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3. Publications
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PUBL.- Communist and Post-Communist Studies, Volume 40, Issue 2

Posted by: Karina Korostelina <ckoroste(a)gmu.edu>
Posted: 12 Jun 2007


PUBL.- Communist and Post-Communist Studies, Volume 40, Issue 2

Communist and Post-Communist Studies
Volume 40, Issue 2, Pages 123-268 (June 2007)
Special Issue: Conflict and Conflict Resolution in Central Asia: 
Dimensions and Challenges
Edited by Karina Korostelina and Dennis J.D. Sandole

Introduction: Conflicts in Central Asia
Pages 123-127
Karina V. Korostelina

Will there be revolution in Central Asia?
Pages 129-141
Mark N. Katz

Dugin, Eurasianism, and Central Asia
Pages 143-156
Dmitry Shlapentokh

Prospects for energy cooperation in the Caspian Sea
Pages 157-168
Gawdat Bahgat

Migration trends in Central Eurasia: Politics versus economics
Pages 169-189
Andrei V. Korobkov

The environment, security and regional cooperation in Central Asia
Pages 191-208
Douglas L. Tookey

Dynamics of Islam, identity, and institutional rule in Uzbekistan: 
Constructing a paradigm for conflict resolution
Pages 209-221
Reuel R. Hanks

The system of social identities in Tajikistan: Early warning and 
conflict prevention
Pages 223-238
Karina Korostelina

The erosion of vospitaniye (social upbringing) in post-Soviet 
Kyrgyzstan: Voices from the schools
Pages 239-256
Alan J. DeYoung

Central Asia: Managing the delicate balance between the "discourse of 
danger," the "Great Game," and regional problem solving
Pages 257-267
Dennis J.D. Sandole

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

Posted by: Shairbek Juraev <s.juraev(a)ipp.kg>
Posted: 11 Jun 2007


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

The following are the latest articles of the Institute for Public 
Policy, Kyrgyzstan (April 24 - May 14, 2007), appearing on the 
Institute's website:

 - "The State and Prospects of Kyrgyz-American Relations"
   Round table summary
  
 - "Central Asia: Renewal of Legends"
   Muratbek Imanaliev

 - "Transparency is a Key to Solving Conflicts between State and Business"
   Azamat Akeleev

 - "Situation around Ganci Airbase in Kyrgyzstan"
   Round table summary

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

Any comments and suggestions will be appreciated (s.juraev(a)ipp.kg)

PUBL.- Critique of Anthropology, June 2007, Postsocialism as Cultural Process

Posted by: Serguei Alex. Oushakine <oushakin(a)Princeton.EDU>
Posted: 6 Jun 2007


PUBL.- Critique of Anthropology, June 2007, Postsocialism as Cultural Process

Critique of Anthropology
Volume 27, Number 2/June 2007

Transitional Spaces: Postsocialism as a Cultural Process: Introduction
pp.131-145
Susanne Brandtstädter

State Comrades and an Elderly Woman's Suicide pp.147-163
Jun Jing

Soviet and Post-Soviet Planning in Almaty, Kazakhstan pp.165-181
Catherine Alexander

Dangerous Modernities? Innovative Technologies and the Unsettling of 
Agriculture in Rural Poland pp.183-201
Frances Pine

Labour and Love: Competing Constructions of 'Care' in a Czech Nursing Home
pp.203-222
Rosie Read

Review Essay: Yaaminey Mubayi, Altar of Power: The Temple and the 
State in the Land of Jagannatha. New Delhi: Manohar, 2005. 
Gilles Chuyen, Who Is a Brahmin? The Politics of Identity in India. 
New Delhi: Manohar, 2004. 
Uwe Skoda, The Aghria: A Peasant Caste on a Tribal Frontier. New 
Delhi: Manohar, 2005. 
Shahid Amin (ed.) A Concise Encyclopaedia of North Indian Peasant 
Life: Being a Compilation of the Writings of William Crooke, J.R. 
Reid, G.A. Grierson. New Delhi: Manohar, 2005 pp.223-227 
Robert Parkin
Recently Published pp.229-230	

PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, 30 May 2007, is online

Posted by: Svante Cornell <scornel4(a)jhuadig.admin.jhu.edu>
Posted: 6 Jun 2007


PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, 30 May 2007, is online


Highlights: The CACI Analyst launches its new, redesigned website!  
The new redesigned website is being perfected at 
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite. Until technical glitches are 
eliminated, the old version of the website is still available. 

This Analyst issue features Dmitry Shlapentokh on the Russian-Afghan 
rapprochement, Niklas Nilsson on Armenia's parliamentary elections, 
Haroun Mir on Turkey's initiative for Pakistani-Afghan relations, and 
Fariz Ismailzade on the prospects for the Karabakh conflict. In Field 
reports, articles on Nazarbayev's arrest warrant for his son-in-law, 
discussions on an ombudsman for Tajikistan, constitutional amendments 
in Kazakhstan and the travails of Tajikistan's only airline.

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

The 30 May issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst (Volume 9, no. 
11) is now online at http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite. The PDF 
version of the entire issue is available at: 
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/files/070530Analyst.pdf

Full contents:

Analytical Articles

The Afghanistan-Russia Rapprochement And Its Geopolitical Implications
Dmitry Shlapentokh
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/?q=node/4625

Changes In Armenia's Political Landscape Set Scene For Presidential Elections
Niklas Nilsson
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/?q=node/4624

Turkish Initiative For Pakistani-Afghan Dialogue
Haroun Mir
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/?q=node/4623

Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: Time-Out Until 2009
Fariz Ismailzade
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/?q=node/4622

Field Reports

Nazarbayev Prevails Over Political Competitors, Family Members
Erica Marat
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/?q=node/4629

An Ombudsman Institution For Tajikistan?
Sergei Medrea
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/?q=node/4628

Constitutional Amendments Bolster Nazarbaeyev's Throne
Marat Yermukanov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/?q=node/4627

Tajikistan's Only Airline Faces Bankruptcy
Maruf Kandikov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/?q=node/4626

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.- Book Launch, Paul Bergne, Birth of Tajikistan, June 19, SOAS

Posted by: Jane savory <js64(a)soas.ac.uk>
Posted: 6 Jun 2007


PUBL.- Book Launch, Paul Bergne, Birth of Tajikistan, June 19, SOAS


Clarification to yesterday's notice:  please that that this is a 
posthumuous book launch where books will be available for sale and 
perusal but no signing by the author.

Book Launch

Date: Tuesday, 19 June 2007 
Time: 5:30pm
Venue: Khalili Lecture Theatre, Main Building, School of Oriental and 
African Studies (SOAS), University of London, Thornhaugh Street, 
Russell Square, London WC1H OXG

Title: 'The Birth of Tajikistan: National Identity and the Origins of 
the Republic'
Author: Paul Bergne 

Speakers: 
Welcome and Introduction - Deniz Kandiyoti (SOAS)
Professor Edmund Herzig (University of Oxford)
Zuhra Halimova (OSI,Dushanbe) 
Monica Whitlock (BBC)
Iradj Bagherzade (I.B. Tauris)

Followed by a reception (KLT lobby)

About the Book
When the Bolshevik Revolution broke out in October 1917, much of 
Central Asia was still ruled by autonomous rulers such as the Emir of 
Bukhara and the Khan of Khiva. By 1920 the khanates had been 
transformed into People's Republics.  In 1924, Stalin re-drew the 
frontiers of the region on ethno-linguistic lines creating, amongst 
other statelets, the Soviet Socialist Republic of Uzbekistan - the 
land of the Uzbeks.  
 
But the Turkic Uzbeks were not the only significant ethnic group 
within the new Uzbekistan's frontiers.  The Persian-speaking Tajiks 
formed a considerable part of the population.  

This book describes how, often in the teeth of Uzbek opposition,  the 
Tajiks gained, first an autonomous oblast (administrative region) 
within Uzbekistan, then an autonomous republic, and finally, in 1929, 
the status of a full Soviet Union Republic. Once the Tajiks had been 
granted a territory of their own, their new government had not only to 
survive the civil war that followed the revolution but then to build 
an entirely new country in an immensely inhospitable terrain. New 
frontiers had to be wrested from neighbours, and a new cultural 
identity, 'national in form but socialist in content', had to be 
created.  The Birth of Tajikistan is the first documentation of how 
the idea of a Tajik state came into being and offers a vivid history 

of the birth of a nation.

Paul Bergne taught and researched the history and politics of Central 
Asia at St Antony's College, Oxford, for more than a decade until his 
death in April 2007. In 2001 he was the personal representative of the 

Prime Minister Tony Blair in Afghanistan. Before that he served for 
nearly forty years as a British diplomat and his last overseas posting 
was as ambassador to Uzbekistan and Tajikistan. He travelled widely in 
the South Caucasus and Central Asian republics of the former Soviet 
Union, and in Afghanistan.

Enquiries: Deniz Kandiyoti dk1(a)soas.ac.uk or Rahima Begum 
rb41(a)soas.ac.uk ; Tel: 020 7898 4893

All Welcome (no booking required)

PUBL.- Exhibition Catalogue, Tent Bands of Central Asia

Posted by: Molly McMullen <mmcmullen(a)textilemuseum.org>
Posted: 5 Jun 2007


PUBL.- Exhibition Catalogue, Tent Bands of Central Asia


Architectural Textiles: Tent Bands of Central Asia
Richard Isaacson, 2007

This exhibition catalog, Architectural Textiles: Tent Bands of Central 
Asia by Richard Isaacson, is a ground breaking study. Nothing like 
this has ever been published before. Isaacson explores the use of the 
tent band as the functional support for the trellis tent (yurt) and 
its decorative role. This book includes the technical analysis of 32 
objects as well as detail images of all the bands. The final section 
of the book allows the reader to see the full design of these bands 
across a three page spread, which average 1' x 52' in size.  To order, 
please visit www.textilemuseumshop.org.

124pp.; 47 full color plates; Softcover
 
Price: $29.95 
Member Price: $26.96
Item Number: 8092

PUBL.- Ab Imperio 1-2007 Discipline of History and the Punishment of Empire

Posted by: Sergey Glebov <sglebov(a)smith.edu>
Posted: 5 Jun 2007


PUBL.- Ab Imperio 1-2007 Discipline of History and the Punishment of Empire


Ab Imperio editors would like to draw your attention to the first 
issue of the journal in 2007. This thematic issue ("The Discipline of 
History and the Punishment of Empire") opens the journals annual 
program "THE IMPERIUM OF KNOWLEDGE AND THE POWER OF SILENCES" Please, 
visit the journal's site at http://abimperio.net for information on 
manuscript submission, subscriptions, and annual thematic concentrations.

Ab Imperio 1-2007 The Discipline of History and the Punishment of Empire

Methodology and Theory
Editors
>From the Editors (Eng/Rus)

Conversation: Andrzej Nowak and Roman Szporluk
Was Poland an Empire?(Rus)

Questions of AI Editors to the Collocutors and Commentators

Andriy Portnov
Inventing Rzeczpospolita (Rus)

Roman Szporluk
"The Polish Question:" An Afterthought and Comment (Rus)

Andrzej Nowak
Postscriptum(Rus)

Alain Blum, France Guérin-Pace
Polemics and Debates around the Introduction of Ethnic Categories into
Statistics in France (Rus)

History

Andrew D. Evans
A Liberal Paradigm? Race and Ideology in Late-Nineteenth-Century 
German Physical Anthropology (Eng)

Marius Turda
Race, Politics and Nationalist Darwinism in Hungary, 1880-1918 (Eng)

Christian Marchetti
Scientists with Guns: On the Ethnographic Exploration of the Balkans 
by Austrian-Hungarian Scientists before and during World War I (Eng)

Marina Mogilner
Russian Physical Anthropology in Search of "Imperial Race": Liberalism 
and Modern Scientific Imagination in the Imperial Situation (Eng)

Andre Gingrich
Liberalism in Imperial Anthropology: Notes on an Implicit Paradigm in 
Continental European Anthropology before World War I (Eng)

Archive
Alla Zeide
Creating a Space of Freedom: Mikhail Mikhailovich Karpovich and 
Studies of Russian History in the US (Eng)

Document
Michael Karpovich and Problems of Russian History and Historiography
(Eng)

Sociology, Ethnology, Political Science
Elena Gapova
Gender and Post-Soviet Nations: The Private as the Political (Rus)

Mary Hawkesworth
Gender and the Public Sphere: A Genealogy from the West (Eng)

Tatiana Zhurzhenko
Between Clan, Family, and Nation: Post-Soviet Masculinity / Femininity 
in "Color Revolutions" (Rus)

Olga Zubkovskaia
Postcolonial Theory in the Post-Soviet Feminist Analysis: Dilemmas of 
Applicability (Rus)

Nona Shakhnazarian
Gender Scenarios of Ethnic Conflicts: Narratives of the Karabakh War
(Rus)

Alicja Kusiak-Brownstein
Feminist Foremother for a Nation? Mapping the History of the Women's 
Movement in Central, Eastern, and South-Eastern Europe (Eng)

Newest Mythologies
Ilya Gerasimov
The Burden of Lessons Mugged Up: Egor Gaidar and the Deconstruction of 
Empire (Rus)

Historiography
Stephen Velychenko
Nationalizing and Denationalizing the Past. Ukraine and Russia in 
Comparative Context (Eng)

Book Reviews

Marina Loskutova
Emily Johnson, How St. Petersburg Learned to Study Itself: The Russian 
Idea of Kraevedenie (University Park, PA: Pennsylvania State 
University Press, 2006). xiii+303 pp., ills. Selected Bibliography, 
Index. ISBN: 0-271-02872-6 (hardcover edition).

Elena Nosenko
Etnografiia Peterburga - Leningrada. Tridtsat' let izucheniia, 1974 - 
2004 / Comp. edited by N. V. Iukhneva. St Petersburg: MAE RAN, 2004. 
402 p. (=KUNSTKAMERA PETROPOLI-TANA). ISBN: 5-88431-109-5.

Marianna Mouravieva
Jennifer Pitts, A Turn to Empire: The Rise of Imperial Liberalism in 
Britain and France (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2005). 392 
pp. Bibliography, Index. ISBN: 0-691-11558-3.

Wim van Meurs
Nicholas B. Breyfogle, Heretics and Colonizers: Forging Russia's 
Empire in the South Caucasus (Cornell University Press, 2005); Michael 
Kemper, Herrschaft, Recht und Islam in Daghestan. Von den Khanaten und 
Gemeind ebünden zum ðihâd-Staat (W

Stephen Jones
Mathijs Pelkmans, Defending the Border: Identity, Religion, and 
Modernity in the Republic of Georgia. (Ithaca, NY: Cornell University 
Press, 2006). xvi+240 pp. Appendix, Glossary, Maps, Tables, 
Photographs, Bibliography, Index. ISBN: 0-8014-7330-2 (paperback)

Andrew Gentes
Roshanna P. Sylvester, Tales of Old Odessa: Crime and Civility in a 
City of Thieves (DeKalb: Northern Illinois University Press, 2005). 
x+244 pp. Notes, Maps, Photographs, Bibliography, Index. ISBN: 
978-0-87580-346-3.

Olga Gershenson
M. Elenevskaia, L. Fialkova. Russkaia ulitsa v evreiskoi strane: 
Issledovanie fol'klora emigrantov 1990-kh v Izraile. Moscow: Institut 
etnologii I antropologii RAN, 2005. Part 1. 353 p.; Part 2. 243 p., 

ill. Appendixes, Bibliography. ISBN: 5-201-00887-9.

Alexander Lokshin
Gabriella Safran and Steven J. Zipperstein (Eds.), The Worlds of S. 
An-sky: A Russian Jewish Intellectual at the Turn of the Century 
(Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2006). 576 pp., ill. Map, 
Bibliography, Index. ISBN: 0-8047-4527-7 (hardcover edition)

Pavel Krylov
Steven M. Miner, Stalin's Holy War: Religion, Nationalism, and 
Alliance Politics, 1941 - 1945 (Chapel Hill and London: The University 
of North Carolina Press, 2003). 432 pp., ill. Maps, Bibliography, 
Index. ISBN: 0-8078-2736-3.

Ilya Kuksin
Kees Boterbloem, The Life and Times of Andrei Zhdanov, 1896 - 1948 
(Montreal & Kingston: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2004). xxiv+593 
pp. Bibliography, Index. ISBN: 0-7735-2666-8 (hardcover edition).

Alexander Androshchuk
Egle Rindzeviciute (Ed.), Contemporary Change in Ukraine (Huddinge: 
Baltic and East European Graduate School, 2006);Egle Rindzeviciute 
(Ed.), Contemporary Change in Kaliningrad. A Window to Europe? 
(Huddinge: Baltic and East European Graduate School, 2006

Emilian Kavalski
Mark Bassin, Imperial Visions: Nationalist Imagination and 
Geographical Expansion in the Russian Far East, 1840-1865 (Cambridge: 
Cambridge University Press, 2006). xvi+330 pp. ISBN: 978-0-521-02674-1 
(paperback edition).

Maksim Kirchanov
Derek Fewster, Visions of Past Glory: Nationalism and the Construction 
of Early Finnish History (Helsinki: Finnish Literature Society / 
Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura, 2006). 555 pp., ill. (=Studia 
Finnica). ISBN: 951-746-787-7.

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

Posted by: Shairbek Juraev <s.juraev(a)ipp.kg>
Posted: 29 May 2007


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

The following are the latest articles of the Institute for Public 
Policy, Kyrgyzstan (April 24 - May 14, 2007), appearing on the 
Institute's website:

 - "The Lull before the Storm?"
   Valentin Bogatyrev
  
 - "Constitutional Reform in Kyrgyzstan as of May 2007"
   Summary and transcript of a round table

 - "Regional Elites in the Ferghana Valley Voice Complaints over 
   Political Exclusion"
   Alisher Khamidov

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

Any comments and suggestions will be appreciated (s.juraev(a)ipp.kg)

PUBL.- Journal of Black Sea Studies in Memoriam of O. Pritsak

Posted by: Osman Karatay <karatay.osman(a)gmail.com>
Posted: 29 May 2007


PUBL.- Journal of Black Sea Studies in Memoriam of O. Pritsak

The spring 2007 issue (IV/13) of the journal Karadeniz Arastirmalari 
(Black Sea Studies) in memoriam of Omeljan Pritsak (1919-2006), an 
eminent specialist on early Turkic and Slavic studies, is published.

