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JOURNAL/CFP- Caucasian Review of International Affairs, Vol. 2, No. 3, 2008

Posted by: Nasimi Aghayev <nasimi_aghayev(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 15 May 2008


JOURNAL/CFP- Caucasian Review of International Affairs, Vol. 2, No. 3, 2008

Call for papers for the Summer 2008 issue of the Caucasian Review of 
International Affairs 

The CRIA is a Germany-based quarterly peer-reviewed free, non-profit 
and online academic journal. The Review is committed to promote a 
better understanding of the regional affairs by providing relevant 
background information and analysis, as far as the Caucasus in 
general, and the South Caucasus in particular are concerned. The CRIA 
also welcomes lucid, well-documented papers on all aspects of 
international affairs, from all political viewpoints. The paper 
version of the Review is planned for the next future.        

The last issue (Spring 2008) of the Review can be viewed at 
http://www.cria-online.org/current.php 

The next issue (Summer 2008) of the CRIA will be published in July 
2008. Deadline for submission of papers for the upcoming issue is June 30, 
2008. Manuscript guidelines can be found at 
http://cria-online.org/submit.php

Papers should be mailed to contact(a)cria-online.org 

Best regards,

Nasimi Aghayev
Editor-in-Chief
Caucasian Review of International Affairs
www.cria-online.org 
ISSN: 1865-6773 

BOOK/CFP- The 'New' Central Asia: The Regional Impact of International Actors

Posted by: Emilian Kavalski <kavalski(a)ualberta.ca>
Posted: 5 May 2008


BOOK/CFP- The 'New' Central Asia: The Regional Impact of International Actors

Call for Chapters: "The 'New' Central Asia: The Regional Impact of 
International Actors".

The editor of a volume on "The 'New' Central Asia: The Regional Impact 
of International Actors" announces a call for chapter submission from 
interested international relations scholars. The projected volume is 
both about the place of Central Asia in world affairs and the way the 
international politics of state-building and regionalization have 
affected Central Asia since the end of the Cold War. Therefore, this 
volume pursues the twin-aims of simultaneously generalizing and 
contextualizing the "Central Asian experience" as well as re-thinking 
and re-evaluating its comparative relevance to the study of both other 
regions and international politics. In this respect, the prospective 
submissions would assess the agency of different international actors 
in Central Asia and their impact on the dynamics of state-building and 
regionalization. At the same time, the contributions would make 
analytically and empirically grounded propositions on the possible 
trajectories of Central Asian state-building and regionalization, and 
the possible patterns/transformations in the agency of external actors 
in the region. In this way, the volume addresses the need to 
systematize the knowledge produced on Central Asia since the end of 
the Cold War.

List of chapters (this is only a schematic list of the themes of the chapters):

1. The European Union (EU) and Central Asia.
2. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (PfP) and Central Asia.
3. The Conference/Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (C/OSCE).
4. The World Bank/International Monetary Fund/other international 
   financial institutions and Central Asia.
5. The United Nations (and its various agencies) and Central Asia.
6. Russia and Central Asia.
7. China (especially, through the Shanghai Cooperation Organization) 
   and Central Asia.
8. The United States of America and Central Asia.
9. India and Central Asia.
10. Iran and Central Asia.
11. Turkey and Central Asia.
 - Additionally, there would be chapters contextualizing the Central 
   Asian reception/perception of this agency:
12. Kazakhstan and the role of international actors.
13. Kyrgyzstan and the role of international actors.
14. Tajikistan and the role of international actors.
15. Turkmenistan and the role of international actors.
16. Uzbekistan and the role of international actors.

Outline of the main themes and questions for each chapter:

For the purposes of coherence, the assessment of the 
roles/implications/agency of different international actors in Central 
Asia focuses on the notions and practices of:

 - state-building-understood as an attempt by an international actor 
to suggest/promote a certain mode of governance to Central Asian 
states and, thereby, impact their practices of policy-making according 
to certain externally-promoted rules;

 - regionalization-understood both (i) in terms of the existence of a 
"regional approach" by an international actor to Central Asia -- i.e., 
is there something in the strategy of your actor (provision of 
funds/incentives/infrastructure) that allows/intends for a process of 
regionalization to take place; and (ii) in terms of whether there is 
anything in the Central Asian interactions with that actor that 
"justifies" the use of the term region (in a sense that designates 
something unique to the "Central Asian" practice that is broader than 
a mere geographical convenience/proximity).

