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CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS- Women's Studies International Forum (WSIF)

Posted by: Cigdem Balim <cbalim(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 28 Mar 2006


CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS- Women's Studies International Forum (WSIF)

Dear Colleagues,

As the regional editor responsible for the Middle East (which covers the 
Middle East, Central Asia and the Caucasus, North Africa and parts of Asia) 
I am looking forward to receiving your contributions to the journal. A well 
as research articles, you can submit conference reports and announcements, 
calls for papers, notices of new publications and requests for book reviews, 
reports, contacts, etc.

For more information about the WSIF, please go to:

http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/361/description
#description 
<http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/361/descriptio
n#description>

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions:

Cigdem Balim
Indiana University
E-mail: cbalim(a)indiana.edu

Women's Studies International Forum (formerly Women's Studies International 
Quarterly, established in 1978) is a bimonthly journal to aid the 
distribution and exchange of feminist research in the multidisciplinary, 
international area of women's studies and in feminist research in other 
disciplines. The policy of the journal is to establish a feminist forum for 
discussion and debate.

The journal seeks to critique and reconceptualize existing knowledge, to 
examine and re-evaluate the manner in which knowledge is produced and 
distributed, and to assess the implications this has for women's lives.

We seek contributions from people, individually or collectively, from 
different countries and different backgrounds, who are engaged in feminist 
research inside or outside formal educational institutions. We welcome a 
variety of approaches and resources through the whole range of disciplines: 
papers geared toward action-oriented research as well as those which address 
theoretical methodological issues; and we encourage historical reassessments 
of the lives and works of women. We urge all contributors both to 
acknowledge the cultural and social specifics of their particular approach, 
and to draw out these issues in their articles.

Cigdem Balim, PhD
Indiana University
COAS
Weatherly Hall 106
Sunrise Dr
Bloomington IN 47405
USA
Tel: (812) 855 9483

PUBL.- S.A. Razdolsky, Monasteries of the Caucasian Eparchy (in Russian)

Posted by: Maxim Barbashin <barbm(a)yandex.ru>
Posted: 27 Mar 2006


PUBL.- S.A. Razdolsky, Monasteries of the Caucasian Eparchy (in Russian)

The Center for System and Regional Studies and Prognosis (Rostov State 
University, Russia) is pleased to inform list members that the new book is 
about to come out:

Razdolsky S.A.

Monastyri Kavkazskoy eparhii i ih rol' v kul'turnom razvitii Severnogo Kavkaza
(Monasteries of the Caucasian Eparchy and Their Role in the Cultural 
Development of the Northern Caucasus) Ujnorossiyskoe obozrenie (The South 
Russian Review) Issue 33. 2006. Rostov-on-Don. Izdatelstvo SKNTS VSH. 160 p.
ISBN 5-87872-141-4

The monograph analyzes the importance of monasteries of the Caucasian 
eparchy and their role in the strengthening of the Orthodox Church in the 
South of Russia. It shows the place of the Orthodox Church in education and 
cultural integration of the region.

Center for System and Regional Studies and Prognosis
Rostov State University
344006 ul. Pushkinskaya 160, Apt. 208
Rostov-on-Don
Russia

E-mail: center(a)ippk.rsu.ru
Web: www.ippk.rsu.ru

PUBL.- Russian-French Dictionary of Legal and Economic Terms

Posted by: Philippe Frison <Philippe.FRISON(a)coe.int>
Posted: 27 Mar 2006


PUBL.- Russian-French Dictionary of Legal and Economic Terms

A Russian and French dictionary of legal and Economical terms has just been 
published in Paris (France) by Chiron publishers. Until now there were the 
two (older) volumes of Machkovsky's dictionary.

But, based on a conference translator's professional experience, the choice 
of terms has been supplemented to include more recent entries, such as 
"konkursny", which also has to do with bankruptcy.

It has some 5000 entries in the legal, economic, political and even 
sociological fields.

ISBN: 978-2-7027-1090-6

Underneath is a presentation (in French) by the publishers, available on 
Amazon.fr:
 http://www.amazon.fr/exec/obidos/ASIN/2702710905/qid=1143121474/sr=8-1/ref=
sr_8_xs_ap_i1_xgl/402-5195239-2021730

Prsentation de l'editeur

Ce lexique russe-francais/francais-russe a pour mission de suppleer 
l'absence actuelle de dictionnaires recents permettant d'apprehender la 
realite juridique et politique de la Russie prerevolutionnaire, de l'Union 
sovietique et de l'espace post-sovietique, en mettant notamment en rapport 
des dictionnaires unilingues russes et francais, ainsi que les codes civils 
et penaux de Russie et de France. Fruit de nombreuses annees de traduction 
de textes a dominante juridique et economique aupres d'organisations 
internationales, c'est aussi l'aboutissement d'un long travail systematique 
pour organiser les equivalences trouvees en pres de 5 000 entrees, choisies 
en fonction de leur pertinence juridique, economique, sociale et politique, 
ou des problemes de traduction qu'elles peuvent poser dans ces domaines. Il 
offre aux traducteurs, aux juristes, aux chercheurs, aux enseignants et aux 
etudiants qui s'interessent au russe et a l'espace post-sovietique 
contemporain un ouvrage a jour et fiable, dont les entrees sont illustrees 
de nombreux exemples et parfois de definitions pour en situer le sens et 
l'emploi dans leur contexte.

Biographie des auteurs

Philippe Frison, charge pendant plusieurs annees d'un cours de traduction 
juridique et economique russe francais a l'Institut de traducteurs, 
d'interpretes et de relations internationales (ITIRI, universite Marc-Bloch 
de Strasbourg), est traducteur de conference aupres d'une organisation 
internationale. Yekaterina Kudrina et Tatiana Zhyvylo sont traductrices, 
diplomees notamment de l'ITIRI.

PUBL.- Two Caucasus Media Institute Publications

Posted by: Caucasus Media Institute <research(a)caucasusmedia.org>
Posted: 24 Mar 2006


PUBL.- Two Caucasus Media Institute Publications

'Post Soviet Media: From Propaganda to Journalism'
Ed. Nina Iskandarian, Caucasus Media Institute, Yerevan, 2006

The Caucasus Media Institute based in Yerevan has published a new book 
called Post Soviet Media: From Propaganda to Journalism. The volume 
represents an attempt by the Caucasus Media Institute to take forward the 
debate around the role played by news media in the post-totalitarian 
countries of the former USSR and Eastern Europe.

Most of the articles in the compilation were written by journalists and 
media researchers with a post-Soviet background who took part in an earlier 
conference on the subject held in Yerevan in autumn 2003. Several articles 
were written for the volume by media specialists who come from Western 
European countries and focus their research on the development of mass media 
in a post-totalitarian setting.

The book can be collected from CMI at the address: 39 Y. Koghbatsi St., 
375010 Yerevan, Armenia. If you are overseas, please contact 
research(a)caucasusmedia.org to obtain our publications from abroad.

To know more about CMI publications, please go to www.caucasusmedia.org

The Caucasus Yearbook
Ed. Alexander Iskandaryan, Caucasus Media Institute, Yerevan, 2006

The Caucasus Media Institute based in Yerevan presents the second issue of 
its Caucasus Yearbook - an analytical review and reference book summing up 
events and tendencies in the Caucasus.

The research papers of the second issue are based on presentations given at 
the CMI International Caucasus Conference in Yerevan in spring 2005. The 
authors try to understand what the previous year meant for the Caucasus in 
terms of domestic and foreign political developments, economic changes, 
interethnic relations and religion. The volume includes reference material 
such as a list of books about the Caucasus; a list of useful web-resources; 
a brief chronology and a set of full-color maps of the Caucasus and the region.

The volume will be presented at the next CMI International Caucasus 
Conference in Yerevan on 28-29 April 2006.

The book can be collected from CMI at the address: 39 Y. Koghbatsi St., 
375010 Yerevan, Armenia. If you are overseas, please contact 
research(a)caucasusmedia.org to obtain our publications from abroad.

To know more about CMI publications, please go to www.caucasusmedia.org

PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, March 22, 2006 Issue On-Line

Posted by: Svante Cornell <svante.cornell(a)eurasia.uu.se>
Posted: 24 Mar 2006


PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, March 22, 2006 Issue On-Line

Note: New Silk Road Paper, February 2006:

'Anatomy of a Crisis: U.S.-Uzbekistan Relations, 2001-2005', 110pp.

By John C.K. Daly, Kurt H. Meppen, Vladimir Socor, and S. Frederick Starr; 
published in cooperation with the Jamestown Foundation and the U.S. 
Institute of Peace. Download at:
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/inside/publications/0602Uzbek.pdf

The 22 March issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst is now online at 
http://www.cacianalyst.org.

Highlights: This issue's CACI Analyst features Marlene Laruelle on the 
rebirth of the Tengrist 'religion' in Central Asia and Ariel Cohen & Conway 
Irwin on Azerbaijan's squeeze between Russia and Iran. Also, Talaibek 
Koichumanov analyzes the anticorruption agenda in Kyrgyzstan and Farkhad 
Tolipov reflects on the recent Uzbek crisis' implications for Central Asian 
geopolitics. Field reports contain stories on transport infrastructure 
development in Tajikistan, the anniversary of the Kyrgyz 'revolution', 
political reform in Kazakhstan, and conflicts between religious structures 
in Azerbaijan.

The PDF version of the entire issue of the 22 March CACI Analyst is 
available at:
http://www.cacianalyst.org/issues/20060322Analyst.pdf

Full contents:

Analytical Articles:

Tengrism: In Search for Central Asia's Spiritual Roots
Marlene Laruelle
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4102

Azerbaijan in the Russian-Iranian Vise
Ariel Cohen and Conway Irwin
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4103

Fighting Corruption in Kyrgyzstan
Talaibek Koichumanov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4104

Uzbekistan's Reversion, America's Revisionism, and Russia's Revanchism
Farkhad Tolipov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4105

Field Reports:

Tajikistan Plans to Improve Infrastructure, Become a Transport Hub
Zoya Pylenko
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4106

Disputes About the Role of the March 24 Events Aired in Kyrgyzstan
Aida Baltabaeva
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4107

Political Reform Efforts in Kazakhstan Bog Down in Corruption
Marat Yermukanov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4108

Conflict Brews Between Religious Structures in Azerbaijan
Gulnara Ismailova
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4109

News Digest:
http://www.cacianalyst.org/news.php

The Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst is a bi-weekly publication of the Central 
Asia-Caucasus Institute, Johns Hopkins University-SAIS.

The CACI Analyst welcomes submissions of articles and field reports. At this 
moment, we are particularly interested in submissions on economics and 
finance matters in Central Asia and the Caucasus region, but all inquiries 
are welcome.  Please contact the Editor, Svante Cornell, at scornell(a)jhu.edu 
with a short description of your article idea. Editorial principles are 
online at http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=2063

PUBL.- Robert L. Larsson, Russia's Energy Policy

Posted by: Robert Larsson <robert.larsson(a)foi.se>
Posted: 22 Mar 2006


PUBL.- Robert L. Larsson, Russia's Energy Policy

Russia's Energy Policy: Security Dimensions and Russia's Reliability as an 
Energy Supplier
Author: Robert L. Larsson

FOI-R-- 1934 --SE
March 2006
ISSN 1650-1942

The book can be downloaded for free at www.foi.se (English and Swedish 
website). Unless it appears direct, seach for it under 'publications'. For 
any inquiries, contact robert.larsson(a)foi.se

Abstract:

The objective of this study is to elucidate Russia's role as a strategic 
energy supplier by analysing its energy policy from a security political 
perspective while the aim is to assess the question of whether Russia is a 
reliable supplier of energy. This is done by focusing on Russia's resource 
base, its perceptions, domestic market management, the state's control of 
the energy sector, Russia's foreign energy relations and its energy levers.

The conclusions are that Russia's political reliability as an energy 
supplier depends on the time perspective, the receiver and the context. 
Further usage of the energy levers will likely be aimed at the former Soviet 
states, but Europe may well be affected. Beyond doubts, Russia's coercive 
energy policy should be understood in a long-term geopolitical and strategic 
context under which political, economic and market drivers coexist. Russia 
has strategic priorities to keep its influence over the CIS and its energy 
policy is one of the means used for this reason.

The international competition for Russia's resources is a future key factor. 
As a result, frictions may arise both between Russia and consumers, and 
between various consumers. The negative democratic trends in combination 
with Russia's structural instability and unpredictability in policy 
underscore that the magnitude of uncertainties concerning Russia's 
development are much higher than it first seems.

PUBL.- Song from the Land of Fire: Continuity and Change in Azerbaijanian Mugam

Posted by: Farid Guliyev <fareedaz(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 22 Mar 2006


PUBL.- Song from the Land of Fire: Continuity & Change in Azerbaijanian Mugam

Song from the Land of Fire: Azerbaijanian Mugam in the Soviet and 
Post-Soviet Periods

Author(s) - Inna Naroditskaya 
Series: Current Research in Ethnomusicology, Volume: 6

Area: Music
List Price: $90.00
ISBN: 0415940214
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 7/29/2003
Pages: 256 pages
Trim Size: 6 x 9
Illustrations: 30 b/w illus
Binding(s): Cloth

About the Book:

Song from the Land of Fire explores Azerbaijanian musical culture, a subject 
previously unexamined by American and European scholars. This book contains 
notations of mugham performance-a fusion of traditional poetry and musical 
improvisation-and analysis of hybrid genres, such as mugham-operas and 
symphonic mugham by native composers. Intimately connected to the awakening 
of Azerbaijanian national consciousness while ruled by the Russian Empire 
and the USSR, mugham is inseparable from the contexts in which it is 
produced and heard. Inna Naroditskaya provides the historical and political 
contexts for mugham and profiles the musicians, musical genealogies, and 
musical institutions of Azerbaijan. Includes Audio CD.

Table of Contents:

List of Illustrations
List of Musical Examples
List of Musical Examples on Compact Disc
Preface
Acknowledgments

1. Split Identity: The Historical and Literary Heritage of Azerbaijan
2. 'Mugham Is Not Music': The Complex Aesthetics of Islam
3. 'A Wave of Melodious Sound': The Basics of mugham
4. The Sound of Traditional mugham
5. The Social History of mugham
6. Fathers and Sons, Masters and Disciples
7. Symphonic mugham
8. Women's Voices Defying and Defining the Culture
9. Conclusion: mugham and Nationhood

Epilogue: Travel Notes
Glossary
Bibliography
Index

Copyright: 2006 Taylor & Francis Group plc.

To order, visit:

http://www.routledge-ny.com/shopping_cart/products/product_detail.asp?sku=&i
sbn=0415940214&parent_id=&pc=

For a book review, read Sascha L. Goluboff's 'Review of Inna Naroditskaya, 
Song from the Land of Fire: Continuity and Change in Azerbaijanian Mugham,' 
H-Gender-MidEast, H-Net Reviews, August, 2004.
URL: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.cgi?path=241911095336839

Farid Guliyev
Founder
The Azerbaijani_Studies List
Web: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Azerbaijani_Studies/

PUBL.- The Comparative Constitutional Review, Volume 54, Number 1 (in Russian)

Posted by: Olga Zyukova <zyukova(a)ilpp.ru>
Posted: 22 Mar 2006


PUBL.- The Comparative Constitutional Review, Volume 54, Number 1 (in Russian)

The Institute for Law and Public Policy is glad to inform you that  issue 1 
(54) of the Russian language journal 'Sravnitelnoe Konstitutsionnoe 
Obozrenie' will appear on the 17 April. Our journal has been published in 
Russia since 1993 ('Konstitutsionnoe Pravo: Vostochnoevropeiskoe Obozrenie' 
till 2003) and among its readers are justices of constitutional courts (and 
another high courts), comparative constitutional law experts, researchers, 
politicians from more than 30 countries. The full information about journal, 
another publications and activities of the Institute is available at our 
website: http://www.ilpp.ru
Here is the content of the issue with short summaries.

Sravnitelnoe Konstitutsionnoe Obozrenie
2006. No. 1 (54)

Special Reports

Andrey Medushevsky
Constitutional Crisis in Kirghizia

The author comprehensively analyzes the constitutional crisis which resulted 
from the governmental overthrow in Kirghizia on 24 March 2005. The article 
looks in detail at such matters as the causes of the crisis, its content and 
phases of development, and possible ways of its resolution. The author also 
considers problems arising from the opposition's idea of radical 
constitutional reform since it came to power.

Mark Elliott
United Kingdom: Parliamentary Sovereignty under Pressure

The article is devoted to the challenge presented by European Union laws to 
the doctrine of parliamentary sovereignty, in their modification of the 
traditional doctrine of sovereignty and in the effect of human rights and 
devolution on the traditional theory of legislative power.

Kim Lane Scheppele
'We Forgot About the Ditches': Russian Constitutional Impatience and the 
Challenge of Terrorism

This is the first part of an article analyzing correlations between the 
problem of terrorism and the development of Russian constitutionalism. This 
part analyzes Alexander II's liberal reforms, with particular attention to 
the creation of independent courts and to the reasons - terrorism most of 
all -underlying constitutional counter-reforms. The second part of the 
article will be published in the next issue of the Journal.

Alexander Vashkevich
Development of the Ombudsman Institution in the Republic of Poland

The article provides comprehensive research into the institution of 
Ombudsman in the Polish Republic, including the process of its establishment and its importance in protecting human rights and in the overall development 
of the Polish legal system. The author reviews the constitutional laws 
defining the status of the Ombudsman and his
functions, powers, and procedures.

Feature:
Implementation of the European Court's Rulings

Valery Zorkin

The Role of the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation in 
Realization of the European Convention on Human Rights

The author analyses the experience of implementation of the European 
Convention on Human Rights and Basic Freedoms by the Russian Constitutional 
Court. He examines several powers of the Court which have enabled 
implementation of the Convention and of case law of the European Court in 
the Russian legal system. The article reviews decisions of the 
Constitutional Court which have been significant in securing the interaction 
of the national and international legal systems.

Gertrude Lubbe-Wolff
European Court of Human Rights and National Jurisdiction - the Gurgulu Case

The author examines conflicts between national and international 
jurisdiction which arise in applying the European Convention on Human 
Rights. This is an analysis of the decision of the Federal Constitutional 
Court of Germany in the Gorgulu case, which defined the status of 
international law in the German legal system and the procedure for applying 
international legal rules in German domestic courts.

Lech Garlicki
Cooperation and Conflict: Some Observations on Relations between the 
European Court of Human Rights and National Constitutional Courts

The article analyzes the role of the European Court's case law in 
implementation of the European Convention and in its application by national 
courts. The author examines in detail specific cases where the positions of 
the European Court and national courts coincided and ones where they 
conflicted. He also looks at issues of the implementation of the European 
Court's decisions by national governments.

Evgeni Tanchev
Contemporary Constitutional Pluralism and Implementation of European Court 
of Human Rights Rulings by the Bulgarian Constitutional Court

The article evaluates the practice and decisions of the European Court of 
Human Rights in light of currently developing legal and constitutional 
pluralism. It looks at the interaction of international law, European 
Community law, and the law of European states. In particular it examines 
several decisions of the Bulgarian Constitutional Court which demonstrate 
the specificity of applying norms of the European Court of Human Rights.

Jasna Omejec
Implementation of the Rulings of the European Court of Human Rights in the 
Practice of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Croatia

This article discusses the implementation of judgments of the European Court 
by the Croatian Constitutional Court in the process of abstract normative 
control, acceptance of the legal opinions of the European Court in 
interpreting specific legal principles and institutions, application of the 
judgments and decisions of the European Court in proceedings for the 
protection of individual human rights, and basic problems arising in the 
Croatian Constitutional Court's application of the case law of the European 
Court.

Renata Uitz
Taking Courts to Court: The Story of Compliance with Strasbourg 
Jurisprudence in Hungary

To understand implementation of or compliance with Strasbourg jurisprudence 
in the broad sense, this article looks into how various institutions and 
procedures established in the Hungarian constitution perform when it comes 
to developing or refining legal rules concerning (and very often limiting) 
human rights. Such an inquiry does not stop at examining whether Hungary is 
complying with judgments rendered against it in Strasbourg, nor is it 
limited to seeing how the Hungarian Constitutional Court understands the 
European Court's pronouncements in its own jurisprudence. Rather, the 
present paper is devoted to understanding the role which the Hungarian 
Constitutional Court plays in Strasbourg-proofing rights protection in the 
Hungarian legal system in light of rights violations identified by the 
European Court.

Nikolay Vitruk
Several Specificities of the Application of Judgments of the European Court 
of Human Rights in the Practice of the Constitutional Court of the Russian 
Federation and Other Courts

The article examines the European Convention on Human Rights and the legal 
positions of the European Court of Human Rights, the Convention's place and 
force in the legal system of Russia, and its role in the practice of the 
Russian Constitutional Court and other courts. The author attempts to solve 
both legal and technical problems in the application of the European Court's 
case law.

Mikhail Lobov
Direct Application of the European Court of Human Rights' Rulings in 
National Law: A Comparative Review

The author examines the direct application of the European Convention on 
Human Rights, including problems of its application by a national judiciary. 
The article provides generalizing statements concerning states' acceptance 
of the principle of direct application, as well as the forms, dimensions, 
systemization, and limits of the direct application of judgments of the 
European Court of Human Rights by EC Member States.

Law and Information Technologies

Victor Monakhov
Freedom of Mass Media On-line: Problems of Legal Implementation

The development and implementation of new information technologies and a new 
conception of mass media predetermine the appearance of diversity in 
regulating informational relations. This leads to the necessity of thorough 
research for adequate legal regulation in this area, including a comparative 
analysis of new methods of regulation of mass media in foreign countries.

Andrey Medushevsky
Law and New Technologies

This article is devoted to a detailed analysis of normative regulation of 
the Internet. The author considers not only current legal acts but also 
recognizes problems in the regulation and application of the Internet. The 
current situation is presented by revealing voids in the legal system and 
conflicts in law-making practice.

Peter Roudik
Digital Legal Research: New Russian Media for the Electronic Age

This article evaluates Russian legal information available online in order 
to familiarize readers with the existing resources run by government 
agencies and commercial firms. A number of databases are included in the 
evaluation. Some of the criteria used to assess each resorce include target 
audience, type of materials available for retrieval, authenticity of the 
documents, balance between branches of law, and scale of legal analysis 
provided.

