses
Sergey DUVANOV. No-alternative approach as contract automanipulation


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

Nurbulat MASANOV. Nursultan Nazarbayev's staffing strategy. Recent
    reshuffles in Kazakh government: What do they mean?
Sergey DUVANOV. Ersatz technologies vs. common sense


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- A Molokan's Search for Truth

Posted by: Ethel Dunn <edunn(a)well.com>
Posted: 28 May 2001


Highgate Road Social Science Research Station is pleased to announce the
publication in English of "A Molokan's Search for Truth: The Correspondence
of Leo Tolstoy and Fedor Zheltov."  The book contains, in addition,
introductions by Andrew Donskov and Ethel Dunn, placing the Molokans in the
social history of the time.  The price is $20, North American postage included.

PUBLICATION- A. George, Journey into Kazakhstan: The True Face of the Nazarbayev

Posted by: Alexandra George <george9(a)un.org>
Posted: 25 May 2001

Regime

Nazarbayev Regime


Journey into Kazakhstan: The True Face of the Nazarbayev Regime
Alexandra George
Lanham, New York/Oxford: University Press of America

Contents

Introduction

1. The New Political and Business Elite: From Party Nomenklatura to Clan Rule

2. Myth and Reality: Behind the Curtain of Democracy

3. One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: How the Independent Mass Media was
Abolished

4. Privatization in the Framework of the Post-Soviet State: The Case of the
Shymkent Phosphorous Giant

5. Industrial Dislocation, Worker Desolation

6. The Ethnic Card: "Kazakhization" in a Multinational Mosaic

7. The Collapse of Agriculture

8. Oil or Caviar: Ecology in the North Caspian Sea

9. The Aral Sea: A Tragedy of Dictates Begotten and Mandates Forgotten

10. The Nuclear Polygon of Semipalatinsk: "The Angel of Death"

11. Murat Telibekov's Looking Glass: "Wafts of Wind from the Street"

Conclusion: A Myopic Vision

Order Information for Journey into Kazakhstan
By Alexandra George
Published by University Press of America
4720 Boston Way,
Lanham, Maryland 20706

To order:

  - Order on line and receive a 15% discount: www.univpress.com
  - Call toll free: 1-800-462-6420
  - Fax to: 1-800-338-4550
  - Mail to UPA, 15200 NBN Way, P.O. Box 191, Blue Ridge Summit, PA 17214-0191

PUBLICATION- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, 23 May Issue on Web

Posted by: Svante Cornell <svante.cornell(a)pcr.uu.se>
Posted: 23 May 2001


The 23 May 2001 Issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, a subscription
free Web journal with over 65,000 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 23 May 2001 issue of its biweekly Web-Journal, The Central Asia-
Caucasus Analyst:

The 23 May 2001 issue of The Analyst features four Analytical Articles, four
Field Reports, and News Bites from the past fortnight.  The Analytical
Articles
feature:

WESTERN POWERS BOLSTER TAJIKISTAN AS IT FACES RENEWED THREATS TO STABILITY AND
SECURITY
Ahmed Rashid

PROSPECTS AND PERILS OF AN ARMENIAN-AZERBAIJANI SETTLEMENT
Blanka Hancilova

ARMENIA AT THE CROSSROADS OF WAR AND PEACE
Prof. Stephen Blank

THE CHINESE SOLUTION FOR CENTRAL ASIA'S MANPOWER PROBLEMS Dr. Theodore Karasik

The Field Reports include:

NO EDUCATION - PROSPEROUS FUTURE FOR TURKMENISTAN?

KYRGYZSTAN UNDER THE ISLAMIC MILITANT SPECTER

TAJIKISTAN STILL SCARRED BY WAR, DROUGHT AND DRUGS

KYRGYZSTAN'S BORDER RIDDLE


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.
800-900
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 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
Fax. 1-202-663-7785
svante.cornell(a)pcr.uu.se

CFP/JOURNAL- Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies (JAIS)

Posted by: Joseph Norment Bell <joseph.bell(a)msk.uib.no>
Posted: 22 May 2001


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

The current volume of JAIS, Volume 3 (2000) will soon be closed. There is
still room for contributions to Volume 4 (2001), however.

In deciding whether to submit an article to JAIS, it is important to
consider the exposure that one's research receives. Since the beginning of
2001 we have statistics for the Bergen site for the number of times per
week each article is accessed in PDF and in HTML format. The most times per
week for one article is just over 500 (in PDF). Many articles are accessed
some 40, 60, or 100 times a week on a regular basis. (A few of the hits are
automatic from search engines--probably around 10 a week.) The figures
cited here do not include the Czech site, nor, of course, use of articles
at institutions whose libraries have stored the Journal's files.

I would like to remind possible contributors to JAIS of the Journal's rules
for citation and provision of electronic files cited in articles, to which
a link can be found on the Journal's home page.

Please note that Agostino Cilardo's review article is in Italian. An article
in German is forthcoming and very likely one in French. While we expect that
most articles will continue to appear in English, the policy of the Journal
is to accept articles in French, German, Italian, and Spanish as well.