Again for the purposes of coherence, the prospective contributors to 
the volume are requested to construct their submissions around (or as 
responses to) the following sets of questions:

1. What is the nature of the international actor under discussion? 
What are the main theoretical approaches that have been employed in 
understanding and explaining the international outreach of this 
international actor? What would you say are the main international 
norms/foreign policy beliefs that inform your actor's international 
outreach? Do its declared policies and actual behavior in Central Asia 
confirm such perceptions of its international role?

2. How has your actor defined its interests in Central Asia since the 
end of the Cold War? Has such definition of its role in the region 
changed over time?

3. What policies/approaches/tactics does your actor pursue in Central 
Asia to support its objectives? In particular, what is the 
understanding of state-building and regionalization that this 
international actor represents/promotes in Central Asia (if any)?
 - What are its tools for both state-building and regionalization in 
Central Asia;
 - In what way would you say they are unique to/property of that 
international actor;

4. How successful has your actor's strategy been in Central Asia? What 
has been its impact on Central Asian state-building and 
regionalization dynamics? Has your actor's influence in Central Asia 
grown/decreased since the end of the Cold War? Upon what its influence 
in Central Asia rests? What weaknesses/obstacles hamper its influence? 
Has something in the "Central Asian experience" of your actor forced 
it to alter/reevaluate its international outreach?

5. How would you evaluate the prospects for your actor's policies in 
Central Asia? What developments would/could impact its outreach in the 
region? In short, (based on your analysis of the relationship between 
this actor and the region) what do you think the "future" has in store 
both for your actor and Central Asia? What does the explanation and 
understanding of this international actor's agency in the region tells 
us about the nature and concerns of state-building and regionalization 
in Central Asia? Does your study suggest any critical perspectives, 
revisions and developments in terms of the study of state-building and 
regionalization in international politics, Central Asian affairs 
and/or your actor's international outreach and the main theories by 
which such study is usually informed?

Submission Procedure:

Interested researchers and scholars, who would be willing to commit to 
such a collaborative project are invited to submit 500-word chapter 
abstracts (including chapter title and a clear explanation of how the 
authors would address the volumes objectives as outlined in the five 
sets of questions above) and a short CV (1-2 pages) by 25 May 2008. 
Authors would be notified by 30 May 2008 about the status of their 
proposals. Full chapters (9,000-11,000 words) are due by 10 December 
2008. All submissions should be sent by email to Emilian Kavalski 
(emilian.kavalski(a)gmail.com)


Emilian Kavalski
DPhil (Loughborough), MA (Warwick)
Dept of Political Science
10-16 HM Tory Building
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta
CANADA, T6G 2H4
email: kavalski(a)ualberta.ca

PUBL.- Caucasian Review of International Affairs, Vol. 2, No. 2

Posted by: Nasimi Aghayev <nasimi_aghayev(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 5 May 2008


PUBL.- Caucasian Review of International Affairs, Vol. 2, No. 2

Caucasian Review of International Affairs, Vol. 2 (2) - Spring 2008 
has been published.

Spring 2008 issue of the Caucasian Review of International Affairs 
(CRIA) is now available online at http://www.cria-online.org  

Contents:

 - Corridor of Power: The Caucasus and Energy Security, by Tracey C. 
   German (http://cria-online.org/j3_1.php)

 - Governance, the State, and Systemic Corruption: Armenia and Georgia 
   in Comparison, by Christoph H. Stefes  (http://cria-online.org/j3_2.php)

 - Fluid Party Politics and the Challenge for Democracy Assistance in 
   Georgia, by Max Bader (http://cria-online.org/j3_3.php)

 - US Missile Defense Shield and Russia: Second Cold War as a Farce, 
   by Rashad Shirinov (http://cria-online.org/j3_4.php)

