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ON-LINE PUBL.- Nomads of the Eurasian Steppes in the Early Iron Age

Posted by: Jeannine Davis-Kimball <jkimball(a)csen.org>
Posted: 5 Feb 2007


ON-LINE PUBL.- Nomads of the Eurasian Steppes in the Early Iron Age

Now available in electronic format:

Nomads of the Eurasian Steppes in the Early Iron Age

Jeannine Davis-Kimball, Vladimir Bashilov, and Leonid Yablonsky, eds. 
Berkeley: Zinat Press, 1995.
438 pp., 490 ill., 19 maps, extensive bibliography, index, index of 
contemporary authors. ISBN 188579-00-2.

Download at:
http://csen.org/Pubs_Sales_Reviews/Nomads/Nomads.Description.html

This anthology focuses on the Scythian, Sauromatian, Sarmatian, and 
Saka Iron Age nomads who inhabited the Eurasian steppes in the first 
millennium BC. Written by ten of the foremost archaeologists from the 
Institute of Archaeology, Russian Academy of Sciences, the material 
presents a survey of Soviet archaeology from 1960 to 1990. The 
majority of the material, including many illustrations, has never been 
published in English before this volume.

Jeannine Davis-Kimball, Ph.D.
Center for the Study of Eurasian Nomads
805-653-2607
http://csen.org

PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, 24 January 2007, is online

Posted by: Svante Cornell <svante.cornell(a)eurasia.uu.se>
Posted: 1 Feb 2007


PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, 24 January 2007, is online

Highlights: This Analyst issue features Richard Weitz on Europe's 
Uzbekistan dilemma, Fariz Ismailzade on Azerbaijani-Georgian 
relations, Mamuka Tsereteli on the prospects of a Black Sea-Caspian 
natural gas bridge, and Ryan Kennedy on merging Kazakhstani political 
parties. In Field reports, articles on Chinese-Kazakh relations, the 
Russian ambassador's return to Tbilisi, a new Kyrgyz foreign policy 
concept, and housing problems in Tajikistan.

Note: New Silk Road Papers Published: 

"The Wider Black Sea Region: An Emerging Hub In European Security"
By Svante E. Cornell, Anna Jonsson, Niklas Nilsson, and Per Haggstrom, 
120pages.
Download at:
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/Silkroadpapers/0612Blacksea_P.pdf

"The State-Crime Nexus In Central Asia: State Weakness, Organized 
Crime And Corruption In Kyrgyzstan And Tajikistan"
By Erica Marat, 138 pages. Download at:
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/Silkroadpapers/0610EMarat.pdf

"Minorities And The State In The South Caucasus: Assessing The 
Protection Of National Minorities In Georgia And Azerbaijan"
By Johanna Popjanevski, 85 pages. Download at:
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/Silkroadpapers/0609Popjanevski.pdf
 
The 24 January issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst (Volume 9, 
no. 2) is now online at http://www.cacianalyst.org. The PDF version of 
the entire issue of the 24 January CACI Analyst is available at:  
http://www.cacianalyst.org/issues/20070124Analyst.pdf

Full contents:

Analytical Articles: 

Can The Eu Resolve The Uzbekistan Dilemma In 2007
Richard Weitz
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4680

Azerbaijan And Europe: Toward Closer Integration? 
Fariz Ismailzade
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4681

Building A Black Sea/Caspian Natural Gas Bridge: Challenges And Opportunities
Mamuka Tsereteli
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4682

Consolidation Of Political Parties In Kazakhstan Strengthens President's Hand 
Ryan Kennedy
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4683

Field Reports

As Nursultan Nazarbayev And Hu Jintao Shake Hands, Uncertainties Linger 
Marat Yermukanov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4684

Russian Ambassador Returns To Georgia, But Sanctions Remain
Kakha Jibladze
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4685

New Kyrgyz Foreign Policy Concept Passed 
Joldosh Osmonov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4686

A Housing Crisis In Tajikistan? 
Bakhtiyor Naimov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4687

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

The Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst is a bi-weekly publication of the 
Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program, a Joint 
Center affiliated with Johns Hopkins University-SAIS and Uppsala 
University, Sweden. 

The CACI Analyst welcomes submissions of articles and field reports. 
At this moment, we are particularly interested in submissions on 
development, 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.- The Hemshin, by Hovann Simonian

Posted by: Sarah Slater <Sarah.Slater(a)tandf.co.uk>
Posted: 31 Jan 2007


PUBL.- The Hemshin, by Hovann Simonian

Routledge are pleased to announce the publication of:

THE HEMSHIN
History, Society and Identity in the Highlands of Northeast Turkey
Hovann Simonian, University of Southern California, USA
December 2006: 234x156: 452pp
Hb: 978-0-7007-0656-3

The Hemshin are without doubt one of the most enigmatic peoples of 
Turkey and the Caucasus. As former Christians who converted to Islam 
centuries ago yet did not assimilate into the culture of the 
surrounding Muslim populations, as Turks who speak Armenian yet are 
often not aware of it, as Muslims who continue to celebrate feasts 
that are part of the calendar of the Armenian Church, and as 
descendants of Armenians who, for the most part, have chosen to deny 
their Armenian origins in favour of recently invented myths of Turkic 
ancestry, the Hemshin and the seemingly irreconcilable differences 
within their group identity have generated curiosity and often controversy.

The Hemshin is the first scholarly work to provide an in-depth study 
of these people living in the eastern Black Sea region of Turkey. This 
groundbreaking volume brings together chapters written by an 
international group of scholars that cover the history, language, 
economy, culture and identity of the Hemshin. It is further enriched 
with an unprecedented collection of maps, pictures and appendices of 
up-to-date statistics. The Hemshin forms part of the Peoples of the 
Caucasus series, an indispensable and yet accessible resource for all 
those with an interest in the Caucasus.

For further information and to view the table of contents, or to order 
this book, please follow this link:
http://www.routledge.com/shopping_cart/products/product_detail.asp?sku=&
isbn=9780700706563&pc=

Part of the Caucasus World: Peoples of the Caucasus series:
http://www.routledge.com/asianstudies/series_list.asp?series=6

If you are a review editor for a journal and would like to receive a 
review copy, please email Sarah Slater on sarah.slater(a)tandf.co.uk 
with the name and details of the journal and the address to send the book.

PUBL.- European Integration and Hegemony in the South Caucasus (German)

Posted by: Anna Jenderedjian <annajend(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 29 Jan 2007


PUBL.- European Integration and Hegemony in the South Caucasus (German)

European Integration and Hegemony in the South Caucasus
Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia on the Way to Europe (German)
by Vahram Soghomonyan
ISBN 978-3-8329-2403- 4
Nomos publishing house

In the course of a comprehensive value change in the South Caucasus, 
Armenia and Georgia are trying to uphold their European identity. At 
the same time, oil interests challenge the democratisation of 
Azerbaijan. Meanwhile, the political landscape of the South Caucasus 
is strongly distinguished by the '88 Karabakh movement and the Rose 
revolution. The growing consensus for integration is fostering a 
regional cooperation model within the European framework.

Which social forces and capital interests, such as the capital of 
Diaspora and oil companies are pushing forward the Europeanization of 
the region? These and other issues discussed in the study describe the 
current reconfiguration process, which raises the question of Europe's 
borders and emphasises the role of the South Caucasus as a 
geopolitical bridgehead.

http://www.nomos.de/nomos/d/recherche/titel_rech/tit_listefs.lasso

Im Zuge eines umfassenden Wertewandels im Südkaukasus versuchen 
Armenien und Georgien ihre europäische Identität zu behaupten. 
Zugleich wird die Demokratisierung Aserbaidschans durch 
Erdölinteressen herausgefordert. Dabei sind für den Südkaukasus die 
88er Karabach-Bewegung und die Rosenrevolution prägend. Der 
heranwachsende Konsens zur Integration stellt ein regionales 
Kooperationsprojekt in Anbindung an Europa in Aussicht.

Welche sozialen Kräfte und Kapitalinteressen, z.B. von Diasporakapital 
und Energiekonzernen, treiben die Europäisierung der Region voran? 
Diese Rekonfi guration wirft die Frage nach den Grenzen Europas auf 
und hebt die Rolle der Region als geopolitischer Brückenkopf hervor.

Europäische Integration und Hegemonie im Südkaukasus
Armenien, Aserbaidschan und Georgien auf dem Weg nach Europa
Von Vahram Soghomonyan
2007, 204 S.,
ISBN 978-3-8329-2403- 4
(Nomos Universitätsschrifte n - Politik, Bd. 140)

http://www.nomos.de/nomos/d/recherche/titel_rech/tit_listefs.lasso

PUBL.- Two Conference Volumes on Inner Asia, Edited by David Sneath

Posted by: Scott Pearce <Scott.Pearce(a)wwu.edu>
Posted: 29 Jan 2007


PUBL.- Two Conference Volumes on Inner Asia, Edited by David Sneath


PUBL.-East Asian Publications, Western Washington University, is 
pleased to announce publication of two conference volumes on Inner 
Asia edited by David Sneath.
 
1. Imperial Statecraft: Political Forms and Techniques of Governance 
in Inner Asia, Sixth-Twentieth Centuries. 
 
2. States of Mind: Power, Place and The Subject in Inner Asia. 
 
The contents of both volumes come from a conference held at Cambridge 
University in March 2004.
 
Imperial Statecraft includes the following chapters:
 - Preface, By Charles Melville
 - Imperial Statecraft: Arts Of Power On The Steppe, By David Sneath
 - The Türk Imperial Tradition In The Pre-Chinggisid Era, By Peter B. Golden 
 - Between China And Islam: The Administration Of The Qara Khitai 
   (Western Liao) 1124-1218, By Michal Biran
 - Relations Of Domination And Submission: Political Practice In The 
   Mongol Empire Of Chinggis Khan, By Tatyana D. Skrynnikova
 - Technologies Of Governance In The Mongolian Empire: A Geographic 
   Overview, By Thomas T. Allsen
 - Ulus Emirs, Keshig Elders, Signatures, And Marriage Partners: The 
   Evolution Of A Classic Mongol Institution, By Christopher P. Atwood
 - The Khan's City: Kökeqota And The Role Of A Capital City In 
   Mongolian State Formation, By Isabelle Charleux
 - Titles, Appanages, Marriages, And Officials: A Comparison Of 
   Political Forms In The Zünghar And Thirteenth-Century Mongol Empires, 
   By Christopher P. Atwood
 - Competing Strategies Of Great Khan Legitimacy In The Context Of The 
   Chaqar-Manchu Wars (C. 1620-1634), By Nicola Di Cosmo
 - The Term Törü In Mongolian History, By Caroline Humphrey And A. Hürelbaatar
 - Ordering Subjects: Mongolian Civil And Military 
   Administration(Seventeenth To Twentieth Centuries), By Jigjidiin 
   Boldbaatar And David Sneath
 
States of Mind includes the following chapters:
 - Institutions, Idioms And Technologies Of Power In Inner Asia, By 
   David Sneath
 - A Challenging Technique Involving Imaginary Figures Of Power Among 
   The Pre-Soviet West-Buryats, By Roberte N. Hamayon
 - The Place Of The Dead: Power, Subjectivity And Funerary Topography 
   In North-Western Mongolia, By Grégory Delaplace
 - Exemplars And Heroes: The Individual And The Moral In The Mongolian 
   Political Imagination, By Christopher Kaplonski
 - Games Of Power: State Control, The Naadam And The Cult Of Chinggis 
   Khan, By Gaëlle Lacaze
 - Competing Ideologies Of Statehood And Governance In Central Asia: 
   Turkic Dynasties In Transoxania And Their Legacy In Contemporary 
   Politics, By Peter Finke
 - Sacral Kings And Divine Sovereigns: Principles Of Tibetan Monarchy 
   In Theory And Practice, By Charles Ramble
 - Faith, Nation And Gender Politics: Three Women Rulers In The 
   Mongolian-Tibetan Borderlands, By Hildegard Diemberger
 - The Regime Of Affection: Inter-Ethnic Adoption And The Emotional 
   Economy Of National Unity In Contemporary China, By Uradyn E. Bulag

Orders and Inquiries:
Email Scott.Pearce(a)wwu.edu,
Or visit http://www.wwu.edu/eas/pubs.shtml

PUBL.- Central Eurasian Studies Society Book Awards Established

Posted by: Scott Levi <scott.levi(a)louisville.edu>
Posted: 29 Jan 2007


PUBL.- Central Eurasian Studies Society Book Awards Established

The Central Eurasian Studies Society is pleased to announce the 
establishment of two new CESS Book Awards, one for work in the History 
& Humanities and another for work in the Social Sciences.  The 
competitions for these awards will be held in alternate years, 
beginning in 2007 with the CESS History & Humanities Book Award.

Each year the CESS Book Award and a monetary prize of $500 will be 
presented to the author of the research monograph, published in the 
preceding two years, that represents the most important contribution 
to Central Eurasian Studies, or that holds the greatest potential for 
furthering scholarship on the Central Eurasian region.  An 
interdisciplinary panel of three scholars of Central Eurasia, 
appointed annually by the CESS Executive Board, will consider 
scholarly merit, argumentative scope, and felicity of style in their 
deliberations.

Rules for the competition are as follows:

 - Books must be scholarly monographs based on original research and 
published in English during the two calendar years preceding the award 
(as measured by the printed copyright date).  For example, books with 
a publication date of 2005 or 2006 may be considered for the 2007 
History & Humanities competition; books with a publication date of 
2006 or 2007 may be considered for the 2008 Social Science competition.

 - Books may be submitted for one competition only, and no book may be 
considered more than once.

 - Scholarly monographs translated into English from other languages 
may be considered.

 - Edited volumes, new editions of previously published books, 
bibliographies, dictionaries and textbooks are not eligible.

 - Nominations may be made by either the publisher or the author.  In 
order for a book to be considered, three copies must be received by 
April 1 of the year of the competition.

 - Authors need not be members of CESS to be nominated, but must 
become members by the nomination deadline (April 1) to be considered.

The winning author will receive the monetary prize and a certificate 
of award at an awards ceremony held at the annual CESS conference.  
The results will also be announced in the Central Eurasian Studies Newsletter.

For the 2007 CESS History & Humanities Book Award competition, please 
ensure that three copies of the nominated book reach the current chair 
of the CESS Awards Committee at the following address by April 1, 2007:

Professor Douglas Northrop
Department of Near Eastern Studies
4111 Thayer Academic Building
202 South Thayer St.
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48104-1608

PUBL.- Articles Analyzing Politics in Kyrgyzstan, Institute for Public Policy

Posted by: Shairbek Juraev <shairbek(a)ipp.kg>
Posted: 24 Jan 2007


PUBL.- Articles Analyzing Politics in Kyrgyzstan, Institute for Public Policy


The following are the latest articles of the Institute for Public 
Policy, Kyrgyzstan (January 09 - January 23, 2007), appearing on the 
Institute's website: 

"Certain Aspects of Kyrgyzstan's Foreign Policy in 2006"
Erlan Abdyldaev
 
"Lessons for Central Asia: A Socio-Economic Development Model in Eastern Asia"
Muratbek Imanaliev

Kyrgyzstan in 2006: Achievements, Lessons and Perspectives
Roundtable summary

"New Constitution: What is Next?"
Roundtable summary

"Institutional Aspects of Cooperation between Kyrgyzstan and the 
European Union: Unlearned Lessons" 
Jomart Ormonbekov

On March 3-4 the Institute for Public Policy will organize a 2-day 
training workshop for policy centers of Central Asia. Those 
interested, please write to Shairbek Juraev at s.juraev(a)ipp.kg.

All are available at http://www.ipp.kg
Russian version is available at http://www.ipp.kg/ru

Institute for Public Policy (IPP) is a Bishkek-based independent, 
non-partisan research and policy institution.  IPP's scope is to study 
and analyze relevant issues in the domains of politics, economy 
foreign relations and other areas.  The Institute is committed to 
promote participatory approach in establishing public policy; to 
strengthen expert analysis in order to achieve effective 
decision-making in matters of public policy and to create an 
independent platform for dialogue on public policy issues.

PUBL.- India - Tajikistan Cooperation: Perspectives and Prospects

Posted by: Dr Ramakant Dwivedi <ramakantdwivedi(a)gmail.com>
Posted: 22 Jan 2007


PUBL.- India - Tajikistan Cooperation: Perspectives and Prospects

India - Tajikistan Cooperation: Perspectives and Prospects 

Editors:
K Santhanam
President
India - Central Asia Foundation
Vasant Kunj, New Delhi - 67, India
Ramakant Dwivedi
Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses
Block No. 3, Old JNU Campus
New Delhi - 110 067, India

ISBN 13 978-81-88342-06-8 / ISBN 10 81-88342-06-8 © 2007 / Hb. / 5.5" 
x 8.5" / 375 gm/ xxiv + 188 pp. / Rs. 575.00

Tajikistan is an important country in Central Asia based on its 
geographic location and hydro energy resources. For India, the 
developments in Tajikistan would continue to be important as Dushanbe 
is part of its extended neighbourhood. International terrorism, 
religious extremism and drug trafficking are of critical importance to 
both countries. The security environment in Central Asia has undergone 
significant changes after 9/11 and the global war against terrorism 
and attempts to stabilise Afghanistan have posed new challenges. 
Central Asian republics are mercifully blessed with an abundance of 
natural resources including energy materials. With energy security now 
at the centre of the stage, Central Asia is drawing international attention. 

This volume is an outcome of months of planning and discussion with 
Tajik scholars. It aims at enabling a better understanding of India - 
Tajikistan relations through scholarly exchanges and sharing India's 
perceptions of the politico-economic-security issues faced in Central 
Asian region. The book is a collection of 12 articles from well-known 
scholars from India and Tajikistan. Tajik President Emomali S. 
Rahmonov provides an overview of present-day Central Asia. ICAF hopes 
that this book would contribute towards a greater and enlightened 
appreciation of Indo-Tajik relations and would be of direct interest 
to scholars, policy makers, diplomats, entrepreneurs and academics 
involved with Central Asia.

K Santhanam is presently President of The India-Central Asia 
Foundation (ICAF). He was Director General, Institute for Defence 
Studies Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi till July 31 2004 and earlier was 
Chief Adviser (Technology) in the Defence Research and Development 
Organisation (DRDO). He has worked for about 43 years in the area of 
science, technology and security and contributed to the evolution of 
India's positions on disarmament and arms control. He has served as 
India member in the Inter-Governmental Committee of Experts set up by 
the UN Secretary General (1978-80) on verification of arms control 
treaties, has been Scientific Adviser in the Ministry of External 
affairs (1984-86) and a member of the National Security Advisory 
Board. He was conferred the Padma Bhushan award in recognition of his 
contributions to the Shakti-98 series of nuclear tests conducted in 
May 1998. He was the editor, Strategic Analysis (New Delhi). His 
recent published works include co-authorship of Jihadis in Jammu and 
Kashmir: A Portrait Gallery (Sage Publications, New Delhi 2003); Iraq 
War 2003: Rise of the New 'Unilateralism' (Ane Books, New Delhi 2003) 
; Asian Security and China 2000-2010 (Shipra Publications, New Delhi 
2004) and India And  Central Asia: Advancing the Common Interest (IDSA 
and Anamaya Publishers, New Delhi, 2004), India And  Kazakhstan 
Relations: Enhancing the Partnership (KazISS, Almaty and Anamaya 
Publishers, New Delhi, 2006) and India-Tajikistan Cooperation: 
Perspectives and Prospects (ICAF & Anamaya Publishers, New Delhi, 
2007), India- Kazakhstan Perspectives: Regional and International 
Interactions (ICAF & Anamaya Publishers, New Delhi, 2007).

Dr. Ramakant Dwivedi is Associate Fellow at Institute for Defence 
Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi. He has a PhD from the Central 
Asian Studies Division of the School of International Studies, 
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Dr. Dwivedi was a Visiting 
Research Fellow at the Al-Beruni Institute of Oriental Studies, 
Tashkent (1998-2001). His major areas of research are security, 
foreign policy, ethnic issues and religious extremism in Eurasian 
region (Russia, Caucasus and Central Asian countries). He holds a 
Diploma in the Russian Language from the University of World Economy 
and Diplomacy, Tashkent and a Diploma in the Uzbek Language from the 
Tashkent State Institute of Oriental Studies, Uzbekistan. He has 
widely travelled in the Eurasian region. His published works include 
25 research papers in national/international journals, edited books 
and co-authorship of India and Central Asia: Advancing the Common 
Interest (IDSA & Anamaya Publishers, New Delhi, 2004), 
India-Tajikistan Cooperation: Perspectives and Prospects (ICAF & 
Anamaya Publishers, New Delhi, 2007) and India- Kazakhstan 
Perspectives: Regional and International Interactions (ICAF & Anamaya 
Publishers, New Delhi, 2007).