Joseph N. Bell


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- Muslim Culture in Russia and Central Asia, vol. 3

Posted by: Anke von Kuegelgen <vonkuegelgen(a)islam.unibe.ch>
Posted: 18 May 2001


We would like to announce the publication of the third volume of the
international research project "Muslim Culture in Russia and Central Asia".
It contains over a dozen original Arabic, Persian and Turkic manuscript
texts from the 15th-19th centuries from Russia and Central Asia, with
translations into English, German or Russian with notes and commentaries.

MUSLIM CULTURE IN RUSSIA AND CENTRAL ASIA, vol. 3: Arabic, Persian and
Turkic Manuscripts (15th - 19th Centuries), edited by Anke von Kuegelgen,
Ashirbek Muminov, Michael Kemper, Berlin: Klaus Schwarz Verlag,
Islamkundliche Untersuchungen Band 233, 2000, 571 S., EUR 50,-.

Table of Contents
(for internet use, names and items are given here in simplified transcription):

I.  Texts on Sufi Traditions and Mystical Rituals from Transoxiana (15th-16th
    Centuries)

  - Juergen Paul: Muhammad Parsa: Sendschreiben ueber das Gottesgedenken mit
    vernehmlicher Stimme (Risala dar bayan-i dhikr-i jahr).

  - Oleg F. Akimushkin: Das Traktat des Qutbaddin Ahmad b. 'Imadi Yazdi ueber
    die Regeln des mystischen Weges der Hamadaniyya-Dhahabiyya (Az adab-i
tariq).

  - Florian Schwarz: Ein Mathnawi von Sharifi ueber die Scheiche der
    Kubrawiyya-Husainiyya im 16. Jahrhundert (Mathnawi dar asami-yi piran).


II.  Sufis, Scholars and Political Figures: Biographical and Epistolary
    Material Related to Transoxiana and Khorezm (18th - 19th Centuries).

  - Bakhtiyar M. Babadzhanov: Khalwat-i sufiha (The Religious Landscape of
    Khorezm at the Turn of the 19th Century), with bibliography and indices.


  - Anke von Kuegelgen: Sufimeister und Herrscher im Zwiegespraech: Die
    Schreiben des Fadl Ahmad aus Peschawar an Amir Haidar in Buchara
(Maktubat).

  - Michael Kemper: Shihabaddin al-Marjani ueber Abu n-Nasr al-Qursawis
    Konflikt mit den Gelehrten Bucharas (Tanbih abna' al-asr 'ala tanzih anba'
    Abi n-Nasr).


III.  Between the Volga-Urals and Transoxiana: Legends and Chronicles from
    the Kazakh Steppe (19th - 20th Centuries)

  - Ashirbek K. Muminov: Die Erzaehlung eines Qojas ueber die Islamisierung
    der Länder, die dem Kokander Khanat unterstehen (Qissa).

  - Allen J. Frank: A Chronicle of Islamic Communities on the Imperial Russian
    Frontier: The Tavarikh-i Alti Ata of Muhammad Fatih al-Ilmini.


IV.  Documents from the North Caucasus (16th and 19th Centuries)

  - Rukiya Sh. Sharafutdinova: Zwei wiederentdeckte arabische Dokumente aus
    der Zeit des Kaukasuskrieges (two letters, one from Shamil and the other
    from Hajji Yahya).

  - Aleksandra N. Kozlova: Ein persisches Dokument von Shah Tahmasp I
    (1524-1576) aus Dagestan.

  - Bibliography

  - Index

CFP- Geopolitics of Central Asia in the Post-Cold War Era

Posted by: Ertan Efegil <ertan.efegil(a)emu.edu.tr>
Posted: 17 May 2001


Call for Papers

GEOPOLITICS OF CENTRAL ASIA
IN THE POST-COLD WAR ERA:
A SYSTEMIC ANALYSIS

After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Caspian Sea energy basin
became major topic in the international system. Although until 1997 the
great powers did not deal with the region in a radical way, today especially
three poles, the United States / European Union - Russia - China, are in a
diplomatic conflict to determine basic principles of post-Cold War period
and members of the poles. The United States and European Union pole has
tried to encourage realization of democratic and economic reforms in the
Caspian Sea region and integration of Central Asian and Caucasian states to
the world community. For Russian politicians Russia and Commonwealth of
Independent States will together create a pole in the multi-polar system.
However although it appears as the Russian strategic partner, China has
pursued different policy toward the Central Asia that is contrary to the
interests of both the United States and Russia. Result of the diplomatic
confrontation among the great powers is of great importance for
understanding major parameters of new world order in the 21st century.