 - The New Face of Central Asia, An Essay by Ambassador (ret.) Michael 
   W. Cotter (http://cria-online.org/j3_5.php)

 - Licensing Afghanistan's opium: solution or fallacy?, by 
   Pierre-Arnaud Chouvy (http://cria-online.org/j3_6.php)

The CRIA is a Germany-based quarterly peer-reviewed free, non-profit 
and online academic journal. The Review is committed to promote a 
better understanding of the regional affairs by providing relevant 
background information and analysis, as far as the Caucasus in 
general, and the South Caucasus in particular are concerned. The CRIA 
also welcomes lucid, well-documented papers on all aspects of 
international affairs, from all political viewpoints. The paper 
version of the Review is planned for the next future.

Deadline for submission of papers for the upcoming Summer 2008 issue 
is June 30, 2008. Manuscript guidelines can be found at 
http://cria-online.org/submit.php


Nasimi Aghayev
Editor-in-Chief
Caucasian Review of International Affairs
www.cria-online.org 
ISSN: 1865-6773

PUBL.- The Silk Road, Vol. 5, No. 2

Posted by: Daniel C. Waugh <dwaugh(a)u.washington.edu>
Posted: 5 May 2008


PUBL.- The Silk Road, Vol. 5, No. 2

We are pleased to announce the on-line publication of the new issue of 
The Silk Road.

The Silkroad Foundation's journal is available in pdf format at:
http://silkroadfoundation.org/newsletter/vol5num2/

Please contact me if you have questions or a contribution for a future 
issue of the journal.  Note that we cannot take individual 
subscriptions to the limited hard-copy version of the journal, which 
is distributed only to institutional libraries.

Daniel C. Waugh
Professor Emeritus, University of Washington (Seattle)
Editor



Vol. 5, No. 2 (Winter 2008) contains:

>From the Editor's Desktop:  Beyond the Sensational: The 
Reiss-Engelhorn-Museums' "Origins of the Silk Road"

A review of the excellent exhibition of archaeological treasures from 
Xinjiang on display in Mannheim, Germany until June 1, 2008. Of 
particular interest are the numerous textiles and more generally the 
artifacts of daily life.

Hermann Parzinger, "The 'Silk Roads' Concept Reconsidered: About 
Transfers: Transportation and Transcontinental Interactions in Prehistory."

Recent archaeological finds in Eurasia are documenting the existence 
of significant transcontinental exchange well prior to the traditional 
"beginnings of the Silk Roads."  An important component of this 
exchange is to be connected with the Bronze Age Andronovo Culture in 
the first half of the 2nd millennium BCE. For the Iron Age in the 
first millennium BCE, some of the evidence is in the striking 
discoveries from Scythian burials of southern Siberia.

Xu Yongjie, "The Dream and the Glory: Integral Salvage of the Nanhai 
No. 1 Shipwreck and Its Significance."

The recent recovery of the Nanhai No. 1 (South China Sea No. 1) 
shipwreck off the coast of Guangdong  Province is a landmark in 
Chinese marine archaeology.  The "integral salvage" of this wreck, 
dating from the late Song Dynasty and containing a cargo of porcelain, 
means that the detailed archaeological work can be carried out in 
controlled conditions in the new Marine Silk Road Museum.

Lin Ying, "The Byzantine Element in the Turkic Gold Cup with the Tiger 
Handle Excavated at Boma, Xinjiang."

The striking find of early Turk Empire gold objects at Boma in the Ili 
Valley region of western Xinjiang in 1997 included a jewel-encrusted 
cup with an attached handle cast in the form of a tiger. The likely 
origin of this handle was the Byzantine Empire, since there was a 
tradition in late Roman times of the making of such feline handles for 
precious metalwork, and they then could have been taken to the Turks 
as part of the diplomatic exchange of the 6th and 7th centuries. The 
Turks were important contributors to exchange along the silk roads.

Bryan K. Miller, Jamsranjav Bayarsaikhan, Tseveendorj Egimaa, and 
Christine Lee, "Xiongnu Elite Tomb Complexes in the Mongolian Altai: 
Results of the Mongol-American Hovd Archaeology Project, 2007."