Contents:
A Presidential Overview       
The Role and Place of Tajikistan in Regional Cooperation - Emomali 
Sharifovich Rahmonov 
Overview of India-Tajik Ties and Pointers to the Future
1. Indo-Tajik Relations: A Historical Perspective - M A Kaw 
2. India -Tajikistan Relations: A Quest for Regional Stability - B. R. 
   Muthu Kumar
3. Tajikistan-India Relations: Past, Present and Future - Umed Nazarov
4. India-Tajikistan Relations: The Political Dimension - Sanjay Pandey
5. Tajikistan's Foreign Policy: An Indian Perspective - S. P. Singh 
   Regional Economic Cooperation with a focus on India and Tajikistan
6. Hydel Status of Tajikistan and the Future- Abdullo Yarov
7. Tajikistan's Economy and Indo-Tajik Trade and Economic Relations- 
   Gulshan Sachdeva
8. India's Investments in Tajikistan: Prospects and Challenges- Anil Sharma
9. Russia - Central Asia Relations in post Soviet Period - Arun Mohanty
   Terrorism, Drug Trafficking and Religious Extremism 
10. Terrorism and Religious Extremism in Central Asia- Salohiddin Nasriddinov 
11. Control Measures in Tajikistan for Drug Trafficking  - Rustam Nazarov
12. Challenges of Religious Extremism in Tajikistan - Ramakant Dwivedi 

To order your copy please contact:

Anamaya Publishers
F-230 Lado Sarai, New Delhi - 110 030 (INDIA)

Telephone: +91 011 2952 3205
E-mail: anamayapub vsnl.net

PUBL.- Rebirth of Kazakhstan: 1986 December Events, by Abdulvahap Kara

Posted by: Abdulvahap Kara <kara_vahap(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 22 Jan 2007


PUBL.- Rebirth of Kazakhstan: 1986 December Events, by Abdulvahap Kara


PUBL.- Rebirth of Kazakhstan: 1986 December Events
Kara, Abdulvahap, Rebirth of Kazakhstan: 1986 December Events, (in 
Turkish) pp. 175, Istanbul, Turkey, 2006. ISBN: 975 - 8806 -18 -1, 
Price: YTL 10 ($ 7) 
 
About the Book
 
Twenty years ago, a historical event took place in Almaty, December 
1986, the leader of the Kazakh Soviet Socialist Republic (SSR), 
Dinmuhammaet Kunaev, was removed from office as part of Mikhail 
Gorbachev's Central Asian policy. Kunaev's replacement was Gennady 
Kolbin, an ethnic Russian who had no previous connection to 
Kazakhstan. But the Kazakhs who took to the streets in mass protests 
in December 1986 were dismissed as drunkards and hooligans by the 
Communist authorities who crushed their uprising. However it was a 
purely democratic protests. The book of the Rebirth of Kazakhstan 1986 
December Events attempts to explain all realities and aspects of the event.
 
Contents:
 
Preface 
Chapter I: Before the Events
Gorbachev's Glasnost and Perestroika Policies
Demographic Developments in Kazakhstan
Language and Culture in Kazakhstan
Gorbachev's Central Asian Policy
Assignment of Gennady Kolbin 
 
Chapter II: During the Events
Course of the Events
Prosecution of the Protestors
Reflections of the Events in the Press
Victims of the Events
 
Chapter III: Impacts of the Events
Accusing Kazakhs of Nationalism
Purification of Kazak Cadres by Kolbin
Punishments of Protestors
Reactions of death penalty of Riskulbekov
 
Chapter IV: Searching of Realities of the Events
Attempts to Abolish the Ban of Searching the Events
Activities of the Association of Zheltoksan
Activities of the America-Helsinki Human Rights Group
Activities of the Kazakh Parlament's Investigation Commission
 
Chapter V: The Secret Operation of Snowstorm Executed in the Events
Content of the Operation
Aim of the Operation
Responsibles of the Operation
Those who Awarded for Participants of Operation 
 
Conclusion 
Bibliography 
 
For Details Contact
Ufuk Otesi Publishers
www.ufukotesi.com
 
For Orders by the Internet 
www.kitapyurdu.com
 
About the Author 
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Abdulvahap Kara
Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University
Faculty of Literature and Science
Department of History
Findikli-Istanbul, Turkey
karavahap gmail.com

PUBL.- Kirimcaklar, by Erdogan Altinkaynak

Posted by: Mehmet Tutuncu <m.tutuncu(a)quicknet.nl>
Posted: 22 Jan 2007


PUBL.- Kirimcaklar, by Erdogan Altinkaynak


Kirimçaklar
(Kültür - Tarih - Folklor)
Kirimchaks (Culture-History-Folklore) 

Yazar/Author: Erdogan Altinkaynak

ISBN-10: 90-807403-8-1
ISBN-13: 978-90-807403-8-9
Turquoise Series/ Turkuaz Dizi  15
Published in 2006, Haarlem, Netherlands
193 pp.

It is with great pleasure that we announce the publication of the 
first book in Turkish of Krymchaks a community of Turkic-speaking 
adherents  of Rabbinic Judaism living in Crimea. They have 
historically lived in close proximity to the Karaims (Crimean 
Karaites). At first krymchak  was a Russian descriptive used to 
differentiate them from their Ashkenazi coreligionists, as well as 
other Jewish communities in the former Russian Empire such as the 
Georgian Jews, but in the second half of the 19th century this name 
was adopted by the Krymchaks themselves.  The book contains material 
on the History, Culture and Folklore of Krymchaks and literary texts 
are also given like Ashik Gharip Hikayesi in Krymchak.  

The book costs EUR 35 (excl. postage) and is available from address 
given below.

Yayinci/Publisher: 
SOTA / Turkestan and Azerbaijan Research Centre
Postbus 9642
2003 LP Haarlem
Netherlands

Tel: + 31 23 5292883
Fax: + 31 23 5292883
Email: m.tutuncu(a)quicknet.nl or sota(a)wanadoo.nl
Web: www.turkistan.org

PUBL.- Economic Autonomy and Democracy, by Kelly McMann

Posted by: Gary Suarez <gsuarez(a)cambridge.org>
Posted: 22 Jan 2007


PUBL.- Economic Autonomy and Democracy, by Kelly McMann


Cambridge University Press is pleased to announce the publication of:

Economic Autonomy and Democracy
Hybrid Regimes in Russia and Kyrgyzstan
by
Kelly M. McMann
Assistant Professor of Political Science
Case Western Reserve University

How do individuals decide to exercise their democratic rights? This 
book argues that they first assess their economic autonomy, meaning 
their ability to make a living independent of government authorities. 
Before individuals consider whether their resources and organizational 
abilities are adequate to act on their interests, they calculate the 
risk of political activism to their livelihood. This is particularly 
evident in regions of the world where states monopolize the economy 
and thus can readily harass activists at their workplaces. Economic 
autonomy links capitalism and democracy through individuals' 
calculations about activism. Accounts of activists' decisions about 
establishing independent media, leading political organizations, and 
running for office and descriptions of government harassment in Russia 
and Kyrgyzstan, along with examples from most regions of the world, 
illustrate these arguments. Economic autonomy and the interaction 
among democratic rights help explain the global proliferation of 
hybrid regimes, governments that display both democratic and 
authoritarian characteristics.

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PUBL.- Social Research Center at American University of Central Asia Reports and Events

Posted by: Tairova <tairova_a(a)mail.auca.kg>
Posted: 19 Jan 2007


PUBL.- Social Research Center at AUCA Reports and Events


SRC Publications
 
Publications and summaries of recent events from Social Research 
Center (SRC) at American University of Central Asia (AUCA) 
http://www.src.auca.kg

Reports By Visiting Research Fellows
Report By Ted Callahan: The Kyrgyz Of The Afghan Pamir Ride On
 
Approximately 1,400 - 1,700 Kyrgyz are living in the Afghan Pamirs 
today, probably in one of the most challenging environments 
imaginable. The remoteness of their living space, lack of 
infrastructure and public services, some of the world's highest rates 
of maternal and child mortality, opium use and the difficult period 
experienced by the Afghan Kyrgyz following the withdrawal of Soviet 
forces in 1989 and the predatory reign of the mujahideen factions in 
Badakhshan province thereafter have led to particularly alarming 
living conditions. Over the past 10 years, the Kyrgyz have witnessed 
many aid projects delivered to their communities through the efforts 
of several international NGOs, but with little success, which also 
provoked other ideas like relocation or "repatriation".
 
This paper seeks to provide a short overview of the recent history and 
current situation of the Afghan Kyrgyz. The paper is based on two 
field trips to the region made by the author as well as a survey of 
the extant English-language literature concerning the Afghan Kyrgyz.
 
Report By Eren Murat Tasar: The State's Conceptualization Of Islam In 
Soviet Central Asia, 1954-1964
Anti-religious propaganda and policies were part of the elemental 
self-conception of the Communist Soviet state, which also became 
manifested in its conceptualization of Islam in Soviet Central Asia. 
During the widespread anarchy and terror of the 1920s and 1930s, 
mosques, shrines, and their affiliated clergy and caretakers had 
suffered heavily in the course of violent Soviet anti-Islam 
initiatives. Although anti-religious measures and anti-Islamic 
literature in the aftermath reveal a certain continuity of the 
Communist state's conceptualization of Islam, the dynamics of the 
Khrushchev-era saw a number of important changes.
 
The introduction of highly detailed statistics on clergy, shrines and 
pilgrims in the 50s and 60s, the study of Soviet Orientalism, as well 
as of polemic and anti-religious literature of the Khrushchev-era mark 
a certain shift in the state's relationship with religion and the 
conceptualization of Islam in Soviet Central Asia.
 
Report By Professor Aftab Kazi: Geopolinomics Of Transit Routes 
Between Central And South Asia
The power vacuum caused by the collapse of the Union of Soviet 
Socialist Republics (USSR) has initiated the processes of an emerging 
political order, which, among other things, has to determine that the 
landlocked Central Asian countries including Afghanistan and Caucasus 
are reconnected with the world economy through region's traditional 
cost effective transportation routes in Southwest Asia. There are 
geopolinomic reasons to believe that the presence of alternative 
routes of transportation through Central Asia's historic land and sea 
outlets originating in Southwest Asia through the warm waters of the 
Arabian Sea can stimulate the regional and cross-continental trade 
with positive impact over the ongoing economic and political 
transitions as well as broader regional stability. 
 
Report By Alexander Wolters: Group Identities And Political Conflict 
In Kyrgyzstan: A Theoretical Approach
Can political struggles, as many scholars argue, be best explained as 
conflicts between different groups within Kyrgyz society, struggling 
for the access to scarce resources or is there, on the contrary, a 
process of group-identity dissolution in Kyrgyzstan going on since the 
breakup of the USSR? 
 
Alexander Wolter's article challenges the assumption that there is 
only one group-identity, which is able to account for political 
struggles in Kyrgyzstan and questions the very static perception of 
group-identities as producing stable patterns of social conflict in 
Central Asia. In reality, the political landscape is much more complex 
and needs a more differentiated explanation: the idea of the adaptive 
power of group-identities once proved in Soviet times is not 
necessarily still valid for the post-Soviet period.
 
Report By Eren Murat Tasar: Identity And Statecraft In The Khanates Of 
Movarrounahr, 1700-1850
The eighteenth and nineteenth centuries witnessed radical changes in 
the socio-political structures of the Bukharan, Khivan and Khokand 
polities. All three saw the emergence of ruling dynasties that 
reformulated the dispensation of sovereignty, ushering in a 
legitimation of rule new to Central Asia. This change in statecraft 
mirrored profound socio-cultural changes occurring within the 
societies of the three khanates. The rise of a new conceptualization 
of leadership reoriented the loci of power, thereby upsetting the 
socio-political complex that constituted the legacy, in Central Asia, 
of Chingizid statecraft.
 
The new state rulers reformulated the relationship of the sovereign to 
Islam and the community of believers as a means of justifying their 
departure from the Chingizid tradition. A new breed of centralization 
and a departure from Chinigzid legitimation were common to all three 
khanates and these phenomena constituted an embryonic Central Asian 
experience of modernity before the arrival of colonial rule.

LECTURES
 
Lecture: Democracy, Market Economy, Or Rule Of Law - What Would You 
Choose If You Could Only Have One?
"Democracy" features prominently among the suggested conditions for 
future recipients of development aid, since the unconditional aid of 
Western governments over the last 50 years is widely considered a 
failure. Is it really a good way of securing good governance by 
forcing developing countries into democratic structures as we know 
them in Europe or the U.S.? Professor Frank Emmert of the University 
at Indianapolis (Indiana) challenges this position and claims that it 
may actually be counter-productive for development. Is it possible to 
achieve a functioning democracy by making it a top priority condition 
for development aid or can it only be the result of a peaceful 
development in a stable society? Professor Emmert explains why primary 
and secondary needs have to be satisfied before people will be 
interested and able to participate in real democracy.


Lecture By Dr. Diana M. Pierce: The Feminization Of Poverty: Is It 
Only In America, Or Is It Globalizing Phenomenon?

Almost three decades ago, Dr. Pierce started tracing causes and 
dynamics of the alarming phenomenon of the feminization of poverty and 
examined its different meanings in a variety of contexts. The analysis 
of the current situation in Central Asia reveals that the problem of 
the feminization of poverty is very striking due to some additional 
factors specific to this region, aggravating the dimension of the 
initial situation in the US. The report questions: What are problems 
and decisive factors specific to Central Asian countries and which 
role does this play for the overall assessment of the current situation?

Lecture: Marriage Strategies In Kyrgyzstan: Older And Younger Generations
Gulnara Ibraeva, Ph.D in Sociology (Kandidat Nauk) and AUCA Acting 
Associate Professor, presented the results of her research, analyzing 
the similarities and differences in marriage strategies adopted by 
both female and male residents in the urban area. This research is 
anchored by qualitative and quantitative research methods and based on 
a number of theories including conceptual theory of fields, 
distribution and habits by Pierre Bourdieu, econometric model by 
Bekker, and theory of gender regime by Connell as well as the concept 
of "urban tribe" by Herbert Gans. The full report pictures marriage 
strategies of the transition society and focuses on intergenerational 
dynamics of marriage strategies.

ROUNDTABLES 

Roundtable: Seven Days In November
For seven days thousands of protestors hold out in front of the 
Presidential Palace in Bishkek, calling for reforms, the adoption of a 
new constitution and the resignation of President Kurmanbek Bakiev. On 
the 9th of November 2006, the President signed a new constitutional 
text, after 65 of the 75 members of the Kyrgyz Parliament had voted in 
favor of the modification and defused the most important political 
crisis in Kyrgyzstan since the peaceful revolution in 2005. The 
summary of the roundtable organized by SRC provides an overview over 
comments and analyses of some political analysts, academicians, and scholars.

Roundtable: Parallels Between 1956 Revolution In Hungary And Tulip 
Revolution 2005 In Kyrgyzstan
 
The identification of parallels between the Hungarian revolution and 
the Tulip Revolution 2005 in Kyrgyzstan was the central theme of the 
roundtable devoted to the 50th anniversary of the revolution in 
Hungary. The key speaker was Professor Biro Zoltan, former Policy 
Security Advisor to the Hungarian Prime Minister and current Senior 
Research Fellow of the History Institute of the Hungarian Academy of 
Science. Other participants included representatives of the Hungarian 
Embassy in Kazakhstan, local historians, political scientists and scholars. 

Please visit the website to read more about these events and reports.

PUBL.- German Business Guide to Kazakhstan

Posted by: Ulf Seegers <useegers(a)htwm.de>
Posted: 19 Jan 2007


PUBL.- German Business Guide to Kazakhstan


"Managerhandbuch Kasachstan" is the first Insvestor's Guide to 
Kazakhstan in German language. Visit www.wirtschaft-kasachstan.de for 
further information on Central Asians most powerfull economy and the 
publication "Managerhandbuch Kasachstan". Contact: Kess Kreativstatt 
GbR (publishing house), Waldheimer Str. 20, 09648 Mittweida, GERMANY, 
E-Mail: info(a)managerhandbuch-kasachstan.de

PUBL.- The Semetey of Kenje Kara

Posted by: Robert Gietz <rgietz(a)harrassowitz.de>
Posted: 12 Jan 2007


PUBL.- The Semetey of Kenje Kara


The Semetey of Kenje Kara 
A Kirghiz Epic Performance on Phonograph 
with a Musical Score and a Compact Disc of the Phonogram 
Edited, translated and with an introduction and commentary by Daniel Prior 
Kirghiz text transcribed with the assistance of Ishembi Obolbekov 
Turcologica, Band 59 
2006. XVIII, 155 pages, 4 ill., 1 Audio CD, pb 
ISBN 978-3-447-05138-5 
EUR 68.00 /sFr 116.00 /US D ca. 90,00 

The Semetey of Kenje Kara is a multi-disciplinary performance edition 
of an early sound recording of Kirghiz (Central Asian Turkic) oral 
epic poetry by the bard Kenje Kara. The core of the work consists of a 
combined musical and verbal transcription of the sung poem together 
with facing-page text and English translation, plus a copy of the 
original wax-cylinder phonogram on compact disc. The phonogram, made 
in 1903, is one of the oldest acoustic records of an oral epic 
performance in existence. It is also the oldest sound sample of 
Kirghiz language and music; few comparable recordings of such date 
exist from any location or ethnic group in Central Asia. Surviving 
written information and drawings illuminate aspects of the recording 
session and make the phonogram a remarkably well-rounded early 
document of an oral performance. The episode of the epic Semetey 
narrated by Kenje Kara is widely attested by earlier and later bards, 
which makes comparative study possible. Altogether, the Kenje Kara 
Semetey phonogram offers a unique opportunity to carry out holistic 
study of an early oral performance. The present edition addresses all 
these claims to scholarly attention together for the first time. 

For orders and to see the contents: 
http://www.harrassowitz-verlag.de/pcgi/a.cgi?T=1168538065&ID=0293x8525
003x31624x-215&ausgabe=detail&alayout=489&aref=3356

or contact your international bookseller

PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, 10 January 2007, is online

Posted by: Svante Cornell <svante.cornell(a)eurasia.uu.se>
Posted: 12 Jan 2007


PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, 10 January 2007, is online


Highlights: This Analyst issue features two articles on post-Niyazov 
Turkmenistan. Slavomir Horak analyzes the succession itself and 
prospects for political development, while Christopher Boucek 
discusses the implications for energy security. In addition, Stephen 
Blank examines Baku's dilemma in dealing with the Iranian conflict 
with the West, while Peterson and Ziyadov study Georgia's and 
Azerbaijan's energy dispute with Moscow.

Note: New Silk Road Papers Published: 

"The Wider Black Sea Region: An Emerging Hub In European Security"
By Svante Cornell, Anna Jonsson, Niklas Nilsson, and Per Häggström, 
120 pages. Download at:
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/Silkroadpapers/0612Blacksea_P.pdf

"The North Korean Nuclear Test And Its Implications"
By Liu Lin, 40 pages. Download at:
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/Silkroadpapers/2006/LiuLin%20F
inal061204.pdf

"The Politicization Of Islam In Azerbaijan"
By Svante E. Cornell, 75 pages. Download at:
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/Silkroadpapers/0610Azer.pdf 

The 10 January issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst (Volume 9, 
no. 1) is now online at http://www.cacianalyst.org. The PDF version of 
the entire issue of the 1

November CACI Analyst is available at: 
http://www.cacianalyst.org/issues/20070110Analyst.pdf

Full contents:

Turkmenistan's Succession: Welcome To Berdymuhammedov's World
Slavomir Horak
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4642

Energy Security Implications Of Post-Niyazov Turkmenistan
Christopher Boucek
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4643

Walking A Tightrope: Azerbaijan And The Politics Of Iranian Nuclear Weapons
Stephen Blank
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4644

Azerbaijan And Georgia: Playing Russian Roulette With Moscow
Alexandros Petersen and Taleh Ziyadov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4645

Field Reports

Transportation Infrastructure, Price Equalisation And The Spread Of 
Coercive State Elements In Northwest Afghanistan
Bobby Anderson
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4646

Kazakhstan Places Accent On Economic Cooperation With Turkey
Marat Yermukanov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4647

The Rose Revolution: An Abkhazian Perspective
George Welton
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4648

Georgian Government Hunts For Gas
Kakha Jibladze
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4649

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

The Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst is a bi-weekly publication of the 
Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program, a Joint 
Center affiliated with Johns Hopkins University-SAIS and Uppsala 
University, Sweden. 

The CACI Analyst welcomes submissions of articles and field reports. 
At this moment, we are particularly interested in submissions on 
development, 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./CFP- Central Asian Survey, Special Issue on Colony and Post-Colony

Posted by: Alexis Goodyear <Alexis.Goodyear(a)informa.com>
Posted: 11 Jan 2007


PUBL./CFP- Central Asian Survey, Special Issue on Colony and Post-Colony


Central Asian Survey
Published by Routledge

Call For Papers

Special Issue: Colony and Post-Colony: The Limits of Historical 
Imagination in Central Asia and the Caucasus

Guest editor: Adeeb Khalid

Since the independence of former Soviet republics of Central Asia and 
the Caucasus, scholars of the region have had unprecedented access to 
new archival material and oral histories. A new generation of scholars 
has been grappling with understanding the Soviet legacy in Central 
Asia and the Caucasus and the specificities of Soviet modernization 
and its effects. These scholars are mapping out a variety of 
approaches, some drawing inspiration from post-colonial theory, others 
taking broader comparative perspectives to modernization and social 
change, but all increasingly sensitive the complex interactions 
between local populations and elites of the republics and the Soviet 
centre. The aim of this special issue is to bring together 
theoretically informed and conceptually self-aware contributions from 
scholars working on diverse aspects of Soviet interventions in the 
economic, social and cultural life of Central Asia and the Caucasus, 
with a view to making the emerging debates and perspectives more 
easily accessible to students of the region.

