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PUBLICATION- CER Policy Paper: International Experience Of Bank Deposits Insurance

Posted by: Farhod R. Sagatov <farhod.sagatov(a)cer.uz>
Posted: 13 Dec 2002


Center for Economic Research has completed the policy paper 2002/03
"International Experience of Bank Deposits Insurance".

The purpose of this policy paper is to study and analyze international
experiences from a variety of economies having different economic
development level in the field of designing and implementation of bank
depositor protection system and to come to the conclusions that should be
useful for Uzbekistan.

Key results of this report are the following: the detailed classification of
existing deposit insurance systems based on a set of various criteria;
identification of strengths and weaknesses, conditions required for
implementation and possible consequences of applying each of these deposit
insurance schemes for the national economy; identification of optimal forms
of deposit insurance in the context of economic development level as well as
potential practice-related problems arising in the world as to deposit
insurance.

Full version of the policy paper "International Experience Of Bank Deposits
Insurance" can be found on CER website (English and Russian versions)
<http://www.cer.uz>

For more information please contact:

Mr. Nodirbek Ibragimov, Public Relations Coordinator
Center for Economic Research
71, Buyuk Ipak Yuli Str.
Tashkent 700096
Uzbekistan
Tel: +998 712 670605, 670526, 670641, 677105
Fax: +998 712 670564
E-mail: <nodirbek.ibragimov(a)cer.uz>
Internet: <http://www.cer.uz>

PUBLICATION- The Comintern and Revolution in Mongolia, Inner Asia Book Series, No. 3

Posted by: A. Johnson <aj(a)erica.demon.co.uk>
Posted: 12 Dec 2002


BOOK SERIES ON INNER ASIA

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

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

The Comintern and Revolution in Mongolia by Irina Yurievna Morozova

ISBN 1 874267 50 2 104pp 229mm X 154mm HB GBP27.50
Colour cover and 21 halftones.

PUBLICATION December 2002
by The White Horse Press, 10 High Street, Knapwell, Cambridge CB3 8NR, U.K.

This monograph deals with issues of current concern in the rewriting of the 
20th century history of Mongolia.  It provides new interpretations of the 
activity of the Third Communist International (the 'Comintern') in Central 
Asia and of the politics of Soviet Russia towards the East, using original 
research based on previously inaccessible material from the Comintern archives.

The book covers the 1920s and 1930s, when Mongolian society was in 
transition from a theocratic monarchy to a republic. It describes the 
strategies of non-capitalist development undertaken in order to build 
socialism, and illuminates the political, military and economic aspects of 
Mongol-Soviet relations. Particular emphasis is placed on the way the 
Comintern and Moscow interfered in the political struggles among the 
Mongolian elite, and determined the policy of social transformation in this 
nomadic society.  The emergence of the Mongolian People's Revolutionary 
Party, its coming to power, and its complete domination of the capital city 
and peripheral regions is described in detail. The politics of the MPRP 
towards the Buddhist monasteries and lamas is also given special attention. 
The central issue of the work is the problem of Mongolian nationalism and 
the tactics employed by the Comintern in dealing with it.  A wide and useful 
bibliography is included and the book is illustrated with contemporary 
photographs of Mongolian revolutionaries and of Comintern activists in 
Mongolia.

Dr Irina Morozova is an orientalist specialising in Mongolian history, 
working at the Institute of Asian and African Studies of Moscow State 
University. Her interests include the 20th century political and social 
history of Central Asia, the comparative analysis of communist societies in 
the East, and post-socialist transformations in these countries.


The White Horse Press
1 Strond, Isle of Harris HS53UD, UK
Tel/fax +44 (0) 1859 520204

ON-LINE PUBLICATION- Central Asia Mirror, December 2002 Issue Now Online

Posted by: Tariq Saeedi <tariq(a)online.tm>
Posted: 10 Dec 2002


December 2002 issue of Central Asia Mirror is online now.

You can access the ezine at: <www.saeedi.4t.com>

Apart from usual features, there are two EXCLUSIVE articles in this issue:

1) Turkmenistan Coup Bid: Fact and Fiction
In this article you will find some hithertofore unknown facts.

2) Trans-Afghan Pipeline
This article describes trauma suffered by TAP during last couple of months.

You will also find a comprehensive news package about Turkmenistan.

Thanks,

Tariq Saeedi

PUBLICATION- Central Asia and the Caucasus, 2002 No. 6

Posted by: Murad Esenov <murad(a)communique.se>
Posted: 9 Dec 2002


Dear Colleagues,

I would like to introduce the contents of the sixth issue /no.6 (18) / of
the journal "Central Asia and the Caucasus" (in English and Russian).  It
will be published in late December.  To inquire about more details, as well
as to subscribe, please contact:

Murad Esenov
"Central Asia and the Caucasus"
Center for Social and Political Studies
Sweden
Tel.: (46) 70 232 16 55
Tel/fax: (46) 920 620 16

E-mails:
<murad(a)communique.se>
<murad.esenov(a)ca-org>
Web: <http://www.ca-c.org>

CENTRAL ASIA AND THE CAUCASUS
Journal of Social and Political Studies
No. 6 (18), 2002

IN THIS ISSUE:

REGIONAL CONFLICTS

 * Elkhan Nuriev, Kamil Salimov. The Realities and Prospects for Settling the
   Karabakh Conflict. Could There Be an International Peace Enforcement
   Operation?

 * Vladimir Priakhin. The "Black Garden" of the International Community:
   Nagorny Karabakh and the Post-Cold War World Order

POWER AND ELECTIONS

 * Azhdar Kurtov. Presidential Elections in Central Asia

 * Shakhin Abbasov, Farid Gakhramanly. Azerbaijan: Elections and Power

 * Tamara Mchedlishvili. Election in Georgia - the Stumbling Block for
   Political Parties

 * Levan Berdzenishvili. Georgia after the Local Elections of 2 June, 2002

 * Iuri Buluktaev. Elections in Kazakhstan as an Indicator of Democratization

 * Nur Omarov. Power at the Crossroads: Apropos of a Contemporary Political
   Situation in Kyrgyzstan

REGIONAL POLITICS

 * Farkhod Tolipov. War on Terror and the Security Dilemma

 * Adil Kozhikhov. Middle East and the Caspian in the U.S. Energy Strategy

 * Nelly Portnova. Linguistic Policy in Kyrgyzstan

 * Andrew F. March. On Ideological Formulation and Transmission in Islam
   Karimov's "Ideology of National Independence"

REGIONAL ARMED FORCES

 * Rustam Burnashev, Irina Chernykh. The Armed Forces of the Republic of
   Tajikistan

RELIGION IN SOCIETY

 * Tamaz Papuashvili. On the Freedom of Conscience in Georgia

 * Valentin Bushkov, Tokhin Kalandarov. Ismailites of Tajikistan: Traditions
   and the Present Day

 * Ravil Gainutdin. Muslims in Russia: Who Are They?!

 * Garun Kurbanov. Religion in Post-Soviet Daghestan: Sociological Aspects

 * Ghoncheh Tazmini. Jadidism: A New Perspective on Islamic Modernity in Iran

ETHNIC RELATIONS

 * Magomed Kurbanov. Repressions Against the Peoples of Daghestan:
   Rehabilitation Problems

 * Ainura Elebaeva. Migration in Post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan: Nature, Trends, and
   Types

REGIONAL ECONOMIES

 * Leonid Friedman. Structural Shifts in the Employment Sphere in Central
   Asian Countries

 * Haiot Odinaev, Saiid Pirov. Tajikistan: Environmental-Economic Aspects of
   Intensifying Foreign Trade

 * Roman Gotsiridze. The Economic Situation in Blockaded Abkhazia

 * Naira Airumian. Postwar Economy of Nagorny Karabakh

FOR YOUR INFORMATION

The Special Feature section in the next issue will discuss:

Central Asia and the Caucasus

 * Russia and the West: Cooperation or Competition?

 * Muslim Centers of Power (Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey): Their
   Impact on the Local Situation

 * Political Development Trends in the Context of International Antiterrorist
   Campaign

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- Acta Eurasica / Vestnik Evrazii (in Russian), No. 4 (19), 2002

Posted by: Sergei Panarin <sergpanar(a)mtu.ru>
Posted: 5 Dec 2002


Dear Colleagues,

I would like to bring to your attention the contents of the forth (19) issue
of the journal "Acta Eurasica / Vestnik Yevraziyui" (in Russian).

It will be published in late December. To subscribe or order previous
issues, please contact:

Sergei Panarin
Vestnik Evrazii
Moscow
E-mail: <sergpanar(a)mtu.ru>


ACTA EURASICA / VESTNIK EVRAZII
No. 4 (19), 2002

CONTENTS:

EURASIANISM

 * Elena Aurilene. Russian emigres in China: In quest of future Russia

COMMUNICATION

 * Natalia Kramtsova. Manipulative characteristics of political discourse
   (the case of election campaign in Kurgan oblast')

 * Grigorii Pyadukhov. Ethic groups of external migrants within the
   confessional framework of provincial Russia

EDUCATION

 * Lyubov' Shalimova. The crisis of religious education in Russia at the
   beginning of 20th century

PEOPLE

 * Anna Kuznetsova. M.I. Venyukov and the blueprint for Russia's expansion
   in Central Asia

 * Viktor Dyatlov. Blagoveshchensk's 'Utopia': An episode from the history
   of phobia that came to be materialized

 * Pavel Novikov. Volatile motives of people in Eastern Siberia during the
   Civil War

MYTHS

 * Viktor Shnirel'man. To make a choice: Tatars' identity and images of
   forbears

SECURITY

 * Sergei Kamenev. Interest of Russia in Central and South Asia

GUIDE

 * Lerman Usmanov. Bergen discovers Turkmenistan

 * Shokhrat Kadyrov. Russian-Turkmen Historical Dictionary. Vol. I

WEB RESOURCE- Zerkala Database, Inst. of Oriental Studies, Halle-Wittenberg

Posted by: Juergen Paul <paul(a)orientphil.uni-halle.de>
Posted: 5 Dec 2002


Dear Colleagues,

The following internet resource is now available on the net and you are
invited to visit it:

Zerkala database:

URL: <http://zerrspiegel.orientphil.uni-halle.de>

Zerkala (in German: Zerrspiegel), "distorting mirrors", is a database
comprising published and unpublished sources on Russian colonialism in
Central Asia and the Caucasus (around 1850-1914) from archives in St.
Petersburg, Tashkent, and Baku in Russian, Azeri, Persian, and Central Asian

Turki, as well as from Russian journals. The purpose of the database is to
bring together texts and pictures reflecting the Russian view of the new
colonial lands in the south and the people living there, and vice versa: the
way how Muslim authors from Central Asia and the Caucasus perceived their
new Russian overlords.

The "home" of zerkala is the Institute of Oriental Studies at the
Martin-Luther-University in Halle-Wittenberg, Germany. It is a growing
database with currently about 400 texts and pictures. You are invited to
participate.

Contact us at:
<paul(a)orientphil.uni-halle.de>

Thank you for your attention.


 

PUBLICATION- The Fire of Turkistan: Mustafa Chokaev's Life and Struggle (in Turkish)

Posted by: Emine Gürsoy-Naskali <Naskali(a)turk.net>
Posted: 4 Dec 2002


New book by A. Kara, The Fire of Turkistan: Mustafa Chokaev's Life and
Struggle (in Turkish)
DA Publications, Istanbul, November 2002, 400 p.

Abdulvahap Kara, Turkistan Ateshi Mustafa Chokay'in Hayati ve Mucadelesi

In the first half of the XX.century one of historical figures struggling for
independence of Turkestan from the Soviet Union is Mustafa Chokaev
(1890-1941). Intellectuals of turkic peoples in Russia attempted to form
their national governments after the collapse of the Russian Empire by the
February Revolution of 1917. Some of them were Mehmet Emin Resulzade, Zeki
Validi (Togan), Ayaz Ishaki, Sadri Maksudi (Arsal), Alikhan Bokeyhanov and
Ahmet Baytursinov. Chokaev joined in their political and intellectual
activities. He was even elected as a president of the Turkestan (Hokand)
Autonomy. He became one of the outstanding political figure of that era.

However Chokaev was less known than their colleagues mentioned above since
unsufficient researches on him. In fact Chokaev has an interesting life. He
never gave up struggling against the Bolsheviks even after the collapse of
the Turkestan autonomy by them. He continued his combat against them and
supporters of the tsarist régime inside Russia. In December of 1918 he and
Zeki Validi tried to overthrow Ataman Dutov in Orenburg

After the Bolsheviks established his domination in all Russia, Chokaev
emerged in Europe and went on his political activities in Paris, France. His
main target was the independence of Turkestan from the Soviet Union. He
depend on two organization for this: The National Union of Turkestan and the
League of Prométheé.

The League of Prométheé, supported by the Polish government, was actually an
intellectual club of the representatives in Europe of the oppressed nations
in the Soviet Union.  It had a number of publications in various languages.
Therefore we can say that it was the western side in the cold war between
the east and the west before the World War II.

But the war upset everything. The League of Prométheé was dissolved.
Chokaev was arrested and brought to Berlin from Paris by Nazis for a

military project. In this project a new military unit named Turkistanian
Legion would be established. Nazis proposed him the commander of the unit
made up by Turkistanian soldiers taken prisoner from the Soviet army. But
Chokaev decisively rejected it.  Because he suspected whether the German
government led by Hitler would let Turkistan be independence. He died in a
mysterious condition in Berlin in 1941 a short time after the rejection.

The information on Chokaev was banned for many years in the Soviet Union as
a people's enemy. Rehabilitation of Chokaev includes a difficult process in
even Gorbachev's glasnost campaign. All topics related in Kazak national
history censured by the Soviet authorities were disclosed except Chokaev.
Chokaev was begun to discuss as the last reality of Kazakhstan. So the
process promoting Chokaev's imagination to people's hero from the people's
enemy was a very difficult test for Kazak intellectuals in the eve of
independence.

Chokaev was not only a stateman but also a politic analysist. Chokaev's more
than 700 articles in various publication were fixed. Therefore his
bibliography was composed for the first time. His journal of Yash Turkestan
published 117 number in Berlin in 1929-1938 has encyclopedic characteristics
for the culture and history of Turkestan for that time.

The book published in Turkish language contains three main chapters:

1. IN THE MOTHERLAND

1.1. His family and childhood
1.2. University years
1.3. The revolt of 1916
1.4. In the Russian State Duma
1.5. The Februrary Revolution
1.6. The Hokand Autonomy
1.7. Relations between Hokand and Alash Governments
1.8. Emigration

2. IN THE EMIGRATION

2.1. First days in Paris and relations with Russian democrats
2.2. The National Union of Turkestan
2.3. The League of Prométheé
2.4. Was Chokaev poisoned?
2.5. To people's hero from people's enemy

3. HIS PUBLICATIONS

3.1. Birlik Tuvi ? Ulug Turkistan (Tashkent)
3.2. Na Rubeja ? Shafak (Tiflis)
3.3. Yeni Turkistan (Istanbul)
3.4. Yash Turkistan (Berlin)
3.5. Chez les Soviets en Asie Centrale
3.6. Turkestan Pod Vlastyu Sovetov
3.7. Excerpts from memoirs of the years of 1917

CONCLUSION
SOURCES
PHOTOGRAPHS AND DOCUMENTS

Abdulvahap Kara
<kara_vahap(a)yahoo.com>

PUBLICATION- International Journal of Central Asian Studies, Vol. 7, 2002

Posted by: H. B. Paksoy <hb.paksoy(a)ttu.edu>
Posted: 22 Nov 2002


Volume 7, 2002 of the International Journal of Central Asian Studies (ISSN
1226-4490) has now been published.

Contents:

 * "Great Silk Road"
    K. Baipakov and L. Baipakova

 * "A Comparative Morphology of Altaic Languages - Deverbal Noun Suffixes"
    Han-Woo Choi

 * "Traditional Male and Female Uzbek Associations at the End of the XXth
    Century"
    Z. Zh. Arifkhanova and U.S. Abdullaev

 * "Formation of the Class of Middle Owners in the Uzbek Society at the End
    of 19th-Beginning of 20th Centuries"
    Nodira R. Mahkamova

 * "Irimlar insonni asrovchi vosita"
    Kim Byoung Il

 * "On the Margins of Amanullah Era in Afghanistan: The Shughnan Rebellion
    of 1925"
    Vladimir Boyko

 * "Bir Kore Halk Hikayesindeki Geyik Motifi Üzerine"
    Hyo-Joung Kim

 * "Ob istoriko-kul'turnom nasledii Kazakhstana"
    B. T. Tuyakbayeva

 * "The Ritual Uzbek Food"
    G. Sh. Zununova

 * "'Steregushchiye zoloto grify' Gerodota i arkheologicheskaya kul'tura
    drevnikh nomadov Kazakhskogo Altaya (po materialam berel'skikh kurganov)"
    Z. S. Samashev, G. S. Zhumabekova, and G. A. Bazarbayeva

 * "Turkic Historical and Cultural Complexes of Kazakhstan"
    Aiman Dossymbayeva

Edited by Choi Han-Woo
Institute of Asian Culture and Development

For more information, please contact:

C.P.O. Box 180
Seoul 100-601 Korea
Fax: 82-2-795-9141
E-mail: <iacd(a)chol.com>
Web: <www.iacd.or.kr>

ON-LINE PUBLICATION- Central Asia Mirror, October 2002 Issue Now On-line

Posted by: Tariq Saeedi <tariq(a)online.tm>
Posted: 19 Nov 2002

The October 2002 issue of Central Asia Mirror is on-line now. Besides
comprehensive news package about Turkmenistan, it contains insightful
articles about Caspian, Trans-Afghan Pipeline and other current issues.

You can see the ezine at:

<www.saeedi.4t.com>

Thanks,
Tariq Saeedi

PUBLICATION- Portraits of Afghanistan (in French)

Posted by: Pierre Centlivres <pierre.centlivres(a)lettres.unine.ch>
Posted: 18 Nov 2002


The following is a description (in French) of a new book by ethnologists
Pierre Centlivres and Micheline Centlivres-Demont.


PORTRAITS D'AFGHANISTAN

Pierre CENTLIVRES
Micheline CENTLIVRES-DEMONT

Et si on parlait d'un autre Afghanistan? Celui de la durée, de la vie
quotidienne, des villes et des campagnes au fil des jours.

Ethnologues, les auteurs ont travaillé avec leurs outils de terrain: le
carnet de notes et l'appareil photographique. Leur ouvrage est un portrait
à la plume, un récit en images... Pas un livre de photos donc, ni une
histoire illustrée, mais un ensemble de 100 photographies, chacune
intimement liée à un texte où le lecteur parcourt un pays inoubliable au
cours de longs hivers et d'été torrides et côtoie le peuple infiniment
varié des marchands et des paysans, des hommes et des femmes, des
fonctionnaires, des musiciens et des cavaliers, et où il prend part aux
travaux et aux jours des bazars et des villes, depuis les années où
régnait Zaher Shah jusqu'aux dernières années du siècle.

Le drame afghan est là, lui aussi, avec ses guerriers et ses ruines, avec
la lente, désespérante et tenace existence des réfugiés. Le dernier
chapitre explore l'axe du temps et retrouve les visages vieillis, après
tant d'années d'épreuves, d'anciens interlocuteurs familiers.

Pierre Centlivres, professeur honoraire et ancien directeur de l'Institut
d'ethnologie de l'Université de Neuchâtel (Suisse), a été conseiller au
Musée national afghan à Kaboul de 1964 à 1966.

Micheline Centlivres-Demont est ethnologue.

Tous deux ont effectué de longs séjours de recherche en Afghanistan entre
1966 et 1998.

Paris, Editions Adam Biro, 2002.  224 pages (101 photos)

PUBLICATION- Central Asia: A Gathering Storm?, edited by Boris Rumer

Posted by: Louise Decker <ldecker(a)mesharpe.com>
Posted: 16 Nov 2002


Central Asia: A Gathering Storm?

Edited by Boris Rumer, Harvard University, Davis Center for Russian and 
Eurasian Studies

This survey of political, economic, and social developments in Central Asia
offers geopolitical context, unparalleled coverage, and analytical depth to
our understanding of a region that can no longer be safely ignored.

Table of Contents:

Part I: Overview

1. Problems of Growth and Stability in Central Asia, Boris Rumer

Part II: Security

2. The Conflict in Afghanistan: Conditions, Problems, and Prospects, Sultan 
   Akimbekov

3. Regional Security in Central Asia: Military Aspects, Rustam Burnashev

Part III: Foreign Policy Framework

4. Central Asia Between Two Gravitational Poles: Russia and China,
   Konstantin Syroezhkin

5. Central Asia and Europe, Murat Laumulin

Part IV: Islam and Politics

6. The Central Asian Nexus: Islam and Politics, Evgenii Abdullaev

7. Islam and Uzbekistan: From the Struggle for "Religious Purity" to
   Political Activism, Bakhtiar Babadzhanov

Part V: Economics

8. Central Asia: Development Under Conditions of Globalization, Stanislav
   Zhukov

9. Challenges to Economic Policy in Central Asia: Is a Miracle Possible?
   Eshref Trushin and Eskender Trushin

About the Editor and Contributors, Index

September 2002. 432 pp. Tables, index. 
0-7656-0862-6 Hardcover $75.95
0-7656-0866-9 Paperback $29.95


TO ORDER, OR FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Louise Decker, Marketing Manager
M.E. Sharpe, Inc. 
80 Business Park Drive, Armonk, NY 10504

Tel: (914) 273-1800, x145 / Fax: (914) 273-2106
ldecker(a)mesharpe.com
or visit our website at: www.mesharpe.com

PUBLICATION- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, 6 November 2002 Issue on Web

Posted by: Svante Cornell <scornel4(a)jhu.edu>
Posted: 15 Nov 2002

The 6 November 2002 Issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, a
subscription free Web journal with over 133,000 visitors to the site
since January 2000 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 November 2002 issue of its biweekly Web-Journal,
The Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst.