A report on the project at Tahiltin-hotgor cemetery co-sponsored by 
the Silkroad Foundation and the National Museum of Mongolian History. 
A large ramped tomb was excavated and, perhaps of greater interest, 
several satellite burials and ritual lines connected with tomb 
complexes. The material is important for extending our understanding 
of the Xiongnu in an area away from the political center of their 
polity. By paying close attention to the satellite features of elite 
burials, we can learn a great deal about ritual and society.

Jessieca Jones and Veronica Joseph, "Excavation of a Xiongnu Satellite Burial."

A description of the excavation of the Satellite burial THL-25-2 at 
Tahiltin-hotgor cemetery, which contained the well-preserved remains 
of a man buried with a number of interesting artifacts.

James T. Williams, "The Tahilt Region: A Preliminary Archaeological Survey of 
the Tahilt Surroundings to Contextualize the Tahilt Cemeteries."

The survey of about a 40 square km area containing the Tahiltin-hotgor 
cemetery and many other sites dating from the Palaeolithic to the Turk 
periods.  The article discusses survey methodology and provides an 
overview of the results.

Alma Kunanbaeva, "Food as Culture: The Kazakh Experience."

Food, its preparation, and the social practices surrounding its 
consumption provide important insights into central cultural concepts 
of the Kazakhs.  The article discusses the food traditions and 
provides as well practical guidance in the preparation of some Kazakh recipes.

PUBL.- Frasario Italiano-Mongolo ( Italian-Mongolian Phrasebook)

Posted by: Otgonbayar Chuluunbaatar <zakhchinmusic(a)yahoo.de>
Posted: 2 May 2008


PUBL.- Frasario Italiano&#8211;Mongolo (Italian-Mongolian Phrasebook)

Please note the following publication:

Title: Frasario Italiano&#8211;Mongolo (Italian-Mongolian Phrasebook)

Authors: Otgonbayar CHULUUNBAATAR and Paula HAAS

Language: Italian and Mongolian (Cyrillic with transcription)

Publisher: Milano, Poliglossa Traduzioni, 2008, pp. 149. ISBN 978-9955-9956-1-6

PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, Vol. 10, No. 8, 16 April 2008

Posted by: Svante Cornell <scornel4(a)jhuadig.admin.jhu.edu>
Posted: 28 Apr 2008


PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, Vol. 10, No. 8, 16 April 2008

Note: New Publications:

"Europe's Energy Security: Gazprom's Dominance and Caspian Supply
Alternatives", 
Edited by Svante E. Cornell & Niklas Nilsson, February 2008, 168 pages.
Download at:
http://www.isdp.eu/files/publications/scornell/sc08europesenergy.pdf

"Economic and Energy Security: Connecting Europe and the Black
Sea-Caspian Region"
CACI & SRSP Silk Road Paper by Mamuka Tsereteli, March 2008. Download
at:
http://www.isdp.eu/files/publications/srp/08/0803Mamuka.pdf

"Kazakhstan's Emerging Middle Class"
CACI & SRSP Silk Road Paper by John C.K. Daly, March 2008. Download at:
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/Silkroadpapers/0803Daly.PDF


The 16 April issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst (Volume 10, no.
8) is now online at http://www.cacianalyst.org/. The PDF version of the
entire issue is available at: 
http://www.cacianalyst.org/files/080416Analyst.pdf


Full contents:

Analytical Articles

Moscow Moves to de Facto Annexation of Georgian
BREAKAWAY REGIONS 
Svante E. Cornell and David J. Smith
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4839

The European Union Looks to Central Asia for Energy 
Robert M. Cutler
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4838

Post-Bucharest: NATO's Prospects in Afghanistan
Richard Weitz
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4837

Labor Migration and Its Potential Consequences for Central Asia 
Kursad Aslan
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4836


Field Reports

Kyrgyz-Kazakh Border Deal Stirs Up Dust in Kyrgyzstan 
Nurshat Ababakirov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4843

Planned Wage and Price Rise in Uzbekistan 
Erkin Akhmadov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4842

Kyrgyz Opposition, Government Split Public Support 
Erica Marat
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4841 

Baku Hosts GUAM Conference, Aims at Conflict Resolution 
Azer Karimov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4840 


News Digest:
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4844

9 April 2008 Turkey Analyst Analytical Articles: 

What Animates Turkey's Secular Opposition?
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/inside/turkey/080409A.html

Turkey and the EU: Beyond the Cyprus Imbroglio
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/inside/turkey/080409B.html


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 the Institute
for Security and Development Policy, Stockholm.