Point of View:
Executive Power for Federation

Ivan Leksin
Constitutional Meaning of the Term 'Single System of Executive Power'

This article seeks to reveal the constitutional meaning of the term 'unified 
system of executive authority'. The author makes a systemic analysis of the 
relevant norms of the Russian Constitution and examines the degree of 
structural unity of the executive branch in the Russian Federation in the 
context of principles of the unity of public authority in general. He 
approaches the problem not only from the position of an analysis of 
provisions of the Russian Constitution but also in light of federal and 
regional legislation - including budgetary legislation - reasoning from the 
principle of delimitation of authorities' jurisdiction and reflecting the 
rulings of the Russian Constitutional Court.

Alexander Blankenagel
The Concept of A Single Unified System of Executive Power in Part 2, Article 
77 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation - What Kind of System, and 
Where is the Unity?

The present article is a consistent systematic and institutional analysis of 
the problem of unity of the system of executive authorities in Russia. 
Relying on the principles of federative state doctrines and on analyses of 
the norms of the Russian Constitution, the author examines a number of 
problematic aspects of Russian federalism, pointing out the most currently 
urgent structural and administrative contradictions and proposing possible 
ways of solving these conflicts.

Yury Tikhomirov
Administrative Reform's Impact on Federative Relations

The article provides analysis of federative relations in light of recent 
administrative reforms in Russia. It examines problems of redistribution of 
functions between federal authorities and those of subjects of the Russian 
Federation, the development of relations between governmental authorities 
and business, and the development of self-regulating organizations. It also 
provides a list of measures to be taken for raising the efficiency of 
executive power.

Constitutional Justice

Michel Troper
Realistic School of Interpretation

In this article the author examines the institution of legal interpretation 
from the position of the realistic school - a variant of legal positivism. 
The article comprehensively analyses the nature of interpretation of law, 
together with the object and subject of this activity. By means of realistic 
theory the author resolves several contradictions faced by other theories 
including the 'pure theory of law' of Hans Kelsen.

Albie Sachs
Judicial Enforcement of Socio-Economic Rights: The Grooteboom Case

In terms of particular cases tried by Constitutional Court of the Republic 
of South Africa, the author analyses problems concerned with the realization 
and protection of socio-economic rights. The author contends that the main 
question in this sphere is: Can social and economic rights be regarded as 
fundamental rights enforceable directly by the courts, and if so, how?

Angelika Nussberger
'The Strong State' as a Basic Idea of Russian Constitutional Justice

By an analysis of recent decisions of the Constitutional Court of the 
Russian Federation, the author attempts to reveal basic trends emerging in 
the Court's practice. The article evaluates the Constitutional Court's 
decisions concerning aspects of constitutional order including federalism, 
democracy, principles of the welfare state, and freedom of speech.

In the Russian Constitutional Court:
Decisions & Comments

This issue contains analyses of five decisions of the Court concerning the 
constitutionality of provisions of the federal laws 'On Basic Guarantees of 
Electoral Rights and the Right of Citizens of the Russian Federation to 
Participate in a Referendum', 'On the Election of Deputies of the State Duma 
of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation', 'On Insolvency 
(Bankruptcy)', 'On the General Principles of Organization of the Legislative 
(Representative) and Executive Authorities of Subjects of the Russian 
Federation', as well as the Arbitrage Procedural Code and the Civil 
Procedural Code.

Review

Paul Berman
Power and the Idealists: Or, the Passion of Joschka Fischer, and its Aftermath
(Softskull Press)

David Rieff
At the Point of a Gun: Democratic Dreams and Armed Intervention
(Simon & Schuster)

Reviewed by Stephen Holmes

PUBL.- The Anthology of Uyghur Folk Literature, 12-Volume Set

Posted by: Nathan Light <natliq(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 21 Mar 2006


PUBL.- The Anthology of Uyghur Folk Literature, 12-Volume Set

The anthology of Uyghur folk literature is divided in to twelve volumes in 
an accordance with the different literary forms and their length. The set 
includes more than 5 thousand illustrations, examples of calligraphy and 
engraving plates relating to Uyghur Folklore.

The anthology is hard cover, 8vo format, 12 volumes, and 6000 pages. It has 
more than five thousand color illustrations relating to Uyghur folklore, 
including examples of calligraphy and engraving plates. Net weight is 58kg. 
2000 copies of the anthology are being published.

This set is very important primary source material for scholars interested 
in the history, language, culture, and folklore of the Uyghurs. More than 
200 scholars spent 8 years compiling the anthology.

The price of the anthology is $1000 (shipping costs included). This can be 
paid through Bank of China. The books should arrive within forty days of our 
receipt of payment.

The 12 volumes include:

Volume 1  includes 250 myths and legends
Volume 2  includes 43 folk tales
Volume 3  includes 45 folk tales
Volume 4  includes 99 folk tales
Volume 5  includes 154 folk tales
Volume 6  includes 1360 traditional jokes
Volume 7  includes 9000 proverbs
Volume 8  includes 18 folk narrative poems
Volume 9  includes 13 folk narrative poems
Volume 10 includes 5500 folk songs
Volume 11 includes 4000 folk songs, 111 examples of folk drama, 41 boasting 
          stories (a traditional Uyghur story form), and 1500 riddles.
Volume 12 includes material on 400 folk customs and 200 traditional 
          costumes, as well as brief profiles of 4667 Uyghur folk artists and 
          folklorists.

Web: http://www.xjrmcb.com/dadian.htm

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS- Volunteers Needed to Help with Afghan Art Research

Posted by: Rameen Moshref <rameenm(a)aol.com>
Posted: 15 Mar 2006


CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS- Volunteers Needed to Help with Afghan Art Research

Afghan Communicator, an art & culture not-for-profit organization based in 
New York, is seeking volunteers to help with research in Afghan art. The 
research encompasses historical and modern art, as well as various forms of 
Afghan art including miniature painting, carpet weaving, ceramics, 
calligraphy, etc.

The research will be included in a handbook about the art in Afghanistan, 
the first of its kind in English. We are looking for anyone interested in 
art, Afghanistan, Central Asia and Islamic or Near Eastern Studies to help 
us gather data regarding a different phase of Afghan art.

We have already conducted preliminary research and have identified the 
various forms of art and different time periods. Based on the need and your 
interest, you will be assigned an art form and a period in history to 
research the art, find pictures and related materials. The limit of the 
research is from 500 words to 10,000 words per given assignment.

We are further interested in scholars who have already done some research, 
possess interesting and rare pictures or other information that will 
contribute to the enrichment of our intended project.

The deadline for the completion of the project is June 1, 2006. In return 
for your efforts, we will list your name as a researcher in this project. 
The book will be at least 150 pages, color where possible, and will be 
printed by the end of 2006.

Afghan Communicator (AC) was founded in 1997 in New York and is involved 
with art & culture. In 2005, for the first time in North America, AC 
organized a seven city tour of Afghan art & film. Following the success of 
the project, we traveled to Istanbul with Afghan artists to participate in a 
world wide biannual conference. AC is the only organization in North America 
that has a collection of art and films from Afghanistan. For more 
information on AC please visit our website at www.afghancommunicator.com.

Interested individuals please contact Mariya Ivanova at 
<staff(a)afghancommunicator.com>

PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, March 8, 2006, Now Available On-Line

Posted by: Svante Cornell <svante.cornell(a)eurasia.uu.se>
Posted: 14 Mar 2006


PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, March 8, 2006, Now Available On-Line

Note: New Silk Road Paper, February 2006:

'Anatomy of a Crisis: U.S.-Uzbekistan Relations, 2001-2005", 110 pp.

By John C.K. Daly, Kurt H. Meppen, Vladimir Socor, and S. Frederick Starr; 
published in cooperation with the Jamestown Foundation and the U.S. 
Institute of Peace. Download at: 
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/inside/publications/0602Uzbek.pdf

The 8 March issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst is now online at 
http://www.cacianalyst.org.

Highlights: This issue's CACI Analyst features Pavel Baev on Russian efforts 
to court Azerbaijan and Roger McDermott on the recent murder scandal's 
fallout for Kazakhstan's intelligence services. Also, Murad Al-Shishani on 
the long-term effect of the Chechen war on the young generation and Naveed 
Ahmad on Baluchistan's insurgency. In Field Reports, articles on a campaign 
against a Turkish electricity provider in Azerbaijan, corruption in 
Chechnya, the Chechen and Ingush communities of Central Asia, and the row 
over cash registers and Georgia's merchants.

The PDF version of the entire issue of the 8 March CACI Analyst is available 
at:

http://www.cacianalyst.org/issues/20060308Analyst.pdf

Full contents:

Analytical Articles:

Putin Tries to Pull Azerbaijan into Sphere of Influence
Pavel K. Baev
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid(a)61

Kazakhstan's Intelligence Service in Dissarray
Roger N. McDermott
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid(a)62

Effect of the Russian War on Chechen Children: Extremism in the Young 
Generations?
Murad Batal Shishani
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid(a)63

Baluch Unrest in Pakistan: Strife Between Rights and Resources?
Naveed Ahmad
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid(a)64

Field Reports:

Baku Seems Determined to Trade Turkish Business into Russian
Fariz Ismailzade
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid(a)65

Confronting Corruption in Chechnya
Alisa Voznaya
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid(a)66

Chechen and Ingush Communities in Central Asia: Troubled Past, Uncertain 
Future?
Erica Marat
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid(a)67

Merchants Vs. Government: Cash Register Controversy in Georgia
Kakha Jibladze
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid(a)68

News Digest:
http://www.cacianalyst.org/news.php

The Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst is a bi-weekly publication of the Central 
Asia-Caucasus Institute, Johns Hopkins University-SAIS.

The CACI Analyst welcomes submissions of articles and field reports. At this 
moment, we are particularly interested in submissions on economics and 
finance matters in Central Asia and the Caucasus region, but all inquiries 
are welcome.  Please contact the Editor, Svante Cornell, at scornell(a)jhu.edu 
with a short description of your article idea. Editorial principles are 
online at http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=2063

PUBL.- Thomas Goltz, Georgia Diary, M.E. Sharpe, May 2006

Posted by: Thomas Goltz <goltz(a)wtp.net>
Posted: 8 Mar 2006


PUBL.- Thomas Goltz, Georgia Diary, M.E. Sharpe, May 2006

Georgia Diary: A Chronicle of War and Political Chaos in the Post Soviet 
Caucasus

By Thomas Goltz

The author of the acclaimed Azerbaijan Diary and Chechnya Diary now recounts 
his experiences in the strife-ridden Republic of Georgia.

Soon after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Republic of Georgia fell 
prey to a series of power struggles, rampant crime and corruption, 
secessionist wars, and the spillover of the war in neighboring Chechnya. 
Journalist Goltz traces these developments with the same kind of vivid, 
personal narrative that made his previous books so compelling.

This fast paced, first person account is filled with fascinating details 
about the ongoing struggles of this little known region of the former Soviet 
Union. Featuring memorable portraits of individuals in high places and low, 
it traces the story from 1992 through the 'Rose Revolution,' the resignation
of Eduard Shevardnadze, and the new presidency of U.S. educated Mikhail 
Saakashvili.

Selected Contents:

List of Maps o Preface o Acknowledgments
Prologue: A (New) Caucasian Chalk Circle (or: There Dwell Dragons)

Part One

1. The Quest for Gamsakhurdia
2. Blinking Briefly at a Complex History
3. The Rise, Rule, Retirement, and Return of the Silver Fox
4. The Fall of Zugdidi
Part Two

5. An Iberian Interregnum
6. (Muslim) Georgia on My Mind
7. Storm Clouds over Sukhumi
8. The Wretched Riviera and the Death of a Friend

Part Three

9. Sarajevo by the Sea
10. Black Sea Refugee
11. Aftermath in the Mountains
Part Four
12. Chaos in the Caucasus
13. Bridge Across the Inguri
A Never Ending Epilogue (or: Trying to Close a Chalk Circle)

Index

Hardcover Information
ISBN: 0 7656 1710 2
Price: $39.95
Pages: 288
Includes: Maps, photographs
Pub. Date: May 2006

For more information or to order, contact:

M.E. Sharpe INC.
80 Business Park Drive
Armonk, NY 10504
USA
Tel: (800) 541-6563 or (914) 273-1800
Fax: (914) 273-2106
Website: www.mesharpe.com
Contact our Sales Manager at ext. 148

PUBL.- Natalie Sabanadze, International Involvement in the South Caucasus

Posted by: Farid Guliyev <fareedaz(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 7 Mar 2006


PUBL.- Natalie Sabanadze, International Involvement in the South Caucasus

International Involvement in the South Caucasus

By Natalie Sabanadze

ECMI Working Paper #15
February 2002

European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI)
http://www.ecmi.de

Download the full-text:
http://www.ecmi.de/download/working_paper_15.pdf

Contents:

Introduction

Three Cases of Ethnopolitical Conflicts
Nagorno-Karabakh
Abkhazia
South Ossetia

Three Stages of International Involvement

Geopolitics or Ethnopolitics?

Types of International Involvement

Conclusion
Bibliography

PUBL.- Veiled Women in Azerbaijan: Gender, Islam and Modernity

Posted by: Farid Guliyev <fareedaz(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 7 Mar 2006


PUBL.- Veiled Women in Azerbaijan: Gender, Islam and Modernity

Veiled Women in Azerbaijan: Gender, Islam and Modernity

by Yuliya Gureyeva

Submitted to Central European University Department of Gender Studies

In partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts

First Supervisor: Professor Meltem Ahiska
Second Supervisor: Professor Jasmina Lukic
Budapest, Hungary 2003

To read the full-text paper visit:

http://gender-az.org/shablon_en.shtml?doc/en/library/reserch/gureeva

Abstract

In this thesis I examine the phenomenon of voluntary veiling in the context 
of post-Soviet Azerbaijan. This new trend occurred after 1991, when there 
was an ideological void after the collapse of the Soviet Union and different 
ideologies, such as Turkism, Azerbaijanism and Islamism were competing for 
hegemony. What I call as "new veiling" or part of the Islamic revival has 
created the great controversies in Azeri society, which reached their peak 
in the conflict between the veiled women and the state officials.

In my study I show the complexity of the meaning assigned to veiling in it 
relation with modernity.  Objecting to the dichotomous conception of veiling 
in the traditional/modern framework, that equates modernity with Western 
culture, I explore the dynamics of veiling from a perspective that is 
informed by the theory of "alternative modernities".

Furthermore, the aim of my research is to analyze "new veiling" from a 
feminist perspective giving women a voice. Women's own narratives regarding 
their choice of veiling reveal their agency in renegotiating the norms 
established for them by the patriarchal society.

Table of contents

Abstract

Acknowledgments

Table of Contents

Introduction

I. Veiling as a Modern Tradition

1.1. Veiling Within Dichotomies

1.2. Veil as a Sign of Modernity

Conclusion

2. Politicization of Veil

2.1. Muslim Dress Code

2.2 Veiled Women and Islamic Movements

2.2.1 Revolutionary Veil

2.2.2. Forbidden Veil

Conclusion

3. 'Our Headscarf Is Our Honor'

3.1. Femininity and Veiling in Azerbaijan

3.2. Methodology

3.3. Veiled Women's Choices

3.3.1. Why to Veil?

3.3.2. Knowing Islam

3.3.3. Veil and Honour

3.3.4 Veiling and Women's Generations

3.3.5. Establishing Solidarity

3.3.6. Veiling and Modernity

3.3.7. Final remarks

Conclusion

Conclusion

Reference List

Appendix I

Appendix II

PUBL.- Development and Transition, 3rd Issue, Now On-line in English and Russian

Posted by: Horatio Mortimer <H.Mortimer(a)LSE.AC.UK>
Posted: 7 Mar 2006


PUBL.- Development and Transition, 3rd Issue, Now On-line in English & Russian

The 3rd issue of the Development and Transition newsletter is now available 
to download in both English and Russian from www.developmentandtransition.net.

This issue focuses on growth and productivity and their impact on 
development in the region.

Contents:

Regional Economic Growth Prospects Through 2015
Ben Slay

Privatisation in Transition Economies: What Did it Achieve?
Saul Estrin

A Funny Thing Happened on The Way to the Market
Andrei Sarychev

Capital Markets in Transition
Art Durnev

'Jobless Growth' in Macedonia
Nick Maddock

Recommendations for Economic Reform in Ukraine
G Schwoediauer, I Akimova & V Gladkiy

Evaluating Policy Advice
Alf Vanags

Growth and Cooperation in Central Asia
Jacek Cukrowski

Interview with Kemal Dervis
Ben Slay

Conundrum: Productivity or Employment? Explaining Armenia's Rapid Growth
Aghassi Mkrtchyan

Contact:

Horatio Mortimer
Managing Editor
Development and Transition
London School of Economics
Enterprise LSE Ltd
8th Floor, Tower One, Houghton Street
London, WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom

Web: www.developmentandtransition.net

PUBL.- Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History, Volume 7, No. 1

Posted by: Michael David Fox <mdavidf(a)umd.edu>
Posted: 3 Mar 2006


PUBL.- Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History, Volume 7, No. 1

Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History
Volume 7, Number 1 (Winter 2006)
Contents

David-Fox, Michael, 1965- Holquist, Peter.
Forum: Mercy, Power, and Law in Muscovite and Imperial Russia

 - Kollmann, Nancy Shields, 1950- The Quality of Mercy in Early Modern Legal 
   Practice
 - Burbank, Jane. Mercy, Punishment, and Law: The Qualities of Justice at 
   Township Courts

Reaction

 - Wirtschafter, Elise Kimerling. Russian Legal Culture and the Rule of Law

History and Historians

 - Hamburg, Gary M. Writing History and the End of the Soviet Era: The 
   Secret Lives of Natan Eidel'man

Review Essay

 - Sunderland, Willard, 1965- The Caucasian Tangle

Reviews

 - Hughes, Lindsey, 1949- Peterburg v epokhu Petra I: Dokumenty v fondakh i 
   kollektsiiakh Nauchno-istoricheskogo arkhiva Sankt-Peterburgskogo instituta 
   istorii: Katalog, and: Pisma i bumagi imperatora Petra Velikogo, and: 
   Biblioteka Petra I: Opisanie rukopisnykh knig (review)
 - Lieven, D. C. B. Otechestvennaia voina 1812 goda: Entsiklopediia (review)
 - Koenker, Diane, 1947- Reisen zu den Sowjets: Der auslaendische Tourismus 
   in Russland 1921-1941: Mit einem bio-bibliographischen Anhang zu 96 
   deutschen Reiseautoren (review)
 - Blackwell, Martin J. A Biography of No Place: From Ethnic Borderland to 
   Soviet Heartland, and: "Velyka Vitchyzniana Viina": Spohady ta rozdumy 
   ochevydtsia, and: Oti dva roky...: U Kyievi pry nimtsiakh, and: Harvest of 
   Despair: Life and Death in Ukraine under Nazi Rule (review)
 - Seth, Anita. Molodezh i politika: Vozmozhnosti i predely studencheskoi 
   samodeiatelnosti na vostoke Rossii (1961-1991 gg.) (review)

Letters

 - Polian, P. M. To the Editors

Contributors

For information on how to subscribe, please go to:

<http://www.slavica.com/journals/kritika/kritika.html>

PUBL.- Emergence of New Political Identity in the South Caucasus

Posted by: Farid Guliyev <fareedaz(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 2 Mar 2006


PUBL.- Emergence of New Political Identity in the South Caucasus

Emergence of New Political Identity in the South Caucasus: Energy, Security, 
Strategic Location and Pragmatism

Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy Thesis
Submitted by Elin Suleymanov
May 2004
Under the advisement of Professor Andrew Hess

© 2004 Elin Suleymanov
http://fletcher.tufts.edu

To download follow this link:

http://fletcher.tufts.edu/research/2004/Suleymanov-Elin.pdf

Table of Contents:

Abstract

An Imperial Backyard or Neighborhood of the Future?

Mountains Not the Only Thing in Common

Nationalist Ideology: Popular and Dangerous

Old Faces; New Policies. The Rise of Caucasian Pragmatism:

Managing Equilibriums

Perceptions of Regional Security

Russia: the Over-bearing Neighbor

Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict: the Caucasian Sword of Damocles

Iran: the Insecure South

Social and Economic Fundamentals of Caucasian Nations

Caspian Energy as the Engine for the Region's Integration: AIOC: Tangible 
Results of Pragmatism
Linking the Seas. The Pipelines

New Identity for the Ancient Land

Appendix 1. Azerbaijan and Occupied Territories. Map
Appendix 2. Chronology of AIOC Oil Contract
Appendix 3. Caspian Pipelines. Map
Appendix 4. Baku Declaration of the Silk Road Summit.
September 8, 1998

PUBL.- R. Charles Weller, Rethinking Kazakh and Central Asian Nationhood

Posted by: R. Charles Weller <rcw(a)ara-cahcrc.com>
Posted: 2 Mar 2006


PUBL.- R. Charles Weller, Rethinking Kazakh and Central Asian Nationhood

Book Announcement:

Rethinking Kazakh and Central Asian Nationhood: A Challenge to Prevailing 
Western Views
By R. Charles Weller
2006, Los Angeles: Asia Research Associates

The book is scheduled for release on March 15, 2006.

A condensed Kazakh version of this work was written and published by the 
author under the title Kazak pen ortaazialiktarding ulttigi men eldigin 
korgau and was released in December 2005 via the Central Asian 
Historical-Cultural Research Center in Almaty, Kazakhstan.  Along with the 
description from the back cover and order information, an excerpt has been 
made available from the forthcoming English version on the internet.  It 
contains the Foreword and review statements by Kazakh scholars (based on the 
Kazakh version) as well as the Table of Contents, Author's Preface and 
Overview.  These can be viewed and/or downloaded at:

www.ara-cahcrc.com/ca-nationhood.htm

The author has lived and worked in Kazakhstan for seven of the last ten 
years.  He is currently bringing his PhD work to completion ('ABD') at 
Kazakh National University in Culture Theory and History.  All his work has 
been done in Kazakh, an experience which provides for unique and important 
insight into the issues raised in this work.

PUBL.- February 2006 (Narcotics) Issue of the CEF Quarterly Now On-Line

Posted by: Nicklas Norling <nnorling(a)silkroadstudies.org>
Posted: 2 Mar 2006


PUBL.- February 2006 (Narcotics) Issue of the CEF Quarterly Now On-Line

The February 2006 (Narcotics) issue of the CEF Quarterly is online at: 
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/inside/publications/CEF_quarterly.htm

The PDF version of the entire issue is available at:
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/CEF/Quarterly/February_2006.pdf

The CEF Quarterly is published by the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk 
Road Studies Program and is devoted to analysis of the current issues facing 
China and Eurasia.  Focusing primarily on Sino-Central Asian, Sino-Russian, 
and Sino-Caucasian relations, the aim of the CEF Quarterly is to foster 
discussion and information sharing between a geographically distant 
community that recognizes the significance of China's emergence in this 
important part of the world.