The Institute also offers its readers the option of downloading The
Analyst in PDF format, enabling readers to view and print out the entire
issue of The Analyst at http://www.cacianalyst.org/Issue_ad.htm. The
html is, of course, available.

THE ANALYTICAL ARTICLES INCLUDE:

THE CHECHEN THEATER OF WAR
Stephen Blank
The lurid and tragic terrorist operation in Moscow and Russia's military
action to rescue the captives inside a theater sheds a disturbing light
upon the course of Russia's Chechen war.  This light shines equally upon
the Chechens and the Russian government and military, and it shows that
the implications of the Chechen operation and the Russian
counter-terrorist action must be viewed with concern.

PAKISTAN'S RELIGOUS PARTIES: A THREAT TO MUSHARRAF'S POLICIES?
Andrew Holden
The Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal, a coalition of six religious-oriented
political parties, made great advances in the Pakistani general
elections in early October. This has been widely seen as a reaction to
President General Musharraf's pro-American policy, and as testimony to a
growing religious wind in the country. Musharraf has even been blamed of
boosting the religious parties in order to portray himself as the
country's only possible saviour from radical Islam. However, this all
misreads the elections as well as Musharraf's policies and the
elections' implications for them.

TURKEY'S ELECTIONS: WHAT IMPACT FOR EURASIA?
Kemal Kaya
The November 3 parliamentary elections were tantamount to a political
earthquake in Turkey. All former government parties and the entire
opposition with the exception of the conservative AK Party failed to
enter parliament. The AK Party, on the other hand, achieved a decisive
and unparalleled victory, gaining a majority in the parliament. The
government that the AKP will form, as well as its foreign policy
decisions, will be monitored with great interest in the region and the
leading capitals of the world. Contrary to general belief, the party
leadership does not consider itself Islamist. How the election will
affect Turkey's bid for EU membership is another matter.

RUSSIA'S LIKELY ACQUIESCENCE ON IRAQ
Denis Trifonov
A deal on Iraq between the United States and Russia seems possible, as
there is a widespread perception in Moscow that Saddam's regime will not
last, and that at this stage only cooperation with the United States can
secure Russia's economic interests in post-war Iraq.  It remains to be
seen what the actual terms of such a deal will be, and whether Putin
will be able to moderate the pro-Iraqi attitudes of parts of the Russian
military and foreign affairs apparatus.


THE FIELD REPORTS INCLUDE:

EDUCATION WANES IN TURKMENISTAN
Although the Turkmen leadership talks of its 'gilded youth', education
is shrinking and deteriorating in the country. Higher education is
reduced to two years, and secondary limited to nine. Most alarmingly,
children lose months of education by picking cotton fields or preparing
for state holiday celebrations.

TERROR IN MOSCOW GAVE IMPETUS TO CLOSER AZERBAIJAN- RUSSIA RELATIONS
The Moscow hostage-taking affected relations between Azerbaijan and
Russia strongly, as Russian demands forced Baku to clamp down on Chechen
activities in the country, including closing down the Chechen
representation in Baku. However, Russia in turn closed down the
"Nagorno-Karabakh Republic's" representation in Moscow two days later.

UN SECRETARY-GENERAL VISITS TAJIKISTAN
On 21 October, continuing his tour of Central Asia, UN Secretary-General
Kofi Annan held talks with the President of Tajikistan, Imomali
Rakhmonov. In general, Annan and Rakhmonov discussed the post-conflict
rehabilitation and democratization of Tajikistan. There was also a
specific topic of the talks - countering drug trafficking.

CHECHEN REFUGEES IN KAZAKHSTAN
Kazakhstan remains one of the safest havens for thousands of refugees
fleeing the war in Chechnya. Is predominantly Muslim population has
invariably welcomed them as courageous freedom fighters. Will the recent
hostage taking perpetrated by Chechen rebels in the Moscow music hall
change this attitude? At any rate, Kazakhstan is tightening its
security.

The Analyst provides a rigorous, concise and nonpartisan forum where
specialists can assess issues and events in the Central Asia-Caucasus
region for a broad audience of business people, journalists, policy
makers, government officials, diplomats and academics.  The Analyst
seeks regional specialists, journalists, economists, and political
scientists to join its pool of authors who are then asked to contribute
short, timely, analytical articles, ca. 1000 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.

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PUBLICATION- Muslim Feminism and Feminist Movement, Volume on Central Asia

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Posted: 16 Nov 2002


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456 p. ISBN: 8187746440. vol. 2. Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South
Africa, Sudan, West Africa and Yugoslavia. xvi, 457-830 p. ISBN: 8187746459.
--CENTRAL ASIA in 1 vol.: Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakstan, Soviet
Central Asia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. viii, 416 p. ISBN: 8187746343.
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The sole objective of this book 'Muslim Feminism and Feminist Movement in
Central Asia' is to conduct an in-depth study of the origin and development
of Muslim feminism and feminist movement in Central Asian
countries--Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakstan, Soviet Central Asia,
Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. Here, we have presented 15 important articles
contributed by eminent scholars. The concept of feminism in Islam is of
recent development. All these articles basically deal with the nature and
motivation of feminist movement and its impact on the socio-political and
legal reforms in family law and the status of Central Asian women.

Contents

Preface

Afghanistan
 1. Women's Emancipation in Afghanistan
 2. Women Educating Women in Afghan Refugee Camp
 3. Pakhtun Women: Conflicts of Solidarity
 4. Gender Politics in Iran and Afghanistan

Azerbaijan
 5. Islamic Feminism and the Soviet Legacy of Modernisation
 6. Womanhood, Manhood and Azerbaijani

Kazakstan
 7. The Construction of Gender Roles in Kazak Society

Soviet Central Asia
 8. Muslim Feminism and Islamic Controlled Behaviour in Soviet Central Asia
 9. Feminist Movement and Economic Reforms in Soviet Central Asia
 10. Muslim Feminism and Nationalism: Crimea, Middle Volga and Caucasus

Tajikistan
 11. Tajikistani Feminist Ideology: Islam and Socialism
 12. The Movement for Feminist Identity in Post-Soviet Tajikistan

Uzbekistan
 13. Uzbek Women and the Formation of National Identity
 14. Women's Emancipation Movement in Uzbekistan
 15. Transitional Phase of Uzbekistani Women: Media Survey

Appendix
Bibliography
Index


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PUBLICATION- Vestnik Yevraziyi/Acta Eurasica Journal (in Russian)

Posted by: Sergei Panarin <sergpanar(a)mtu.ru>
Posted: 14 Nov 2002

 
Dear Colleagues,

I would like to bring to your attention the journal "Vestnik Yevrasiyi /
Acta Eurasica (in Russian).

"Acta Eurasica" is the academic journal about the historical and
contemporary life in the space of Eurasia which is, approximately,
corresponding to the space of the former Soviet Union. To inquire about
details, to subscribe, and / or to order some previous issues, you can
visit our home page: <http://www.eavest.ru>

or contact:

Sergei Panarin
Education, Research and
Publishing Center
"Acta Eurasica"
e-mail: <sergpanar(a)mtu.ru>

The following are some articles published in 2000 - 2002:

 * Marlene Laruelle. Repenser l'empire dans l'espace sovietique: l'ideologie
   eurasiste - 2000, no. 1 (8)

 * Vladimir Bobrovnikov. State and abreks or The culture of violence in the
   Caucasus - 2000, no. 1 (8)

 * Viktor Dyatlov. "The yellow threat": debates on Chinese migration in   pre-revolutionary Russia - 2000, no. 1 (8).

 * Sergei Panarin. Central Asia: post-Soviet political developments in the
   light of region's geography and history - 2000, no. 1 (8)

 * Grigorii Kosach. A muftiate in a region of post-Soviet Russia: the
   process of formation and evolution - 2000, no. 2 (9).

 * Wahabi's credo (published by Akhmet Yarlykapov) - 2000, no. 3 (10)

 * Yulia Pinigina. Minorities and authorities: striving for coexistence? (An
   experience of Jewish community in pre-revolutionary Irkutsk - 2000, no.
4 (11)

 * Vilya Gel'bras. How many Chinese are there in Russia? - 2001, no. 1(12)

 * Shokhrat Kadyrov. Turkmenistan: the presidential rule in a postcolonial
   clan society - 2001, no. 2 (13)

 * Michael Savva. Myths as tools of ideology or Banners of separatism raised
   in the Northern Caucasus - 2001, no. 3 (14)

 * Aislu Yunusova. "Great Imam" of the Far East: Mukhammed-Cabdulkhai
   Kurbangaliyev - 2001, no.4 (15)

 * Pavel Rykin. Creating Mongolian identity: the term 'Mongol' in times of
   Chinggis Khan - 2002, no.1(16)

 * Andrei Badmayev. Informal youth associations in Ulan-Ude - 2002, no. 1 (16)

 * Dany Savelli. Boris Pilniak: une figure essentielle des relations
   culturelle sovieto-japonaise (1926 - 1937) - 2002, no. 2 (17)

 * Sergei Savoskul. Population of Ukraine: ethnopolitical orientations and
   civil identities - 2002, no. 2 (17)20

 * Ivan Mitin. Town Olonets: an attempt at a complex geographical
   description - 2002, no. 3 (18)

 * Olimpiada Ivanova. Political correctness in Russia - 2000, no. 3 (18)

 * Andrei Romanov. Constructing of the 'rightist' strategy in the field of
   education: an experience of Russia in 1906 - 1914 - 2002, no. 3 (18)

PUBLICATION- "Contes Tchetchenes" [Chechen Tales] (in French)

Posted by: Philippe Frison <philippe.frison(a)coe.int>
Posted: 4 Nov 2002

 
The French publishers Fayard (Paris) just published a collection of "Chechen 
Tales" (in French), prepared and translated by Philippe Frison, in
collaboration with 
Bernard Outtier, a researcher at the French Center for Scientific Research 
(CNRS).

The book, with 198 pages, illustrations by Sandrine Chambery, a map of 
Chechnya, would certainly be an ideal present for Christmas and New Year 
celebrations (ISBN 2 213 61433 4). Price: 17 euros (in France).

It has 5 parts: mythology, a cycle on Narts, love stories, invented stories, 
and anecdotes on Mollah Nessart (Nasreddin).

More than the half of the translation fees will be paid back to an NGO 
working for Chechen refugees.

>From the back cover:

"Who created the moon and the stars in the sky? Is it enough to be a strong 
and bold hero like the Nart Soska Solsa to be the most clever? Where can 
Chingaz, the most beautiful young lady in Caucasus be found? Why Chechens 
are more shrewd and bold than invader Tamerlane, who was scared by their 
deep forests?

Here are wonderful stories, where imagination competes with bravery, where 
heroes, fabulous or human, show courage, endurance, faithfulness, 
generosity, shrewdness and craftiness to overcome ordeals of life in the 
shadow of the Kazbek Mountain.

Throughout these tales, you'll discover the Chechen people, its rich culture 
and traditions, its cheerfulness, and its love for freedom, which led 
Russian officers who were sent there in the 19th century to conquer this 
country to say that "Chechens are the French of Caucasus".

PUBLICATION- Caspian Borders and Brethren, Brenda Shaffer

Posted by: Caspian Studies Program - Harvard KSG <caspian(a)ksglist.harvard.edu>
Posted: 1 Nov 2002

 
MIT Press recently published Caspian Studies Program Research Director
Brenda Shaffer's Borders and Brethren: Iran and the Challenge of
Azerbaijani Identity. This book is available on line at amazon.com and
mitpress.mit.edu.

Here is a synopsis of Borders and Brethren:

The Azerbaijani people have been divided between Iran and the former Soviet
republic of Azerbaijan for more than 150 years, yet they have retained
their ethnic identity. The collapse of the Soviet Union and the emergence
of an independent Azerbaijan have only served to reinforce their collective
identity.

In Borders and Brethren, Brenda Shaffer examines trends in Azerbaijani
collective identity from the period of the Islamic Revolution in Iran
through the Soviet breakup and the beginnings of the Republic of Azerbaijan
(1979-2000). Challenging the mainstream view in contemporary Iranian
studies, Shaffer argues that a distinctive Azerbaijani identity exists in
Iran and that Azerbaijani ethnicity must be a part of studies of Iranian
society and assessments of regime stability in Iran.

Shaffer analyzes how Azerbaijanis have maintained their identity and how
that identity has assumed different forms in the former Soviet Union and
Iran. In addition to contributing to the study of ethnic identity, the book
reveals the dilemmas of ethnic politics in Iran.

PUBLICATION- CER Policy Paper Discussion

Posted by: Center for Economic Research <pr-assistant(a)cer.uz>
Posted: 28 Oct 2002

  
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
October 28, 2002

Center for Economic Research (CER, Uzbekistan) initiated a research on
anti-inflation policy in Uzbekistan with an aim of preparing policy
recommendations to the Government in this area. The first internal
discussion of a draft of policy paper entitled Anti-inflation policy under
the conditions of liberalization of economy is scheduled to be held in CER
on October 31, 2002. At this meeting CER Research Team that is composed of
representatives of key governmental agencies involved in development of
economic policy and representatives of civil society intends to hold an
exchange of ideas and opinions on the structure of the policy paper and its
concept.

The main goal of the paper is to reveal defects and imperfections in
existing methods and to determine effective methods (both monetary and
non-monetary) of anti-inflation policy under the conditions of
liberalization of economy. Macroeconomic disproportions, ineffective ways of
adoption of investment and foreign economic decisions, lack of coordination
of monetary, fiscal and exchange rate policies, and direct intervention of
state to economy affairs are being considered as causes of inflation in
Uzbekistan, as well as in other CIS countries. The policy paper will analyze
such causes of inflation as structural market problems, state
price-formation policy, tax burden, instability of banking system as well as
impact of external factors (fluctuations in world prices, financial crisis)
and propose more effective monetary methods of anti-inflation policy that
would include the use of indirect instruments of monetary and credit policy,
reduction of financing of budget deficit, quasi-fiscal expenditures,
liberalization of cash circulation and increased independence of the Central
Bank (monetary methods) as well as non-monetary ones conduction of
structural policy and rationalization of investments with an aim of
elimination of structural disproportions and creation of competitive
environment, reform of tax policy aimed at alleviating tax burden etc.

CER is a leading thank-tank institution in Uzbekistan. It aims at creation
of environment that promotes open, qualitative and constructive dialogue in
order to facilitate enhancement of capacity of the Government of Uzbekistan
and formation of nation-wide consensus on development issues.

Comments on research theme could be sent to CER Forum or directed to
Mrs.Komuna Djuraeva, CER Research Coordinator, <komuna(a)cer.uz>. Additional
information can be found on CER websites: <www.cer.uz> or <www.review.uz>

PUBLICATION- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, 23 October 2002 Issue on Web

Posted by: Svante Cornell <svante.cornell(a)pcr.uu.se>
Posted: 28 Oct 2002
 

The 23 October 2002 Issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, a subscription
free Web journal with over 130,000 visitors to the site since January 2000 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 October 2002 issue of its biweekly Web-Journal, The Central 
Asia-Caucasus Analyst.

The Institute also offers its readers the option of downloading The Analyst in
PDF format, enabling readers to view and print out the entire issue of The
Analyst at <http://www.cacianalyst.org/Issue_ad.htm>. The html version will, of
course, remain available.

THE ANALYTICAL ARTICLES INCLUDE:

AZERBAIJAN TAKING TENTATIVE STEPS TOWARD DIVERSIFYING ECONOMY
Peter Laurens
This autumn, an international consortium of oil companies finally broke ground
for the much-heralded Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline.  Azerbaijan
nevertheless remains vulnerable to the so-called "Dutch disease," in which the
export of one favored commodity crowds out development of other economic
sectors. To attract and lock in long-term investment in the non-oil sectors,
Azerbaijan has in its favor a relatively strong, centralized government with a
responsible budgetary policy, and the support of highly influential Western
multilateral aid agencies, which are committed towards pushing diversification
of the country's economy.  But the low purchasing power of the local
population and serious perceptions of corruption, as well as the potential for
social unrest, are obstacles.

DEBATE OVER FEDERALISM CONTINUES IN AFGHANISTAN
James Purcell Smith
For decades, if not longer, various Afghan ethnic groups have been used
against each other by much more powerful neighbors. This first resulted in a
bloody civil war among Afghans for power in Kabul, and later for expanding
control to the provinces. Now that the U.S.-led anti-terrorist operation and
broad international attention has generated new hopes for a peaceful and
stable Afghanistan, the debate over whether it should adopt a federal
structure or remain a unitary state has gained importance.

AMERICAN MILITARY PRESENCE IN CENTRAL ASIA ANTAGONIZES RUSSIA
Hooman Peimani
When American forces were first deployed in Central Asia in October,
Washington stated they were there for a limited purpose and would be withdrawn
once the mission was completed. The deployment was not welcomed by Russia,
China and Iran, though Russia chose not to oppose it. Since then, the U.S.
build-up in the region has been out of proportion with the stated intention.
Most recently, leading American representatives have publicly stated that the
presence in Central Asia would not only be long-term but expand. This is
likely to lead to a worsening of American relations with regional powers,
including Russia.

U.S. INVOLVEMENT IN CAUCASIAN SECURITY ARCHITECTURE GROWS
Jaba Devdariani and Blanka Hancilova
An October 7 meeting between Georgian president Eduard Shevardnadze and his
Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin defused Russia's drive for military action
in Georgia, but brought no breakthrough in bilateral relations. After Putin's
September 11 ultimatum to Georgia, Georgian confidence in Russia will be
difficult to restore.  The unprecedented tensions between the two countries
have clearly stressed the need for more profound international involvement in
the security architecture of the South Caucasus. While unveiling its new
security doctrine, the Bush administration seems willing to address some
gaping security voids of Georgia to mitigate threats to oil projects and the
escalation of regional conflicts.

THE FIELD REPORTS INCLUDE:

POLITICAL TWISTS OF KAZAKH OIL BOOM
The thriving oil industry has provided a sturdy base to eliminate some of the
economic and social woes in Kazakhstan. Foreign investment is flowing in, key
sectors of the national economy show signs of steady growth. This image of
prosperity cannot disguise serious controversies partly generated by
inconsistent oil policy of Kazakhstan.

DRUGS, HIV, AND POVERTY: A DEADLY COMBINATION
According to experts, all of the Central Asian region, including Kyrgyzstan,
is currently experiencing a destructive influence of drug trade, the drug
flows mainly originating from Afghanistan with subsequent illicit distribution
and trafficking in the countries of Central Asia, CIS, Europe and America. If
in 1992 only 5 kg of opium was seized in Kyrgyzstan, this figure has reached
469 kg in 2001.

CASPIAN SEA: NEW LINE-UP OF FORCESThe recent agreement on the division of the Caspian seabed between Azerbaijan
and Russia seems to indicate that the Caspian sea status issue is being
gradually resolved through bilateral agreements. Although Iran protested the
agreement, it is now a fact that the northern and central Caspian has a
functioning legal basis for operations.

POVERTY, STREET CHILDREN AND THE FUTURE OF KYRGYZSTAN
Since establishing independence from the former Soviet Union, Kyrgyzstan has
faced many severe hardships, which brought the disaster of poverty for many
citizens. In particular, the problem of homeless people and street children is
increasing in the country.

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. 900-1000 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: scornell(a)jhu.edu and suggest some topics on which you would like to write.
Please remember that The Analyst does not accept double submissions.