Therefore we, Dr. Ertan Efegil, Dr. Ercan Sancakli and Dr. Meryem Kirimli,
have intended to publish an edit book, which will answer the following
questions:

Topics:

1-  How feasible is the notion that the Russian Federation can integrate with
     the European Union?
     a-	Economic Dimension,
     b-	Political Dimension,
     c-	Military Dimension
2-  Can Russia expand its barriers against Turkey's influence in the Central
     Asian region?
3-  Can Turkey forge and expand barriers against Russia's influence in
     Central Asia?
4-  To what extent have the five Turkic states become Turkey's "near abroad"?
5-  Is the continuation of periodic bilateral tensions between Russia and
     Turkey set to continue in the 21st Century?
6-  From the point of view of globalization, can any form of substantial
     multilateral cooperation emerge between Russia, China, the three
     Transcaucasian states, and the five Central Asian states?
7-  Is the establishment of a "United States of Turkish Republics" possible?
     If so, what are the basic parameters for such a kind of Union,
particularly
     with regard to religion, ethnicity, nationality, economy, commerce, the
     military, or security concerns?
8-  In the foreseeable future, what kind of balance of power will emerge in
     the international system? What are the probable outcomes of a possible
     "great competition" between China, Russia and the USA/EU blocks and its
     impact on the new world order? Where is the place of Turkey and the five
     Central Asian States in this configuration?
9-  What is the geopolitical importance of Central Asia in the post-cold war
     international system?
10- At the systemic level, is any form of global cooperation between Russia
     and the United States possible? To what extent will the "Islamic
problem",
     or the global economy figure in this equation?
11- What are the primary geopolitical aims of the EU/USA blocks in the
     formation of a new world order? How will these primary aims effect Turkey?
12- Will Turkey's cultural, economic and political influence in the Eurasia
     decline or increase in the 21st century?

Consequently Please do not hesitate to contact us if you intend to
contribute to this project. By preparing an essay on one of the issues
listed below, you can make a worthwhile contribution to our dynamic project.
Please fill the information sheet below that declares your intention and
forward us. Dateline for the proposal is June 15, 2001. Dateline for
submission of the essay is August 15, 2001. Languages of the edit book are
Turkish and English.

Best regards,

Dr. Ertan Efegil
Eastern Mediterranean University
ertan.efegil(a)emu.edu.tr

Dr. Meryem Kirimli
Cankaya University
kirimli(a)cankaya.edu.tr

Dr. Ercan Sancak
Sancak25(a)yahoo.com


INFORMATION SHEET

Name:
Institution:
Title of your essay:
Question no:
Contact Address:
E-mail:
Phone:
Fax:

PUBLICATION- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, 9 May 2001 Issue on Web

Posted by: Svante Cornell <svante.cornell(a)pcr.uu.se>
Posted: 9 May 2001


The 9 May 2001 Issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, a subscription
free Web journal with over 64,000 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 9 May 2001 issue of its biweekly Web-Journal, The Central Asia-
Caucasus Analyst:

The 9 May 2001 issue of The Analyst features four Analytical Articles, four
Field Reports, and News Bites from the past fortnight. The Analytical Articles
feature:

KEY WEST TALKS ON NAGORNO-KARABAKH: WILL THE "CAUCASIAN KNOT" BE CUT?
by Tigran Martirosyan

RUMORS OF WAR IN CENTRAL ASIA
by Prof. Stephen Blank

THE GEORGIAN RIVIERA: DREAM OR REALITY?
by Archil Kekelia

THE INDO-IRANIAN RAPPROCHEMENT: NOT JUST NATURAL GAS ANYMORE
by Robert M. Cutler

The Field Reports include:

THE SOCIAL AND ECONOMICAL IMPORTANCE OF GEORGIAN COAL

ENCLAVE POLITICS BETWEEN BISHKEK AND TASHKENT POISON RELATIONS

KYRGYZSTAN RAISES THE QUESTION OF MINE CLEARING ON THE KYRGYZ-UZBEK BORDER

PESHAWAR SEMINAR ON CONFIDENCE-BUILDING MEASURES BETWEEN PAKISTAN, RUSSIA AND
CENTRAL ASIA


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.
800-900
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 500-700 word 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
Fax. 1-202-663-7785
svante.cornell(a)pcr.uu.se

JOURNAL/CFP- The Global Review of Ethnopolitics

Posted by: Stefan Wolff <s.wolff(a)bath.ac.uk>
Posted: 6 May 2001


Journal Announcement and Call for Papers:
The Global Review of Ethnopolitics
ISSN 1471-8804
www.ethnopolitics.org

EDITORS

STEFAN WOLFF, University of Bath
KARL CORDELL, University of Plymouth

Corresponding US Editor: MAYA CHADDA, William Paterson University
Review Editor: CHRIS GILLIGAN, University of Ulster

EDITORIAL BOARD

Antony E. Alcock (University of Ulster), Milton J. Esman (Cornell
University), Michael Hechter (University of Washington), Niraja Gopal Jayal
(Jawaharlal Nehry University), Brendan O'Leary (London School of Economics),
Gulshan M. Pashayeva (Conflict Research Centre, Baku), John Rex (University

of Warwick), Joel H. Rosenthal (Carnegie Council on Ethics and International
Affairs), Stefan Troebst (University of Leipzig)

INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY BOARD

Dominique Arel (Brown University), Florian Bieber (European Center for
Minority Issues), Richard Caplan (International Institute for Strategic
Studies), Daniele Conversi (University of Lincolnshire), John Darby
(Initiative on Conflict Resolution and Ethnicity), Hans-Joachim Heintze
(Ruhr University Bochum), Kristin Henrard (University of Groningen), Andrew
Ludanyi (Ohio Northern University), Alexander J. Motyl (Rutgers University),
John Packer (Office of the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities),
Oana C. Popa (Romanian-U.S. Fulbright Commission), Susan Purcell-Kaufman
(Council of the Americas/Americas Society), Stephen Schlesinger (New School
for Social Research), Ulrich Schneckener (University of Bremen), Roman
Szporluk (Harvard University), Fernand de Varennes (Asia-Pacific Centre for
Human Rights and the Prevention of Ethnic Conflict)