Send your abstracts (500 words maximum) to CASurvey(a)soas.ac.uk by 
March 9, 2007. These should include details of your affiliation, main 
purpose and data sources of your study and its central conclusions.  
We hope to publish the issue in early 2008, and final versions of the 
papers selected will be due in September 2007.
 
Visit: http://www.informaworld.com/CCAS for more information about this journal

PUBL.- Abazov, Rafis. The Culture and Customs of the Central Asian Republics

Posted by: Rafis Abazov <polra99(a)hotmail.com>
Posted: 11 Jan 2007


PUBL.- Abazov, Rafis. The Culture and Customs of the Central Asian Republics


PUBL.- Abazov, Rafis. The Culture and Customs of the Central Asian 
Republics. Westport, Connecticut and London, Greenwood Press, 2007. 
360 pp., Map, 30 illustrations. ISBN: 0-313-33656-3

Modern Central Asian culture represents a rich heritage of the 
glorious Persian and Turkic civilizations and the legacy of the mighty 
nomadic empires - from the Scythians to the Mongols. Its oriental 
bazaars still bear the cultural imprint of the great Silk Road that 
ran through the region for nearly for 2,000 years. Present-day 
handicrafts and the lifestyle of the last pastoral nomads of the 
Eurasian continent are intertwined with ancient customs and traditions 
that even now remain unspoiled by mass tourism and globalization. 
Famous presently for its huge oil and gas reserves and close proximity 
to hot spots in world politics, Central Asia has undergone rapid and 
fundamental changes, asserting its independence and its place in the 
international arena. Yet, Central Asian culture remains relatively 
unknown to the West.

The Culture and Customs of the Central Asian Republics provides a 
concise yet thorough overview of the region. The book is greatly 
enriched by Rafis Abazov's insider knowledge of dynamic changes in the 
post-independence era. Its complex cultural heritage is shown in its 
appalling extremes. Historically, the region was on par with the most 
vibrant and advanced civilizations of the Middle East, South Asia and 
China. Eventually it fell far behind due to internal turmoil and 
savage wars, and was ultimately colonized by the Russian Empire. 
Central Asia gave the world some of the most progressive and 
influential Muslim scholars and spiritual leaders, such as Avicenna, 
Al Farabi, Al Bukhari, Naqhshbandi and many others; yet, at the same 
time it harbored some of the most conservative views and customs. Its 
distinct architectural landscape coexists with tedious blocks of 
modern cheap architecture. Some metropolitan areas are rapidly moving 
towards developed countries conditions, where creative writers, 
actors, painters and composers find inspiration in indigenous artistic 
traditions and experiment with modern forms. In the meantime some 
rural areas are falling behind with living conditions comparable with 
those in the worst developing countries.

Coverage includes thoughts and religions, folklore, literature, media, 
cinema, performing and visual arts, gender and marriage, festival and 
social customs. Evocative photos, a map, a chronology, and a glossary 
compliment the text; and the selected bibliography (resource guide) 
provides a resource for curious readers to conduct further studies. 
This is the best source for students and general readers to gain 
extensive insight into the "jewel of Eurasia."

Author:
Rafis Abazov is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Harriman 
Institute of Columbia University, New York. He is the author of four 
books including Historical Dictionary of Kyrgyzstan and Historical 
Dictionary of Turkmenistan.

PUBL.- Articles Analyzing Politics in Kyrgyzstan, Institute for Public Policy

Posted by: Shairbek Juraev <shairbek(a)ipp.kg>
Posted: 11 Jan 2007


PUBL.- Articles Analyzing Politics in Kyrgyzstan, Institute for Public Policy


The following are the latest articles of the Institute for Public 
Policy, Kyrgyzstan (December 08, 2006-January 08, 2007), appearing on 
theInstitute's website:

"Political Parties in Kyrgyzstan: What if Elections Were Held Tomorrow?"
Tamerlan Ibraimov
 
"Management of Water Resources in Kyrgyzstan"
Roundtable summary

"Kyrgyz Crossword"
Bakyt Beshimov

"The Parliament's dissolution will make the President more vulnerable."
Interview with Muratbek Imanaliev

Expert Discussion on Tripartism
Roundtable summary

Recommendations of the IPP for the Structure of the Government and 
Apparatus of the Prime Minister

"The SCO as a Project for a Zone of Mutual Responsibility and Development"
Muratbek Imanaliev


The Institute for Public Policy is pleased to announce one-month long 
IPP Visiting Fellowship for political science researchers and analysts 
focusing on Kyrgyzstan. For more, click 
http://ipp.kg/en/analysis/345-5-12-2006 

All are available at http://www.ipp.kg 

Institute for Public Policy (IPP) is a Bishkek-based independent, 
non-partisan research and policy institution.  IPP's scope is to study 
and analyze relevant issues in the domains of politics, economy 
foreign relations and other areas.  The Institute is committed to 
promote participatory approach in establishing public policy; to 
strengthen expert analysis in order to achieve effective 
decision-making in matters of public policy and to create an 
independent platform for dialogue on public policy issues.

PUBL./CFP- Caucasus Journal of Social Sciences, Inaugural Edition, 2007

Posted by: Ken Goff <kenpgoff(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 4 Jan 2007


PUBL./CFP- Caucasus Journal of Social Sciences, Inaugural Edition, 2007


Call for Papers - Caucasus Journal of Social Sciences
Inaugural Edition, 2007
Deadline for Manuscripts: 30 June 2007
 
The Caucasus Journal of Social Sciences is a new peer reviewed 
interdisciplinary journal devoted to the pursuit of knowledge and 
continuing inquiry into the ways in which human communities form and 
work together. Papers deal with all aspects of social systems, from 
interpersonal to international. The goal is to create a top quality 
journal that reflects both a high degree of university scholarship and 
a concern for the human person in community. 
 
We accept articles based on congruence with the purpose of the 
Journal, importance of the contribution to existing literature, 
conceptual and written clarity, and sound methods. 
 
Manuscripts submitted to the Caucasus Journal of Social Sciences may 
not be published elsewhere except with written consent of the Journal. 
We accept only original papers (not published or accepted for 
publication elsewhere). If human subjects are used, include a 
statement to indicate institutional Internal Review Board (IRB) 
approval of the research. 
 
Instructions for Authors

 - Articles are 3,000 to 5,000 words, double-spaced with one-inch margins. 
 - Send an electronic copy (IBM format MS Word) via e-mail to the editor. 
 - You may send a disk in IBM format MS Word as a substitute for the e-mail. 
 - Include all citations in the text. List them alphabetically at the 
   end of the article in the References section. 
 - Use APA Publication Manual guidelines.  (For assistance, see 
   http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/)
 - Include contact information for each author (affiliation, address, 
   telephone, and e-mail address) and a short biographical sketch. 
 - Include a brief abstract, no longer than 60 words. 
 - Use English or Georgian with an abstract in each language and in Russian. 
 - Use 12-point Times New Roman for English versions; 12-point 
   AcadNusx for Georgian; and 12-point rus_courier for Russian. 
 - We welcome camera-ready graphics and photographs, PowerPoint files, 
   and .jpg files. 
 
Send manuscript with a cover letter to:
 
Ken Goff
Dean of the School of Languages, Georgian University of Social Sciences 
77 Kostava Street , V Building
Tbilisi 0175, Georgia (Republic)
Kenpgoff(a)gmail.com 
kgoff(a)guss.edu.ge
 
Web site: www.guss.edu.ge 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgian_University_of_Social_Sciences

PUBL.- Uzbek Islamic Debates Text, Dunwoody Press

Posted by: Cybil Harris <charris(a)mcneiltech.com>
Posted: 4 Jan 2007


PUBL.- Uzbek Islamic Debates Text, Dunwoody Press


Dunwoody Press has just published: Uzbek Islamic Debates: Texts, 
Translations, and Commentary by Alan J. Frank, Jahangir Mamatov

The text is divided as follows: Historical Introduction; Part I: 
Lectures of the Islamic Reformers, Part II: A Quasi-Official Response 
to Christian Missionaries; Part III: Political Polemics and Official 
Rebuttal; Part IV: Islamic Philosophical Thought and the Akromism 
Controversy; Part V: The Rhetoric of Exile and Insurgency; 
Bibliography; and Index.

PUBL.- Ethnic Discrimination & U.S. Refugee Resettlement: Meskhetian Turks

Posted by: Steve Swerdlow <steveswerdlow(a)gmail.com>
Posted: 2 Jan 2007


PUBL.- Ethnic Discrimination & U.S. Refugee Resettlement: Meskhetian Turks


The following article was recently published in the December 2006 
issue of the California Law Review (Vol. 94 CALIF. L. REV. No. 6), 
available for order through http://www.boalt.org/clr.  Also soon to be 
available on www.lexisnexis.com and www.westlaw.com or by contacting 
steveswerdlow(a)gmail.com

Understanding Post-Soviet Ethnic Discrimination and the Effective Use 
of U.S. Refugee Resettlement: The Case of the Meskhetian Turks

Abstract - Executive Summary
Following a mass deportation from Georgia, interethnic pogroms in 
Uzbekistan, and ethnic cleansing in Southern Russia, the resettlement 
of the Meskhetian Turks to the United States which began in 2004, 
represents the successful culmination of a struggle with a Soviet 
legacy of exile that denied them human rights, ethnic identity, and 
ancestral homeland for over six decades.  The choice of this 
transnational group for resettlement to the United States also 
reflects the renewal and re-shaping of the long-functioning and often 
under-utilized, U.S. refugee admissions program in the wake of its 
near shutdown after September 11, 2001.   At the intersection of human 
rights law, refugee policy, and area studies, this article focuses on 
the odyssey of the Meskhetian Turks to understand both the current 
state of minority rights in post-Soviet space and the potentials of 
U.S. refugee resettlement as a tool for their protection.

Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork in Russia, Georgia, and the United 
States between 2000 and 2005, and over 100 interviews conducted by the 
author in the Meskhetian community, the article endorses the 
proposition that an understanding of the case of the Meskhetian Turks 
provides valuable insights for protecting minority rights in 
post-Soviet space and effectively using the U.S. refugee admissions 
program.   As an organizing principle, this study examines the human 
rights dilemma and Meskhetian Turk resettlement program through the 
lens of the three classic "durable solutions" available to 
refugees-integration, repatriation, and third-country resettlement 
-developed y the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

Viewing the experience of the Meskhetian Turks against the search for 
these durable solutions allows for a structured evaluation of the 
decision to resettle them in the United States and provides a 
framework for determining the eligibility of future refugee groups. In 
a post-9/11 context, the case of the Meskhetian Turks serves as a 
strong illustration that the United States should expeditiously use 
the remedy of resettlement for those groups at the greatest risk of 
harm.  Specifically, the dire circumstances for ethnic minorities in 
post-Soviet space and the successful experience of newly resettled 
Meskhetian Turks in the United States should be cause to extend 
refugee eligibility to those ethnic groups similarly situated in the region.

Part I introduces the transnational identity of the Meskhetian Turks, 
an ethnic group virtually non-existent in America before 2004. Turning 
to a discussion of the forced statelessness endured by the Meskhetian 
Turks in Russia's Krasnodar region, Part II discusses the failure of 
integration as a durable solution. Part III demonstrates the 
shortfalls of relying on the post-Soviet republic of Georgia to 
facilitate repatriation of the Meskhetian Turks to their homeland, 
which lies in the southern region of the country. The issue of 
Meskhetian Turks' right of voluntary return illustrates how Georgia's 
unwillingness to comply with its international obligations further 
intensifies the dire situation of the Meskhetian Turks in Krasnodar.

Part IV endorses the solution of third-country resettlement and 
explores the core factors that led to the opening of a special refugee 
program for Meskhetian Turks in 2004, including the effort to 
revitalize U.S. refugee admissions in a post September 11th world. 
Based on the author's conversations with newly resettled Meskhetian 
Turks in the United States during 2004-2005, Part IV argues that 
resettlement to the United States is the most viable durable solution 
for this long-suffering population and a successful example of the 
U.S. refugee program.  However, unless the U.S. government and 
international community combine the refugee program with a robust 
human rights policy aimed at the Krasnodar region, resettlement will 
be at best an incomplete response for dealing with the legacy of 
xenophobia at the heart of the Meskhetian Turk crisis.  In the short 
run, to avoid creating a damaging precedent, the United States must 
insist that Russia live up to its human rights obligations by granting 
citizenship to stateless persons and cracking down on Cossacks.  In 
the long run, it must support the efforts of local NGOs to fight 
racism and xenophobia with education, human rights monitoring, and 
legal support.

In the meantime, those Meskhetian Turks who make the United States 
their new home are a living testament to the U.S. refugee resettlement 
program's potential to provide hope, brighter futures, and better 
lives.  Especially in post-9/11 context, it is crucially important to 
call attention to the case of the Meskhetian Turks as an example of 
U.S. support for a persecuted minority as well as a Muslim population. 
 Continuing to promote durable solutions and utilize resettlement for 
groups such as the Meskhetian Turks will help ensure the United States 
remains a leader in humanitarian affairs and human rights.

PUBL.- "Early Warning for Violence Prevention in KG" Bulletin Information

Posted by: Kristel Maasen <kristel.maasen(a)gmail.com>
Posted: 2 Jan 2007


PUBL.- "Early Warning for Violence Prevention in KG" Bulletin Information

Bulletin - Weekly bulletin on conflicts and violence prevention in Kyrgyzstan

The "Early warning for violence prevention" project of the Kyrgyz NGO 
Foundation for Tolerance International issues a Weekly Bulletin that 
contains analytical information about tensions and conflict with 
potential for violence in Kyrgyzstan, gathered by a nation-wide 
network of monitors. The bulletin also includes practical 
recommendations to conflicting sides and other stakeholders on 
non-violent problem resolution strategies. Further, it provides 
information on successful cases of conflict resolution by 
organizations and individuals. 

The information provided in the Bulletin targets government agencies, 
public figures and organizations committed to peaceful intervention 
into a conflict situation with the aim to transform or resolve it. By 
disseminating the Bulletin, the Early Warning Center attempts to 
supply information that enables stakeholders to timely undertake 
needed actions on conflict prevention/resolution. The bulletin is also 
used by researchers and international organizations working in Kyrgyzstan. 

Interested persons may freely subscribe by sending an email with 
language preference (English, Russian, Kyrgyz) to ewvp-list(a)jet.kg. 
Below you can find titles of analyses published earlier. Previously 
issued bulletins are available on www.fti.org.kg.

With best regards,
Early Warning Center 
Foundation for Tolerance International
Email: ewvp-fti(a)jet.kg 

Samples of analyses published between October 25 and December 19 
1. Weekly review (all issues)
2. Review of the main conflict events during the period from May 23 
   until October 24 (issue no. 43)
3. Planned action on November 2 by the movement "For reforms" from the 
   perspective of risk for violence (issue no.43, 44)
4. Regional factors of the criminal situation in Kyrgyzstan (issue no. 44)
5. Conflict between the opposition and state authorities from the 
   point of view of prevention of escalation and violence (issue no. 45, 46) 
6. Potential for violence in the conflict between the "For Reforms" 
   movement and the tandem of president K.Bakiev and prime-minister F.Kulov 
7. Rivalry between Uzbek national and cultural centres in Jalalabat 
   oblast on the issue of giving official status to the Uzbek language 
   (issue no. 46) 
8. Interethnic tensions between Arslanbob and Jaiterek villages: 
   updated information for interveners (issue no. 46, 47, 48)
9. Border tensions regarding Borbalyk checkpoint (Altyaryk rayon, 
   Uzbekistan) bordering with Kadamjay rayon (Kyrgyzstan) 
10. Measures on resolution of the conflict between bean producers and 
    buyers in Talas oblast (issue no. 47, 49)
11. Decision on construction of the by-pass road around Sokh enclave 
    of Uzbekistan (issue no. 49)
12. Border checkpoints of Batken oblast (Kyrgyzstan), Sogd oblast 
    (Tajikistan) and Fergana oblast (Uzbekistan) (issue no. 50)
13. Project information (all issues)

PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, 13 December 2006, is online

Posted by: Svante Cornell <svante.cornell(a)eurasia.uu.se>
Posted: 2 Jan 2007


PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, 13 December 2006, is online


Highlights: This Analyst issue features Regine Spector on 
anti-revolutionary toolkit and lessons learned by the Bakiev 
government to prevent a new revolution in Kyrgyzstan; Devdariani & 
Hancilova on reactions across the South Caucasus to renewed Russian 
pressures; Cohen & Irwing on the missing U.S. Black Sea Strategy; and 
Haoutiun Khachatrian on Russia's economic leverage in
Armenia.

In Field Reports, articles on the controversy of the Highly Indebted 
Poor Countries Initiative in Kyrgyzstan; Karzai's despair at the 
growing troubles in Afghanistan; burgeoning Kazakhstan-NATO relations; 
and the parallel elections in Georgia's breakaway territory of South Ossetia.

Note: New Silk Road Papers Published: 

"The Wider Black Sea Region: An Emerging Hub In European Security"
By Svante Cornell, Anna Jonsson, Niklas Nilsson, and Per Häggström, 120 pages.
Download at:
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/Silkroadpapers/0612Blacksea_P.pdf

"The North Korean Nuclear Test And Its Implications"
By Liu Lin, 40 pages. Download at:
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/Silkroadpapers/2006/LiuLin%20F
inal061204.pdf

"The Politicization Of Islam In Azerbaijan"
By Svante E. Cornell, 75 pages. Download at:
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/Silkroadpapers/0610Azer.pdf 

The 13 December issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst (Volume 8, 
no. 24) is now online at http://www.cacianalyst.org. The PDF version 
of the entire issue of the 1 November CACI Analyst is available at: 
http://www.cacianalyst.org/issues/20061213Analyst.pdf

Full contents:

The Anti-Revolutionary Toolkit
Regine A. Spector
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4634

Russia's Strong-Arm Policies Prompt Reaction In South Caucasus And 
Sway Brussels Opinion
Jaba Devdariani and Blanka Hancilova
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4635

Needed: A U.S. Black Sea Strategy
Ariel Cohen, Ph.D., and Conway Irwin
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4636

Russian Investments In Armenia: Economic Background And Political Impact
Haroutiun Khachatrian
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4637

Field Reports

Prospective Joining Of Hipc Provokes Fierce Debates In Kyrgyzstan
Erica Marat
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4638

Message Behind Karzai's Breaking Voice And Tearful Eyes
Muhammad Tahir
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4639

Kazakh Ministry Experts Give Cautious Welcome To Nato
Marat Yermukanov 
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4640

Dueling Banjos: Parallel Elections And Parallel Presidents In South Ossetia
Kakha Jibladze
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4641

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

The Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst is a bi-weekly publication of the 
Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program, a Joint 
Center affiliated with Johns Hopkins University-SAIS and Uppsala 
University, Sweden. 

The CACI Analyst welcomes submissions of articles and field reports. 
At this moment, we are particularly interested in submissions on 
development, 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.- Author Marianne Kamp Discusses Her Book on Uzbek Women on Jan. 11

Posted by: Marianne R Kamp <MKamp(a)uwyo.edu>
Posted: 2 Jan 2007


PUBL.- Author Marianne Kamp Discusses Her Book on Uzbek Women on Jan. 11


Author Marianne Kamp Discusses Her Book on Uzbek Women on Jan. 11

Author Marianne Kamp will explore the lives of Uzbek women before and 
after the Russian Revolution of 1917 in a lecture next month at the 
Library of Congress. 

Kamp will talk about her new book, "The New Woman in Uzbekistan: 
Islam, Modernity, and Unveiling Under Communism," at noon on Thursday, 
Jan. 11, in Room 119 in the Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St. 
S.E., Washington D.C.

The event, sponsored by the Library's John W. Kluge Center, is free 
and open to the public; no reservations are required. 

In her book, Kamp draws on oral histories and writings to reexamine 
the Soviet Hujum, the 1927 campaign in Soviet Central Asia to 
encourage mass unveiling as a path to social and intellectual 
liberation. Her examination of changing Uzbek ideas about women in the 
early 20th century reveals the complexities of a volatile time: why 
some Uzbek women chose to unveil, why many were forcibly unveiled, why 
a campaign for unveiling triggered massive violence against women, and 
how the national memory of this pivotal event remains contested today.

Kamp is assistant professor of history at the University of Wyoming in 
Laramie and a fellow at the Kluge Center at the Library of Congress.

Through a generous endowment from John W. Kluge, the Library of 
Congress established the Kluge Center in 2000 to bring together the 

world's best thinkers to stimulate, energize and distill wisdom from 
the Library's rich resources and to interact with policy-makers in 
Washington. For further information on the Kluge Center, visit 
www.loc.gov/kluge.