In this issue we focus on the Narcotics problem, and how the drug trade 
affects national/regional security.  We are confident that the articles in 
this issue will shed some light on the magnitude of the narcotics problem, 
how the drug trade interrelates to other security threats, and how it is a 
destabilizing factor to the region.

Full contents:

Editor's Note
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/CEF/Quarterly/February_2006/Editors_
Note.pdf

The Drug Crime Threat to Countries Located on the Silk Road
Vladimir Fenopetov
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/CEF/Quarterly/February_2006/Vladimir_Fenopetov.pdf

The Drug Trade in Contemporary Russia
Louise Shelley
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/CEF/Quarterly/February_2006/Louise_S
helley.pdf

Afghanistan's Opium Production in Perspective
Pierre-Arnaud Chouvy
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/CEF/Quarterly/February_2006/Pierre-A
rnaud_Chouvy.pdf

'Who Needs Protecting?' Rethinking HIV, Drugs and Security in the China Context
Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch and Nick Bartlett
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/CEF/Quarterly/February_2006/Kasia_Ma
linowska_Nick_Bartlett.pdf

Revolution, Repression and Re-election in 2005: China's Response to 
Political Developments in Central Asia
Zamir Chargynov
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/CEF/Quarterly/February_2006/Zamir_Ch
argynov.pdf

The Narcotics Threat in Greater Central Asia: From Crime-Terror Nexus to 
State Infiltration
Svante Cornell
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/CEF/Quarterly/February_2006/Svante_C
ornell.pdf

The Logistics of Opiate Trafficking in Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan
Jacob Townsend
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/CEF/Quarterly/February_2006/Jacob_To
wnsend.pdf

Impact of Drug Trade and Organized Crime on State Functioning in Kyrgyzstan 
and Tajikistan
Erica Marat
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/CEF/Quarterly/February_2006/Erica_Ma
rat.pdf

Narcotics and China: An Old Security Threat From New Sources
Niklas Swanstrom
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/CEF/Quarterly/February_2006/Niklas_S
wanstrom.pdf

The Strategic Central Asian Arena
Richard Giragosian
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/CEF/Quarterly/February_2006/Richard_
Giragosian.pdf

PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, February 22, 2006 Issue Online

Posted by: Svante Cornell <svante.cornell(a)eurasia.uu.se>
Posted: 1 Mar 2006


PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, February 22, 2006 Issue Online

Note: New Silk Road Paper, February 2006:
"Anatomy of a Crisis: U.S.-Uzbekistan Relations, 2001-2005", 110pp.

By John C.K. Daly, Kurt H. Meppen, Vladimir Socor, and S. Frederick Starr; 
published in cooperation with the Jamestown Foundation and the U.S. 
Institute of Peace. Download at:
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/inside/publications/0602Uzbek.pdf

The 22 February issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst is now online at 
http://www.cacianalyst.org.

Highlights:

This issue's CACI Analyst features Erica Marat on national ideology in 
Kyrgyzstan; Stephen Blank on the reemergence of Turkmenistan in energy 
poltics; Kevin Leahy on Russia's relations with Ramzan Kadyrov; and 
Bakhtiyor Naimov on prospects for Tajikistan's presidential elections. In 
Field Reports, articles on IMU prisoners escaping from jail; Georgia's gas 
crisis; farming and education in Turkmenistan; and the death of a Kazakh 
opposition leader.

The PDF version of the entire issue of the 8 February CACI Analyst is 
available at:

http://www.cacianalyst.org/issues/20060222Analyst.pdf


Full contents:

Analytical Articles:

Kyrgyz Government Unable to Produce New National Ideology
Erica Marat
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid(a)23

Turkmenistan Strikes Back: The Energy Wars
Stephen Blank
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid(a)24

Russia's Relations with Ramzan Kadyrov: A 'Chingizid Paradox'
Kevin Daniel Leahy
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid(a)25

Prospects for the Upcoming Presidential Elections in Tajikistan
Bakhtiyor Naimov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid(a)26

Field Reports:

Suspected IMU Member Escapes from Tajik Prison
Zoya Pylenko
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid(a)27

Georgia's Gas Crisis Ends; Implications Remain
Kakha Jibladze
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid(a)28

Turkmenistan: Cheap New Labor Force to be Dispatched
Muhammad Tahir
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid(a)29

Kazakh Opposition Leader's Death Sparks Widespread Protests
Marat Yermukanov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid(a)30

News Digest:
http://www.cacianalyst.org/news.php

The Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst is a bi-weekly publication of the Central 
Asia-Caucasus Institute, Johns Hopkins University-SAIS.

The CACI Analyst welcomes submissions of articles and field reports. At this 
moment, we are particularly interested in submissions on economics and 
finance matters in Central Asia and the Caucasus region, but all inquiries 
are welcome.  Please contact the Editor, Svante Cornell, at scornell(a)jhu.edu 
with a short description of your article idea. Editorial principles are 
online at http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=2063

PUBL.- Problems of Bronze Age of Great Steppe (in Russian)

Posted by: Victor Vetrov <vet(a)lep.lg.ua>
Posted: 22 Feb 2006


PUBL.- Problems of Bronze Age of Great Steppe (in Russian)

In the given collection of scientific articles the articles on different 
problems of Bronze Age Eurasian Steppe and closing territories are 
published. The collection of articles is printed in Russian.

Problems of Bronze Age of Great Steppe. The collection of scientific 
articles. Lugansk: Globus, 2005, 136 p.

ISBN 966-95527-7-1

Edition staff: I.F. Kovaleva, N.A. Gavriluk, R.Vs. Terpilovsky, V.I. Klochko.

Referents: D.Ya. Telegin, S.J. Pustovalov

Author of the project: A.I. Vasilenko

Imposition: V.S. Vetrov

Collection of scientific articles is recommended to be published by the 
chair of Archives of East Ukrainian National University after V. Dal.

Contents:

V.S. Vetrov
The Problems of the Analysis of the Flint-Tool in Epoch of a Stone And 
Bronze (On Materials of Donbass)

In this article the problems of the analysis of flint's splitting in the 
settlements of Donbass in epoch of a stone and bronze are considered. The 
methodical concepts of the different authors are studied using the 
publications of last years. The critical analysis of those publications is 
given where the neglect of general science's norms of the publication of the 
flint collections and their analysis takes place. The special attention is 
devoted to problems of the flint collections' division from the multi-layer 
settlements with the mixed cultural layer.

S.S. Lysenko
Grivnas, Bracelets and Rings with Spiral Corymbs from the Territory of Ukraine

This clause is devoted to grivnas, bracelets and rings with spiral corymbs, 
known in territory of Ukraine (except Transcarpathia and Crimea). The sizes, 
figuration, morphology of these products are studied. The opportunities of 
reconstruction of their place in the interment are considered. The questions 
of dating and the distribution of ornaments are envisaged.

S.D. Lysenko
The Absolute Chronology of East File of a Tshinets Cultural Circle

In this article clause the author results absolute dates of a circle 
Tshinets cultures of received as a result of the radiocarbon analysis. The 
historical reconstruction is resulted too.

L.I. Maslihova
About One Type of Vessels of Srednedonskaya Catacomb Culture

In clause tiny amfors from complexes of srednedonskaya catacomb culture are 
considered.

D.P. Kushtan
Culture Monuments of the Multiroller Ceramic in the Mid-Dnieper Region 
(According to the Materials of the Archeological Prospecting in the 
Cremenchug Reservoir Zone)

The article gives a description of the materials of the Multiroller pottery 
ceramic culture from the sites situated in the Cremenchug reservoir zone in 
the mid-Dnieper region. The monuments are represented by the flood-lands' 
settlements and two burial groups. There are goods of ceramic, stone, flint, 
bone and bronze among the findings. There are two groups of ceramic which 
are characterized by the Multiroller ornamentation in this ceramic complex. 
Besides ceramic of the early-Srubnaya culture and one fragment of the vessel 
of the Prikazanska culture are present too. Bronze goods belong to the 
early-Srubny centre of metalworking. These archeological materials have 
rather interesting information about the evolution of the Multiraised border 
ceramic complex and about the place of the Multiroller pottery ceramic 
culture in the ethnocultural process took place at the beginning of the late 
Bronze Age in the mid-Dnieper region.

A.I. Vasilenko
Reconstruction of Fastening and Appointments of Buckles of Middle-Late 
Bronze Epoch (in Connection with Studies of A.N. Usachuk)

In this article system reconstruction of fastening the buckles of epoch 
average-late bronze of East Europe steppes is offered. Strategy 
reconstruction is based on given analysis of traces, conducted by A.N. 
Usachuk, will more of than hundreds of buckles from the fund of different 
organizations of Ukraine, Russia, Moldova were studied. At reconstruction 
morphological and constructive given specified products are taken into 
account. As a result of conducted analysis original fastening system is 
restored, expecting presence several of details, which are reconstructed on 
traces on determined yarn areas. Among the details of fastening system are 
reconstructed: detail 1 - a cloth, executing possible function of an armor; 
detail 2 - a central loop; detail 3 - belt; detail 4 - a buckle; detail 5 - 
band of Buckle; detail 6 - an upper band; detail 6 - a lower loop. 
Particularity of traces on many buckles is sufficiently bright asymmetry 
that can be explained by the influence on left part of belt of cargo, 
probably the whole subjects of arms. Given suggestion is confirmed by 
graphic arts data, written and epic sources of corresponding epoch. The 
major part of an article is devoted to the study of functions of detail 1 
using a given detail as cloths-armor is founded on the complex analysis of 
the different sources: archeological, ancient written, epic, linguistical. 
Emphasis is also given to a critical evaluation of determination of 
functions of the yarns and other aspects, in accordance with these products 
in the article of some separate researchers.

V.I. Klochko, V.I. Manichev, I.N. Bondarenko
Donbas Ancient Non-Ferrous Metal as an Index of Geochemical Features of 
Copper Ore of the Region

Chemical composition of copper and bronze wares from Donbas ancient 
archaeological monuments points to its identity with the composition of 
copper and polymetallic ores occurring in Bakhmutsk and Kalmaus-Toretsk 
tectonic zones, and in Nagolny chain of hills.

Geochemistry of minerals from ores of Donetsk mining and smelting complex 
confirms presence of copper, lead, zinc, tin, arsenic, and antimony in them, 
i.e. the chemical elements found in the ancient non-ferrous metal.

Laboratory experimental work on smelting of bronze shows the possibility of 
its obtaining directly from copper and polymetallic ores. It does not 
conform to the earlier accepted concepts that ancient metallurgists applied 
the technique of receiving metal similar to the modern one.

A.Ya. Shchetenko
Fortresses of Late Bronze Age of Central Asia: To the Problem of the Origin

Fortified settlement Tekkem-depe from its type and building methods remind 
of the architecture of the fortresses of Late Bronze Age of Gonur, Togolok 
21 (Margiana) and Dzharkutan (Baktria). The materials of Tekkem-depe (flask, 
goblet, crosshatched polishing, bronze javelin, mini column, lapis lazuli 
bead) may be compared with the complexes of Hissar IIIC, Tureng Tepe III 
1-2, Shah Tepe II and Troy IId, IIg. Podstavka "katushka", semi-spherical 
(with flutes) and sharp-carinated bows have more early prototypes in the 
grey polished pottery of Norsun-Tepe and Tepesik - the settlements of the 
Early Bronze Age I-III of East Anatolia. The imported Akkadian pottery was 
founded in the 3-th horizon of Tepesik. These parallels indicative of 
Syro-Anatolian roots of the fortresses on the south of Asia, which may be 
date by the boundary of the III-II mil. BC. The seal-cylinder from the time 
of the government of Naram-Sine (2236-2200 BC), founded in the one grave of 
Gonur, confirm this date.

For questions about purchasing the editions, please contact Victor Vetrov at 
vet(a)lep.lg.ua

Victor Vetrov
Chief of the archeological studio of the Centre of Children's and Youths' 
Creativity
Ykira Block, 6-a.
Lugansk 91051
Ukraine
Tel: (0642) 61-49-22
E-mail: vet(a)lep.lg.ua
Web: http://lep.lg.ua/~vet

PUBL.- Afghan Review, Table of Contents

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Posted: 21 Feb 2006


PUBL.- Afghan Review, Table of Contents

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 - Islamic Militancy and Afghanistan - A Historical Examination
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 - US Military performance in Afghanistan
 - Taliban Tactics in Afghanistan
 - Larger than Drugs -Contraband Mafia in Afghanistan
 - Reflections of An Afghan Intellectual-1
 - How not to construct -Case Study of an Expatriate Firm in Afghanistan
 - Book Serialisation- A Military History of Afghanistan-1
 - Balochistan War -Situation Report-1
 - Chronology of the Month
 - Who's Who in Afghan History-1

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PUBL.- Fiona Hill and Omer Taspinar, Russia and Turkey in the Caucasus

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Posted: 20 Feb 2006


PUBL.- Fiona Hill and Omer Taspinar, Russia and Turkey in the Caucasus

Russia and Turkey in the Caucasus: Moving Together to Preserve the Status Quo?
Fiona Hill and Omer Taspinar
Russie.Nei.Visions, n.8, January 2006

Read full text (pdf-103k):
http://www.ifri.org/files/Russie/hilltaspinar_anglais.pdf

Abstract

Since 2003 and after centuries of geopolitical competition, Russia and 
Turkey have drawn together in a new bilateral relationship. Expanding trade 
has been a major driving force behind this, but shared disillusionment with 
United States and European policies and attitudes, as well as increasing 
common ground on issues in the broader Black Sea region and further a field 
in the Middle East, have all played a role. At this juncture, the main 
impact of this new relationship is in Russia and Turkey's joint border area 
of the South Caucasus - with potentially negative implications for the 
fragile state of Georgia and for the European Union's new "Neighborhood 
Policy" in the region.

Fiona Hill is a Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program at the 
Brookings Institution.

Omer Taspinar is the Director of the Turkey program at the Brookings 
Institution, Adjunct Professor at the Johns Hopkins University, School of 
Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and a colomnist for the Turkish Daily 
Radical and the Pakistan Daily Times.

Contents:

Abstract
Introduction
Factors for Rapprochement
Shared Frictions with the U.S. and the EU
Moscow and Ankara: Moving Together in the Caucasus
Russian Foreign Policy Attitudes and the Caucasus
The Caucasus From Turkey's Perspective
The Abkhazian Issue
Conclusion

PUBL.- Ab Imperio 4-2005, Discussing Imperial Legacy: Archaisms and Neologisms

Posted by: Sergey Glebov <sglebov(a)smith.edu>
Posted: 17 Feb 2006


PUBL.- Ab Imperio 4-2005, Discussing Imperial Legacy: Archaisms and Neologisms

The editors of Ab Imperio would like to draw your attention to the fourth 
issue of the journal in 2005.

Please, visit the journal website at http://abimperio.net for any additional 
information.

2005 annual theme: Languages of Self-Description in Empire and Multinational 
State

Issue 4/2005 'Discussing Imperial Legacy: Archaisms and Neologisms'

I. Methodology and Theory


>From the Editors
A 'Post' Situation. After Empire: Back to Ethnicity? Forward to Nation? (E)

Interview with L. Carl Brown, Mark von Hagen, and Karen Barkey
In Search of Imperial Legacy: Historians' Recollections and Historiographic 
Milestones (E)

Alain Blum, Marina Mogilner
After the Melting Pot: in Search of Languages of Description. Dialogues in 
Letters ('From the Editors' Correspondence') (E)

Sylvie Thenaul
The State of Emergency (1955-2005): From Colonial Algeria to Contemporary 
France (R)

II. History

Forum AI:
Imperial Legacies as a Resource for Nation-Building: The Case of Chinggis Khan

Darima Amogolonova, Tatiana Skrynnikova
The Mongol Empire and Chinggis Khan in Identity Construction (R)

Tatiana Skrynnikova
The Image of Chinggis Khan in Contemporary Buriat Historical and Cultural 
Discourse (R)

Gaelle Lacaze
The Image of Chinggis Khan in the Identity Construction of the Mongol 
Peoples during the Post-Socialist Period (R)

Stanislav Ugdyzhekov
Chinggis Khan and His Empire in the Contemporary Identity Practices of the 
Khakass People (R)

Christopher Kaplonski
The Case of the Disappearing Chinggis Khaan: Dismembering the Remembering (E)

III. Archive

Guzel Makarova, Ekaterina Khodzhaeva
Managing Ethnocultural Differences
'After Empire' (Interviews with Experts on Culture and Enthocultural 
Politics in the Republic of Tatarstan): Introduction to the Publication (R)

'You Know, Ethnic Cultures, They are Constantly Developing...' (R)

IV. Sociology, Ethnology, Political Science

Serguei Oushakine
Vital Forces of the Russian Tragedy: Theorizing Post-Soviet Ethnicity (R)

V. ABC: Empire & Nationalism Studies

Constructing a National History in the Language of Soviet Science after the 
Collapse of the USSR: The Case Of Uzbekistan

Marlene Laruelle
Ethnology, Nationhood, and Politics in Uzbekistan (R)

Sergei Abashin
Some Thoughts after the Discussion on Nationalism in Uzbekistan (R)

Marianne Kamp
A Structuralist Argument Concerning the Consolidation of Uzbek Identity (E)

Adeeb Khalid
Theories and Politics of Central Asian Identities (E)

Alisher Il'khamov
Post-Soviet Ethnography, Myth Creation, and Authority (R)

Marlene Laruelle
The 'Ethnogenesis' of the Uzbeks as an Element of Soviet Scholarship (R)

Educational Partnership of Kazan State University and Rutgers University(USA),
'Building Democracies in Multiethnic Societies'

VI. Newest Mythologies

Vyacheslav Morozov
Language and Structure: the Problem of Interpretation of Subjectivity in 
Contemporary Russian Politics (R)

Michael Gorham Putin's Language (E)

VII. Review Essays

Charles King, The Black Sea: A History (New York and Oxford: Oxford 
University Press, 2004). 276 pp. Bibliography, Index. ISBN: 0-19-924161-9.
Nikita Khrapunov (R)

Leonora Neville, Authority in Byzantine Provincial Society, 950-1100 
(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004). xi+210 pp. Appendix, Guide to 
the Sources, Bibliography, Index. ISBN: 0-521-83865-7.
Archimandrite Pavel Stefanov (E)

Tracey C. German, Russia's Chechen War (London and New York: 
Routledge/Curzon, 2003). 246 pp. ISBN: 0-415-29720-6 (hardback edition).
Iaroslav Golovin (R)

R-Forum
Gender and Everyday Imperial Practices

P. P. Shcherbinin. Voennyi faktor v povsednevnoi zhizni russkoi zhenshchiny 
v XVIII - nachale XX-go v. Tambov: Izd-vo 'Iulis,' 2004. 508 p. Name, 
subject and geographical index. ISBN: 5-98407-008-1.
John Keep (E)

Zhenskaia povsednevnost' v Rossii XVIII - XXvv.: Materialy mezhdunarodnoi 
nauchnoi konferentsii, 25 sentiabria 2003 g. Pod red. P. P. Shcherbinina. 
Tambov: Izd-vo TambovGU, 2003. 233 p. ISBN: 5-89016-106-7. Anna Tikhomirova (R)

Daniel Bertaux, Paul Thompson, Anna Rotkirch (Eds.), On Living through 
Soviet Russia (Routledge Studies in Memory & History, Vol. 13) (London and 
New York: Routledge, 2004). 336 pp. Bibliography, Index. ISBN: 
0-415-30966-2. Elke Fein (E)

Irina Paert, Old Believers, Religious Dissent and Gender in Russia, 
1760-1850 (Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, 2003). 
xii+257 pp. Select Bibliography, Index. ISBN: 0-7190-6322-1 (hardback edition).
Orysya Hachko (E)

A. V. Popov. Rossiiskoe pravoslavnoe zarubezh'e: istoriia i istochniki. 
Moskva: Institut politicheskogo i voennogo analiza, 2005. 619 p. ISBN: 
5-93349-034-2.
Viacheslav Men'kovskii (R)

Donald Rayfield, Stalin and His Hangmen: The Tyrant and Those Who Killed for 
Him (New York: Random House, 2004). xxviii+546 pp. ISBN: 0-3755-0632-2 (paper).
Ilya Kuksin (R)

Emilio Gentile, The Struggle for Modernity: Nationalism, Futurism, and 
Fascism (Westport, CT, and London: Praeger Publishers, 2003). xix+201 pp. 
Index. ISBN: 0-275-97692-0.
Igor Martyniuk (R)

Mikhail Gorbachev, Zdenek Mlynar, Conversations with Gorbachev: On 
Perestroika, the Prague Spring, and the Crossroads of Socialism / Translated 
by George Shriver, with a Foreword by Archie Brown (New York and Chichester: 
Columbia University Press, 2002). xxv+225 pp. Index. ISBN: 0-2311-1864-3.
Andrea Orzoff (E)

Mehdi Parvizi Amineh, Globalization, Geopolitics and Energy Security in 
Central Eurasia and the Caspian Region (The Hague: Clingendael International 
Energy Programme, 2003). 254 pp. Bibliography, Index. ISBN: 9-05031-085-0.
Charles C. Kolb (E)

David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye, Bruce W. Menning (Eds.), Reforming the 
Tsar's Army: Military Innovation in Imperial Russia from Peter the Great to 
the Revolution (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004). ix+361 pp. 
Index. ISBN: 0-521-81988-1 (hardback edition).
Ivan Sokolovskii (R)

Adam F. Kola, Slowianofilstwo czeskie i rosyjskie w ujeciu porownawczym 
(Lodz: Ibidem, 2004). 160 s. ISBN: 83-88679-34-1;
Marek Styczynski, Umilowanie przyszlosci albo filozofia spraw ostatecznych. 
Studia nad filozofia Mikolaja Bierdiajewa (Lodz: Ibidem, 2001). 243 s. ISBN: 
83-88679-04-X;
Bozena Zejmo, Problemy etyczne we wspolczesnej prozie i publicystyce 
rosyjskiej (Lata 60-90). (Lodz: Ibidem, 2000). 247 s. ISBN: 83-88679-00-7.
Maria Krisan' (R)

Filosofskii vek. Al'manakh. Vypusk 5: Ideia istorii v rossiiskom 
prosveshchenii / Otv. red. T. V. Artem'eva, M. I. Mikeshin. St. Peterburg.  
SPb Tsentr istorii idei, 1998. 350 p. ISBN: 5-7187-0370-1.
Natalia Bayer (E)