Dr. Svante E. Cornell, 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
E-mail: <scornell(a)jhu.edu>

PUBLICATION- Bulletin of the Asia Institute, Vol. 13

Posted by: Bulletin of the Asia Institute <bai34(a)aol.com>
Posted: 27 Oct 2002

 
Dear Colleague,

BULLETIN OF THE ASIA INSTITUTE 13 may be of interest. This volume contains
222 pages and many illustrations, printed on 80 lb. paper and hard bound. The
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BULLETIN OF THE ASIA INSTITUTE 13 (publication November 4, 2002)
"A Stone Inscription in Central Asian Gandhari from Endere (Xinjiang)"
Richard Salomon

"An Inscribed Seal of Indravarma, King of Avaca"
Richard Salomon, Pierfrancesco Callieri, and Simon Schmitt

"Elamite Ula, Akkadian Ulaya, and Greek Choaspes: A Solution to the Eulaios
Problem"
Daniel T. Potts

"Some Further Thoughts on the Bisitun Monument and the Genesis of the Old
Persian Cuneiform Script"
Philip Huyse

"The Beginning of Sasanian Coinage"
Michael Alram

"The Coinage of Queen Boran and Its Significance for Late Sasanian
Imperial Ideology"
Touraj Daryaee

"Sa'ida-ye Gilani and the Iranian Style Jades of Hindustan"
A. S. Melikian-Chirvani

"Some 12th Century Iranian Wine Ewers and Their Poems"
Abdullah Ghouchani

"Recent Khotanese Ghostwords"
P. O. Skjaervo

"Methodological Questions in Old Persian and Parthian Epigraphy"
P. O. Skjaervo

Reviews

Bunker et al., Ancient Bronzes of the Eastern Eurasian Steppes from the
Arthur M. Sackler Collections (Nicola Di Cosmo)

Boucharlat, Curtis, and Haerinck, eds., Neo-Assyrian, Median, Achaemenian
and Other Studies in Honor of David Stronach. Iranica Antiqua, vols. 23 and
24 (Carol Altman Bromberg)

Wiesehöfer, ed., Das Partherreich und seine Zeugnisse/The Arsacid Empire:
Sources and Documentation (Carol Altman Bromberg)

Invernizzi, Scultura di metallo da Nisa: Cultural greca et cultura iranica
in Parthia (Carol Altman Bromberg)

Bivar, The Personalities of Mithra in Archaeology and Literature (Mark B. 
Garrison)

Bandini-König et al., Die Felsbildstation Hodar (Jason Neelis)

Humbach and Ichaporia, Zamyad Yasht. Yasht 19 of the Younger Avesta. Text,
Translation, Commentary (Prods Oktor Skjaervo)

Schmitt, Selected Onomastic Writings (Prods Oktor Skjaervo)

Weber, ed., Iranian Manichaean Turfan Texts in Publications Since 1934. 
Photo edition (Y. Yoshida)

Sims-Williams, ed., Proceedings of the Third European Conference of Iranian
Studies held in Cambridge, 11th to 15th September 1995. Part 1, Old and
Middle Iranian Studies (Hiroshi Kumamoto)

Collon, ed., 7000 Years of Seals (Judith Lerner)

Wang, ed., Handbook to the Stein Collections in the UK (Carol Altman
Bromberg, with a note on "The Stein Khotanese Collection" by Prods Oktor
Skjaervo)

PUBLICATION- Society and Politics in Tajikistan in the Aftermath of the Civil War

Posted by: Suchandana Chatterjee <suchandanachatterjee(a)hotmail.com>
Posted: 25 Oct 2002

 
Society and Politics in Tajikistan in the Aftermath of the Civil War
by Suchandana Chatterjee

Published for Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies,
Kolkata, India by Hope India Publications (Haryana, India) and Greenwich
Millenium Press Ltd. (London, UK).
2002, 180 pages.

ISBN 81-7871-019-6, Hardback. [e-mail: hope_india(a)indiatimes.com.]

Society and Politics in Tajikistan in the Aftermath of the Civil War
analyses the character of 'transformation' in Tajikistan in the wake of the
Civil War of 1992. The study shows how despite 'state breakdown' there is an
image of stability within the republic. What is significant is the will to
survive, reflected among the people of Gorno-Badakhshan.

It is this aspect of human survival and difficulties encountered by various
'social categories' (e.g. refugees and women) that this study is primarily
concerned with. It also highlights various myths that tend to subsume local
histories of Garm and Gorno-Badakhshan.

The study also raises the question whether the Afghan situation has any
relevance for the internal politics of Tajikistan.

Table of Contents:

 * Introduction

 * Chapter One: The Image of the Tajik Nation

 * Chapter Two: Cracks Within: The Paranoia of Mahalgaroi

 * Chapter Three: Triumph and Despair: The Shaping of Public Opinion

 * Chapter Four: Chaos and Order: Case Studies of Garm and Gorno-Badakhshan

 * Chapter Five: The Afghan Connection?

 * Conclusion

 * Bibliography

 * Index

 * Map of Tajikistan

For all enquiries, please contact Hope India Publications
(hope_india(a)indiatimes.com) or The Director, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad
Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata (e-mail: makaias(a)cal.vsnl.net.in)

PUBLICATION- Secession, History and the Social Sciences, B. Coppieters & M. Huysseune

Posted by: Bruno Coppieters <bcoppiet(a)vub.ac.be>
Posted: 24 Oct 2002

 
Secession, History and the Social Sciences
Edited by Bruno Coppieters and Michel Huysseune
Brussels, VUB Brussels University Press, 2002
ISBN 90 5487 312 4

All chapters and ordering information can be downloaded from<http://poli.vub.ac.be/publi/>

The contributions to this book analyse processes of secession in terms of
the complex relations between political action and scientific knowledge. In
secessionist crises, opposing concepts of nation-building clash, as do
divergent interpretations of society and history. The book compares the
intellectual responses given to the question of secession according to
differing national contexts.

Contents:

 * Bruno Coppieters and Michel Huysseune, Preface
 * Bruno Coppieters, Ivan M. Myhul and Michel Huysseune, Introduction

1) Ivan M. Myhul, Ukrainian Social Knowledge and Secession
2) Alexei Zverev, 'The Patience of a Nation is Measured in Centuries'.
    National Revival in Tatarstan and Historiography
3) Bruno Coppieters, In Defence of the Homeland: Intellectuals and the
    Georgian-Abkhazian Conflict
4) Moshe Gammer, Nationalism and History: Rewriting the Chechen National Past
5) Robert Stallaerts, The Disintegration of the Yugoslav Intellectual Community
6) Ronald Rudin, Bargaining from Strength: Historical Writing and Political
    Autonomy in Late-Twentieth-Century Quebec
7) Louis Vos, Reconstructions of the Past in Belgium and Flanders
8) Michel Huysseune, Imagined Geographies: Political and Scientific
    Discourses on Italy's North-South Divide
9) Xiaokun Song, Intellectual Discourses in the Taiwan Independence Movement
10) Raphael Chijioke Njoku, An Endless Cycle of Secessionism. Intellectuals
     and Separatist Movements in Nigeria

 * Michel Huysseune and Bruno Coppieters, Conclusion
 * Notes on Contributors
 * Index

PUBLICATION- Nadir Devlet, Empires in Eurasia from Chingiz Khan to 20th Century

Posted by: Emine Gürsoy-Naskali <naskali(a)turk.net>
Posted: 23 Oct 2002

 
Nadir Devlet, Empires in Eurasia from Chingiz Khan to 20th Century 
(Istanbul: Yeditepe University, 2002), xv+106 pp.

Contents:

Introduction

1. The Land and the People
   What is Central Asia?
   Where Central Asia is Located?
   The Nomadic World
   Peoples of Central Asia
   The Spread of Islam

2. The Empire of Chingiz Khan
   Chingiz Khan and the Mongols
   Chingiz Khan
   The Khwarizmshah State and the Mongols
   The Last Years of Chingiz Khan
   Social Life in the Mongol Empire

3. Successors of Chingiz Khan
   Kubilai (Yuan) Empire of China
   Chagatai Khanate of Turkestan
   Ilkhanids of Persia
   The State of Golden Horde (Altyn Orda)

4. Successors of Golden Horde
   Kazan Khanate (1437-1552)
   Astrakhan Khanate (1466-1556)
   Crimean Khanate (1443-1783)

5. The Empire of Timur
   Timur (The Man of Iron) (1336-1405)
   Timur and the Timurids

6. The Last Chingizids in Central Asia
   Khanate of Bukhara (1599-1920)
   Khanate of Khiva (1512-1920)
   Khanate of Kokand (1710-1876)
7. Eurasia and the Russian Empire
   Changing Situation of Central Asia
   Russian Empire
   The Russian Advance into Caucasia (1783-1828)
   The Russian Advance into the Kazak Steppes (1731-1844)
   The Russian Advance into the Central Asia (Turkestan) (1847-1884)

Bibliography

>From the Preface

This is a textbook, and could be used also as a teachers manual, on
Eurasian history beginning from the great conqueror Chingiz Khan to 20th
century. Today this huge territory, which was united by Chingiz Khan in
13th century, became again important, especially after dissolution of the
Soviet Union at the end of 1991 and military interference of the U.S. to
Afghanistan in 2002. Not just neighboring countries like Russian Federation
and Peoples Republic of China, but also powers of far distance like the
U.S., Great Britain, Germany and Turkey are showing their interest, because
of the regions rich resources and different other reasons.

The book does not have many details in order not to confuse students or
ordinary readers, but its aim is to give a clear-cut picture of the past.
Without knowing the past to understand contemporary situation is difficult.
Indigenous people of territory, after the collapse of the Soviet Union,
started to search for their forbidden history and found out that they could
be proud of their past. In short to understand Eurasia or more correctly
Central Asia-, which is our main topic-, we must understand their people
and their past.

About the Author

Prof. Dr. Nadir Devlet is a professor of Turkic/Turkish social, political
and cultural history, who is specialized on Turkic peoples of 20th century
in Russia and Central Asia. He makes research and lectures also on
international relations topics. This work Empires in Eurasia is his 14th
published book and written as a textbook. Prof. Devlet has also many
articles published mainly in Turkish, but also in English, Tatar and
Russian. He is currently the chairman of Department of History at Yeditepe
University.

PUBLICATION- Making Connections between People & Bureaucracy in Turkey, C. Alexander

Posted by: Catherine Alexander <starky_33(a)YAHOO.CO.UK>
Posted: 17 Oct 2002

 
Announcing the publication of a new book:

Personal States: Making Connections between People and Bureaucracy in
Turkey

By Catherine Alexander

Questions of the nature of the contemporary state and its role are 
profoundly important not only in the Middle East, where Personal States is 
set, but also in the newly independent states of the former Soviet Union, 
and beyond. Unusually, this anthropology of the Turkish state charts how 
people, both within and outside the state bureaucracy, attempt to 
personalize the impersonality of the state. Based on a detailed study of 
the nationalized Turkish Sugar Corporation, understandings of the state are 
considered from the highest echelons of the state bureaucracy to farming 
villages. The narratives and metaphors used in these constructions draw on 
resources close to hand such as the material organization of state factory 
compounds, state personnel encountered in the course of everyday life and 
the images of the family structure. For officials, 'the state' often 
becomes other institutions and Ministries with whim they have little 
contact. The continuous process of striving to make connections occurs at 
all levels of the Sugar Corporation and between farmers and factory engineers.

This elegant, nuanced ethnography of modernity will cause scholars of state 
institutions across a broad range of disciplines radically to rethink what 
'the state' actually is, and relations that it, thus taking understandings 
of the state to an entirely new level.

Table of Contents:

1) Introduction
2) Histories: Time and the Self
3) Sugar
4) The State: The View from Elsewhere
5) The State: The View from Within
6) The Factory: Fabricating the State
7) Village Brokering
8) The Sugar Contract
9) The Practice of Contracts
10) Talking about Privatization

Catherine Alexander is a Lecturer in Social Anthropology in Goldsmiths 
College, University of London

Oxford Studies in Social and Cultural Anthropology

US
July 2002 282 pages
ISBN 0-19-925179-7 - Cloth $74.00

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PUBLICATION- The Turks (English Edition)

Posted by: Kevin Brook <kbrook(a)pi.pair.com>
Posted: 15 Oct 2002

 
Publication:
THE TURKS (English language edition)
Edited by Hasan Celal Güzel, C. Cem Oguz, and Osman Karatay
Published by Yeni Tu"rkiye Research & Publishing Center
Hardcover, 6 volumes, 6000 pages, ISBN 975-6782-55-2 (set)

"The Turks" is a reference work for researchers of Turkic nations, regions, 
and peoples, past and present.  It contains 467 articles from noted 
international scholars of Turkology dealing with such themes as ethnic 
origins, political formations, linguistics, literature, calligraphy, music, 
religious beliefs, trading activities, and relations with neighboring 
peoples and countries.  The entries are accompanied by extensive endnotes, 
bibliographic references, and thousands of visual materials (including 
photographs, illustrations, and maps).

Here is a sampling of articles pertinent to the study of Central Eurasia:
 * The Ancient Cultures of Central Asia and the Relations with the
   Chinese Civilizations
 * Western Turk Rule of Turkestan's Oases in the Sixth through Eighth
   Centuries
 * The Uighur Empire (744-840)
 * The Silk Road and Its Importance in History
 * The Khorezm Shah State
 * Western Images of Central Asia (c. 1200-1800)
 * Kazakh Language and the New Language Policy in the 1990s
 * The Nomadic Kazakhs of Western Mongolia
 * The Art of War and Weapons of Turkmens
 * Getting Together, Getting Apart: Migration and Demographic Changes in
   Independent Uzbekistan

Volume 1: The Early Ages
Volume 2: Middle Ages
Volumes 3 & 4: The Ottomans
Volume 5: Turkey
Volume 6: Turkish World

Price for the complete set: $540 (U.S.) plus shipping & handling.

Library and institutional orders are welcome.  Pre-payment is not necessary. 
Please send your purchase request to <turks(a)khazaria.com> or mail to: The 
Turks, 4 Cannondale Drive, Danbury, CT 06810-7912 U.S.A. Questions about 
"The Turks" are also invited.  The complete table of contents can be emailed 
upon request. 

PUBLICATION- Civil Society in the Muslim World: Contemporary Perspectives

Posted by: Amyn Sajoo <amyn_sajoo(a)hotmail.com>
Posted: 11 Oct 2002

 
Edited by Amyn B. Sajoo

London & New York: I.B. Tauris, with The Institute of Ismaili Studies 
(London) October 2002 £25.00 ISBN: 1-86064-858-4

Well before the events of September 11, 2001, the global discourse on civil 
society - in its varied imaginings and practices - had caught the attention 
of citizens and communities across the Muslim world. From Indonesia, 
Pakistan, Tajikistan and Iran to Turkey, Egypt and the Maghreb, the clamour 
for human rights, pluralism and gender equity were at the forefront of the 
wider quest for accountable governance and participatory politics. The 
communalisms of old that dominated the public and private spheres were no 
longer tenable, even if the appeal for 'religious' solidarity continued to 
command respect - a trend reinforced by perspectives from the growing Muslim 
diasporas in the West. A fresh urgency attends those pursuits today: 
patterns of political violence, and some of the responses to them, threaten 
to undermine the ethical legacy of Muslim civilizations and its role in the 
emergence of a civic culture tied to the rule of law and individual dignity. 

For some, recent trends merely confirm the sentiment that civil society is a 
Western, secular idea with no relevance to contexts where religion and 
tradition are deeply woven into the fabric of everyday life. Others argue 
that civil society has always resonated with key Islamic values, and can be 
renewed and enriched by the energies that feed the quest for modern, 
democratic citizenship. This landmark survey of social and intellectual 
trends challenges many of the facile claims that abound in mainstream media 
as well as scholarly accounts. With contributions by Shirin Akiner, Olivier 
Roy, Ziba Mir-Hosseini, Tair Faradov, Mohammed Arkoun, Aziz Esmail, Abdou 
Filali-Ansary, Ersin Kalaycioglu, Iftikhar Malik and Amyn B. Sajoo, Civil 
Society in the Muslim World will appeal not only to scholars of contemporary 
culture, politics and religion, but to all those interested in the unfolding 
of civic modernities in the new millennium.

Dr. Amyn B. Sajoo was educated at King's College London and McGill 
University, Montreal. He has served as an advisor with the Canadian Human 
Rights Commission as well as the federal Department of Justice in Ottawa, as 
a Research Fellow at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) in 
Singapore and, more recently, as a Visiting Research Fellow at The Institute 
of Ismaili Studies, London. He is the author of Pluralism in Old Societies 
and New States, and of numerous articles on international and intercultural 
affairs.

To Order: I.B.Tauris, 6 Salem Rd., London W2 4BU UK Tel: 44 (0) 20 7 243 
1225 Fax: 01727 856398 {www.ibtauris.com}; or The Institute of Ismaili 
Studies, 42-44 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1W 0EB UK {www.iis.ac.uk , 
e-mail: darp(a)iis.ac.uk}. 


Contents

Introduction: Civic Quests and Bequests
   Amyn B. Sajoo

1. Locating Civil Society in Islamic Contexts
   Mohammed Arkoun

2. Self, Society, Civility and Islam
   Aziz Esmail

3. Debating Women: Gender and the Public Sphere in Post-Revolutionary Iran
   Ziba Mir-Hosseini

4. Soviet Legacies and Western Aid Imperatives in the New Central Asia
   Olivier Roy

5. Prospects for Civil Society in Tajikistan
   Shirin Akiner

6. Religiosity and Civic Culture in Post-Soviet Azerbaijan: A Sociological 
   Perspective
   Tair Faradov

7. Ethics in the Civitas
   Amyn B. Sajoo

8. State and Civil Society in Turkey: Democracy, Development and Protest
   Ersin Kalaycioglu

9. Between Identity-Politics and Authoritarianism in Pakistan
   Iftikhar H. Malik

10. State, Society and Creed: Reflections on the Maghreb
   Abdou Filali-Ansary

Bibliography
Index

JOURNAL/CFP- Central Asia and Culture of Peace

Posted by: Kyrygz National Commission of UNESCO <natcomunesco(a)intranet.kg>
Posted: 11 Oct 2002

 
Dear Colleagues:

The scientific-educational journal "Central Asia and Culture of Peace" has 
been published since 1997 by the Central Asian Conflict Prevention Center, 
non-governmental organization, located in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan invites you to 
cooperation.

International Editing Board:
Chairman: Chingiz Aitmatov (Kyrgyzstan), Helen Carrere d'Encausse (France),
Radjmohan Gandhi (India), Federico Mayor (Spain), Vladimir Lomeiko (Russia),
Valery Tishkov (Russia), Mukhtar Shahanov (Kazakhstan), In Suk Cha (Korea), 
Adyl Yakubov (Uzbekistan)

Editor-in-Chief: A. Toktosunova
Executive Editor: K. Moldobaev

The Journal focuses on socio-political issues in Kyrgyzstan and Central 
Asia, peace studies and conflict prevention. It provides a forum for the 
discussion of key regional issues at these times of transition and seeks to 
promote democracy, tolerance and culture of peace in new independent states 
of Central Asia. The Journal is focused on urgent problems of development of 
the region and issues of spiritual life, culture, history of the nations of 
Central Asia.

At the same time the journal is not for a narrow circle of readers, it is 
designed for a wide auditorium of readers from various groups of 
intelligentsia. The structure of the journal includes scientific part and 
educational part. Credo of the journal is: objectiveness, high level 
argumentation, pluralism, informativeness and good contents.

The journal has not yet honorarium funds.

Since its inception in April 1997, thirteen numbers of the journal have been 
published. The first issue was devoted to the problems of tolerance, 
conflict prevention, dual issue No. 2-3 was devoted to the materials of the 
lssyk-Kul Forum-97 - the Forum of world intellectual elite. The issue No. 4 
was focused on the topic "Integrational processes in Central Asia", issue 
No. 5-6 was focused on the topic "Understanding of economic transition in 
Central Asia", issue No. 7 of the journal was dedicated to the materials of 
the UNESCO International Forum "Culture and Religion in Central Asia". Issue 
No. 8-9 was focused on the problems of two processes ongoing today in 
post-Soviet Central Asia": formation of a truly civil society and revival of 
religion. Central topic of issues No. 8-9 of the journal was "Civil Society 
and Religion". Central topic of issue No. 10-11 devoted to the 3000th 
anniversary of Osh and International Colloquium "Intercultural, Inter- 
ethnic, Inter-religious Dialogue". Issue No. 12-13 was dedicated to the 
following problems: 1. Central Asia as a region of interaction of cultures, 
religions and civilizations; 2. Dialogue of religious confessions: pro and con; 3. Religions in Central Asia; 4. Intercultural dialogue: new approaches 
and eternal truths; And Final document of the UNESCO International Round 
Table "Intercultural and Interreligious Dialogue as a part of Dialogue among 
Civilizations" (25-26 June 2001 Bishkek)

The journal has its own website: http://www.freenet.kg/jornal/main.html

On this site we have two numbers of the journal and we are now working on 
other issues for inclusion on the website.

The next number will be devoted to the following themes:

 * Development of ethnic cultures in Central Asia;
 * Problems of international terrorism;
 * Reform of education;
 * Intercultural and interreligious dialogue;
 * Integration and regional identity.


NOTES FOR CONTRIBUTORS
Articles submitted to the Editorial Board should cover the journal's subject 
area, be signed by the author (co-authors) with forename and surname, 
scientific degree, affiliation and position held, telephone and fax numbers, 
e-mail, postal address.

The article must be typed (in Russian or English) in two copies (preferably 
on a diskette), not exceed 14 typed pages and (if necessary) be accompanied 
by illustrations and captions to them.

Author should give sources of facts, figures and quotations used in the text.

The author is responsible for ensuring authenticity of the data, facts, 
quotations, proper names, geographical names and other information made use 
of in the article as well as for the data not subject to open publication.

The Editorial Board may publish articles for discussion, not obligatory 
sharing the author's views. Manuscripts are neither returned nor reviewed.


Contact address: 54, Erkindik Ave. 720050, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Tel/fax: (996 312) 22 33 80; 22 66 05; tel: 22 09 36, 66 47 72
E-mail: kubat_m(a)as.kyrnet.kg, kubat(a)freenet.kg

PUBLICATION- Mongolia in the 20th Century, Stephen Kotkin and Bruce Elleman, Eds.

Posted by: Louise Decker <ldecker(a)mesharpe.com>
Posted: 9 Oct 2002

 
Available from M.E. Sharpe:

Mongolia in the 20th Century: Landlocked Cosmopolitan

Edited by Stephen Kotkin and Bruce Elleman

The remote vastness of Mongolia has always been a mystery to most Westerners
-- no less so in the twentieth century. Homeland of the legendary conqueror
Chingiz Khan, in modern times Mongolia itself has been the object of
imperial rivalry. For most of the twentieth century it was under Soviet
domination.

Mikhail Gorbachev began the withdrawal of Soviet troops from Mongolia in
1989, a process completed in 1992. By 1996 a coalition of opposition parties
triumphed in national elections, and Mongolia launched itself on a new
course. It is perhaps the most intriguing of the post-communist "transition"
societies.