PUBL.- The China and Eurasia Forum (CEF) Quarterly, November 2006

Posted by: Nicklas Norling <nnorling(a)silkroadstudies.org>
Posted: 2 Jan 2007


PUBL.- The China and Eurasia Forum (CEF) Quarterly, November 2006 
 

The November 2006 issue of the CEF Quarterly is online at:
www.silkroadstudies.org/new/inside/publications/CEF_quarterly.htm
 
The PDF version of the entire issue is available at:
www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/CEF/Quarterly/November_2006.pdf
 
The CEF Quarterly is published by the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute 
& Silk Road Studies Program (Johns Hopkins University (SAIS)/Uppsala 
University) 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.
 
Full contents:
 
1. Kazakhstan and the United States in a Changed World, p.7
Evan A. Feigenbaum
Evan A. Feigenbaum is U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for 
South and Central Asian Affairs
www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/CEF/Quarterly/November_2006/Feigenbaum.pdf
           
2. The Logic Behind Sino-Iranian Cooperation, p.15
Ilan Berman 
Ilan Berman is Vice President for Policy at the American Foreign 
Policy Council in Washington, DC
www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/CEF/Quarterly/November_2006/Berman.pdf
 
3. NATO Battles the Taliban and Tests Its Future in Afghanistan, p.15
Julianne Smith 
Julianne Smith is Senior Fellow and Deputy Director at CSIS's 
International Security Program
www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/CEF/Quarterly/November_2006/Smith.pdf
 
4. Russia's Energy Leverage over China and the Sinopec-Rosneft Deal, p.31
Nicklas Norling
Nicklas Norling is Assistant Editor of the China and Eurasia Forum Quarterly 
www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/CEF/Quarterly/November_2006/Norling.pdf

5. Kyrgyzstan's Unfinished Revolution, p.39
Alisher Khamidov      
Alisher Khamidov is PhD Candidate at the School of Advanced 
International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University, United States.
www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/CEF/Quarterly/November_2006/Khamidov.pdf

 
6. Pakistan's Kashmir Policy, p.45
Lt. Gen. Talat Masood 
Lt. General Talat Masood served in the Pakistani Army for 39 years, 
retiring in 1990 as Secretary for Defence Production in the Ministry 
of Defence.
www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/CEF/Quarterly/November_2006/Masood.pdf

7. Pakistan and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, p.51
Rizwan Zeb 
Rizwan Zeb is Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professor in Politics at the 
Institute for Advanced Studies and Charles Wallace Visiting Fellow at 
the Governance Research Center, Department of Politics, University of 
Bristol, UK.
www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/CEF/Quarterly/November_2006/Zeb.pdf

8. Central Asia and China's Energy Security, p.61
Xuanli Liao 
Xuanli Liao is Lecturer in International Relations and Energy Security 
at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law & Policy (CEPMLP), 
University of Dundee, Scotland.
www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/CEF/Quarterly/November_2006/Liao.pdf

9. Recreating the Silk Road: The Challenge of Overcoming Transaction 
Costs, p.71
Alan Lee Boyer 
Alan Lee Boyer is a Military Professor at the U.S. Naval War College 
in Newport, RI, in the U.S.
www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/CEF/Quarterly/November_2006/Boyer.pdf

 
10. The Ecology of Strategic Interests: China's Quest for Energy 
Security from the Indian Ocean and the South China Sea to the Caspian 
Sea Basin, p.97
Tarique Niazi 
Tarique Niazi teaches Environmental Sociology at the University of 
Wisconsin, Eau Claire, U.S..
www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/CEF/Quarterly/November_2006/Niazi.pdf

11. The Energy Security in Central Eurasia: the Geopolitical 
Implications to China's Energy Strategy, p.117
Guo Xuetang 
Guo Xuetang is Associate Professor and Deputy Director of the 
Institute of International Politics at Tongji University, China.
www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/CEF/Quarterly/November_2006/Guo.pdf

12. China's Central Asia Policy in Recent Times, p.139
Ramakant Dwivedi 
Ramakant Dwivedi is Associate Fellow at Institute for Defence Studies 
and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi, India.
www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/CEF/Quarterly/November_2006/Dwivedi.pdf

13. Politico-military Developments in Central Asia and Emerging 
Strategic Equations, p.161
Vinod Anand 
Brig. (retd) Vinod Anand is a Senior Fellow with the United Service 
Institute of India-Centre for Strategic Studies and Simulation.
www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/CEF/Quarterly/November_2006/Anand.pdf
 
The journal and individual articles can also be downloaded from our webpage:
www.silkroadstudies.org/new/inside/publications/CEF_quarterly.htm
 
Subscription inquiries and requests for hard copies should be 
addressed to:  The China and Eurasia Forum, The Central Asia-Caucasus 
Institute, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies,
1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20036, United States  or 
The China and Eurasia Forum, The Silk Road Studies Program, Uppsala 
University, Box 514, SE-751 20 Uppsala, Sweden. E-mail:
nnorling(a)silkroadstudies.org or call +46 - 18 - 471 71 16.

PUBL.- JAIS vol. 6 (2005-6)

Posted by: Joseph N. Bell <joseph.bell(a)msk.uib.no>
Posted: 18 Dec 2006


PUBL.- JAIS vol. 6 (2005-6)


The following two articles have been posted in JAIS vol. 6 (2005-6):

<http://www.uib.no/jais/v006/ali1PP.pdf>Samer Mahdy Ali. 
<http://www.uib.no/jais/v006/ali1PP.pdf>Singing Samarra (861-956): 
Poetry and the Burgeoning of Historiography upon the Death of 
al-Mutawakkil.(Adobe Acrobat 7.0 PDF file, 215 kB, pp. 1-23). 
<http://www.uib.no/jais/v006ht/06-001-023Ali1PP.htm>HTML Unicode version.

Abstract: Historiography on the patricide/regicide of the Caliph 
al-Mutawakkil (d. 861) developed from a stage of simple description to 
a burgeoning of mytho-historical narrative. It would appear that what 
began as a palace scandal-profaning to a putatively sacral community 
already torn by civil war-developed into a redemptive tragedy with 
perennial appeal. In a patronage society governed by loyalty to one's 
patron or father, this transformation should count as nothing less 
than conspicuous. This article examines the role of a major Abbasid 
poet, al-Bu tur (d. 897), in shaping public perception by cultivating 
genuine sympathy for the Abbasids and planting the seeds of questions 
that would be addressed in historical narratives. In particular, I 
discuss the importance of literary salons or gatherings as a social 
institution where poetry and historical narratives were recited orally 
as a means of transmitting knowledge to future generations. These 
gatherings provide a likely forum where mythic questions of poetry 
could inspire narrative.

<http://www.uib.no/jais/v006/barLev1PP.pdf>Zev 
bar-Lev.<http://www.uib.no/jais/v006/barLev1PP.pdf> Arabic Key 
Consonants. (Adobe Acrobat 7.0 PDF file, 328 kB, pp. 24-63). 
<http://www.uib.no/jais/v006ht/06-024-063barLev1.htm>HTML Unicode 
version to be posted later.
Abstract: This article outlines an approach to lexicon in Arabic 
linguistics, with special implications for teaching Arabic as a 
foreign language. Its basic insight is that individual initial 
consonants have their own meanings. On a theoretical level, this 
key-consonant system offers a pervasive theoretical insight about the 
structure of a lexicon, and the nature of lexical acquisition; and on 
a practical level, it offers a powerful key to learning vocabulary 
L2-which in turn may offer the best possible validation of the 
theoretical claim. It is here related to insights in linguistic theory 
on the submorpheme (and analogical modeling); in L2 learning, such 
submorphemes can help make learning of vocabulary easier, and 
sometimes even make it possible to guess the meanings of new roots in 
context. An additional implication for the history of Semitic 
linguistics is also drawn, proposing to bring back into Semitic 
linguistics a set of insights that had been "banished" from the 
mainstream with the advent of "scientific" Semitic grammar over a 
thousand years ago. On the other hand, we will draw a sharp 
distinction between the proposal and biconsonantal root theory, with 
which it might be confused on first impression.

PUBL.- JAIS last article, v. 5 (2003-4)

Posted by: Joseph N. Bell <joseph.bell(a)msk.uib.no>
Posted: 18 Dec 2006


PUBL.- JAIS last article, v. 5 (2003-4)


The final article of JAIS v. 5 (2003-4) has been posted:

<http://www.uib.no/jais/v005/Bashir1PP.pdf>Hassan 
Bashir.<http://www.uib.no/jais/v005/Bashir1PP.pdf> 

Iran and Political Modernisation in the Nineteenth Century: 
Parliamentarianism, Constitutionalism and Feminism in the Newspaper 
Sur-i Israfil (Adobe Acrobat 7.0 PDF file, 355 kB, pp. 124-147). HTML 
version to be posted later. Abstract: The Constitutional Revolution in 
Iran (1906-11) was of momentous significance for the evolution of 
various social and political concepts that were mainly rooted in 
Western ideologies. During the period of this revolution the face of 
Iran was changed. The flourishing of free and autonomous newspapers 
was one of the main features of the period. The contribution of these 
newspapers to the social and political development of Iran and the 
modernisation of the realm was more obvious than that of other factors 
that were changing the traditional society of the country at the 
beginning of the twentieth century. Sur-i Israfil, the most 
influential and independent newspaper of the time, played an essential 
part in the process of modernisation. This article attempts to examine 
the role of the newspaper by analysing relevant texts published in it 
during the period and identifying the elements they mediated that were 
important to the process of change.

PUBL.- Bulletin of the Asia Institute 16 (December, 2006)

Posted by: Carol Bromberg <bai34(a)comcast.net>
Posted: 18 Dec 2006


PUBL.- Bulletin of the Asia Institute 16 (December, 2006)


Bulletin of the Asia Institute 16 (December, 2006)

Assadullah Souren Melikian-Chirvani
The Shah-Name Echoes in Sikh Poetry and the Origins of the Nihangs Name

David Frendo
Cassius Dio and Herodian on the First Sasanian Offensive against the 
Eastern Provinces of the Roman Empire (229-232)

Assadullah Souren Melikian-Chirvani
The Iranian Painter, the Metaphorical Hermitage, and the Christian Princess

Martin Schwartz
How Zarathushtra Generated the Gathic Corpus: Inner-textual and 
Intertextual Composition

Mark B. Garrison
The Late Neo-Elamite Glyptic Style: A Perspective from Fars

D. T. Potts
An Ass for Ares

Henri-Paul Francfort
Images du combat contre le sanglier en Asie centrale (3-me au 1er 
millenaire av. J.-C.)

Jason Neelis
La Vieille Route Reconsidered: Alternative Paths for Early 
Transmission of Buddhism Beyond the Borderlands of South Asia

Robert L. Brown
The Feminization of the Sarnath Gupta-Period Buddha Images

Guitty Azarpay et al.
Analysis of Writing Materials in Middle Persian Documents

Reviews

Sims-Williams, ed., Indo-Iranian Languages and Peoples (Skjaervo)

Haerinck and Overlaet, Luristan Excavation Documents, Vol. 5, The Iron 
Age III Graveyard at War Kabud Pusht-i Kuh, Luristan (Muscarella)

Frye, Greater Iran: A 20th-Century Odyssey (Choksy)

Schorta, ed., Central Asian Textiles and Their Contexts in the Early 
Middle Age., Riggisberger Berichte 9 (Bromberg)

Briant and Boucharlat, L archeologie de l empire achemenide: Nouvelles 
recherches. Actes du colloque organise au College de France par le 
Reseau international d'etudes et de recherches achemenides (GDR 2538 
CNRS), 21-22 novembre 2003 (Dusinberre)

Orders: Contact the Editor, Carol Bromberg: bai34(a)comcast.net or bai34(a)aol.com.

PUBL.- Adeeb Khalid, Islam after Communism

Posted by: Lolita Guevarra <l_guevarra(a)ucpress.edu>
Posted: 18 Dec 2006


PUBL.- Adeeb Khalid, Islam after Communism


The University of California Press is pleased to announce the publication of:

Islam after Communism: Religion and Politics in Central Asia

Adeeb Khalid is Associate Professor of History at Carleton College.  
He is the author of _The Politics of Muslim Cultural Reform: Jadidism 
in Central Asia _(UC Press).

http://go.ucpress.edu/Khalid

"I know of no competing work that comes close to covering this 
material. Khalid's nuanced and sophisticated analysis offers superior 
treatment of the diversity of Muslim societies and the history of 
Islamic thought in Central Asia. America is heavily involved in this 
region, and this book is a powerful reminder of the possible costs of 
unthinking U.S. support of current regimes-it should be required 
reading for American politicians and concerned citizens."-Carl Ernst, 
author of _Following Muhammad: Rethinking Islam in the Contemporary World.

Adeeb Khalid combines insights from the study of both Islam and Soviet 
history in this sophisticated analysis of the ways that Muslim 
societies in Central Asia have been transformed by the Soviet presence 
in the region. Arguing that the utopian Bolshevik project of remaking 
the world featured a sustained assault on Islam that destroyed 
patterns of Islamic learning and thoroughly de-Islamized public life, 
Khalid demonstrates that Islam became synonymous with tradition and 
was subordinated to powerful ethnonational identities that 
crystallized during the Soviet period. He shows how this legacy 
endures today and how, for the vast majority of the population, a 
return to Islam means the recovery of traditions destroyed under Communism.

Full information about the book, including the table of contents, is 
available online: http://go.ucpress.edu/Khalid

PUBL.- Ab Imperio, Chorus of Nations: Constructing and Describing Group Unity

Posted by: Sergey Glebov <sglebov(a)smith.edu>
Posted: 8 Dec 2006


PUBL.- Ab Imperio, Chorus of Nations: Constructing & Describing Group Unity


Ab Imperio 3/2006 The Chorus of Nations: Constructing and Describing 
Group Unity (11/2006)

Methodology and Theory

Editors
    Searching for a Mode of Description of the Community of Solidarity 
of Civic Action and Collective Loyalty (Eng/Rus)

Serhy Yekelchyk
    The Body and National Myth: Motifs from the Ukrainian National 
Revival in the Nineteenth Century (Rus)

Serhy Yekelchyk
    On Transcontinental Travel and Postcolonial Imagination: A Look 
Back from 2006 on "The Body and National Myth" (Eng)

Peter van der Veer
    The Visceral and the Secular (Eng)

History

Irina Paert
    "Two or Twenty Million?" The Languages of Official Statistics and 
Religious Dissent in Imperial Russia (Eng)

Paul Werth
    The Head of Church, A Subject of the Emperor: The Armenian 
Catholicos at the Junction of the Internal and Foreign Politics of 
Empire, 1828-1914 (Rus)

Sergei Zhuk
    "A Separate Nation" of "Those Who Imitate Germans": Ukrainian 
Evangelical Peasants and Problems of Cultural Identification in the 
Ukrainian Provinces of Late Imperial Russia (Eng)

Constantine Bolenko
    "Russian Grandee, European Grand Seigneur, and Tatar Prince" N. B. 
Iusupov: On the Question of Self-Orientalization of Russian Nobility 
in the Last Third of the Eighteenth - First Third of the Nineteenth 
Century(Rus)

Chia Yin Hsu
    A Tale of Two Railroads: "Yellow Labor," Agrarian Colonization, 
and the Making of Russianness at the Far Eastern Frontier, 1890s-1910s (Eng)

 Archive

Diliara Usmanova
    "Vaisov God's Regiment of Muslim Old Believers": Languages of 
Confessional, Estate, Political, and National Resistance in Russian 
Empire (Rus)

 Documents

Sociology, Ethnology, Political Science

Mikhail Sokolov
    The New Right Intellectuals in Russia: Strategies of Legitimization (Rus)

Ekaterina Panova
    Students "Our" and "Alien": The Views of St. Petersburg Teachers 
on Ethnic Diversity and the Limits of Russianness  (Rus)

Oksana Morgunova
    Europeans, not Westerners: How the Dilemma "Russia vs. the West" 
is Represented in Russian Language Open Access Migrants' Forums 
(United Kingdom) (Eng)

Raisa Akif'eva, Anna Tolkacheva
    National and Regional Identity in the Discourse of St. Petersburg 
Official Press (Rus)

Newest Mythologies

Olga Khristoforova
    "Children of Nature", or the Ethnic Projects of Regional 
Television Stations (Rus)

Book Reviews

Andre Liebich
    Alexei Miller, Alfred J. Rieber (Eds.), Imperial Rule (Budapest: 
Central European University Press, 2004). 212 pp. Index. ISBN: 963-9241-98-9.

Paul du Quenoy
    John P. LeDonne, The Grand Strategy of the Russian Empire, 
1650-1831 (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2004). 261 
pp., ill. Bibliography, Index. ISBN: 0-19-516100-9.

Andrew Gentes
    Alexander Cooley, Logics of Hierarchy: The Organization of 
Empires, States, and Military Occupations (Ithaca, NY: Cornell 
University Press, 2005). 208 pp. Notes, Figures, Tables, Index. Index. 
ISBN: 0-8014-4386-5.

Maria Krisan'
    Andrzej Nowak (Red.), Rosja i Europa Wschodnia: "imperiologia" 
stosowana / Russia and Eastern Europe: Applied "Imperiology" (Kraków: 
Wydawnictwo Arcana, Instytut Historii PAN w Warszawie, 2006). 528 s. 
ISBN: 83-89243-58-X.

Marina Loskutova
    Cynthia Simmons, Nina Perlina (Eds.), Writing the Siege of 
Leningrad: Women's Diaries, Memoirs, and Documentary Prose 
(Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2002). 288 pp., 14 
ill. Index. ISBN: 0-8229-4183-X (hardback edition).

Marianna Mouravieva
    NESTOR: Ezhekvartal'nyi ezhednevnyi zhurnal istorii I kul'tury 
Rossii I Vostochnoi lokade leningrada v Rossii I za rubezhom. 
Istochniki, issledovaniia, istoriografiia / Ed. I. V. Lukoianov, issue 
ed. A. R. Dzeniskevich. 

Igor Martyniuk
    Michael Kellogg, The Russian Roots of Nazism: White Émigrés and 
the Making of National Socialism, 1917-1945 (Cambridge: Cambridge 
University Press, 2005). xiii+327 pp. (=New Studies in European 
History). Bibliography, Index. ISBN: 0-521-84512-2

Svetlana Smirnova
    Daniele Conversi (Ed.), Ethnonationalism in the Contemporary 
World: Walker Connor and the Study of Nationalism (London: Routledge, 
2004). 302 pp. ISBN: 0-415-26373-7 (paperback edition).

Theodor Weeks
    Ricarda Vulpius, Nationalisierung der Religion. 
Russifizierungspolitik und ukrainische Nationsbildung, 1860-1920 
(Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2005). 475 pp. (=Forschungen zur 
osteuropäischen Geschichte, Bd. 64). Maps, Bibliography, Index. ISBN: 3

Aleksei Miller
    Frank Grelka, Die Ukrainische Nationalbewegung unter deutscher 
Besatzungsherrschaft 1918 und 1941/42 (Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 
2005); Wendy Lower, Nazi Empire-Building and the Holocaust in Ukraine 
(Chapel Hill, North Carolina: The University of Nor

Nadieszda Kizenko
    Nikolai Mitrokhin. Russkaia Pravoslavnaia Tserkov': Sovremennoe 
sostoianie I problemy. Moscow: NLO, 2004.  647 p. ISBN: 5-86793-324-5.

Serhy Yekelchyk
    Evgeny Dobrenko and Eric Naiman (Eds.), The Landscape of 
Stalinism: The Art of Ideology of Soviet Space (Seattle, WA: 
University of Washington Press, 2003). xviii+315 pp., ill. Notes, 
Bibliography, Index. ISBN: 0-295-98333-7 (hardback edition).

Thomas Sanders
   A. V. Makushin, P. A. tribunskii. Pavel Nikolaevich Miliukov: Trudy 
i dni (1859 - 1904) / Riazan', 2001. 439 p. ISBN: 5-94473-001-3

Alexander Filiushkin
    Giovanna Siedina (Ed.), Mazepa e il suo tempo: Storia, cultura, 
società / Mazepa and His Time: History, Culture, Society (Alessandria: 
Edizioni dell'Orso). 2004. 594 pp. (=Slavica. Vol. 6). ISBN: 88-7694-806-6.

Anatol Shmelev
    Jamie Bisher, White Terror: Cossack Warlords of the Trans-Siberian 
(London: Routledge, 2005). 452 pp. Bibliography, Index. ISBN: 0-7146-5690-9.

Ludmila Novikova
    Grazhdanskaia voina na vostoke Rossii: Problemy istorii: 
Bakhrushinskie chteniia 2001 g. / Ed. By V. I. Shishkin. Novosibirsk: 
NGU, 2001. 178 p. ISBN: 5-94356-037-8.

Maksim Kirchanov
    Leonidas Donskis, Loyalty, Dissent and Betrayal: Modern Lithuania 
and East-Central European Imagination (Amsterdam: "Rodopi," 2005). 164 
pp. Bibliography, Index. ISBN: 90-420-1727-9.