Filosofskii vek. Al'manakh. Vypusk 16: Evropeiskaia identichnost' i 
rossiiskaia mental'nost' / Otv. red. T. V. Artem'eva, M. I. Mikeshin. St. 
Peterburg. SPb Tsentr istorii idei, 2001. 305 p. ISBN: 5-7187-0370-1.
Nonna Smelova (R)

List of Contributors
Miscellaneous
Ab Imperio - 2006: Call for Papers
Books for Review

PUBL.- Policy Briefing Paper on Nagorny Karabakh, Conciliation Resources' Accord Series, Issue 17

Posted by: Farid Guliyev <fareedaz(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 16 Feb 2006


PUBL.- Policy Briefing Paper on Nagorny Karabakh, CR Accord Series, Issue 17

Conciliation Resources' (CR) Accord series (issue 17)
The limits of leadership: elites and societies in the Nagorny Karabakh peace 
process

Link to articles:
http://www.c-r.org/accord/nk/accord17/index.shtml

Policy briefing paper on Nagorny Karabakh:
http://www.c-r.org/accord/nk/policy.shtml

Issue editor: Laurence Broers

2005

Contents:

Introduction
Laurence Broers

The Nagorny Karabakh conflict: origins, dynamics and misperceptions
Thomas de Waal

Perspectives on the Nagorny Karabakh peace process

Towards peace in the Nagorny Karabakh region of the Republic of Azerbaijan 
through reintegration and cooperation
Elmar Mammadyarov

Old states and new: shifting paradigms and the complex road to peace in 
Nagorny Karabakh
Vartan Oskanian

A Karabakh Armenian perspective
Gegham Baghdasarian

A Karabakh Azeri perspective
Tabib Huseynov

Personal stories

The official peace process

The role of the OSCE: an assessment of international mediation efforts
Volker Jacoby

The elusive 'right formula' at the 'right time': a historical analysis of 
the official peace process
Gerard J. Libaridian

Obstacles to resolution: an Azerbaijani perspective
Tofik Zulfuqarov

Self-regulating ceasefire
Oksana Antonenko

A last chance for peace?
Sabine Freizer

Civil society and the peace process

Bridging divides: civil society peacebuilding initiatives
Avaz Hasanov and Armine Ishkanian

Between freedom and taboo: media coverage of the Karabakh conflict
Mark Grigoryan and Shahin Rzayev

Post-war dynamics and societal transformations

War, social change and 'no war, no peace' syndromes in Azerbaijani and 
Armenian societies
Laura Baghdasarian and Arif Yunusov

The cost of stalemate: economic aspects of the Nagorny Karabakh conflict
Phil Champain

The Karabakh conflict and democratization in Azerbaijan
Rasim Musabayov

New structures, old foundations: state capacities for peace
Hratch Tchilingirian

The politics of non-recognition and democratization
Laurence Broers

PUBL.- Security Sector Governance in Southern Caucasus Challenges and Visions

Posted by: Farid Guliyev <fareedaz(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 15 Feb 2006


PUBL.- Security Sector Governance in Southern Caucasus Challenges and Visions

Security Sector Governance in Southern Caucasus - Challenges and Visions

To download articles visit:

http://www.bmlv.gv.at/wissen-forschung/publikationen/publikation.php?id=122

PfP Consortium of Defence Academies and Security Studies Institutes

Study Groups
Regional Stability in Southern Caucasus
Security Sector Reform
Vienna and Geneva, February 2004

Publishers:

National Defence Academy, Institute for Peace Support and Conflict 
Management, Bureau of Security Policy of the Federal Ministry of Defence, 
Vienna, Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces, Geneva in 
co-operation with PfP-Consortium of Defence Academies and Security Studies 
Institutes

Editors:

Anja H. Ebnother
BG Gustav E. Gustenau

Managing Editors:

Capt Ernst M. Felberbauer
Silvia Hyka
Martin Malek

Facilitating Editors:

Karin Schlagnitweit
Johannes Raidl

Production:

Akademiedruckerei Landesverteidigungsakademie,
Vienna.

Address:

Stiftgasse 2a
1070 Vienna
Austria

ISBN: 3-901328-96-3

Contents:

Anja H. Ebnoether
Introduction

Philipp Fluri
Preface

Peter Forster
The Paradox of Policy: American Interests in the Post-9/11 Caucasus

Dov Lynch
Security Sector Governance in the Southern Caucasus - Towards an EU Strategy

Duncan Hiscock
The Role of Civil Society in Security Sector - Governance in the South Caucasus

David Darchiashvili
Georgian Security Sector: Achievements and Failures

Antje Fritz
Status Report on Security Sector Governance in Georgia

Aram Harutyunyan
Armenia as a Factor of Balance in the Southern Caucasus Region

Elkhan Mehtyiev
Perspectives of Security Development in the South Caucasus

S. Neil MacFarlane
Visions of the Caucasus

Irakli Mchedlishvili
Visions and Aims for Security Sector Governance in Southern Caucasus

Gayane Novikova
Security Sector Governance in the South Caucasus: Visions and Aims

Elkhan Nuryiev
The Southern Caucasus: in Quest of a New Vision for a Cooperative Security 
Strategy

About the authors

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS- Tibetan Museum Society Journal

Posted by: Bob Tagert <btagert(a)tibetan-museum-society.org>
Posted: 15 Feb 2006


CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS- Tibetan Museum Society Journal

Call for Papers:

Tibetan Museum Society Seeks Editorial Contributions from Asian Art and 
History Experts

Journalistic Content to Emphasize Appreciation of Buddhist Art and Culture 
from Mongolia and the Greater Himalayan Region

The Tibetan Museum Society today announced a call for quality manuscripts 
and research papers. This peer-reviewed, on-line journal, and website of 
fine art, religious study and historical appreciation, welcomes 
contributions of factual articles, notes and images based on new research of 
Mongolia and the Greater Himalayan Region. "Our international audience 
consists of historians, social scientists and those who appreciate 
exceptional Asian art," said Delgermaa Dagva, Board Chair, and Executive 
Director of the Society.

Subjects written thus far have included Buddhism in Mongolia after 1990, by 
Karenina Kollmar-Paulenz, Professor for the History of Religions University 
of Berne, Switzerland and The Zanabazar Art Exhibit at the Chojin Lama 
Museum, with images and an introduction by Don Croner, Explorer at Large and 
Author of "Travels in Northern Mongolia."

Articles that do not exceed 3,500 words are preferred and shorter pieces in 
the range of 600 words, accompanied by high-resolution images of art, are 
also encouraged. Contributions directly e-mailed to the Society's Board of 
Directors will receive immediate review.

"To publish articles from a diverse pool of international experts and to 
highlight research that is recognized as an outstanding contribution in the 
field and study of Himalayan Art, is our prime web objective," stated Mrs. 
Dagva, who herself is a practicing Buddhist of Mongolian descent.

Bilingual researchers and writers are greatly appreciated for both original 
submissions and translation of existing material. Manuscripts should be 
submitted exclusively to the Tibetan Museum Society or else clearly 
identified as being a part of multiple submissions. According the Society's 
Editorial Review Board, emphasis will be placed on content, rather than 
adherence to style, however "The Chicago Manual of Style," University of 
Chicago Press, may be used as a reference in preparation of manuscripts. 
References at the end of the text should be listed alphabetically according 
to the author's last name, followed by the year of publication, as in Smith, 
J. 1989. Citation in the text should list author, date, and applicable page 
numbers, as in (Smith 1989, xx). For use of illustrations or reproduced 
artwork, permission must be obtained by the author and noted on the 
manuscript. We reserve the right to make editorial changes in style and 
format, however the author will receive a pre-publication draft for approval.

Accepted contributions are normally published within one to two months of 
approval. Accepted authors will receive a complimentary one-year membership 
to the Society, which includes invitations to Society functions and mixers.

Visit www.tibetan-museum-society.org for more information.

For immediate consideration, contact Delgermaa Dagva at 
ddagva(a)tibetan-museum-society.org.

The Tibetan Museum Society a 501(c)(4) non-profit association, is a recently 
formed, civic league of concerned international citizens who wish to 
advocate museum exhibition of Asian art from ancient Mongolia and the 
Greater Himalayan Region. Through a broad range of programs and projects, 
the Society's two primary focuses are: 1) to provide financial support to 
selected museums that enrich the arts with display of historically 
significant representations of Buddhist culture and 2) to protect sacred, 
religious shrines, from which Buddhist art is gathered for public sale or 
display against removal without consent, artifacts of any kind. Though not 
allied with any political group or religious sect, the Tibetan Museum 
Society supports the fundamental humanitarian right to freedom of religious 
expression and is organized exclusively for charitable and educational 
purposes; including for such purposes, the making of distributions to 
organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) 
of the Internal Revenue Code.

PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, February 8, 2006 Issue on Web

Posted by: Svante Cornell <svante.cornell(a)eurasia.uu.se>
Posted: 15 Feb 2006


PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, February 8, 2006 Issue on Web

The 8 February issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst is now online at 
http://www.cacianalyst.org.

Highlights:

This issue's CACI Analyst features Jaba Devdariani on Russia's 'Kosovo 
gambit' on Abkhazia; Rafis Abazov on  the Chinese in Central Asia; Khatuna 
Salukvadze on Sergei Ivanov's new doctrine; and Richard Weitz on the CSTO 
supplanting the CIS. In Field Reports, articles on ethnic tensions in 
Kyrgyzstan, Kazakh energy shipment routes, parliamentarism in Kyrgyzstan, 
and the Aral sea disaster.

The PDF version of the entire issue of the 8 February CACI Analyst is 
available at:

http://www.cacianalyst.org/issues/20060208Analyst.pdf

Full contents:

Analytical Articles:

Russian Diplomacy Uses "Kosovo Precedent" for Tactical Advantage on Abkhazia
Jaba Devdariani
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3986

Chinese in Central Asia: Loyal Citizens or Fifth Column?
Rafis Abazov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3987

Russia's New Doctrine of Neo-Imperialism
Khatuna Salukvadze
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3988

The CIS Is Dead: Long Live the CSTO
Richard Weitzhttp://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3989

Field Reports:

Teenage Fight Sparks Violence Between Dungan and Kyrgyz Villagers
Erica Marat
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3990

Astana Plays Afghan Gambit to Ensure Secure Energy Shipment Routes
Marat Yermukanov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3991

Kyrgyzstan - First Parliamentary Republic in Central Asia?
Nurshat Abubakirov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3992
The Aral Sea: A Disaster Knocking on the Door
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3993

News Digest:

http://www.cacianalyst.org/news.php

The Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst is a bi-weekly publication of the Central 
Asia-Caucasus Institute, Johns Hopkins University-SAIS.

The CACI Analyst welcomes submissions of articles and field reports. At this 
moment, we are particularly interested in submissions on economics and 
finance matters in Central Asia and the Caucasus region, but all inquiries 
are welcome.  Please contact the Editor, Svante Cornell, at scornell(a)jhu.edu 
with a short description of your article idea. Editorial principles are 
online at http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=2063

PUBL.- Central Asia and the Caucasus, No. 1, 2006

Posted by: Murad Esenov <murad.esenov(a)worldmail.se>
Posted: 14 Feb 2006


PUBL.- Central Asia and the Caucasus, No. 1, 2006

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to offer you the contents of no. 6 (36) of the 'Central Asia 
and the Caucasus' journal (in English and Russian).  The issue will be 
published in late December.

For more details about the content of the articles and further information 
including how to subscribe please contact:

Murad Esenov
Institute for Central Asian and Caucasian Studies
Hubertusstigen 9
97455 Lulea
Sweden
Tel. (46) 70 232 16 55
Tel/Fax (46) 920 620 16
E-mail: murad.esenov(a)worldmail.se
Web: www.ca-c.org

Central Asia and the Caucasus
Journal of Social and Political Studies
No. 1 (37), 2006

In This Issue:

Energy Resources and Energy Policy

 - Gennady Starchenkov. Caspian Oil in the Regional Economic and World 
   Political Contexts
 - Ambrish Dhaka. India's Energy Security and Central Asia's Energy Resources

What Makes the Parliamentary and Presidential Elections in Central Asia and 
the Caucasus Specific

 - Ksenia Borishpolets. Elections in Central Asian States: Political Rivalry 
   in a Transitional Society
 - Elkhan Nuriev. The 2005 Parliamentary Elections in Azerbaijan: 
   Influencing Factors
 - Timur Shaymergenov.  The 2005 Presidential Election in Kazakhstan: 
   Problems and Prospects for Political Liberalization
 - Malkhaz Matsaberidze. Georgia on the Eve of Another Election Cycle

Regional Conflicts

 - Ohannes Geukjian. Limits of International Involvement in the Southern 
   Caucasus: the OSCE Mediation in the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict (1992-1996)
 - Kamal Makili-Aliev. Problems in Implementing and Observing the Law of War 
   in the Central Caucasus
 - Sergey Minasian. Samtskhe-Javakhetia: What Will Happen after Russia 
   Withdraws Its Military Bases from Georgia

Religion in Society

 - Renat Bekkin. Islamic Economic Model and the Problems of Its Application 
   in Russia
 - Eric Freedman, Maureen Walton. Independent News Web Sites' Coverage of 
   Religion in Central Asia
 - Rinat Pateev. Muslim Communities of the Rostov Region

Regional Politics

 - Vladimir Plastun. Russia and America in Central Asia in Central Asia (An 
   Attempt at Comparative Analysis)
 - Mehmet Kalyoncu. State-Building vs. Resource Management (The Case of 
   Azerbaijan and Its Oil Fund Management)
 - Arsen Vartanian. Armenia's Participation in the Globalization Processes
 - Talaibek Koichumanov. Corruption Fighting and Preventive Measures in 
   Kyrgyzstan: Today and Tomorrow

For Your Information:

The Special Feature section in the next issue will discuss:

Central Asia and the Caucasus

 - Political and Economic Development Trends
 - World and Regional Centers of Power and their Impact on the Regional 
   Situation
 - Multinational Companies in the Economic and Political Environment in 
   Central Asia and the Caucasus

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

PUBL.- V.A. Berdinskikh, Political Deportation of the Soviet Russian Peoples (in Russian)

Posted by: Manager NLO <manager(a)nlo.magazine.ru>
Posted: 14 Feb 2006


PUBL.- V.A. Berdinskikh, Political Deportation of the Soviet Russian Peoples
We would like to announce the publication of a new book published by the 
"New Literary Review" Publishing House:

V.A. Berdinskikh Spetsposelentsi. Political Deportation of the Soviet Russia 
Folks. Moscow. 2005 ISBN 5-86793-357-1 (in Russian)

This book by a famous Russian historian explores the issue of political 
deportation of the whole folks (the Germans, the Kalmucks, the Crimean 
Tartars) in 1930-1940-s. The author investigates the mechanism of 
deportation and the system of political settlements in the Russian North, 
Siberia and Kazakhstan.

To order the book one has to address Svetlana Vorobiova, e-mail: 
manager(a)nlo.magazine.ru

PUBL./CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS- National Bureau of Asia Research Journal Asia Policy

Posted by: Justin Jacobs <JJacobs(a)nbr.org>
Posted: 13 Feb 2006


PUBL./CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS- Nat'l Bureau of Asia Research Journal Asia Policy

New National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) Journal Asia Policy Welcomes 
Submissions

Asia Policy
The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR)
Seattle, WA

Web: http://asiapolicy.nbr.org

Journal description:

Asia Policy (established January 2006) is a new peer-reviewed journal 
devoted to bridging the gap between academic research and policymaking on 
issues related to the Asia-Pacific. Asia Policy welcomes research - whether 
case-specific analysis or empirically focused theoretical analysis - that 
highlights policy-related research on important issues in the Asia-Pacific.

Guidelines for Submissions:

Each journal submission will be judged solely upon the quality of its 
scholarship as determined by a "triple-blind" review process: not only are 
author and reviewer unaware of each other's identity, but the Editor and 
Editorial Board members also do not know the authorship of manuscripts under 
review. In order to maintain the integrity of this blind review process, we 
ask that all submissions be sent to submissions(a)nbr.org. All submissions to 
Asia Policy must include a standardized one-page Executive Summary that 
clearly spells out the topic, main argument, policy-relevant implications, 
and organization of the essay. The complete Guidelines for Submissions and a 
sample Executive Summary can be viewed at 
http://asiapolicy.nbr.org/submissions.html.

Contents of Volume 1 (January 2006):

'Bridging the Gap Between the Academic and Policy Worlds'
Special roundtable of essays by Andrew D. Marble, Kenneth Lieberthal, Emily 
O. Goldman, Robert Sutter, Ezra F. Vogel, and Celeste A. Wallander
'Pensions, Public Opinion, and the Graying of China'
Mark W. Frazier

'Taiwan: The Tail That Wags Dogs'
Michael McDevitt

'The Natural Death of North Korean Stalinism'
Andrei Lankov

'Islamic Leaders in Uzbekistan'
Eric M. McGlinchey

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS- Caucasian Journal of European Affairs, Deadline March 31

Posted by: Nasimi Aghayev <nasimiaghayev(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 13 Feb 2006


CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS- Caucasian Journal of European Affairs

Caucasian Journal of European Affairs is published by the Centre for 
European Studies (www.ces-az.org) in Baku, Azerbaijan. First issue was 
published in the beginning of February 2006 and is available online at 
http://www.ces-az.org/cjea.php

Caucasian Journal of European Affairs (CJEA) is a quarterly English and 
Azerbaijani-language academic journal dedicated to various political, 
economic, security, legal and social problems concerning the South Caucasus 
region, its integration to European structures and various developments in 
the European Union. In accordance with the Journal's commitment to the 
encouragement and promotion of debate, the Editorial Board welcomes critical 
replies to articles that have appeared in earlier issues.

All the manuscripts from the contributors are welcome. The Journal is 
published in English and Azerbaijani. Articles are accepted in Azerbaijani, 
English and Russian. In exceptional cases contributions in German and French 
may also be considered.

The deadline for submission of articles for the next issue is the 31st of 
March 2006.

Manuscript guidelines can be found at http://www.ces-az.org/cjea_3.php
Papers should be emailed to: cjea(a)ces-az.org

PUBL.- Caucasian Journal of European Affairs Volume I, No. 1, Available On-Line

Posted by: Nasimi Aghayev <nasimiaghayev(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 9 Feb 2006


PUBL.- Caucasian Journal of European Affairs Volume I, No. 1, Available On-Line

Caucasian Journal of European Affairs is published by the Centre for 
European Studies in Baku, Azerbaijan.

The first issue can be viewed and downloaded at http://www.ces-az.org/cjea.php

In this issue you can find articles on various topics concerning Caucasus 
and Europe.

The deadline for submission of articles for the next issue is the 31st of 
March 2006. Manuscript guidelines can be found at 
http://www.ces-az.org/cjea_3.php

Contents:

 - Coddling the Caucasus: Iran's Strategic Relationship with Azerbaijan and 
   Armenia
   Geoffrey Gresh
 - Legal Aspects of the Nagorno-Garabagh Conflict
   Mushfig Mammadov
 - The Galtung Triangle and Nagorno-Garabagh Conflict
   Taleh Ziyadov
 - Is Azerbaijan going to continue to get massive Inward Foreign Direct 
   Investments?
   Emil Majidov
 - Thieves of the Law and the Rule of Law in Georgia
   Virginia Davis Nordin and Georgi Glonti
 - The Universities of Europe in the New Era
   Dimitris Michalopoulos
 - Ermanistan-Azerbaycan Dagliq Qaraba munaqisesinin huquqi aspektleri
   Musfiq Memmedov
 - Vasinqtonla Moskva arasinda vurnuxan Ozbekistan
   Martin Malek

PUBL.- Dedovshchina in the Post-Soviet Military

Posted by: Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski <kozlowsk(a)club-internet.fr>
Posted: 8 Feb 2006


PUBL.- Dedovshchina in the Post-Soviet Military

The Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies, www.pipss.org
Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski, Chief Editor, is pleased to inform you that a 
book based on the first issue of pipss.org is now available for purchase at 
Ibidem-Verlag, Hannover, Germany.

Francoise Dauce and Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski (Eds)
Dedovshchina in the Post-Soviet Military. Hazing of Russian Army Conscripts 
in a Comparative Perspective
With a foreword by Dale Herspring
308 p., Paperback, 29,90 Euros
ISBN 3-89821-616-0

In contemporary armies, violence among soldiers seems to be a universal 
phenomenon found in both professional and drafted armies.However, the 
comparison of violent practices in various armies around the world allows us 
to identify specific features linked to those countries' sociological, 
political or anthropological contexts. Hazing, for example, seems to be more 
violent in the armies of transitional societies (Russia, Eastern Europe, 
Latin America), where social tensions encountered by citizens in their daily 
lives are carried over to, and sometimes intensified in, the military. The 
comparison of Russian dedovshchina with the situation in other countries 
makes it possible to identify universal, transitional and national 
characteristics of military violence.

Contents:

 - Konstantin Bannikov on the consequences of the spread throughout society 
   of archaic violence produced by the Russian army;
 - Anna Colin Lebedev on the perception of military violence in Russian 
   society;
 - Anton Oleynik on informal relationships among prisoners and conscripts;
 - Kirill Podrabinek on the reasons of the prevalence of dedovshchina in the 
   post-Soviet context;
 - Igor Obraztsov on the historical roots of dedovshchina;
 - Vadim Mikhailin on the role of language in the military milieu;
 - Julie Elkner on the Committee of Soldiers' Mothers;
 - Bakit Katchekeyev on hazing in the Kyrgyz army;
 - Irakli Sesiashvili on hazing in the Georgian army;
 - Hana Cervinkova on hazing in the Czech army;
 - James Wither on bullying in the British army;
 - Eduardo Paes-Machado & Carlos Linhares de Albuquerque on hazing in the 
   Brazilian police;
 - Joris Van Bladel on dedovshchina and the all-volunteer force.

The editors:

Francoise Dauce, PhD (Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris), is Lecture of 
Soviet History and Russian Politics at Blaise Pascal University in 
Clermont-Ferrand. Her papers have appeared in Critique Internationale, 
Etudes Comparatives Est-Ouest and Herodote. She is the author of L'Etat, 
l'armee et le citoyen en Russie post-sovietique (Paris: L'Harmattan 2001).

Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski, PhD (University of Nanterre-Paris X), is 
editor-in-chief of The Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet 
Societies (http//:www.pipss.org). Her papers have appeared in Problemes 
Politiques et Sociaux, Cultures & Conflits and Courrier des Pays de l'Est. 
She co-authored, with A. Toumarkine, Geopolitique de la mer Noire: Turquie 
et pays de l'ex-URSS (Paris: Karthala 2000).