SUPPORTED BY

THE SPECIALIST GROUP ON ETHNIC POLITICS
THE THEMIS FOUNDATION, INC.
THE INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND SECURITY NETWORK
THE WESTMINSTER FOUNDATION FOR DEMOCRACY

The Global Review of Ethnopolitics is a new authoritative peer-reviewed
online journal that will establish a forum for serious debate and exchange
on one of the phenomena that that had a decisive impact during the last
decades of the 20th century and will continue to be of great importance in
the new millennium.

The journal will give a voice to established as well as younger researchers
and analysts from academic as well as practitioner backgrounds. We will
publish original work of the highest quality in the field of ethnopolitics
with methodological approaches covering mainly the disciplines of political
science and international relations and taking primarily a contemporary,
current affairs perspective.  We will maintain a fair balance between
theoretical analyses of these matters and case studies both of comparative
as well as singular nature, covering all geographic
areas.

The major focus will be on the analysis, management, settlement, and
prevention of ethnic conflicts, on minority rights, group identity, the
intersection of identity group formations and politics, on minority and
majority nationalisms in the context of democratisation, and on the
security and stability of states and regions as they are affected by any of
the above issues. Particular attention will also be devoted to the growing
importance of international influences on ethnopolitics.  Such influences
include external diplomatic or military intervention, as well as the
increasing impact of globalisation on ethnic identities and their political
expressions.

SUBSCRIPTION is free of charge.  The journal will be published four times a
year in March, June, September, and December.

SUBMISSION OF PAPERS

Within the scope of journal identified above, we invite the submission of
original papers (6,000-8,000 words), research notes (2,000-4,000 words),
review essays (3,000-4,000 words) and book reviews (800-1,000 words). A
detailed style guide can be found at our website.

All submissions should be emailed as attachment to S.Wolff(a)bath.ac.uk AND
K.Cordell(a)plymouth.ac.uk

PUBLICATION- Central Asia Monitor, 2001 No. 2

Posted by: David Nalle <davidn5512(a)aol.com>
Posted: 6 May 2001


Central Asia Monitor No. 2, 2001 -- now available

Table of Contents:

 * "Strategic Assessment of Central Eurasia" (Review Note)
 * Batken Today, by S. Frederick Starr
 * Fertility Transition in Uzbekistan: Demographic Trends and Reproductive
   Health Policy, by Gulnara Kuzibaeva
 * Rendition of Political Offenders in Russia's Intra-Commonwealth Practice:
   The Case of Uzbekistan, by George Ginsburgs
 * The Politics of Destroying Buddha, by Nick Megoran
 * News and Comments

CENTRAL ASIA MONITOR is a subscription-supported, bimonthly magazine, $60
p.a. for individuals, $96 for institutions (add $24 for airmail overseas).

Address: 560 Herrick Rd., Benson, VT 05743.  Additional information, credit
card procedure, and a searchable archive at http://www.chalidze.com/cam.htm

PUBLICATION- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, April 25, 2001 Issue on Web

Posted by: Carol Hill <crhill(a)mail.jhuwash.jhu.edu>
Posted: 29 Apr 2001


The April 25, 2001 Issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, a
subscription free Web journal with over 55,000 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 April 25, 2001 issue of its biweekly Web-Journal, The
Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst:

The April 25, 2001 issue of The Analyst features four Analytical
Articles, four Field Reports, and News Bites from the past fortnight.
The Analytical Articles feature:

WATER: THE FUTURE APPLE OF DISCORD IN CENTRAL ASIA
Lola Gulomova
FIVE STATES (STILL) IN SEARCH OF A CASPIAN SEA LEGAL REGIME
Robert M. Cutler
FIGHTING CORRUPTION IN GEORGIA: THE NEED FOR A LONG-TERM AND
COMPREHENSIVE PERSPECTIVE
Daniel Linotte and Gianluca Rampolla
CHINESE CADRES ATTEMPT TO WIN HEARTS AND MINDS IN XINJIANG
Michael Dillon

The Field Reports include:
A WAR AGAINST DRUG TRAFFICKING IN KYRGYZSTAN
GEOPOLITICS OF CENTRAL ASIA IN THE EYES OF STUDENTS FROM 7 COUNTRIES
CRACKDOWN ON INDEPENDENT MEDIA IN KYRGYZSTAN
FIGHTING CAPITAL FLIGHT IN KAZAKHSTAN

The Analyst provides a rigorous, concise and nonpartisan forum where
specialists can assess issues and events in the Central Asia-Caucasus
region for a broad audience of business people, journalists, policy
makers, government officials, diplomats and academics.  The Analyst
seeks regional specialists, journalists, economists, and political
scientists to join its pool of authors who are then asked to contribute
short, timely, analytical articles, 800-words in length, and receive an
honorarium of US $350 per article.  The Analyst also seks 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: Svante.Cornell(a)pcr.uu.se and suggest some topics
on which you would like to write.