PUBL.- Articles Analyzing Politics in Kyrgyzstan, Institute for Public Policy

Posted by: Shairbek Juraev <shairbek(a)gmail.com>
Posted: 6 Dec 2006


PUBL.- Articles Analyzing Politics in Kyrgyzstan, Institute for Public Policy


The following are the latest articles of the Institute for Public 
Policy, Kyrgyzstan (November 24-December 05), appearing on the 
Institute's website:

"The "Carrot and Stick" Policy of the HIPC"
Sheradil Baktygulov
 
"Who Governs the Marketplace? The Politics of Bazaars in Kyrgyzstan"
Regine A. Spector

"Control over water resources is a key element of the future power of
Kyrgyzstan"
Interview with Bazarbai Mambetov
 
"The Policy of Kyrgyzstan towards NATO: Effective Partnership or
Half-Hearted Friendship?"
Joomart Ormonbekov

All are available at http://www.ipp.kg 

Institute for Public Policy (IPP) is a Bishkek-based independent, 
non-partisan research and policy institution.  IPP's scope is to study 
and analyze relevant issues in the domains of politics, economy 
foreign relations and other areas.  The Institute is committed to 
promote participatory approach in establishing public policy; to 
strengthen expert analysis in order to achieve effective 
decision-making in matters of public policy and to create an 
independent platform for dialogue on public policy issues.

PUBL./CFP- Inner Asia

Posted by: Serguei Alex. Oushakine <oushakin(a)Princeton.EDU>
Posted: 1 Dec 2006


PUBL./CFP- Inner Asia

Inner Asia is an interdisciplinary, refereed journal, with emphasis
on the social sciences, humanities and cultural studies. It is
committed to supporting publication of original research at the
highest academic standards. Articles of several kinds are welcomed:
those introducing new materials, those engaging with issues of
current debate, those with a critical or theoretical focus, shorter
pieces of an ethnographic kind, and book reviews. We welcome
submissions from scholars of all countries and especially those whose
own background lies in Inner Asia. Subject of particular interest to
the journal are: cultural change, the rise of political and economic
nationalism, indigenous critiques of colonial paradigms, the
introduction of markets and changing concepts of property, the
re-emergence of religions, the negotiation of ethnicity and identity,
urbanisation and social geography, history of thoughts and current
intellectual debates, changes in languages and epistemology,
environmental adaptations and conservation, and history and
historiography in the socialist and post-socialist periods.

Contributors should bear in mind the following points when planning
an article for Inner Asia.

Originality

In general, Inner Asia does not accept material that is published
elsewhere, even if in different form, or material that has been
submitted for publication elsewhere. If in doubt, please consult the Editors.

Length 
One solid page of text in Inner Asia is currently about 500 words. An
ideal average length for an article in Inner Asia is 5000 words, the
maximum length for a longer article is about 10,000 words (including
captions, notes and references). There is no minimum size  The
Editors insist that contributions take into account the
multi-disciplinary readership (many of them not native speakers of
English). Please avoid technical or trendy jargon, and excessive
wordiness, which often exclude the reader.

Please follow the general layout of Inner Asia papers
heading
author
affiliation
abstract
keywords
main text
notes
references

Style
English spelling conventions are used where possible. The Harvard
System should be used for text referencing, with as few repeats as
possible, quoting page numbers where possible: e.g. 'Smith  (1990:
122-3) says this
...' Bibliographies should be as short as possible, include no more
than all references cited in the text.

Referees
All contributions are sent to at least two referees. 

Procedure for submissions. 
Contributors should submit the paper in three paper copies (or via
e-mail, usually as an attachment (but a hard copy will be required if
there are unusual characters or electronically generated figures),
including figures and tables for consideration and refereeing.. If
accepted, the Editors may ask for changes, and you are then asked to
submit a final, corrected hard copy, plus artwork, together with an
electronic version either on disc (marked clearly with name and
format or by e-mail attachment). Please always keep a copy of the
most up-to-date version yourself.  Send papers as a double spaced
word document with all figures as separate files as tiff, eps or jpg.
 - Provide captions for all figures  
 - Tables to be as simple as possible using tabs rather than columns.
 - Provide a full list of captions
 - Notes should be endnotes
 - Indent paragraphs - no extra space between
 - Use single quotation marks
 - Indent quotations over 50 words as a separate paragraph

Illustrations 
Please provide finished illustrations, and obtain permission to use
them (and provide acknowledgement in the caption). Number all
illustrations, in a single series, called FIGURES. Please leave
captions off the artwork, and send them as part of your text for
typesetting. Send the illustration files by e-mail or on a floppy
disc with notice of the program used, together with a print-out so we
can see how the illustrations ought to look. If submitting
illustrations as hard copy, please send line figures either in
full-size for us to reduce, or as sharp bromide prints already
reduced,; send photographs as good-sized prints or as 35 mm (or
larger) transparencies. 

Copyright & offprints
Contributors are expected to assign copyright to the publisher,
Global Oriental; though they remain free to use material in
subsequent publications written or edited by themselves provided
INNER ASIA is acknowledged as the original place of publication.

Please send all correspondence to:
Inner Asia
c/o Mongolia & Inner Asia Studies Unit
17 Mill Lane
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Electronic submissions to:
eaup2(a)cam.ac.uk

PUBL./CFP- Borat: Eurasia, American Culture, and Slavic Studies

Posted by: Slavic Review <slavic-review(a)ad.uiuc.edu>
Posted: 1 Dec 2006


PUBL./CFP- Borat: Eurasia, American Culture, and Slavic Studies


Call for Papers: 

Few recent works of literature or film have made Eurasia as central 
and, perhaps, as flagrantly irrelevant to the American experience as 
Sacha Baron Cohen's hit film, Borat.  In many respects this movie 
touches on key aspects of our discipline and expertise, and it also 
marks the distance that "Eurasia" has traveled in the American 
mentality since the appearance of other epoch-defining films (From 
Russia With Love, Doctor Zhivago, The Manchurian Candidate). Slavic 
Review invites its readers to submit contributions for a cluster of 
scholarly essays on Borat. Contributions may use the methodologies of 
any discipline so long as they relate in some substantial way to Borat 
and to interaction between Eurasia and the West. Length should not 
exceed 5000 words. Contributions will be peer reviewed and must be 
received by the end of March 2007. If you have questions, please 
contact the editor, Mark Steinberg, at slavrev(a)uiuc.edu.

PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, 29 November 2006, is Online

Posted by: Svante Cornell <svante.cornell(a)eurasia.uu.se>
Posted: 30 Nov 2006


PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, 29 November 2006, is Online


Highlights: This Analyst issue starts off with an article by Ryan 
Kennedy on Kazakhstan's U-Turn regarding Borat the comedian; Kevin 
Leahy on complications in Kadyrov's regional role in the North 
Caucasus; Alman Mir-Ismail on the boomeranging effect of the closure 
of Azerbaijan's ANS channel; and Richard Weitz on the Central Asian 
Nuclear Weapons Free Zone after Kim's bomb. In Field

Reports, articles on a new bridge connecting the divided Pamirs; 
Georgia's attempts to diversify gas supplies; Kyrgyz-Uzbek friendship; 
and NATO in Afghanistan.

Note: New Silk Road Papers Published: 

"The Politicization Of Islam In Azerbaijan"
By Svante E. Cornell, 75 pages. Download at:
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/Silkroadpapers/0610Azer.pdf

"The State-Crime Nexus In Central Asia: State Weakness, Organized 
Crime And Corruption In Kyrgyzstan And Tajikistan"
By Erica Marat, 138 pages. Download at:
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/Silkroadpapers/0610EMarat.pdf

"Minorities And The State In The South Caucasus: Assessing The 
Protection Of National Minorities In Georgia And Azerbaijan"
By Johanna Popjanevski, 85pp. Download at:
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/Silkroadpapers/0609Popjanevski.pdf
 
The 29 November issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst (Volume 8, 
no. 23) is now online at http://www.cacianalyst.org. The PDF version 
of the entire issue of the 29 November CACI Analyst is available at:  
http://www.cacianalyst.org/issues/20061129Analyst.pdf

Full contents:

Analytical Articles:

Kazakhstan Learns To Love Borat
Ryan Kennedy
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4596

Kadyrov As Russia's Regional Gendarme: A Boon For Chechnya's Rebel Movement?
Kevin Daniel Leahy
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4597

The Boomerang Effect Of Ans Tv's Closure
Alman Mir Ismail
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4598

The Central Asian Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone After KOREA 
Richard Weitz
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4599

Field Reports

A New Bridge On Panj River Connecting Tajikistan And Afghanistan
Sultanbek Aksakolov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4600

Georgia Plans For Alternate Gas Supplies To Escape Gazprom's Price Hike
Kakha Jibladze 
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4601

New Winds Of Friendship Between Bishkek And Tashkent
Joldosh Osmonov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4602

NATO's Unfamiliar Role, Afghanistan's Familiar Situation 
Simon Roughneen
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4603

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

The Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst is a bi-weekly publication of the 
Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program, a Joint 
Center affiliated with Johns Hopkins University-SAIS and Uppsala 
University, Sweden. 

The CACI Analyst welcomes submissions of articles and field reports. 
At this moment, we are particularly interested in submissions on 
development, 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.- UNODC's Drug Abuse in Central Asia Repor

Posted by: Kamran Niaz <Kamran.NIAZ(a)unodc.org>
Posted: 27 Nov 2006


PUBL.- UNODC's Drug Abuse in Central Asia Reports


UNODC/Regional Office for Central Asia recently issued its report on 
"Drug Abuse in Central Asia - Trends in Treatment Demand 2003 - 2005" 
(link below). This report essentially presents analysis of the 
information on the socio-demographic profile, patterns and trends of 
drug abuse, injecting risk behaviours and prevalence of HIV and HCV 
among drug users treated in the drug treatment facilities reporting 
this information from selected cities in Kazakhstan (Pavlodar), 
Kyrgyzstan (Bishkek and Osh), Tajikistan (Dushanbe and Kurgantube) and 
Uzbekistan (Tashkent). The report also recommends steps for future 
action to improve treatment demand as one of the indicators of drug 
abuse as well as to improve the service delivery of drug treatment 
programmes in the region. 

http://www.unodc.org/pdf/uzbekistan/TDI_Trends_CA.pdf (English version) 

http://www.unodc.org/pdf/uzbekistan/TDI_Trends_CA_Rus.pdf (Russian) 

PUBL.- Next Steps in Forging a Euroatlantic Strategy for the Wider Black Sea

Posted by: Farid Guliyev <fareedaz(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 27 Nov 2006


PUBL.- Next Steps in Forging a Euroatlantic Strategy for the Wider Black Sea


Next Steps in Forging a Euroatlantic Strategy for the Wider Black Sea
Ronald D. Asmus 
11/20/2006
 
In advance of the Riga conference "Transforming NATO in a New Global 
Era," the German Marshall Fund, together with its co-hosts the Latvian 
Atlantic Treaty Organization (LATO) and the Commission of Strategic 
Analysis, GMF is using this opportunity to launch the book Next Steps 
in Forging a Euroatlantic Strategy for the Wider Black Sea:
 
http://www.gmfus.org/doc/BSBook.pdf
 
Next Steps in Forging a Euroatlantic Strategy for the Wider Black Sea, 
edited by Ronald Asmus with a forward by Javier Solana, attempts to 
outline what and presents concrete ideas of what a content of a more 
ambitious and forward leaning strategy for the Black Sea could and 
should look like strategy could and should be. The book consists of 
contributions from a number of expert authors from the United States, 
European Union and the region.

PUBL.- New Journal: Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema

Posted by: Serguei Alex. Oushakine <oushakin(a)Princeton.EDU>
Posted: 27 Nov 2006


PUBL.- New Journal: Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema


http://www.intellectbooks.co.uk/journals.php?issn=17503132

Use the following address for all correspondence: SRSC(a)intellectbooks.com

Studies in Russian & Soviet Cinema 

Studies in Russian and Soviet Cinema (SRSC) is a refereed journal that 
will be launched in 2007, with issue 1 to be published in November 
2006 as a free sample copy. The journal will thereafter appear three 
times per year. 

Studies in Russian & Soviet Cinema is devoted to Russian Cinema - 
pre-revolutionary, Soviet and post-Soviet; to its aesthetic 
development, and to its role between ideology and industry.

Editor
Birgit Beumers University of Bristol, UK

Co-editors:
Nancy Condee, Vladimir Padunov

Editorial Board

Tony Anemone (William & Mary), Richard Stites (Washington DC),  Naum 
Kleiman (Moscow), Vance Kepley (Wisconsin), Emma Widdis (Cambridge), 
David MacFadyen (California), Josephine Woll (Washington), Evgenii 
Margolit (Moscow), Denise Youngblood (Vermont), Natalia Nousinova (Moscow). 

Advisory Board

Francois Albera (U of Lausanne), Katerina Clark (U of Yale), Julian 
Graffy (UCL London), Hans Guenther (U of Bielefeld), Anna Lawton 
(Georgetown U, Washington), Maya Turovskaya (Moscow-Munich).

Call for Submissions

SRSC invites contributions that constitute original research. The 
journal seeks to promote research from experienced and established 
researchers as well as to encourage researchers new to the field.
 
SRSC aims to publish:

 - articles on the history of Russian cinema (pre-revolutionary,
   Soviet, and post-Soviet)
 - articles examining aspects of cultural production
 - articles on individual actors, directors, and producers
 - articles on specific films
 - articles exploring the Western reception of Russian cinema
 - translations of archival documents on Russian cinema
 - analyses of archival materials
 - book reviews of publications on Russian cinema

Submission Details

Articles should be between 5,000-6,000 words long, but in exceptional 
cases longer pieces of up to 10,000 words will also be considered. 
Submissions should be sent by email as attachment in (doc or rtf file) 
to the journal's mailbox (SRSC(a)intellectbooks.com), which should also 
be used for all correspondence.

PUBL.- Book Discussion, "At the Dawn of the Cold War," Nov. 28, Washington

Posted by: Mark Kramer <mkramer(a)fas.harvard.edu>, Christian Ostermann
Posted: 22 Nov 2006


PUBL.- Book Discussion, "At the Dawn of the Cold War," Nov. 28, Washington

<coldwar(a)wilsoncenter.org>

The Cold War International History Project cordially invites you to a 
discussion of the new book:

At the Dawn of the Cold War: The Soviet-American Crisis over Iranian 
Azerbaijan, 1941-1946 (Harvard Cold War Studies Book Series)

Tuesday, 28 November 2006 (4:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m.)

with the author, Dr. Jamil Hasanli, Member of Parliament, Republic of 
Azerbaijan and comments from Malcolm Byrne, Director of Research, 
National Security Archive

5th Floor Conference Room
Woodrow Wilson Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW Washington, DC 20004

Reception and Booksigning to Follow

For half a century, the United States and the Soviet Union were in 
conflict. But how and where did the Cold War begin? Jamil Hasanli 
answers these intriguing questions in At the Dawn of the Cold War. He 
argues that the intergenerational crisis over Iranian Azerbaijan 
(1945-1946) was the first event that brought the Soviet Union to a 
confrontation with the United States and Britain after the period of 
cooperation between them during World War II. Based on top-secret 
archive materials from Soviet and Azerbaijani archives as well as 
documents from American, British, and Iranian sources, the book 
details Iranian Azerbaijan's independence movement, which was backed 
by the USSR, the Soviet struggle for oil in Iran, and the American and 
British reactions to these events. These events were the starting 
point of the longer historical period of unarmed conflict between the 
Soviets and the West that is now known as the Cold War. This book is a 
major contribution to our understanding of the Cold War and 
international politics following WWII.

Dr. Jamil Hasanli was born in 1952 in Azerbaijan. He graduated from 
Baku State University, receiving his Kandidat Nauk degree in 1984 and 
Doctorate in 1992. He has been working as Professor at Baku State 
University since 1992, where his general field of specialization is 
the History of International Relations. In 1992-1993 Dr. Hasanli 

served as Advisor to the President of Azerbaijan on Political Affairs. 
He was elected to the Parliament of the Republic of Azerbaijan twice 
(2000-2005; 2005-present). He is the author of 10 monographs and more 
than 100 articles in the field of History and International Relations. 
His works have been published in Azerbaijan, Iran, Russia, Turkey, the 
USA, and other countries. His main publications include Azerbaijan in 
the System of International Relations in 1918-1920, a series of books 
on Iranian Azerbaijan during the Cold War period, USSR-Turkey: Testing 
Ground of the Cold War, and others. Dr. Hasanli has revealed many 
documents with regard to the Cold War from the archives of Azerbaijan, 
Armenia, Georgia, and Russia for the first time in his field of 
research. His current research activities are focused on the Middle 
East during the Cold War period.

Malcolm Byrne, Deputy Director and Director of Research at the 
National Security Archive, currently directs the Openness in Russia 
and Eastern Europe Project, and the U.S.-Iran Relations Project, both 
of which promote 

PUBL.- Articles Analyzing Politics in Kyrgyzstan, Institute for Public Policy

Posted by: Shairbek Juraev shairbek(a)gmail.com
Posted: 22 Nov 2006


PUBL.- Articles Analyzing Politics in Kyrgyzstan, Institute for Public Policy


The following are the latest articles of the Institute for Public 
Policy, Kyrgyzstan (October 26 - November 08), appearing on the 
Institute's website:

Daily overview of events, November 9-21 
 
"Political and Legal Analysis of the Changes in the Constitution of 
the Kyrgyz Republic"
Gulnara Iskakova
 
"Reform of Inter-Budget Relations and the Tax System: Risks for the 
Budget of the Capital"
Andrey Filatov
 
Roundtable: "The New Constitution: Politics or Law?" 
Summary of the roundtable
 
"The Constitution Was Signed: Now It's Time to Change It"
Valentin Bogatyrev

"Constitution agreed, but is crisis over?"
IPP

All are available at http://www.ipp.kg 

Institute for Public Policy (IPP) is a Bishkek-based independent, 
non-partisan research and policy institution.  IPP's scope is to study 
and analyze relevant issues in the domains of politics, economy 
foreign relations and other areas.  The Institute is committed to 
promote participatory approach in establishing public policy; to 
strengthen expert analysis in order to achieve effective 
decision-making in matters of public policy and to create an 
independent platform for dialogue on public policy issues.

PUBL.- "Arms and Armor from Iran," by Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani

Posted by: Babak Rezvani <B.Rezvani(a)uva.nl>
Posted: 20 Nov 2006


PUBL.- "Arms and Armor from Iran," by Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani


"Arms and Armor from Iran. The Bronze Age to the Qajar Period" 
by Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani. 

The quality and beauty of historical, Iranian arms have been 
fascinating researchers and collectors of the whole world for many 
centuries. Until now, books and articles about this topic have been 
written rather seldom. "Arms and Armor from Iran "is the result of 
many years of research and presents the royal collections of ten 
Iranian museums from the Bronze Age until the Qajar Period, 1925. Many 
of the exhibits shown in this book cannot be regarded by the public 
and are shown in unique photographies for the very first time. This 
extensive book begins with the different methods of casting bronze 
weapons and explains the different types from the Northern Iranian 
areas (Gilan, Marlik, Amlash). Then, those from the South-Western 
areas are portrayed (Luristan, Meshkinshahr, Hasanlu). When the 
Indo-European immigrants came to the Iran, new weapon types were introduced.

Numerous pictures show valuable swords for example from the period of 
the Sassanids. The different classifications of the Wootz steal and 
its production are explained in detail, as well as different sorts of 
historical weapons are: Swords, lances, spears, daggers, knifes, bows 
or armors.

Dive into this fantastic world of gold, steal and the fascinating 
history of Iran.  We already have received orders from over 15 
countries for this exceptional book. This monumental and extraordinary 
book covers all aspects from archaeology, military history up to art 
history of Iranian Arms and Armor with detailed scientific texts and 
photos of artifacts, which have never been published before. It will 
be the standard publication in this field for years to come.

For more information please visit: 
http://www.arms-and-armor-from-iran.de 

You will find reviews under: 
http://www.arms-and-armor-from-iran.de/b05_publicity.html 

Book details: 
Arms and Armor from Iran 
Bronze Age to the Qajar Period 
Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani 
780 pages 
Over 2800 colored and over 600 black-and-white photographs 600 cross 
references 
30,5 cm x 27 cm 
Hardcover with jacket 

LEGAT Verlag 
Lessingweg 26, D-72076 Tübingen 
Telefon 0 70 73-30 24 49, Telefax 0 70 73 -30 24 51 
alexander.frank(a)legat-verlag.de http://www.legat-verlag.de 
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Verwaltungs- und Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH Amtsgericht Tübingen HRB 2537

Geschäftsführer: Heike Frank-Ostarhild, Alexander Frank, Erhard Gaß

PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, 15 November 2006, is online

Posted by: Svante Cornell <svante.cornell(a)eurasia.uu.se>
Posted: 17 Nov 2006


PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, 15 November 2006, is online


Highlights: This Analyst issue features Rafis Abazov on the collapse 
of public service and the troubles in Kyrgyzstan; Peter Laurens on the 
economic consequences for Georgia or Russia's economic warfare; Jaba 
Devdariani on changes in Georgia's political course following the 
recent spat; and Hooman Peimani on emerging Trans-Asian railroad 
networks. In Field Reports, articles on Uzbek-Kazakh talks on 
Kyrgyzstan; Rahmonov's re-election in Tajikistan; consequences for 
Armenia of Russian-Georgian tensions; and on President Aliyev's tour 
of Azerbaijan.