The foreword author:

Dr. Dale Herspring is Professor of Political Science at Kansas State 
University and member of the Council of Foreign Relations.

To order the book:

Please fax to: 0511 / 262 2201 (+49 511 262 2201)

Or mail to:

ibidem-Verlag
Julius-Leber-Weg 11
D-30457 Hannove
Germany

Or send an e-mail: ibidem(a)ibidem-verlag.de

The book will soon be available on Amazon.com.

PUBL.- Realities of Transformation: Democratization Policies in Central Asia Revisited

Posted by: Andrea Berg <andrea_berg(a)yahoo.de>
Posted: 7 Feb 2006


PUBL.- Democratization Policies in Central Asia Revisited

Andrea Berg/ Anna Kreikemeyer
Realities of Transformation
Democratization Policies in Central Asia Revisited.
Nomos: Baden-Baden, 2006., ca. 250 p., brosch., 49 Euros, ISBN 
3-8329-1637-7, Web: www.nomos.de
(Demokratie, Sicherheit, Frieden, Bd. 174)

After the change of power in Kyrgyzstan in March and the massacre in 
Andijan, Uzbekistan in May 2005, an intimate understanding of the social and 
political processes in Central Asia now seems more important than ever. 
Realities of Transformation offers an account of democratization policies 
and their effects on Central Asia.

The authors from Austria, Germany, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan 
investigate democratization policies from various perspectives focusing on 
the democratization of power structures, democratization through external 
actors and democratization of the judicial sector. Finally, the authors shed 
light on the complicated relationship between democratization and security.  
Realities of Transformation combines scholarly articles with texts from NGO 
representatives. It is an essential reading for anyone interested in Central 
Asia, democratization issues, or local realities in transforming societies.

Andrea Berg (Ph.D.) and Anna Kreikemeyer (Ph.D.) are Researchers at the 
Centre for OSCE Research/Institute for Peace Research and Security Studies 
at the University of Hamburg, Germany.

Contents:

Acknowledgements

Andrea Berg/Anna Kreikemeyer: Introduction.
Democratization Policies in Central Asia Revisited.

Part I: Democratisation of power structures?

 - Paul Georg Geiss: State and Regime Change in Central Asia.
 - Judith Beyer: Rhetoric of 'Transformation'. The Case of the Kyrgyz 
   Constitutional Reform
 - Farkhod Tolipov: Power, Nation-Building, and Legacy. A Comparative
   Analysis of Central Asian leadership.
 - Atyrkul Alisheva: The Public and the Authorities in Kyrgyzstan.

Part II: Democratisation through External Actors?

 - Anna Kreikemeyer: Balancing Between Commitments and Co-operation. The 
   OSCE in Central Asia
 - Andrea Berg/Anna Kreikemeyer: The ODIHR Human Rights Monitoring and 
   Reporting Training. A Cross-National analysis.
 - Andrea Berg: Who's Afraid of George Soros? The Conflict Between 
   Authoritarian Rulers and International Actors in Central Asia.

Part III: Democratisation of the Judicial Sector?

 - Marina Pikulina: Power Structures and Problems of Law Implementation in 
   Uzbekistan.
 - Sofia Issenova: Reform of the Judicial System in Kazakhstan. Review of 
   the Effectiveness of OSCE Efforts
 - Dosym Stapaev: Creating Mechanisms for Social Lobbying in Kazakhstan
 - Sofia Issenova: Quasi-Judicial Institutions. The Ombudsman in Kazakhstan.

Part IV: Security through Democratization?

 - Andrea Berg: All Eyes on Central Asia. Disintegration in Kyrgyzstan and 
   Uzbekistan.
 - Anna Kreikemeyer: Instability in the Ferghana Valley. International 
   Reactions.

Appendix: Relations Between Central Asian States and Multilateral 
Organizations. A Chronology. (compiled by John Myraunet and Fausta Simaityte)

To order, please go to: www.nomos.de

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS- Insight Turkey, January-March 2006, Vol. 8, No. 1

Posted by: Suat Kiniklioglu <editor(a)insightturkey.com>
Posted: 7 Feb 2006


CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS- Insight Turkey, January-March 2006, Vol. 8, No. 1

Call for Papers: Insight Turkey's January-March 2006 Vol. 8, Nr. 1
Insight Turkey is particularly interested in articles on the following topics:

Turkey and the EU
Turkey and the Cyprus Issue
Turkish-German/French/Italian relations
Turkish-Iranian relations: A Nuclear Iran?
The EU as a security umbrella and the CFSP
European public opinion vis-a-vis Turkish membership
Turkey and the United States
The 'Wider Europe' and European Neighborhood Policy
The Black Sea Region
Islam and Democracy
The Clash of Values: Europe and Islam
Immigration/Integration issues
Gender issues in Turkey (Honor Killings etc)

We also invite Turkish domestic content with this issue. Please propose any 
potential paper that deals with Tukish domestic politics.

This is just a preliminary list. Please feel free alternative topics, 
including book reviews to the Editor.

Insight Turkey publishes three categories of material. Comments are 
2,000-3,000-word pieces that make a single, provocative point.

Essays are more extensive 4,000 5,000-word pieces of analysis that comprise the body of the journal. Book reviews are 700-1,500-word

pieces of new books. We also promote NGOs and interesting websites and are 
open to suggestions.

All material submitted to Turkey should be in American English and conform 
to our editorial guidelines.

Insight Turkey welcomes unsolicited manuscripts and article proposals. All 
article proposals are expected to be made in English.

Suat Kiniklioglu
Editor
Insight Turkey
Tunus Cad. No. 15/4
Kavaklidere, 06680
Ankara
Turkey
Tel: +90.312.424-1540
Fax:+90.312.425-3399
E-mail: editor(a)insightturkey.com
Web: www.insightturkey.com

PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, January 25, 2006 Issue on Web

Posted by: Svante Cornell <svante.cornell(a)eurasia.uu.se>
Posted: 1 Feb 2006


PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, January 25, 2006 Issue on Web

The 25 January issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst is now online at 
http://www.cacianalyst.org.

Highlights: This issue's CACI Analyst has two articles on energy issues in 
the Caucasus, with analysis on the implications of Russia's energy diplomacy 
on Armenia and Azerbaijan by Fariz Ismailzade and Haroutiun Khachatrian. 
Moreover, Anara Tabyshalieva discusses political violence in post-revolution 
Kazakhstans and Sebastien Peyrouse analyzes Christian Proselytism in 
Kazakhstan. In Field Reports, articles on radical Islam in Central Asia, 
post-election Kazakhstan, civil society in Kyrgyzstan, and bird flu 
preparations in Georgia.

The PDF version of the entire issue of the 25 January CACI Analyst is 
available at:

http://www.cacianalyst.org/issues/20060125Analyst.pdf

Full contents:

Analytical Articles:

Political Violence on the Rise in Kyrgyzstan
Anara Tabyshalieva
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3955

Russia's Energy Gambit: It Won't Work in Azerbaijan
Fariz Ismailzade
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3956

Christian Proselytism in Kazakhstan
Sebastien Peyrouse
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3957

Economic and Political Implications of the Rise of the Russian Gas Price for 
Armenia
Haroutiun Khachatrian
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3958

Field Reports:

Central Asia Still Feeling Threatened by Radical Islam
Zoya Pylenko
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3959

Astana Pursues Old Track behind New Administrative Facade
Marat Yermukanov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3960

The Role of Civil Society in Post-March 24 Kyrgyzstan
Erica Marat
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3961

Bird Flu Preparations in Georgia
Kakha Jibladze
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3962

News Digest:
http://www.cacianalyst.org/news.php

The Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst is a bi-weekly publication of the Central 
Asia-Caucasus Institute, Johns Hopkins University-SAIS.

The CACI Analyst welcomes submissions of articles and field reports. At this 
moment, we are particularly interested in submissions on economics and 
finance matters in Central Asia and the Caucasus region, but all inquiries 
are welcome.  Please contact the Editor, Svante Cornell, at scornell(a)jhu.edu 
with a short description of your article idea. Editorial principles are 
online at http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=2063

PUBL.- Gateway to Iranian National Music and Instruments from the Beginning till Today

Posted by: Dekhoda Publishers <mathiew12000(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 1 Feb 2006


PUBL.- Gateway to Iranian Nat'l Music & Instruments from the Beginning to Today

Dekhoda Publisher in Iran is pleased to inform you that after ten years of 
research by one of our expert musical writers, Mr. Mehdi Assari, has 
published a new unique book by the name 'Gateway to Iranian National Music & 
Instruments from the Beginning till Today' (Hoviiate moosighi melli Iran va 
sazha, az aghaz ta emrooz) which includes 27 chapters in 700 hundred pages 
with hundreds of historical pictures and a nice traditional colorful cover, 
useful for musicians and easy to understand by who is interested in 
researching world instruments and music.

For more information you may call us in Tehran at 2204 9620 or send e-mail 
to mathiew12000(a)yahoo.com

For mail order:

In Europe:

Tel: 004 969530 59013
Web: www.nashrefarda.com

In USA:

Sherkate Ketab book store in Los Angeles
Tel: [1](310)477-7477

In Iran:

Tel: 021 88696949
Web: www.iranbin.com, 'Section Tabaghah bandi, e mozooei, e ketab'
See Section Honar, music, page 19, #184, for more information click on the 
picture. 

PUBL.- Problems of Bronze Age of Great Steppe (in Russian)

Posted by: Victor Vetrov <vet(a)lep.lg.ua>
Posted: 22 Feb 2006


PUBL.- Problems of Bronze Age of Great Steppe (in Russian)

In the given collection of scientific articles the articles on different 
problems of Bronze Age Eurasian Steppe and closing territories are 
published. The collection of articles is printed in Russian.

Problems of Bronze Age of Great Steppe. The collection of scientific 
articles. Lugansk: Globus, 2005, 136 p.

ISBN 966-95527-7-1

Edition staff: I.F. Kovaleva, N.A. Gavriluk, R.Vs. Terpilovsky, V.I. Klochko.

Referents: D.Ya. Telegin, S.J. Pustovalov

Author of the project: A.I. Vasilenko

Imposition: V.S. Vetrov

Collection of scientific articles is recommended to be published by the 
chair of Archives of East Ukrainian National University after V. Dal.

Contents:

V.S. Vetrov
The Problems of the Analysis of the Flint-Tool in Epoch of a Stone And 
Bronze (On Materials of Donbass)

In this article the problems of the analysis of flint's splitting in the 
settlements of Donbass in epoch of a stone and bronze are considered. The 
methodical concepts of the different authors are studied using the 
publications of last years. The critical analysis of those publications is 
given where the neglect of general science's norms of the publication of the 
flint collections and their analysis takes place. The special attention is 
devoted to problems of the flint collections' division from the multi-layer 
settlements with the mixed cultural layer.

S.S. Lysenko
Grivnas, Bracelets and Rings with Spiral Corymbs from the Territory of Ukraine

This clause is devoted to grivnas, bracelets and rings with spiral corymbs, 
known in territory of Ukraine (except Transcarpathia and Crimea). The sizes, 
figuration, morphology of these products are studied. The opportunities of 
reconstruction of their place in the interment are considered. The questions 
of dating and the distribution of ornaments are envisaged.

S.D. Lysenko
The Absolute Chronology of East File of a Tshinets Cultural Circle

In this article clause the author results absolute dates of a circle 
Tshinets cultures of received as a result of the radiocarbon analysis. The 
historical reconstruction is resulted too.

L.I. Maslihova
About One Type of Vessels of Srednedonskaya Catacomb Culture

In clause tiny amfors from complexes of srednedonskaya catacomb culture are 
considered.

D.P. Kushtan
Culture Monuments of the Multiroller Ceramic in the Mid-Dnieper Region 
(According to the Materials of the Archeological Prospecting in the 
Cremenchug Reservoir Zone)

The article gives a description of the materials of the Multiroller pottery 
ceramic culture from the sites situated in the Cremenchug reservoir zone in 
the mid-Dnieper region. The monuments are represented by the flood-lands' 
settlements and two burial groups. There are goods of ceramic, stone, flint, 
bone and bronze among the findings. There are two groups of ceramic which 
are characterized by the Multiroller ornamentation in this ceramic complex. 
Besides ceramic of the early-Srubnaya culture and one fragment of the vessel 
of the Prikazanska culture are present too. Bronze goods belong to the 
early-Srubny centre of metalworking. These archeological materials have 
rather interesting information about the evolution of the Multiraised border 
ceramic complex and about the place of the Multiroller pottery ceramic 
culture in the ethnocultural process took place at the beginning of the late 
Bronze Age in the mid-Dnieper region.

A.I. Vasilenko
Reconstruction of Fastening and Appointments of Buckles of Middle-Late 
Bronze Epoch (in Connection with Studies of A.N. Usachuk)

In this article system reconstruction of fastening the buckles of epoch 
average-late bronze of East Europe steppes is offered. Strategy 
reconstruction is based on given analysis of traces, conducted by A.N. 
Usachuk, will more of than hundreds of buckles from the fund of different 
organizations of Ukraine, Russia, Moldova were studied. At reconstruction 
morphological and constructive given specified products are taken into 
account. As a result of conducted analysis original fastening system is 
restored, expecting presence several of details, which are reconstructed on 
traces on determined yarn areas. Among the details of fastening system are 
reconstructed: detail 1 - a cloth, executing possible function of an armor; 
detail 2 - a central loop; detail 3 - belt; detail 4 - a buckle; detail 5 - 
band of Buckle; detail 6 - an upper band; detail 6 - a lower loop. 
Particularity of traces on many buckles is sufficiently bright asymmetry 
that can be explained by the influence on left part of belt of cargo, 
probably the whole subjects of arms. Given suggestion is confirmed by 
graphic arts data, written and epic sources of corresponding epoch. The 
major part of an article is devoted to the study of functions of detail 1 
using a given detail as cloths-armor is founded on the complex analysis of 
the different sources: archeological, ancient written, epic, linguistical. 
Emphasis is also given to a critical evaluation of determination of 
functions of the yarns and other aspects, in accordance with these products 
in the article of some separate researchers.

V.I. Klochko, V.I. Manichev, I.N. Bondarenko
Donbas Ancient Non-Ferrous Metal as an Index of Geochemical Features of 
Copper Ore of the Region

Chemical composition of copper and bronze wares from Donbas ancient 
archaeological monuments points to its identity with the composition of 
copper and polymetallic ores occurring in Bakhmutsk and Kalmaus-Toretsk 
tectonic zones, and in Nagolny chain of hills.

Geochemistry of minerals from ores of Donetsk mining and smelting complex 
confirms presence of copper, lead, zinc, tin, arsenic, and antimony in them, 
i.e. the chemical elements found in the ancient non-ferrous metal.

Laboratory experimental work on smelting of bronze shows the possibility of 
its obtaining directly from copper and polymetallic ores. It does not 
conform to the earlier accepted concepts that ancient metallurgists applied 
the technique of receiving metal similar to the modern one.

A.Ya. Shchetenko
Fortresses of Late Bronze Age of Central Asia: To the Problem of the Origin

Fortified settlement Tekkem-depe from its type and building methods remind 
of the architecture of the fortresses of Late Bronze Age of Gonur, Togolok 
21 (Margiana) and Dzharkutan (Baktria). The materials of Tekkem-depe (flask, 
goblet, crosshatched polishing, bronze javelin, mini column, lapis lazuli 
bead) may be compared with the complexes of Hissar IIIC, Tureng Tepe III 
1-2, Shah Tepe II and Troy IId, IIg. Podstavka "katushka", semi-spherical 
(with flutes) and sharp-carinated bows have more early prototypes in the 
grey polished pottery of Norsun-Tepe and Tepesik - the settlements of the 
Early Bronze Age I-III of East Anatolia. The imported Akkadian pottery was 
founded in the 3-th horizon of Tepesik. These parallels indicative of 
Syro-Anatolian roots of the fortresses on the south of Asia, which may be 
date by the boundary of the III-II mil. BC. The seal-cylinder from the time 
of the government of Naram-Sine (2236-2200 BC), founded in the one grave of 
Gonur, confirm this date.

For questions about purchasing the editions, please contact Victor Vetrov at 
vet(a)lep.lg.ua

Victor Vetrov
Chief of the archeological studio of the Centre of Children's and Youths' 
Creativity
Ykira Block, 6-a.
Lugansk 91051
Ukraine
Tel: (0642) 61-49-22
E-mail: vet(a)lep.lg.ua
Web: http://lep.lg.ua/~vet

PUBL.- Afghan Review, Table of Contents

Posted by: Afghanistan Review <afghanistanreview(a)gmail.com>
Posted: 21 Feb 2006


PUBL.- Afghan Review, Table of Contents

Afghanistan Review is a monthly publication of Afghan Toll Consultants 
dealing with Afghanistan in particular and low intensity warfare and 
security issues in general.

The publication is available only by subscription.

We welcome articles on any Afghan related issues.

List of articles of first issue are as following:

Contents:

 - Islamic Militancy and Afghanistan - A Historical Examination
 - The Mechanics of Drug Trafficking -Afghanistan-Pakistan Sector
 - US Military performance in Afghanistan
 - Taliban Tactics in Afghanistan
 - Larger than Drugs -Contraband Mafia in Afghanistan
 - Reflections of An Afghan Intellectual-1
 - How not to construct -Case Study of an Expatriate Firm in Afghanistan
 - Book Serialisation- A Military History of Afghanistan-1
 - Balochistan War -Situation Report-1
 - Chronology of the Month
 - Who's Who in Afghan History-1

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PUBL.- Fiona Hill and Omer Taspinar, Russia and Turkey in the Caucasus

Posted by: Farid Guliyev <fareedaz(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 20 Feb 2006


PUBL.- Fiona Hill and Omer Taspinar, Russia and Turkey in the Caucasus

Russia and Turkey in the Caucasus: Moving Together to Preserve the Status Quo?
Fiona Hill and Omer Taspinar
Russie.Nei.Visions, n.8, January 2006

Read full text (pdf-103k):
http://www.ifri.org/files/Russie/hilltaspinar_anglais.pdf

Abstract

Since 2003 and after centuries of geopolitical competition, Russia and 
Turkey have drawn together in a new bilateral relationship. Expanding trade 
has been a major driving force behind this, but shared disillusionment with 
United States and European policies and attitudes, as well as increasing 
common ground on issues in the broader Black Sea region and further a field 
in the Middle East, have all played a role. At this juncture, the main 
impact of this new relationship is in Russia and Turkey's joint border area 
of the South Caucasus - with potentially negative implications for the 
fragile state of Georgia and for the European Union's new "Neighborhood 
Policy" in the region.

Fiona Hill is a Senior Fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program at the 
Brookings Institution.

Omer Taspinar is the Director of the Turkey program at the Brookings 
Institution, Adjunct Professor at the Johns Hopkins University, School of 
Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and a colomnist for the Turkish Daily 
Radical and the Pakistan Daily Times.

Contents:

Abstract
Introduction
Factors for Rapprochement
Shared Frictions with the U.S. and the EU
Moscow and Ankara: Moving Together in the Caucasus
Russian Foreign Policy Attitudes and the Caucasus
The Caucasus From Turkey's Perspective
The Abkhazian Issue
Conclusion

PUBL.- Ab Imperio 4-2005, Discussing Imperial Legacy: Archaisms and Neologisms

Posted by: Sergey Glebov <sglebov(a)smith.edu>
Posted: 17 Feb 2006


PUBL.- Ab Imperio 4-2005, Discussing Imperial Legacy: Archaisms and Neologisms

The editors of Ab Imperio would like to draw your attention to the fourth 
issue of the journal in 2005.

Please, visit the journal website at http://abimperio.net for any additional 
information.