This volume examines Mongol history over the past century, embracing not
only Mongolia proper but also Mongol communities in Russia and China. The
contributions, based on new archival research and the latest fieldwork, are
by the world's top experts--including four authors from Mongolia and others
from Japan, Russia, Taiwan, Great Britain, and the United States. Stephen
Kotkin's introductory chapter is a masterful overview of Mongol studies. The
essays in Part I examine Sino-Russian competition over Outer Mongolia. Part
II looks at international diplomacy in Mongolia, including the role of
Japan. Part III focuses on contemporary issues ranging from economic and
cultural change to emergent elites. A concluding essay surveys Mongolian
foreign policy.

Contents:

Preface, Christopher P. Atwood

Introduction. In Search of the Mongols and Mongolia: A Multinational
Odyssey, Stephen Kotkin

I. Sino-Russian Competition over Outer Mongolia

 * China's "New Administration" in Mongolia, Lan Meihua

 * Russian Merchants in Mongolia: The 1910 Moscow Trade Expedition,
   Elizabeth Endicott

 * Russian Diplomats and Mongol Independence, 1911-1915, Nakami Tatsuo

 * The Buriat Alphabet of Agvan Dorzhiev, Yeshen-Khorlo Dugarova -Montgomery
   and Robert Montgomery

II. International Diplomacy Concerning Outer Mongolia

 * Aspects of Soviet-Mongolian Relations, 1929-1939, Elena Boikova

 * The Final Consolidation of the USSR's Sphere of Interest in Outer
   Mongolia, Bruce A. Elleman

 * Sino-Soviet Diplomacy and the Second Partition of Mongolia, 1945 -1946,
   Christopher P. Atwood

 * Mongolia and Japan in 1945-1995: A Half Century Reconsidered, Ts. Batbayar

III. Mongolia Today

 * A Survey of the Mongols in Present-Day China: Perspectives on Demography
   and Culture Change, A. Hurelbaatar

 * Mobility, Technology, and Decollectivization of Pastoralism in Mongolia,
   David Sneath

 * The Eight-hundredth Anniversary of Chingis Khan: The Revival and
   Suppression of Mongolian National   Consciousness, J. Boldbaatar

 * Nationalism, Elites, and Mongolia's Rapid Transformation, Tom Ginsburg

Epilogue. Mongolia's Foreign Policy Revisited: Relations with Russia and the
PRC into the 1990s, G. Tumurchulunn

2000. 336 pages. Index, photographs, maps, appendixes, bibliography, index.

0-7656-0535-X Hardcover $78.95 / 0-7656-0536-8 Paperback $29.95

PUBLICATION- The Divan of Qansuh al-Ghuri, Mehmet Yalçin, Bay Publishing

Posted by: Bay Yayin <bayyayin(a)lycos.com>
Posted: 9 Oct 2002

 
BAY Publishing would like to announce that the following book is now available:

The Divan of Qansuh al-Ghuri
Written by Mehmet Yalçin
With a Foreword by Annemarie Schimmel
[Kansu Gavri Divani]
BAY, Istanbul 2002. 204 pages

In English, and it includes a transcription of text and facsimiles.

Subjects:
1) Mamluk Turkish Poetry, Divan Literature, Kansuh al-Guri: His Poems, Life
   and Works.
2) Oghuz Turkish: Literature,

Price: 34.00 dollars, including postage. Orders could made through e-mail or
regular mail. Our addresses are:

Bayyayin
Posta Kutusu 115
Bakirkoy, Istanbul

Phone: +90 (212) 560 6966

E-mail: bayyayin(a)lycos.com

PUBLICATION- The Otin and Xalfa in Uzbekistan (in German), Annette Kraemer

Posted by: Florian Schwarz <florian.schwarz(a)ruhr-uni-bochum.de>
Posted: 8 Oct 2002

 
Geistliche Autoritaet und islamische Gesellschaft im Wandel. Studien ueber
Frauenaelteste (otin und xalfa) im unabhaengigen Usbekistan (Changing
spiritual authority and islamic society. Studies on female religious elders
- otin and xalfa - in post-independence Uzbekistan; in German)
Annette Kraemer

This book, which was originally written as a PhD thesis submitted to the
Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum, investigates the changing patterns of spiritual
authority in post-independence Uzbekistan. Studying the role of the main
female bearers of religious knowledge and agents of religious practice, the
otins (or xalfas, oymullos), it offers an in-depth analysis of female muslim
piety in Uzbekistan.

The study is based on field interviews with more than 70 informants carried
through in Tashkent and in urban and rural areas of the Ferghana valley,
Samarkand, Bukhara and Khorazm in 1997 and 1998.

Table of Contents:

1) Einleitung (introduction: subject, state of the art, sources and methods,
field research)

2) Historischer und politischer Hintergrund (historical and political
   background)
   2.1 Mittelasiatischer Islam und Islam der otins in vorsowjetischer Zeit
       (Central Asian Islam and Islam of the otins in the pre-soviet period)
   2.2 Islam und Sowjetpolitik (Islam and soviet politics)
   2.3 Rahmenbedingungen des religiösen Lebens im unabhängigen Usbekistan
       (general conditions for religious life in post-independence Uzbekistan)

3) Die "berufene otin" ("otin by vocation")
   3.1 Der Brufungsweg (the way towards vocation)
   3.2 Die "Bücher": Bildungsinhalte und Literaturkanon ("The books":
       curricula and literary canon)
   3.3 Die otin in der mahalla (The otin in the mahalla)
   3.4 Glaubens- und Gemeinschaftserlebnis im Ritual: ausgewählte Beispiele
       (experiencing belief and community in ritual: selected cases)

4) Die "aktive Islamisiererin" (the "active islamizing woman")
   4.1 Biographie und Islamisierung (biography and islamization)
   4.2 Das Wissen - "ilm" (knowledge - "ilm")
   4.3 Unterricht - o'qish (Lesen), dars (Lektion) (Teaching - o'qish
       (reading), dars (lecture))
   4.4 Das da'vat-Prinzip (the da'vat principle)
   4.5 Islamisierer-otin und "berufene otin" - Unterschiede und Gemeinsamkeiten
       (islamizing otin and otin by vocation - differences and similarities)

5) Konfrontation, Konflikt und Widersprüche (confrontation, conflict and
    contradictions)
   5.1 Konfliktforen (areas of conflict: family, neighbourhood, public space)
   5.2 Innere Konflikte, Widersprüche und brüchige Identitäten (interiour
       conflict, contradictions and fragile identities)

6) Porträts (individual portraits)

7) Schlussbemerklungen (conclusions)

8) Anhang (Appendix: informants, bibliography, abbreviations, index)

Islamkundliche Untersuchungen 246.
Berlin: Klaus Schwarz Verlag 2002. 462 pp.
ISBN 3-87997-300-8

The book can be ordered at:
<http://www.klaus-schwarz-verlag.com/>

or by writing to:
<info(a)klaus-schwarz-verlag.com>

PUBLICATION- Central Asia and the Caucasus, 2002 No. 5

Posted by: Murad Esenov <murad(a)communique.se>
Posted: 7 Oct 2002

 
Dear Colleagues,

I bring to your attention the contents of the fifth issue / no.5(17) / of 
the journal "Central Asia and the Caucasus" (in English and Russian).  It 
will be published in late October.  To inquire about more details, as well 
as to subscribe, please contact:

Murad Esenov
Central Asia and the Caucasus
Center for Social and Political Studies
Sweden
tel/fax: (46) 920 620 16
e-mails: <murad(a)communique.se>, <murad(a)ca-org>
web: <http://www.ca-c.org>

Central Asia And The Caucasus
Journal of Social and Political Studies
No. 5(17), 2002

In This Issue:

Antiterrorist Campaign

 * Alexei Fenenko. Washington's "Annihilation Strategy" in the Afghan Operation

 * Sergei Okhotnikov. China and Central Asia after the Beginning of the
   Antiterrorist Operation in Afghanistan

 * Laura Bagdasarian. The Southern Caucasus in the New World Order Context: Who
   Wants Terrorists?

 * Rashid Abdullo. Tajikistan and the Antiterrorist Campaign in Afghanistan

Civil Society

 * Bakhodir Fakhritdinov. Civilian Movements and Parties in Uzbekistan:
   Development Trends and Problems

Regional Politics

 * Farkhod Khamraev. Conference on Interaction and Confidence-Building Measures
   in Asia: Prospects and Potentials

 * Viatcheslav Avioutskii. The Northern Caucasus as Russia's "Internal Abroad"

 * Oleg Barabanov. The "Greater Altai:" Transborder Regional Cooperation at the
    Meeting Place of Central Asia and Siberia

 * David Gudiashvili. Turkey and the Russo-Chechen War of 1994-1996

 * Islam Nazarov. Relations between Iran and Azerbaijan Today and in the
   Nearest Future

 * Tigran Akopian. Political Violence in Armenia (Sources, Public Perception,
   Ways to Overcome the Problem)

 * Zurab Davitashvili. Georgia: Neutrality or Orientation to the West?

 * Tamar Mikadze. Crisis in Higher Education and Educational Migration From
   Georgia

 * Nurgul Kerimbekova, Vladimir Galitskiy. On the State Border Between
   Kyrgyzstan and China

Religion In Society

 * Damir Gabbasov. The Islamic Factor and Kazakhstan's National Security

 * Garun Kurbanov. How Daghestan Is Opposing Religious Extremism

 * Viacheslav Shved. The Islamic Factor and Ukraine's Strategic Interests

Mass Media

 * Fatima Muminova. National Identity, National Mentality, and the Media

Regional Economies

 * Sergei Smirnov. The Fables and Foibles of Azerbaijan's Oil Policy

 * Baadur Tsereteli. Georgia's Foreign Economic Relations: Trends, Priorities,
   and Prospects

 * Vladimir Saprykin. EU-Ukraine-Russia: Further Gas Dialog as a Guarantee of
   Europe's Energy Security

Ethnic Relations

 * Aigul Zabirova. Astana: A City Like Others or a Catalyst of Changes?

 * Antonina Zakharova. Southern Kyrgyzstan: New Trends in National Composition
   and Their Effect on the Ethnic Situation in the Region

For Your Information

The Special Feature section in the next issue will discuss:

Central Asia and the Caucasus

 * Power and Elections

 * Russia and the West: Cooperation or Competition?

 * Centers of Power in the Muslim World (Iran, Pakistan, Saudi
   Arabia, and Turkey): Their Impact on the Local Situation

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

ON-LINE PUBL- The Archive of Turkish Oral Narrative (ATON)

Posted by: H. B. Paksoy <hb.paksoy(a)ttu.edu>
Posted: 4 Oct 2002

 
The Archive of Turkish Oral Narrative (ATON)

SWC/Special Collections Library, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, USA

The Archive of Turkish Oral Narrative (ATON) was founded in 1971 by Ahmet E. 
Uysal, Warren S. Walker and Barbara K. Walker. The Founders donated their 
holdings to Texas Tech University in 1980. The late Ahmet E. Uysal was 
Professor of Literature at Ankara University; Warren Walker is Horn 
Professor Emeritus of English at the University and founding editor of 
Twentieth-Century Short Story Explication.  His wife, Barbara Walker, has 
edited several tales published throughout the years. The Walkers are 
currently serving as unpaid volunteers.  The archive includes 2,200 stories, 
in 73 volumes, full-text.

Site contents:
 * Search the archive of narratives
 * About the Archive of Turkish Oral Narrative (ATON)
 * Ahmet Edip Uysal (1922-1997)
 * Divisions and subdivisions of the 3000 tales in ATON:
   - I. The Supernatural
   - II. Perplexities and Ingenious Deductions
   - III. Humor
   - IV. Moralizing
   - V. Romance - Heroic and/or Amatory
   - VI. Anticlerical Satire
   - VII. Anecdotal Wit and Wisdom: Stereotyped Characters -
     Ethnic/Professional/Regional, Individual Characters,
     Proverb-Based/Proverb-Making Narrative, Folk Etiology
   - VIII. Miscellaneous)
 * A Pocketful of Turkish Proverbs
 * ATON Subject Index
 * Turkish Games for Health and Recreation
 * Tales Behind Tales
 * Alpamis destani Part I [in PDF Format, 365Kb]
 * Alpamis destani Part II [in PDF Format, 302Kb]
 * Alpamysh-A Kazak rendition Part I [MP3, 23:58]
 * Alpamysh-A Kazak rendition Part II [MP3, 26:06].

URL: http://swco.ttu.edu/aton_html/index.htm

Source: The Asian Studies WWW Monitor: early Oct 2002, Vol. 9, No. 19 (179), 
02 Oct 2002, http://coombs.anu.edu.au/asia-www-monitor.html


 

PUBLICATION Asian Ethnicity, Vol. 3, No. 2

Posted by: Sharron Lawrence <sharronl(a)tandf.co.uk>
Posted: 28 Sep 2002

 
Volume 3 Number 2/September 01, 2002 of Asian Ethnicity is now available on
the Taylor and Francis web site at
http://taylorandfrancis.metapress.com/link.asp?id=3P07J38V0V60.

This issue contains:

Editor's Introduction
   Colin MacKerras

Representations of Central Asian Ethnicities in British Literature c. 1830-1914
   Geoff Watson
   
'Making Culture Matter': Symbolic, Spatial and Social Boundaries between
Uyghurs and Han Chinese
   Joanne N. Smith

Nation/Representation: Ethnic Classification and Mapping Nationhood in
Contemporary Laos
   Vatthana Pholsena

Seeing 'Karen' in the Union of Myanmar
   Nick Cheesman

Inventing Tradition, Inventing Modernity: Dayak Identity in Urban Sarawak
   Clare L. Boulanger

Other Attractions in Vietnam
   Nora A. Taylor, Hjorleifur Jonsson

Review Articles

Book Reviews  


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PUBLICATION Between Chingiz Khan and Muhammad, Anke von Kuegelgen, Ergon Verlag

Posted by: Anke von Kuegelgen <vonkuegelgen(a)islam.unibe.ch>
Posted: 27 Sep 2002

 
Publication:
Between Chingiz Khan and Muhammad: Strategies of legitimizing the Mangit
Dynasty in Bukhara
In German: Die Legitimierung der mittelasiatischen Mangitendynastie in den
Werken ihrer Historiker (18.-19. Jahrhundert).
Anke von Kuegelgen

The book investigates the rule of the first four rulers of the Mangit 
dynasty which took over the Khanate of Bukhara in the second half of the 
18th century and remained in power until 1920.  The study is based on an 
analysis of a dozen Persian historical works (mostly preserved as 
manuscripts) from the period of the late 18th to the early 20th centuries.  
The focus lies especially on the strategies of the authors to legitimate or 
delegitimate these Mangit rulers. The historiographers (court historians, 
Sufis, military, and traders) had to take recourse to different patterns of 
legitimation, since the Mangits were no descendants of Chingiz Khan on the 
paternal side, like all rulers of Transoxiana had used to be (with the 
exception of Timur and his offsprings).  Yet, two of the first Mangits 
nevertheless claimed to be of Chingizid origin by their wife and mother 
respectively and upheld some Mongol traditions. The other two presented 
themselves mostly as pure Islamic rulers (one of them tracing back his own 
line to the prophet Muhammed on the maternal side), and they were depicted 
in Islamic terms: one as a Sufi and Mujaddid, the other as a religious 
scholar and caliph.  The book expounds these patterns and tries to show that 
both, the Islamic and the non-Islamic legitimacies were mostly based on the 
same principles.  All in all, six principles of legitimacy can be discerned 
in the historical works of the Mangit period: (1) the divine legitimacy, (2) 
the genealogical legitimacy, (3) the electoral legitimacy, (4) the 
example-orientated legitimacy, (5) the legitimacy of the superior force, and 
(6) the norm-maintaining legitimacy.

The book is available from the following address:

Ergon Verlag Dr. H.-J. Dietrich
Grombühlstr. 7
D-97080 Würzburg (Germany)
Tel. +49/(0)931/280084 - Fax +49/(0)931/282872
Email: <service(a)ergon-verlag.de>

Table Of Contents:

Einleitung
I. Islamische Geschichtsschreibung
II. Das Chanat/Emirat von Buchara
III. Herrschaftslegitimität

Teil A: Die Historischen Und Textlichen Grundlagen

Kapitel I: Geschichtsabriss
1. Chingiziden und Timuriden
2. Shaybaniden (Shibaniden/Abu l-Khayriden)
3. Ashtarxaniden (Astrakhaniden/Janiden/Tuqay-Timuriden)
4. Mangiten (Mangit)

Kapitel II: Die Geschichtsschreiber und ihre Werke
1. Qazi Wafa Karminagi: Tuhfa-i xani
2. Muhammad Sharif: Taj at-tawarikh
3. Mirza Sadiq Munshi: [Tarikh-i manzum]
4. Mir 'Abdalkarim: [Ahwalat-i mamalikha u padishahan...]
5. Miri (Mir Husayn b. Shah Murad): Makhazin at-taqwa
6. Musin: Zikr-i ta'dad-i padishahan-i Uzbak
7. Muhammad Ya'qub b. Amir Daniyal: Gulshan al-muluk und Risala
8. Khumuli: [Tarikh-i Khumuli]
9. Mirza Shams Bukhari: Bayan-i ba'z-i hawadisat-i Bukhara u Khuqand
   u Kashgar

Teil B: Legitimierung Der Herrschaft In Zeitlicher Und Überzeitlicher
   Perspektive

Kapitel III: Die Einbettung der Gegenwart in Vergangenheit und Ewigkeit

1. Darstellung und Verständnis von "Zeit_:
   a. Der begriffliche Zusammenhang von Geschichte (tarikh) und Zeit
   b. Die Vielfalt der Zeitmessungssysteme
   c. Die Bedeutung der Daür von Ereignissen
   d. Die jenseitige Dimension der Zeit
   e. Voraussagen göttlicher Einsetzung der Mangitenherrscher (göttliche 
      Legitimität)
   f. Herrschaftswechsel und historischer Wandel

2. Die Verankerung des Herrschaftsanspruchs in der Geschichte (genealogische
   und exempel-orientierte Legitimität):
   a. Die mongolische und usbekische Herkunft der Mangitenväter
   b. Chingiz Khan und der Prophet Muhammad: die matrilineare Genealogie Amir
      Haydars
   c. Historische und legendäre Figuren der muslimischen Geschichtsschreibung
      als Exempel
   d. Die Shaybaniden: Usbekisch-chingizidische Eroberer Transoxaniens und
      sunnitisches Bollwerk gegen die Schia
   e. Das negative Beispiel: Die Anarchie unter dem Ashtarkhaniden Sayyid Abu
      l-Fayz Khan
   f. Nadir Shah Afshar: Bezwinger der Ashtarkhaniden, Ziehvater Muhammad
      Rahim Khans und Schutzherr der Sunniten

Kapitel IV: Normen, formale Akte und Titel der Anerkennung

1. Von der überlegenen Gewalt zur Legitimierung durch Normen:
   a.Legitimität der überlegenen Gewalt und 'Basisordnung'
   b. Islamische Normen und Charaktertugenden
   c. Mongolische Normen

2. Machtantritt und elektorale Legitimierung:
   a. Muhammad Rahim (Khan)
   b. Muhammad Daniyal Biy (Ataliq)
   c. Shah Murad
   d. Amir Haydar

3. (Ehren-)Titel:
   a. khan
   b. khalifa
   c. mujaddid

Teil C: Normerhaltende Legitimität In Den Herrscherprofilen

Kapitel V: Zeitgenossen porträtieren ihre Herrscher

1. Muhammad Rahim - Der erfolgreiche Kriegsherr:
   a. Muhammad Rahims Qualitäten als Staatsmann
   b. Seine Charakterschwächen

2. Muhammad Daniyal Biy - Herrscher ohne Ruhm:
   a. Muhammad Daniyal Biy als Staatsmann
   b. Seine Charaktertugenden

3. Shah Murad - Der Sufi auf dem Thron:
   a. Shah Murad als Sufi
   b. Die Islamisierung des öffentlichen Lebens
   c. Die Glaubensfeldzüge gegen die Schiiten in Merw
   d. Kritische Stimmen

4. Amir Haydar - Der gelehrte Monarch:
   a. Amir Haydar als Staatsmann
   b. Amir Haydar als Gelehrter und Sufi
   c. Kritische Stimmen

KAPITEL VI: Ausblick: Die ersten vier Mangitenherrscher in den Darstellungen
   späterer Bucharer Geschichtsschreiber

1. Kontinuität und Wandel in der Dynastiegeschichtsschreibung:
   a. Historischer Abriss der politischen Ereignisse zwischen 1826 und 1920
   b. Die Entwicklung der Historiographie in dieser Periode
   c. Hofchroniken
   d. Unabhängige Dynastie- und Herrschergeschichten

2. Alte Herrscher im neuen Kontext:
   a. Ahmad Danish: Hymnen auf die frommen Gründer im Angesicht steten
      Machtverlusts
   b. Sadraddin 'Ayni: Eine letzte Abrechnung mit der Mangitenherrschaft
      Abschliessendes Resümee

Liste der Abkürzungen; Verzeichnis der benutzten Handschriften; Anonyme
Schriften; Druckwerke; Tabelle: Die 'frühmangitischen' Geschichtsschreiber
und ihre Werke; Index

Istanbul/Würzburg 2002. (518 pp.)
(Beiruter Texte und Studien 86, Türkische Welten 9)

PUBLICATION Central Asian Survey, Vol. 21, No. 2

Posted by: Sharron Lawrence <sharronl(a)tandf.co.uk>
Posted: 27 Sep 2002

 
Volume 21 Number 2/June 01, 2002 of Central Asian Survey is now available on 
the Taylor and Francis web site at 
http://taylorandfrancis.metapress.com/link.asp?id=7LNKE2LY8PTY.