Note: New Silk Road Papers Published: 

"The State-Crime Nexus In Central Asia: State Weakness, Organized 
Crime And Corruption In Kyrgyzstan And Tajikistan"
By Erica Marat, 138 pages. Download at:
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/Silkroadpapers/0610EMarat.pdf

"Minorities And The State In The South Caucasus: Assessing The Protection Of
National Minorities In Georgia And Azerbaijan"
By Johanna Popjanevski, 85pp. Download at:
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/Silkroadpapers/0609Popjanevski.pdf
 

The 15 November issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst (Volume 8, 
no. 22) is now online at
http://www.cacianalyst.org. The PDF version of the entire issue of the 1
November CACI Analyst is available at: 
http://www.cacianalyst.org/issues/20061115Analyst.pdf

Full contents:

The Collapse Of Public Service And Kyrgyzstan's Endemic Instability
Rafis Abazov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4560

The Current Spat With Russia Has Georgia Under A Cloud-With A Silver 
Lining, Perhaps
Peter Laurens
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4561

Georgia Cuts Losses In A Harmful Russia Row
Jaba Devdariani
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4562

Trans-Asia Rail Network A Potential Benefit To Central Asian And 
Caucasian States
Hooman Peimani
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4563

Field Reports

Uzbek And Kazakh Leaders Prop Up Bakiyev's Regime
Marat Yermukanov 
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4564

Tajikistan: Rahmonov Reelected With A Landslide
Zoya Pylenko
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4565

Russian-Georgian Tension Raise Concerns In Armenia, But No Real Impact Yet
Haroutiun Khachatrian
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4566

President Tours The Country, Opposition Warns Of Election Campaign Pr
Fariz Ismailzade
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4567

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

The Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst is a bi-weekly publication of the 
Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program, a Joint 
Center affiliated with Johns Hopkins University-SAIS and Uppsala 
University, Sweden. 

The CACI Analyst welcomes submissions of articles and field reports. 
At this moment, we are particularly interested in submissions on 
development,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.- Nationalities Papers, November 2006 Issue

Posted by: Serguei Alex Oushakine <oushakin(a)Princeton.EDU>
Posted: 17 Nov 2006


PUBL.- Nationalities Papers, November 2006 Issue


Volume 34 Number 5/November 2006 of Nationalities Papers 

Regional Political Divisions in Ukraine in 1991-2006 p. 507	
Ivan Katchanovski

Redefining Religion: Uzbek Atheist Propaganda in Gorbachev-Era 
Uzbekistan p. 533	
Sarah Kendzior	

Competing Priorities, Ambiguous Loyalties: Challenges of Socioeconomic 
Adaptation and National Inclusion of the Interwar Bulgarian Refugees  p.
549	
Theodora Dragostinova	
 	
A Separate Moldovan Language? The Sociolinguistics of Moldova's Limba de
Stat p. 575
Matthew H. Ciscel	
 	
The Development and Institutionalization of Romani Representation and 
Administration. Part 3a: From National Organizations to International 
Umbrellas (1945-1970)-Romani Mobilization at the National Level p. 599	
Ilona Klímová-Alexander	
 	
Questioning the Hegemony of the Nation State in Belarus: Production of 
Intellectual Discourses as Production of Resources p. 623	
Alexander Pershai	
 	
Book Reviews p. 637

PUBL.- Call for Articles, PRSPs in Central Asia & South Caucasus

Posted by: <B.V.Babajanian(a)lse.ac.uk> 
Posted: 17 Nov 2006


PUBL.- Call for Articles, PRSPs in Central Asia & South Caucasus


Call for Articles
Central Asia and South Caucasus Social Development Network 
(CASC-Social) PRSPs in Central Asia and South Caucasus: Five Years On

The LSE Centre for Civil Society is pleased to announce a call for 
articles for the publication in the inaugural issue of the CASC-Social 
Newsletter in February 2007. CASC-Social was established in May 2006 
at the LSE Centre for Civil Society as a network of researchers and 
practitioners interested in social development issues in Central Asia 
and the South Caucasus (CASC). The first issue of the CASC-Social 
Newsletter will be devoted to the experiences with the Poverty 
Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs) in the CASC region. 

Most 'first generation' PRSPs in the CASC region are near completion, 
and 'second generation' PRSPs are being currently prepared. The first 
generation PRSPs represented an 'experiment', which can stimulate 
important policy processes and generate valuable experience and 
learning. The PRSPs in the CASC region have received relatively little 
attention from international scholars and development professionals. 
There is still a need to document and analyse the key achievements and 
challenges in developing, implementing and monitoring poverty 
reduction strategies in the region. Some of the issues that can be 
explored include the extent of the pro-poor orientation of national 
governments, civil society mobilisation and public participation in 
the design and implementation of policies, donor support and co-ordination,
implementation and monitoring procedures of poverty reduction 
strategies, as well as the design and conceptualisation of poverty in 
the PRSPs. 

You are invited to submit articles (maximum 800 words) with your 
analysis of any of these or other relevant issues in one or several 
countries of the CASC region. All submissions will be reviewed by the 
CASC-Social editorial board, and a selection of articles will be 
published in the inaugural issue of the CASC Newsletter in February 
2007. The deadline for submission is 20 January 2007. Articles/queries 
should be submitted to CASC-SOCIAL-ANNOUNCE-L(a)LISTSERV.LSE.AC.UK.

Please note that you will need to subscribe to the list in order to be 
able to submit articles and receive the newsletter. To subscribe to 
CASC-Social, send an email to 
CASC-SOCIAL-ANNOUNCE-L(a)LISTSERV.LSE.AC.UK with you full name, 
institutional affiliation and email address.

Guidelines for Submitting Short Articles:

Please include the following information in your submission:
 - Short summary of research methods
 - Main question (s) 
 - Implications for policy and practice

Presentation: Articles (max 800 words) should be Word processed and 
submitted as an email attachment. The text should be arranged in the 
following order of presentation. First sheet: title; subtitle (if 
any); author's name, affiliation, contact details (email preferable) 
at which you would like to be contacted by other members; and 
acknowledgements(if any). Respective affiliations and addresses of 
co-authors should be clearly indicated. Please specify in which 
capacity you were involved in the research/programme (e.g., academic 
researcher, development consultant, project/NGO staff, etc.). 
Subsequent sheets: main body of text; list of references and 
footnotes; appendices; tables (on separate sheets); captions to 
illustrations (on a separate sheet); illustrations.

General formatting: Submissions should not exceed 800 words, and 
should be written in good English. Articles that require substantial 
editing and formatting will not be published. The text should be one 
and one-half spaced and organised under appropriate section headings. 
All pages should be numbered. Please do not use underlines or bold for 
emphasis, always italics. Foreign words should be set in italics. 
Footnotes to the text should be confined to the minimum number 
necessary. Footnotes should be numbered sequentially as arabic numbers 
superior to the text in the appropriate positions in the text. 

References: References should use the Harvard system for published 
works, i.e. authors' name, date of publication, and page numbers if 
required, in brackets in the text (e.g.: 'Smith (1999, pp. 141-42)
suggested that ...'). Full details should then be provided in a 
section under the heading References at the end of the text, giving 
author's last name and initials, date of publication, title of book or 
journal article, place of publication and publisher. Titles of 
journals should be given in full.

PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, 15 November 2006, is online

Posted by: Svante Cornell <svante.cornell(a)eurasia.uu.se>
Posted: 17 Nov 2006


PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, 15 November 2006, is online


Highlights: This Analyst issue features Rafis Abazov on the collapse 
of public service and the troubles in Kyrgyzstan; Peter Laurens on the 
economic consequences for Georgia or Russia's economic warfare; Jaba 
Devdariani on changes in Georgia's political course following the 
recent spat; and Hooman Peimani on emerging Trans-Asian railroad 
networks. In Field Reports, articles on Uzbek-Kazakh talks on 
Kyrgyzstan; Rahmonov's re-election in Tajikistan; consequences for 
Armenia of Russian-Georgian tensions; and on President Aliyev's tour 
of Azerbaijan.

Note: New Silk Road Papers Published: 

"The State-Crime Nexus In Central Asia: State Weakness, Organized 
Crime And Corruption In Kyrgyzstan And Tajikistan"
By Erica Marat, 138 pages. Download at:
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/Silkroadpapers/0610EMarat.pdf

"Minorities And The State In The South Caucasus: Assessing The Protection Of
National Minorities In Georgia And Azerbaijan"
By Johanna Popjanevski, 85pp. Download at:
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/Silkroadpapers/0609Popjanevski.pdf
 

The 15 November issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst (Volume 8, 
no. 22) is now online at
http://www.cacianalyst.org. The PDF version of the entire issue of the 1
November CACI Analyst is available at: 
http://www.cacianalyst.org/issues/20061115Analyst.pdf

Full contents:

The Collapse Of Public Service And Kyrgyzstan's Endemic Instability
Rafis Abazov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4560

The Current Spat With Russia Has Georgia Under A Cloud-With A Silver 
Lining, Perhaps
Peter Laurens
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4561

Georgia Cuts Losses In A Harmful Russia Row
Jaba Devdariani
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4562

Trans-Asia Rail Network A Potential Benefit To Central Asian And 
Caucasian States
Hooman Peimani
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4563

Field Reports

Uzbek And Kazakh Leaders Prop Up Bakiyev's Regime
Marat Yermukanov 
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4564

Tajikistan: Rahmonov Reelected With A Landslide
Zoya Pylenko
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4565

Russian-Georgian Tension Raise Concerns In Armenia, But No Real Impact Yet
Haroutiun Khachatrian
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4566

President Tours The Country, Opposition Warns Of Election Campaign Pr
Fariz Ismailzade
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4567

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

The Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst is a bi-weekly publication of the 
Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program, a Joint 
Center affiliated with Johns Hopkins University-SAIS and Uppsala 
University, Sweden. 

The CACI Analyst welcomes submissions of articles and field reports. 
At this moment, we are particularly interested in submissions on 
development,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.- Introducing Steppe, Central Asia's First Glossy Cultural Magazine

Posted by: Summer Coish <summer(a)summercoish.com>
Posted: 14 Nov 2006


PUBL.- Introducing Steppe, Central Asia's First Glossy Cultural Magazine


Introducing Steppe- Central Asia's First Glossy Cultural Magazine

Subscriptions now available at: www.steppemagazine.com

Central Asia - one of the least known and understood regions of the 
world -is the perfect home for this autumn's hottest comedian - BORAT 
SAGDIEV. Perfect, because few people know much about Kazakhstan, or 
any of the 'stans that make up the region, which has allowed Borat to 
use his interviewees' ignorance to brilliant comic effect.

However, all that is about to change as November 2006 sees the 
publication of STEPPE MAGAZINE - the first ever glossy magazine 
devoted to the arts, culture, history, landscape and people of Central 
Asia (focusing on the five post-Soviet Central Asian states of 
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, plus 
Afghanistan and western China). By using both local and foreign 
scholars, journalists, writers and photographers, STEPPE celebrates 
the best features of the region. STEPPE looks at art and culture in 
their widest sense including architecture, archaeology, objects, 
interiors, textiles, people, landscape, history, music, cooking and 
more. In addition, STEPPE publishes up to date information on cultural 
events in the region, plus reviews of the latest books, films and 
international exhibitions highlighting Central Asia.

The final product is an engaging and informative magazine with 
beautiful visual images and in-depth editorial creating a timeless 
collection chronicling all things Central Asian. STEPPE is designed to 
become a leading international resource for accessible information on 
the region. Articles are likely to have a historical twist or follow 
in the footsteps of new discoveries in order to highlight the unusual. 
STEPPE aims to reach those parts of Central Asia that rarely get 
covered by other media.

So, in Issue I we bring you an exclusive interview with the wife and 
daughter of the last Emir of Bukhara, Emir Alim Khan, plus photos 
taken during the Emir's rule at the turn of the twentieth century 
which, thanks to digital technology, have recently been produced in 
startling technicolour; we review Colin Thubron's new book, Shadows of 
the Silk Road, that re-traces his travels in the region after the 
collapse of the Soviet Union; travel with the BBC's Central Asia 
correspondent to a small Russian frontier town on the edge of the 
world; learn how to cook mouth-watering Central Asian plov with 
renowned Iranian chef Najmieh Batmanglij; marvel at the architecture 
in Central Asia's largest public bathhouse in Almaty, Kazakhstan; stay 
at Kabul's first ever five-star hotel; learn about the best places to 
ski in Kazakhstan and Central Asia, including heli-skiing, 
cross-country skiing, where to find a vodka shot at the top of the 
slopes and tips on the best outdoor saunas; and enjoy a photo montage 
of the region's top ten bus stops.

Subscribe to STEPPE MAGAZINE and you will find yourself with a 
companion and a guide - a collectable, delectable source of 
information chronicling the culture, the history, the landscape and 
the people of a world slowly but surely stepping into global focus.

STEPPE is edited by Summer Coish and Lucy Kelaart, and is produced in 
the UK and issued twice a year. Subscriptions can be purchased online 
at www.steppemagazine.com and can be posted worldwide. STEPPE makes 
the ideal holiday gift for friends and family who might not familiar 
with the region where you work and/or study. Finally, STEPPE provides 
an answer to those constant requests to describe what Central Asia is 
really like.

If you are a journalist and are interested in reviewing STEPPE 
Magazine, please contact the Editors directly on:

Summer Coish: +7 701 449 2806 or summer(a)summercoish.com
Lucy Kelaart: +7 701 749 5186 or lucy(a)kelaart.com

STEPPE has been described as 'the most sophisticated magazine Central 
Asia has ever seen.' Don't miss your chance to open the door onto 

Central Asia: subscribe to STEPPE today! www.steppemagazine.com

Editors' Welcome

Kashgar lies where the maps in people's minds dissolve. This sentence 
from Colin Thubron's new book Shadow of the Silk Road could just as 
well apply to much of Central Asia today. Five of the seven countries 
in STEPPE MAGAZINE'S focus were formerly part of the Soviet Union, 
belonging to what seemed like an amorphous and indistinguishable mass 
of soviet socialist republics. Add to that the fact that these 
republics were only created by Stalin in the 1920s from a 
cross-section of erstwhile emirates and tribal lands, then the very 
fact that many people are blind to much of Central Asia becomes more 
comprehensible. It is historical interludes, not contemporary life, 
with which the vast majority of people are familiar: the Great Game, 
the Tatar hordes, Samarkand, Merv, Herat. Although these names 
resonate through time, Central Asia is much more than the sum of its 
romantic parts.

In this, the inaugural issue of STEPPE MAGAZINE, we want you to read, 
reflect, and look at Central Asia as if for the first time. We aim to 
showcase Central Asia today while also setting the region in its 
historical context. So, we bring you a remarkable set of colour 
photographs of the Emirate of Bukhara, which are nearly 100 years old. 
We marvel at the architecture in Central Asia's largest public 
bathhouse in Almaty, Kazakhstan, talk with Tajikistan's best-known 
jazz musician, dine with Brigid Keenan in London's only Silk Road 
restaurant and take you to Kabul's first-ever five-star hotel. We look 
at Central Asia's mountains from above with Yann Arthus-Bertrand and 
follow in Colin Thubron's footsteps through the Taklamakan Desert in 
Xinjiang. We show you the best places to ski in Central Asia and where 
to find our top ten favourite bus stops. Central Asia is not as far 
away as you think.

>From the little wooden house on the steppe, pictured on the front 
cover, evocative of America's great mid-westem plains, to the Central 
Asian art on show at the recent contemporary art biennales in Venice 
and Singapore, STEPPE introduces you to a region that is slowly but 
surely stepping into global focus. We will highlight the unusual and 
take you for a ride across a revised and modernised Silk Road. From 
the Bentleys parked outside Almaty's casinos to remote Pamiri villages 
where a yak is still the flashiest mode of transport, STEPPE will be 
your companion and your guide. Read STEPPE to discover a new Central 
Asian panorama.

PUBL.- Articles Analyzing Politics in Kyrgyzstan, Institute for Public Policy

Posted by: Shairbek Juraev <s.juraev(a)ipp.kg>
Posted: 13 Nov 2006


PUBL.- Articles Analyzing Politics in Kyrgyzstan, Institute for Public Policy


The following are the latest articles of the Institute for Public 
Policy, Kyrgyzstan (October 26 - November 08), appearing on the 
Institute's website:

Daily overview of events, November 2-7

"We are close to what is called a failed state"
Interview with Muratbek Imanaliev

"Tough Politics: On Water Management in Central Asia"
Valentin Bogatyrev

All are available at http://www.ipp.kg

The Institute for Public Policy making will organize a small workshop 
on writing policy briefs. All are welcome to apply to attend the
workshop, which will be held in English. The workshop will take place 
in a week of November 20-26, 2006, to be confirmed soon. For
information, please write to Shairbek Juraev at s.juraev(a)ipp.kg.

Institute for Public Policy (IPP) is a Bishkek-based independent,  
non-partisan research and policy institution.  IPP's scope is to study 
and analyze relevant issues in the domains of politics, economy 
foreign relations and other areas.  The Institute is committed to 
promote participatory approach in establishing public policy; to 
strengthen expert analysis in order to achieve effective 
decision-making in matters of public policy and to create an 
independent platform for dialogue on public policy issues.

PUBL.- Photobook on Central Asia

Posted by: Herwig Photo <christopher.herwig(a)gmail.com>
Posted: 13 Nov 2006


PUBL.- Photobook on Central Asia 


Published: Photo book on Central Asia by photographer Christopher Herwig
 
Stanorama is a photographic experience exploring the 5 relatively new 
Central Asian countries which were formed out of the ashes of the 
former USSR: namely Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan 
and Kyrgyzstan. The book plays on the countries' common links as well 
as the regions amazing contrasts. From Silk Road cities, to wild horse 
games, to soviet kitsch and new oil wealth, the viewer is offered a 
rare look at life in a part of the world completely unknown to many.
 
Available online orders only www.herwigphoto.com
Publisher. www.lulu.com 
Contact: chris(a)herwigphoto.com

PUBL.- Sa'di: The Poet Of Life, Love And Compassion

Posted by: Babak Rezvani <B.Rezvani(a)uva.nl>
Posted: 6 Nov 2006


PUBL.- Sa'di: The Poet Of Life, Love And Compassion


Sa'di: The Poet Of Life, Love And Compassion

Publication

Read about one of Persia's most loved Poets, Sa'di, in a recent 
addition to the Makers of the Muslim World series. Providing a fresh 
look at his life and poetry. 

Author

Dr Homa Katouzian

Publisher

Oneworld Publications, Makers of the Muslim World series, Series 
Editor: Patricia Crone (Publication date: October 2006)

Introduction

Sa'di was one of the greatest Persian writers of both classical prose 
and poetry, and was revered in his time as a man of great wisdom and 
passion. Sometimes said to have lived over one hundred years, the body 
of his work was written in the thirteenth century. An indefatigable 
traveler, a mentor to the pious, and an analyst of morals both public 
and private, his best writing focused on the themes of physical and 
spiritual love. 

Lavishly interspersed with extracts and critical analyses of the 
poet's enchanting verse, Katouzian explores Sa'di's place beside Rumi 
and Hafiz, Persia's other great poets. With a comprehensive guide to 
further reading, and including fascinating background about Sa'di's 
eventful life, this decisive biography offers a unique insight into 
the aptly-named 'poet of life, love and compassion'. 

Dr Homa Katouzian is the Iran Heritage Foundation Research Fellow, 
Oxford University, and the editor of Iranian Studies. He is the author 
of several books on Iranian literature, history and society. 

Orders and Enquiries

30 GBP Hardcover, plus postage and packing.

For placing and order or additional information please 

email info(a)oneworld-publications.com 

or visit www.oneworld-publications.com

If you wish not to receive any more emails from the Iran Heritage 
Foundation, please email your request to info(a)iranheritage.org.

PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, 1 November 2006, is Online

Posted by: Svante Cornell <svante.cornell(a)eurasia.uu.se>
Posted: 2 Nov 2006


PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, 1 November 2006, is Online

Highlights: This Analyst issue's feature article by Dmitry Shlapentokh 
analyzes the Kondopoga riots in Karelia against ethnic Caucasians, and 
whether they are a portent of things to come. In Analytical Articles, 
Cohen and Irwin discuss Turkey's continued lynchpin role in Eurasian 
pipeline politics; Kevin Leahy puts the Russian idea of salvaging the 
North Caucasus by private investment into question; and Stephen Blank 
studies the implications of Kyrgyzstan's weakness on Central Asia's 
stability. Field reports feature articles on Tajikistan's upcoming 
presidential elections; the failure of warring sides in Kyrgyz 
politics to meet; the Georgian opposition's return to parliament; and 
the implications of a HIV scandal in Southern Kazakhstan.