Contents

p. 1 Omeljan Pritsak (1919-2006) / Altay Tayfun Ozcan (Turkish) 
p. 11 In Memoriam of Omeljan Pritsak / Ilber Ortayli (Turkish)
p. 15 The Conversion of the Khazar Kingdom to Judaism / Omeljan 
   Pritsak (Turkish translation)
p. 35 Khubrat Khan and the Establishment of the Magna Bulgaria / Ali 
   Ahmetbeyoglu (Turkish)
p. 43 Khazars and Karaites, Again / Dan D.Y. Shapira (English)
p. 65 A Pamphlet about the Ottoman Black Sea / Yücel Oztürk (Turkish)
p. 93 The Black Sea and Turkey in Ukrainian Geopolitical Thought of the
   20th Century / Yuri Kochubey (English)
p. 99 The Balkan Policy of Russia after the Cold War / Ilyas Kamalov (Turkish)
p. 115 Factors Determining Ukrainian Foreign Policy / Tolga Bilener (Turkish)
p. 133 Arslan Aba Hasbeg, the Atabeg (Viceroy) of Meraga / Engin Ayan (Turkish)
p. 147 Common Features in Crimean and Kazan Tatar Religious Songs / 
   Güzel Tuymova (Turkish)
p. 153 Turkish Cemeteries in Dobrogea / Sinan Uygur (Turkish) 

Book Review


p. 159 Neal Ascherson: Black Sea / Osman Karatay
p. 162 Uluslararasi Karadeniz Incelemeleri Dergisi (International 
   Journal of Black Sea Studies) / Yahya Kemal Taþtan
p. 166 Abstracts (Turkish)
p. 169 Abstracts (English) 

Karadeniz Arastirmalari (Black Sea Studies)
Balkan, Kafkas, Dogu Avrupa ve Anadolu Incelemeleri Dergisi 
(Journal of the Balkan, Caucasus, Eastern Europe and Anatolian Studies) 
Published quarterly
ISSN: 1304-6918

Address
Karadeniz Arastirmalari Merkezi (KaraM) 
3. Cadde No 52-2, Beytepe / CORUM - TURKEY 
Tel: (90-364) 225 60 07
http://www.karamyayincilik.com 
karam(a)karamyayincilik.com (for subscription) 
karadenizarastirmalari(a)gmail.com (for editorial communication)
Subscription Fee: Annually 25 TL (Turkey) USD 50 (Abroad)

PUBL.- Insight Turkey, Vol. 9 Nr. 1

Posted by: Suat Kiniklioglu <kiniklioglu(a)ankam.org>
Posted: 24 May 2007


PUBL.- Insight Turkey, Vol. 9 Nr. 1


Insight Turkey, Vol. 9 Nr. 1
Table of Contents

Researching Turkey: Activities, trajectories and reconfigurations   
Leonard Stone 

The Decline of Turkish-American Relations under the Bush 
Administration and Opportunities for the Final Two Years   
Melissa Maxey 

Testimony for Mr. Daniel Fata, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense 
for Europe and NATO U.S. House of Representatives   House Committee on 
Foreign Affairs   
Daniel Fata

Political Islam in Turkey   
Senem Aydin & Rusen Cakir 

Building Moderate Muslim Networks   
Angel Rabasa, Cheryl Benard,   Lowell H. Schwartz & Peter Sickle 

Iraq and the Kurds: Resolving the Kirkuk Crisis   
International Crisis Group

Northern Iraq and its Neighbors: The regional dimension of the Kurdish 
question   
Ole Frahm

Syria's Relations with Iraq   
Mona Yacoubian 

Turkey, Cyprus and the European Division   
Rebecca Bryant 

The Cyprus Policy of the CHP: Change or Continuation?   
Seckin Baris Gulmez

What Turkey teaches about democracy   
Melkulangara Kumaran Bhadrakumar

Security Structure of the Black Sea Region in the Context of New Challenges

Selcuk Colakoglu

For more information about Insight Turkey, subscription details and 
any other inquiries please visit our website at www.insightturkey.com 
<http://www.insightturkey.com/>  
 
Insight Turkey
Tunus Cad. No. 15/4
Kavaklidere, Ankara
06680 Turkey
Tel: +90.312.424-1540
Fax:+90.312.425-3399
e-mail: insight(a)insightturkey.com

CFP- Becoming Urban?: Investigating the P-S Landscape

Posted by: Serguei Alex. Oushakine <oushakin(a)Princeton.EDU>
Posted: 22 May 2007


CFP- Becoming Urban?: Investigating the P-S Landscape


For further information, please feel free to contact either Nerijus 
Milerius (nerijus_miler(a)yahoo.com) or Benjamin Cope (b.cope(a)zacheta.art.pl )

Call For Papers 
Becoming Urban?: Investigating the P-S Landscape

We are calling for contributions in the realms of culture studies, 
social studies, urban studies, media studies, architecture and 
anthropology to the volume Becoming Urban?: Investigating the P-S 
Landscape. This volume aims to explore the metamorphosing urban, 
rural, social and media landscapes in the geographical space usually 
referred to as 'post-socialist', i.e. potentially from the Balkans to 
Vladivostok, including all that lies between.

However, we are acutely aware that, especially in terms of an 
investigation of questions related to urban forms, this territory was 
constituted as other in relation to the developed urban territory of 
the Western world well before the advent of communism. In addition, it 
is far from certain that socialism or communism was a distinct form of 
urban organisation or whether it just represented one branch of the 
modernist urban project. Also, not only was the experience of 
socialism lived very differently in the different countries usually 
grouped under the heading 'post-socialist', but we have now had at 
least 15 years of something different: is it therefore accurate to 
label this territory under the heading 'socialist' even in conjunction 
with the epithet 'post'?

Thus, we have chosen to opt for the title "P-S" which, although 
representing the first letters of Post-Socialist, also reflects our 
hesitation as to whether this specific historical legacy is really the 
dominant influence on the region. For P-S might equally stand for 
Post-Soros and thus suggest that it is the way in which the urban 
societies of this region now plug into global flows of capital and 
knowledge that, at least intellectually, plays the dominant role in 
fashioning this geographical space as a coherent region. Another sense 
of P-S which plays an important role in our thinking is that of 
Post-Scriptum as a challenge to Francis Fukuyama's controversial 
assertion that the liberal urban democracies of the West constitute 
the end of history; in this sense, are the urban forms emerging in the 
P-S landscape simply footnotes to this conclusion or are they 
significant enough to suggest that there is more to history than we 
have yet understood? In addition, P-S has a further connotation which 
might help in interpreting this uncharted landscape, since P-S is also 
the German abbreviation for horse-power (in German, Pferd-Sterke). 
Might it be that the absence of stable urban structures and the 
difficulty of understanding what is happening in this region gives the 
cities here a specific dynamism of their own?

So are the P-S civilisations at last becoming urban, in the sense of 
catching up with the western and only model of urban civilisation, or 
does the relationship to the legacies of history here open up new 
forms of urban interaction? Or is it, in the age of the 
post-metropolis or post-modernity, too late to become urban: what kind 
of urban forms are emerging in the age of the domination of the global 
media village? Or do these societies remain obdurately rural - or 

perhaps the 'rural' elements in the P-S cities give them a special 
form of urban energy? Or are there also radical changes happening in 
provincial and rural settlements, and in the countryside, which are 
also linked to changes in urban life and the dominant modes of 
economic production?

We see all these questions as being open and requiring new theoretical 
and empirical approaches to try to map this confusing cultural space. 
For simply importing Western urban theories seems inappropriate to map 
a space which is itself being produced by a distorting/distorted 
encounter with forces from the West?  Equally, while Marxism is 
appealing in a context where the questions of who owns what and where 
does the profit go are complicated and urgent, returning to Marx as a 
tool for analysing the ruins of communism also seems questionable. 
Thus, to try to bring thinking closer to what is really happening in  
P-S societies, an anthropological turn might seem a fruitful direction 
to take, but what then might be the role of thinking in seeking to 
build models to explore this experience?

Articles, therefore, are expected be based on empirical evidence from 
a city, cities, or the countryside in the region, but will also seek 
to open up new theoretical avenues for dealing with the complex 
socio-cultural organisation of this region.

Contributions should be in Russian and preceded by an abstract and 
keywords in Russian, and followed by an abstract and keywords in 
English. Please also attach short biographical information: i.e. 
institution where you work and a brief mention of books/articles 
already published. Articles should be submitted to us in electronic 
form before July 1st 2007, but it would be helpful if those wishing to 
contribute an article could signal their intention to do so earlier.

The publication is a product of an International Higher Education 
Support Programme and will be published through the European 
Humanities University Publishing House in Minsk. It is also planned 
that the best articles from this volume will form the core of a 
publication in English under the same title, scheduled for 2008.

For further information, please feel free to contact either Nerijus 
Milerius (nerijus_miler(a)yahoo.com) or Benjamin Cope (b.cope(a)zacheta.art.pl )

PUBL./CFP- Journal of Azerbaijani Studies

Posted by: Farid Guliyev <fareedaz(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 22 May 2007


PUBL./CFP- Journal of Azerbaijani Studies


Call for Contributions - Journal of Azerbaijani Studies 
Published by Khazar University Press, Baku, Azerbaijan
 
ISSN: 1027-3875
 
Editor: Dr. Hamlet Isaxanli, Founding Rector, Khazar University, Azerbaijan
Editorial Board:
 - Dr. Audrey L. Altstadt, Professor and Chair, History Department, 
   University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA
 - Dr. Turaj Atabaki, Professor of History of the Middle East and 
   Central Asia, Leiden University
 - Dr. Jamil Hasanli, Professor, Baku State University, Azerbaijan
 - Dr. Evan Siegel, City University of New York Graduate Center, USA
 - Dr. Michael G. Smith, Associate Professor, Department of History, 
   Purdue University
 - Dr. Tadeusz Swietochowski, Professor Emeritus of History, Monmouth 
   University, USA
 - Dr. Nayereh Tohidi, Assistant Professor, California State University, USA
 
The Journal solicits articles covering issues in a broad range of 
fields in the Social Sciences and Humanities with a regional focus on 
Azerbaijan and/or the Caucasus, Central Asia, East Europe and the 
Middle East. The Journal is published mainly in English. Contributions 
representing a substantial and original academic work are welcomed. 
The Editorial Board will not consider articles published or submitted 
for publication elsewhere. 
 
Notifications about relevant conferences and events as well as new 
book releases may also be published under the rubric of "Information." 
Articles and any other material published in The Journal represent 
opinions of the author(s) and should not be considered to reflect 
opinions of the Editorial Board. If an article contains material 
reproduced from other sources, the necessary written permission from 
the author(s) and publisher must accompany the paper.
 
Authors can submit papers to the Editorial Board via regular mail to 
the address below. Alternativley, articles can be sent in MS 
Word/ASCII format to the following email: contact(a)khazar.org In case a 
regular mail is used, authors should supply two copies of their 
manuscript, typed and double-spaced. The first page of the manuscripts 
should bear the title of the article as well as name(s) and 
affiliation(s) of the author(s), their mailing address, telephone 
number, e-mail address and an abstract of no more than one page. 
Tables and illustrations should be numbered. References should be 
quoted by figures not the abbreviations of names and titles. Entries 
in the reference list should be put in an alphabetical order. 
Footnotes in the text should be avoided if possible. In case they are 
used, they must be identified by superscript numbers and typed 
together on a separate page, double- or triple-spaced.
 
Please contact the Editorial Office if you need any further information:
 
Khazar University
Baku, Azerbaijan AZ1096
Tel: +994-12-421-79-16 
Email: contact(a)khazar.org    

PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, 16 May 2007, is online

Posted by: Svante Cornell <scornel4(a)jhuadig.admin.jhu.edu>
Posted: 21 May 2007


PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, 16 May 2007, is online

Highlights: This Analyst issue features John Daly on the politics of 
tankers vs. pipelines in the Caspian; Haroutiun Khachatrian on 
Russian-Iranian economic cooperation through Armenia; Naveed Ahmad on 
Musharraf's dilemmas in Pakistan; and Kevin Leahy a free economic zone 
for Chechnya. In field reports, articles on Turkmen-Russian relations, 
Armenia's parliamentary elections, the Kumtor gold mine controversy in 
Kyrgyzstan, and South Ossetia's alternative government.

The 16 May issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst (Volume 9, no. 
10) is now online at http://www.cacianalyst.org. The PDF version of 
the entire issue of the 16 May CACI Analyst is available at: 
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/files/070516Analyst.pdf

Full contents:

With No Pipelines In Sight, Tankers Set To Roam The Caspian
John C.K. Daly
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/?q=node/4615

Russia And Iran May Restore Rail Corridor Through Armenia

Haroutiun Khachatrian
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/?q=node/4614

Musharraf's Options Reduced Amid Fresh Political Turmoil
Naveed Ahmad 
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/?q=node/4613

Special Economic Status For Chechnya: A Quid Pro Quo Arrangement? 
Kevin Daniel Leahy
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/?q=node/4612

Field Reports

Berdimukhammedov Enters A New Phase Of Relations With Russia
Chemen Durdiyeva
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/?q=node/4619

Republican Party Of Armenia Tightens Grip Over Parliament
Niklas Nilsson
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/?q=node/4618

Nationalization Of Kumtor Gold Mine Sparks Controversy In Kyrgyzstan
Erica Marat
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/?q=node/4617

Tensions Rise Over Sanakoyev's Alternative Government In South Ossetia
Kakha Jibladze
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/?q=node/4616

News Digest
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/?q=node/4620

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

Posted by: Shairbek Juraev <s.juraev(a)ipp.kg>
Posted: 14 May 2007


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

The following are the latest articles of the Institute for Public 
Policy, Kyrgyzstan (April 24 - May 14, 2007), appearing on the 
Institute's website:

 - "Analysis of Political Events in Kyrgyzstan for January-April 2007" 
   IPP Quarterly Analysis

 - "Kyrgyzstan's Water Policy: The Challenges and Possible Ways to Meet Them"
   Anar Musabaeva

 - "Central Asia: The Struggle for Energy, Freedom and Security"
   Bakyt Beshimov

 - "Issues of National Statehood in Central Asia"
   Muratbek Imanaliev

 - "On Tax Reforms in Kyrgyzstan: Myths and Reality"
   Sergei Sabko

 - "Opposition will become stronger, if it gets rid of hitchhikers and 
   develops its ideology."
   Interview with Bakyt Beshimov

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.- Central Asian Survey, Volume 25 Issue

Posted by: Serguei Alex. Oushakine <oushakin(a)Princeton.EDU>
Posted: 14 May 2007


PUBL.- Central Asian Survey, Volume 25 Issue 4


Central Asian Survey:  Volume 25 Issue 4 
This new issue contains the following articles:

Social policy and development in Central Asia and the Caucasus p. 373
Authors: Armine Ishkanian

The contribution of the PRSP to social policy development in Central 
Asia and the Caucasus p. 387
Authors: Michael Reynolds

The social exclusion framework and poverty reduction strategy in 
Tajikistan p. 403
Authors: Babken V. Babajanian

The unfinished journey from Semashko to Bismarck: health reform in 
Central Asia from 1991 to 2006 p. 419
Authors: Michael Borowitz; Rifat Atun

Formalizing informal payments: the progress of health reform in 
Kyrgyzstan p. 441
Authors: Angela Baschieri; Jane Falkingham

After the Cold War: international politics, domestic policy and the 
nuclear legacy in Kazakhstan p. 461
Authors: Cynthia Werner; Kathleen Purvis-Roberts

Child mortality in Central Asia: social policy, agriculture and the 
environment p. 481
Authors: Jennifer Franz; Felix Fitzroy

Problems and trends in education in Central Asia since 1990: the case 
of general secondary education in Kyrgyzstan p. 499
Authors: Alan J. Deyoung

Human capital in Central Asia: trends and challenges in education p. 515
Authors: Bolormaa Shagdar

Expanding state authority, cutting back local services: 
decentralization and its contradictions in Uzbekistan p. 533
Authors: Neema Noori

Book Reviews p. 551

CESS Award for Best Graduate Student Paper p. 557

PUBL.- Erdogan Altinkaynak on Crimean Karaims (Karaylar)

Posted by: Mehmet Tutuncu <m.tutuncu(a)quicknet.nl>
Posted: 14 May 2007


PUBL.- Erdogan Altinkaynak on Crimean Karaims (Karaylar)


I am very happy to announce a new Publication on Crimean Karaims (Karaylar)

Crimean Karaims are people of Turk(ic) descent who have adopted 
Karaism. This movement could be described as a return to the roots or 
sola scriptura. Although the Karaite reformation never became a mass 
movement, an ethnic mixture of Alans, Cumans and a number of Turkic 
Kipchak tribes in Crimea and northern steppes of Black Sea, as well as 
the ruling elites of Khazaria (not all the Khazars) converted to 
Karaism. These people became known as Karaims, thus combining the 
religious denomination with ethnonym. This book gives a description of 
Today Crimean Karaims Culture, religion, folklore, architecture, 
famous persons. It contains also samples of Karay (folk) literature. 
It is written in Turkish. 

http://www.turkiye.net/sota/karaim.html

Title: Tozlu zaman perdesinde Kirim- Karaylari {Crieman Karays behind the
times Dusk].  
ISBN:  90-807403-9-X 
Author:  Erdogan Altinkaynak 
Year:  2006 
Publisher:  Haarlem : SOTA, Türkistan ve Azerbaycan Arastirma Merkezi 
Series:  Turquoise series ; 14 
III, 241 p. : ill. ; 24 cm 
ISBN:  90-807403-9-X 

For ordering Please fill the form hereunder and email/fax/post it to 
the address hereunder given normal price: The price is EUR 359.00 + 
EUR 6 for postage in Europe and 12 Europe outside Europe 

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PUBL.- Mazar Workship in Kyrgyzstan, Aigine Cultural Research Center

Posted by: Zemfira Inogamova <inogamova(a)gmail.com>
Posted: 11 May 2007


PUBL.- Mazar Workship in Kyrgyzstan, Aigine Cultural Research Center


The Aigine Cultural Research Center (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan) announces 
the publication of a new book: 

Mazar Worship in Kyrgyzstan: Rituals and Practitioners in Talas 
Chief Editor: Gulnara Aitpaeva
Editors: Mukaram Toktogulova, Aida Egemberdieva
545 pages, including color illustrations
The book is available in English and Kyrgyz versions

The research and publication of books have been supported by The 
Christensen Fund, California , USA.

A limited number of books are available for free. If you are 
interested in getting a book, please send a request to Zemfira 
Inogamova ( iamzema(a)yahoo.com) or to Guljan Kudabaeva ( kiguljan(a)gmail.com).

There will be a reception to introduce the book hosted by Aigine 
(Bishkek, 93 Toktogula St. ) on May 22, 10:00am. You can register for 
the reception by calling the following numbers: +996 312 (666966), 
+996 312 (667674), +996 312 (667673).

The cultural practices of worship at sacred sites, known as mazars, 
are ancient parts of Kyrgyz tradition. Even though it is not known 
precisely when the first worship at sacred sites took place, it is 
many centuries old, and yet continues to have important cultural 
functions and roles in the present as well. 

In Mazar Worship in Kyrgyzstan: Rituals and Practitioners in Talas , 
the Aigine Research Center is publishing the findings of its two year 
research project conducted in the Talas district of the Kyrgyz Republic.

The first part of the book contains information about the experiences 
of the cultural practitioners who act as traditional healers, 
dervishes, clairvoyants and reciters of the Manas epic. Also included 
are the voices and experiences of the shai'ykhs (sacred site 
guardians), who accept the duty of guardianship of a sacred site as 
their life mission, and who revere sacred sites. 

The second part of the book contains analysis and discussion by 
scholars who have researched sacred sites, and religious and healing 
practices. These scholars come from diverse professional and 
educational backgrounds. They include students, historians, medical 
workers, psychologists, philologists, physicians, biologists, 
anthropologists and most importantly, mazar worshippers. Thus this 
book includes writing from the perspectives of cultural practitioners 
as well as from scholars who analyze this cultural phenomenon. 

Content:

Section One: Existence Throughout the Ages
1. List, Description and Oral History of Mazars in Talas
The descriptions and oral histories of 156 mazars in Talas oblast of 
Kyrgyzstan are presented in this chapter. Most of the mazars have oral 
histories based on local people's narration. This chapter is valuable 
in respect that there has been no data published before about most of 
the mazars in Kyrgyzstan. 

2. The Main Regulations for Visiting a Mazar and Why People Go 
This chapter focuses primarily on the reasons people visit mazars. In 
addition, participant practitioners at several Aigine workshops and 
participatory conferences suggested guidelines about how one should 
visit mazars. 