This issue contains:
 
Walking the tightrope between nationalism(s) and Islam(s): the case of 
Daghestan
   Moshe Gammer

Prospects for political stability and economic development in Dagestan
   Robert Bruce Ware, Enver Kisriev

The Russian army in Chechnya
   Pavel Felgenhauer

Kazakhstan and Central Asia: regional perspectives
   Zharmukhamed Zardykhan

Creating, recreating and redefining ethnic identity: AhLska/Meskhetian Turks 
in Soviet and post-Soviet contexts
   Ayyegül Aydingün  

Chicherin on the delimitation of Turkestan: native Bolsheviks versus Soviet 
foreign policy. Seven letters from the Russian archives on razmezhevanie
   Hasan Ali Karasar  
   
Book Reviews


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PUBLICATION Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, 25 September 2002 Issue on Web

Posted by: Svante Cornell <svante.cornell(a)pcr.uu.se>
Posted: 26 Sep 2002

 
The 25 September 2002 Issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, a
subscription free Web journal with over 126,000 visitors to the site since
January 2000 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 25 August 2002 issue of its biweekly Web-Journal, The Central
Asia-Caucasus Analyst.

The Institute also offers its readers the option of downloading The Analyst in
PDF format, enabling readers to view and print out the entire issue of The
Analyst at http://www.cacianalyst.org/Issue_ad.htm. The html version will, of
course, remain available.

The Analytical Articles Include:

Instability And Fragmentation In Afghanistan: Can It Be Stopped?
Dr. Azmat Hayat Khan
Afghanistan has increasingly regained its role as the heart of Eurasian
geopolitics. Surrounded by great powers, it links Middle Eastern, Chinese,
Indian, and Central Asian cultures and figures prominently in the geopolitical
and geo-economic developments in the region. However, Afghanistan is
increasingly unstable and divided into eight distinct territorial zones, and a
return to civil war is widely expected in the country. Measures to strengthen
central government authority over territory and the financial sector, and to
create a national army, are desperately needed to avert this scenario.

Media Freedom In Uzbekistan Boosted By Us-Uzbek Partnership?
Shahram Akbarzadeh
The emerging partnership between Tashkent and Washington DC appears to have
encouraged the Uzbek leadership to step back from familiar authoritarian
practices. This is especially evident in relation to media freedom. The
abolition of censorship suggests a significant shift in the making. But such
optimism is not vindicated by recent episodes involving journalists. The
abolition of censorship may be no more than cynical window-dressing, and the
results of America's constructive engagement with Tashkent remain to be seen.

Russia's Grab For Pankisi: Domestic Diversion Or Oil Politics?
Blanka Hancilova
Russian Minister of Defense Sergei Ivanov recently announced Russia's
readiness to unleash unilateral preventive strikes on the Pankisi gorge, and
President Vladimir Putin suggested on September 11th that Russia may strike
Georgia in self-defense in order to neutralize Chechen guerrillas seeking
shelter in Georgia. Although the tensions between the two countries have
reached a climax, doubts remain on Russia's military capacity to attack; and
even if it should, it is unclear what it would gain. Russia would likely in
the end lose more than gain by military involvement, as the US and the EU have
fully supported Georgia's territorial integrity.

The Guuam Free Trade Agreement: A Concrete Step Forward
Dr. Daniel Linotte and Leif Aune
At the GUUAM summit of July 27-28, 2002, the leaders of the member States
signed a new agreement establishing a free trade area. In the long run, that
decision will certainly have an impact on their mutual trade, the welfare of
the people and security. In order to fully implementing the agreement,
however, the GUUAM states are in need of technical assistance from more
developed countries. For that purpose, EFTA, NAFTA and CEFTA provide models
that can serve as reference.

The Field Reports Include:

Tajik Hydroelectric Plants In Danger
According to the Emergency Ministry of Tajikistan, the landslide at the
Baipaza hydroelectric plant is still a real threat for the plant itself and
for the settlements located downstream the river Vahksh in the southern
Khatlon province, unless action is taken to prevent the slide forming a dam
and blocking the flow of the river. The Asian Development Bank provided a loan
to Tajikistan to prevent a disaster.

Foundation Of The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline Laid
On September 18, the building of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Main Export Pipeline
was launched in Baku, attended by the Presidents of Azerbaijan, Georgia and
turkey and by the U.S. Secretary of Energy. While many world leaders sent
their congratulations, Russia did not - instead issuing thinly veiled threats
against the pipeline.

Fighting The Shadow Of Terrorism In Kazakhstan
To many in Kazakhstan, Islamic fundamentalism and global terrorism are
something vague and ominous. Some political analysts, however, are convinced
that the new geopolitical situation taking shape in the wake of the
American-led war against Taliban in Afghanistan offers a rare chance to
Kazakhstan to
gain a leading position in Central Asia.

Protest March Aborted In Kyrgyzstan
The protest march to Bishkek which involved some 1000 protestors was aborted
on September 13 after a memorandum was signed between the government and
opposition parliamentarian Azimbek Beknazarov. The halting was generally
perceived as a good sign, but the way the deal was reached is evoking
different reactions among people. Besides, the fulfillment of government's
obligations under the agreement is already being put under question.

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. 900-1000 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.

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Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst
Central Asia-Caucasus Institute
The Johns Hopkins University
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PUBLICATION Poetry Collection in Dari by Wali Shaaker

Posted by: Wali Shaaker <shaaker1(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 24 Sep 2002


"The Evening of Separation" (Shaam e Feraaq) is a collection of Dari/Persian 
poems - a reflection of my experiences as an Afghan refugee for the past 
twenty years.

To order a copy for your personal or school library, please send a check or 
invoice to:

Wali Shaaker
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Fremont, CA 94536

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Name: Shaam e Feraaq
Author: Wali Shaaker
Pages: 125 (paperback)
Price: $15 (US) $19 (Canadian)
*Price includes shipping and handling

PUBLICATION Political Economy of Russian Oil, ed. by David Lane, Rowman Littlefield

Posted by: Alla Corey <acorey(a)rowmanlittlefield.com>
Posted: 20 Sep 2002

 
Political Economy of Russian Oil
Edited by David Lane

One of the dominant export-oriented industries in Russia, oil is a major
source of tax revenue and wealth. The privatization of these vast assets has
made the industry a site not only for conflict between power holders but
also a strategic target for international corporations and Western
governments. In this thoughtful analysis, a group of international
specialists explores the political and economic issues and controversies
surrounding the oil industry's move to capitalism. The authors examine the
spread of crime and corruption, the role of Russian and Western financial
institutions, regional tensions, and the international dimension. As a
paradigm for the Russian economy as a whole, the case of oil industry
provides invaluable insights for understanding the political and economic
problems confronting Russia today.

Table of Contents:

Part I:

 * The Evolution of the Post-Soviet Oil Industry
 * The Russian Oil Industry: Structure and Ownership David Lane and
   Iskander Seifulmulukov
 * The Oil Elite: Background and Outloo, David Lane
 * The Changing Role of Banks, Arild Moe and Valery Kryuklov
 * Corruption and Crime, Heiko Pleines

Part II:
 * Russian Oil and the Regions
 * Federalization and the West Siberian Oil and Gas Province, Peter Glatter
 * Tyumen, Decentralization and Center-Periphery Tension, Bruce Kellison

Part III:
 * International and Foreign Policy Implications
 * Russian Oil: Global and International Dimensions Peter Rutland
 * Oil as a New Strategic Instrument of Russia's Foreign Policy: The
   Caspian Case Jean-Christophe Peuch

David Lane is a reader in sociology and fellow of Emmanuel College,
Cambridge University.

1999, 240 pages
ISBN 0-8476-9508-5 - Cloth $79.00
ISBN 0-8476-9509-3 - Paper $35.00

To order call 1-800-462-6420 or visit http://www.RowmanLittlefield.com
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PUBLICATION Going Home: Continuity and Change in Modern Mongolia, Barbara Hind

Posted by: Barbara Hind <barbara_hind(a)hotmail.com>
Posted: 20 Sep 2002


Photographs by Barbara Hind, Introduction by David Sneath

A collection of colour photographs taken in Mongolia by photographer Barbara
Hind between 1994 - 1998.

With an introduction by David Sneath, Director of  Mongolia & Inner Asia
Studies Unit, University of Cambridge, who writes:

"In the popular imagination the term 'Outer Mongolia remains one of the Last
Places on Earth, along with Timbuktu it evokes images of romantic and
desolate distance - the Ends of the Earth.

But Barbara Hind's photographs provide a glimpse of the reality behind the
myth; Mongolia as a very real and fascinating, diverse country of island
towns in a vast rolling ocean of grassland.  These photographs show
something of both city and steppe; the old and the new; and the enduring,
magical spirit of a remarkable country."

£9.95 paperback/ ISBN 0-9542977-0-9
Postage £1.50 UK mainland

All proceeds will go to Alder Hey Children's Hospital Rocking Horse Appeal.
The book can be ordered by sending a cheque to Alder Hey Children's
Hospital, Appeal Office, Eaton Road, Liverpool, L12 2AP, United Kingdom or
online at <www.alderheyappeal.org>

PUBLICATION JHS, Issue 3, Sufi Saints and Heroes on the Silk Road

Posted by: Thierry Zarcone <thzarcone(a)compuserve.com>
Posted: 19 Sep 2002

 
Journal of the History of Sufism
Issue  3 / 2001-2002
Editors: Th. Zarcone, A. Buehler, E. Isin

Section on: Sufi Saints and Heroes on the Silk Road

Publisher: Jean Maisonneuve - Librairie d'Amérique et d'Orient - Paris
Supported by the CNRS
October 2002: 400 pp: illus. colour frontispiece; 40 photographs; 3 maps;
7 drawings
ISBN: 2-7200-1140-1

Contents - Sommaire

Sufi Saints And Heroes On The Silk Road

 * HAMADA Masami, Introduction. Les Mausolées du bassin du Tarim: deux
   millénaires d'histoire
 * Karl REICHL, Hero and Saint: Islamic Elements in Uighur Oral Epics
   Isenbike TOGAN  Differences in Ideology and Practice: the Case of the Black
   and White Mountains Faction
 * SAWADA Minoru, Fieldworks at Muslim Mausoleum in the Tarim Basin
   (translated from the Japanese)
 * HAMADA Masami, Le Mausolée de Satuq Bughra Khan à Artush (traduit du
   Japonais)
 * SAWADA Minoru, The System of Ordam-Padishâh (Oase of Yangi Hisar)
   (translated from the Japanese)
 * Jean-Paul LOUBES, The 'Rectification' of Documents of Architecture:
   The Case of Aba Khoja Sufi Complex in Kashghar
 * Thierry ZARCONE, Le Culte des saints au Xinjiang (de 1911 à nos jours)
 * N. PANTUSOV', Le Mazâr de Mavlânâ Yusuf Sakakî (ou Shakakî) (traduit du
   russe par Th ZARCONE)
 * N. PANTUSOV', Les Mausolées musulmans de la ville de Uch-Turfan et de ses
   environs - en territoire chinois (traduit du russe par P. GARRONE)

Miscellanea

 * Hamid ALGAR, Sufism and Tarikat in the Life and Work of Bediüzzaman Said
   Nursî
 * Bakhtiyar BABADJANOV, Une Nouvelle Source sur les rituels de la tarîqa
   Yasawiyya. Le Risâla-yi dhikr-i sultân al-'arifîn
 * Alexandre PAPAS, La Makhfî 'Ilm ou Science secrête de 'Alî Shîr
   Nawâ'î
 * Qamar AL-HUDA, The Prince of Diplomacy. Shaykh 'Umar al-Suhrawardî's
   Revolution for Sufism, Futuwwa groups, and Politics under Caliph al-Nâsir
 * Arthur BUEHLER, Overlapping Currents in Early Islam: the Sufi Shaykh and
   Shî'î Imam
 * Catherine PINGUET, La poésie alévie contemporaine : travail de mémoire
   et histoire du temps présent
 * Katia BOISSEVAIN-SOUID, La légende Lalla Mamiya, ou le voyage d'une
   princesse romaine à Tunis
 * Fuat KÖPRÜLÜ, Abdal Musa (traduit du turc et annoté par Catherine
   PINGUET)

Books Review

Publications On Sufism/ Years 1999-2000-2001

See the abstracts of these articles in the the Website of the Journal:
<http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/thzarcone/index.htm>

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PUBLICATION- Ab Imperio: Organization of Political Space of Empires and Nations

Posted by: Serguei Glebov <glebov(a)rci.rutgers.edu>
Posted: 12 Sep 2002

  
Dear Friends,

Ab Imperio editors are pleased to announce the second issue of AI in 2002.  
Ab Imperio is a bilingual (English-Russian) journal dedicated to the study 
of nationalism, nationalities and empire in the post-Soviet realm. Within 
the annual theme of 2002 "Russian Empire/USSR and Paradoxes of 
Modernization" the second issue of AI is dedicated to the topic of 
"Organization of Political Space of Empire and Nation". Please, see the 
table of contents below. Note that the language of publication is indicated 
in brackets. For submissions or subscription, please, contact the editors at 
ai(a)bancorp.ru or glebov(a)rci.rutgers.edu or see the journal's website 
http://aimag.knet.ru


Ab Imperio 2-2002 Organization of Political Space of Empires and Nations

Table of Contents:

METHODOLOGY AND THEORY

Editors
   Toward a New Political History of Empire

Ronald Grigor Suny
   Socialism, Post-Socialism, and the Appropriately Modern: Thinking About
the History of the USSR (RUS)

Terry Martin
   An Affirmative Action Empire: The Soviet Union as the Highest Form of
Imperialism? (RUS)

HISTORY

   Virtual Roundtable "Political History of Empire - Political History of
Nation: Towards a Synthetic Method?" (Part I) (RUS-ENG)

   Virtual Roundtable "Political History of Empire - Political History of
Nation: Towards a Synthetic Method?" (Part II) (RUS-ENG)

Aleksei Miller
   Russifications: Classified and Explained (RUS)

Sergei Skobelev
   Demography as Politics. Indigenous Population of Siberia in the Russian
Empire and USSR: Demographic Dynamics as a Reflection of the Center's
Politics (RUS)

Dana Sherry
   Kavkaztsy: Images of Caucaus and Politics of Empire in the Memoirs of
the Caucasus Corps' Officers, 1834-1859 (ENG)

Theodor Weeks
   Slavdom, Civilization, Russification: Comments on Russia's
World-Historical Mission, 1861-1878 (ENG)

Charles Steinwedel
   Tribe, Estate, Nationality? Changing Conceptions of Bashkir
Particularity within The Tsar's Empire (ENG)

Nick Baron
   The Regional Construction of Karelian Autonomy (RUS)

Pekka Kauppala
   The Formation and Heyday of the Autonomous Soviet Karelia, 1918-1929: A
Forgotten Success of the Early Soviet Nationality Policy (RUS)

ARCHIVE

Serguei Glebov, Alexander Semyonov
   From the Editors. Politics, Empire, and Nationalism During the Early
Soviet Period (Foreword to the Publication) (RUS)

Markku Kangaspuro
   Language Struggle in the Republic of Karelia in the Early 1930s (RUS)

Nick Baron
   The Language Question and National Conflict in Soviet Karelia in the
1920's (ENG)

   Document:  April 25, 1931 Meeting of the VTsIK Council of Nationalities'
Presidium (RUS)

SOCIOLOGY AND POLITICAL SCIENCE

Jan Kubik
   Cultural Legacies of State Socialism: History-Making and
Cultural-Political Entrepreneurship in Postcommunist Poland and Russia (RUS)

Elena Khabenskaya
   "Homeland": Territorial Images in the Tatar Ethnic Identity (RUS)

Neil A. Abrams
   Nationalist Mobilization and Imperial Collapse: Serbian and Russian
Nationalism Compared, 1987-1991 (ENG)

THE ABC OF NATIONALISM

Vera Milchina
   Sentimental Nationalism and Diverse Russification (Roundtable
"Nationalism in Imperial Russia: Ideological Models and Discursive
Practices," Russian State University for the Humanities, June 24, 2002)
(RUS)

THE NEWEST MYTHOLOGIES

Ekaterina Dyogot
   How to Qualify for Postcolonial Discourse (ENG)

Margaret Dikovitskaya
   Does Russia Qualify for Postcolonial Discourse? A Response to Ekaterina

Dyogot's Article (ENG)

HISTORIOGRAPHY

Marina Mogilner
   From the Editors. "Two Hundred Years Together": One Year Later (RUS)

Boris Mironov
   122 Years Apart. About the Book by Alexander Solzhenitsyn "Two Hundred
Years Together, 1795-1995. Part 1". Moscow: Russkii put', 2001(RUS)

John D. Klier
   Polemics with Encyclopedias: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn's "Dvesti let 
vmeste" (ENG)

REVIEWS AND BIBLIOGRAPHY

Kimitaka Matsuzato
   Valentina Shandra. Malorosiis'ke general-gubernatorstvo 1802-1856. 
Funktsii, struktura, arkhiv. Kiiv: Derzh. kom. arkhiviv Ukraini, 2001. (RUS)

Nikolai Bukharin
   W. Marciniak. Rozgrabione imperium. Upadek Zwiezku Sowieckiego i
powstanie Federacji Rosyjskiej. Krakuw. Arkana, 2001. 589 s.(RUS)

Samson Madievskii
   G. V. Kostyrchenko. Tainaia politika Stalina: vlast' i antisemitizm. 
Moskva: Mezhdunarodnye otnosheniia, 2001. 784 s. (RUS)

Andrzej de Lazari
   Iu. A. Borisenok. Mikhail Bakunin i "pol'skaia intriga": 1840-e gody. 
Moskva: ROSSPEN, 2001. 304 str. (RUS)

PUBLICATION- ISAR's Journal "Give & Take," Summer/Fall 2002 Issue

Posted by: John P. Deever <john(a)isar.org>
Posted: 10 Sep 2002


ISAR Announces the Summer/Fall 2002 Give & Take:
A Journal on Civil Society in Eurasia

(available free at http://www.isar.org, voluntary donations requested.)

Urban gardens and tree planting. Battered women's shelters and abuse
hotlines. Workshops on responsible corporate citizenship. Sound like
nonprofits in Manhattan or northern California?

Try again. Each of these activities is currently happening in Central Asia,
with funding from Western donors.

This issue of Give & Take: A Journal on Civil Society in Eurasia offers
grassroots stories from post 9-11 Central Asia, contrasted with the
staggering amounts of money being spent by US military operations in a
region that still suffers from economic collapse and repressive regimes.

Civil society programs, rule of law projects, and environmental protection
efforts have been a crucial step in the formation of a democratically minded
populace. For, while national governments remain firmly authoritarian, a
grassroots civil society has been emerging throughout Central Asia. This
quiet revolution is, in fact, the strongest buffer against surges in
religious and ethnic hostility in the region, which would threaten
stability, tolerance and any potential democratic reform.

We include interviews with Iqbal Noor Ali, CEO of the Aga Khan Foundation
USA, and with Kent Hill, Assistant Administrator for Europe and Eurasia at
USAID. Both funders underline the importance of working from the bottom up
and making long-term commitments.

The investment needed to encourage people to improve their own lands and
their own lives is far smaller than the huge outlays required to exert
military power, yet it is far more effective over the long term. The
ostensible goals of both investments are the same -- a more stable and
peaceful world. The events of September 11 remind us that the strongest
force is a population that has the skills, confidence, and resources to look
after itself.

Give & Take draws on ISAR's grassroots contacts and nearly 20 years of
experience encouraging citizen initiatives in the countries of the former
Soviet Union. The journal blends stories about local NGO activity with
analysis of the trends affecting civil society development.

SUPPORT GIVE & TAKE ON THE WEB:
Give & Take is available in .pdf format at <http://www.isar.org> at no cost.
Voluntary contributions to support ISAR's work are greatly welcomed and can
be made via the secure credit card donation services of eGrants.org, a
project of the Tides Foundation.

For a hard copy of the latest issue, or to order back issues, please send
$5.00 (checks drawn on a US bank only) to Mieka Erley (mieka(a)isar.org),
ISAR, 1601 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite #301, Washington, DC 20009

John P. Deever | john(a)isar.org
Publications Program Officer
Initiative for Social Action and Renewal in Eurasia
1601 Connecticut Ave NW #301
Washington DC 20009
tel: 202-387-3034, fax: 202-667-3291
http://www.isar.org

PUBLICATION- Tension in Kashmir, CERAM-Infos New Issue Now On-Line

Posted by: P. Dombrwosky <ferghana(a)netcourrier.com>
Posted: 9 Sep 2002


Please let me inform you that a new issue of CERAM-Infos is now available 
online. Main subject: the raising tension in Kashmir.

This information letter in French focuses on political, economic, social and 
international matters concerning Middle Asia, from Caspian to Mongolia, and 
from the Arctic Ocean to Oman Gulf.

You may read the past issues online at the following address: 
<http://www.oaric.com/ceraminfos.htm>

If you want to access to the current issue, you'll have to subscribe (free 
of charge) to the mailing list of the CERAM (Center for Studies and Research 
on Middle Asia), at the same address.