2005 annual theme: Languages of Self-Description in Empire and Multinational 
State

Issue 4/2005 'Discussing Imperial Legacy: Archaisms and Neologisms'

I. Methodology and Theory

>From the Editors
A 'Post' Situation. After Empire: Back to Ethnicity? Forward to Nation? (E)

Interview with L. Carl Brown, Mark von Hagen, and Karen Barkey
In Search of Imperial Legacy: Historians' Recollections and Historiographic 
Milestones (E)

Alain Blum, Marina Mogilner
After the Melting Pot: in Search of Languages of Description. Dialogues in 
Letters ('From the Editors' Correspondence') (E)

Sylvie Thenaul
The State of Emergency (1955-2005): From Colonial Algeria to Contemporary 
France (R)

II. History

Forum AI:
Imperial Legacies as a Resource for Nation-Building: The Case of Chinggis Khan

Darima Amogolonova, Tatiana Skrynnikova
The Mongol Empire and Chinggis Khan in Identity Construction (R)

Tatiana Skrynnikova
The Image of Chinggis Khan in Contemporary Buriat Historical and Cultural 
Discourse (R)

Gaelle Lacaze
The Image of Chinggis Khan in the Identity Construction of the Mongol 
Peoples during the Post-Socialist Period (R)

Stanislav Ugdyzhekov
Chinggis Khan and His Empire in the Contemporary Identity Practices of the 
Khakass People (R)

Christopher Kaplonski
The Case of the Disappearing Chinggis Khaan: Dismembering the Remembering (E)

III. Archive

Guzel Makarova, Ekaterina Khodzhaeva
Managing Ethnocultural Differences
'After Empire' (Interviews with Experts on Culture and Enthocultural 
Politics in the Republic of Tatarstan): Introduction to the Publication (R)

'You Know, Ethnic Cultures, They are Constantly Developing...' (R)

IV. Sociology, Ethnology, Political Science

Serguei Oushakine
Vital Forces of the Russian Tragedy: Theorizing Post-Soviet Ethnicity (R)

V. ABC: Empire & Nationalism Studies

Constructing a National History in the Language of Soviet Science after the 
Collapse of the USSR: The Case Of Uzbekistan

Marlene Laruelle
Ethnology, Nationhood, and Politics in Uzbekistan (R)

Sergei Abashin
Some Thoughts after the Discussion on Nationalism in Uzbekistan (R)

Marianne Kamp
A Structuralist Argument Concerning the Consolidation of Uzbek Identity (E)

Adeeb Khalid
Theories and Politics of Central Asian Identities (E)

Alisher Il'khamov
Post-Soviet Ethnography, Myth Creation, and Authority (R)

Marlene Laruelle
The 'Ethnogenesis' of the Uzbeks as an Element of Soviet Scholarship (R)

Educational Partnership of Kazan State University and Rutgers University(USA),
'Building Democracies in Multiethnic Societies'

VI. Newest Mythologies

Vyacheslav Morozov
Language and Structure: the Problem of Interpretation of Subjectivity in 
Contemporary Russian Politics (R)

Michael Gorham Putin's Language (E)

VII. Review Essays

Charles King, The Black Sea: A History (New York and Oxford: Oxford 
University Press, 2004). 276 pp. Bibliography, Index. ISBN: 0-19-924161-9.
Nikita Khrapunov (R)

Leonora Neville, Authority in Byzantine Provincial Society, 950-1100 
(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004). xi+210 pp. Appendix, Guide to 
the Sources, Bibliography, Index. ISBN: 0-521-83865-7.
Archimandrite Pavel Stefanov (E)

Tracey C. German, Russia's Chechen War (London and New York: 
Routledge/Curzon, 2003). 246 pp. ISBN: 0-415-29720-6 (hardback edition).
Iaroslav Golovin (R)

R-Forum
Gender and Everyday Imperial Practices

P. P. Shcherbinin. Voennyi faktor v povsednevnoi zhizni russkoi zhenshchiny 
v XVIII - nachale XX-go v. Tambov: Izd-vo 'Iulis,' 2004. 508 p. Name, 
subject and geographical index. ISBN: 5-98407-008-1.
John Keep (E)

Zhenskaia povsednevnost' v Rossii XVIII - XXvv.: Materialy mezhdunarodnoi 
nauchnoi konferentsii, 25 sentiabria 2003 g. Pod red. P. P. Shcherbinina. 
Tambov: Izd-vo TambovGU, 2003. 233 p. ISBN: 5-89016-106-7. Anna Tikhomirova (R)

Daniel Bertaux, Paul Thompson, Anna Rotkirch (Eds.), On Living through 
Soviet Russia (Routledge Studies in Memory & History, Vol. 13) (London and 
New York: Routledge, 2004). 336 pp. Bibliography, Index. ISBN: 
0-415-30966-2. Elke Fein (E)

Irina Paert, Old Believers, Religious Dissent and Gender in Russia, 
1760-1850 (Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, 2003). 
xii+257 pp. Select Bibliography, Index. ISBN: 0-7190-6322-1 (hardback edition).
Orysya Hachko (E)

A. V. Popov. Rossiiskoe pravoslavnoe zarubezh'e: istoriia i istochniki. 
Moskva: Institut politicheskogo i voennogo analiza, 2005. 619 p. ISBN: 
5-93349-034-2.
Viacheslav Men'kovskii (R)

Donald Rayfield, Stalin and His Hangmen: The Tyrant and Those Who Killed for 
Him (New York: Random House, 2004). xxviii+546 pp. ISBN: 0-3755-0632-2 (paper).
Ilya Kuksin (R)

Emilio Gentile, The Struggle for Modernity: Nationalism, Futurism, and 
Fascism (Westport, CT, and London: Praeger Publishers, 2003). xix+201 pp. 
Index. ISBN: 0-275-97692-0.
Igor Martyniuk (R)

Mikhail Gorbachev, Zdenek Mlynar, Conversations with Gorbachev: On 
Perestroika, the Prague Spring, and the Crossroads of Socialism / Translated 
by George Shriver, with a Foreword by Archie Brown (New York and Chichester: 
Columbia University Press, 2002). xxv+225 pp. Index. ISBN: 0-2311-1864-3.
Andrea Orzoff (E)

Mehdi Parvizi Amineh, Globalization, Geopolitics and Energy Security in 
Central Eurasia and the Caspian Region (The Hague: Clingendael International 
Energy Programme, 2003). 254 pp. Bibliography, Index. ISBN: 9-05031-085-0.
Charles C. Kolb (E)

David Schimmelpenninck van der Oye, Bruce W. Menning (Eds.), Reforming the 
Tsar's Army: Military Innovation in Imperial Russia from Peter the Great to 
the Revolution (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004). ix+361 pp. 
Index. ISBN: 0-521-81988-1 (hardback edition).
Ivan Sokolovskii (R)

Adam F. Kola, Slowianofilstwo czeskie i rosyjskie w ujeciu porownawczym 
(Lodz: Ibidem, 2004). 160 s. ISBN: 83-88679-34-1;
Marek Styczynski, Umilowanie przyszlosci albo filozofia spraw ostatecznych. 
Studia nad filozofia Mikolaja Bierdiajewa (Lodz: Ibidem, 2001). 243 s. ISBN: 
83-88679-04-X;
Bozena Zejmo, Problemy etyczne we wspolczesnej prozie i publicystyce 
rosyjskiej (Lata 60-90). (Lodz: Ibidem, 2000). 247 s. ISBN: 83-88679-00-7.
Maria Krisan' (R)

Filosofskii vek. Al'manakh. Vypusk 5: Ideia istorii v rossiiskom 
prosveshchenii / Otv. red. T. V. Artem'eva, M. I. Mikeshin. St. Peterburg.  
SPb Tsentr istorii idei, 1998. 350 p. ISBN: 5-7187-0370-1.
Natalia Bayer (E)

Filosofskii vek. Al'manakh. Vypusk 16: Evropeiskaia identichnost' i 
rossiiskaia mental'nost' / Otv. red. T. V. Artem'eva, M. I. Mikeshin. St. 
Peterburg. SPb Tsentr istorii idei, 2001. 305 p. ISBN: 5-7187-0370-1.
Nonna Smelova (R)

List of Contributors
Miscellaneous
Ab Imperio - 2006: Call for Papers
Books for Review

PUBL.- Policy Briefing Paper on Nagorny Karabakh, Conciliation Resources' Accord Series, Issue 17

Posted by: Farid Guliyev <fareedaz(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 16 Feb 2006


PUBL.- Policy Briefing Paper on Nagorny Karabakh, CR Accord Series, Issue 17

Conciliation Resources' (CR) Accord series (issue 17)
The limits of leadership: elites and societies in the Nagorny Karabakh peace 
process

Link to articles:
http://www.c-r.org/accord/nk/accord17/index.shtml

Policy briefing paper on Nagorny Karabakh:
http://www.c-r.org/accord/nk/policy.shtml

Issue editor: Laurence Broers

2005

Contents:

Introduction
Laurence Broers

The Nagorny Karabakh conflict: origins, dynamics and misperceptions
Thomas de Waal

Perspectives on the Nagorny Karabakh peace process

Towards peace in the Nagorny Karabakh region of the Republic of Azerbaijan 
through reintegration and cooperation
Elmar Mammadyarov

Old states and new: shifting paradigms and the complex road to peace in 
Nagorny Karabakh
Vartan Oskanian

A Karabakh Armenian perspective
Gegham Baghdasarian

A Karabakh Azeri perspective
Tabib Huseynov

Personal stories

The official peace process

The role of the OSCE: an assessment of international mediation efforts
Volker Jacoby

The elusive 'right formula' at the 'right time': a historical analysis of 
the official peace process
Gerard J. Libaridian

Obstacles to resolution: an Azerbaijani perspective
Tofik Zulfuqarov

Self-regulating ceasefire
Oksana Antonenko

A last chance for peace?
Sabine Freizer

Civil society and the peace process

Bridging divides: civil society peacebuilding initiatives
Avaz Hasanov and Armine Ishkanian

Between freedom and taboo: media coverage of the Karabakh conflict
Mark Grigoryan and Shahin Rzayev

Post-war dynamics and societal transformations

War, social change and 'no war, no peace' syndromes in Azerbaijani and 
Armenian societies
Laura Baghdasarian and Arif Yunusov

The cost of stalemate: economic aspects of the Nagorny Karabakh conflict
Phil Champain

The Karabakh conflict and democratization in Azerbaijan
Rasim Musabayov

New structures, old foundations: state capacities for peace
Hratch Tchilingirian

The politics of non-recognition and democratization
Laurence Broers

PUBL.- Security Sector Governance in Southern Caucasus Challenges and Visions

Posted by: Farid Guliyev <fareedaz(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 15 Feb 2006


PUBL.- Security Sector Governance in Southern Caucasus Challenges and Visions

Security Sector Governance in Southern Caucasus - Challenges and Visions

To download articles visit:

http://www.bmlv.gv.at/wissen-forschung/publikationen/publikation.php?id=122

PfP Consortium of Defence Academies and Security Studies Institutes

Study Groups
Regional Stability in Southern Caucasus
Security Sector Reform
Vienna and Geneva, February 2004

Publishers:

National Defence Academy, Institute for Peace Support and Conflict 
Management, Bureau of Security Policy of the Federal Ministry of Defence, 
Vienna, Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces, Geneva in 
co-operation with PfP-Consortium of Defence Academies and Security Studies 
Institutes

Editors:

Anja H. Ebnother
BG Gustav E. Gustenau

Managing Editors:

Capt Ernst M. Felberbauer
Silvia Hyka
Martin Malek

Facilitating Editors:

Karin Schlagnitweit
Johannes Raidl

Production:

Akademiedruckerei Landesverteidigungsakademie,
Vienna.

Address:

Stiftgasse 2a
1070 Vienna
Austria

ISBN: 3-901328-96-3

Contents:

Anja H. Ebnoether
Introduction

Philipp Fluri
Preface

Peter Forster
The Paradox of Policy: American Interests in the Post-9/11 Caucasus

Dov Lynch
Security Sector Governance in the Southern Caucasus - Towards an EU Strategy

Duncan Hiscock
The Role of Civil Society in Security Sector - Governance in the South Caucasus

David Darchiashvili
Georgian Security Sector: Achievements and Failures

Antje Fritz
Status Report on Security Sector Governance in Georgia

Aram Harutyunyan
Armenia as a Factor of Balance in the Southern Caucasus Region

Elkhan Mehtyiev
Perspectives of Security Development in the South Caucasus

S. Neil MacFarlane
Visions of the Caucasus

Irakli Mchedlishvili
Visions and Aims for Security Sector Governance in Southern Caucasus

Gayane Novikova
Security Sector Governance in the South Caucasus: Visions and Aims

Elkhan Nuryiev
The Southern Caucasus: in Quest of a New Vision for a Cooperative Security 
Strategy

About the authors

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS- Tibetan Museum Society Journal

Posted by: Bob Tagert <btagert(a)tibetan-museum-society.org>
Posted: 15 Feb 2006


CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS- Tibetan Museum Society Journal

Call for Papers:

Tibetan Museum Society Seeks Editorial Contributions from Asian Art and 
History Experts

Journalistic Content to Emphasize Appreciation of Buddhist Art and Culture 
from Mongolia and the Greater Himalayan Region

The Tibetan Museum Society today announced a call for quality manuscripts 
and research papers. This peer-reviewed, on-line journal, and website of 
fine art, religious study and historical appreciation, welcomes 
contributions of factual articles, notes and images based on new research of 
Mongolia and the Greater Himalayan Region. "Our international audience 
consists of historians, social scientists and those who appreciate 
exceptional Asian art," said Delgermaa Dagva, Board Chair, and Executive 
Director of the Society.

Subjects written thus far have included Buddhism in Mongolia after 1990, by 
Karenina Kollmar-Paulenz, Professor for the History of Religions University 
of Berne, Switzerland and The Zanabazar Art Exhibit at the Chojin Lama 
Museum, with images and an introduction by Don Croner, Explorer at Large and 
Author of "Travels in Northern Mongolia."

Articles that do not exceed 3,500 words are preferred and shorter pieces in 
the range of 600 words, accompanied by high-resolution images of art, are 
also encouraged. Contributions directly e-mailed to the Society's Board of 
Directors will receive immediate review.

"To publish articles from a diverse pool of international experts and to 
highlight research that is recognized as an outstanding contribution in the 
field and study of Himalayan Art, is our prime web objective," stated Mrs. 
Dagva, who herself is a practicing Buddhist of Mongolian descent.

Bilingual researchers and writers are greatly appreciated for both original 
submissions and translation of existing material. Manuscripts should be 
submitted exclusively to the Tibetan Museum Society or else clearly 
identified as being a part of multiple submissions. According the Society's 
Editorial Review Board, emphasis will be placed on content, rather than 
adherence to style, however "The Chicago Manual of Style," University of 
Chicago Press, may be used as a reference in preparation of manuscripts. 
References at the end of the text should be listed alphabetically according 
to the author's last name, followed by the year of publication, as in Smith, 
J. 1989. Citation in the text should list author, date, and applicable page 
numbers, as in (Smith 1989, xx). For use of illustrations or reproduced 
artwork, permission must be obtained by the author and noted on the 
manuscript. We reserve the right to make editorial changes in style and 
format, however the author will receive a pre-publication draft for approval.

Accepted contributions are normally published within one to two months of 
approval. Accepted authors will receive a complimentary one-year membership 
to the Society, which includes invitations to Society functions and mixers.

Visit www.tibetan-museum-society.org for more information.

For immediate consideration, contact Delgermaa Dagva at 
ddagva(a)tibetan-museum-society.org.

The Tibetan Museum Society a 501(c)(4) non-profit association, is a recently 
formed, civic league of concerned international citizens who wish to 
advocate museum exhibition of Asian art from ancient Mongolia and the 
Greater Himalayan Region. Through a broad range of programs and projects, 
the Society's two primary focuses are: 1) to provide financial support to 
selected museums that enrich the arts with display of historically 
significant representations of Buddhist culture and 2) to protect sacred, 
religious shrines, from which Buddhist art is gathered for public sale or 
display against removal without consent, artifacts of any kind. Though not 
allied with any political group or religious sect, the Tibetan Museum 
Society supports the fundamental humanitarian right to freedom of religious 
expression and is organized exclusively for charitable and educational 
purposes; including for such purposes, the making of distributions to 
organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) 
of the Internal Revenue Code.

PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, February 8, 2006 Issue on Web

Posted by: Svante Cornell <svante.cornell(a)eurasia.uu.se>
Posted: 15 Feb 2006


PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, February 8, 2006 Issue on Web

The 8 February issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst is now online at 
http://www.cacianalyst.org.

Highlights:

This issue's CACI Analyst features Jaba Devdariani on Russia's 'Kosovo 
gambit' on Abkhazia; Rafis Abazov on  the Chinese in Central Asia; Khatuna 
Salukvadze on Sergei Ivanov's new doctrine; and Richard Weitz on the CSTO 
supplanting the CIS. In Field Reports, articles on ethnic tensions in 
Kyrgyzstan, Kazakh energy shipment routes, parliamentarism in Kyrgyzstan, 
and the Aral sea disaster.

The PDF version of the entire issue of the 8 February CACI Analyst is 
available at:

http://www.cacianalyst.org/issues/20060208Analyst.pdf

Full contents:

Analytical Articles:

Russian Diplomacy Uses "Kosovo Precedent" for Tactical Advantage on Abkhazia
Jaba Devdariani
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3986

Chinese in Central Asia: Loyal Citizens or Fifth Column?
Rafis Abazov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3987

Russia's New Doctrine of Neo-Imperialism
Khatuna Salukvadze
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3988

The CIS Is Dead: Long Live the CSTO
Richard Weitz
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3989

Field Reports:

Teenage Fight Sparks Violence Between Dungan and Kyrgyz Villagers
Erica Marat
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3990

Astana Plays Afghan Gambit to Ensure Secure Energy Shipment Routes
Marat Yermukanov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3991

Kyrgyzstan - First Parliamentary Republic in Central Asia?
Nurshat Abubakirov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3992

The Aral Sea: A Disaster Knocking on the Door
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3993

News Digest:

http://www.cacianalyst.org/news.php

The Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst is a bi-weekly publication of the Central 
Asia-Caucasus Institute, Johns Hopkins University-SAIS.

The CACI Analyst welcomes submissions of articles and field reports. At this 
moment, we are particularly interested in submissions on economics and 
finance matters in Central Asia and the Caucasus region, but all inquiries 
are welcome.  Please contact the Editor, Svante Cornell, at scornell(a)jhu.edu 
with a short description of your article idea. Editorial principles are 
online at http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=2063

PUBL.- Central Asia and the Caucasus, No. 1, 2006

Posted by: Murad Esenov <murad.esenov(a)worldmail.se>
Posted: 14 Feb 2006


PUBL.- Central Asia and the Caucasus, No. 1, 2006

Dear Colleagues,

I would like to offer you the contents of no. 6 (36) of the 'Central Asia 
and the Caucasus' journal (in English and Russian).  The issue will be 
published in late December.

For more details about the content of the articles and further information 
including how to subscribe please contact:

Murad Esenov
Institute for Central Asian and Caucasian Studies
Hubertusstigen 9
97455 Lulea
Sweden
Tel. (46) 70 232 16 55
Tel/Fax (46) 920 620 16
E-mail: murad.esenov(a)worldmail.se
Web: www.ca-c.org

Central Asia and the Caucasus
Journal of Social and Political Studies
No. 1 (37), 2006

In This Issue:

Energy Resources and Energy Policy

 - Gennady Starchenkov. Caspian Oil in the Regional Economic and World 
   Political Contexts
 - Ambrish Dhaka. India's Energy Security and Central Asia's Energy Resources

What Makes the Parliamentary and Presidential Elections in Central Asia and 
the Caucasus Specific

 - Ksenia Borishpolets. Elections in Central Asian States: Political Rivalry 
   in a Transitional Society
 - Elkhan Nuriev. The 2005 Parliamentary Elections in Azerbaijan: 
   Influencing Factors
 - Timur Shaymergenov.  The 2005 Presidential Election in Kazakhstan: 
   Problems and Prospects for Political Liberalization
 - Malkhaz Matsaberidze. Georgia on the Eve of Another Election Cycle

Regional Conflicts

 - Ohannes Geukjian. Limits of International Involvement in the Southern 
   Caucasus: the OSCE Mediation in the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict (1992-1996)
 - Kamal Makili-Aliev. Problems in Implementing and Observing the Law of War 
   in the Central Caucasus
 - Sergey Minasian. Samtskhe-Javakhetia: What Will Happen after Russia 
   Withdraws Its Military Bases from Georgia

Religion in Society

 - Renat Bekkin. Islamic Economic Model and the Problems of Its Application 
   in Russia
 - Eric Freedman, Maureen Walton. Independent News Web Sites' Coverage of 
   Religion in Central Asia
 - Rinat Pateev. Muslim Communities of the Rostov Region

Regional Politics

 - Vladimir Plastun. Russia and America in Central Asia in Central Asia (An 
   Attempt at Comparative Analysis)
 - Mehmet Kalyoncu. State-Building vs. Resource Management (The Case of 
   Azerbaijan and Its Oil Fund Management)
 - Arsen Vartanian. Armenia's Participation in the Globalization Processes
 - Talaibek Koichumanov. Corruption Fighting and Preventive Measures in 
   Kyrgyzstan: Today and Tomorrow

For Your Information:

The Special Feature section in the next issue will discuss:

Central Asia and the Caucasus

 - Political and Economic Development Trends
 - World and Regional Centers of Power and their Impact on the Regional 
   Situation
 - Multinational Companies in the Economic and Political Environment in 
   Central Asia and the Caucasus

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

PUBL.- V.A. Berdinskikh, Political Deportation of the Soviet Russian Peoples (in Russian)

Posted by: Manager NLO <manager(a)nlo.magazine.ru>
Posted: 14 Feb 2006


PUBL.- V.A. Berdinskikh, Political Deportation of the Soviet Russian Peoples

We would like to announce the publication of a new book published by the 
"New Literary Review" Publishing House:

V.A. Berdinskikh Spetsposelentsi. Political Deportation of the Soviet Russia 
Folks. Moscow. 2005 ISBN 5-86793-357-1 (in Russian)

This book by a famous Russian historian explores the issue of political 
deportation of the whole folks (the Germans, the Kalmucks, the Crimean 
Tartars) in 1930-1940-s. The author investigates the mechanism of 
deportation and the system of political settlements in the Russian North, 
Siberia and Kazakhstan.

To order the book one has to address Svetlana Vorobiova, e-mail: 
manager(a)nlo.magazine.ru

PUBL./CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS- National Bureau of Asia Research Journal Asia Policy

Posted by: Justin Jacobs <JJacobs(a)nbr.org>
Posted: 13 Feb 2006


PUBL./CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS- Nat'l Bureau of Asia Research Journal Asia Policy

New National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) Journal Asia Policy Welcomes 
Submissions

Asia Policy
The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR)
Seattle, WA

Web: http://asiapolicy.nbr.org

Journal description:

Asia Policy (established January 2006) is a new peer-reviewed journal 
devoted to bridging the gap between academic research and policymaking on 
issues related to the Asia-Pacific. Asia Policy welcomes research - whether 
case-specific analysis or empirically focused theoretical analysis - that 
highlights policy-related research on important issues in the Asia-Pacific.

Guidelines for Submissions:

Each journal submission will be judged solely upon the quality of its 
scholarship as determined by a "triple-blind" review process: not only are 
author and reviewer unaware of each other's identity, but the Editor and 
Editorial Board members also do not know the authorship of manuscripts under 
review. In order to maintain the integrity of this blind review process, we 
ask that all submissions be sent to submissions(a)nbr.org. All submissions to 
Asia Policy must include a standardized one-page Executive Summary that 
clearly spells out the topic, main argument, policy-relevant implications, 
and organization of the essay. The complete Guidelines for Submissions and a 
sample Executive Summary can be viewed at 
http://asiapolicy.nbr.org/submissions.html.

Contents of Volume 1 (January 2006):

'Bridging the Gap Between the Academic and Policy Worlds'
Special roundtable of essays by Andrew D. Marble, Kenneth Lieberthal, Emily 
O. Goldman, Robert Sutter, Ezra F. Vogel, and Celeste A. Wallander

'Pensions, Public Opinion, and the Graying of China'
Mark W. Frazier

'Taiwan: The Tail That Wags Dogs'
Michael McDevitt

'The Natural Death of North Korean Stalinism'
Andrei Lankov

'Islamic Leaders in Uzbekistan'
Eric M. McGlinchey

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS- Caucasian Journal of European Affairs, Deadline March 31

Posted by: Nasimi Aghayev <nasimiaghayev(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 13 Feb 2006


CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS- Caucasian Journal of European Affairs

Caucasian Journal of European Affairs is published by the Centre for 
European Studies (www.ces-az.org) in Baku, Azerbaijan. First issue was 
published in the beginning of February 2006 and is available online at 
http://www.ces-az.org/cjea.php

Caucasian Journal of European Affairs (CJEA) is a quarterly English and 
Azerbaijani-language academic journal dedicated to various political, 
economic, security, legal and social problems concerning the South Caucasus 
region, its integration to European structures and various developments in 
the European Union. In accordance with the Journal's commitment to the 
encouragement and promotion of debate, the Editorial Board welcomes critical 
replies to articles that have appeared in earlier issues.