3. Messages from the Mazar Guardians and Shai'yks 
Mazars have existed through the support of the people who looked after 
and cared for them. These people are the guardians and shai'yks of 
mazars. This chapter is devoted to them. In addition, this chapter 
considers the draft law on "Conditions and rules for visiting mazars 
located in Talas region, and their protection and preservation". 

4. Mazars and People
This chapter addresses issues about the sanctity of mazars and 
interrelations between people and mazars. People who have had life 
experiences related to mazars share their stories. These people 
include the aforementioned Manas tellers, dervishes, traditional 
healers and other shrine visitors. 

5. Rituals Practiced in Mazars
This chapter considers the rituals that are practiced at mazars. The 
chapter also contains thoughts and excerpts of discussions from the 
international workshop "Major Contemporary Ways of Understanding 
Rituals" conducted by Aigine in Talas, 2006. 

6. Mazar Worship in Soviet Time s
It is worth noting that mazar worship continues to exist today despite 
the negative effects of 70 years of Soviet atheist ideology. Only 
strong beliefs in mazars could push the practitioners to continue in 
these beliefs and activities. Here mazar worshippers tell about the 
experience of visiting mazars during Soviet atheist era. 

Section Two: Sacred Sites Through Researcher's Perspective 

1. Duysh Ãnkul Adylov: 
Healing at Mazars: Sources of Healing, Methods of Curative Impact, 
Types of Healers and Criteria of Their Professional Qualifications

2. Gulnara Titpaeva and Elena Molchanova: 
Kyrgyzchylyk: Searching between Spirituality and Science 

Nazgul Asanakunova:  
Kyrgyz Religious Beliefs: Popular Conceptions of Mazar Worship in Kyrgyzstan 

Talantaaly Bakchiev,  Aida Egemberdieva: 
The Role of Initiation in the Kyrgyz World

Salamat Imanakunov, Nurbek Kuldanbaev, Larisa Rudakova, Oktyabrin 
Sadyrov,Vladimir Shudro: 
Ecological Conditions of Sacred Places in Talas Oblast

Zemfira  Inogamova:
'Keeping the Sacred a Secret'. Voices of People who Worship at the 
Nyldy Ata Complex of Sacred Sites in Talas District (Kyrgyzstan) 

Nazira  Jusupova: 
The Name Connections between Mazars and Villages in Kara Buura District

Nathan Light: 
Participation and Analysis in Studying Religion in Central Asia

Anvar Mokeev: 
On the Role of Sufi Sheikh: Miracle-Working in the Process of 
Islamization of Population of Kyrgyzstan

Mucaram Toktogulova: 
Syncretism of Beliefs (Kyrgyzchylyk and Musulmanchylyk) 

Aigine Research Center expresses deep gratitude to The Christensen 
Fund, which has provided funding for the research and publication and 
Dr. Rafique Keshavjee, the Program Officer for the Central Asia and 
Turkey, who has been rendering valuable consultations and support of 
Aigine Research Center development. 

Aigine Research Center expresses deep gratitude to the editors of the 
English version, particularly: 

 - Dr. Nathan Light, Post- Doctoral Fellow, Havighurst Center for 
   Russian and Post-Soviet Studies, Miami University, Ohio, USA
 - Ph.D. candidate David Montgomery, Rockefeller Visiting Fellow in 
   the Program in Religion, Conflict and Peacebuilding at the Joan B. 
   Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of 
   Notre Dame, Indiana, USA 
 - Dr. John Newman, Professor, Department of Sociology, Indiana 
   University Southeast, USA
 - Dr. Edwin Segal,  Professor Emeritus, Department of Anthropology, 
   University of Louisville, Kentucky , USA
 - Dr. Russell Kleinbach, Professor of Sociology, Philadelphia 
   University, Pennsylvania , USA
 - Lilly Salimjanova, Senior Student of Sociology, American 
   University-Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan; Intern with Women and Public 
   Policy Program, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
 - PhD Candidate, Till Mostowlansky, University of Bonn, Germany 
 - PhD Candidate, Judith Beyer, Max Plank Institution for Social 
   Anthropology, Halle, Germany
 - Dr. Mary Campbell, Professor Emeritus, University of Victoria, Canada 
 - Dr. Brian Farley, Chair of Journalism and Mass Communications 
   Department, Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics, and 
   Strategic Research

PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, 2 May 2007, is online

Posted by: Svante Cornell <svante.cornell(a)eurasia.uu.se>
Posted: 9 May 2007


PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, 2 May 2007, is online


Highlights: This Analyst issue features Johanna Popjanevski on the de 
facto parliamentary elections in Abkhazia; Timur Dadabaev on Central 
Asian regional integration; Cerwyn Moore on the evolution of the 
Chechen resistance; and Erica Marat on Kazakhstan's growing profile in 
Kyrgyzstan. In field reports, articles on reducing costs of tradition 
in Tajikistan, mass mobilization in Bishkek, the Kazakh opposition, 
and Japan's role in Central Asia.

The 2 May issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst (Volume 9, no. 9) is now
online at
http://www.cacianalyst.org. 
The PDF version of the entire issue of the 2 May CACI Analyst is available at: 
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/files/070502Analyst.pdf

Full contents:

Parliamentary Elections In Abkhazia: Opposition On The Rise?
Johanna Popjanevski
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/?q=node/4605

Central Asian Regional Integration: Between Reality And Myth
Timur Dadabaev
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/?q=node/4604

Inter-Generational Change And The Integration Of Regional Groups In 
The Chechen Resistance
Cerwyn Moore
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/?q=node/4603

Nazarbayev Increases Kazakhstan's Engagement In Kyrgyzstan, Eclipsing Russia
Erica Marat
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/?q=node/4602

Field Reports

Tajikistan's Innovative Poverty Reduction Strategy
Firuza Ganieva
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/?q=node/4610

Organization And Mobilization In The Streets Of Bishkek
Michael Coffey
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/?q=node/4609

Kazakh Opposition Forces Press Government For Genuine Democracy
Marat Yermukanov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/?q=node/4608

Forum Report: Does Japan Matter In Central Asia?
Michael Leung
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/?q=node/4607

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

CFP- Slavic Review: Nature, Culture, and Power

Posted by: Slavic Review <slavic-review(a)ad.uiuc.edu>
Posted: 4 May 2007


CFP- Slavic Review: Nature, Culture, and Power 

Call for Papers (Slavic Review):
Nature, Culture, and Power in Eastern Europe, Russia and Eurasia
 
For a special issue of Slavic Review on environmental studies
Guest Editor: Zsuzsa Gille (Sociology, University of Illinois at 
Urbana-Champaign)
 
The relationship between environmental studies and east European, 
Russian, and Eurasian area studies over the last half century is best 
characterized as one of mutual ignorance. Recently, however, there has 
been a renewed interest in nature, the science of ecology, and 
environmentalism among scholars of eastern Europe, Russia, and 
Eurasia. The scholarship is now ripe for mapping out existing research 
agendas and exploring new directions, for evaluating the relevance of 
various social theories and methodologies, and for analyzing the 
academic politics of doing research and publishing in this field.
 
Slavic Review is calling for papers that contribute to the advancement 
of environmental studies concerning eastern Europe, Russia, and 
Eurasia. Empirical and analytical pieces are both welcome. We 
encourage contributions from all disciplines and especially 
interdisciplinary approaches and papers that discuss issues of 
methodology and theory. If you have questions, please contact the 
editor of Slavic Review, Mark Steinberg at slavrev(a)uiuc.edu or Zsuzsa 
Gille at gille(a)uiuc.edu.
 
Please submit abstracts of one to two pages by June 1, 2007 to: 
Slavic Review 
University of Illinois
57 East Armory St.
Champaign, IL 61820
(or as an email attachment to slavrev(a)uiuc.edu)
 
The editors will decide by June 30, 2007 which proposals to accept for 
full submissions of papers. Manuscripts of not more than 8000 words 
excluding endnotes will be due December 1, 2007. Submitted papers must 
conform to Slavic Review standards (see 
www.slavicreview.uiuc.edu/info/manuscripts.html) and will be 
peer-reviewed. The special issue is planned for the Winter 2008 issue.
 
Slavic Review
Editor: Mark D. Steinberg (Professor of History)
 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
57 East Armory Avenue
Champaign, IL  61820-6601
phone: 217 333-3621, fax: 217 333-3872
email: slavrev(a)uiuc.edu or steinb(a)uiuc.edu 
URL: http://www.slavicreview.uiuc.edu/

PUBL.- Handbook on Central Asian Theatre

Posted by: Michel Quéré <michel.quere(a)ietm.org>
Posted: 4 May 2007


PUBL.- Handbook on Central Asian Theatre

We are pleased to announce that the first Handbook on Central Asian 
Theatre is now available on line.

http://www.on-the-move.org/documents/CentralAsia_07_final.pdf


This publication is a result of the ongoing "Central Asian Caravan 
Theater" project, implemented by IETM (www.ietm.org) and Central Asian 
Initiatives (www.central-asian-initiatives.org) and mainly supported 
by Open Society Institute and HIVOS.

This project aims to create a Central Asian Performing Arts network 
and strengthen connections between Central Asian performing arts 
operators within the region and with the "West".

The Handbook on Central Asian Theatre is intended as a practical guide 
for international cooperation between performing art professionals, 
from Central Asia, Afghanistan and elsewhere in the world.

It provides culture specialists and field operators with an 
interesting (net)working tool.

It is a 94 page publication consisting of:

 - A database of performing arts companies in Central Asia and Afghanistan
 - A summary of the key points discussed and the overall conclusion of 
   the Theater meetings hold in Tajikistan 2005 and in Kyrgyzstan 2006.
 - Some case studies and good practice examples of international 
   cooperation in artistic creation.

PUBL.- Central Asian Survey, Special Issue on Social Policy in Central Asia

Posted by: Armine Ishkanian <A.Ishkanian(a)lse.ac.uk>
Posted: 2 May 2007

PUBL.- Central Asian Survey, Special Issue on Social Policy in Central Asia

Central Asian Survey, Volume 25, Issue 4, December 2006 
Special Issue: Social Policy in Central Asia
Guest Editor:  Armine Ishkanian, London School of Economics 

Social policy and development in Central Asia and the Caucasus
Ishkanian, Armine

The contribution of the PRSP to social policy development in Central 
Asia and the Caucasus
Reynolds, Michael

The social exclusion framework and poverty reduction strategy in Tajikistan
Babajanian, Babken V.

The unfinished journey from Semashko to Bismarck: health reform in 
Central Asia from 1991 to 2006
Borowitz, Michael - Atun, Rifat

Formalizing informal payments: the progress of health reform in Kyrgyzstan
Baschieri, Angela - Falkingham, Jane

After the Cold War: international politics, domestic policy and the 
nuclear legacy in Kazakhstan
Werner, Cynthia - Purvis-Roberts, Kathleen

Child mortality in Central Asia: social policy, agriculture and the environment
Franz, Jennifer - Fitzroy, Felix

Problems and trends in education in Central Asia since 1990: the case 
of general secondary education in Kyrgyzstan
Deyoung, Alan J.

Human capital in Central Asia: trends and challenges in education
Shagdar, Bolormaa

Expanding state authority, cutting back local services: 
decentralization and its contradictions in Uzbekistan
Noori, Neema

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

Posted by: Ken Goff <kenpgoff(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 1 May 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.- Women of Central Asia: Gender and Change in Sovietized Muslim Societies

Posted by: Habiba Fathi <habiba.f(a)netcourrier.com>
Posted: 29 Apr 2007


PUBL.- Women of Central Asia: Gender and Change in Sovietized Muslim Societies

Dear Colleagues:

I have the pleasure to announce the publication of:

Femmes d'Asie centrale. Genre et Mutations dans les sociétés
musulmanes soviétisées,[Women of Central Asia. Gender and Changes in
Sovietized Muslim Societies], edited by Habiba Fathi, Paris, Aux lieux
d'être/IFEAC, 2007, 444 p. (In French).

I. Summary:

Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan...
These former federal republics of Central Asia, previously under
Soviet control, are now newly independent countries confronting the
problem of how to manage their multiple heritages.  How did the Soviet
authoritarian policy of modernizing women's status, enforced
throughout Central Asia starting in the early 1920s, and then the
construction of modern nation-states affect gender roles?  Were they
reproduced or redefined?  For the first time, a French-language work
answers these questions, relating them to gender and change.  This
collective book aims to shed new light on the modifications to the
various statuses of Muslim women in Central Asia from Russian
colonization to the present.

At a time when public debate is focusing on the place given to women
in Islam, this work's ambition is to recount the experiences of women
in the Sovietized Muslim societies of Central Asia, a region once
again in the grips of profound upheaval.

II. Contents:

Femmes d'Asie centrale. Genre et mutations dans les sociétés
musulmanes soviétisées, sous la direction de Habiba Fathi, Paris, Aux
lieux d'être/IFEAC, 2007, 444 p.

Introduction
  - Habiba Fathi : Après l'URSS, qu'en est-il de la place des femmes en
    Asie centrale ?

Première partie : La condition féminine au Turkestan à la veille de la
Révolution d'Octobre

  - Tcholpon Tourdalieva : L'image de la femme kirghize à travers les
    récits de voyages (fin du XIXe siècle-début du XXe)

  - Sanobar Chadmanova : Femme et islam au Turkestan à travers la
    presse coloniale russe (fin du XIXe siècle-début du XXe)

Deuxième partie : La soviétisation de l'Asie centrale : Entre
résistances et répressions féminines

  - Qahramon Radjabov : Le rôle des femmes chefs de troupes dans la
    lutte contre l'installation du pouvoir soviétique en Asie centrale

  - Cherali Tourdiev : Femme et répression dans l'Ouzbékistan soviétique

Troisième partie : L'émergence de la question féminine dans l'Asie
centrale : d'une émancipation autoritaire à de nouvelles réalités nationales

  - Diloram A. Alimova : L'évolution du statut de la femme dans l'Asie
    centrale : des djadids aux indépendances

  - Marfoua Tokhtakhojaeva : Le modèle soviétique d'émancipation
    féminine et ses conséquences sur le statut des femmes dans é'Asie
    centrale postsoviétique


Quatrième partie : Identité féminine et construction nationale

  - Alexandr Djoumaev : Genre, culture et identité en Ouzbékistan

  - Anara Tabychalieva, Dina Choukourova : Femmes du Kirghizistan indépendant

  - Habiba Fathi : Musulmanes d'Asie centrale : un exemple de
    recomposition de la religion en islam

Cinquième partie : Famille et changement social en Asie centrale :
ambivalence des modèles anciens et nouveaux

  - Svetlana Chakirova : Quelle identité pour les femmes kazakhes ?

  - Bermet G. Touguelbaeva : La violence au sein du couple au Kirghizistan

Sixième partie : Genre et développement en Asie centrale

  - Alla A. Kouvatova : Les conséquences de la guerre civile sur le
    travail et l'emploi des femmes rurales du Tadjikistan

  - Klara Babaeva : Être femme au pays de Turkmenbachi

  - Bermet G. Touguelbaeva, Saulé D. Hamzaeva : L'émergence des ONG
    féminines en Asie centrale

Conclusion


  - Outchkoun Nazarov : Elle

III. The book is available at:

Aux lieux d'être
Éditions de sciences humaines et sociales contemporaines
32 bvd Paul Vaillant Couturier - 93100 Montreuil- France
Tel. : 01.48.57.68.16 - Fax. : 01.43.63.70.13
http://www.auxlieuxdetre.com

CFP- Community Colleges in Central Eurasia

Posted by: Rosalind Latiner Raby <rabyrl(a)aol.com>
Posted: 24 Apr 2007


CFP- Community Colleges in Central Eurasia

Call For Chapter Proposals

This is a call for chapters for a new publication to be published by 
Springer Publishers under the CERC Studies in Comparative Education series.  

Community College Models: Globalization and Higher Education Reform 

Edited by 
Rosalind Latiner Raby (California Colleges for International Education).  
Edward Valeau (President, Hartnell College) 

The anticipated publication date will be March 2008

The community college prototype (that combines elements of liberal, technical,
vocational and occupational education) exists in various forms 
throughout the world.  In many countries, the adoption of community 
college characteristics, most particularly that of open access, has 
initiated widespread higher educational reform. Community college 
models tend to educate non-traditional post-secondary students and 
demonstrate in a practical way the means by which new generations can 
receive skills that will ensure employment, prosperity, and 
facilitation of democracy.  As such, these institutions tend to serve 
as a symbol of equity as they provide access to higher education for 
the masses in places where access has previously been denied.  In our 
era of expanded educational reform for higher education, the role of 
the community college model cannot be ignored.  

The proposed book, Community College Models: Globalization and Higher 
Education Reform, will explore the philosophical, logistical, and 
thematic attributes of community college models through case-studies 
and will provide a comparative analysis to understand how 
post-secondary educational reform efforts are currently being in 
enacted in countries worldwide. The book is intended to appeal to the 
professionals in the field, graduate students of higher education, 
comparative researchers and will add to discussions on community 
college education currently taking place among policy makers

We are soliciting chapter proposals from scholars in the field of 
comparative and international education, higher education, and 
community college research who can contribute to a critical 
understanding of the field, policy making or policy implementation, 
and/or provide original research on the impact that community college 
models have made to education in general .  The intent is to have a 
combination of state-of-the-field reviews, new empirical scholarship, 
and critical discussions of major topics around the volume's theme.  
All proposals/manuscripts will be peer-reviewed.

We are especially in interested in receiving proposal regarding 
community college models in Central Eurasia. 

Please contact us with chapter proposals by May 25, 2007.  Proposals 
should be a maximum of 250 words and include: 

a) title of proposed chapter
b) description of chapter emphasis
c) personal expertise in the field
d) contact information

Please send chapter proposals to

Rosalind Raby           Edward Valeau
rabyrl(a)aol.com          evaleau(a)hartnell.edu 

(818) 882-9931
 
Because Learning Never Stops
Rosalind Latiner Raby, Ph.D.
Director, California Colleges for International Education
(818) 882-9931 FAX (818) 882-9837
www.ccieworld.org
rabyrl(a)aol.com

PUBL.- Muhib: Kullijot

Posted by: Thomas Loy <t.loy(a)web.de>
Posted: 24 Apr 2007


PUBL.- Muhib: Kullijot

Muhib: Kullijot (Collected works in 7 Vols.) Jerusalem 2006 (Vol. 
I-IV) 2007 (Vol. V-VII).

containing all the works of the famous Bukharan Jewish author in 
Tajik/Judeo-Tajik (Cyrillic and Latin script) and a few in Russian. 
Note: The collected works will be available probably in early June.

for more information please contact 
Thomas Loy <t.loy(a)web.de>

or visit
http://tibetbook.net/bacaev.htm

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

Posted by: Shairbek Juraev <s.juraev(a)ipp.kg>
Posted: 24 Apr 2007


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

The following are the latest articles of the Institute for Public 
Policy, Kyrgyzstan (April 11 - April 23, 2007), appearing on the 
Institute's website:

 - Evaluation of Political Situation after April 19
   Round table summary

 - "Where We Are?"
   Muratbek Imanaliev

 - Assessment of Political Situation in Kyrgyzstan (12 April)
   Round table summary

 - "Opposition demonstrations in Bishkek, 11 April 2007"
   Batyr Isakov

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.- Central Asia and the Caucasus, No. 2 (44)

Posted by: Murad Esenov <murad.esenov(a)worldmail.se>
Posted: 23 Apr 2007


PUBL.- Central Asia and the Caucasus, No. 2 (44)

Please find the contents of no. 2(44), 2007 of the 'Central Asia and 
the Caucasus' journal (in English and Russian) below.  The issue will 
be published in late April.