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/newsite/?q=node/59

PUBL.- Uriankhai ub soyol (Uriankhai Oral Literature on Hunting; in Mongolian)

Posted by: Gaby Bamana <gabybamana(a)gmail.com>
Posted: 28 Apr 2008


PUBL.- Uriankhai ub soyol (Uriankhai Oral Literature on Hunting; in Mongolian)

Note the following publication in Mongolian with an English foreword: 

Title: Uriankhai ub soyol (Uriankhai Oral Literature Related to Hunting)
Authors: J. TSOLOO and A. MUNKHTSETSEG 
English Foreword: Gaby BAMANA 
Language: Mongolian (with transcription) 

This book is a collection of the Uriankhai oral literature related to 
hunting.  The book contains epic poems, songs and manuscripts collected 
in the early 70s in Western Mongolia.  The book plunges the reader into 
the world of the Uriankhai hunter and of his worldwide. 


Contact: gabybamana(a)gmail.com

PUBL.- On the Tea Road: A Journey into Mongolian Life and Culture, Gaby Bamana

Posted by: Gaby Bamana <gabybamana(a)gmail.com>
Posted: 28 Apr 2008


PUBL.-  On the Tea Road: A Journey into Mongolian Life and Culture, Gaby Bamana

Title: On the Tea Road: A Journey into Mongolian Life and Culture
Author: Gaby Bamana
 
Abstract: "On the Tea Road" is a metaphoric journey of a young African
researcher into the Mongolian life and Culture. It provides the reader with
a different perspective in understanding contemporary Mongolia and the
social transformations the society is undergoing since the 1990
Democratization. The author uses tea as an euphoric material to talk about
the issues that the Mongolian society faces in terms of cultural
conservation versus globalization.
 
Edition: Admon Publishing, Mongolia
 
Contact: Gabybamana(a)gmail.com

JOURNAL/CFP- Oil, Gas and Energy Law (OGEL), Special Issue: Eurasian Energy

Posted by: Matthew Stone <mstone520(a)gmail.com>
Posted: 28 Apr 2008


JOURNAL/CFP&#8211; Oil, Gas and Energy Law (OGEL), Special Issue: Eurasian Energy

For this special issue of Oil, Gas and Energy Law (OGEL) intelligence 
service, we are seeking papers that address the cross-cutting factors 
at play in Eurasian energy developments with an eye on the legal 
ramifications.  Preference will be given to papers that are 
supranational in scope, eschewing single-nation analysis for 
comparative studies and broader insights.  Potential topic areas 
include but are not limited to:

 - Oil and gas pipeline development
 - Environmental policy
 - Political risk and investment regimes
 - Trans-boundary water issues
 - The legal status of the Caspian Sea
 - The role of international organizations and multilateral initiatives
 - The geopolitics of energy

The Western perspective on these issues is for the most part 
well-documented in the scholarly literature and the international 
press.  Therefore, we would especially welcome papers from informed 
commentators on the Eurasian super-continent, including Russian, 
Chinese, Central Asian, Iranian, Indian and other analysts from the 
region to help balance the global discourse.

Previously published material is also welcome.

More information, including submission info, can be found at 
http://www.gasandoil.com/ogel/news/news_detail.htm?v0=142

Inquiries may be directed to Matt Stone at m.r.stone(a)dundee.ac.uk

OGEL is a Web-based resource for researchers and practitioners of 
global energy policy.  Based on the global networks of the Centre for 
Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP) at the University of 
Dundee and International Bar Association's Section on Energy and Natural 
Resources Law, OGEL offers informed commentary on developments in the 
energy sector via a newsletter and database of primary 
legal/regulatory materials.