Svante Cornell
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
Svante.Cornell(a)pcr.uu.se

publication- james p. dorian, oil and gas in central asia and northwest china

Posted by: Jim Dorian <jdorian(a)dbedt.hawaii.gov>
Posted: 19 Apr 2001


PUBLICATIONS James P. Dorian, Oil and Gas in Central Asia and Northwest China

CWC Publishing Ltd. of London is pleased to announce the publication of Oil
and Gas in Central Asia and Northwest China, a business management report
written by Dr. James P. Dorian of Honolulu, 176p. (April 2001).

Oil and Gas in Central Asia and Northwest China surveys both the entire oil
and gas potential in the region and the problems facing the industry in
terms of investment, regional conflicts and politics of pipelines.  This
report is a definitive study of this giant industry.  It examines the
entire sector, upstream and downstream, and points to the best
opportunities for investment, identifying the risks of involvement and
suggesting appropriate solutions.  The report maps the existing network
throughout the region and pinpoints the need for investment to enhance
export capacity.  Oil and Gas in Central Asia and Northwest China also
studies in detail the dilemma of the Central Asian republics which are
presently dependent on Russia for export outlets but are pressing to
develop independent options.

Contents:

INTRODUCTION
    The Concept of Central Asia
    The New Geopolitics
    Oil and Gas Industry Overview

ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL OVERVIEW
    Country Profiles
       Kazakhstan
       Kyrgyzstan
       Tajikistan
       Turkmenistan
       Uzbekistan
       Xinjiang, China
    Common Problems and Future Prospects in Central Asia
       Ethnic Concerns
       Islamic Activism and Nationalism
    The Russian/Soviet Legacy

HYDROCARBON RESOURCES
    Overview
    Oil and Gas
    Problems in the Oil sector
    Problems in the Gas sector
    Development and Policy issues in the Energy Sector
       Restructuring Oil and Gas
       Privatization vs. Corporatization
       Globalization and Accountability
       Attracting Foreign Investment
       Energy Diversification
       Energy Self-sufficiency
    Pipeline Politics--Pipeline Proposals
       Current Pipeline Flows
       Possible Oil pipeline routes
       Political Considerations
       Possible Future Flows

KAZAKHSTAN
    Industry Profile
    Oil and Gas Resources/Reserves
    Production and Refining
    Pipelines and transportation
    Foreign Capital and Technology assistance
       Joint venture activities
       Kazakh petroleum law
       Risk assessment
    Tengiz
    Caspian Sea
    Other resources
    The Future of Kazakh Oil

TURKMENISTAN
    Gas and Hydrocarbon Resources
    Existing Pipeline Network
    Proposed Turkmenistan-China gas pipeline
    Increased energy demand
    Other Turkmen Pipeline Projects
    Foreign Capital and Technology Assistance

UZBEKISTAN
    Economic potential
    Oil and Gas
    Oil refining and distribution
    Increasing Natural Gas Output
    Self-sufficiency ambitions
    Commercial organizations
    Foreign capital and technology assistance
       Investment
       Uzbek Oil and Gas Decree
       Privatization

REGIONAL CO-OPERATION AND TRADE
    New Government Efforts
    Opportunities for Regional Cooperation and Development
    Potential Impediments to regional co-operation
       Emphasis on Energy Self-sufficiency
       Energy infrastructure
       Policies and concerns
       Costs
    Diversification
    Models of Energy Co-operation
    Public Sector Objectives
    China and Russian Influences
       Chinese Need for External supplies
       Tarim Basin disappointment
       Ethnic Relations
       China as a Counterweight to Russia

INVESTMENT ISSUES AND CONCERNS
    Previously Neglected Resources
    Investment and Technology Requirements
       Kazakhstan
       Turkmenistan
       Uzbekistan
       Xinjiang, China
    Investor Risks and Concerns
       Types of Risk
       Environmental Risk
    Investor Concerns
       Infrastructure
       Unstable or Changing Policies
       Ethnic Concerns
    Minimizing Risk
    Country Credit Ranking
    Privatization

SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS


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E-MAIL PUBLICATIONS Central Asia Online

Posted by: Central Asia Online <centralasiaonline(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 18 Apr 2001


E-MAIL PUBLICATIONS Central Asia Online

Central Asia Online is a weekly digest of news available free of charge in
English on the Internet.  It is sent by e-mail to over 300 recipients.  It
monitors the latest political, social and -- if relevant -- economic
developments taking place in Central Asia, covering Uzbekistan,
Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Xinjiang, Afghanistan, and
other neighbouring countries if relevant for Central Asia.

To subscribe to the CAO mailings one has to send a request to
centralasiaonline(a)yahoo.com and provide brief personal details -- e.g., age,
location, professional and academic background.