Central Asia And The Caucasus
Journal of Social and Political Studies
No. 2 (44), 2007

In This Issue:

Power And Society

Farkhad Tolipov. Central Asia: Universal Democracy, National 
Democracy, or Enlightened Authoritarianism? 

Konstantin Truevtsev. Central Asia: Political Legitimation Models   

Valerian Dolidze. The Regime and the "Revolution" in Post-Soviet Georgia 

Regional Politics

Shukhratzhon Igitaliev, Albina Karimova. Central Asian and Caucasian 
Strategy: Several Models of Interrelations among the U.S., China, and Russia

Marat Nurgaliev. Kazakh-U.S. Military-Political Cooperation in the 
Context of U.S. Geopolitical Interests in Central Asia 

Rashid Abdullo. Tajikistan and Regional Integration in Central Asia  

Fifteen Years Of Independence: The Central Asian And Caucasian Countries Sum
Up The Political And Economic Results Of This Period

Aynura Elebaeva, Margarita Pukhova. Political Transformations in 
Kyrgyzstan (1991-2006)

Edik Minasian. Armenia: On the Thorny Path to Independence 

Demur Chomakhidze. Georgia's Fuel and Energy Complex after Independence 

Lyudmila Baum. Dynamics of Economic Reform in Post-Soviet Kyrgyzstan 

Selin Zaurbekov. Tajikistan: Economic Development Trends Since Independence 

Regional Economies

Artem Dankov. Ferghana Valley: Problems of Maintaining Economic Stability 

Haroutiun Khachatrian. Armenia: Economic Challenges during the Change 
of Guard  

Arsen Tleppaev. Can the Kazakhstan Economy Become Raw-Material Independent 

Religion In Society

Vladimir Bobrovnikov. The "Islamic Revival" in Daghestan Twenty Years Later 

For Your Information

The Special Feature section in the next issue will discuss:

Central Asia and the Caucasus

 - China's Policy in Central Eurasia: Specifics and Prospects
 - U.S.'s Policy in Central Eurasia: Specifics and Prospects
 - Russia's Policy in Central Eurasia: Specifics and Prospects

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

PUBL./CFP- Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism

Posted by: Whitney May <Sen(a)lse.ac.uk>
Posted: 17 Apr 2007


PUBL./CFP- Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism 

Studies In Ethnicity And Nationalism 
Call For Papers 

Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, a bi-annual, fully-refereed 
journal published in the Department of Government at the London School 
of Economics, invites the submission of high-quality interdisciplinary 
articles on issues pertaining to nationalism, ethnicity and related 
themes. Examples of these themes include: Nationalism in the Post Cold 
War World; Myths, Memories and the Representations of the Past; Ethnic 
Relations and Conflicts; Nationalism and Regional Conflicts; 
Separatism and Irredentism; Imperialism and Nationalism; Issues of 
Minority Rights in Multinational States.

The editors are particularly interested in papers on Asia (East, 
Southeast, South and Central Asia broadly defined) for this call, 

especially those relating to the following themes:

Ethnic Conflict and Identity Politics 
Manifestations of Nationalism 
The editors welcome submissions of work in progress as well as 
contributions from young professionals, post-docs and lecturers in the 
early stages of their careers. SEN especially encourages submissions 
from advanced PhD candidates and Post Doctoral Fellows. For 
submissions to be considered for publication in 2007, please ensure 
your paper reaches us by 31 May, 2007 via email (SEN(a)lse.ac.uk). The 
word limit is 6000 words, including bibliography and references. The 
SEN style guide can be found at

http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/ASEN/SEN%20Guidelines.pdf

Submissions that do not conform to the style guide will not be accepted.
For more information, please visit the SEN website:

http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/ASEN/ 

PUBL.- Religion et politique dans le Caucase post-soviétique

Posted by: Hratch Tchilingirian <h.tchilingirian(a)btinternet.com>
Posted: 16 Apr 2007


PUBL.- Religion et politique dans le Caucase post-soviétique

Religion Et Politique Dans Le Caucase Post-Soviétique

Sous la direction de Bayram Balci& Raoul Motika

Maisonneuve & Larose, February 2007
ISBN : 978-2-7068-1967-4
368 pages

Table of Contents

1  Conflits et territoires dans le Caucase post-soviétique
Jean Radvanyi

2  Moscou face au Caucase : fin de partie ou début d'une "reconquista" 
impériale ?
Charles Urjewicz

3  Le Caucase dans la stratégie eurasiatique de l'Iran
Mohammed Reza Djalili

4  Turkish Policy towards the Caucasus
Mustafa Aydin

5  Entre Islam et laïcité : la politique religieuse de la Turquie dans 
les républiques turcophones d'Asie centrale et du Caucase
Bayram Balci

6  'Adat against Sharia: Russian Approache towards Daghestani 
"Customary Law" in the 19th Century
Michael Kemper

7  L'élan brisé : les intellectuels azéris et l'enseignement islamique 
avant la soviétisation
Altay Gíyüshov

8  Islam et politique en Azerbaïdjan
Bayram Balci

9  Nationalisme(s), Islam(s) et politique au Daghestan
Moshe Gammer

10 The Islamic Revival in a Daghestani Kolhkoz : between local 
Traditions and external Influences
Vladimir Bobrovnikov

11 L'Islam dans le Caucase du Nord-Ouest
Irina Babich

12 L'Islam en Tchétchénie : sur fond d'aggravation de la situation 
politique, analyse et témoignage (1990-2005)
Maïrbek Vatchagaev

13 Le renouveau islamique en Géorgie post-soviétique
Bayram Balci & Raul Motika

14 L'Église orthodoxe géorgienne : un référent identitaire ambigu
Silvia Serrano

15 In Search of Relevance : Church and Religion in Armenia since Independence
Hratch Tchilingirian

16 Les Juifs des montagnes : un groupe ethnique et confessionnel stable
Vladimir A. Dmitriev

17 Les Yézidis du Sud Caucase une communauté religieuse face ses incertitudes
Lucine Japharova

18 Les Molokanes d'Azerbaïdjan : rencontre et observation d'une 
sous-minorité russe
Adeline Braux

19 Les Baha'i du Caucase : b.a.-ba d'une communauté méconnue
Azer Jafarov & Bayram Balci

To order, contact:

Maisonneuve & Larose / Servedit
15 rue Victor Cousin, 75 005 Paris
servedit1(a)wanadoo.fr
Tél. 01 44 41 49 30/ Fax. 01 43 25 77 41

Au carrefour des mondes turc, iranien et russe qui l'ont façonné
travers les siècles, le Caucase resurgit sur la scène internationale
et focalise les attentions   bien des égards depuis que la dernière
puissance impériale qui l'a dominé, l'Union soviétique, s'est effacée.
L'objectif du présent ouvrage collectif est d'explorer les facteurs
d'analyse des renouveaux religieux, chrétien et musulman mais aussi
juif, yezidi, molokane ou bahai dans l'ensemble de la Transcaucasie et
du Nord Caucase.

Ces renouveaux religieux sont analysés dans leurs principales
composantes et leurs sources locales   la lumière des influences
extérieures et nombreuses interactions multiformes qui lient les deux
phénomènes. Il s'agit aussi d'observer comment le politique, héritier
souvent laïque d'un ancien régime athéiste, se positionne en matière
religieuse pour comprendre les nouvelles politiques identitaires
nationales.

PUBL./CFP- Asian Affairs: An American Review

Posted by: Jen Maceyko <jmaceyko(a)heldref.org>
Posted: 13 Apr 2007


PUBL./CFP- Asian Affairs: An American Review

Asian Affairs: An American Review

Call for Papers

Asian Affairs: An American Review, a quarterly journal focusing on 
U.S. policy in Asia and the contemporary politics, economics, 
security, and international relations of the region, invites 
submissions of original research papers of between 5,000 to 7,000 words. 
 
Asian Affairs seeks to present in-depth, well-argued theses relevant 
for policymakers in both the United States and the greater Asian 
region. Articles should contribute to an ongoing debate or bring to 
light new questions and responses to contemporary issues pertaining to 
the East, Southeast, South, and Central Asian regions. All 
perspectives are of interest. Submissions will be double-blind peer 
reviewed. The journal has no op-ed section and does not publish opinion essays.
 
Please submit all papers by email to aa(a)heldref.org, including a cover 
letter stating that the manuscript is not under consideration elsewhere. 

Documentation should adhere to the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th 
edition. Asian Affairs uses endnotes, not footnotes. The editors 
reserve the right to make editorial changes necessary for space 
requirements and journal standards. 
 
Contributors of published papers will receive two complimentary copies 
of the issue containing their articles. Authors will be able to obtain 
online access of their article by logging on to 
http://heldref.metapress.com and creating a user name and password. 
Authors will then receive a MetaPress ID. After doing this, authors 
should send their user name and MetaPress ID via e-mail to the 
marketing and communications associate, Christine Polcino, at 
cpolcino(a)heldref.org; she will then arrange access to the article for 
the author.

PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, 4 April 2007, is online

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


PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, 4 April 2007, is online

Highlights: The CACI Analyst launches its new, redesigned website! 
The new redesigned website is being perfected at
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite. Until technical glitches are 
eliminated,the old version of the website is still available. 

This Analyst issue features Erica Marat on Chinese-Russian military 
exercises in Central Asia; Kevin Leahy on Chechnya's President 
Kadyrov; Stephen Blank on the Burgas-Alexandroupolis pipeline; and 
Richard Weitz on WMD smuggling in the Caucasus. In Field reports, 
articles on energy issues in Tajikistan and Georgia, a Chechen-Kazakh 
brawl, and the new Kyrgyz Prime Minister.

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

The 4 April issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst (Volume 9, no. 
7) is now online at http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite. The PDF 
version of the entire issue is available at:  
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/files/070404Analyst_0.pdf

Full contents:

Analytical Articles

Russia And China Unite Forces In "Peace Mission - 2007"
Erica Marat 
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/?q=node/4586

Chechnya's New President: Rational Actor Or Ideological Zealot?
Kevin Daniel Leahy 
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/?q=node/4585

The Burgas-Alexandroupolis Pipeline And Its Implications
Stephen Blank 
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/?q=node/4584

Nuclear Smuggling Case Deepens Georgian-Russian Tensions
Richard Weitz 
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/?q=node/4583

Field Reports

Can Somebody Turn The Lights On In Tajikistan?
Firuza Ganieva 
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/?q=node/4590

Georgian Energy Conference Held
Kakha Jibladze 
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/?q=node/4589

Ethnic Chechens Blame Kazakh Authorities And Police For Complacency
Marat Yermukanov 
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/?q=node/4588

Opposition Leader Appointed Prime Minister In Kyrgyzstan
Nurshat Ababakirov 
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/?q=node/4587

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

Posted by: Shairbek Juraev <s.juraev(a)ipp.kg>
Posted: 9 Apr 2007
 

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

The following are the latest articles of the Institute for Public 
Policy, Kyrgyzstan (March 20 - April 5, 2007), appearing on the 
Institute's website:

"Feliks Kulov's Conditions"
Batyr Isakov

"We need a temporary consensus-based governance agency"
Interview with Muratbek Imanaliev

"OSCE will always be ready to provide a neutral platform for dialogue"
Interview with the Head of the OSCE Centre in Bishkek

"Current Political Situation and Possible Scenarios"
Round table summary

"Challenges of developing effective state policy on water resources management"
Round table summary

"Spring 2007: The Dynamics of Political Struggle and Possible 
Scenarios of Political Developments in Kyrgyzstan"
Round table summary

"What Hampers Economic Growth in the Kyrgyz Republic?"
Rafkat Khasanov

"Geopolitical Aspects of the Problem of Regional Integration in Central Asia"
Farkhod Tolipov

Ambassador Grewlich on new EU strategy towards Central Asian states
Summary of the meeting with the German Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic

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

Note: Those who subscribed to the IPP update at www.ipp.kg before 23 
February, please enter your email again. Due to technical problem, 
those email addresses were lost.

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- International Journal of Russian Studies

Posted by: Ayse Dietrich <dietrichayse(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 9 Apr 2007


PUBL./CFP- International Journal of Russian Studies


The International Journal of Russian Studies will accept articles to 
be considered for publication in its first edition up to 25 December 
2007. Articles can be on any aspect of Russia - its history, culture 
(language, literature, linguistics, art etc.), religion, politics, or 
peoples - from its earliest beginnings to the present day. Articles 
submitted should adhere to the guidelines found on our website at www.radtr.net
 
Prof.Dr. Ayse Dietrich (Editor)
Ankara University
Faculty of Letters
Department of Russian Language&Literature
06100 Sihhiye
Ankara/TURKEY
E-mail: editor(a)radtr.net

PUBL.- The Voice of the Shaman (in French), Jean During and Sultonali Khudoberdiev

Posted by: Jean During <duringj(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 6 Apr 2007


PUBL.- Voice of the Shaman (in French), Jean During and Sultonali Khudoberdiev


La voix du chamane: Étude sur les baxshi Tadjiks et Ouzbeks
Jean During and Sultonali Khudoberdiev

Les études et les documents sur les pratiques des chamanes (baxshi)
d'Asie centrale, quoique peu abondants, permettent de se faire une
idée globale de leur tradition. Ils laissent cependant dans l'ombre de
nombreuses questions : le contenu de l'expérience chamanique, ce que
vivent les acteurs dans un rituel, comment l'on en arrive à s'en
remettre à ces thérapies, comment agit le traitement et quels en sont
les effets à long terme.

Cette étude répond en partie à ce questionnement, en approchant le
sujet de façon phénomologique, en éclairant le rituel des baxshi de
l'intérieur, en faisant parler les participants, en décryptant les
hymnes chamaniques avec toutes les ressources de la philologie et de
l'exégèse, en le mettant en perspective avec un ensemble de pratiques
de guérison qui ne convoquent pas nécessairement les esprits. Enfin,
en confrontant l'art des chamanes musulmans à l'exorcisme coranique,
elle fait apparaître l'antique conflit entre la parole du Dieu et la
voix des esprits.

Jean DURING est l'auteur de nombreux ouvrages sur les cultures
musicales de l'Asie intérieure en particulier dans leur rapport avec
la société, la pensée et la mystique musulmane.

Sultonali KHUDOBERDIEV, est passé de la pratique de la musique
tadjik-ouzbek, à l'ethnomusicologie, et de là à l'ethnologie, mû par
son intérêt personnel pour l'univers des chamanes.

Price: 22 euro

PUBL.- Social Research Center, AUCA

Posted by: Social Research Center <src(a)mail.auca.kg>
Posted: 4 Apr 2007


PUBL.- Social Research Center, AUCA

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

Articles Of Src Visiting Research Fellows

Group Identities and Political Conflict in Kyrgyzstan: Findings From the Field
By Alexander Wolters

For Kyrgyzstan and Central Asia in general, scholars usually refer to 
clans, regional identity groups or, recently, local groupings, as the 
main participants in struggles over political resources. Alexander 
Wolter's article discusses these theoretical approaches and questions 
their potential to explain current developments in Kyrgyzstan. This 
report also presents empirical material that underlines his 
hypotheses, which are: group identities have weakened in the course of 
the last 15 years. Soviet mechanisms for reproducing group identity 
ceased to exist and were not replaced by new ones (1). Less group 
identities, but more (formal) institutional arrangements have an 
impact on the development of conflicts (2). What we see today in 
Kyrgyzstan is a process of the atomization of society, and this 
probably holds true for some other Central Asian republics as well (3).

Full report in English can be found by the following link:
http://src.auca.kg/images/stories/files/report_alexander_wolters_group
_identities_eng.pdf

Muslim Life in Central Asia 1943 - 1985
By Eren Tasar

The period from World War II to the rise of Gorbachev saw important 
changes in the realms of Islamic practice, education, and social and 
moral norms in the Soviet Central Asia. In particular, the 
establishment of four geographic "spiritual administrations" to 
oversee and manage Muslim religious life in the Soviet Union in 1943, 
the foundation of a special state committee to oversee the affairs of 
non-Orthodox faiths in 1944, and the opening of the country's only 
legal madrasah in 1945 (in Bukhara, Uzbekistan) inaugurated a new 
chapter in the history of Islam in the Soviet Union. Subsequent 
decades saw the professionalization of a legally registered, 
ecclesiastical Islamic hierarchy affiliated with the party-state, as 
well as the growth of unregistered networks of Islamic teachers and 
prayer leaders. On a broader societal level, the increased prosperity 
of the Khrushchev and Brezhnev years (1953-1982) witnessed important 
social developments such as a sharp decrease in public observance of 
Islamic rituals and strictures (the prohibition of pork and alcohol 
consumption, for instance) and, in urban areas, a rise in interfaith marriage.

Full report in English can be found by the following link:
http://www.src.auca.kg/images/stories/files/report_eren_tasar_final_paper.pdf

Research Projects

MONOGRAPH: Review of the History of Rise and Development of the NGO 
Sector in Kyrgyzstan
In spite of an over decade of rapid development of the NGO sector in 
Kyrgyzstan, no consistent analysis or study of its development 

environment, main stakeholders, or the factors affecting both external 
and internal development environment ever took place. As of today, 
there is little research available that gives comprehensive 
description of the historic context for the development of the NGO 
sector in the country. This study focuses on the history of NGO 
development with an attempt to reveal better knowledge of the 
fundamental aspects of the non-for-profit development in Kyrgyzstan.

Full report in English can be found by the following link:
http://src.auca.kg/images/stories/files/monography1_eng.pdf

Full report in Russian can be found by the following link:
http://src.auca.kg/images/stories/files/monography1_rus.pdf

Rountables, Presentations And Lectures 
PRESENTATION OF SURVEY RESULTS: Kyrgyz Universities: Some Elements of 
Corruption.
Consulting Company "DialectICON" of Bishkek presented the results of 
survey "Kyrgyz Universities: Some Elements of Corruption". The survey 
covered five large universities in Bishkek and aimed at determining 
the level, scope and causes of bribery in these universities. Detailed 
information on research methodology was provided, in addition.

Full report in Russian can be found by the following link:
http://src.auca.kg/images/stories/files/Survey%20Report%20final%2021%20Nov%2
02006.pdf

LECTURE: External and Internal Migration Processes in Kyrgyzstan: What 
Are the Last Year Trends?
Bermet Moldobaeva, IOM/Kyrgyzstan Officer, in her lecture, focused on 
how geopolitical location impacted internal migration processes in 
Kyrgyzstan. She also described how unstable political situations in 
neighboring countries, military campaigns in the south of the country, 
ecological disasters and widespread unemployment inside the country 
determines the priorities for the regulation of migration in 
Kyrgyzstan. According to Ms. Moldobaeva, regulation of migration 
processes is one of the most important challenges for the national 
policy-making. She examined the prevailing trends observed in 
migration in Kyrgyzstan over the last year.

Full report in Russian can be found by the following link:
http://src.auca.kg/images/stories/files/public_ss_bermet_moldobaeva_rus.pdf

LECTURE: Constitutional Reform in Kyrgyzstan: What Its Rapidity Can 
Cause For the Country?
In the light of new amendments made to the constitution, Gulnara 
Iskakova, Constitutional Law Expert, delivered a lecture on the 
background of recent processes in designing revisions to the national 
constitution. It was broadly viewed that the constitutional changes 
made are the new source of controversy and conflicts in maintaining 
the power sharing in Kyrgyzstan. Therefore, Gulnara Iskakova 
questioned the legitimacy of major constitutional amendments adopted 
and commented on possible impacts of these revisions on "check and 
balance" system in the country in the short and long run.