Note: New Silk Road Papers Published: 
 
"The State-Crime Nexus In Central Asia: State Weakness, Organized 
Crime And Corruption In Kyrgyzstan And Tajikistan"
By Erica Marat, 138 pages. Download at:
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/Silkroadpapers/0610EMarat.pdf

"Minorities And The State In The South Caucasus: Assessing The 
Protection Of National Minorities In Georgia And Azerbaijan"
By Johanna Popjanevski, 85pp. Download at:
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/Silkroadpapers/0609Popjanevski.pdf
 
The 1 November issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst (Volume 8, 
no. 21) is now online at http://www.cacianalyst.org. The PDF version 
of the entire issue of the 1 November CACI Analyst is available at: 
http://www.cacianalyst.org/issues/20061101Analyst.pdf

Full contents:

Feature Article
 
The Kondopoga Riots: The Sign Of Things To Come?
Dmitry Shlapentokh
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4552
 
Analytical Articles
 
Turkey: A Linchpin In Pipeline Politics  
Ariel Cohen and Conway Irwin
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4553
 
Salvaging The North Caucasus By Investments: Surkov's Leap Of Logic
Kevin Daniel Leahy
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4554
 
Kyrgyzstan's Weakness And Central Asia's Insecurity
Stephen Blank
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4555
 
Field Reports
 
Tajikistan Preparing For Presidential Elections
Zoya Pylenko
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4556
 
Meetings Between President And Opposition In Kyrgyzstan Failed To Materialize
Nurshat Ababakirov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4557
 
Georgian Opposition Suspends Boycott Of Parliament
Kakha Jibladze
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4558
 
Hiv Scandal In South Kazakhstan Reveals Poor Medical Standards
Marat Yermukanov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4559

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

The Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst is a bi-weekly publication of the 
Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program, a Joint 
Center affiliated with Johns Hopkins University-SAIS and Uppsala 
University, Sweden. 

The CACI Analyst welcomes submissions of articles and field reports. 
At this moment, we are particularly interested in submissions on 
development, 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./CFP- Ab Imperio 2007 Annual Program

Posted by: Sergey Glebov <sglebov(a)smith.edu>
Posted: 30 Oct 2006


PUBL./CFP- Ab Imperio 2007 Annual Program

The editors of Ab Imperio would like to draw your attention to the 
journal's annual program in 2007 and to solicit manuscript 
submissions. Information on the journal, as well as all contact 
information and guidelines for article submission can be found at 
http://abimperio.net 
 
Ab Imperio editors

Ab Imperio 2007 Annual Program:

The Imperium Of Knowledge And The Power Of Silences

In 2007 the editors of Ab Imperio invite our readers and authors to 
reflect upon the problem of production and functioning of knowledge in 
politically, culturally, and socially heterogeneous polities. In the 
modern world knowledge is a highly ambivalent category. It appears 
simultaneously as abstract scholarly knowledge, stricto sensu, and as 
local (in Geertzian sense) knowledge and mental habits of specific 
people in particular localities; as a self-representation and 
self-description of a certain culture, and as disciplining power that 
not so much reflects as it creates and structures social reality by 
means of its institutional self-reproduction and by acquiring an 
autonomous subjectivity of its own. The editors of Ab Imperio welcome 
various interpretations and methodological approaches to the study of 
the phenomenon of knowledge, which jointly can help shed light upon 
both general problems of epistemology of social sciences in 
contemporary world and particular problems that emerge in the studies 
of the historic past of culturally heterogeneous polities and social groups.

Clearly, we cannot avoid referring to the intellectual influence of 
Michel Foucault upon our views on the functioning of knowledge in 
modern societies (as well as to the limitations of his approaches). 
Next to the problem of naively mechanistic understanding of 
circulation of texts in a society (something that Foucault has long 
been criticized for), we see the problem in that the society Foucault 
describes is absolutely homogenous, more so than even the real Fifth 
Republic. What happens to Foucault's model if it is superimposed upon 
a multinational and heterogeneous society, in which there co-exist 
alternative hierarchies of social status and the subject (or subjects) 
generating discourses function simultaneously in several social and 
cultural dimensions? A factor of special concern here will be numerous 
"gray zones" of silence and elusiveness (and of half-truths) 
effectively limiting the sphere of modern knowledge-power in the 
heterogeneous imperial space.

Within the 2007 program, we are especially interested in a particular 
form of knowledge, namely history as a discipline; or, to be more 
precise, the specifics of historical exploration of empires. We 
suggest looking at how historical knowledge is utilized in 
constructions of imperial legitimacies and power; how historians work 
with imperial legacies and ambivalent memories of the imperial pasts. 
We also suggest exploring how imperial situations influences the 
formation of hierarchies of loyalties and solidarities of social 
identity; how discourses of rationalization and control, having 
changed the context, are becoming transformed into discourses of 
spontaneous collective action. How is it possible, as a matter of 
general theory, to read and understand discourses in a deeply 
stratified multiethnic and multi-confessional society with no inherent 
contradictions to our reading? Whose knowledge, in an imperial 
situation, secures power, and who is the subject of that power?

Finally, within our annual theme we invite the community of our 
readers and authors to reflect upon the growing tendency to describe 
various phenomena of our present world order with the help of the 
category of empire: what makes people return to this seemingly archaic 
category?

No. 1/2007 The Discipline of History and the Punishment of Empire

Political authority and control over past in empire and 
nation;colonization and decolonization of imperial history by national 
historiographies; historians in Russian empire and USSR: experts or 
officials; Russian historians and Slavic Studies in the West: 
paradoxes of core-periphery relationships; whose norm? imperial order 
and national deviation; the laws of history and the history of law; 
historiography as symbolic violence; - whom do you threaten, 
historian?; - configuration of power-knowledge in empire and nation; who 
is the subject of history in empire?

No. 2/2007 The Politics of Comparison

Mandarins of official knowledge, apples and oranges: selecting objects 
of comparison as a political act; choosing the rival in world politics 
as a choice of fate; political connotations of historical 
periodizations; comparative history or the history of mutual 
influences and transfer?; rotation of administrative personnel, labor 
migration, and travel as factors of cultural transfer; comparison as a 
practice of quality assurance of modernization at the individual, 
collective, and state level; empire as a space of comparative 
experiences; comparison as a practice of normalization of local experience.

No. 3/2007 History on Trial

How does history judge?; what is different and what is common in 
historical and legal judgement; banned history; postmodernism, 
juridical expertise, and the problem of objective historical opinion; 
history as a source of legitimacy; historical expertise as legal 
judgement; historical revisionism and the problem of inviolable state 
borders; empire as arbiter: Justice of Peace or tribunal?; 
revolutionary violence: national liberation movement as extenuating 
circumstances; the problem of the universality of legal norms in 
historical judgement; denazification as a problematic model for 
desovietization; international law and historical legitimacies: 
Versailles, Trianon, Yalta, Nuremberg, the Hague.

No. 4/2007 The Future of the Past

The past as a guarantee of a stable future: eternal nation, thousand 
year Reich; forecasting future as selective homogenization of the 
present; long century short century: putting in order the rhythm of 
history; the phenomenon of futuristic schemes: from prognosis toward 
utopia, or the Eros of the upcoming; the imagined and projected 
boundaries; history of federalist projects in East Europe and Eurasia; 
history of constitutional projects; the problem of 
homogeneity/heterogeneity and synchronism/discreteness of the 
historical time in empire; o tempora, o mores! Retrospective 
historicization of moral and social norms; how time heals: the making 
and overcoming of ruptures in historical time. 

PUBL.- TOC, Volume 25 Number 1-2/March-June 2006 of Central Asian Survey

Posted by: Serguei Alex. Oushakine <oushakin(a)Princeton.EDU>
Posted: 30 Oct 2006


PUBL.- TOC, Volume 25 Number 1-2/March-June 2006 of Central Asian Survey 

Volume 25 Number 1-2/March-June 2006 of Central Asian Survey 

This issue contains:

Afghanistan's post-Taliban transition: the state of state-building after war
p. 1	
Thomas H. Johnson	
 	
The pendulum of gender politics in Afghanistan  p. 27	
Maliha Zulfacar	
 	
Mission impossible: the politico-geographical engineering of Soviet Central
Asia's republican boundaries p. 61	
Amanda Farrant	
 	
Central Asia: is there an alternative to regional integration?  p. 75	
Inomjon Bobokulov	
 	
Selective enforcement and irresponsibility: Central Asia's shrinking space
for independent media p. 93	
Olivia Allison	
 	
'A little help from my friend?' Analysis of network links on the meso level
in Uzbekistan p. 115	
Kai Wegerich	
 	
Trapped in permanent neutrality: looking behind the symbolic production of
the Turkmen nation p. 129	
Barbara Kiepenheuer-Drechsler	
 	
Ethnic composition of Kazakhstan on the eve of the Second World War:
re-evaluation of the 1939 Soviet census results p. 143	
Mark Tolts	
 	
A case study of foreign direct investment in Kyrgyzstan p. 149	
Mehmet Dikkaya, Ibrahim Keles	
 	
History and identity among the Hemshin p. 157	
Hovann H. Simonian	
 	
Shaykh Batal Hajji from Surkhokhi: towards the history of Islam in
Ingushetia p. 179	
Julietta Meskhidze	
 	
From tactical terrorism to Holy War: the evolution of Chechen terrorism,
1995-2004 p. 193	
Yagil Henkin	
 	
Book Reviews p. 205	

PUBL.- Articles Analyzing Politics in Kyrgyzstan, Institute for Public Policy

Posted by: Shairbek Juraev <shairbek(a)gmail.com>
Posted: 25 Oct 2006


PUBL.- Articles Analyzing Politics in Kyrgyzstan, Institute for Public Policy

The following are the latest articles of the Institute for Public 
Policy, Kyrgyzstan (October 11 - October 24), appearing on the
Institute's website:

"Pragmatic Foreign Policy Must Also Be Consistent"
Abdujalil Abdurasulov

"The 'Jubilee' of the Chinese-Kyrgyz-Uzbek Railroad"
Erlan Abdyldaev

"A Dialogue with Islamists is Inevitable for Central Asian States"
Interview with Aleksey Malashenko

"Parliamentary Form of Governance: Risks vs. Opportunities"
Nurlan Kashkaraev and Emir Kulov

"Unemployment of Youth in Kyrgyzstan: Particularities of the Problem
and Possible Solutions" 
Anar Musabaeva

PUBL.- Articles Analyzing Politics in Kyrgyzstan, Institute for Public Policy

Posted by: Shairbek Juraev <shairbek(a)gmail.com>
Posted: 11 Oct 2006


PUBL.- Articles Analyzing Politics in Kyrgyzstan, Institute for Public Policy

The following are the latest articles of the Institute for Public 
Policy, Kyrgyzstan (September 21 - September 27), appearing on the 
Institute's website:

"Forging Broken Links: Uzbeks and the State in Kyrgyzstan"
Alisher Khamidov

"The Reform of Inter-Budget Relations: Effectiveness is in Question"
Valentina Scherbakova

"How to Construct an Independent Judiciary: Various Options"
Tamerlan Ibraimov


All are available at http://www.ipp.kg

Institute for Public Policy (IPP) is a Bishkek-based independent, 
non-partisan research and policy institution.  IPP's scope is to study 
and analyze relevant issues in the domains of politics, economy 
foreign relations and other areas.  The Institute is committed to 
promote participatory approach in establishing public policy; to 
strengthen expert analysis in order to achieve effective 
decision-making in matters of public policy and to create an 
independent platform for dialogue on public policy issues.

PUBL.- Legal Aspects of Border Management in Central Asia, 2006

Posted by: E.Juraev <e.juraev(a)osce-academy.net>
Posted: 5 Oct 2006


PUBL.- Legal Aspects of Border Management in Central Asia, 2006


The OSCE Academy in Bishkek would like to announce the publication, 
electronic and in hardcopy, of research results of its 'Legal Aspects 
of Border Management in Central Asia' project. This project, carried 
out in 2005-2006, aimed at exploring how each of the five former 
Soviet countries of this region managed its national borders in legal 
terms. These countries, having lived within common national borders of 
the Soviet Union until 1991, found themselves sharing unclearly drawn 
national borders between each other after that date. The processes of 
delimitation and demarcation of Central Asian borders are still far 
from complete. Yet, legal regulation of cross-border interaction has 
been put in place and evolving nonetheless.
 
The researchers - authors of the publication - are A. Sabyrov 
(Kazakhstan), V. Kiyutin (Kyrgyzstan), T. Bayandinov (Tajikistan), Ch. 
Muradov (Turkmenistan), and J. Haidarov (Uzbekistan), with M. 
Imanaliev (Kyrgyzstan) as the supervisor of the research group. The 

publication is a book in six parts: an introduction and five 
contributions on the five Central Asian countries respectively. While 
the subject and questions of research were common for all countries, 
the authors for the respective countries had freedom in the format and 
structure of their contributions, thus producing five chapters 
slightly differing in contents.
 
The language of the publication is Russian. The hardcopy version is in 
limited copies, however we recommend the free-of-charge electronic 
version of the document in PDF format in the OSCE Academy in Bishkek 
website www.osce-academy.org, under "Research".   

CD/PUBL.- Uyghur On-Ikki Muqam CDs and VCDs Available

Posted by: Ian Price <ianpricebey(a)hotmail.com>
Posted: 4 Oct 2006


CD/PUBL.- Uyghur On-Ikki Muqam CDs and VCDs Available


There are a few copies of the complete sets of the Uyghur 'On-Ikki 
Muqam' CDs and VCDs still available. . It would seem that there will 
be no further re-productions made of these materials in the 
foreseeable future and so, are becoming something of a rarity.

The CD set costs $200 and the VCD set (12 VCDs) $250. There are also 
13 books which contain the musical transcriptions of the Muqams along 
with the texts in both Uyghur and Chinese. The books cost $470. These 
prices include the cost of overland and sea mail from China (about 30 days).

If anyone is interested in purchasing these CDs,VCDs, or books, please contact:

Ian Price

E-mail: ianpricebey(a)hotmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS.- 2nd Call, Journal of Power Inst. in Post-Soviet Societies

Posted by: Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski <contact(a)pipss.org
Posted: 4 Oct 2006


CALL FOR PAPERS.- 2nd Call, Journal of Power Inst. in Post-Soviet Societies


The Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies #6, June 2007

An electronic journal of social sciences, www.pipss.org

Call for Contributors:

Pipss.org is a new electronic journal of social sciences devoted to
the armed forces and power institutions of post-Soviet societies.
Pipss.org is a multi-disciplinary journal, which addresses issues
across a broad field of disciplines including sociology, anthropology,
political science, psychology, economics, history, legal science. Its
main objective is to study changes and their underlying mechanisms in
post-Soviet republics, through the analysis of the institutions that
remain most hidden from the public eye: armies and power institutions.
As an electronic journal, pipss.org also aims to promote scholarly
debate across as broad an audience as possible, and make CIS research
available to Western scholars. Thanks to its international scientific
board drawn from a large pool of leading academics and experts in
their respective fields, it is in a position to become a leading
source of analysis on post-Soviet societies. Pipss.org is a principal
partner of the International Security Network and a member of the
CNRS/EHESS scientific journal network Revues.org.

Sixth Issue:

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Central Asian Republics
found themselves bound to build their own national armies and more
recently, because of the changing security environment, they were
compelled to new military reforms.

A lot has been written on Central Asian military reform and the
influence of the West, but very little is known about those men who
leads the Central Asian armies, about the bodies in charge of the
defence implementation.... Who are the Central Asian officers today.
What do they read, what do they have in mind?  How do they position
themselves in the struggle between Soviet heritage, western influence
and Central Asian heritage? These questions (among others) remain
unanswered.

That is why the issue editors of volume 6 would like to invite
sociologists, anthropologists, psychologists, political scientists,
military analysts etc.... to submit their papers for publication in a
special issue on Defence Reform in Central Asia.

This volume aims to cover (but does not to limit itself to) the
following issues:

1 - The Soviet heritage: the endurance of military networks belonging
to the Soviet period; dedovshchina in Central Asian Armies; The image
of Soviet armed forces in Central Asian societies

2 - Building the new national soldier:
A. The role of national epic heroes in building the national soldier;
Is Central Asian military ethos fundamentally different from Soviet
and (post-Soviet) Russian military culture?; What role do national
epic heroes play in the building of the national soldier in Central
Asian armies?

B - The Central Asian officer: a sociological portrait; The renewal of
military elites, their sociological composition, the changes in
recruitment; Changes in the ethnic composition of the armed forces of
the Central Asia Republics due to the massive departure of Russian
officers (who returned mainly to Russia and the Ukraine); Professional
military staff preparation and training: the training of a specialist
corps whose members are recruited among a population with a low level
of instruction, and which was not allowed to occupy positions of
responsibility during the Soviet regime; The difficult interaction of
Russian officers with local officers due to language problems
affecting the chain of command; Military personnel's wives / Women in
the military in Central Asian societies.

3 - Military/society relations'; The role of solidarities and
loyalties in Central Asian armies: minorities in the military; kinship
networks in the military; The action of military elites as lobby
groups and the perceptions they generate. Are these elites no more
than interest group(s) competing with others for the ownership and use
of resources, power, etc.... or does their state function (defense,
public order) confer upon them a specific role and modus operandi?;
How the contradictions affecting Central Asian societies  (tribal and
clan divisions, ethnic tension, regional disparities, urban-rural
differences, social inequalities etc) affects the national armies?;
The Central Asian armies in Central Asian public opinion.

4 - Central Asian defence reform and defence strategy A - Military
reform; Implementation of state measures, military reform: the bodies
in charge; Military reform and structural changes: how military
reforms have affected Soviet-style regimental structures; Central
Asian military legislation and military justice

B - Defense strategy and territorial division; What are the actors in
charge of building and maintaining national security structures and
infrastructure in the different Republics of Central Asia?; What are
their current role and mission?; Are they wholly independent of their
national centres or symbiotically related to a variety of regional,
local or national actors?; Territorial division and security policy
in Central Asian Republics: assessing the impact of the regions'
(districts) contribution to national security policies; Non state
security actors operating in the regions (the role of local militias);
Non governmental actors and assistance to the military?; Corruption
and regional security

C - Other security forces; Very often literature on Post-Soviet armed
forces fails to cover police forces and security services. Therefore
the issue editors would like to assess the role and the importance
given to other security forces (Interior troops, border troops,
security services...) in Central Asian Republics. Are Central Asian
Republics following the Russian model? Have military reforms been
severely limited by the role given to these forces as they have in
post-Soviet Russia? Or have Central Asian Republics escaped this
phenomenon? Are their any linkage between defence reform and security
sector reform?

5 - What Russia and the West can learn from Central Asian armies.

The issue editors welcome studies of original experiences conducted in
Central Asian countries such as the creation of army unit councils in
Uzbekistan (these councils of five - seven people are formed at
general meetings of privates and sergeants by open ballot for a
one-year term and aim to help forming a healthy spiritual and moral
atmosphere in military communities, or of a similar body in
Kyrgyzstan: the garrison public council. Could Russia learn from these
experiences and specificities (Uzbekistan broke new ground when a
civilian was appointed defence minister)?

What about the West?  One cannot help but look or even hope for a
specificity in Central Asian countries as an alternative to modernity.

Papers dealing with other issues related to armies and power
institutions in the CIS, as well as book review  proposals are also
welcome.

REVIEWS

Publishers interested in publicizing their editions, please send
review copies to:

Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski
15 rue Charlot
75003 Paris, France

PUBL.- Discovery Central Asia Travel Magazine

Posted by: Marat Akhmedjanov <silkroad(a)list.ru>
Posted: 4 Oct 2006


PUBL.- Discovery Central Asia Travel Magazine


Discovery Central Asia Travel Magazine is the only English language 
publication from the heart of Central Asia that brings you 4x/year the 
up to date indispensable tourism information you need on one of the 
most exciting regions yet to discover on the globe. 

With Discovery Central Asia and its complimentary supplements 
featuring Uzbekistan, the Kyrgyz Republic and Tajikistan respectively, 
you gain an in-depth understanding of the people, nature, culture, 
history, the arts & crafts from these lands along The Great Silk Road. 
Our advertisement sections feature specific hotels and B&B s, 
restaurants, tour operators and other related services that make your 
journey unforgettable

Please visit the website at www.silkpress.com to fill out a Subscription form. 

SILK ROAD MEDIA LTD,UK
Tel: +998901895711
fax: +998713671758
ICQ: 328-781-915

PUBL.- R. F. Pateev, Political Aspects of Muslim Education in Russia

Posted by: Barbashin Maxim <barbm(a)yandex.ru>
Posted: 4 Oct 2006


PUBL.- R. F. Pateev, Political Aspects of Muslim Education in Russia


PUBL.- R. F. Pateev, Political Aspects of Muslim Education in Russia: 
History and Modernity (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:

R. F. Pateev, Politicheskie aspekty musulmanskogo obrazovaniya v 
Rossii: istoriya i sovremennost' 

[Political Aspects of Muslim Education in Russia: History and Modernity]

Ujnorossiyskoe obozrenie [The South Russian Review] Issue 36. 2006. 
Rostov-on-Don. Izdatelstvo SKNTS VSH. 172 p. 
by ed. I. P. Dobaev
ISBN 5-87872-141-4

The monograph analyzes political aspects of Muslim education in Russia 
based on comparative evolutions and conditions of Islamic education in 
the Volga Region and North Caucasus. 