All the manuscripts from the contributors are welcome. The Journal is 
published in English and Azerbaijani. Articles are accepted in Azerbaijani, 
English and Russian. In exceptional cases contributions in German and French 
may also be considered.

The deadline for submission of articles for the next issue is the 31st of 
March 2006.

Manuscript guidelines can be found at http://www.ces-az.org/cjea_3.php

Papers should be emailed to: cjea(a)ces-az.org

PUBL.- Caucasian Journal of European Affairs Volume I, No. 1, Available On-Line

Posted by: Nasimi Aghayev <nasimiaghayev(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 9 Feb 2006


PUBL.- Caucasian Journal of European Affairs Volume I, No. 1, Available On-Line

Caucasian Journal of European Affairs is published by the Centre for 
European Studies in Baku, Azerbaijan.

The first issue can be viewed and downloaded at http://www.ces-az.org/cjea.php

In this issue you can find articles on various topics concerning Caucasus 
and Europe.

The deadline for submission of articles for the next issue is the 31st of 
March 2006. Manuscript guidelines can be found at 
http://www.ces-az.org/cjea_3.php

Contents:

 - Coddling the Caucasus: Iran's Strategic Relationship with Azerbaijan and 
   Armenia
   Geoffrey Gresh
 - Legal Aspects of the Nagorno-Garabagh Conflict
   Mushfig Mammadov
 - The Galtung Triangle and Nagorno-Garabagh Conflict
   Taleh Ziyadov
 - Is Azerbaijan going to continue to get massive Inward Foreign Direct 
   Investments?
   Emil Majidov
 - Thieves of the Law and the Rule of Law in Georgia
   Virginia Davis Nordin and Georgi Glonti
 - The Universities of Europe in the New Era
   Dimitris Michalopoulos
 - Ermanistan-Azerbaycan Dagliq Qaraba munaqisesinin huquqi aspektleri
   Musfiq Memmedov
 - Vasinqtonla Moskva arasinda vurnuxan Ozbekistan
   Martin Malek

PUBL.- Dedovshchina in the Post-Soviet Military

Posted by: Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski <kozlowsk(a)club-internet.fr>
Posted: 8 Feb 2006


PUBL.- Dedovshchina in the Post-Soviet Military

The Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies, www.pipss.org
Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski, Chief Editor, is pleased to inform you that a 
book based on the first issue of pipss.org is now available for purchase at 
Ibidem-Verlag, Hannover, Germany.

Francoise Dauce and Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski (Eds)
Dedovshchina in the Post-Soviet Military. Hazing of Russian Army Conscripts 
in a Comparative Perspective
With a foreword by Dale Herspring
308 p., Paperback, 29,90 Euros
ISBN 3-89821-616-0

In contemporary armies, violence among soldiers seems to be a universal 
phenomenon found in both professional and drafted armies.However, the 
comparison of violent practices in various armies around the world allows us 
to identify specific features linked to those countries' sociological, 
political or anthropological contexts. Hazing, for example, seems to be more 
violent in the armies of transitional societies (Russia, Eastern Europe, 
Latin America), where social tensions encountered by citizens in their daily 
lives are carried over to, and sometimes intensified in, the military. The 
comparison of Russian dedovshchina with the situation in other countries 
makes it possible to identify universal, transitional and national 
characteristics of military violence.

Contents:

 - Konstantin Bannikov on the consequences of the spread throughout society 
   of archaic violence produced by the Russian army;
 - Anna Colin Lebedev on the perception of military violence in Russian 
   society;
 - Anton Oleynik on informal relationships among prisoners and conscripts;
 - Kirill Podrabinek on the reasons of the prevalence of dedovshchina in the 
   post-Soviet context;
 - Igor Obraztsov on the historical roots of dedovshchina;
 - Vadim Mikhailin on the role of language in the military milieu;
 - Julie Elkner on the Committee of Soldiers' Mothers;
 - Bakit Katchekeyev on hazing in the Kyrgyz army;
 - Irakli Sesiashvili on hazing in the Georgian army;
 - Hana Cervinkova on hazing in the Czech army;
 - James Wither on bullying in the British army;
 - Eduardo Paes-Machado & Carlos Linhares de Albuquerque on hazing in the 
   Brazilian police;
 - Joris Van Bladel on dedovshchina and the all-volunteer force.

The editors:

Francoise Dauce, PhD (Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris), is Lecture of 
Soviet History and Russian Politics at Blaise Pascal University in 
Clermont-Ferrand. Her papers have appeared in Critique Internationale, 
Etudes Comparatives Est-Ouest and Herodote. She is the author of L'Etat, 
l'armee et le citoyen en Russie post-sovietique (Paris: L'Harmattan 2001).

Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski, PhD (University of Nanterre-Paris X), is 
editor-in-chief of The Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet 
Societies (http//:www.pipss.org). Her papers have appeared in Problemes 
Politiques et Sociaux, Cultures & Conflits and Courrier des Pays de l'Est. 
She co-authored, with A. Toumarkine, Geopolitique de la mer Noire: Turquie 
et pays de l'ex-URSS (Paris: Karthala 2000).

The foreword author:

Dr. Dale Herspring is Professor of Political Science at Kansas State 
University and member of the Council of Foreign Relations.

To order the book:

Please fax to: 0511 / 262 2201 (+49 511 262 2201)

Or mail to:

ibidem-Verlag
Julius-Leber-Weg 11
D-30457 Hannove
Germany

Or send an e-mail: ibidem(a)ibidem-verlag.de

The book will soon be available on Amazon.com.

PUBL.- Realities of Transformation: Democratization Policies in Central Asia Revisited

Posted by: Andrea Berg <andrea_berg(a)yahoo.de>
Posted: 7 Feb 2006


PUBL.- Democratization Policies in Central Asia Revisited

Andrea Berg/ Anna Kreikemeyer
Realities of Transformation
Democratization Policies in Central Asia Revisited.
Nomos: Baden-Baden, 2006., ca. 250 p., brosch., 49 Euros, ISBN 
3-8329-1637-7, Web: www.nomos.de
(Demokratie, Sicherheit, Frieden, Bd. 174)

After the change of power in Kyrgyzstan in March and the massacre in 
Andijan, Uzbekistan in May 2005, an intimate understanding of the social and 
political processes in Central Asia now seems more important than ever. 
Realities of Transformation offers an account of democratization policies 
and their effects on Central Asia.

The authors from Austria, Germany, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan 
investigate democratization policies from various perspectives focusing on 
the democratization of power structures, democratization through external 
actors and democratization of the judicial sector. Finally, the authors shed 
light on the complicated relationship between democratization and security.  
Realities of Transformation combines scholarly articles with texts from NGO 
representatives. It is an essential reading for anyone interested in Central 
Asia, democratization issues, or local realities in transforming societies.

Andrea Berg (Ph.D.) and Anna Kreikemeyer (Ph.D.) are Researchers at the 
Centre for OSCE Research/Institute for Peace Research and Security Studies 
at the University of Hamburg, Germany.

Contents:

Acknowledgements

Andrea Berg/Anna Kreikemeyer: Introduction.
Democratization Policies in Central Asia Revisited.

Part I: Democratisation of power structures?

 - Paul Georg Geiss: State and Regime Change in Central Asia.
 - Judith Beyer: Rhetoric of 'Transformation'. The Case of the Kyrgyz 
   Constitutional Reform
 - Farkhod Tolipov: Power, Nation-Building, and Legacy. A Comparative 
   Analysis of Central Asian leadership.
 - Atyrkul Alisheva: The Public and the Authorities in Kyrgyzstan.

Part II: Democratisation through External Actors?

 - Anna Kreikemeyer: Balancing Between Commitments and Co-operation. The 
   OSCE in Central Asia
 - Andrea Berg/Anna Kreikemeyer: The ODIHR Human Rights Monitoring and 
   Reporting Training. A Cross-National analysis.
 - Andrea Berg: Who's Afraid of George Soros? The Conflict Between 
   Authoritarian Rulers and International Actors in Central Asia.

Part III: Democratisation of the Judicial Sector?

 - Marina Pikulina: Power Structures and Problems of Law Implementation in 
   Uzbekistan.
 - Sofia Issenova: Reform of the Judicial System in Kazakhstan. Review of 
   the Effectiveness of OSCE Efforts
 - Dosym Stapaev: Creating Mechanisms for Social Lobbying in Kazakhstan
 - Sofia Issenova: Quasi-Judicial Institutions. The Ombudsman in Kazakhstan.

Part IV: Security through Democratization?

 - Andrea Berg: All Eyes on Central Asia. Disintegration in Kyrgyzstan and 
   Uzbekistan.
 - Anna Kreikemeyer: Instability in the Ferghana Valley. International 
   Reactions.

Appendix: Relations Between Central Asian States and Multilateral 
Organizations. A Chronology. (compiled by John Myraunet and Fausta Simaityte)

To order, please go to: www.nomos.de

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS- Insight Turkey, January-March 2006, Vol. 8, No. 1

Posted by: Suat Kiniklioglu <editor(a)insightturkey.com>
Posted: 7 Feb 2006


CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS- Insight Turkey, January-March 2006, Vol. 8, No. 1

Call for Papers: Insight Turkey's January-March 2006 Vol. 8, Nr. 1

Insight Turkey is particularly interested in articles on the following topics:

Turkey and the EU
Turkey and the Cyprus Issue
Turkish-German/French/Italian relations
Turkish-Iranian relations: A Nuclear Iran?
The EU as a security umbrella and the CFSP
European public opinion vis-a-vis Turkish membership
Turkey and the United States
The 'Wider Europe' and European Neighborhood Policy
The Black Sea Region
Islam and Democracy
The Clash of Values: Europe and Islam
Immigration/Integration issues
Gender issues in Turkey (Honor Killings etc)

We also invite Turkish domestic content with this issue. Please propose any 
potential paper that deals with Tukish domestic politics.

This is just a preliminary list. Please feel free alternative topics, 
including book reviews to the Editor.

Insight Turkey publishes three categories of material. Comments are 
2,000-3,000-word pieces that make a single, provocative point.

Essays are more extensive 4,000 5,000-word pieces of analysis that comprise 
the body of the journal. Book reviews are 700-1,500-word

pieces of new books. We also promote NGOs and interesting websites and are 
open to suggestions.

All material submitted to Turkey should be in American English and conform 
to our editorial guidelines.

Insight Turkey welcomes unsolicited manuscripts and article proposals. All 
article proposals are expected to be made in English.

Suat Kiniklioglu
Editor
Insight Turkey
Tunus Cad. No. 15/4
Kavaklidere, 06680
Ankara
Turkey
Tel: +90.312.424-1540
Fax:+90.312.425-3399
E-mail: editor(a)insightturkey.com
Web: www.insightturkey.com

PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, January 25, 2006 Issue on Web

Posted by: Svante Cornell <svante.cornell(a)eurasia.uu.se>
Posted: 1 Feb 2006


PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, January 25, 2006 Issue on Web

The 25 January issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst is now online at 
http://www.cacianalyst.org.

Highlights: This issue's CACI Analyst has two articles on energy issues in 
the Caucasus, with analysis on the implications of Russia's energy diplomacy 
on Armenia and Azerbaijan by Fariz Ismailzade and Haroutiun Khachatrian. 
Moreover, Anara Tabyshalieva discusses political violence in post-revolution 
Kazakhstans and Sebastien Peyrouse analyzes Christian Proselytism in 
Kazakhstan. In Field Reports, articles on radical Islam in Central Asia, 
post-election Kazakhstan, civil society in Kyrgyzstan, and bird flu 
preparations in Georgia.

The PDF version of the entire issue of the 25 January CACI Analyst is 
available at:

http://www.cacianalyst.org/issues/20060125Analyst.pdf

Full contents:

Analytical Articles:

Political Violence on the Rise in Kyrgyzstan
Anara Tabyshalieva
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3955

Russia's Energy Gambit: It Won't Work in Azerbaijan
Fariz Ismailzade
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3956

Christian Proselytism in Kazakhstan
Sebastien Peyrouse
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3957

Economic and Political Implications of the Rise of the Russian Gas Price for 
Armenia
Haroutiun Khachatrian
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3958

Field Reports:

Central Asia Still Feeling Threatened by Radical Islam
Zoya Pylenko
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3959

Astana Pursues Old Track behind New Administrative Facade
Marat Yermukanov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3960

The Role of Civil Society in Post-March 24 Kyrgyzstan
Erica Marat
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3961

Bird Flu Preparations in Georgia
Kakha Jibladze
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3962

News Digest:
http://www.cacianalyst.org/news.php

The Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst is a bi-weekly publication of the Central 
Asia-Caucasus Institute, Johns Hopkins University-SAIS.

The CACI Analyst welcomes submissions of articles and field reports. At this 
moment, we are particularly interested in submissions on economics and 
finance matters in Central Asia and the Caucasus region, but all inquiries 
are welcome.  Please contact the Editor, Svante Cornell, at scornell(a)jhu.edu 
with a short description of your article idea. Editorial principles are 
online at http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=2063

PUBL.- Gateway to Iranian National Music and Instruments from the Beginning till Today

Posted by: Dekhoda Publishers <mathiew12000(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 1 Feb 2006


PUBL.- Gateway to Iranian Nat'l Music & Instruments from the Beginning to Today

Dekhoda Publisher in Iran is pleased to inform you that after ten years of 
research by one of our expert musical writers, Mr. Mehdi Assari, has 
published a new unique book by the name 'Gateway to Iranian National Music & 
Instruments from the Beginning till Today' (Hoviiate moosighi melli Iran va 
sazha, az aghaz ta emrooz) which includes 27 chapters in 700 hundred pages 
with hundreds of historical pictures and a nice traditional colorful cover, 
useful for musicians and easy to understand by who is interested in 
researching world instruments and music.

For more information you may call us in Tehran at 2204 9620 or send e-mail 
to mathiew12000(a)yahoo.com

For mail order:

In Europe:

Tel: 004 969530 59013
Web: www.nashrefarda.com

In USA:

Sherkate Ketab book store in Los Angeles
Tel: [1](310)477-7477

In Iran:

Tel: 021 88696949
Web: www.iranbin.com, 'Section Tabaghah bandi, e mozooei, e ketab'
See Section Honar, music, page 19, #184, for more information click on the 
picture.

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION- Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures Scholars Database

Posted by: EWICdata <ewicdata(a)ucdavis.edu>
Posted: 31 Jan 2006


CALL FOR PARTICIPATION- Encycl. of Women and Islamic Cultures Scholars Database

Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures (EWIC) Scholars Database

We are preparing an expert's database based on the Encyclopedia of Women and 
Islamic Cultures (EWIC) Scholars Database for publication as an online 
resource for free public access (funded by the International Development 
Research Center).  The EWIC Scholars Database is a listing of over 3,000 
scholars from all over the world and from all disciplines whose work focuses 
on a wide range of issues (economic, social, political, religious, artistic, 
etc.) relevant to women in Muslim majority societies and to Muslim women in 
Muslim minority societies.  Scheduled to be up on the web by June 2006, the 
database will connect scholars, students, planners, and activists with each 
other and with NGO's, governmental agencies, and potential employers.  The 
online database will continue to be used for author solicitation for print 
and online volumes of EWIC.

We encourage you to pass this information along to others, especially 
graduate students, who may wish to contribute to EWIC or to be included in 
the database.

We invite you to join us in this important project.

To participate, please complete our EWIC Scholars Template at: 
http://sjoseph.ucdavis.edu/ewic/author/template.htm.

Suad Joseph
General Editor, Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures
Director, Middle East/South Asia Studies Program
University of California, Davis

PUBL.- Insight Turkey, Volume 7, No. 4, October-December 2005

Posted by: Suat Kiniklioglu <editor(a)insightturkey.com>
Posted: 31 Jan 2006


PUBL.- Insight Turkey, Volume 7, No. 4, October-December 2005

Please note that Insight Turkey's October-December 2005 Vol. 7, Nr. 4 issue 
has been published and is now available.

October - December 2005 Vol. 7, No. 4

Table of Contents:

Implications of Globalisation on European Security: The Black Sea Region in 
the Context of the Future Eastern Enlargement
George Ivaniashvili

Turkey and the Post-Soviet States: A New Way Forward
Joshua W. Walker

Ukraine and NATO: Today Realism, Tomorrow Membership?
James Sherr

Ukraine vs. Russia: The politics of an energy crisis
Alexander Motyl

The Turkish-Armenian Border Gates
Hasan Kanbolat

Turkey as an energy bridge between East and West
Cenk Pala

Prospects For Regional Cooperation on NATO's South Eastern Border: 
Developing a Turkish - Russian Cooperation in South Caucasus
Burcu Gultekin

The Rose Revolution: A Revolution without Revolutionaries?
Stephen F. Jones

The Impact of the Rose Revolution on Smuggling through Abkhazia and South 
Ossetia
Alexander Kupatadze

Georgia after the Revolution: Where to Now?
Nina Dadalauri

The European Union anti-corruption policy in the South Caucasus
Lili Di Puppo

Nagorno-Karabakh: A Plan for Peace
International Crisis Group

After October 3rd: Pride, Prejudice and the EU as a Potential Obstacle to 
Reform
Leda-Agapi Glyptis

Turkey's foreign policy, the European Union and the International Criminal 
Court
Cenap Cakmak

Turkish Civil-Military Relations and the EU: Preparation for Continuing 
Convergence
David Greenwood

Book Reviews:

Sons of the Conquerors - Hugh Pope

Black Sea Politics - Political Culture and Civil Society in an Unstable 
Region - Ayse Ayata & Ayca Ergun

Three Centuries of Chechen Defiance of Russian Rule - Moshe Gammer

Towards Social Stability and Democratic Governance in Central Eurasia: 
Challenges to Regional Security - Irina Morozova (ed.)

Socialism in Georgian Colors - Stephen F. Jones

Modern Iran: Roots and Results of Revolution - Nikki R. Keddie

Contact:

Suat Kiniklioglu
Editor
Insight Turkey
Tunus Cad. No. 15/4
Kavaklidere, 06680
Ankara
Turkey
Tel: +90.312.424-1540
Fax: +90.312.425-3399
E-mail: editor(a)insightturkey.com
Web: www.insightturkey.com

PUBL.- UNISCI Discussion Papers No. 10, January 2006, Available On-Line

Posted by: Unisci Complutense <grupounisci(a)yahoo.es>
Posted: 27 Jan 2006


PUBL.- UNISCI Discussion Papers No. 10, January 2006, Available On-Line

UNISCI Discussion Papers No. 10 January 2006
Web: www.ucm.es/info/unisci

In this issue you will find articles on the reform of the UN, Iran, Turkey, 
Central and Eastern Europe, Asia, Russia, as well as an interesting essay on 
the United States and some papers regarding the main current international 
topics such as 70th anniversary of the Spanish Civil War, Holy See etc.

Please download articles from www.ucm.es/info/unisci

UNISCI Discussion Papers, no. 10 (enero 2006).

Contents:

Antonio Marquina: Editorial Note

Reform of the UN:

1. Romualdo Bermejo y Eugenia Lopez-Jacoiste: 'Un mundo mas seguro: la 
   responsabilidad que compartimos. Informe del Grupo de Alto Nivel sobre las 
   amenazas, los desafios y el cambio'.

2. Romualdo Bermejo y Eugenia Lopez-Jacoiste: 'La reforma institucional de 
   las Naciones Unidas'.

3. Cesareo Gutierrez Espada: 'El 'uso de la fuerza' en los informes del 
   Grupo de Alto Nivel (2004), del Secretario General (2005) y, a la
postre, en 
   el Documento Final de la Cumbre de Jefes de Estado y de Gobierno (Naciones 
   Unidas, Nueva York, septiembre de 2005)'.

4. Maria Jose Cervell: 'Las armas de destruccion masiva y el nuevo milenio: 
   conclusiones del Informe del Secretario general de marzo de 2005 (Un 
   concepto mas amplio de la libertad: seguridad y derechos humanos para
todos)'.

5. Carlos Fernandez Liesa y Ana Manero: 'Perspectivas del desarrollo a la 
   luz de los informes del Grupo de Alto Nivel y del Secretario General (2005)'

6. Cesareo Gutierrez Espada, Romualdo Bermejo y Eugenia Lopez-Jacoiste: 'El 
   Documento Final de la Cumbre Mundial 2005'.

Iran:

7. Antonio Marquina: Desarme y armas de destruccion masiva

8. Ali Soltanieh: 'Iran Going Nuclear?'.

9. Javier de Quinto: 'Ocho razones por las que el sector electrico irani 
   puede pasar sin la energia nuclear'.

10. Manouchehr Moradi: 'Caspian Pipeline Politics and Iran-EU Relations'

11. Jose Antonio Sainz de la Peña: Papel de los principales actores 
    exteriores en la estabilizacion de Irak

12. Hajyousefi: Iraq Stability: An Iranian Point of View

13. David Garcia: Perception on Iran's behaviour: security dilemma or 
    revionist regime

Turkey:

14. Pilar Balet: 'La cuestion de la identidad europea en el proceso de 
    adhesion de Turquia'

Europe:

15. Maciej Celewicz y Monika Niziol-Celewicz: 'Relations between Poland and 
    its Eastern Neighbours after the 1999 NATO Enlargement'.

16. Nicu Popescu: 'The EU and Transnistria'.

17. George Dura: 'A Tale of Two Visa Regimes: Repercussions of Romania's 
   Accession to the EU on the Freedom of Movement of Moldovan Citizens'.

Russia:

18. Anna Karpenko: 'Regionalization and Identity: Subjectivity of Kaliningrad'.

19. Stanislav Secrieru: 'Russia's Foreign Policy under Putin: 'CIS Project' 
    Renewed'.

20. Tamara Semenova: 'Russian Civil Society and Governmental Policy'.

Central Asia and Asia-Pacific:

21. Najam Abbas: 'Bolstering Security and Boosting Democracy in South and 
    Central Asia'.

22. Eunsook Yang: 'How to Cope with the Challenges of Transition of the 
    ROK-U.S. Alliance'.

United States:

23. Gustavo Diaz: 'The U.S. Intelligence Reform and the National 
    Intelligence Strategy of October 2005'.

The Holy See

24. Carlos Corral y Alberto Priego: 'Message of His Holiness Benedict XVI 
    for the Celebration of the World Day of Peace, 1 January 2006'.

25. Carlos Corral y Gracia Abad: 'Address of His Holiness Benedict XVI to 
    the Diplomatic Corps Accredited to the Holy See, 9 January 2006'.