Full report in English can be found by the following link:
http://src.auca.kg/images/stories/files/Constitutional_reform_in_KR_eng.pdf

Full report in Russian can be found by the following link:
http://src.auca.kg/images/stories/files/constitutional_reforms_rus.pdf


ROUNDTABLE: "Idea of Sovereign Democracy: To What Extent It Can Become 
a Foundation for a State Ideology in Some Post-Soviet Countries?"
Roundtable aimed to discuss a recently published article by Vladislav 
Surkov, Assistant to the President of the Russian Federation and 
Deputy Head of the Office of the President of the Russian Federation. 
The roundtable was focused on whether Surkov's ideas can become a 
viable version of "national idea of the Russian Federation" and if 
"sovereign democracy" can be a viable alternative to the Western-style 
liberal democracy in some post-Soviet countries. The roundtable 
participants also debated over the relevance of Surkov's ideas for 
Central Asian countries.

Full report in Russian can be found by the following link:
http://src.auca.kg/images/stories/files/Roundtable_6_03_07_Surkov.pdf

ROUNDTABLE:  Islam and Politics
Local scholars in the field of Islam, representatives of religious 
bodies and government institutions debated over the positions of 
government agencies and some politicians towards Islam, the impact of 
Islam on the formation of internal and external policies in Kyrgyzstan 
as well as interrelationship of secular and religious education in the country.

Full report in Russian can be found by the following link:
http://src.auca.kg/images/stories/files/roundtable_report_islam_politics.pdf

ROUNDTABLE: Symbols and Images of Kyrgyzstan
The roundtable entitled  "Symbols and Images of Kyrgyzstan" pursued 
the goal to examine the contemporary images of Kyrgyzstan by 
identifying existing symbols (historical, literary, political, visual, 
etc.), which are created and utilized by local elites and/or other 
groups. The roundtable participants debated how these symbols are 
perceived and interpreted by the general public. In particular, the 
roundtable participants discussed the following issues: how the Kyrgyz 
people comprehend and position themselves regionally and globally in 
terms of social development; how other Central Asian countries and 
other post-Soviet countries view Kyrgyzstan; whether the creation of 
new symbols are necessary and why; and how we can build our future 
path through the invented images.

Full report in English can be found by the following link:
http://src.auca.kg/images/stories/files/symbols_and_images_eng.pdf

Full report in Russian can be found by the following link:
http://src.auca.kg/images/stories/files/roundtable_simbols_kyrgyzstan_rus.pdf

Upcoming Events

In this section we inform you about our upcoming events. Some events 
do not have details, but, please be posted by visiting our website on 
regular basis. If you would like to attend any of the events, please 
feel free to contact our staff at src(a)mail.auca.kg or call by: 663309 ext 276

APRIL 13, LECTURE:
New Tax Code in Kyrgyz Republic, Ministry of Finance

APRIL 27, ROUNDTABLE:
Secular and Religious Education in Kyrgyzstan: Problems and Prospects

PUBL.- Empire, Islam, and Politics in Central Eurasia

Posted by: Uyama Tomohiko <uyama(a)slav.hokudai.ac.jp>
Posted: 4 Apr 2007


PUBL.- Empire, Islam, and Politics in Central Eurasia


The Slavic Research Center of Hokkaido University, Japan, announces 
the publication of a new book:

Empire, Islam, and Politics in Central Eurasia (Slavic Eurasian 
Studies, no.14) / edited by Uyama Tomohiko
Sapporo: Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido University, 2007, ix + 376 
p. Includes index.

Contents

Part One: The Russian Empire and Central Eurasia

1. Dar al-Islam under Russian Rule As Understood by Turkestani Muslim 
Intellectuals  (Komatsu Hisao)

2. A Particularist Empire: The Russian Policies of Christianization 
and Military Conscription in Central Asia  (Uyama Tomohiko)

3. Maktab or School? Introduction of Universal Primary Education among 
the Volga-Ural Muslims  (Naganawa Norihiro)

4. Central Asia in Early Photographs: Russian Colonial Attitudes and 
Visual Culture  (Margaret Dikovitskaya)

Part Two: The Revolution and Intellectuals

5. The Fascination of Revolution: Central Asian Intellectuals, 
1917-1927 (Adeeb Khalid)

6. The Alash Movement and the Soviet Government: A Difference of 
Positions (Mambet Koigeldiev)

Part Three: Mass Deportations under the Soviet Regime

7. Deportation of the Kalmyks (1943-1956): Stigmatized Ethnicity  
(Elza-Bair Guchinova)

8. Nationalities Policy in the Brezhnev Era: The Case of Deported 
Nations (Hanya Shiro)

Part Four: Local and Global Aspects of Islamic Revival

9. Fundamentalist Challenges to Local Islamic Traditions in Soviet and 
Post-Soviet Central Asia  (Ashirbek Muminov)

10. Islamic Resurgence in the Modern Caucasian Region: "Global" and 
"Local" Islam in the Pankisi Gorge  (George Sanikidze)

Part Five: Post-Soviet Political Developments

11. An Analysis of the Internal Structure of Kazakhstan's Political 
Elite and an Assessment of Political Risk Levels  (Dosym Satpaev)

12. Regime Formation and Development in Armenia  (Alexander Markarov)

Part Six: State Borders and Minorities

13. Drug-Trafficking through the Russia-Kazakhstan Border: Challenge 
and Responses  (Sergey Golunov)

14. Transnationalism As a Threat to State Security? Case Studies on 
Uighurs and Uzbeks in Kazakhstan  (Oka Natsuko)

[Note: Japanese names are written with the family name first]

There are two ways to obtain this volume:

1. You can receive a free copy by filling in the following blank and 
sending it to Professor Uyama <uyama(a)slav.hokudai.ac.jp>:

Request form for the book "Empire, Islam, and Politics in Central Eurasia"
Name:
Affiliation and Status:
Field of Specialization:
Post Address:

2. You can download the PDF files of all the chapters at
<http://src-h.slav.hokudai.ac.jp/coe21/publish/no14_ses/contents.html>.

PUBL.- Central Asian Program Newsletter, Tsukuba Univ., Japan

Posted by: Timur Dadabaev <dadabaev(a)chiiki.tsukuba.ac.jp>
Posted: 3 Apr 2007


PUBL.- Central Asian Program Newsletter, Tsukuba Univ., Japan


PUBL: The Graduate School of Area Studies, Tsukuba University, Japan:
Central Asian Program Newsletter

The Graduate School of Area Studies, the University of Tsukuba, 
Tsukuba, Japan is pleased to announce the publication of the first 
issue of the newsletter issued by its Central Asian Program. To view 
or download the PDF versions in English and Japanese languages please 
refer to the links below:

For English language version:
http://thais.chiiki.tsukuba.ac.jp/Members/dadabaev/tcacnews200703english.pdf

For Japanese language version:
http://thais.chiiki.tsukuba.ac.jp/Members/dadabaev/japanese.pdf

You can also access the Newletter through the following link:
http://thais.chiiki.tsukuba.ac.jp/

PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, 21 March 2007, is online

Posted by: Svante Cornell <svante.cornell(a)eurasia.uu.se>
Posted: 3 Apr 2007


PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, 21 March 2007, is online

Highlights: The CACI Analyst is launching its new, redesigned website. 
The new redesigned website is being perfected at 
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite. While the site migrates to the new 
system, some problems may occur. The old version of the website is 
still available. We strongly recommend use of the PDF version for the 
next two weeks.

This Analyst issue features Steven Blank on Kazakhstan's foreign 
policy; Harutioun Khachatrian on Armenia's national security strategy, 
Dmitry Shlapentokh on post-Soviet extremism; and Kevin Leahy on 
conscription in Chechnya. In Field reports, articles on Novruz 
celebrations, a fistfight in the Azerbaijani parliament, the lingering 
memory of the Aksy killings in Kyrgyzstan, and Kazakhstan-Georgia relations.

NOTE: JOB OPENING
The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute Seeks a Program Office Manager. 
See advertisement for details.
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/inside/employment/index.htm

NOTE: NEW ISSUE OF CHINA AND EURASIA FORUM QUARTERLY
The February 2007 issue, Guest Edited by Erica Marat with a focus on 
military institutions, is now online. Download at:
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/CEF/Quarterly/February_2007.pdf

The 21 March issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst (Volume 9, no. 
6) is now online at http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite. The PDF 
version of the entire issue is available at:  
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/files/070321Analyst.pdf

Full contents:

Analytical Articles

Kazakhstan Steps Out To The World
Stephen Blank
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4740

Armenia Adopts A National Security Strategy
Harutioun Khachatrian
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4741

Post-Soviet Radicals And Spread Of Terrorism
Dmitry Shlapentokh
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4742

The Threat Of Conscription: A New Sabre For Umarov To Rattle?
Kevin Daniel Leahy
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4743

Field Reports

Celebrating Novruz In Central Asia
Erica Marat
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4744

Fistfight In Azerbaijani Parliament Indicates Controversy Within Ruling Block
Azer Kerimov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4745

Aksy Events Still Torment Kyrgyz Government
Nurshat Ababakirov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4746

Kazakhstan Extends Helping Hand To Georgia
Marat Yermukanov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4747

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 China and Eurasia Forum (CEF) Quarterly, February 2007

Posted by: Christopher Len <clen(a)silkroadstudies.org>
Posted: 23 Mar 2007


PUBL.- The China and Eurasia Forum (CEF) Quarterly, February 2007


The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program is 
pleased to announce the release of the first guest-edited issue of the 
China and Eurasia Forum Quarterly. The February 2007 issue of the CEF 
Quarterly is guest-edited by Dr. Erica Marat and is devoted to the 
special topic of Military Institutions in Eurasia.

The issue is online at the following link:
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/February_2007.pdf

Contributions to this issue include:

1. Kazakhstan's Partnership with NATO: Strengths, Limits and Prognosis, p.7
Roger N. McDermott

Roger N. McDermott is Senior Fellow in Eurasian Military Studies, 
Jamestown Foundation, Washington DC & Honorary Senior Research Fellow, 
Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Kent 
at Canterbury, UK.
www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/CEF/Quarterly/February_2007/McDermott.pdf

2. The Modernization Drive of the PLA and the New Defense White Paper, p.21
Jagannath P. Panda

Jagannath P. Panda is a research faculty member at the Institute for 
Defense Studies and Analysis (IDSA), New Delhi, India.
www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/CEF/Quarterly/February_2007/Panda.pdf

3. China's Relations with Azerbaijan, p.29
Fariz Ismailzade

Fariz Ismailzade is Lecturer at Western University in Baku, 
Azerbaijan. He is also a regular contributor on the South Caucasus for 
the Eurasia 
Daily Monitor and Central Asia - Caucasus Analyst.
www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/CEF/Quarterly/February_2007/Ismailzade.pdf

4. Post-Soviet Military-Political Integration: The Collective Security 
Treaty Organization and its Relations with the EU and NATO, p.35
Alexander I. Nikitin

Alexander I. Nikitin is Professor and Director of the Center for 
Euro-Atlantic Security of the Moscow State Institute of International 
Relations (MGIMO), Russia. He is also President of the Russian 
Political Science Association, as well as a member of the Russian 
Academy of Military Sciences.
www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/CEF/Quarterly/February_2007/Nikitin.pdf

5. Russia's Opposition to Georgia's Quest for NATO Membership, p.45
Kakha Jibladze

Kakha Jibladze is a freelance reporter and translator based in 
Tbilisi, Georgia.
www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/CEF/Quarterly/February_2007/Jibladze.pdf

6. Civil-Military Relations and the 2007 Elections in Pakistan: Impact 
on the Regional Security Environment, p.53
Talat Masood

Talat Masood served in the Pakistani Army for 39 years, retiring in 
1990 as Secretary for Defense Production in the Ministry of Defense.
www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/CEF/Quarterly/February_2007/Masood.pdf

7. International Factors Stopping Security Sector Reform: The Uzbek Case, p.61
Peter K. Forster

Peter K. Forster teaches political science at Penn State University in 
the U.S. and helps coordinate the University's homeland security initiatives.
www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/CEF/Quarterly/February_2007/Forster.pdf

8. Changes in Uzbekistan's Military Policy after the Andijan Events, p.67
Rustam Burnashev and Irina Chernykh

Rustam Burnashev is Professor at the Kazakh-German University in 
Almaty, Kazakhstan. Irina Chernykh is Professor at Al-Farbi University 
in Almaty.
www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/CEF/Quarterly/February_2007/Burnashev
_Chernykh.pdf

9. The Russian Defense Reform, p.75
Irina Isakova

Irina Isakova is Associate Fellow at RUSI, London, UK. She works as a 
freelance analyst and is author of Russian DefenseReform: Current 
Trends (Strategic Studies Institute: US Army War College, November 2006)
www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/CEF/Quarterly/February_2007/Isakova.pdf

10. Soviet Military Legacy and Regional Security Cooperation in 
Central Asia, p.83
Erica Marat

Erica Marat is Research Fellow at the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute 
& Silk Road Studies Program at the School of Advanced International 
Studies, Johns Hopkins University and the Department of Eurasian 
Studies, Uppsala University.
www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/CEF/Quarterly/February_2007/Marat.pdf

11. Nationalists, Muslim Warlords, and the "Great Northwestern 
Development" in Pre-Communist China, p.115
Hsiao-ting Lin

Hsiao-ting Lin is W. Glenn Campbell and Rita Ricardo-Campbell National 
Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Stanford, C, U.S..
www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/CEF/Quarterly/February_2007/Lin.pdf

The next issue will be out in May 2007 (deadline April 1). Authors are 
encouraged to submit interesting and thought-provoking articles for 
review to the Editor Dr Niklas Swanstrom: nswanstrom(a)silkroadstudies.org.

PUBL./CFP - Journal of Central Asia and the Caucasian Studie

Posted by: Karuna Jha <karuna(a)incentgoa.com>
Posted: 21 Mar 2007


PUBL./CFP - Journal of Central Asia and the Caucasian Studies


Journal of Central Asia and the Caucasian Studies (JCACS) is a 
refereed journal and published twice (Spring and Autumn) a year by 
USAK (International Strategic Research Organization), Ankara. JCACS 
publishes scholarly articles in Turkish and English from all over the 
world. The Editorial Office of the JCACS is in the International 
Strategic Research Organisation (ISRO) central building in Ankara, 
Turkey. However the journal is an independent publication in terms of 
scientific research and the editors decide its publication policy.
 
More on www.centralasia-southcaucasus.com

PUBL.- Turkestan Struggle Abroad

Posted by: Mehmet Tutuncu <m.tutuncu(a)quicknet.nl>
Posted: 21 Mar 2007


PUBL.- Turkestan Struggle Abroad


New Publication:

Turkestan Struggle Abroad
(From Jadidism to Independence)
A. Ahat ANDICAN
Haarlem, SOTA, p 776, Hardcover 
ISBN: 90-807403-6-5
The Book is in English

For a picture of the cover and more information how to order please 
visit next home page of the book: 
http://www.turkistan.org/jadidism.htm

Introduction 

Wars and revolutions have characterized the 20th century. In the 
course of the past two world wars, and the ideological Cold War that 
followed the Second World War, millions perished and millions were 
displaced. The Soviet Union, in particular, was the vista of the 
gravest tragedy in history. 

The Tsarist regime had turned Turkestan to a Russian colony. The 
Soviet regime went further and removed the concept of Turkestan by 
delimitating the territory of Turkestan and inventing nations out of 
the Turkic tribes. The communist regime wanted to make "the present" a 
slave for a "utopian future".  In the process, those who submissively 
obeyed the communist regime survived while those who opposed it perished.

The Jadids and Basmachis of Turkestan resisted to this process. 
However they had little chance of success against communism, the most 
tyrannical ideology the world had ever experienced. They were 
defeated, and dispersed outside their homeland. Ever since they had 
only one motive left: to sustain abroad their struggle for independent 
Turkestan.

But they did not know sufferings they would endure while pursuing this 
sacred objective. They learned it the hard way through very bitter 
experiences, including being used as "pawns" on the international 
chessboard of the major powers.

They died on the banks of Amu Darya and at the skirts of the Pamir 
highlands in the period of Sovietization, and along the German and 
Russian front lines in the Second World War. They endured political 
pressure and were made "scapegoat" for expedience in the countries 
they had sought asylum; at times were imprisoned or expelled.

Notwithstanding all the difficulties, their determination did not 
waver. They sustained the struggle almost 70 years, over a wide 
geography including Afghanistan, Iran, India, Arabic countries, 
Turkey, Europe, and the USA.

Most of them were not fortunate enough to witness collapse of the 
Soviet Union and birth of the New Turkic Republics in Turkestan. 
Before the close of the twentieth century their dream realized, their 
homeland once again shoved up on the stage of history.

The present book is a narration of the story of the émigré groups 
(politicians, intellectuals, Basmachis and ordinary people) from West 
Turkestan who were dispersed in foreign lands and put up 
uncompromising struggle against the Soviet Union in pursuit of their 
ideal of an independent Turkestan for over 70 years. More precisely, 
it is a narration of the struggle abroad for the liberation of Turkestan.  

In the first part of the book, author discusses the roots of Turkestan 
National Movement such as Jadidism, political movements in Russia, 
February and October Revolutions, the khanates of Turkestan, 
autonomous governments in the Turkic areas of Soviet Union, the 
influences coming from Ottoman Empire, the activities of Enver Pasha 
and other former Ottoman officers in Turkestan, the emergence of 
Turkestan Revolutionary Society, Basmachi movement, and the waves of 
emigrations from Turkestan.

The second part covers the events regarding Turkestanis taken place in 
Afghanistan in 1920s, the activities of Turkestani political 
immigrants in Europe, and the story of Turkestani students sent abroad 
by People's Republic of Bukhara and Turkestan Socialist Republics. A 
special section is devoted to Promethe Movement which was formed by 
Polish Leaders (Josef Pilsudski) with the participation of non-Russian 
political immigrants from Soviet Union. In the section on the 
political center Turkey, Dr. Andican explains how Turkey was used as a 
shelter by Outside Turks, what kind of activities were performed by 
Turkestan National Movement and the fluctuating nature of the 
relations between Turkey and Outside Turkic groups in 1920s and 1930s. 
The secret activities of Turkestan National Movement in eastern 
countries such as Iran, Afghanistan, India and Arab countries, and the 
developments related emigrant political groups in Europe prior to the 
Second World War are the subject of the other two sections.

Third part of the book has three sections which are fully devoted to 
the events taken place during the Second World War. In the first 
section with the title of "Pawns in the War of the Giants", the author 
narrates the story of Turkestani POWs in Germany; the formation and 
activities of Turkestan National Unity Committee and Turkestan Legion; 
and German policy on national legions. Turkey's attitude towards 
Turkic POWs and German occupied territories and the policies put into 
practice by Turkish government against Turkist groups during Second 
World War is the subject of the second section. The last section of 
this part is about the developments related Turkestani groups and the 
activities of German intelligence in Afghanistan in the war period.

In the part of "Cold War years" Dr. Andican discusses the 
international situation which leads to the Cold War, US project about 
the formation of an anti-Bolshevik front using political emigrant 
groups from Soviet Union, and disagreements among these emigrant 
groups. In the rest of this part, the author narrates activities of 
Turkestan National Unity Committee in Germany, Turkey and other 
eastern countries, and Soviet policies against Turkestani emigrants.

The last part of the book covers the developments before the collapse 
of the Soviet Union, the emergence of Central Asian Republics,  
formations and activities of Turkestan associations in Turkey, Germany 
and US; and also the role of Turkestani groups in the war of Afghanistan.