Hope to welcome you soon among the readers of CERAM-Infos.

P. Dombrowsky

PUBLICATION- 2003 Archaeological Fieldwork Opportunities Bulletin

Posted by: Archaeological Institute of America <listservs(a)aia.bu.edu>
Posted: 9 Sep 2002


Dear Colleagues,

The AIA is preparing the 2003 edition of Archaeological Fieldwork
Opportunities Bulletin, a listing of fieldwork projects chiefly for students
and volunteers. AFOB 2003 will be expanded, with additional information on
finding and choosing the right fieldwork project, what to bring, what expect
on site, and more.

We strongly encourage project directors and sponsors to list their projects
at AFOB Online on the AIA website. Projects submitted by November 7th will
be reviewed for publication in the print edition. The webform for posting
fieldwork projects is:

http://www.archaeological.org/webinfo.php?page=10015

AFOB 2003 will be available in mid December and can be ordered now through
Oxbow/David Brown Books (www.oxbowbooks.com).

Thanks very much for your support,

Archaeological Institute of America
Publications and New Media

PUBLICATION- Spain-Iran: Globalization, Regional Questions and Cultural Dialogue

Posted by: Alberto Priego Moreno <albertopriego(a)yahoo.es>
Posted: 8 Sep 2002


UNISCI inform:

We inform you of our latest publication (Spanish and Persian):

España-Irán: Globalización, Cuestiones Regionales y diálogo cultural.
UNISCI, Madrid, 2002.

For more information, see:
http://www.ucm.es/info/unisci/iran.htm

To order this book, please contact:

Marcial Pons (Bookshop)
Plaza Conde del Valle de Suchil
828015 - Madrid
Spain

Tel.: 0034 914484791/12
Website: www.marcialpons.es
E-mail: humanidades(a)marcialpons.es


Alberto Priego Moreno
Junior Researcher of UNISCI
www.ucm.es/info/unisci

PUBLICATION- Fonus no. 4 (Intercultural Journal for Peace and Development)

Posted by: Farangis Nurulla <farangis(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 6 Sep 2002

 
The fourth issue of Fonus, the new quarterly journal of international and
intercultural study for peace and development, has now been published. Fonus
is published by the International Ziyodullo Shahidi Cultural Foundation.

The journal is multilingual, with articles in Tajik, Russian and English. A
summary of each article is provided in English.

Fonus aims to be a forum for contributors from national cultures around the
world, giving our readers and writers a wider sphere of professional and
non-professional contacts. Our writers will contribute to international
dialogue by offering opinion, news and research on cultural identities and
human rights in Central Asia and the world. Fonus seeks to promote human
rights in terms of international identities.

More information about the journal and subscription details are available
on the website:
<www.shahidifoundation.org>

CALL FOR REVIEWERS- Journal of Central Asian Studies

Posted by: Dale R. Lightfoot <drlight(a)okstate.edu>
Posted: 6 Sep 2002

 
The Journal of Central Asian Studies is soliciting authors for book
reviews.  The Journal offers rapid turn-around time for review authors. In
most cases, book reviews can be published within six to eight months after
receipt of a completed review.  If you would like to receive for review
any of the books listed below, reply by e-mail to Dale Lightfoot, Book
Review Editor of the JCAS (drlight(a)okstate.edu).  Please include your
mailing address so the book can be sent to you if you are selected for
review.  Thank you!

Books Available for Review for the Journal of Central Asian Studies

1. "Rethinking Central Asia: Non Eurocentric Studies in History, Social
    Structure and Identity," by Korkut A. Erturk (ed.), 1999. Reading, UK:
    Ithaca Press. 202p.

2. "The Rebirth of Uzbekistan: Politics, Economy and Society in the
    Post-Soviet Era," by Resul Yalcin, 2002. Reading, UK: Ithaca Press. 349p.

3. "Before Taliban: Genealogies of the Afghan Jihad," by David B.
    Edwards, 2002. Berkeley: University of California Press. 354p.

4. "Letters from the Silk Roads: Thinking at the Crossroads of
    Civilization," by Eiji Hattori, 2000. New York: University Press of
    America. 168p.

5. "Journey into Kazakhstan: The True Face of the Nazarbayev Regime," by
    Alexandra George, 2001. New York: University Press of America. 268p.

6. "Contending with Stalinism: Soviet Power and Popular Resistance in the
    1930s," by Lynne Viola (ed.), 2002. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.
    235p.

7. "Kyrgyzstan: An Economy in Transition," by Askar Akaev, 2001. Asia
    Pacific Press (Australia). 189p.

ON-LINE PUBLICATION- Central Asia Mirror, September 2002 Issue Now Online

Posted by: Tariq Saeedi <tariq(a)online.tm>
Posted: 6 Sep 2002


September 2002 issue of Central Asia Mirror is online now. You can see this  
ezine at:

http://www.saeedi.4t.com

For the purpose of this ezine, we treat Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iran, 
Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan as part of 
Central Asia.

You are also invited to join the accompanying discussion group at Yahoo 
groups. If you are interested, please send a blank mail to:

centasia-subscribe(a)yahoogroups.com

Thanks,

Tariq Saeedi

PUBLICATION- Histoire des Marchands Sogdiens, by E. de la Vaissiere

Posted by: E. de la Vaissiere <vaissier(a)ens.fr>
Posted: 6 Sep 2002


New book available from Bibliothèque de l'Institut des Hautes Etudes 
Chinoises in Paris:

Histoire des marchands sogdiens (History of the Sogdian Traders)
E. de la Vaissiere
Bibliothèque de l'Institut des Hautes Etudes Chinoises, 32
Paris Collège de France, 2002

It is a social and economic historical enquiry on a precise and restrictive 
subject, the group formed by the Sogdian traders (and only them: not the 
Bactrian traders, nor all the Sogdian emigrants.  This is not Silk Road).  
My main questions are:  When, Where and How this social and economic 
structure slowly changed within time, from the beginning of the 
international Sogdian trade to its end.  All the available texts and 
archaeological data are used for this.  The result is a frame, a global 
hypothesis, within which I hope each specialist of the various fields of 
Central Asian studies can insert his results.  One caveat: you will find 
very few things in this book on many fields of Central Asian studies 
(philology, iconography or religion) not directly linked with my subject.  I 
use these data (Indian words in Sogdian, Sogdian words in Turkish or 
Persian...), for instance to prove some links with far away countries, but 
never for themselves.  The book is not at all organized according to the 
corpuses or kind of sources but according to historical questions.

413 p. + 8 pl. + 6 maps + 2 folded maps (Zerafshan Valley and Sogdian trade 
in China)
4 indexes: proper names, geographical names, subjects, sources, and a 42 pp. 
long bibliography
ISBN 2-85757-060-0
ISSN 0768-3952
Price: 35 Euros (about the same in USD) + shipping

To order on-line go to the Institut des hautes etudes chinoises section on 
the following websites:
<http://www.deboccard.com> or <http://www.deboccard.com/anglais/Rub/Nouv.htm>

To order via regular mail contact:
Librairie de Boccard
11 rue de Medicis
75006 Paris FRANCE

Orders can also be placed at:
tel: 33 1 43 26 00 37
fax: 33 1 43 54 85 83

Contents:

First Part: The First Network (Up To 350 AD)

Chapter 1: The beginnings of the Sogdian network: a tentative chronology
1) Ancient Sogdiana: a commercial economy? 
2) A local trade in Chinese sources
3) Sogdiana far from the main commercial roads at the beginning of common era

Chapter 2: The Ancient Letters
1) The Ancient Letters and the Sogdian network
2) Local settlements
3) The Sogdian Traders arriving in China
4) Communities in China

Chapter 3: The trade with India
1) Links between Sogdian and Indian Traders
2) Settlements in India
3) A dead end? 

Second Part: The Commercial Empire

Chapter 4: Sogdiana, a main market
1) Great Invasions
2) Sogdiana: a fifth century upstart
3) Political background to Sogdian wealth: from the Huns to the Hephtalites
4) Sogdian colonial expansion

Chapter 5: In China
1) First of all: how to recognize a Sogdian in a Chinese texts? Some false 
theories
2) Tarim and Gansu
3) In Inner China

Chapter 6: Structures
1) Social structures
2) Political and legal structures
3) Economy of Sogdian Trade
4) Sogdians and others
5) Travels

Third Part: Trade And Diplomacy (550-750)

Chapter 7: Turco-Sogdian milieux
1) Origin of the Turco-Sogdian milieux
2) The Ordos horses
3) From An Lushan to the Uyghurs

Chapter 8: Traders and diplomats in the West
1) Turks, Sogdians and the Sasanid market
2) To Byzantium

3) Trade in the Khazar Empire
4) Khwarizmians and Sogdians

Fourth Part: End of the Network (700-1000)

Chapter 9: In the Dar al-Islam
1) Conquest in the eighth century
2) Central Asian traders in the Muslim empire
3) The 9th c.: a turning point

Chapter 10: Links severed
1) End of the Sogdian trade to the West? 
2) Commercial Economy in Transoxiana
3) Turkestan: the last Hinterland of Samarqand? 
4) Assimilation

PUBLICATION- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, 28 August 2002 Issue on Web

Posted by: Svante Cornell <svante.cornell(a)pcr.uu.se>
Posted: 29 Aug 2002
 

The 28 August 2002 Issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, a subscription
free Web journal with over 122,000 visitors to the site since January 2000 is
now on-line at http://www.cacianalyst.org/

The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute of The Johns Hopkins University-The Nitze
School of Advanced International Studies is proud to announce the publication
of the 28 August 2002 issue of its biweekly Web-Journal, The Central 
Asia-Caucasus Analyst.

The Institute also offers 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 ANALYTICAL ARTICLES INCLUDE:

GUNBOATS IN THE GREAT ANTI-TERRORIST GAME
Pavel Baev
The beauty of the global war against terrorism for many of its part-time
participants is exactly in the opportunities to reward themselves along the way
with many long-coveted prizes. Nobody is more aware of that than Russia's
President Vladimir Putin who in fact had started his own counter-terrorist
crusade two years prior to 9/11 and now keeps flashing the 'I-have-warned-you'
Cheshirean smile. He is into much more than just 'bandwagoning'. While
proclaiming the desire to ally Russia with the West, he wastes no chance to
advance its strategic interests in the Caspian area and - unlike in his
European offensive - much prefers power instruments to diplomacy.

INDIA AND THE POLITICS OF THE TRANS-AFGHAN GAS PIPELINE (TAGP)
Aftab Kazi and Tariq Saeedi
Although for the first time an Indian official has recognized the gross root
realities of seriously needed Turkmenistani gas, particularly the gas supply
transition to India via Pakistan, growing India Pakistan tensions added with
hostile statements by India's Deputy Prime Minister question  India's
participation in TAGP. Conflicting statements are likely to change Pakistan's
previously unconditional offer on gas supply transition to India into a
conditional one, delaying India's serious gas supply needs.

STILL ONLY SHALLOW: EMERGING NEW POLITICAL NETWORKS AND STRATEGIES IN 
KAZAKHSTAN
Michael Denison
The seven year prison sentence handed down to leading opposition politician
Ghalymzhan Zhaqiyanov, former regional governor of Pavlodar, on 2nd August is
the culmination of what many observers agree has been an unprecedented period
of political repression in Kazakhstan's first decade of independent statehood. 
The neutralization of opposition through dubious criminal proceedings, the
closure of independent media outlets and a stringent new law on the
registration of political parties that could wipe out all constitutional
opposition to the Nazarbayev regime, indicate a conscious attempt to flatten
the political landscape in Kazakhstan. Yet, many in the democratic opposition
sense that the clampdown has engendered a sea change in the organization and
focus of opposition activity that may actually serve to enhance the prospects
of democratic change.

IS AMERICA'S POLICY CHANGING IRAN'S STANCE ON AFGHANISTAN?
James Purcell Smith
Recent weeks were marked by an increasing war of words between Iranian
officials and the U.S. as well as debates in Washington on the practical
strategy of military action against Iraq's Saddam Hussein in Iraq. The emphasis
that Saddam should be ousted by US troops due to Iraq's program of development
of weapons of mass destruction and Baghdad's support for anti-Israeli terrorist
groups in the Middle East, makes Tehran nervous about the future course of
Washington policies, since the same accusations have already been voiced by US
officials against Tehran. All these may force Tehran to re-consider its policy
in Afghanistan and to look for new means and resources in possible standoff
with America.

THE FIELD REPORTS INCLUDE:

AZERBAIJANI REFERENDUM: SOVIET LEGACY CONTINUES
On August 24, the  people of Azerbaijan went to the polling stations to cast
their vote on the constitutional amendments proposed by President Aliyev on
June 22, 2002. Nearly 40 changes to 23 articles of the Constitution were put on
the ballot for the choice of the voters. Although simple and logical at first
sight, these proposed amendments caused much controversy in the political
circles in Azerbaijan and further widened the gap between the opposition and
the ruling party.

MEETINGS IN SUPPORT OF PRESIDENT AKAEV IN KYRGYZSTAN
President beleaguered President Askar Akayev has staged a number of meetings in
support of his position in various parts of the country. Bored public servants
or workers were forced to attend, but enthusiasm among the people remained
scarce.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION SPARKS CONTROVERSY IN AZERBAIJAN
Lately, debates at government level regarding the introduction of a special
discipline on religious issues in secondary schools' curriculum have become
noticeable in Azerbaijan. Discussions on this theme gained salience with the
new educational year approaching, as religious authorities conflicted with the
Ministry of Education on the teaching of religion in secondary schools.

GRAIN SURPLUS THREATENS SMALL FARMS IN KAZAKHSTAN
Far from being a boon, last year's record harvest turned into a major headache
for grain producers in Kazakhstan. While agricultural officials are racking
their brains over how to sell off millions of tons of grain from last years
stock, disenchanted farmers doubt the ability of the government to effectively
handle the situation on the market.

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. 
900-1000 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.


Dr. Svante E. Cornell, 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- Energy and Conflict in Central Asia and the Caucasus

Posted by: Alla Corey <acorey(a)rowmanlittlefield.com>
Posted: 29 Aug 2002


Energy and Conflict in Central Asia and the Caucasus
Edited by Robert Ebel and Rajan Menon

This timely study is the first to examine the relationship between competition
for energy resources and the propensity for conflict in the Caspian region.
Taking the discussion well beyond issues of pipeline politics and the
significance of Caspian oil and gas to the global market, the book offers
significant new findings concerning the impact of energy wealth on the
political life and economies of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistan. The
contributors, a leading group of scholars and policymakers, explore the
differing interests of ruling elites, the political opposition, and minority
ethnic and religious groups region-wide.

Placing Caspian development in the broader international relations context, the
book assesses the ways in which Russia, China, Iran, and Turkey are fighting to
protect their interests in the newly independent states and how competition for
production contracts and pipeline routes influences regional security. Specific
chapters also link regional issues to central questions of international
politics and to theoretical debates over the role of energy wealth in political
and economic development worldwide. Woven throughout the implications for U.S.
policy, giving the book wide appeal to policymakers, corporate executives,
energy analysts, and scholars alike.

Table of Contents:

 * Introduction: Energy, Development, and Conflict in the Caspian Sea Region
   by Robert Ebel and Rajan Menon
 * The Caspian Region in the Twenty-first Century
   by Michael Mandelbaum
 * Crude Calculation: OPEC Lessons for Caspian Leaders
   by Terry Lynn Karl
 * Azerbaijan: The Politization of Oil
   by David Hoffman
 * Kazakhstan: The Long-Term Costs of Short-Term Gains
   by Pauline Jones Luong
 * Turkmenistan's Energy: A Source of Wealth or Instability
   by Nancy Lubin
 * Regional Cooperation in Central Asia and the South Caucasus
   by Martha Brill Olcott
 * U.S.-Iranian Relations: Competition or Cooperation in the Caspian Sea Basin
   by Geoffrey Kemp
 * Paradigms for Russian Policy in the Caspian Region
   by Peter Rutland
 * The Afghan Civil War: Implications for Central Asian Stability
   by Shireen Hunter
 * China's Interest in Central Asia: Energy and Ethnic Security
   by Dru Gladney
 * Turkey's Caspian Interests: Economic and Security Interests
   by Sabri Sayari

About the Editors:

Rajan Menon is Monroe J. Rathbone Professor of International Relations, Lehigh
University and adjunct professor, Harriman Institute, Columbia University.
Robert Ebel is director, Energy and National Security Program, Center for
Strategic and International Studies.

November 2000, 288 pages
ISBN 0-7425-0063-2  Paper $25.95
ISBN 0-7425-0062-4  Cloth $85.00
To order call 1-800-462-6420 or visit www.RowmanLittlefield.com

E-MAIL DISTRIBUTION LIST- Iranian Musicology Listserve

Posted by: Hooman Asadi <hooman.ffa(a)neda.net>
Posted: 27 Aug 2002


Greetings!

Hereby I am glad to announce the establishment of the IRANIAN MUSICOLOGY 
listserve and cordially invite interested people to join this group. By 
joining Iranian Musicology, you will be able to exchange messages with 
other group members, store photos and files, coordinate events and more. 
This group provides exchange of information, ideas, and research on and 
about Oriental musical cultures, especially the music of Iran.

If you would like to learn more about the Iranian Musicology Group, please 
visit <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/iranian_musicology>

If you would like to join this listserve, you can either do it through our 
web address or just send a message to 
iranian_musicology-subscribe(a)yahoogroups.com with your email and name in 
the body of the message.

Best regards,

Hooman Asadi
Moderator, Iranian Musicology
Lecturer, Music Dept.
Faculty of Fine Arts
University of Tehran
P. O. BOX 16765-869 TEHRAN, IRAN.

PUBLICATION- Georgia's Pankisi Gorge: An Ethnographic Survey

Posted by: Dana Sherry <dsherry(a)uclink4.berkeley.edu>
Posted: 26 Aug 2002
 

Dear Colleagues:

I am pleased to announce the latest publication in our working paper 
series, "Georgia's Pankisi Gorge: An Ethnographic Survey," by Shorena 
Kurtsikidze and Vakhtang Chikovani.  The paper presents an ethnographic 
overview of the Pankisi Gorge region, focusing in particular on the largest 
group, the Kists (Georgian Chechens).

Dr. Kurtsikidze and Dr. Chikovani are cultural anthropologists who have 
carried out extensive ethnographic fieldwork at this formerly obscure 
region of Georgian which is now so much in the news.  They are currently 
based in Berkeley.  Dr. Kurtsikidze is a Research Associate with the 
Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies at U.C. Berkeley, 
where she has been teaching Georgian language courses.   Dr. Kurtsikidze 
has a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from the Institute of History and 
Ethnology, Tbilisi, Academy of Sciences of Georgia.   Vakhtang Chikovani is 
a freelance researcher/anthropologist who earned his Ph.D. in Cultural 
Anthropology from the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, Yerevan, 
Academy of Sciences of Armenia.

Please see our website <http://socrates.berkeley.edu/~bsp/> for the .pdf 
version of this paper.  The paper can also be on the California Digital 
Library page at <http://repositories.cdlib.org/iseees/bps/>.

Sincerely,

Edward W. Walker, Ph.D.
Executive Director

Berkeley Program in Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies
260 Stephens Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-2304
bsp(a)socrates.berkeley.edu
(510) 643-6737/ (510) 643-5045 (fax)

PUBLICATION- Afghan Community Bulletin from Afghan Communicator

Posted by: Rameen Javid Moshref <RameenM(a)aol.com>
Posted: 26 Aug 2002


In order to better inform the Afghan community about their rights and
responsibilities in the US, Afghan Communicator stared the AC Community
Bulletin. This way, we make available to the Afghan community in their
languages (Dari, Pashtu as well as English) important information concerning
them.

The first issue that was available at the Afghan Heritage Day on August 18,
2002 covered issues like "know your rights" in Dari, background on the
Heritage Day, introduction to Attan "A Dance of Victors", Tips to avoid heat
exhaustion, notes on Afghan Communicator's progress, and our book donation
to Flushing Library.

By donating scholarly and informative books about Afghanistan, the Afghan
community and Islam to local libraries, we make available healthy
information to a wide variety of people who can have a good source to get
their information from.

The first issue had a circulation of 500 in print. The publication is on an
11x17 sheet of paper, folded in two. We will also send our monthly Bulletin
by e-mail and also in hard copy. The publication is free of charge and
available at various parts of NY and NJ. However, anyone wishing to receive
Community Bulletin in hard copy by mail, please send a check for $10 (for 1
year = 12 issues) payable to Afghan Communicator, for postage purposes.
Please look for our Bulletin (and other activities by Afghan Communicator)
online at www.AfghanCommunicator.com, coming soon.

Thank you,

Rameen Javid Moshref
Executive Director
Afghan Communicator

PUBLICATION- The Most Essential Words in Uzbek, CAFE Publication

Posted by: CAFE <cafeuzbek(a)aol.com>
Posted: 23 Aug 2002


Learning Uzbek Language? Our organization has been working in Uzbekistan for 
10 years and has now published the book "The Most Essential Words in Uzbek" 
by Chris Duff. It is essentially the first 1000 words of Uzbek you should 
learn. It comes from on the ground experience and is field tested.

The price is $5 plus shipping and handling.

Please order your copy(s) by emailing cafeuzbek(a)aol.com.

PUBLICATION- Toronto Studies in Central and Inner Asia

Posted by: Gillian Long <gillian.long(a)utoronto.ca>
Posted: 23 Aug 2002


Dear Colleagues,

I am happy to announce that the latest publication in our series "Toronto
Studies in Central and Inner Asia", Volume 5 'Continuity and Change in
Central and Inner Asia' is now available.