PUBL.- Democracy's Dilemma: The Challenges to State Legitimacy in Afghanistan

Posted by: David Shams <davidshams(a)live.com>
Posted: 16 Apr 2008


PUBL.- Democracy's Dilemma: The Challenges to State Legitimacy in Afghanistan

Democracy's Dilemma: The Challenges to State Legitimacy in Afghanistan
David Shams

Description

In Democracy's Dilemma, David Shams argues that Warlords' 
participation in Afghanistan's democracy has undermined the legitimacy 
of the state. Human rights violations, drug trade and institutional 
corruption constitute the perimeters of a triangle set by warlords 
within which the state falls short of the moral authority necessary to 
assert legitimacy. The dilemma that the state faces is this: On one 
hand, in order to survive it has to compromise with and appease the 
warlords; on the other, it struggles to eradicate drugs and uproot 
corruption. To achieve these objectives, the state has adopted 
paradoxical policies and taken contradictory measures simultaneously. 
This in turn, has resulted in ineffectual governance and the weakness 
of its status as a legitimate body in the eyes of the public. 

Available at the major online bookstores.

PUBL.- The China and Eurasia Forum Quarterly, February 2008

Posted by: Nicklas Norling <nnorling(a)silkroadstudies.org>
Posted: 16 Apr 2008


PUBL.- The China and Eurasia Forum Quarterly, February 2008 

The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program 
(www.silkroadstudies.org) is pleased to announce the release of the 
February 2008 issue of the China and Eurasia Forum Quarterly. The 
issue is online at either of the following links:
 
http://www.isdp.eu/cefq 

http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/inside/publications/CEF_quarterly.htm 
 
The PDF-version of the entire issue is available at:
 
http://www.isdp.eu/files/publications/cefq/08/February_2008.pdf 
 
Contributions to this issue include:
  
Durability in China's Strategy toward Central Asia-Reasons for Optimism
Robert Sutter
http://www.isdp.eu/files/publications/cefq/08/rs08durabilitychina.pdf

How Financial Alchemy Engineered a Central Asian Credit Crunch 
Maria Kielmas
http://www.isdp.eu/files/publications/cefq/08/mk08financialalchemy.pdf

The Shanghai Cooperation Organization: A Threat to American Interests 
in Central Asia?
Gene Germanovich
http://www.isdp.eu/files/publications/cefq/08/gg08scoamerica.pdf
 
China&#8217;s Investments in Russia: Where do they go and how Important are they?
Libor Krkoska and Yevgenia Korniyenko
http://www.isdp.eu/files/publications/cefq/08/lk08chinainvestment.pdf 
 
Pashtunistan, NATO and the Global War on Terror: "If you don't fight, 
you cannot have peace in Afghanistan"
Michael Mihalka
http://www.isdp.eu/files/publications/cefq/08/mm08natoafghanistan.pdf
 
Kazakh-Chinese Energy Relations: Economic Pragmatism or Political Cooperation?
Zhanibek Saurbek
http://www.isdp.eu/files/publications/cefq/08/ks08chinakazakh.pdf 
 
Big business and high-level politics in Kazakhstan: an everlasting symbiosis? 
Heidi Kjærnet, Dosym Satpaev and Stina Torjesen 
http://www.isdp.eu/files/publications/cefq/08/hk08businesskazakhstan.pdf 
 

The China and Eurasia Forum is an independent forum which seeks to 
bring together regional experts, academics, government policy makers, 
and business leaders with an interest in the growing relationship 
between China and Eurasia. The forum is affiliated to the Central 
Asia-Caucasus Institute and the Silk Road Studies Program.

Focusing primarily on Sino-Central Asian, Sino-Russian, and 
Sino-Caucasian relations, the goal of the CEF Quarterly is to foster 
discussion and information sharing between a geographically distant 
community that recognizes the significance of China's emergence in 
this important part of the world. 

The editor invites longer analytical articles of approximately 7000 
words or shorter more concrete articles on approximately 2000 words. 
The next issue will be out in May 2008. Authors are encouraged to 
submit interesting and thought-provoking articles for review to 
nswanstrom(a)silkroadstudies.org. 
 