Topics Addressed:

  - political news (government policy, diplomacy, elections, peace
    negotiations, tensions)
  - social and cultural issues (movements of populations, IDPs, refugees,
    ethnic issues)
  - health issues (epidemic outbreaks, health sector policy/reform)
  - natural and man-made disasters (drought, earthquake, conflicts)
  - development issues (aid interventions from the international community)
  - economic issues, if relevant

CAO is compiled from the following Internet sources:

  - http://www.uzreport.com - collection of daily wires from Interfax,
    RFE/RL, transcripts of Uzbek TV and Radio reports

  - http://www.uzland.uz

  - http://www.times.kg - The Times of Central Asia - daily collection of
    news-pieces from internationally recognized news agencies

  - http://www.afghan-network.net/news/ - Afghan News Channel

  - http://www.kabar.gov.kg/english/index.html - Kabar - the Kyrgyz
    government news agency - daily news from KG and CA

  - http://www.khabar.kz - Khabar - ditto for Kazakhstan

  - http://www.transcaspian.ru/cgi-bin/web.exe/eng/edir1 - daily news on
    Caucasus and CA

  - http://www.bbc.co.uk - BBC - monitoring

  - newsline-request(a)list.rferl.org
    RFE/RL - daily news briefs sent by e-mail.

  - http://www.rferl.org/bd/tu/index.html
    It is the www page of Turkmen RFE/RL. The news briefs are published quite
    late. But it gives broader coverage of Turkmen affairs.

  - http://www.russiatoday.com - daily news briefs from REUTERS, AFP

  - http://www.cnn.com/ASIANOW/central - ASIANOW - from the editors of CNN,
    Time, and Asiaweek

  - http://www.hrw.org
    hrw-news-europe-subscribe(a)igc.topica.com
    Human Rights Watch - releases by e-mail

  - http://www.internews.ru/ASIA-PLUS/blitz/index.html - daily news briefs
    from ASIA Plus, which is a private Tajik news agency

  - http://www.promedmail.org - mailing list of medical news.

  - http://www.einmedia.com/briefs/
    European Internet Network - daily briefs by e-mail

  - http://www.uyghurinfo.com - Uyghur Information Agency

  - http://www.cacianalyst.org/ - Central Asia Analyst

  - http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/carfax/02634937.html - Central Asian
    Survey

  - http://home.collegeclub.com/centralasia/welcome.html - Human Rights
    Society Uzbekistan

  - http://gazetasng.ru:8101/cgi/eng/mainblock.cgi - CIS Online


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ON-LINE PUBLICATIONS Leonard Stone, The International Politics of Central Eurasia

Posted by: Leonard Stone <la_stone99(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 16 Apr 2001


ON-LINE PUBLICATIONS Leonard Stone, The International Politics of Central Eurasia

The International Politics of Central Eurasia, a new textbook by Leonard A.
Stone, is available on-line at:

http://leonardstone.8m.com

Contents

SECTION ONE: CENTRAL EURASIA
1. Developments in Eurasian Studies
2. Central Eurasia: An Overview

SECTION TWO: MAJOR PLAYERS
3. Russia and the West
4. Iran in Eurasia
5. Turkey in Eurasia

SECTION THREE: THE CAUCASUS AND CENTRAL ASIA
6. The Transcaucasian States
7. Conflict in the Caucasus (I): Armenia-Azerbaijan
8. Conflict in the Caucasus (II): Chechnya
9. Central Asia

SECTION FOUR: THEORIZING EURASIA
10. International Relations Theory and Eurasia
11. Conclusion

PUBLICATIONS Chechnya: The International Community & Strategies for Peace & Stability

Posted by: Murad Esenov <murad(a)communique.se>
Posted: 16 Apr 2001


PUBLICATIONS Chechnya: The International Community &amp; Strategies for Peace &amp; Stability

Dear Colleagues,

I'm pleased to inform you that the full text online version of our book
"Chechnya: the International Community and Strategies for Peace and
Stability" is now available free of charge on our Internet home-page. To
read the book's on-line version, please go to our Web site located at
http://www.ca-c.org/dataeng/bk02.00.cont.shtml

To inquire about more details, please contact:

Murad Esenov,
Editor-in-Chief
The Central Asia and the Caucasus Journal
Sweden
tel/fax: (46) 920 620 16
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http://www.ca-c.org


CHECHNYA: THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY AND STRATEGIES FOR PEACE AND STABILITY

Edited by
Lena Jonson and Murad Esenov

CONTENTS

Preface
Lena Jonson. Introduction

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

Aleksandr Khalmukhamedov. How to return to normality in Chechnya
Emil Pain. The second Chechen war: possible scenarios
Gail W. Lapidus. Russia's second Chechen war: ten assumptions in search of a
    policy
Kjell-Ake Nordquist. Comments on Part I
Marta-Lisa Magnusson. Comments on Part I

PART II: POSSIBLE STRATEGIES FOR STABILIZING THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

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

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

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

PUBLICATIONS Siberia in Trans-Asiatic Ties, Barnaul

Posted by: Vladimir Boyko <boyko(a)bspu.secna.ru>
Posted: 14 Apr 2001


PUBLICATIONS Siberia in Trans-Asiatic Ties, Barnaul

Siberia in Trans-Asiatic Ties: the Problems of Border Trade and
Interregional Cooperation.
Ed. by V. S. Boyko (Barnaul, 2000), pp. 280, in hard cover, with tables.
ISBN 5-85458-101-9.