The book ends with a question regarding the destiny of the republics 
of Central Asia. Dr. Andican's question is, would these republics 
brace the pressure of neighboring big powers (i.e., Russian federation 
and China) single handedly and remain a backyard of the said powers, 
or would they be able to pool their political and economic resources 
and form a commonwealth of republics of Turkestan. According to Mr. 
Andican, the response to this question will determine whether or not 
the struggle abroad for Turkestan would be sustained.

The present book depicts the long and arduous struggle that so little 
has been written about, in all its dimensions. Dr. Andican's work, 
compiled with an approach of an impartial specialist and based 
original documents and firsthand sources, presents to the judgment of 
history the process of struggle for Turkestan abroad, which had been 
shrouded in secrecy till now. While the book is full of details that 
would interest a wide range of readers for many different reasons, 
academic historians would perhaps find secretly sustained activities 
of Turkestani groups in the different countries throughout 20th 
century and original documents and information about these events most 
interesting.

Price: euro; 65 + postage

Publisher: SOTA,
2003 LP Haarlem, Netherlands 
Postbus 9642 
Tel / fax: + 31 23 529 28 83 
E-mail: sota(a)wanadoo.nl 

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

Posted by: Shairbek Juraev <s.juraev(a)ipp.kg>
Posted: 19 Mar 2007


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


The following are the latest articles of the Institute for Public 
Policy, Kyrgyzstan (February 20 - March 19, 2007), appearing on the 
Institute's website:

"We overworked the Constitution so that none of the Constitutions in 
Kyrgyzstan get public legitimization." 
Interview with Muratbek Imanaliev

"Kyrgyzstan in Search of a Recipe for Competitiveness"
Anar Musabaeva

"Kyrgyzstan: Democratic Success or Threat to Stability?"
Valentin Bogatyrev

"Central Asia in 2007: Dynamics of Change and Development"
Conference summary

"Authorities-Opposition" Tandem in 2007"
Bakyt Beshimov

"State Construction and Romanticism of Nationalism"
Muratbek Imanaliev

"Constitutional Reform and Powers of the Highest Government Bodies in 
Kyrgyzstan: A New Balance?" 
Gulnara Iskakova

"Kyrgyz Foreign Policy Priorities in 2007"
Round table summary

IPP news:

On 23 March 2007, at 11:00-12:30 Dr. Klaus Grewlich, German Ambassador 
to the Kyrgyz Republic, will speak on the EU strategy for Central Asia 
at the Institute for Public Policy. Chair: Muratbek Imanaliev, 
President of the Institute for Public Policy.
To register, please call 906240, or email office(a)ipp.kg

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

Note: Those who subscribed to the IPP update at www.ipp.kg before 23 
February, please enter your email again. Due to technical problem, 
those email addresses were lost.

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 and Central Asia

Posted by: Scott Levi <scott.levi(a)louisville.edu>
Posted: 15 Mar 2007


PUBL.- India and Central Asia

New Publication

Scott C. Levi, ed., India and Central Asia: Commerce and Culture, 
1500-1800 (New Delhi: Oxford University Press, 2007).  ISBN: 
0195686470.  (The volume is currently available from OUP India, and it 
will soon be available from OUP in Europe and North America as well.)

Most scholarly works and textbooks characterize the medieval 
Indo-Central Asian relationship as more or less unidirectional and 
violent, defined by successive waves of aggressive Turko-Afghan 
Islamic invasions of a passive Hindu India. They also tend to overlook 
the peaceful exchange of people, ideas, and material goods. Departing 
from the traditional scholarship, this reader, the eighth in the 
Debates in Indian History and Society series, provides new insights 
into India's relations with Central Asia between the sixteenth and 
nineteenth centuries.

Did India's relationship with Central Asia grow during the period 
under consideration or falter? Were cultural or commercial connections 
more significant? India and Central Asia raises some important 
questions. In an incisive introduction, Scott Levi examines the key 
contours of various debates and the changing historiographical 
perspectives. He also investigates areas where new issues have 
emerged, and others that await further investigation.

The book is divided into two parts. The first section on commercial 
relations deals with Mughal-Uzbek relations, trade patterns, 
commercial structures, merchant networks, and the Indian diaspora. It 
conclusively questions the notion that Indo-Central Asian trade in 
this period suffered a general decline. Highlighting active 
socio-religious connections, the second part discusses the Central 
Asian heritage of the Mughal rulers, Fargana's contacts with India, 
and the impact of Central Asian Sufism on Islam in India. It also 
explores Perso-Islamic cultural exchanges and cross-fertilization in 
the field of literature, painting, religion, and astronomy.

Including contributions from Muzaffar Alam, Stephen Dale, Claude 
Markovits, Jo-Ann Gross, Richard Foltz, and Jos Gommans among other, 
this reader presents the most ambitious and influential studies on an 
emerging subject. It will be a significant reader for students, 
scholars, and teachers of Medieval Indian history, particularly for 
courses that engage Central Asia, the Mughals and Sufism.

Scott C. Levi is Assistant Professor of Central Asian and Islamic 
World History, University of Louisville, USA.

Contents
Introduction - Scott Levi

I. Commercial Connections
1. Mughal India and Central Asia in the Eighteenth Century: an 
Introduction to a Wider Perspective - Jos Gommans

2. Trade, State Policy and Regional Change: Aspects of Mughal-Uzbek 
Commercial Relations, c.1550-1750 - Muzaffar Alam

3. India, Russia and the Eighteenth-Century Transformation of the 
Central Asian Caravan Trade - Scott Levi

4. Indian Merchant Communities in Central Asia - Claude Markovits

II. SOCIO-RELIGIOUS CONNECTIONS
5. Cultural Contacts Between Central Asia and Mughal India - Richard Foltz

6. The Legacy of the Timurids - Stephen Dale

7. The Ahrari Waqf in Kabul in the Year 1546 and the Mughul 
Naqshbandiyyah - Stephen Dale and Alam Payind

8. The Naqshband_ya Connection: from Central Asia to India and Back 
(16th-19th Centuries) - Jo-Ann Gross

9. Farghana's Contacts with India in the 18th and 19th Centuries 
(According to the Khokhand Chronicles) - T. K. Beisembiev

Contributors
Muzaffar Alam is Professor, South Asian Languages and Civilizations at 
the University of Chicago.
Timur K. Beisembiev is Senior Research Associate, Institute of 
Oriental Studies, Almaty.
Stephen F. Dale is Professor of History at Ohio State University.
Richard Foltz is Associate Professor of Religion at Concordia 
University, Montreal.
Jos Gommans is Senior Lecturer, History of South Asia at Leiden University.
Jo-Ann Gross is Professor of History at The College of New Jersey.
Scott C. Levi is Assistant Professor of History at University of 
Louisville, Kentucky.
Claude Markovits is Director of Research at Centre National de la 
Recherche Scientifique, Paris.
Alam Payind is Director, Middle East Studies Center at Ohio State University.

PUBL.- India-Kazakhstan Perspectives: Regional and International Interactions

Posted by: Dr Ramakant Dwivedi <ramakantdwivedi(a)gmail.com>
Posted: 13 Mar 2007


PUBL.- India-Kazakhstan Perspectives: Regional and International Interactions


PUBLICATION - India - Kazakhstan Perspectives: Regional and 
International Interactions 

India - Kazakhstan Perspectives: Regional and International Interactions 

Editors:
K Santhanam
President
India - Central Asia Foundation
Vasant Kunj, New Delhi 67, India

Kuralay Baizakova
Dean, Faculty of International Relations
Al-Farabi Kazakh National University
Almaty, Kazakhstan

Ramakant Dwivedi
Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses
Block No. 3, Old JNU Campus
New Delhi - 110 067, India

ISBN 13 978-81-88342-16-7 /© 2007 / Hb. / 5.5" x 8.5" / 500 gm/ xxii + 
270 pp. / Rs. 675.00

This book is joint research product of scholars from India and 
Kazakhstan and focuses on current trends in relations between the two 
countries. It contains a detailed examination of the cultural, 
historical, political, diplomatic and economic aspects of India - 
Kazakhstan cooperation at the bilateral, regional and international 
levels. Both countries are poised to play significant roles in 
international affairs and the book advances knowledge in understanding 
how and why these developments have occurred. This compendium provides 
valuable and timely insights into the contours of their foreign 
policies and emerging trends of importance to students and scholars of 
regional and international affairs around the world. The book pays 
special attention to the multi-dimensional nature of cooperation 
between India and Kazakhstan while surveying each other's 
international relations with major powers and addressing regional 
security issues. The book aims at enabling a better understanding of 
Indo-Kazakh relations through scholarly exchanges and sharing of 
perceptions in the gamut of politico-economic-nation building matters 
faced in the region. The book contains 20 articles from distinguished 
scholars from India and Kazakhstan. It is the first of its kind. 

ICAF and DIR of the Al-Farabi Kazakh National University hope that 
this book would contribute towards a greater and enlightened 
appreciation of Indo-Kazakh relations and advance common interests in 
Central Asia and other regions. Both believe that this book would be 
of use at the Track I and Track II levels of engagement.  It is likely 
to be of direct interest to scholars, policy makers, diplomats, 
entrepreneurs, academics and decision makers in both countries as well 
as those with a general interest in Central Asia - a region which has 
assumed a higher importance in recent times. 

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).

Prof Kuralai Baizakova has done D.Litt in History and currently Dean 
of the Faculty of International Relations of Al-Farabi Kazakh National 
University. She has published more than 100 research papers and 10 
monographs on integration processes in the European Union, Central 
Asia, on questions of national and regional security. Some of the 
publications are: Formation and development of the system of European 
Security and defence, Almaty, 2002; Evolution of the constitutional 
doctrine of holism: political and foreign policy aspects, Almaty, 
2004; Formation of competitiveness of Kazakhstan, Almaty, 2006. She 
delivered lectures on the role of Central Asia in international 
relations in the Robert Schuman University, Strasburg (France). She 
attended G. Marshal Centre (Germany) for higher training. He has 
presented papers in international conferences in France, Belgium, 
Switzerland, Spain, Russia, India, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan etc. 

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:

India-Kazakhstan Relations: Overview and Future Prospects 

India And Kazakhstan Relations: The Cultural Dimension -  B. B. Kumar
The Growth Of Diplomatic Relation Between Kazakhstan And India - A R Utegenova 
The Dynamic Economic Growth Of Kazakhstan And Economic Relations With 
India - R.G.Gidadhubli 
Kazakhstan And India: Trade And Econmic Relations Y. K Bek-Ali 
India And Kazakhstan: Building Energy Bridges - Sudha Mahalingam 
On Enhancing India - Kazakhstan Science And Technology Cooperation -  
K Santhanam
India And Kazakhstan: Towards A Common, Multilateral Approach To 
Conflict Resolution - Anita Sengupta
Regional Security Issues: Kazakhstan And Indian Approaches -  Kuralay Baizakova

Kazakhstan and its Neighbours 

Kazakhstan And The Central Asian Republics - M.Sh.Gubalidullina 
Regional Economic Cooperation And Integration In Central Asia - 
Gulshan Sachdeva
Trade And Economic Relations Between Kazakhstan And Arab Countries - K.A.Zhunis
The Role Of Turkey In Central Asia - Nirmala Joshi 

Kazakhstan and the Major Powers 

Kazakhstan-Russia Relations - I. A. Chernykh 
Kazakhstan-China Relations - M.Sh.Gubaidullina
Kazakhstan-U. S. Relations - Fatima Kukeyeva 
Foreign Policy of Kazakhstan & International Organisations 
Conceptual Foundations Of The Foreign Policy Of The Republic Of 
Kazakhstan - M.Sh.Gubaidullina
Basic Features Of The Foreign Policy Of Kazakhstan - I.A.Chernykh
Role Of The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation In Regional Cooperation 
-  Ramakant Dwivedi 
Kazakhstan And International Organizations   - A.R.Utegenova
Kazakhstan - European Union Cooperation - Kuralay Baizakova 

Expert's Comments

This impressive collection of well-researched articles by Indian and 
Kazakh scholars provides a comprehensive overview of the foreign 
policy priorities of a key Central Asian state that is playing an 
increasingly important regional and global role. The detailed 
treatment of Kazakhstan's relations with India and other major powers 
provides valuable insights. Scholars, foreign policy analysts and all 
those interested in understanding the dynamics of a strategically 
important region will find this book very useful. A much-needed book. 

Rajiv Sikri
Former Indian ambassador to Kazakhstan

This book is a result of joint research work by scholars of Kazakhstan 
and India. It is the first work devoted to a scholarly analysis of the 
development of relations between India and Kazakhstan. It addresses 
all major points relating to the growth of cooperation between India 
and Kazakhstan in bilateral and multilateral formats. It would be of 
direct interest and benefit to governments and academic institutions.   

Prof. Murat T. Laumulin 
Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies (KazISS) 
under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan 

This timely work places the burgeoning relationship between India and 
Kazakhstan in context. Contributions from leading Indian and Kazakh 
scholars provide a comprehensive overview of the multi-dimensional 
linkages between the two countries, including such issues as common 
approaches to security and conflict resolution. Sections on Kazakh 
foreign policy map out the broader regional and international 
framework. Bilateral and multilateral relations are examined in depth, 
giving an important insight into the dynamics of emerging global alignments. 

Dr Shirin Akiner, Lecturer in Central Asian Studies, 
School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London 

To order your copy please contact:

Anamaya Publishers
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Telephone: +91-11-65386674 ; Cell: 09811103074
Fax:      +91-11-29523205
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PUBL.- Eurasian Crossroads: A History of Xinjiang, James Millward

Posted by: James A. Millward <millwarj(a)georgetown.edu>
Posted: 13 Mar 2007


PUBL.- Eurasian Crossroads: A History of Xinjiang, James Millward

Columbia University Press announces the publication of

Eurasian Crossroads
A History of Xinjiang

http://www.columbia.edu/cu/cup/catalog/data/978023113/9780231139243.HTM

James Millward 

"/Eurasian Crossroads/ is a superbly written history of a region 
little known to American readers. James Millward introduces many 
fascinating, diverse actors into the story of Xinjiang and makes 
excellent use of existing monographs and primary source material.
There is no comparable study in the field."
-Peter C. Perdue, T.T. and Wei Fong Chao Professor of Asian
Civilizations, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

"/Eurasian Crossroads/ is a highly readable history of this vast and 
crucial region, where China's high-speed development drive collides 
with the aspirations of Muslim communities for national identity and 
cultural preservation. James Millward skillfully weaves all the 
different strands of Xinjiang's complex history into the colorful 
tapestry of his book, which is set to become the definitive reference 
on Xinjiang for laymen and scholars alike."
 -Rob Gifford, former China correspondent for National Public Radio

/Eurasian Crossroads/ is the first comprehensive history of Xinjiang, 
the vast central Eurasian region bordering India, Pakistan, 
Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russia, and Mongolia. 
Forming one-sixth of the People's Republic of China (PRC), Xinjiang 
stands at the crossroads between China, India, the Mediterranean, and 
Russia and has, since the Bronze Age, played a pivotal role in the 
social, cultural, and political development of Asia and the world.

Xinjiang was once the hub of the Silk Road and the conduit through 
which  Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam entered China. It was also 
the point  at which the Chinese, Turkic, Tibetan, and Mongolian 
empires  communicated and struggled with one another. Xinjiang's 
population  comprises Kazakhs, Kirghiz, and Uighurs, all Turkic Muslim 
peoples, as  well as Han Chinese, and competing Chinese and Turkic 
nationalist  visions continue to threaten the region's political and 
economic  stability. Besides separatist concerns, Xinjiang's energy 
resources,  strategic position, and rapid development have gained it 
international  attention in recent decades.

Drawing on primary sources in several Asian and European languages,  
James Millward presents a thorough study of Xinjiang's history and  
people from antiquity to the present and takes a balanced look at the  
position of Turkic Muslims within the PRC today. While offering fresh  
material and perspectives for specialists, this engaging survey of  
Xinjiang's rich environmental, cultural, and ethno-political heritage 
is  also written for travelers, students, and anyone eager to learn 
about  this vital connector between East and West.

About the Author

James Millward is associate professor of intersocietal history at the 
Edmund Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. He 
specializes in the modern history of China and Inner Asia, including 
Mongolia and Tibet, as well as Xinjiang. He lives in Washington, D.C., 
with his wife-a journalist-and two daughters.

For more information, please contact Customer Service 
<mailto:cup_book(a)columbia.edu>.

PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, 7 March 2007, is online

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


PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, 7 March 2007, is online

Highlights: The CACI Analyst launches its new, redesigned website!  
The new redesigned website is being perfected at 
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite. Until technical glitches are 
eliminated, the old version of the website is still available. 

This Analyst issue features Diana Janse on the resurgent Taliban in 
Afghanistan;
Devdariani & Hancilova on Europe's possible interest in peacekeeping 
in Georgia;
Steven Blank on Iran's interests in Turkmenistan; and Andrew McGregor 
on Chinese counter/terrorism in Xinjiang. 

In Field reports, articles on the possible legalization of polygamy in 
Kyrgyzstan; 
Kazakhstan's military reform; 
improving Georgian-NATO relations; 
and Felix Kulov's allegations of government corruption in Kyrgyzstan.

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

The 7 March issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst (Volume 9, no. 
5) is now online at http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite. The PDF 
version of the entire issue is available at: 
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/files/070307Analyst.pdf

Full contents:

Analytical Articles

As Snow Melts, Afghanistan Braces For Taliban Resurgence
Diana Janse 
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/?q=node/87

Eu Broaches Peacekeeping Possibility In Georgia
Jaba Devdariani and Blanka Hancilova 
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/?q=node/86

Iran's Equities In The Turkmen Succession
Stephen Blank 
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/?q=node/85

Chinese Counter-Terrorist Strike In Xinjiang
Andrew McGregor 
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/?q=node/84


Field Reports

Kyrgyz Ministry Of Justice, Parliament Want To Legalize Polygamy
Erica Marat 
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/?q=node/91

Kazakhstan Seeks Russian Assistance To Modernize Its Army
Marat Yermukanov 
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/?q=node/90

Georgian-Nato Relations Receive Boost From Brussels
Kakha Jibladze 
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/?q=node/89

Kulov Cites Graft In Government And Parliament
Nurshat Ababakirov 
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/?q=node/88

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.- Vestnik Yevraziyi / Acta Eurasica, 2006, No. 4

Posted by: Sergei Panarin <sergpanar(a)mtu-net.ru>
Posted: 12 Mar 2007


PUBL.- Vestnik Yevraziyi / Acta Eurasica, 2006, No. 4

Vestnik Yevraziyi / Acta Eurasica is a multidisciplinary journal with 
the major part of its annual volume reserved for articles based on 
original empirical research. It aims at encouraging scholarly inquiry 
and exposition in the fields of geography, demography, economics, 
history, sociology and social anthropology, political science, with an 
emphasis on historical and contemporary everyday life in Eurasia
 
We resume posting of announcements about contents of the journal 
issues, that had to be interrupted at the end of 2005, beginning No. 4, 2005. 