Spain:

26. Antonio Marquina: 'El Pacto Galeuzca: planteamientos confederales de 
    Euzkadi y Catalunya tras la Guerra Civil'.

27. Antonio Marquina: 'El Servicio Secreto Vasco'.

28. Antonio Marquina: Mediacion Garantias y Seguridades Internacionales. El 
    caso del PNV en la rendicion de Bilbao (1937)

Books Review

29. Javier Morales: 'Serra i Massansalvador, Francesc (2005): Rusia: la otra 
    potencia europea. Barcelona, Fundacio CIDOB'.

PUBL.- Central Asia - A Drift towards Authoritarianism (in French)

Posted by: Sebastien Peyrouse <sebpeyrouse(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 26 Jan 2006


PUBL.- Central Asia - A Drift towards Authoritarianism (in French)

Publication:

Marlene Laruelle, Sebastien Peyrouse.
Asie centrale, la derive autoritaire. Cinq republiques entre heritage 
sovietique, dictature et islam [Central Asia, a drift towards 
authoritarianism. Five republics between the Soviet legacy, dictatorship and 
Islam],
Paris, Autrement-CERI, 2006, 142 p., in French.

In 1991, with the collapse of the Soviet Union, the five republics of 
Central Asia - Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and 
Turkmenistan - became independent. This historical moment broke with decades 
of Tsarist and Soviet rule. However, these republics were not prepared for 
such huge changes: the links severed with Moscow, especially its financial 
support, gave rise to many complications that only a strong authoritarianism 
could stamp out, regardless of any democratic principles.

Indeed, since 9/11, the political authorities have emphasized a secular 
authoritarianism, presented as the only way to hinder fundamentalist Islamic 
movements. This alibi is all the more efficient that State and society 
relations remain widely influenced by the Soviet legacy. In spring 2005, the 
'tulpan revolution' in Kyrgyzstan was seen as a new opening of the political 
game, at least in one republic.  Despite the multiple sidesteppings and 
diversions of the political authorities, the 2006-2007 elections' agendas in 
the area could reveal a first step to exit from the Post-soviet system, more 
or less turbulent according to the political, economical and social 
situation in each of these young States.

Considering this complex and uneven situation, this book is a review of the 
fifteen years following the independence and, without focusing on the 
fundamentalist Islamic issue, of the political evolution of the area. The 
latter, undeniably important, is mainly relevant through what is viewed as 
an ideal breeding ground for its development: the political authoritarianism 
and the worsening of the economic and social situation. Although the book 
neither discusses the possible domino effect of the Kyrgyz revolution nor 
the role of the external factors which helped to launch it, Central Asia 
could go through some important changes, revealing the real rupture with the 
Soviet past, long after the collapse of the USSR. The incumbent political 
generation has driven these republics to independence and played an historic 
role in maintaining stability during a time of brutal political, 
geopolitical and economic changes. Thus, we are left with the question of 
whether or not a shift will occur in Central Asia and if there will be a 
progressive withdrawal from the Soviet past, found through different rhythms 
of political ideology.

Contents:

Introduction

Chapitre I. Un Autoritarisme Persistant
La confiscation du pouvoir par les presidents
Une opposition muselee, des partis politiques liquides
La "patrimonialisation" du pays: culte de la personnalite, accaparement des 
richesses et corruption

Chapitre II. Le Resserrement Rapide De Toute Liberte D'Expression: Une 
Societe Civile Muselee?
La liberte d expression des medias mise a mal
Les droits de l homme malmenes
Diversification puis reduction du paysage religieux

Chapitre III. Construire L'Etat-Nation. La Symbolique Identitaire
Instaurer de nouveaux "lieux de memoire"
Dynasties nationales et heros fondateurs
La pensee des presidents, un embrigadement scolaire et intellectuel

Chapitre IV. Gerer La Diversite: Majorite, Minorites Et Factionalisme
Des Etats plurinationaux et des identites citoyennes?
Des ethnocraties en voie de constitution
Le systeme clienteliste: clanisme et regionalisme

Chapitre V. Une Vie Quotidienne Constrastee
Ampleur et limites des reformes economiques
La situation agricole et ecologique, ses repercussions sur la population
Des pays enclaves qui tendent a se fermer davantage

Conclusion
Chronologie
Bibliographie

PUBL.- China and Eurasia Forum Weekly Newsletter

Posted by: Nicklas Norling <nnorling(a)silkroadstudies.org>
Posted: 23 Jan 2006


PUBL.- China and Eurasia Forum Weekly Newsletter

The CEF Weekly Newsletter January 10-17, 2006 is online.

http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/CEF/Weekly/January_10-17_2006.pdf

About: The CEF Weekly Newsletter provides news-summaries of recent events in 
Sino-Central Asian, Sino-Russian, and Sino-Caucasian relations on a weekly 
basis, and is distributed by e-mail to our subscribers each Monday. The 
newsletter covers mainly security related issues, regional cooperation, 
economy and trade, energy, politics, and recent summits and meetings.

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PUBL.- Urbanism and Autocracy in Turkmenistan (in French)

Posted by: Daniel Balland <daniel.balland(a)paris4.sorbonne.fr>
Posted: 18 Jan 2006


PUBL.- Urbanism and Autocracy in Turkmenistan (in French)

Achgabat, une capitale ostentatoire
Urbanisme et autocratie au Turkmenistan
Anne Fenot et Cecile Gintrac

Cet ouvrage est la synthese de deux memoires de maitrise en amenagement et 
en geographie soutenus par les auteurs a l'Universite Paris-Sorbonne (Paris 
IV) apres un travail de terrain de trois mois.

Independant depuis le 27 octobre 1991, le Turkmenistan est un pays d'Asie 
centrale, grand comme la France mais comptant seulement cinq millions 
d'habitants.  La capitale, Achgabat, est a bien des egards une ville hors du 
commun.  Pur produit de la colonisation russe en pays traditionnellement 
nomade, Achgabat est officiellement nee en 1881.  Faconnee a partir de 1917 
par l'urbanisme sovietique et totalement reconstruite apres le seisme de 
1948, elle a radicalement change de visage depuis l'independance.  Le 
president et autocrate actuel l'a redessinee a son image, faisant d'elle un 
chantier permanent et un veritable "Disneyland stalinien".

La place demesuree accordee au culte de la personnalite ne parvient pourtant 
pas a masquer les failles de la gestion urbaine et l'appauvrissement de la 
population.  L'exemple detaille de la gestion de l'eau urbaine permet 
d'eclairer la realite du quotidien des habitants et d'envisager les 
difficultes auxquelles la ville sera probablement confrontee dans un avenir 
proche.

Diplomee du master d'Ingenierie des Services Urbains en Reseau de l'IEP de 
Rennes, Anne FENOT travaille dans l'amenagement.  Agregee de geographie, 
Cecile GINTRAC poursuit ses travaux sur l'eau dans les villes d'Asie 
centrale dans le cadre d'une these de doctorat.

Collection Centre-Asie
ISBN: 2-7475-9827-6
20 euros

The book is now available on amazon.fr at 19 euros or on the publisher's 
site (www.editions-harmattan.fr) at 20 euros.

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS- Special Issue of the Anthropology of East Europe Review

Posted by: Kristen Ghodsee <kghodsee(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 18 Jan 2006


CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS- Special Issue of the Anthropology of E. Europe Review

Call for Papers:

Fall 2006 Special Issue of the Anthropology of East Europe Review 
tentatively titled "Cultures of Consumerism in Postsocialist Central and 
Eastern Europe and Eurasia."

Critical essays are being solicited for a collection that will examine 
various aspects of consumer culture in post-socialist countries and how they 
have been transformed in the last 15 years.  Possible topics include, but 
are not limited to: shopping, marketing and advertising, fast food, fashion, 
film, television, music, print media, branding, credit cards, consumer 
loans, luxury goods, malls, supermarkets, discount warehouse stores, 
tourism, e-commerce, technology, etc.  Essays should focus on how these 
things emerged or were changed during the transition away from socialism and 
what impacts they are having on the daily consumption practices and/or 
consumer preferences of citizens in the region.

Papers that investigate the intersections of gender and consumerism are 
particularly encouraged.  Papers should be no more than 10,000 words 
(including endnotes and references) and be sent as electronic submissions as 
a Microsoft Word .doc (or as an .rtf file) to:

Kristen.ghodsee(a)wilsoncenter.org

All papers should be received no later than February 1, 2006.

PUBL.- 20th Century Intellectuals and Politics in the Northern Caucasus (in Russian)

Posted by: Victor Shnirelman <shnirv(a)mail.ru>
Posted: 18 Jan 2006


PUBL.- 20th C. Intellectuals & Politics in the Northern Caucasus (in Russian)

I would like to provide list members with additional information of my new 
book:

Victor A. Shnirelman. Byt' Alanami: Intellektualy i politika na Severnom 
Kavkaze v 20 veke (To be the Alans: Intellectuals and Politics in the 
Northern Caucasus in the 20th century).
Moscow: Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie Publishing House 2005. 696 pp.
IBSN 5-86793-406-3

It is to come out in Moscow in Russian in mid-January 2006.

To order the book one has to address Svetlana Vorobieva, e-mail: 
manager(a)nlo.magazine.ru

Yet, for those who do not read Russian a description in English is provided 
further down.

Contents of the book:

Introduction

Part I: The shaping of the North Caucasian political map.

Part II: In search of the destiny (the Ossetians).

Chapter 1: Discovery of the Ossetian antiquity and a romantic nationalism.
Chapter 2: Land issue and the ancestors' heritage.
Chapter 3: Between nationalism and internationalism.
Chapter 4: The end of the Ossetian "Aryanism" and a search for the new 
           ancestors.
Chapter 5: A struggle against the Marrism and the end of the Ossetians' 
           "double nature".
Chapter 6: What should be a new concept of the Ossetian history?
Chapter 7: Peoples' friendship.
Chapter 8: The Ossetian-Ingush debates, and cultural racism.
Chapter 9: To be the Alans.
Chapter 10: Some conclusions.

Part III: Overcoming the destiny (Chechens and Ingush).

Chapter 1: On the constructive nature of ethnic names.
Chapter 2: Legendary past and an emergence of the Soviet scholarship.
Chapter 3: Formation of the first academic centers.
Chapter 4: In search of the Golden Age.
Chapter 5: The phantom peoples.
Chapter 6: Return to history and return of history.
Chapter 7: An appropriation of the official history.
Chapter 8: Saga of the "voluntary joining".
Chapter 9: The Ingush issue.
Chapter 10: Revisionism and its roots.
Chapter 11: The Chechen revolution.
Chapter 12: Intellectual debates and an explosion of the myth-building 
            activity.
Chapter 13: The Orstkhoi revival.
Chapter 14: Image of the enemy.
Chapter 15: Chechen revolution and Islam.
Chapter 16: The Aki-Chechens' fate.
Chapter 17: Conclusions.

Part III: Redistribution of destiny (Kabardino-Balkaria and 
          Karachai-Chercassia).

Chapter 1: State formation and an emergence of the intellectual elite.
Chapter 2: From the "Tatars" to indigenes.
Chapter 3: Deprived of homeland and history.
Chapter 4: A search of a new genealogy.
Chapter 5: "Complex of guilt" and the Alans' Turkic language.
Chapter 6: Post-Soviet ethnopolitics and conflicts.
Chapter 7: Turkification of the ancient past.
Chapter 8: Primordialism in service of instrumentalism.
Chapter 9: Conclusions.

Part IV: Ethnogenesis as an ethnopolitical myth.

Chapter 1: Social memory.
Chapter 2: Politics and social memory.
Chapter 3: Images of the past, and politics in the North Caucasus.
Chapter 4: How ethnogenetic myth is constructed.
Chapter 5: The value of the Alan identity.

Literature.

PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, January 11, 2006 Issue on Web

Posted by: Svante Cornell <svante.cornell(a)eurasia.uu.se>
Posted: 18 Jan 2006


PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, January 11, 2006 Issue on Web

The 11 January issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst is now online at 
http://www.cacianalyst.org.

NOTE: New Silk Road Paper published on "Kyrgyzstan: the Path Forward", by 
Talaibek Koichumanov, Joomart Otorbayev and S. Frederick Starr.  
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/inside/publications/0511Kyrgyz_E.pdf

Highlights: This issue's CACI Analyst features Farkhad Tolipov on the 
Uzbek-Russian alliance; Grigor Hakobyan's analysis of the Armenian 
referendum's impact on upcoming presidential elections; Stephen Blank on 
naval rivalries on the Caspian; and Frederick Starr on post-election 
Kazakhstan. In Field Reports, articles on the Kazakh-China pipeline, 
troubles in Kyrgyzstan, a new road connecting Tajikistan and China, and 
rural development in Kyrgyzstan.

The PDF version of the entire issue of the 14 December CACI Analyst is 
available at:

http://www.cacianalyst.org/issues/20060111Analyst.pdf

Full contents:

Analytical Articles:

Uzbekistan and Russia: Alliance against a Mythic Threat?
Farkhad Tolipov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3928

Armenia's Referendum: What Impact on Presidential Elections?
Grigor Hakobyan
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3929

The Great Game Goes to Sea: Naval Rivalries in the Caspian
Stephen Blank
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3930

Post-Election Kazakhstan: Toward a Democratic Breakthrough?
S. Frederick Starr
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3931

Field Reports

Kazakh - Chinese Pipeline: A Bond of Strategic Partnership or Source of 
Tensions?
Marat Yermukanov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3932

Kyrgyzstan: Media and Business Disputes Continuing
Zoya Pylenko
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3933

The Kulma-Karokurum Road: A New Link between China and Central Asia
Bakhtiyor Naimov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3934

New Zealand Project to Double Poorest Village Communities' Income
Aziz Soltobaev
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=3935

News Digest:

http://www.cacianalyst.org/news.php

The Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst is a bi-weekly publication of the Central 
Asia-Caucasus Institute, Johns Hopkins University-SAIS.

The CACI Analyst welcomes submissions of articles and field reports. At this 
moment, we are particularly interested in submissions on economics and 
finance matters in Central Asia and the Caucasus region, but all inquiries 
are welcome.  Please contact the Editor, Svante Cornell, at scornell(a)jhu.edu 
with a short description of your article idea. Editorial principles are 
online at http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=2063

PUBL.- 2005 Issue of Thesaurus d'Epigraphie Islamique CD-ROM

Posted by: Ludvik Kalus <ludvik.kalus(a)noos.fr>
Posted: 9 Jan 2006


PUBL.- 2005 Issue of Thesaurus d'Epigraphie Islamique CD-ROM


The announcement of this CD-ROM concerns also Central Asia (see below no. 3)

Thesaurus d'Epigraphie Islamique (CD-ROM), new issue (published on 23rd 
December 2005):

No. 6: Indian world (Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives) 
(nearly 2000 inscriptions on architectural monuments, tombstones and objets 
d'art).

In the same issue is also included, updated:

No. 1: Inscriptions from Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya;
No. 2: Inscriptions from the Arabian Peninsula (Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, 
       Bahrain);
No. 3: Inscriptions (Arabic, Persian and Turkish) from Central Asia 
       (Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan);
Nos. 4 and 5: Inscriptions from Egypt.

Altogether about 17,000 inscriptions!

The Thesaurus d'epigraphie islamique is designed and compiled under the 
direction of Ludvik Kalus, Professor at the University of Paris-Sorbonne and 
Directeur d'Etudes at Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris.

Carried out by Frederique Soudan, Chargee de recherche de la Fondation Max 
van Berchem.

Developed under the patronage of the Fondation Max van Berchem (Geneva).

The goal of the Thesaurus d'Epigraphie Islamique is to bring together all of 
the inscriptions in Arabic, Persian and Turkish (as well as in other "small" 
languages) from the Muslim world up to the year 1000 of the Hegira.

The Thesaurus d'epigraphie islamique is a vital resource for historians, art 
historians and other specialists of the region.

Operating under both Macintosh and Windows, the CD-ROM makes it possible to 
perform searches quickly and easily by various criteria such as date, 
current location, kind of inscription, site, type of support, material and 
more. By doing a word search of the Arabic text, it is possible to locate 
every inscription containing a particular word, in couple of seconds (on 
Macintosh for the moment).

Next issue (double) (2008) no. 7: Africa south of the Sahara, and no. 8: Irak.

The price of each CD-Rom is 100 Euros only. If You subscribe, You pay the 
first CD-Rom 100 euros, than the following issues (containing also all the 
previous issues, updated) 20 euros (even the double issues!).

You can pay by check made payable and sent to the Max van Berchem 
Foundation, by wire transfer (please contact the Max van Berchem Foundation) 
or  by Credit card.

Thesaurus d'epigraphie Islamique can be ordered at:

Fondation Max van Berchem
5, avenue de Miremont
CH 1206 Geneve
Suisse

Tel. and Fax: (+41 22) 347 88 91
E-mail: info(a)maxvanberchem.org

For epigraphical and technical questions, please contact 
<epigraphie.islamique(a)noos.fr> (Ludvik Kalus and Frederique Soudan).

PUBL.- Central Asian Survey, Vol. 24, No. 4, Table of Contents

Posted by: Sharron Lawrence <sharron.lawrence(a)tandf.co.uk>
Posted: 5 Jan 2006


PUBL.- Central Asian Survey, Vol. 24, No. 4, Table of Contents

Volume 24 Number 4, December 2005 of Central Asian Survey

This issue contains:

Coping with the Islamist threat: analysing repression in Kazakhstan, 
Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan
Jessica N. Trisko

Back to the USSR: why the past does matter in explaining differences in the 
economic reform processes of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan
Pamela Blackmon

Networks, localism and mobilization in Aksy, Kyrgyzstan
Scott Radnitz

China's security interests in Central Asia
Russell Ong

Research developments in contemporary Central Eurasian studies
Leonard Stone

Families and clans in Ingushetia and Chechnya. A fieldwork report
Ekaterina Sokirianskaia

Reassessing Chechen and Ingush (Vainakh) clan structures in the 19th century
Christian Dettmering

For subscription information, please go to:

<http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/02634937.asp>

PUBL.- The Russian Review, Vol. 65, No. 1, Table of Contents

Posted by: The Russian Review <rusrev(a)ku.edu>
Posted: 4 Jan 2006


PUBL.- The Russian Review, Vol. 65, No. 1, Table of Contents

The Russian Review
Volume 65, Number 1
January 2006

Table of Contents:

Nerves, Brain, or Heart? The Physiology of Emotions and the Mind-Body 
Problem in Russian Sentimentalism
Valeria Sobol

"Art Is a Reconciliation with Life": Gogolian Paradox and Aesthetic Credo
pp.15-34
Michael R. Kelly

Settling Accounts with Russia's Silver Age: Nabokov Writes Akhmatova
Barry P. Scherr

The Poet of Terror: Dem'ian Bednyi and Stalinist Culture
Robert Horvath

Struggle over the Soviet Future: Science Education versus Vocationalism
during the 1920s
Douglas R. Weiner

Language and Education in Post-Soviet Kazakhstan: Kazakh-Medium Instruction
in Urban Schools
William Fierman

Letter to the Editor

The Katyn Syndrome
Anna M. Cienciala

Book Reviews
Publications Received
Contributors to This Issue

URL: http://ejournals.ebsco.com/direct.asp?articleID=4DC3B54CE024458BCC59

CALL FOR ARTICLES- China and Eurasia Forum Quarterly, February 2006 Issue

Posted by: Nicklas Norling <nnorling(a)silkroadstudies.org>
Posted: 3 Jan 2006


CALL FOR ARTICLES- China and Eurasia Forum Quarterly, February 2006 Issue

Call for Articles - CEF Quarterly (Narcotics issue)

The China and Eurasia Forum Quarterly invites authors to contribute to the 
upcoming February 2006 issue of the CEF Quarterly with a special theme on 
Narcotics in the China-Eurasia region. Authors are invited to submit 
articles by January 31, 2006.

Manuscripts are sought on all topics related to drug-trade and its relations 
to, for example, organized crime, border issues, national/regional security, 
and health.

Off-topic articles are welcome as well, however authors are recommended to 
contact the Editor in advance as this will increase likelihood of publication.

The CEF Quarterly is an English language global Web journal published by the 
Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program ( 
http://www.silkroadstudies.org ) devoted to analysis of the current issues 
facing China and Eurasia, with a main focus on Sino-Russian, Sino-Central 
Asian, and Sino-Caucasian relations.

Since its launch in 2003 the China and Eurasia Forum Online 
(www.chinaeurasia.org) has served to link the business, governmental, 
journalistic and scholarly communities and has proved to be a much needed 
resource and important site for discussion. CEF Quarterly is from November 
2005 also available in a limited print edition.

Submission Guidelines:

1. The journal usually accepts 7000 words analytical pieces or 1500-2000 
   words articles.

2. You are free to come up with your own topic in the field of Narcotics & 
   Organized Crime within the China-Eurasia region (or alternatively, suggest 
   an off-topic article).

3. The submission deadline is January 31, 2006. Submissions should be 
   e-mailed as attachments to the Editor Niklas Swanstrom or any of the 
   Assistant Editors (e-mail below).

4. We are unable to pay for the contribution. However, published articles 
   will have a wide readership among the business, governmental, journalistic 
   and scholarly communities.

More detailed guidelines are available on our webpage under "submissions" 
at: http://www.chinaeurasia.org

If you are interested in submitting an article, do not hesitate to contact 
the Editor Niklas Swanstrom <nswanstrom(a)silkroadstudies.org>, Nicklas 
Norling (Assistant Editor) <nnorling(a)silkroadstudies.org>, or Christopher 
Len (Assistant Editor)<clen(a)silkroadstudies.org>

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS- Buddhica Iranica at Transoxiana

Posted by: Paola E. Raffetta <paola_raffetta(a)uolsinectis.com.ar>
Posted: 3 Jan 2006


CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS- Buddhica Iranica at Transoxiana

Dear Fellows,

I would like to invite authors and researches to send us articles on topics 
related to Buddhica Iranica, for a special issue bound to appear in 2006.

As usual, all other topics related to Asia are also welcome.

Please visit our Call for Papers at:

http://www.transoxiana.org/call_for_papers_eng.html (English)
http://www.transoxiana.org/call_for_papers.html (Spanish)

Articles are welcome in any language. Please provide an English abstract if 
your submission is in any other language.

On the other hand, Transoxiana 11 is slightly late this year, and we decided 
to keep the CFP open for a few more time. So, if you have material that you 
think you would like to see it published in Transoxiana, please contact me 
offline or send your submission to referees(a)transoxiana.org

Paola Raffetta
Editora
TRANSOXIANA
Journal Libre de Estudios Orientales
ISSN 1660-7050

Web: http://www.transoxiana.org
E-mail: editor(a)transoxiana.org

Escuela de Estudios Orientales
Universidad del Salvador
Buenos Aires - Argentina

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