This volume contains the papers presented at [of the same name]
international conference which was held in Barnaul (Russia) 31 October - 1
November 2000 within the frames of the international trade fair
"Siberia-Asia. Cooperation without borders" under auspices of Altai region
administration, Center for Regional Studies (Barnaul State Pedagogical
University) and JSC "Altai Fair".  The appendixes include conference
resolution in Russian, English and German, a list of the main normative
documents, regulating external trade of RF with Kazakhstan, PRC, and
Mongolia, Declaration on international cooperation in Altai Mountainous
Region (July 2000), etc.  All papers are in Russian (with the exclusion of
that by Yuan Tsing in English), with additional contexts in English.

Contents

Introduction

Opening Plenary Session

Welcome address by A. A. Surikov, Altai Region Governor
Welcome address by B. V. Larin, Vice-Chairman of Altai Region Legislative
Welcome address by Academician V. V. Evstigneev, Rector of Altai State
    Technical University
Altai region - Russian Asiatic Frontier. The Prospects of Collaboration With
    Bordering States.
Key report by N. G. Zagaynov, Vice-Governor of Altai Region
Welcoming remarks by Song Shoufu, Head of Xinjiang-Uyghur Autonomous Region
    (PRC) Trade Administrative Bureau
Eastern Kazakhstan: Economic situation and the state of ties with bordering
    regions of Russia. Paper presented by S. V. Plotnikov (Vice-Akim of
    East-Kazakhstan region, Kazakhstan Republic).
External Economic Ties of Siberia and Central Asia. Problems and Prospects.
Key paper presented by Dr G. D. Kovaleva (Institute of Economics and
Management of Industrial Development, SB RAS).


Panel 1. Siberia in Trans-Asiatic Ties during Tsarist and Soviet Times

Yuan, Tsing. Merchant Groups in Inner Asian Trade: the Role of Bukharan,
    Indian, and Chinese Merchants during the l7th-l8th Centuries
Kontev A. V. Kolivan-Voskresensk Mining Enterprise and Russian-Asiatic Trade
    Ties in XVIII.
Bikov A. Yu. Central Asia in Russian External Trade Priorities in The First
    Quarter of XIX
Boronin O. V. Russian Altai - Qing Empire: The Problems of Border Trade
    During 1860s
Shsheglova T. K. The Formation of United Market Space Western Siberia -
    North-Eastern Kazakhstan during Second Half of XIX: Government and
Business
    Approaches
Shemetova T. A. Russian-Chinese Economic Ties in Xinjiang (Late XIX - The
    First Quarter of XX )
Barmin V. A. Trade-Economical Relations of Soviet Union and Chinese Province
    Xinjiang in 1924 - 1934
Omeltshenko O. A. Soviet-Xinjiang Economic Ties During 1949-62
Boyko V. S. Overseas Asians (Chinese, Koreans, Afghans) as Labor and
    Entrepreneurs in Western Siberia: XX Century Experience
Kharlamov S. V., Bloshkin S. I. The History of Shop-Tours Between Russian
    Altai Region and Xinjiang-Uyghur Autonomous Region of PRC During 1990s


Panel 2. Asiatic Russia and Asian Abroad: The Formation of The New Structure
of Interregional Ties in Post-Soviet Period

Barabanov O. N. The President's Plenipotentiary Representatives and External
    Ties: New Chances for Russia
Ulezko V. V. On Russian Foreign Policy Priorities and Regional Interests
Itashev A. V. Russian Border Regions: The State and Prospects of External
    Economic Ties (Republic Altai Case)
Evtushenko E. L. Siberian Trade-Industrial Chambers in External Economic
    Ties of Asian-Pacific Rim
Belyaev V. I. The Studying of National Cultures For Purposes of
    International Marketing
Borisova O. V. The Strategy of The Formation of Market Infrastructure in
    Altai Region
Eremeykin L. S. The Prospects of Russian-Chinese Interregional Collaboration
Torkhov Th. S. Mongolia - Our Neighbor and Partner
Nikonov N. M., Shvetsov G. I. The Prospects of the Development of Academic
    and Educational Ties Between Universities of Altai and Bordering States
Stepanova O. V. Education as The Area of Russian-Kazakhstan Collaboration
    (Regional Aspect)
Tsaregorodtseva S. S. The Educational Ties of Eastern-Kazakhstan State
    University with Siberian Universities
Shushannikov A. P. Humanitarian and Cultural-Educational Aspects of
    Russia-Kazakhstan Relations
Burakov V. I., Burakova O. V. International Ties of Siberian Sport
    Organisations in 1960 - 2000
Samsonov A. V. Phito-Sanitary as The Requirement of Inter-State Trade
    Operations

The Actual Issues of Inter-Regional Collaboration: The Role of Government,
Business, and Community: Round Table and Concluding Plenary Session Recorded.