Please see our website <www.utoronto.ca/deeds/cias/ciashtml/> for the Tables
of Content of this and the earlier four volumes.

The following special "Back to School" pricing is available for a limited
time only:

 * Volume 1 - $12 (Canadian)
 * Volume 2 - $25
 * Volume 3 - $25 - or buy the set of 4 for $75
 * Volume 4 - $25

 * Volume 5 - $40 - introductory special - $30

 * Extra Special! Buy all FIVE volumes for $100

For further information or to place an order, please email me directly. We
can now accept Visa and Mastercard. Taxes and shipping are not included.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Sincerely,

Gillian Long

PUBLICATION- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, 17 July 2002 Issue on Web

Posted by: Svante Cornell <svante.cornell(a)pcr.uu.se>
Posted: 20 Aug 2002


The 17 July 2002 Issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, a subscription
free Web journal with over 117,000 visitors to the site since January 2000 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 17 July 2002 issue of its biweekly Web-Journal, The Central Asia-
Caucasus Analyst.

The Institute also offers 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 ANALYTICAL ARTICLES INCLUDE:

TURKEY'S POLITICAL CRISIS AND ITS POSSIBLE IMPLICATIONS
Kemal Kaya
The political uncertainty in Turkey that began with Prime Minister Bülent
Ecevit's illness in May has now turned into a full political chaos, with the
decision on early elections in November and the government's loss of its
majority. Following deputy prime minister Hüsamettin Özkan's resignation, 6
ministers and over 50 members of parliament from Ecevit's Party have followed,
and more are expected. Turkey's crisis has far-reaching consequences for its
ties to the EU, coming just months before a crucial EU summit, as well as for
U.S. interests in the region including a possible military action against Iraq.

FIVE YEARS OF "PEACE" IN TAJIKISTAN: THE  STRANGE LOGIC OF FRAGMENTED AUTHORITY
Michael Denison
This month saw the passing of the fifth anniversary of the peace agreement
that formally ended the civil war in Tajikistan. The conflict, which began a
decade ago, claimed up to 60,000 lives and displaced ten times that number.
Although a partial attempt has been made to re-integrate warring factions into
state structures, thereby developing at least the trappings of a functioning
national polity, Tajik society remains stubbornly fissiparous. Could
Tajikistan be acquiring a fragile stability and internal logic common to
other "failed states", in which authority is wielded by, and contingent upon,
non-state actors who are preoccupied primarily with the pursuit of private
gain?

ISLAMIC EXTREMISM IN AZERBAIJAN: REALITY AND MYTH
Anar Valiyev and Yusif Valiyev
The recent violence in the village of Nardaran outside Baku exemplifies how
Islamic rhetoric is meddled into socio-economic problems in Azerbaijan. Many
factors have added to the salience of Islamic sentiment in the country: the
ideological vacuum in Azerbaijani society; the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict;
the deteriorating social-economic situation, one million refugees; the
destructive activity of foreign states, mainly Iran, in exporting radical
Islamic ideas; and the Chechen war and refugees from the North Caucasus. All
these factors contributed to the establishment of dozens mostly illegal
Islamic organizations. The absence of a thoughtful state policy on religion
has led to a growing number of people wishing to change the current secular
statehood of Azerbaijan.

PUTIN'S PRAGMATIC APPROACH TO CIS COUNTRIES IS PAYING OFF
James Purcell Smith
Since the beginning of 2001, Russian foreign policy changed its tone in
relations with almost all CIS countries from a big brother attitude to a
pragmatic approach. This approach has been immensely more fruitful for Russia
in its relations with CIS countries than the former foreign policy under
president Boris Yeltsin. Russia's influence over countries like Ukraine,
Azerbaijan, and Central Asia has expanded with the new strategy, even
considering the U.S. military presence in Central Asia. Putin's mobility and
ability to sign deals with the CIS states is strengthening Russia's influence
in the entire CIS.


THE FIELD REPORTS INCLUDE:

A NEW LAW MAY LIMIT POLITICAL FREEDOM IN KAZAKHSTAN
On June 20, just before its summer recess, Kazakhstan's parliament passed the
draft law on political parties which, according to experts, greatly restricts
the political rights of citizens. The controversial law, which may
dramatically change the course of political developments in Kazakhstan, was
signed into law by the president of the country amid strong protests from
opposition.

CLIMATIC CHANGES INFLICTED SERIOUS CASUALTIES TO AZERBAIJAN'S AGRICULTURE
According to the data of the Ministry of Agriculture, the global climatic
changes have affected Azerbaijan too. Torrential rains have done a significant
damage to the economy of Azerbaijan of about 100 billions manat. (ca. US$20
million). Emergency measures are being taken, while tropical heat is spreading
over the country, potentially creating more problems.

ANOTHER OUTBREAK OF TYPHOID IN TAJIKISTAN
A special Emergency Commission mobilized by the Tajik Government reports that
246 people have been hospitalized with suspected typhoid in the Bokhtar
district of Khatlon province in southern Tajikistan. 53 cases have been
confirmed. The tests of water in this area proved that these patients,
residents of six villages, were contaminated from the local water supply
system.

EBRD SUPPORTS MICRO AND SMALL ENTERPRISES IN KYRGYZSTAN
In early July, the EBRD launched a new program to support the growth of Micro-
and Small enterprises in Kyrgyzstan. Small businesses account for over 60% of
Kyrgyzstan's workforce, yet financing by local banks is very limited.
Moreover, earlier programs have largely failed due to high interest rates,
government interference, and confusing standards.

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. 900-1000 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 Asia-Caucasus Analyst, 31 July 2002 Issue on Web

Posted by: Svante Cornell <svante.cornell(a)pcr.uu.se>
Posted: 20 Aug 2002


The 31 July 2002 Issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, a subscription
free Web journal with over 119,000 visitors to the site since January 2000 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 31 July 2002 issue of its biweekly Web-Journal, The Central
Asia-Caucasus Analyst.

The Institute also offers 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 ANALYTICAL ARTICLES INCLUDE:

COMPROMISED FROM THE START: THE AFGHAN INTERIM ADMINISTRATION AND THE DRUGS
TRADE
Tamara Makarenko
The seizure of 215kg of heroin on the Afghan-Tajik border in early July may be
heralded as a triumph of authorities, but does little to suggest that the
Afghan drugs trade is under threat. This record seizure highlights that the
trade has successfully recovered from the 2000 opium ban announced and
enforced by the Taliban. The Afghan drug trade has not been deterred by the
war on terrorism or American military presence.  Obsessions with the role of
the Taliban and Al Qaeda in the drugs trade have contributed to the resurgence
of the drugs trade, as this failure to understand the dynamics of the trade
allows the major players responsible for producing and trafficking opiates to
operate with few obstacles.

QUARRELING BROTHERS: AZERBAIJANI-TURKMEN RELATIONS
Anar Valiyev
On July 8, the Azerbaijani tanker General Shikhlinskiy exploded in the Turkmen
port of Turkmenbashi, killing six Azeri sailors. An investigation is going on,
but the Turkmen opposition and several Azerbaijani newspapers have blamed the
Turkmen government for the incident, showing the unwillingness of the Turkmen
authorities to investigate the case. The tragedy showed how deep suspicions
between the two government are running. Years of disputes over the Caspian sea
and the mutual enmity of Presidents Aliyev and Niyazov have made the gap
between these ethnically closest nations ever wider. Meanwhile, the active
militarization of the Caspian states, including Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan,
could lead to confrontation.

CLOUDS GATHERING OVER POST-TALIBAN AFGHANISTAN
Rahimullah Yusufzai
Insecurity, warlordism, slow reconstruction and botched US military operations
are some of the challenges confronting post-Taliban Afghanistan. The
expectations that the collapse of the Taliban regime would make the isolated,
war-ravaged country secure and peaceful haven't materialized. The destruction
of al-Qaeda and killing or capture of Osama bin Laden, two of the major
objectives of the US war on terrorism, remain largely unaccomplished. Moves by
transitional President Hamid Karzai's fractious coalition government to
consolidate its writ beyond Kabul have met fierce resistance. There have been
some achievements, but a lot more needs to be done to revive faith in
Afghanistan's ability to surmount its endless problems.

WARNINGS OF ISLAMIC MILITANT INCURSION PROMPT ANXIETY IN KYRGYZSTAN
Alisher Khamidov
Kyrgyz Security Officials are issuing alarming reports of fresh incursions by
the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan amidst growing domestic instability.
Quoting the head of the Kyrgyz Security Council Mishir Ashirkulov, several
mainstream Russian news services reported last week that Juma Namangoni, the
notorious leader of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan who was reportedly
killed several months ago in clashes between U.S.-led alliance and the
Taliban, is still alive. According to these reports, under his leadership,
members of the IMU are trying to cross the Afghan-Tajik border to regroup in
their former stronghold located in mountainous villages in eastern Tajikistan.

THE FIELD REPORTS INCLUDE:

KAZAKH-UZBEK BORDER DISPUTE  TRIGGERS  OFF NATIONALISTIC EMOTIONS
Officials in Kazakhstan usually try to underplay the minor skirmishes which
sporadically flare up along the contested sections of the Kazakh-Uzbek border.
Meanwhile, the heightening tensions over the disputed border areas of Bagys
and Turkestan are aptly used by various nationalistic forces in Kazakhstan who
wish to make a political windfall out of the worsening relations between the
two countries.

IS PAN-TURKISM STILL ALIVE?
Turkey's successes in the world cup led to the outpouring of joy throughout
the Turkic world. Especially in Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan, thousands of
people poured out on the streets in Euphoria in numbers that no political
figure can muster. In Turkmenistan, the President got so worried that he
prohibited the celebrations.

AZERBAIJAN AND IRAN: DRAWING CLOSER OF POSITIONS OR ESTRANGEMENT
Lately some activity has been observed in Iranian-Azerbaijani relations. While
last years' naval incident almost brought all attempts of the two sides to
establish good-neighborly relations to naught, a dangerous military standoff
in the region has been avoided. The recent visit of President Aliyev to Iran
and a subsequent increase in relations has spurred hope for a solution to
outstanding bilateral problems.

PRESIDENT AKAYEV HOLDS A ROUNDTABLE FOR UNITY
At a roundtable held on July 26th, President Askar Akaev called all the
political forces of Kyrgyzstan to preserve peace and consensus in the
country.  The roundtable took place in the state residence "Ala-Archa" under
the motto "Interaction and cooperation in the name of Kyrgyzstan."  As in two
other such meetings held previously, the main purpose of the roundtable was
not to make decisions but to have a dialogue between representatives of the
Kyrgyz government, opposition, NGOs, and mass media.

The Analyst provides a rigorous, concise and nonpartisan forum where
specialists can assess issues and events in the Central Asia-Caucasus region
for a broad audience of business people, journalists, policy makers,
government officials, diplomats and academics.  The Analyst seeks regional
specialists, journalists, economists, and political scientists to join its
pool of authors who are then asked to contribute short, timely, analytical
articles, ca. 900-1000 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- Books on Central Asia from Kegan Paul

Posted by: Kegan Paul <books(a)keganpaul.com>
Posted: 20 Aug 2002


Kegan Paul is publishing:

A Thousand Years of the Tartars
E. H. Parker

This is the definitive history of the Tartars up to the conquests of Ghengis
Khan as seen by the Chinese, using original Chinese histories beginning with
the first Chinese references to the nomads "whose country was on the back of
a horse", Professor Parker traces the rise and fall of the seven great
Tartar empires who fought the Chinese for control of North China for a
thousand years. Here are to be found the best accounts of the adventurous
warriors and bannermen whose proud traditions were passed down to their
Manchu descendants, the last rulers of imperial China. Famous battles,
ingenious military strategies, dynastic struggles, ritual sacrifices, royal
intrigues and the rivalries of the Tartar harems are described in detail, as
is the Tartar way of life in which children were taught to ride from
infancy, and to believe that force was their only law.
August 2002 - Kegan Paul History of Civilization  234 x 156 mm, 290pp, 5
maps 0-7103-0746-2 Hb £65/$110


Ancient Civilizations and Ruins of Turkey From Prehistoric Times until the End
of the Roman Empire
Ekrem Akurgal

This book is aimed at those interested in archaeology and ancient history.
It contains detailed information on the main site to be read before
visiting. The plans and photographs provide concise information concerning
each site which can be read on the spot. It covers all civilizations and
ruined sites from 7000 BC to the beginning of the 20th century. It would be
difficult to think of any single volume that covers such a period of time in
such a practical form.
October 2002 - Kegan Paul Library of Archaeology and History 234 x 156 mm,
518pp, 112 plates, maps, and drawings 0-7103-0776-4 Hb £65/$110


Constantinople and Istanbul Old and New
H. G. Dwight

This substantial account of Constantinople- or Istanbul as it is known
today- is both a history and a guide to that magnificent and fabled
metropolis where east and west have met for many centuries. Written in 1915
when, as Stamboul, the city was the last stop on the Orient Express, it is
illustrated with many rare period photographs. This book for the general
reader evokes all the colour and richness of the ultimate oriental city,
ancient capital of the Byzantine and Ottoman empires, captured on the brink
of modernization in the first years after the revolution. The author
describes everyday life in the city, - the features of permanent interest,
the traces of Byzantium and the quays of the Golden Horn as well as the
feasts, customs, festivals and holidays that once enlivened Constantinople
but are now only a memory.  This is a portrait of the Istanbul that all
travellers hope to find - and still can, in the pages of this book.
August 2002 - Kegan Paul Travellers Series 234 x 156 mm, 592pp, 164
photographs 0-7103-0721-7  Hb £95/$161.50


At the Court of the Amir of Afghanistan
John Alfred Gray

Written one hundred years before the events which propelled Afghanistan into
the media spotlight, this book gives the reader an insight into the lives
and customs of the people of this turbulent nation. Detailing his journey
through Afghanistan and his encounters with all levels of Afghan society,
from slaves and nomads to royalty, Gray paints a picture of a land that in
many respects has remained unchanged for the past century. Featuring many
descriptions on the land and its people, this work is an important tool in
understanding this still mysterious country.
October 2002 - Kegan Paul Library of Central Asia, 216 x 138 mm, 550pp
0-7103-0780-2 Hb £75/$127.50


The Ottoman Empire and Local Societies in Change
Kayoko Hayashi and Mahir Aydin

When the Ottoman Empire undertook the reform for re-centralization and
westernization in the first half of the 19th century, the first task was to
introduce a new taxation system, which would necessitate the inspection of
the population. For this reason, just after the declaration of Tanzimat,
taxpayers in the empire and their income were investigated. This volume
examines temettuat defterleri belonging to five cities from Balkan to
Anatolia and tries to show various socio-economic aspects in the period of
change.
December 2002 - Islamic Area Studies 234 x 156mm, 254pp, 0-7103-0801-9 Hb
£85/$144.50


Islam and Revolution *NEW IN HARDBACK*
John S. Guest

The present anthology is designed to serve as a detailed and reliable
introduction to the ideas and pronouncements of one of the most significant
figures of our age.  Imam Khomeini is a controversial figure, but despite
the mammoth coverage of Iranian affairs, little is truly known of his ideas
and thoughts.
October 2002 - Kegan Paul Library of Central Asia 234 x 156mm 460pp
0-7103-0805-1 Hb £75/$127.50


Islam in Politics in Russia and Central Asia
Edited by Stéphane Dudoignon and Hisao Komatsu

The colloquium which is the basis fir this work aimed to gather from
different countries historians, political scientists sociologists, and
anthropologists dealing with modern and contemporary history of Central
Eurasia, for a common reflection on various phenomena that led to a
political valuation of Islam under non-Muslim domination, whether Russian or
Chinese, since the beginning of the 18th century. As to present time, a
comparative approach of the current situations in the Russian Federation and
the new independent states of Central Asia has allowed us to study the
various modes of political instrumentalization of Islam, by both political
power and opposition, in such various areas as the Ferghana Valley in
Uzbekistan and the Volga-Urals region of Russia. In their papers, the
contributors have commonly tried to reverse or at least to nuance current
stereotypes on the supposed consubstantiality between religion and politics
in contemporary Islam. Most of the studies collected in the present volume
have focused on the role which has been played by state policy in the
evolution of Islam and its institutions in Central Eurasia (hence the title
Islam in Politics), with a special attention for European Russia and Central
Asia. from the early 18th century reforms of Peter the Great, to the
political use of religion by Vladimir Putin's regime in Russia or Islam
Karimov's in Uzbekistan
NOW AVAILABLE Islamic Area Studies Series, 234 x 156 mm, 375 pp, 0710307675
Hb £85/$144.50


An Anthology of Mongolian Traditional Literature
Charles Bawden

This introduction to both written and oral Mongolian literature from the
thirteenth to the nineteenth century provides a rare insight into the
changing world views of the Mongolian people: from clan society to Soviet
culture. Translated by renowned scholar Charles Bawden, the work is
organised into Histories, Legends, Didactic literature, Epics, Shamanistic
Incantations, Folk-tales, Myths, Sino-Mongolian Prose Literature, Lyrics and
Other Verse and Reminiscences, concluding with a modern short story. This
important work, which makes the rich tradition of Mongolian literature
available for the first time, will be essential reading for many years to
come.
Spring 2003 - 234 x 156 mm, 0-7103-0654-7 Hb £75/$127.50


Re-Entering the Silk Routes Current Scandinavian Research on Central Asia
Birgit N. Schlyter And Mirja Juntunen

Central Asian studies in Scandinavia go back to the 19th century, following
the tradition established by Sven Hedin, the great Swedish explorer of
eastern Turkestan and Tibet. Now that the political seclusion of Central
Asia is ending after some fifty years, Scandinavian scholars are reentering
the Silk Routes, with an interdisciplinary approach that provides clues to
the cultural roots of Central Asian societies and opens new horizons for
research. Some of the twelve papers in this volume deal with the current
political situation in the former Soviet Central Asian republics and
Afghanistan, which are also considered to be part of central Asia. Other
papers are concerned with archaeological exploration in Xinjiang, a recently
discovered Mongolian manuscript of Chinggis Khan, stories about Tibetan
travellers to the other world and, finally, linguistic issues related to
Mongolian and the still controversial question of the relationship between
the so-called Altaic languages.
NOW AVAILABLE 216 x 138 mm, 220pp 0 7103 0608 3 Hb £75/$127.50


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ON-LINE PUBLICATION- Volunteer Voices, Issue 8, Volunteerism in Central Asia

Posted by: Annabel Soizic Dubot <Annabel.Soizic.Dubot(a)unvolunteers.org>
Posted: 12 Aug 2002


UNV is happy to announce that the 8th issue of Volunteer Voices (the UNV 
e-newsletter on volunteerism in the CIS region and Mongolia) is now on-line 
at this following link:
<www.iyv2001.org/iyv_eng/news/index.htm>

You will also soon find it on local servers at:
<www.VnewsUNV.freenet.kg>
<www.VnewsUNV.freenet.uz>
<www.VnewsUNV.freenet.kz>

The titles you will find in this special summer issue are:

 * Ukraine: volunteers help to curb spread of HIV/AIDS
 * Kyrgyzstan: draft bill on volunteerism
 * Mongolia: First UNISTAR Volunteers
 * Projects targets universities as a source for volunteer coaches in the CIS
 * Ukraine: year 2002 Clean Up Campaign
 * Organization of the month: Belarus information center on human right
   education
 * Volunteer story: Ainash Sadvacassova in Kazakhstan

We would like to remind you that Volunteer Voices is an electronic 
newsletter and is not available in print. However, you can print it out for 
your own use or for display/distribution purposes.

Also, we encourage you to tell us of any volunteer-related issues taking 
place in the CIS region and Mongolia (seminar, event, project, publication, 
work camp, survey, policy...). You can send your contributions to Diana 
Perez-Buck (diana.perez-buck(a)unv.org), by e-mail (preferably including a 
picture).

If you wish to join our mailing-list, send a message to 
diana.perez-buck(a)unv.org, with your name, country, e-mail, and link to 
volunteerism. We will be glad to add you to our readers.

We hope that you will enjoy the reading and find it interesting.

Sincerely,

Annabel Soizic DUBOT
VV Editor
UNV Brussels

ON-LINE PUBLICATION- New Stories at Central Asia Fiction

Posted by: Central Asia Fiction <cafeditor(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 12 Aug 2002


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

New and exciting short stories from Afghanistan, Tajikistan and all over 
Central Asia are anxiously waiting to be read at the CAF website! 

Also enjoy the updated CAF Photo Gallery with fantastic new photos submitted 
from all over Central Asia! 

SUBMIT STORIES AND PHOTOS 

Central Asia Fiction is now accepting submissions of new fictional stories 
and modern photos of Central Asia for publication on its website: 
http://cenasia-fiction.netfirms.com 
Submissions to: cafeditor(a)yahoo.com 

Warmest regards, 

CAF Editor

PUBLICATION- ANOR 12, Russ. Colonization of the Kazak Steppe, Gulnar Kendirbai

Posted by: Juergen Paul <paul(a)orientphil.uni-halle.de>
Posted: 12 Aug 2002


ANOR 12
Gulnar Kendirbai: Land and People. The Russian Colonization of the Kazak
Steppe. Berlin (Klaus Schwarz Verlag) 2002. 75 pages, EUR 10,20.
ISBN 3-87997-502-7

ABSTRACT

The Russian colonization of the Kazak Steppe was characterized by the 
seizure of Kazak grazing lands by Europeans, mostly Russian Cossacks and 
peasants. This process began soon after the annexation of the Kazak Younger 
Horde in 1731, long before the Kazak lands were officially declared state 
property given to the Kazaks for collective use in the Provisional Statute 
of 1868. The paper investigates this process of colonization. Special 
attention is given to the proceedings of the official commissions who tried, 
on the basis of "scientific" reasoning, to delimitate the amount of land 
required for the Kazaks and their flocks and thus to provide a rationale to 
hand all the "excessive" lands over to the settlers. It is based on the 
reports of these commissions, on archival sources and on contemporary Kazak 
material.