The author considers the main features of the system revival of 
Islamic education in modern Russia.

PUBL.- Articles Analyzing Politics in Kyrgyzstan, Institute for Public Policy

Posted by: Shairbek Juraev <shairbek(a)gmail.com>
Posted: 28 Sep 2006


PUBL.- Articles Analyzing Politics in Kyrgyzstan, Institute for Public Policy


The following are the latest articles of the Institute for Public Policy,
Kyrgyzstan (September 21 - September 27), appearing on the Institute's website:

Survey Report: Popular Attitudes Towards Political and Public
Institutions in Kyrgyzstan 

"Kyrgyzstan - Uzbekistan: Escaping the Paradigm of Confrontation"
Valentin Bogatyrev

"The Youth Policy of Kyrgyzstan: Old Approaches for a New Generation"
Anar Musabaeva

All are available at http://www.ipp.kg

Institute for Public Policy (IPP) is a Bishkek-based independent,
non-partisan research and policy institution.  IPP's scope is to study
and analyze relevant issues in the domains of politics, economy
foreign relations and other areas.  The Institute is committed to
promote participatory approach in establishing public policy; to
strengthen expert analysis in order to achieve effective
decision-making in matters of public policy and to create an
independent platform for dialogue on public policy issues.

PUBL.- Political Culture & Democratic Development in Central Asia

Posted by: Nalin Mohapatra <nalin238(a)gmail.com>
Posted: 28 Sep 2006


PUBL.- Political Culture & Democratic Development in Central Asia


Nalin Kumar Mohapatra, Political Culture and Democratic Development in 
Central Asia, pp.XVI, 346, Publisher: Maulana Abul Kalam Azad 
Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata & BOOKWELL, New Delhi, India, 
2006. ISBN: 81-89540-17-8, Price: Rs. 750

About the Book

The book is an attempt to examine nature of political culture and 
democratic development in the five states of Central Asia, namely, 
Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkmenistan. It 
highlights the historical and cultural factors influencing the 
political process of these states.  The role of institutional as well 
as informal political factors like clan and civil society in shaping 
the democratisation process has also been analysed. Radical Islam and 
Inter and intra ethnic conflicts in these states have also been 
examined in the present work.

For Details Contact
Bookwell Publishers
bkwell nde.vsnl.net.in and bookwell vsnl.net

About the Author 
Dr. Nalin Kumar Mohapatra
Associate Editor,
Central Asian Studies Foundation,
New Delhi
India
nalin238(a)rediffmail.com;
nalin238(a)gmail.com

Contents:
Preface 

Chapter I: Democratisation and Political Culture: A Theoretical Perspective 

Chapter II: Democratisation and Political Culture in Pre-Soviet and 
Soviet Central Asia: A Historical Perspective 

Chapter III: Glasnost and Perestroika: Dialectics of Political Culture 
in Soviet Central Asia 

Chapter IV: Democratic Development in Central Asia 

Chapter V: Clan, Corruption and Civil Society in Central Asia: 
Informal Political Process, Political Culture and Democratisation

Chapter VI: Inter-Ethnic Relations, Radical Islamic Resurgence and 
Nature of Democratisation Process in Central Asia

Conclusion 
 
Postscript 
 
Bibliography 

Index 

PUBL.- Khakas Turks' Epic of Herione "Khuban Arygh," Published in Turkish

Posted by: Timur Davletov <aronxakas(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 28 Sep 2006


PUBL.- Khakas Turks' Epic of Herione "Khuban Arygh," Published in Turkish


An ancient Khakas Turks' heroic epic "Khuban Arygh" [Huban Arig] has 
for the first time been translated into Turkish from Khakas by Timur 
B. Davletov and published in Turkey by Ankara-based International 
Organization of TURKSOY [www.turksoy.org] in collaboration with 
Ministy of Culture of Khakas Republic [Russian Federation]. 
 
This heroic epic [in Khakas: "alyptygh nymakh"] is dedicated to 
heroine Khuban Arygh, who is leader of her nation, state and strong 
warrioress. Beyond of that in this epic there is a lot of elements of 
folk wisdom regarding war and peace, friendship and betrayals, heroism 
and common human sense of fear, humanity and nature, three worlds 
[Upper, Middle and Lower/Under worlds] of universe and complex of 
their interrelationship. 
 
Turkish variant [xvii + 286 pages] of epic is consist of presentation, 
foreword, introduction, first and second chapters of heroic epic, 
index of names of heroes and explanations related to them, and index 
of horses of heroes of epic. Cover's design and illustrations within 
book has been made by translator. 
 
This work is recommended to Turkology researchers, specialists of 
Central Asian region, ethnographers, all interested readers, etc.
 
Khakas Turks, who have continued to protect their rich cultural, 
historical and spiritual heritage given by their ancestors Ienissei 
Kyrgyz, is autochthonous people of Khakas Republic within Russian 
Federation. The Khakas language is near to be exhausted so such works 
conducted by International Organization of TURKSOY [Joint 
Administration of Turkic Arts and Culture] bear very important mission 
in the name of protect and popilarization of culture of small numbered 
indigenous people like Khakas Turks.

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS- The Caucasus & Globalization Journal

Posted by: Kenan Allahverdiyev <allkeng(a)gmail.com>
Posted: 22 Sep 2006


CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS- The Caucasus & Globalization Journal

The Institute of Strategic Studies of the Caucasus (ISSC) has been 
founded in 1999 in Azerbaijan (Baku). Main objective of the ISSC is to 
analyze and forecast geopolitical and geoeconomic processes in the 
Caucasus. Basic directions of research are as follows: regional 
geopolitical and geo-economic processes ; national and state building 
in the countries of the Caucasus ; armed conflicts and regional 
security; problems of economic development of the Caucasian states; 
integration processes in the region; social and cultural problems of 
the region's development; geo-history of the Caucasus .

In association with the Institute of Central Asian and Caucasian 
studies (Sweden), the ISSC issues periodicals: journal of social and 
political studies Central Asia and the Caucasus (Sweden) and 
analytical annual Central Eurasia (Sweden). These publications are 
issued in English and Russian and distributed in more than 50 
countries worldwide . 

Since 2006, the ISSC has started publishing a new quarterly journal of 
social, political and economic studies The Caucasus & Globalization. 
The journal has an international status and is issued in Russian and 
English. The editorial board of the journal includes well-known 
researchers: F. Starr, S. Cornell, D. Blum, D. Wersch (USA), A. 
Matsunaga (Japan), M. Esenov (Sweden), A. Rondeli, A. Gegeshidze, V. 
Papava (Georgia), S. Zhukov, I. Babich (Russia), M. Sanai (Iran), 
M. Aydin (Turkey), E. Ismailov, N. Imanov, G. Kuliyev (Azerbaijan) et al.

The presentation ceremony of The Caucasus & Globalization took place 
in September 2006. Demo-version of the first issue is placed on site: 
www.ca-c.org

Basic objectives of The Caucasus & Globalization are as follows :

 - Elucidation of the results of the latest studies on geopolitical 
   and geo-economic processes in the Caucasus;
 - Publication of expert-analytical assessments and recommendations on 
   political, economic, legal and social problems of the Caucasian region 
   of applied significance for the governments, scientific-intellectual 
   and business-elites of the Caucasian countries; 
 - Formation of wide network of Caucasian researchers through enabling 
   them to discuss new analytical views on the history , policy, economy, 
   culture and religion of the region. 

The journal has four permanent headings: geopolitics, geo-economics, 
geo-culture and geo-history. 

We invite you to cooperation and would be pleased to see your 
researchers among authors of The Caucasus & Globalization.

Guidelines for Submission of Articles:

Articles are accepted and published in English and Russian
CGJ accepts usually original articles. Authors should clearly indicate 
in their application whether an article (or its another version) has 
been published elsewhere, or is under consideration by another publisher.

If copyrighted stuff is used in the article, it is the author's 
responsibility to obtain permission from the copyright holder.

The typescript should be carefully checked for errors before it is 
submitted for publication. Authors are responsible for the accuracy of 
quotations, for supplying complete and correct references.

Authors should attach a brief biographical data (Names: First, Middle, 
Last; Affiliation, a Scientific Degree, Position and Contacts).

Manuscripts should be emailed as an attachment in Word to: kavglob(a)tdb.az

Requirements for articles

Articles should normally be within 4,000 to 5,000 words including all 
notes and references. An indented and italicised abstract of up to 150 
words, which should describe the main arguments and conclusions must 
precede the main text, and all pages should be numbered. An 
introduction should follow the abstract and the article should consist 
of sections and end with conclusion. The author is requested to give a 
brief personal biography in a footnote at the beginning of the article.

The contributors are requested to use footnotes (not endnotes) and 
avoid bibliography. Quotations should be placed within double 
quotation marks  ("....."). Titles and section headings should be 
brief and clear. Names of the authors, places and publishing houses 
are required to be written in their original forms.

Tables should be kept to a minimum and contain only essential data. 
Tables and figures should have short, descriptive titles, and their 
position in the text be clearly indicated. All footnotes to tables and 
their source(s) should be placed under the tables. Column headings 
should clearly define the data presented.

The styles of the references in footnotes should conform the following 
examples:
 - Articles in journals: Schuman, H. & Scott J. Generations & 
   collective memory. In American Sociological Review vol.54, 1998, 
   pp. 359-381.  
 - Books:  Polkinghorne, D.E.  Narrative Knowing and the Human 
   Sciences. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1988.
 - Edited volumes: Schudson M. Dynamics of distortion in collective 
   memory. In D.L.Schacter, ed., Memory distortion: How minds, brains, 
   and societies reconstruct the past. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University 
   Press, 1995.  

For more details, please, contact: (994 12) 596 11 73; (994 12) 596 11 74

E-mail allkeng(a)gmail.com 

Address : AZ1009, Baku, Azerbaijan, 98 A. Guliyev str. 

Web: www.ca-c.org

PUBL.- Articles Analyzing Politics in Kyrgyzstan, Institute for Public Policy

Posted by: Shairbek Juraev <shairbek(a)gmail.com>
Posted: 21 Sep 2006


PUBL.- Articles Analyzing Politics in Kyrgyzstan, Institute for Public Policy

The following are the latest articles of the Institute for Public Policy,
Kyrgyzstan (September 11 - September 20), appearing on the Institute's website:

Muratbek Imanaliev: "The Central Asian Republics Should Not Stand
Aside Awaiting Their Role in the SCO"

"Fifteen Years On: An Identity Failure"
Valentin Bogatyrev

"Current political situation in Kyrgyzstan"
Roundtable summary

"On the Path to Ideal Bureaucracy: the Future of Public Service in
Kyrgyzstan"
Kumar Bekbolotov

Coming soon:

Results of a nation-wide survey on "Popular attitude towards
political and public institutions in Kyrgyzstan", held in
July-August 2006.

Call for Papers and Cooperation - the IPP looks for contributors.

All are available at http://www.ipp.kg

Institute for Public Policy (IPP) is a Bishkek-based independent,
non-partisan research and policy institution.  IPP's scope is to study
and analyze relevant issues in the domains of politics, economy
foreign relations and other areas.  The Institute is committed to
promote participatory approach in establishing public policy; to
strengthen expert analysis in order to achieve effective
decision-making in matters of public policy and to create an
independent platform for dialogue on public policy issues.

PUBL.- The China and Eurasia Forum (CEF) Quarterly, August 2006

Posted by: Christopher Len <clen(a)silkroadstudies.org>
Posted: 18 Sep 2006


PUBL.- The China and Eurasia Forum (CEF) Quarterly, August 2006

The August 2006 issue of the CEF Quarterly is online at:
www.silkroadstudies.org/new/inside/publications/CEF_quarterly.htm

The PDF version of the entire issue is available at:
www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/CEF/Quarterly/August_2006.pdf

The CEF Quarterly is published by the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute
& Silk Road Studies Program (Johns Hopkins University (SAIS)/Uppsala
University) 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.

Full contents:

1. Escaping the Resource Trap: Market Reform and Political Governance in 
the Resource Rich Countries of Eurasia, p. 3-14
Alan Rousso

Alan Rousso is the Lead Counsellor at the European Bank for 
Reconstruction and Development.
www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/CEF/Quarterly/August_2006/Rousso.pdf

2. China and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization: Post-Summit Analysis 
and Implications for the United States, p. 15-21
Chin-Hao Huang

Chin-Hao Huang is a Research Assistant with the Freeman Chair in China 
Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), 
Washington, DC.
www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/CEF/Quarterly/August_2006/Huang.pdf

3. India's Attitude towards China's Growing Influence in Central Asia, 
p. 23-34
Gulshan Sachdeva

Gulshan Sachdeva is Associate Professor at the School of International 
Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi, India.
www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/CEF/Quarterly/August_2006/Sachdeva.pdf

4. HIV/AIDS in Xinjiang:  A Growing Regional Challenge, p. 35-50
Bates Gill & Song Gang

Bates Gill holds the Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for 
Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. & Song Gang is 
an M.A. graduate from Brandeis University and a Research Intern with the 
Freeman Chair.
www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/CEF/Quarterly/August_2006/GillGang.pdf

5. After the G-8 Summit: China and the Shanghai Cooperation 
Organization, p. 51-64
Ariel Cohen

Ariel Cohen is Senior Research Fellow in Russian and Eurasian Studies 
and International Energy Security at the Sarah and Douglas Allison 
Center of the Davis Institute for International Studies at the Heritage 
Foundation in the United States.
www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/CEF/Quarterly/August_2006/Cohen.pdf

6. Escaping Russia, Looking to China: Turkmenistan Pins Hopes on China's 
Thirst for Natural Gas, p. 67-87
Kathleen J. Hancock

Kathleen J. Hancock is Assistant Professor at the University of Texas, 
San Antonio, United States.
www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/CEF/Quarterly/August_2006/Hancock.pdf

7. Securing the Maritime Silk Route: Is there a Sino-Indian Confluence? 
p. 89-103
Gurpreet Singh Khurana

Gurpreet Singh Khurana is a Missile Warfare specialist of the Indian 
Navy and presently a Research Fellow at the Institute for Defence 
Studies & Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi, India.
www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/CEF/Quarterly/August_2006/Khurana.pdf

8. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization at 5: Achievements and 
Challenges Ahead, p. 105-123
Zhao Huasheng

Zhao Huasheng is Director of the Center for Russia and Central Asia 
Studies, Center for Shanghai Cooperation Organization Studies at Fudan 
University in Shanghai, China.
www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/CEF/Quarterly/August_2006/Huasheng.pdf

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PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, 6 September 2006, is Online

Posted by: Svante Cornell <svante.cornell(a)eurasia.uu.se>
Posted: 13 Sep 2006


PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, 6 September 2006, is Online

Highlights: This Analyst issue features Timur Dadabaev on the Japanese Prime
Minister's Central Asia visit; Kevin Leahy on cracks in the 
pro-Russian camp in Chechnya; Richard Weitz on the EURASEC summit in 
Sochi; and Muhammad Tahir on Turkmenistan'w warming to Iran's 
Ahmadinejad.  Field reports feature articles on Central Asian 
reactions to the war in Lebanon, Ukraine's President's visit to Baku, 
Chinese-Kazakh relations and the U.S. base in Kyrgyzstan.

Note: New Silk Road Papers Published: 

"Islamic Radicalism In Central Asia And The Caucasus: Implications For The EU"
By Zeyno Baran, S. Frederick Starr, and Svante E. Cornell, 55pp. Download at:
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/Silkroadpapers/0607Islam.pdf

"Central Asia's Economy: Mapping Future Prospects To 2015"
By Malcolm Dowling and Ganeshan Wignaraja, 104pp. Download at:
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/Silkroadpapers/0607Wignaraja.pdf

"The Caucasus: A Challenge For Europe"
By Svante E. Cornell and S. Frederick Starr, 85pp. Download at:
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/Silkroadpapers/0606Caucasus.pdf

The 6 September issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst is now online at
http://www.cacianalyst.org. The PDF version of the entire issue of the 6
September CACI Analyst is available at: 
http://www.cacianalyst.org/issues/20060906Analyst.pdf

Full contents:

Analytical Articles

Japan's Central Asian Diplomacy And Its Implications
Timur Dadabaev
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4438

Said Magomed Kakiev: Chechnya's Strongman In Waiting?
Kevin Daniel Leahy
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4439

Sochi Summit Strengthens EURASEC
Richard Weitz
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4440

Iran And Turkmenistan: What Brought Ahmadinejad To Asghabat? 
Muhammad Tahir
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4441

Field Reports

War In Lebanon Stirs Identity Issues In Central Asian States 
Erica Marat
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4442

Ukrainian President Yushchenko's Upcoming Visit To Baku: Plans And Implications
Fariz Ismailzade
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4443

Astana Seeks Solution For Its Chinese Dilemma
Marat Yermukanov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4444

The U.S.-Kyrgyz Military Base Negotiations
Joldosh Osmonov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4445

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

The Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst is a bi-weekly publication of the Central
Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program, a Joint Center affiliated
with Johns Hopkins University-SAIS and Uppsala University, Sweden. 

The CACI Analyst welcomes submissions of articles and field reports. At this
moment, we are particularly interested in submissions on development, 
economics and finance matters in Central Asia and the Caucasus region, 
but all inquiries are welcome. Please contact the Editor, Svante 
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http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=2063

PUBL.- Mahmud al-Kashgari, Diwan Lugat At-Turk (translation into Russian)

Posted by: Zifa Auezova <zauezova(a)bilim.kz>
Posted: 13 Sep 2006


PUBL.- Mahmud al-Kashgari, Diwan Lugat At-Turk (translation into Russian)

Daik-Press Publishers and Institute of Oriental Studies of Kazakhstan 
have published:

Mahmud al-Kashgari, Diwan Lugat at-Turk ("Turkic Lexicon"), translated 
with Introduction by Zifa-Alua Auezova and Index by Robert Ermers, 
Almaty "Daik-Press" 2005. ISBN 9965-699-74-7.

Diwan Lughat at-Turk composed by a Turkic scholar Mahmud al-Kashghari 
in the XI c. is one of the most remarkable sources of knowledge 
related to history of Central Asian civilizations. In extensive 
academic discussions of 1960-80s it was referred to primarily as an 
oldest lexicographical source. However, recent developments in 
societies identifying themselves with Turkic culture put forward a 
quest for tracing up the "roots" of Turks in a wider context. Diwan 
contains much interesting information and concepts that might be 
helpful in understanding some aspects of self-identification and 
culture of Turkic tribes in a broader sense.  

Diwan was conceived as a book demonstrating richness and versatility 
of language and culture of Turkic tribes, whose military triumph in 
the X-XI cc. led to concentration of considerable political power by 
Turks within the borders of Islamic world. For Turks this was the 
early period of their identification with Islam. Judging by the 
contents of Diwan and its dedication to Abbasid khalif al-Muqtadi 
particularly, through his book Mahmud al-Kashghari intended to 
introduce Turks and their culture to the "Islamic World".

Following the example of Arabs, who considered their language, the 
language of Qur'an, to be most valuable element of their culture, 
al-Kashghari chose the language of Turks as means for introduction 
their culture and values to those who had not been familiar with them.

Being the earliest known Turkic book written in Arabic, Diwan Lughat 
at-Turk was composed as a Turkic-Arabic lexicon, where Turkic words 
were presented in Arabic transliteration and provided with translation 
and comments on etymology, contexts and various possibilities of their use. 

In the eyes of the author "Turkic dialects keep pace with Arabic like 
two horses in a race": in order to prove that the language and poetry 
of Turks was not inferior to those of Arabs, Mahmud al-Kashghari 
generously quotes proverbs and fragments of ancient Turkic verses in 
various genres, which had been familiar to Islamic readers from Arab 
literature.

Present edition contains the first complete translation of Diwan 
Lughat at-Turk into the Russian, made by Zifa-Alua Auezova from its 
original in Arabic, introductory chapter dedicated to various aspects 
of al-Kashghari's perception of Turkic culture on the early stage of 
its islamization, and index of Turkic words compiled by Robert Ermers.

The translation was based on the facsimile edition of the manuscript 
of Diwan Lugat at-Turk, published by the Ministry of Culture of Turkey in 1990.

For orders and more information, please write to Bolat Kazgulov, 
Daik-Press Publishers, 050010 Almaty, 29 Kurmangazy str., or e-mail: 
DaikSof(a)mail.ru, or call at:7)3272613275 and 7)3272612835.

On September 15, 2006 Educational Center Bilim-Central Asia, National 
Library of Kazakhstan and Mukhtar Auezov Museum are holding the 
presentation of this book. Presentation will take place at 11am in the 
Museum of Mukhtar Auezov in Almaty, 185 Tulebayev str. (corner of 
Kurmangazy str.).

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