Vestnik Yevraziyi / Acta Eurasica, Independent Academic Journal, 2006, No.4

Table of Contents:

Thematic Issue:

The Caucasus, Central Asia and Adjoining Regions of Russia: People and 
Institutions
 
Communication

Anatoly Remnev
Tatars as rivals and companions-in-arms of the Russian Empire in the 
Kazakh steppe

People
 
Elena Larina, Olga Naumova
Migration of Kazakhs within the western section of Russia's Kazakhstan frontier

Peoples
 
Andrzei Wierzbicki
The people of Kazakhstan: Prospects for formation
 
Sofiya Kasymova
The Tajik tradition of having many children maternity in the context 
of gender and time 

Institutions
Elena Larina, Olga Naumova
The Kazakh people's self-government in Orenburg oblast
 
Sofiya Kasymova
Tradition and practice of polygamy in the Tajik society
 
Regions
 
Andrei Syzranov
Islam in Astrakhan land: past and present
 
Stereoscope
 
Kimitaka Matsuzato
Patronal presidentialism and identity policy in unrecognized Abkhazia
 
Lively voice
 
The Muslim "clergy" in Uzbekistan in 1927 (as judged by a 
plenipotentiary representative of OGPU for Central Asia). Published, 
introduced and annotated by Yurii Arapov
 
Guide
 
Ekaterina Borisova
Death of Saparmurat Niyazov (a mass media survey)
 
The Cambridge History of Russia and a current debate about empires in 
historiography. Vladimir Bobrovnikov
 
Contents for 2006

You can order the journal Vestnik Yevraziyi / Acta Eurasica. 
 
Please send your inquiries to:

Lyudmila Ulanova,
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You can also communicate to:
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PUBL./CFP- Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies

Posted by: Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski <kozlowsk(a)club-internet.fr>
Posted: 7 Mar 2007


PUBL./CFP- Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies

The Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies #7, December 2007
An electronic journal of social sciences
www.pipss.org

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS: "The Political and Social Role of Veterans in 
Russia, the Soviet-Union and Post-Soviet States: a Sociology of War Veterans"

This issue will focus on the veterans of Russian, Soviet, and 
Post-Soviet wars from a comparative as well as multidisciplinary perspective.
We are interested in different levels of analysis: macro (the state 
and national public policies), meso (social and political 
organisations) and micro (on the individual level).

Few approaches to war pay much attention to ex-servicemen and to the 
emergence of these new players: most often, veterans are perceived in 
terms of the well-known triptych "disarmament, demobilisation, 
reintegration", or from the anthropologists' point of view- the cult 
of heroes and martyrs. Although we will include these approaches in 
our issue, we hope to explore new angles of thought, such as the 
institutional and social dimensions inherent in the aftermaths of war, 
and to study the legal, social, political and symbolic markers of the 
war veteran population.

Thus, the emergence of ex-combatants as a distinct social group and 
the political and social role they play will be understood thanks to a 
study of how various political actors (the state and the security 
apparatuses in particular) contribute to the perpetuation of this 
group, but also to the group's own formulation of its interests and 
how it sees itself.

We will study veteran populations from the federal armed forces as 
well as from the many armies attached to the Russian and Post-Soviet 
power ministries and secret service agencies. 

The periods of time and geographic areas covered are: World War II, 
Afghanistan, the two Chechen wars, Tajikistan, Abkhazia, and the 
Karabakh war. The comparison will be extended to Africa, Kurdistan, 
the Balkans, etc.
 
1 - The State and Public Policy Concerning Veterans
In Russia, social policy for veterans depends on how the state defines 
the war. The visibility of veterans therefore depends on the image of 
the war - a glorious war or not. Because if the state refuses to call 
it a "war", the war doesn't exist! Therefore, when we set about 
studying state policy towards veterans, we must first examine the 
status of the various wars under consideration - is it a war or a 
military operation?

For many years, the status of war veteran was granted only to fighters 
in the Great Patriot War. The cases of the war in Afghanistan - a 
shameful war - and the war in Chechnya -a war that isn't a war - are 
particularly striking in this regard and at the core of this study: 
measures in favour of social coverage for Russian veterans of local 
wars was introduced very late - only in 2003 was an amendment to the 
"law on veterans" passed, giving veteran status to ex-combatants in 
Chechnya and other local wars, such as that of Abkhazia.

In actual fact however, veterans remain in search of recognition. They 
are often led to prosecuting the Defence Minister in order to gain 
economic and political recognition of their veteran status. Thus in 
2005, the regional court of the province of Orel, dismissed the case 
of a Chechen war veteran who had demanded compensation for having been 
wounded during the fighting, claiming that there were no grounds on 
which the state could be considered responsible for his wounds. The 
plaintiff was advised to appeal to the Chechen rebels for compensation. 

The following themes will therefore be explored: the bases of social 
policy towards veterans; the construction of state aid to veterans; 
modes and criteria for state coverage/compensation (Who grants the 
status of war veteran? the associations themselves, unions? other?);  
war compensation and preferential measures in favour of veterans:

 - the repertory of advantages put in place for veterans, their 
   disappearance and its consequences on the structuring of the
veterans network,
 - Preferential measures for war veterans (tax-free alcohol or petrol 
   for veterans associations, etc.). For example, the preferential 
   measures granted to veterans by the Russian government in 1991 (tax 
   reductions, licence for the tax-free import of alcohol and tobacco, 
   etc.) gave rise to the criminal activities and enrichment of small groups
 - Reintegration - preferential employment: In Abkhazia, for example, 
   on government orders, preferential jobs (particularly in Customs) were 
   offered to this category of the population. In Russia, at first it was 
   the local police that wanted to take on Chechnya war veterans. Today, 
   it seems that a large number of veterans integrate the various Russian 
   armed forces on a contract basis. Is there a deliberate policy on the 
   part of the Russian state in favour of reintegrating veterans in the 
   force structures? Or are veterans' employment choices structure 
   (police, army contracts, etc.) clearly determined by their military 
   training and the internalisation of the military function?

We will discuss the fact that war seems to remain an activity that the 
veterans of the Afghanistan and Chechnya wars identify with after the 
war. It is obvious that ex-combatants rarely devote themselves to 
anti-war activities or to any activity preventive of war. Rather, the 
prevailing idea is to be "ready in case of war". Afghanistan veterans 
in particular broadly identified with army reserves, defining their 
military-patriotic work with young people as their mission. Many 
veterans of the Chechnya wars opted for the private security market. 
Some set up military vacation camps for businessmen and adolescents, 
though this has not yet developed to any great extent.

Putin's mobilisation of Chechnya veterans, but also of Afghanistan 
veterans, in the context of the national patriotic project defined up 
to 2011 - the enrolment of veterans for territorial defence, for the 
promotion of military service, for military education in schools, 
patriotic clubs, the production of patriotic films and songs- seems to 
indicate a similarity between the expectations of this population and 
the societal project such as the Russian president has defined it.
 - We will discuss the return to civil life of ex-combatants and the 
   risk of a "brutalisation" of society (in particular the consequences 
   of the cooptation of veterans in the police, in the security
services, etc.) 
 
2 - The constitution of associations and groups of veterans
A - The constitution of new social groups based on the common 
experience of violence

We will first focus on what constitutes fighters as a group, on 
fighters as a "community of experience", on the need to structure and 
create a specific, homogeneous image of the experience of war.

We would be interested in an analysis of the "combat brotherhood" 
discourse and its role in the aftermath of war.

B - Ex-servicemen's movements
For this issue, we would be interested in studies of veterans' 
organisations on the following themes: The creation and development of 
associations of ex-combatants;  The role of the Komsomol in the 
creation of associations of Afghanistan veterans;  The composition of 
veterans movements;  A comparative study of associations of 
Afghanistan and Chechnyan veterans;  The ideology of these movements; 
Repertory of the collective actions of these movements;   The relative 
weight of veterans associations and associations of civil victims;  
The place of servicewomen in veterans associations

C - From association to politics: veterans and politics
Did the veterans of the Soviet Union, or later on, Russian veterans, 
constitute a pressure group? Do they now constitute a pressure group? 
Although they took part in demands for social benefits during 
perestroika, Afghanistan veterans have never constituted a pressure 
group. What about today's Chechnya veterans? Since 2003, regional 
governments have had the right to pass their own laws on the 
compensation of veterans of local wars. Have these prerogatives 
favoured the appearance of a pressure group that lobbies regional 
authorities?  What is the actual political importance of the veterans 
of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia legally (as a parliamentary group) 
and/or illegally (constitution of private armies)
The personalities of veterans' movements and their role in state institutions.
 
3 - Individuals seeking a place in society
A - The psychological consequences of the war experience 
 After a war, what is the effect on ex-servicemen of the experience of 
war, the experience of the use of violence, fighting, the danger of 
death and killing others?
The psychological rehabilitation of veterans
Access to care
 
B - Memorials, folklore and songs: study of the symbolic markers of 
the veteran population
a - Monuments and memorials: the treatment of various wars  - Analysis 
of war memorials policy  - The role of associations of Afghanistan 
veterans in the commemoration of the Chechnya conflicts
b- Folklore, songs and literary works - Analysis of the folklore, 
musical and literary production of Soviet, Post-Soviet and Russian war veterans
c - Analysis of the cinematographic representation of regional wars.
 
Guidelines for article submission 

The journal will be published in four languages (French, English, 
Russian, and German with a 100-word abstract in English) thanks to 
which most authors will be able to write in their mother tongue. This 
will ensure greater precision in the articles and avoid a decrease in 
scientific quality. But we draw your attention to the fact that most 
pipss.org readers are essentially English speakers, therefore we do 
encourage articles in English in order to reach an audience as broad 
as possible.

The articles submitted to pipss.org for publication should be original 
contributions and should not be under consideration for any other 
publication at the same time. Manuscripts should be attached as 
Microsoft Word format. References should be given in footnotes. (For 
more details about the guidelines for article submission please check 
www.pipss.org  or contact the Editorial Board). There should be a 
cover page stating the author's background and affiliation, full address. 
If you wish to submit an article, please first contact the editorial 
board and send an 100-word abstract in English. The deadline for 
article submission is September 10, 2007, with publication in 
December. Final decisions on publication will be made by the Editorial Board.

Please send your contributions or inquiries to:

Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski, Chief Editor, contact(a)pipss.org

PUBL.- Vestnik Yevraziyi / Acta Eurasica, 2006, No. 3

Posted by: Sergei Panarin <sergpanar(a)mtu-net.ru>
Posted: 5 Mar 2007


PUBL.- Vestnik Yevraziyi / Acta Eurasica, 2006, No. 3

Vestnik Yevraziyi / Acta Eurasica is a multidisciplinary journal with 
the major part of its annual volume reserved for articles based on 
original empirical research. It aims at encouraging scholarly inquiry 
and exposition in the fields of geography, demography, economics, 
history, sociology and social anthropology, political science, with an 
emphasis on historical and contemporary everyday life in Eurasia
 
We resume posting of announcements about contents of the journal 
issues, that had to be interrupted at the end of 2005, beginning No. 4, 2005. 

Vestnik Yevraziyi / Acta Eurasica, Independent Academic Journal, 2006, No.3

Table of Contents:

Thematic Issue:

Youth Number

Editorial introduction
 
Communication

Olesya Davidenko
A theatrical and play-making component of the culture in the Siver Age

Education
 
Anna Buyanova
Ulan-Ude: Rural youth adaptation to the urban and educational environment

People
 
Vladimir Titov
A personifier of Thaw: Frida Vigdorova
 
Tatyana LIdzar, Evgeniya Fetisova
Small business: Economic relations and gender strategies
 
Peoples
 
Irina Artyomova
The Russians in Khakasia: Characteristic features of religiosity
 
Security
 
Ramil Khanipov
Teenage delinquency in the cities of Tatarstan: Data from a survey and 
interviews 
 
Lively Voice

Anna Polukhina
Career-making in the post-Soviet Russia: My personal experience
 
Guide
 
Shokhrat Kadyrov
The conference "Stability Models in the Caucasus-Black Sea Region": 
Rapporteur's report
 
Repercussions
Two letters about abreks
 
Nurbulat Edigeyevich Masanov
You can order the journal Vestnik Yevraziyi / Acta Eurasica. 
 
Please send 
your inquiries to:

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Russian Federation
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PUBL.- Vestnik Yevraziyi / Acta Eurasica, 2006, No. 2

Posted by: Sergei Panarin <sergpanar(a)mtu-net.ru>
Posted: 5 Mar 2007


PUBL.- Vestnik Yevraziyi / Acta Eurasica, 2006, No. 2

Vestnik Yevraziyi / Acta Eurasica is a multidisciplinary journal with 
the major part of its annual volume reserved for articles based on 
original empirical research. It aims at encouraging scholarly inquiry 
and exposition in the fields of geography, demography, economics, 
history, sociology and social anthropology, political science, with an 
emphasis on historical and contemporary everyday life in Eurasia
 
We resume posting of announcements about contents of the journal 
issues, that had to be interrupted at the end of 2005, beginning No. 4, 2005. 

Vestnik Yevraziyi / Acta Eurasica, Independent Academic Journal, 2006, No.2

Table of Contents:

Thematic Issue:

Youth Number

Territories

Nadezhda Zamyatina
Images-employing relief of Russia at the official web-sites of 
regional administrations

Communication
 
Yulia Kuznetsova
New ways to promote consumer goods: Modern models of marketing 
communications in Russia
 
Education
 
Erzhena Guntypova, Raisa Shulunova
Migration and higher education: Results of survey in the Buryat 
Agricultural Academy 
 
People

Anatolii Breslavskii
Ininerary drivers in Barguzin: People, relations, practices
 
Institutions
 
Sergei Lyubichankovskii
Administration in the Urals guberniyas of Russia in 1895 - 1913: A 
social and cultural aspect

Irina Krivtsova
Gender contract in the families of servicemen in the Far East Military District
Security
 
Anzhelika Mamytova
Threats to security in 21th century: How they are viewed in Russia
 
Andrei Devyatkov
Trans-Dnistrien conflict: prospects of settlement
 
Regions
 
Elena Tsumarova
Image of Karelia: The ratio of main constituents
 
Lively Voice

Tatyana Krupina
Country without guide-book: Notes by grateful traveller
 
Minsk in March, 2006: Three testimonies
 
Guide
 
Andrei Belyakov
Nogmanov A. The MIddle Volga and Cis-Urals Tatars under Russian 
legislation (from the second half of 16th till the end of 18th)
 
You can order the journal Vestnik Yevraziyi / Acta Eurasica. Please send 
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You can also communicate to
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12 Rozhdestvenka Str.
Moscow 107031
Russian Federation
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PUBL.- Promoting Human Security, UNESCO

Posted by: Anara Tabyshalieva <ortosay(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 28 Feb 2007


PUBL.- Promoting Human Security, UNESCO

UNESCO released the paper "Promoting Human Security: Ethical, 
Normative and Educational Frameworks in Central Asia." 

The Internet publication of the paper is available
at:
http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0014/001493/149376E.pdf

PUBL.- Vestnik Yevraziyi / Acta Eurasica, 2005, No. 4

Posted by: Sergei Panarin <sergpanar(a)mtu-net.ru>
Posted: 28 Feb 2007


PUBL.- Vestnik Yevraziyi /Acta Eurasica, 2005, No. 4

Vestnik Yevraziyi /Acta Eurasica is a multidisciplinary journal with 
the major part of its annual volume reserved for articles based on 
original empirical research. It aims at encouraging scholarly inquiry 
and exposition in the fields of geography, demography, economics, 
history, sociology and social anthropology, political science, with an 
emphasis on historical and contemporary everyday life in Eurasia
 
We resume posting of announcements about contents of the journal 
issues, that had to be interrupted at the end of 2005, beginning No. 4, 2005. 

Vestnik Yevraziyi /Acta Eurasica, Independent Academic Journal, 2005, No.4

Table of Contents:

Thematic Issue:

Our People: Family Archives and Recollections

Articles:

Communication

Nina Dyatlova
Village diary (published, introduced and annotated by Viktor Dyatlov)

People

Viktor Nemchinov, Sergei Panarin, Natalia Panarina
The engineer, magnesite and Victory
Nona Shakhnazaryan
Femina Sovetica or the Routine of survival in a Caucasian way

Lively Voice

Nadezhda Lipatova
Lessons of memory

Galiimaa Nyamaa
A good thing development is, my dear daughter... Be grateful to your mum

Continuing the Theme...
 
Institutions
 
Shokhrat Kadyrov
Political technologies in use in the Soviet and post-Soviet Central Asia

Security

Shirin Akiner
Violence in Andijan, 13 May 2005

You can order the journal Vestnik Yevraziyi /Acta Eurasica. Please 
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PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, 21 February 2007, is online

Posted by: Svante Cornell <svante.cornell(a)eurasia.uu.se>
Posted: 26 Feb 2007


PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, 21 February 2007, is online

Highlights: The CACI Analyst launches its new, redesigned website! 

The new redesigned website is being perfected at
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite. Until technical glitches are 
eliminated, the old version of the website is still available. 

This Analyst issue features Osmonaliev & Engvall on the failing 
political will to fight organized crime in Kyrgyzstan; Saulesh 
Yessenova on a worker's riot at Tengiz oilfield; Devdariani & 
Hancilova on regional cooperation in the South Caucasus; and Rafis 
Abazov on Berdymukhamedov's prospects in Turkmenistan. In Field 
reports, articles Felix Kulov joining the opposition; the booming IT 
sector in Azerbaijan; Kazakh folk satire; and property rights row in Georgia.

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

The 21 February issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst (Volume 9, 
no. 4) is now online at http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite. The PDF 
version of the entire issue is available at: 
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/files/070221Analyst.pdf

Full contents:

Analytical Articles

The Dismissal Of Minister Suvanaliev And The Struggle Against 
Organized Crime In Kyrgyzstan
Kairat Osmonaliev & Johan Engvall
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/?q=node/71

Worker Riot At The Tengiz Oilfield: Who Is To Blame?
Saulesh Yessenova
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/?q=node/70

Oil Money Fuels Regional Ties In The South Caucasus
Jaba Devdariani and Blanka Hancilova
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/?q=node/69

Will Berdymukhamedov Be A Gorbachev Or An Ahmadinejad?
Rafis Abazov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/?q=node/68

Field Reports

Felix Kulov Joins The Kyrgyz Opposition
Nurshat Ababakirov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/?q=node/75

Azerbaijan's New Economic Icon: The It Sector
Fariz Ismailzade
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/?q=node/74

Kazakh Folk Poetry Slams Corrupt Establishment
Marat Yermukanov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/?q=node/73

Property Rights Row Tarnishes Georgian Government's Image
Kakha Jibladze
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/?q=node/72

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 Silk Road, Vol. 4, no. 2, Winter 2006-2007 Available

Posted by: Daniel Waugh<dwaugh(a)u.washington.edu>
Posted: 23 Feb 2007


PUBL.- The Silk Road, Vol. 4, no. 2, Winter 2006-2007 Available


I am pleased to announce the Internet publication of the new issue 
(Vol. 4, no. 2, Winter 2006-2007) of The Silk Road, the journal of the 
Silkroad Foundation. The approximately 10 MB pdf file is available at 
<http://silkroadfoundation.org/newsletter/vol4num2/>.

This issue contains:

 - News from Ancient Afghanistan, by Nicholas Sims-Williams
 - Bamiyan 2006: The Fifth  Excavation Campaign of Prof. Tarzi's 
   Mission, by Zemaryalai Tarzi
 - Balkh and the Plains of Turkestan, by Frank Harold, with 
   photographs by Ruth Harold
 - Further Evidence for the Interpretation of the Indian Scene in the 
   Pre-Islamic Paintings at Afrasiab (Samarkand), by Matteo Compareti
 - Mapping Early Buddhist Sites in Western Tibet: Recent Findings from 
   Tsamda County, China, by Karl E. Ryavec
 - Han Lacquerware and the Wine Cups of Noin Ula, by Francois Louis
 - Trade and Commerce on the Silk Road after the End of Mongol Rule in 
   China, Seen from Chinese Texts, by Ralph Kauz
 - Hunting Hounds along the Silk Road -- Which Way Did They Go?, by Sir 
   Terence Clark
 - A Thousand Years on the Silk Road: Epic Poetry and Music from the 
   Kyrgyz Republic, an interview by Helen Faller with Rysbai Isakov and 
   Akylbek Kasabolotov.