ORDERS

The paper can be ordered by ordinary mail at
Klaus Schwarz Verlag GmbH
Postfach 410240
D-12112 Berlin

or by telephone at
+30-7922944 or +30-3228523
fax +30-7922944

or by email at
info(a)klaus-schwarz-verlag.com

ANOR

ANOR is a series of mini-monographs 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. All correspondence related to ANOR, including 
submission of manuscripts, should be addressed to Prof. Juergen Paul, 
Institut fuer Orientalistik, Muehlweg 15, D- 06114 Halle, or Prof. Ingeborg 
Baldauf, Humboldt-Universitaet, Mittelasienwissenschaft, Unter den Linden 6, 
D-10099 Berlin. Email addresses: paul(a)orientphil.uni-halle.de 
ingeborg.baldauf(a)rz.hu-berlin.de


BACK NUMBERS

You can view a list of back numbers at
www.klaus-schwarz-verlag/com/schiler/anor/htm

PUBLICATION- News about Mongolia from Montsame News Agency

Posted by: Montsame News Agency <montsame(a)pop.magicnet.mn>
Posted: 11 Aug 2002


Dear Sir or Madam,

First of all, let me introduce our desk and what we do.  Mongolian National 
News Agency MONTSAME's main aim is to efficiently supply mass media in the 
country with domestic and foreign news, as well as inform the world with 
Mongolia's diverse heritage and modern life and culture.  And its News 
Abroad Desk is responsible for issuing daily domestic news in English and 
Russian.  The daily news items reach up to 25.  The desk provides its 
subscribers with a comprehensive review of up-to-date news gathered by own 
journalists and from other sources throughout the country.  The bulletins 
are delivered to press offices and foreign organizations in Ulaanbaatar, as 
well as, to foreign and abroad embassies.

As the year for Travel to Mongolia-2003 approaches, MONTSAME foreruns in 
promoting the country's image abroad.  Thus, we kindly ask you to help us in 
contacting with leading Mongolists of various countries in order to deliver 
them our daily news about Mongolia free.  Email addresses and short intro 
would contribute greatly to our effort.

We appreciate your time and effort.

Looking forward to hearing from you,

News Abroad Desk
Montsame News Agency
Jigjidjaviin Street -8 (P.O.B -1514)
Ulaanbaatar
Mongolia
Fax: +976-11-327857
Email: montsame(a)pop.magicnet.mn

PUBLICATION- Central Asia and the Caucasus, 2002 No. 4

Posted by: Murad Esenov <murad(a)communique.se>
Posted: 8 Aug 2002


Dear Colleagues,

I bring to your attention the contents of the fourth issue (Volume 16, no. 
4) of the journal "Central Asia and the Caucasus" (in English and Russian).
It will be published in late August.  To inquire about more details, as well
as to subscribe, please contact:

Murad Esenov
Central Asia and the Caucasus
Center for Social and Political Studies
Sweden
tel/fax: (46) 920 620 16
e-mails:
murad(a)communique.se
murad(a)ca-org
http://www.ca-c.org

CENTRAL ASIA AND THE CAUCASUS
Journal of Social and Political Studies
No. 4 (16), 2002

IN THIS ISSUE:

REGIONAL POLITICS

Wlodzimierz Cimoszewicz. POLAND'S FOREIGN POLICY AND THE CENTRAL ASIAN
   REGION AT THE TURN OF THE 21ST CENTURY

Xing Guangcheng. THE SHANGHAI COOPERATION ORGANIZATION IN THE FIGHT AGAINST
   TERRORISM, EXTREMISM, AND SEPARATISM

Jannatkhan Eivazov. THE ANTITERRORIST CAMPAIGN AND NEW GEOPOLITICAL AND
   SECURITY TRENDS IN THE REGIONAL SYSTEMS OF CENTRAL ASIA AND THE CAUCASUS

Murat Laumulin. CENTRAL ASIA AFTER 11 SEPTEMBER

Saodat Olimova, Muzaffar Olimov. ANTITERRORIST CAMPAIGN IN AFGHANISTAN AND
   ITS IMPACT ON CENTRAL ASIAN NEIGHBORS

Makhir Khalifa-zadeh. SECURITY PROBLEMS IN ASIA AND CERTAIN ASPECTS OF U.S.
   FOREIGN POLICY

Irina Zhmuida, Marina Morozova. THE GOLDEN CRESCENT AND CENTRAL ASIA: HEROIN
   EXPANSION

Sergei Golunov. RUSSIA-KAZAKHSTAN: "SECURITY AND COOPERATION" DILEMMA ALONG
   THE COMMON BORDER

Roger N. McDermott. THE CRISIS IN THE KAZAKH ARMED FORCES

Sergei Kamenev. TURKMENISTAN'S FOREIGN POLICY

Sevara Sharapova. UZBEKISTAN'S MULTISIDED DIPLOMACY IN THE CONTEXT OF
    ANTITERRORIST CAMPAIGN

ETHNIC RELATIONS

Fatima Albakova. STATE SYSTEM IN CRISIS AS A CATALYST OF ETHNOPOLITICAL
   TENSION

Bulent Aras, Havva Karakas-Keles. TURCO-ARMENIAN RELATIONS: A CRITICAL
   ANALYSIS

Guram Svanidze, Konstantin Kokoev. EMIGRATION FROM GEORGIA AND ITS REASONS
   (Results of a Sociological Survey)

Baurzhan Zhanguttin. KAZAKHSTAN'S SLAVIC POPULATION: DEMOGRAPHIC
   CHARACTERISTICS AND STATUS

Natalia Belitser. THE CRIMEAN TARTARS AND ELECTIONS-2002 IN UKRAINE

RELIGION IN SOCIETY

Igor Dobaev. RADICAL WAHHABISM AS AN EXTREMIST RELIGIOUS-POLITICAL IDEOLOGY

Guli Yuldasheva. ISLAM IN UZBEKISTAN: PECULIARITIES AND PERSPECTIVES FOR
   DEVELOPMENT IN THE CONTEXT OF GLOBAL CHANGES IN ISLAM

REGIONAL ECONOMIES

Viacheslav Komarov. INVESTMENT ACTIVITIES IN THE CIS

Valeriy Kuzmenko. VERTICAL INTEGRATION AS A FACTOR OF ECONOMIC GROWTH IN
   GUUAM AND EURASEC

Maia Nebieridze. TRACECA AND THE GREAT SILK ROAD AS A FACTOR IN REBUILDING
   GEORGIA'S TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY

Ilkhom Ibragimov. ECONOMIC POLICY AND STRUCTURAL REFORM IN UZBEKISTAN

FOR YOUR INFORMATION

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

 - Antiterrorist Campaign of the West and Its Impact on the Local Situation

 - Power and Elections

 - Russia and the West: Cooperation or Competition?

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- AyurVijnana, Vol. 8, Traditional Mongolian Medicine

Posted by: Barbara Gerke <ittmk(a)vsnl.com>
Posted: 8 Aug 2002


Dear Readers:

We are happy to announce the publication of the eighth volume of 
AyurVijnana, dedicated to Traditional Mongolian Medicine.

This special issue of AyurVijnana focuses on the history and revival of
traditional Mongolian medicine - the dynamism between tradition and
innovation. The articles, mostly written by Mongolian authors, offer a deep
insight into the education of traditional Mongolian doctors, their
curriculum in different schools, discussions on medicinal plants and
manufacturing of Mongolian medicines, problems of plant conservation and
Tibetan-Mongolian medical literature accompanied by interviews with
Mongolian doctors. This issue also includes summaries of two doctoral
theses, brief biographies of Mongolian physicians, a summary of the Hohhot
conference in 2001, and a documentation of an expedition to modern
health-care facilities and traditional bone setters in the Gobi desert.

Detailed list of contents and the editorial can be seen on the ITTM website
at: www.kreisels.com/ittm

The previous seven volumes of AYURVIJNANA were sent out as complementary
copies to our readers and all articles are available on the ITTM homepage at
www.kreisels.com/ittm.

This issue now comes to 108 pages. The printing costs of 500 issues, covered
with traditional hand-made paper, have partially been co-sponsored by
individual donors. To cover the remaining expenses we request a contribution
of US$ 10 per copy from our readers abroad.

Contributions can best be sent in the form of an American Express
Traveller's cheque in the name of "ITTM - A/C - IRC" by registered mail to:
International Trust for Traditional Medicine
Vijnana Niwas, Madhuban, Kalimpong 734 301
West Bengal, India

On receiving your contribution we shall send your copy by air-mail to your
address.

We look forward to your patronage, support and response to the issue.

With best wishes
Sincerely,

Barbara Gerke

Editor
AYURVIJNANA

International Trust for Traditional Medicine
Vijnana Niwas, Madhuban, Kalimpong 734 301
West Bengal, India

E-mail: ittmk(a)vsnl.com
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PUBLICATION- Transoxiana: E-journal of Asian Studies from Argentina (in Spanish)

Posted by: Paola E. Raffetta <paola_raffetta(a)uolsinectis.com.ar>
Posted: 6 Aug 2002
 

Dear Colleagues:

The new issue of Transoxiana is on-line.

Transoxiana is a free-access e-journal on Asian Studies from the School of 
Oriental Studies, Universidad del Salvador, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Available at http://www.transoxiana.com.ar/

TRANSOXIANA
Estudios Orientales
Publicación Electrónica

Transoxiana 4 - Julio 2002

Indice:

Editorial

Las Sandalias en Egipto
Alejandra Cersósimo

Sasanians in Africa (original en ingles)
Sasanidas en Africa (abstract in Spanish)
Matteo Compareti

Los mitos sobre el diluvio universal
Graciela N. Gestoso Singer

El "Destino del Guerrero":
Un paralelo en la meseta de Armenia
Vartan Matiossián

Maat
Susana Romero

La imagen de Buddha
Paula Savón


Transoxiana 3
November 2001

Transoxiana 2
June 2001

Transoxiana 1
June 2000

Colaboraron...

Nos escriben...

Recomendamos...

Escuela de Estudios Orientales "RP Ismael Quiles SJ"
Universidad del Salvador


Lic. Paola E. Raffetta, Editora
paola_raffetta(a)uolsinectis.com.ar

PUBLICATION- Journal of International and Comparative Law at Chicago-Kent, Vol. 2

Posted by: Journal of International & Comparative Law <jicl(a)kentlaw.edu>
Posted: 6 Aug 2002


The Staff of the Journal of International and Comparative Law at
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology is pleased to
announce the on-line publication of Volume 2 of the journal available at:
www.kentlaw.edu/jicl/.

This volume features the following articles:

 * Eric W. Sievers, Uzbekistan's Mahalla: From Soviet to Absolutist Residential
   Community Associations

 * Samuel J. Levine, Teaching Jewish Law in American Law Schools Part II: An
   Annotated Syllabus

 * Geoffrey Christopher Rapp, Nothing Quiet on the Eastern Front: Troubling
   Developments in the Russian Market for Corporate Control

 * Amie Jasmine Ahanchian, Reducing the Impact of the European Union's
   Invisible Hand on the Economy by Limiting the Application of the Transfer of
   Undertakings Provision

 * Ilan Saban, Offensiveness Analyzed: Lessons for Comparative Analysis of Free
   Speech Doctrines

 * Christopher Scott Maravilla, Ability of a State-Owned Enterprise to Declare
   Force Majeure Based Upon Actions of the State

The Journal of International and Comparative Law at Chicago-Kent College of
Law, Illinois Institute of Technology is published by the students of
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, 565 West
Adams Street, Chicago, Illinois 60661.

PUBLICATION- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, 3 July 2002 Issue on Web

Posted by: Svante Cornell <svante.cornell(a)pcr.uu.se> (by way of Harvard Program on Central Asia & the Caucasus <centasia(a)fas.harvard.edu>)
Posted: 2 Aug 2002


The 3 July 2002 Issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, a subscription
free Web journal with over 116,000 visitors to the site since January 2000 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 3 July 2002 issue of its biweekly Web-Journal, The Central Asia-
Caucasus Analyst.

The Institute also offers 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 ANALYTICAL ARTICLES INCLUDE:

THE NORTH - SOUTH TRANSPORT CORRIDOR
Regine A. Spector
Over the past five years, the United States and the European Union have
emphasized the important role of countries of the Caucasus and Central Asia in
the development of East-West energy and transport routes, linking Central and
South Asia with Europe. Less noted, however, have been ongoing developments in
the creation of North-South transport routes linking markets in South Asia
with Europe via Iran and Russia. While recent analyses of Russian-Iranian
relations have largely focused on weapons and technology transfers from Russia
to Iran, the nascent North-South transport corridor signals an attempt to
restore the historic trade of conventional commodities between South Asia and
Europe. This project also demonstrates the common interest of regional
countries to multiply the number of trade route options that extend north and
south, as well as east and west.

THE TURKMEN CHALLENGE IN RUSSIAN-U.S.-RELATIONS
Stephen Blank
The new U.S.-Russian partnership expressly includes joint discussions and
actions in Central Asia. As discussion on energy issues show,  these
discussions are not restricted to the war on terrorism. U.S. policymakers seem
ready to grant Russia considerable influence in Central Asia, provided U.S.
interests are also defended.  This could become a durable basis for the
external provision of security to the area, but there are potential problems
that could erode the mutual confidence needed for partnership to work.  One
such problem is the future of Turkmenistan where the erratic and sultanistic
regime of Sapirmurad Niyazov is clearly in grave trouble.

IS THE PROPOSED RUSSIA-CHINA-INDIA PIPELINE FEASIBLE?
Aftab Kazi
India has sought the construction of an energy pipeline from Russia across
Central Asia and China. This proposal shows the Indian wish to avoid energy
dependence on Pakistan at any cost, despite the mounting energy needs in
India. Although welcomed by Russia and China for further discussion, the
feasibility of this pipeline project is highly doubtful for economic,
technical, environmental, and security reasons. Whereas the idea could, if
constructed, change the energy architecture of the region, it is highly
unlikely to be endorsed by the Chinese government.

KAZAKHSTAN DESIRES MILITARY BASES TOO
Rafis Abazov
On June 19, Kazakh TV announced that the Pentagon had requested permission to
use the Almaty civilian airport for US military aircraft in the antiterrorist
campaign in Afghanistan. This posed a dilemma to the Kazakhstani leadership,
which is deeply divided on the whether Kazakhstan needs US military bases.
Kazakhstan remains strongly tied to the Russian security system through the
CIS Security Treaty and bilateral security agreements. Opponents of the base
argue that US presence in Kazakhstan may jeopardize relations with Russia.
Proponents argue that increasing US military assistance to Tashkent has
disturbed the strategic balance in Central Asia and given additional
advantages to Kazakhstan's long-time rival, Uzbekistan, and that only American
help can restore that equilibrium.

THE FIELD REPORTS INCLUDE:

CHARKILIK-FROM VILLAGE TO MINING METROPOLIS
Charkilik is an example of provincial Uyghur settlements that are being
completely revamped by Chinese infrastructure. But Uyghurs are skeptical of
the apparent improvements, because with infrastructure comes Chinese
immigration into Xinjiang. Uyghurs complain of not getting the jobs that
development brings their hometowns.

AZERBAIJAN TO HOLD REFERENDUM OVER CONSTITUTIONAL CHANGES
On June 21, the Constitutional Court of Azerbaijan approved the draft bill on
a referendum on the introduction of changes to the Constitution of Azerbaijan,
submitted by President Aliyev. According to the draft bill, President Aliyev
proposed several changes to the Constitution which are expected to be adopted
by referendum on August 24.

LAND PRIVATIZATION SCHEME IN KAZAKHSTAN REVEALS A LONG CHAIN OF CHEATING
The long-awaited privatization of farmland in Kazakhstan  tends to become he
most controversial issue. The scheme, originally generated by a handful of
agricultural officials and designed to rectify the mistakes of the past tends
to acquire political coloring, the only looser in all this scuffle being small
farmers.

ANOTHER COUNTRY: EMIGRATION PICKS UP IN UZBEKISTAN
As millions of dollars of aid pour into Uzbekistan, millions of ordinary
Uzbeks are pouring out because very few benefits are filtering down to them.
Europe, Australia, and the Gulf are favorite destinations. But going abroad is
a risky business, and those that leave meet with mixed fortunes.

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. 900-1000 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- The End of Nomadism?, Caroline Humphrey and David Sneath

Posted by: H. Lee Willoughby-Harris <hlwh(a)dukeupress.edu>
Posted: 30 Jul 2002


Duke University Press is pleased to announce:

The End of Nomadism?
Society, State, and the Environment in Inner Asia
Caroline Humphrey and David Sneath

In The End of Nomadism? Caroline Humphrey and David Sneath confront the
romantic, ahistorical myth of the wandering nomad by revealing the complex
lives and the significant impact on Asian culture of these modern "mobile
pastoralists." In their examination of the present and future of
pastoralism, the authors recount the extensive and quite sudden social,
political, environmental, and economic changes of recent years that have
forced these peoples to respond and evolve in order to maintain their
centuries-old way of life.

Table of Contents

   Introduction
1. Cultures of Inner Asia
2. Changing Pastoral Societies and the Environment in the 20th Century
3. Rural Institutions
4. Kinship, Networks, and Residence
5. Settlement and Urbanism
6. Spatial Mobility and Inner Asian Pastoralism
7. A Family and Its Networks
8. Conclusion
   Notes
   Bibliography
   Index

1999. 368 pages, 86 figures, incl. 14 b&w photos
ISBN 0-8223-2140-8, paperback $22.95

The book may be ordered from the publisher at 888-651-0122 or at our
website www.dukeupress.edu

PUBLICATION- Central Asia News - News Digest in Russian from WPS (Russia)

Posted by: Central Asian News <ferghana(a)ferghana.ru>
Posted: 30 Jul 2002


Dear Colleagues:

The WPS (http://www.wps.ru) Media Monitoring Agency new daily digest Central 
Asia News is issued on weekdays, at 10:00 a.m., Moscow time.  It covers the 
most important articles about Central Asia states, including current events, 
anti-terror operation in Afghanistan, international cooperation, domestic 
and foreign policy issues of Central Asia countries.

The digest is based on the following sources:

 * Russian national press
 * Web media
 * Local print and electronic media

Additionally, this digest is supplemented with first-hand information 
received from Ferghana.ru (http://www.ferghana.ru) Agency correspondents.

The language is Russian.  The average size of one issue is 80-100KB.  
Subscription price is $50 per month for organizations and $25 for 
individuals.  Central Asian News is available in PDF format.  We would be 
happy if you find our new product helpful.

Best regards,

Daniil Kislov
Central Asia News Editor
WPS
ferghana(a)ferghana.ru

PUBLICATION- The Secret and Secret Societies in Islam (in French), Thierry Zarcone

Posted by: Thierry ZARCONE <thzarcone(a)compuserve.com>
Posted: 29 Jul 2002


Secret et Sociétés secrètes en Islam. Turquie, Iran, Asie centrale - 
XIXe-XXe Siècles
Author: Thierry Zarcone
Milano, Editions Archè
2002, ISBN: 88-7252-236-6-, 211 pages + 20 pictures

Order: EDIDIT: 76, rue de Quincampoix, 75003 Paris
tel. 01 48 87 42 98 ; http//www.freecyb.com

The author. Thierry Zarcone, is a member of the CNRS and an expert on Islam
and intellectual history (19th-20th centuries) of Turkey, Central Asia and
Xinjiang. He is also a member of the Advisory Panel of Experts on Freedom
of Religion or Belief (OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human
Rights - Warsaw).

CONTENTS:

1 * FRANC-MACONNERIE EN TERRE D'ISLAM
  * Les premiers francs-maçons ottomans
  * La Franc-Maçonnerie politique
  * Franc-Maçonnerie et réformisme dans le monde iranien
  * Une " Franc-Maçonnerie de musulmans "

2 * QUEL MODÈLE POUR UNE SOCIABILITÉ SECRÈTE ?
  * La sociabilité maçonnique
  * Influences carbonari et sociétés secrètes russes

3 * LE SECRET
  * Le Secret et les secrets
  * Du secret des bektachis au secret des francs-maçons
  * Secrets de métier et secret indicible, Futuwwa et corporations musulmanes

  * Les " divulgations " maçonniques et bektachies

4 * LE MODÈLE CARBONARO-MAÇONNIQUE
  * En Turquie : le Comité Union et Progrès
  * La simplification du cérémonial
  * En Asie centrale : les épigones du Comité Union et Progrès
  * En Iran : la Ligue et la Société de l'Humanité
  * Serment, secret et hiérarchie

5 * LA VOIE DU SYMBOLE
  * Lectures islamiques de la Franc-maçonnerie
  * La Maison de l'Oubli, la Farâmûshkhâna
  * La Confrérie de la Vertu, la Tarikat-i Salahiyye
  * La Société de la Fraternité, l'Anjuman-i Ukhuwwat

Conclusion
Sources
Index

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