About Conference Organizers
List of Participants
Appendixes


All inquiries should be sent to:

Dr Vladimir Boyko
Director
Center for Regional Studies
Barnaul State Pedagogical University
Molodezhnaya Street 55
Barnaul 656031
Tel: 7(3852)266687
Fax: 7(3852)260836
E-mail: boyko(a)bspu.secna.ru

PUBLICATIONS K. Barat, Uygur-Turkic Biography of Xuanzang

Posted by: Kahar Barat <kbarat(a)hotmail.com>
Posted: 12 Apr 2001


PUBLICATIONS K. Barat, Uygur-Turkic Biography of Xuanzang

Kahar Barat. 2000. The Uygur-Turkic Biography of the Seventh-Century Chinese
Buddhist Pilgrim XUANZANG: Ninth and Tenth Chapters.
Uralic and Altaic Series 166. Denis Sinor, Editor. 430 pp. ISBN 0-933070-462
To Order Contact: Indiana University, Research Institute for Inner Asian
Studies, Goodbody Hall, Room 344, 1011 East Third Street, Bloomington,
Indiana 47405-7005.

Price: $79 Plus Shipping $5 U.S.; $9 Overseas Surface.

PUBLICATIONS CEMOTI 30: Les Diasporas

Posted by: Semih Vaner <vaner(a)ceri-sciences-po.org>
Posted: 11 Apr 2001


PUBLICATIONS CEMOTI 30: Les Diasporas

Announcement/Publication

Cahiers d'etudes sur la Mediterranee orientale et le monde turco-iranien -
CEMOTI
No. 30/ 2000, 350 p.

Contents

Semih Vaner
Editorial

LES DIASPORAS
LE MONDE TURCO-IRANIEN ET LA MEDITERRANEE ORIENTALE
(eds. Pierre Centlivres and Micheline Centlivres-Demont)

Pierre Centlivres
Introduction: portee et limites de la notion de diaspora

Marcel Bazin
Mediterranee orientale et monde turco-iranien: une aire productrice de
diasporas?

"La pepiniere du nationalisme"?

Michel Bruneau
Hellenisme et diaspora grecque. De la Mediterranee orientale a la dimension
mondiale

Gilles Bertrand
Chypre: diaspora(s) et conflit

Martine Hovanessian
La diaspora armenienne et l'idee nationale: de l'exil commemore aux formes
actives de l'appartenance

Revolutions et dispersions

Segolene Adam
La diaspora meskhete face aux defis de la transition post-sovietique

Vida Nassehi-Behnam
Diaspora iranienne en France: changement et continuite

Pierre Centlivres and Micheline Centlivres-Demont
Exil et diaspora afghane en Suisse et en Europe

Turcs et Kurdes en Europe: associations, identites, clivages

Stephane de Tapia
Le satellite et la diaspora. Champ migratoire turc et nouvelles technologies
d'information et de communication

Isabelle Rigoni
Du processus identitaire kurde a l'extrusion de la souverainete turque

Hasan Mutlu et Annemarie Sancar
Strategies identitaires collectives: dynamiques de restructuration sociale
des migrants originaires de Turquie en Suisse

Nikola Tietze
L'islam turc de la diaspora en Allemagne: les forces des communautes imaginees

Communautes libanaises en Afrique occidentale

Souha Tarraf-Najib
Immigration ancienne et territorialisation inachevee: les familles
libanaises du Senegal

Anja Peleikis
The emergence of a translocal community: the case of a South Lebanese
village and its migrant connections to Ivory Coast

Stephane Dufoix
Notes de lecture: La structuration de l'experience collective a l'etranger

*

CONTREPOINT
Michel Gilquin
Mythes et realites du sionisme

**

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PUBLICATIONS Human Development Report Uzbekistan 2000

Posted by: Matluba Mukhamedova <matluba(a)cer.uz>
Posted: 11 Apr 2001


PUBLICATIONS Human Development Report Uzbekistan 2000

Dear list members,

Center for Economic Research in Tashkent, Uzbekistan is pleased to inform
about the publication of Human Development report - Uzbekistan 2000 that has
been annually produced for Uzbekistan since 1995 by UNDP. The main task of
the Reports is to analyze the policy pursued in the country from the point
of view of human development concept, to determine the directions for
promoting successful development, to reveal problems, arising in the
society, and to highlight the possible ways of their solution.

This issue differs with thorough study of some aspects of Human Development
focusing on Small Business. The authors of the Report assume that Small
Business can play a significant part both in speeding up the economic
growth, ensuring sustainable social development, strengthening human
capacities in the country, increasing employment rate and incomes,
mitigating inequality and etc. This Report suggests the assessment of the
current situation in regard of SMEs' development, state policy and adopted
programs, exposing of existing problems and shortcomings and offers the
political recommendations for further enhancing this sector as well as
enabling the environment for private sector development.

The report is published in 3 languages (separate editions in Uzbek, English
and Russian). It contains tables, diagrams, and a lot of statistical
information supplemented by comments and a large volume of other data
including those borrowed from foreign sources.

For previous issues of NHDR Uzbekistan you can refer to: http://www.cer.uz

For the details to obtain a hard copy mail to: Matluba(a)cer.uz

Sincerely,

Matluba Mukhamedova

Head of Translations and Public Relations Unit
Center for Economic Research
71 Buyk Ipak Yuly str.
Tashkent 700137
Uzbekistan
Tel.: +998 (71) 67-06-05; 67-93-09, 67-93-13
Fax:  +998 (71) 67-05-64

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