We have also just posted retrospectively in pdf format (as an 
alternative to the existing html files), Vol. 3, No. 2 of the journal.

Please contact me if you might have an interest in contributing an 
article to a future number of this semi-annual journal.  The summer 
2007 issue will have a focus on food along the Silk Roads.

Daniel Waugh
Editor, The Silk Road
dwaugh(a)u.washington.edu

PUBL.- Separatism and Islamism (in Finnish)

Posted by: Anssi Kullberg <anssikullberg(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 23 Feb 2007


PUBL.- Separatism and Islamism (in Finnish)

A new book was published in November 2006, so far only available in 
Finnish language. I list the titles of chapters translated into 
English here for those possibly interested. There are plans to 
translate the book (with updates) into English, but no time schedule 
for this yet.

Separatismi ja islamismi
- Kansallismieliset ja islamistiset liikkeet Euraasian konflikteissa
Anssi Kullberg & Christian Jokinen
Kustannus Oy Suomen Mies, ISBN 952-9872-44-5
Gummerus, Jyvaskyla, 2006
462 pages.

(Separatism and Islamism: Nationalist and Islamist movements in 
Eurasian conflicts)

Available, for example, through the publisher's representative: 
kim.vinari(a)suomensotilas.fi

English
reviews can be found in the Valahian Journal of Historical Studies,
University of Targoviste (Romania) by Dr Silviu Miloiu, and in the OSCE
Review Vol. 14, European Security, 4/2006, published by the Finnish
Committee for European Security (STETE).

List of contents: 

Foreword

Introduction

Part I: Ideology and politics of the movements

I.1. Separatism
I.1.1. The double-edged sword of nationalism
I.1.1.1. Civic nation, ethnic nation and religious community
I.1.1.2. Empires
I.1.1.3. "Official nationalism" and imperialism
I.1.1.4. How nationalism changed Europe's map
I.1.1.5. Four nation-reforming programs in Asia
I.1.2. How new states gain independence
I.1.2.1. Separatist struggle for independence
I.1.2.2. Aspirations of the empires
I.1.2.3. The disintegration of Austro-Hungarian, Russian and Turkish empires
I.1.2.4. The disintegration of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia
I.1.2.5. The dilemma of independence and status quo

I.2. Islamism
I.2.1. On terminology
I.2.1.1. Radicalism-conservatism; fundamentalism-Islamism
I.2.1.2. Dar al-islam and dar al-harb
I.2.2. Radical Islam
I.2.2.1. The Sufis
I.2.2.2. The Wahhabis
I.2.2.3. The Salafis
I.2.3. Islamism: a modern ideology
I.2.3.1. The diversity of Islamism
I.2.3.2. The Muslim Brotherhood
I.2.4. Islamic Revolution
I.2.4.1. 1960s to 1970s: Arab socialist radicalism
I.2.4.2. The Islamic Revolution of Iran
I.2.4.3. 1980s: how Islamism replaces Marxism
I.2.5. Jihadism
I.2.5.1. The disappointment to Islamic revolutions
I.2.5.2. Jihadism: internal and external jihad
I.2.5.3. "The Base" and the hijacking of jihad
I.2.5.4. The Sudan years
I.2.5.5. Return to Kandahar
I.2.5.6. On the unterritorial character of jihadism
I.2.5.7. Escapist jihadism: the war of an individual

Part II: Case studies

II.1. Kosovo
II.1.1. Historical background
II.1.1.1. History of the Balkans and the Albanians
II.1.1.2. Albanian independence from Turkish power
II.1.1.3. Serbian power
II.1.2. End of Yugoslavia
II.1.2.1. The independence movement of Kosovo
II.1.2.2. UCK: turning to armed struggle
II.1.2.3. Terror and intervention
II.1.2.4. The failure of Islamists
II.1.2.5. Waiting and frustrated Kosovo
II.1.3. Conclusions

II.2. The Crimea
II.2.1. Historical background
II.2.1.1. The Crimean Khanate
II.2.1.2. The ethnic cleansing
II.2.1.3. The nationalist movement
II.2.2. The Soviet period
II.2.2.1. Genocide and exile 
II.2.2.2. The Crimean Tatar movement in the Soviet period
II.2.3. Crimean Tatars in independent Ukraine
II.2.3.1. Repatriation, organization and goals of the Crimean Tatars
II.2.3.2. Situation between the ethnic groups in the Crimea
II.2.3.3. External factors
II.2.3.4. The threat of Russian ultra-nationalists
II.2.3.5. Revival of Islam in the Crimea
II.2.4. Conclusions

II.3. The North Caucasus
II.3.1. Historical background
II.3.1.1. An introduction to the geopolitics of mountain nation
II.3.1.2. Chechen nation and society
II.3.2. The roots of national independence movement
II.3.2.1. Sufi resistance
II.3.2.2. Roots of the secular independence movement
II.3.2.3. The genocide
II.3.2.4. National revival and Dudayev's nationalism
II.3.2.5. Islamic Renaissance Party: Soviet Islamism
II.3.3. Internal power struggle: from guerrilla raids to terrorism
II.3.3.1. Islamists against nationalists
II.3.3.2. Tensions in Chechnya
II.3.3.3. Budyonnovsk, Kizlyar, Pervomaiskoye
II.3.3.4. The peace between: tensions grow
II.3.3.5. The Dagestan provocation of summer 1999
II.3.3.6. The theatre hostage-taking and "black widows": terrorism around war
II.3.4. The Caucasus now: two paths of resistance
II.3.4.1. The vassals: puppet government and the Kadyrovtsy
II.3.4.2. Ingushetian guerrilla operation in summer 2004
II.3.4.3. The Beslan school hostage-taking
II.3.4.4. Maskhadov's line
II.3.4.5. The independence movement's line after Maskhadov
II.3.4.6. Basayev and jihadism in Chechnya
II.3.5. The expansion of the conflict into the rest of North Caucasus
II.3.5.1. Dagestan
II.3.5.2. Northwestern Caucasus
II.3.5.3. Kabarda-Balkaria
II.3.5.4. Karachay-Circassia
II.3.6. Conclusions

II.4. South Asia
II.4.1. Afghanistan
II.4.1.1. Teaching lessons to empires
II.4.1.2. Afghanistan from the 1950s to the Soviet occupation
II.4.1.3. The Bear Trap [American aspirations]
II.4.1.4. The Shield of Hindukush [Pakistani aspirations]
II.4.1.5. The Lion of Panjshir
II.4.1.6. The civil war
II.4.1.7. The Taliban
II.4.1.8. Why was the Taliban supported?
II.4.1.9. Democratic Afghanistan
II.4.1.10. Neo-Taliban, Hekmatyar and subversive violence
II.4.1.11. The new surge of Taliban violence
II.4.1.12. Afghanistan's uncertain future

II.4.2. Pakistan
II.4.2.1. A conglomerate of peoples and administrations
II.4.2.2. The triangle of conservatives, socialists and Islamists
II.4.2.3. Musharraf: reformist and nationalist
II.4.2.4. The struggle against extremists
II.4.2.5. Waziristan
II.4.2.6. Baluchistan

II.4.3. Kashmir
II.4.3.1. Kashmir in the crossfire of empires
II.4.3.2. The anti-colonial roots of the independence movement
II.4.3.3. The Kashmir conflict during the Cold War
II.4.3.4. The uprising since 1988
II.4.3.5. Kashmir independence movement in 2000s
II.4.3.6. Jihadists and the escalation of violence
II.4.3.7. The Kashmir powder keg and detente
II.4.4. Conclusions

II.5. South-east Asia
II.5.1. Introduction
II.5.2. Thailand
II.5.2.1. The Muslims of Pattani
II.5.2.2. The policy of national unity
II.5.2.3. Pattani resistance
II.5.2.4. Jihadist radicalization
II.5.2.5. Education system targeted by Islamists
II.5.2.6. Development scenarios of the conflict

II.5.3. Indonesia
II.5.3.1. Indonesia: the largest Muslim nation in the world
II.5.3.2. Radical Islam in Indonesia
II.5.3.3. The Darul Islam rebellion: struggle of the direction of Islam
II.5.3.4. Nationalism, Islamism and terrorism in Islam's name
II.5.3.5. Jihadism and unterritoriality: Jemaah Islamiyah

II.5.4. Aceh
II.5.4.1. The ideology of Aceh's separatists
II.5.4.2. The armed struggle of Aceh's guerrillas
II.5.4.3. Islamist attempts to exploit the Aceh conflict
II.5.4.4. The peace treaty

II.5.5. Malaysia
II.5.5.1. Islamism as state nationalism
II.5.5.2. Islam in party politics
II.5.5.3. Crisis of Islamism
II.5.6. Conclusions

II.6. Sudan
II.6.1. Colonial Sudan
II.6.1.1. Islam in Sudan
II.6.1.2. Sufi and Mahdist resistance
II.6.2. Internal power struggle in Sudan
II.6.2.1. The restless independence
II.6.2.2. Hasan at-Turabi
II.6.2.3. After the Islamic Revolution
II.6.3. Darfur
II.6.3.1. The parties of the Darfur conflict
II.6.3.2. "The riding devils": roots of Janjawid militantism in Darfur
II.6.3.3. Towards internationalization? 
II.6.4. Conclusions

Part III: Grand conclusions

List of sources
List of references

PUBL.- Pasto Verbal Conjugation, Dunwoody Press

Posted by: Cybil Harris <charris(a)mcneiltech.com>
Posted: 23 Feb 2007


PUBL.- Pasto Verbal Conjugation, Dunwoody Press

Dunwoody Press has just published: A Handbook of Pashto Verbal 
Conjugation, by Naseer Hoonar Pashtoon and Zeeya A. Pashtoon.

This book contains conjugations of 300 common Pashto verbs conjugated 
in twenty major categories.  A brief description of the Pashto 
conjugation system is included (625 pages).

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

Posted by: Shairbek Juraev <shairbek(a)ipp.kg>
Posted: 23 Feb 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 24 - February 20, 2007), appearing on the 
Institute's website:

"Language, Politics and State"
Muratbek Imanaliev

""Technical" Cabinet: A Trap for the President of Kyrgyzstan?"
Nur Omarov

"Some Political Outcomes of 2006"
Valentin Bogatyrev

"SCO Summit 2007: Opportunities for Kyrgyzstan"
Roundtable summary

"Foreign Policy of Kyrgyzstan for Oct-Dec 2006"
IPP Quarterly Report

"Central Asia and the World"
Muratbek Imanaliev

IPP news:

On 2 March 2007 the Institute for Public Policy, with support of the 
OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, will be 
hosting a conference titled "Central Asia in 2007: Dynamics of Change 
and Development." The conference aims to gather Central Asian 
experts/analysts to discuss political, cultural, economic and 
geopolitical processes taking place in Central Asia and tendencies for 
2007. Limited seats are available. Please contact Shairbek Juraev at 
s.juraev(a)ipp.kg

On March 3-4 the Institute for Public Policy, with support of the OSCE 
Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights, 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.- Turkish And Ottoman Studies, Volume: IV

Posted by: Ruben Safrastyan <rsafrastyan(a)sci.am>
Posted: 20 Feb 2007


PUBL.- Turkish And Ottoman Studies, Volume: IV


Turkish And Ottoman Studies, Volume: IV, Editor: Ruben Safrastyan, 
Yerevan: Institute of Oriental Studies, National Academy of Sciences 
of Armenia, 2006, 292p.

Contents:

OTTOMANICA:

Alexander Safaryan
Ziya G&#337;kalp on the Turkish women rights (in Armenian) - p.13

Fuat Dündar (Turkey-France)
The "Union and Progress" party ethnographic studies (in Armenian) - p.38

Sergey Murtuzaliyev (Russia)
Russian literary thought and the 15-17th centuries centres of 
information on the history of the Ottoman Empire (in Russian) - p.58

TURCICA:

Artak Shakaryan
Meskhetian Turks: a geopolitical factor in the region (in Russian) - p.73

Vahram Ter-Matevosyan
The Kemalist discourse in Turkey between 1960 and 1980: Challenging 
the Republican ideology? (in English)  - p.85

Arthur Dumanyan
The main phases of activities of the National Action Party (Grey 
wolves) in Turkey in the 1960-70s (in Armenian) - p. 103

Levon Hovsepyan
Turkey's National Security Council in the context of the recent 
reforms (in Armenian) - p.114

Anush Hovhannisyan
Genocide denial and ethics (Examining in the light of some problems of 
formation of the Turkish nation-state) (in Armenian) - p.124

Rem Khazandjian
Once more discussing the question of signing by Russia the 
Russian-Turkish treaty of 1921 (under the light of former secret 
documents from Moscow archives) (in Russian) - p.130

Sahak Aslanyan
The international-legal assessment of the Moscow and Kars treaties of 
1921 (in Armenian) - p.147

Ruben Karapetyan
New developments in the Turkish-Syrian relations (in Armenian) - p.155

Ani Avetisyan
Orhan Pamuk and his "Black book" (in Armenian) - p.166

Levon Amirkhanyan
>From the history of studying of the modern Turkish gerunds (in 
Armenian) - p.184

ARMENO-TURCICA:

Ruben Safrastyan
Armenians and Turks: contacts in history from Seldjukides times up to 
the end of the 19th century (in English) - p.197

Lusine Sahakyan
The political repercussions of the forced Islamization of Hamshen 
Armenians in the Ottoman Empire (in Armenian) - p.207

Arman Kirakosyan
1896 Armenian mission of the American Red Cross (in Armenian) - p.229

Armine Hakobyan
Matheus Archbishop Izmirlyan's second patriarchate (1908-1909) (in 
Armenian) - p.240

Arsen Avagyan
>From the preparation period of the 1915 Genocide: Behaeddin 
&#350;akir's visit to the Eastern vilayets (in Armenian) - p.245

Kristine Melkonyan
The Armenian question and the Armenian diaspora in 1944-1945 (in 
Armenian) - p.252

Gnel Ghlechyan
The problems of the Ottoman History in the works of  Ghukas Inchichyan 
(in Armenian) - p.	261

Ruben Safrastyan
The problems of historiography of the "Kuleli  event": Incorporating 
Armenian press reports (in Armenian) - p.270

BOOK REVIEWS:

Hasmik Stepanyan
A unique and exceptional book about the Armenian painters (in Armenian) - p.278

Artak Shakaryan
One more shocking testimony for the genocide of Armenians (in Armenian) - p.283

Ashot Soghomonyan
The bibliography of a Turkish historian Erdal &#304;lter on the 
Turkish-Armenian relations (in Armenian) - p.287

TURKISH AND OTTOMAN STUDIES (TOS) welcomes submissions of articles and 
book reviews. Please contact the Editor, Ruben Safrastyan, at 
rsafrastyan(a)sci.am.

Dr. Ruben Safrastyan
Director of Institute of Oriental Studies,
Armenian National Academy of Sciences

PUBL.- Europe-Asia Studies, Volume 59 Issue 1

Posted by: Serguei Alex. Oushakine <oushakin(a)Princeton.EDU>
Posted: 15 Feb 2007


PUBL.- Europe-Asia Studies, Volume 59 Issue 1


Europe-Asia Studies: Volume 59 Issue 1 
This new issue contains the following articles:

China in the Russian mind today: Ambivalence and defeatism p. 1
Authors: Vladimir Shlapentokh

The Baltic states and Moscow's 9 May commemoration: Analysing memory 
politics in Europe p. 23
Authors: Eva-Clarita Onken

Conflicting patterns of thought in the Russian debate on transition: 
1992 - 2002 p. 47
Authors: Joachim Zweynert

Extricating the state: The move to competitive capture in 
post-communist Bulgaria p. 71
Authors: Andrew Barnes

The differential impact of state finance on the Romanian party system p. 97
Authors: Steven D. Roper

The structure and evolution of trade in Central and Eastern Europe in 
the 1990s p. 111
Authors: Manuel Palazuelos-Martinez

The Folklore of Finland's Eastern Trade p. 137
Authors: Pekka Sutela

Chechnya: Russia's 'war on terror' or 'war of terror'? p. 163
Authors: John Russell

Reviews p. 169

Books received p. 185

List of contributors p. 187

Acknowledgement of reviewers p. 189

PUBL.- The Turkic Speaking People by Ergun Cagatay and Dogan Kuban

Posted by: Tugrul Keskin <tugrulk(a)vt.edu>
Posted: 12 Feb 2007


PUBL.- The Turkic Speaking People by Ergun Cagatay and Dogan Kuban

The Turkic Speaking Peoples: 1,500 Years of Art And Culture from Inner 
Asia to the Balkans 

Egun Cagatay and Dogan Kuban, editors
Prestel Publishing
2006.

PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, 7 February 2007, is online

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


PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, 7 February 2007, is online


Highlights: This Analyst issue's feature article by Richard Pomfret 
examines the process of rebuilding Kazakhstan's agriculture. 
Analytical articles include Kevin Leahy on Kadyrov's stance on the 
Putin succession; Dmitry Shlapentokh on Moscow's responses to growing 
Russian nationalism and implications for the Caucasus; and Nurshat 
Ababakirov on the breakup of the Kyrgyz ruling tandem. In Field 
reports, articles on Newmont mining's troubles in Uzbekistan, 
controversies over debt reduction in Kyrgyzstan, violence in South 
Ossetia and Kyrgyzstan's new prime minister.

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 7 February issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst (Volume 9, 
no. 3) is now online at http://www.cacianalyst.org. The PDF version of 
the entire issue is available at: 
http://www.cacianalyst.org/issues/20070207Analyst.pdf

Full contents:

Feature Article

Rebuilding Kazakhstan's Agriculture
Richard Pomfret
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4688

Analytical Articles

Preserving The Status Quo: Kadyrov's Stake In "Operation Successor"
Kevin Daniel Leahy
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4689

Kondopoga, "Russian March" And After: The Russian Authorities' 
Response To The Rise Of Russian Nationalism
Dmitry Shlapentokh
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4690

The Story Goes On: Kyrgyz Tandem Breaks Up, Kulov Out Of Power
Nurshat Ababakirov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4691

Field Reports

Newmont Mining - 0, Uzbekistan - 1
Benjamin Abner
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4692

Hipc In Kyrgyzstan Is Doomed To Fail
Erica Marat
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4693

New Wave Of Violence In South Ossetia
Kakha Jibladze
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4694

New Prime Minister Chosen In Kyrgyzstan
Joldosh Osmonov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/view_article.php?articleid=4695

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.- Russian Colonial Society in Tashkent, 1865-1923

Posted by: Jeff Sahadeo <jsahadeo(a)connect.carleton.ca>
Posted: 6 Feb 2007


PUBL.- Russian Colonial Society in Tashkent, 1865-1923

Indiana University Press is pleased to announce the recent publication of:

Russian Colonial Society in Tashkent, 1865-1923
Jeff Sahadeo

This intensively researched urban study dissects Russian Imperial and 
early Soviet rule and colonial society in Islamic Central Asia from 
the diverse viewpoints of tsarist functionaries, soviet bureaucrats, 
Russian workers, and lower-class women as well as Muslim notables and 
Central Asian traders. Jeff Sahadeo's stimulating analysis reveals how 
political, social, cultural, and demographic shifts altered the nature 
of this colonial community from the tsarist conquest of 1865 to 1923, 
when Bolshevik authorities subjected Tashkent to strict Soviet rule.

http://www.iupress.indiana.edu/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=26156

336 pages, 17 b&w photos
978-0-253-34820-3, cloth $45.00

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