 
 

PUBL.- Central Asia and the Caucasus, No. 2, 2008

Posted by: Murad Esenov <murad.esenov(a)worldmail.se>
Posted: 14 Apr 2008


PUBL.- Central Asia and the Caucasus, No. 2, 2008

Please find the contents of no. 2(50), 2008 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
Journal of Social and Political Studies
No. 2 (50), 2008

In this issue:

Geography, Geopolitics, and the related terms

Eldar Ismailov. Central Eurasia: Its Geopolitical Function in the 21st Century

Vladimer Papava. Central Caucasia instead of Central Eurasia

Regional Security

Vladimir Plastun. Central Asia in Search of Stability

Kornely Kakachia. End of Russian Military Bases in Georgia: Social, 
   Political and Security Implications of Withdrawal

Timur Shaymergenov. Problems and Prospects of NATOs Central Asian 
   Strategy: The Role of Kazakhstan

Nugzar Ter-Oganov. Russian-Iranian Nuclear Cooperation: 1992-2006

Nation-Building

Zarif Alizoda. Evolution of Parliamentarism in the Republic of Tajikistan

Beka Chedia. Georgia: Devalued Public Capital and the Third Sector at 
   the Crossroads

Religion in Society

Bakhtiar Babajanov. Secularism and the Inter-Confessional Rift 
   (Central Asia's experience)

Vakhit Akaev. Conflict between Traditional and Non-Traditional Islamic 
   Trends: Reasons, Dynamics, and Ways to overcome them (based on North 
   Caucasian documents)

Farrukh Umarov. Tajikistan: Special Features of Cooperation with 
   Leading International Islamic Organizations

Regional Politics

Dmitri Varnavskiy. Cooperation between Iran and the Central Asian 
   States: Past, Present, and Future

Khurshed Dodikhudoev, Vafo Niyatbekov. The Republic of Tajikistan and 
   the Islamic Republic of Iran: Cooperation Achievements and prospects

Nikolai Borisov. The Political Process in Uzbekistan Today: Trends and 
   Prospects

Igor Proklov. Turkmenistan: Current Politics

For your Information

The Special Feature section in the next issues will discuss:

The Organization for Democracy and Economic Development - GUAM in Regional
   and International Dimensions

Energy Policy and Energy Projects in Central Eurasia

Central Eurasia: Politics Today

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

JOURNAL- Anthropology of East Europe Review: Website, Subscription, Submission Information

Posted by: Krista Harper <kharper(a)anthro.umass.edu>
Posted: 14 Apr 2008


JOURNAL- Anthropology of East Europe Review: Website, Subscription, Submission

As co-editor (with Julie Hemment) of Anthropology of East Europe 
Review, I would like to invite the members of the listserv to 
subscribe to the journal and to submit your work for publication with 
us.  The journal is published twice annually and highlights the latest 
research on the anthropology of Eastern Europe and Eurasia.

SUBMISSIONS:  We invite you to submit articles on current research 
projects for the "Open Forum" section of the journal.  We are also 
accepting proposals for the guest-edited "Symposium" section--a forum 
for publishing collections of papers on a theme.  We are also seeking 
submissions of syllabi or essays on teaching related to the 
anthropology of Eastern Europe and Eurasia.  Individual papers should 
be no more than 7,000 words (including endnotes and references).  
Please send your electronic submissions as a Microsoft Word .doc file 
to: <anthroeasteuropereview(a)gmail.com>

SUBSCRIPTIONS: Individual subscriptions are $30/year, or with a 
discounted $15/year rate for students and residents of the region.  
Library subscriptions are $50/year; please ask your institution's 
librarian to carry the journal if it does not already subscribe.  
Subscribe or renew today by visiting the PayPal link on our homepage 
(see below), or write to the editors at 
<anthroeasteuropereview(a)gmail.com> for a downloadable subscription 
form if you'd prefer to pay by check.

WEBSITE: The Web Page for the Anthropology of East Europe Review 
contains links to  previously published issues and a PayPal 
subscription link.  It can be found at this URL (please note--updated 
from previous post): http://condor.depaul.edu/~rrotenbe/aeer/

We look forward to your participation in the journal as subscribers
and contributors!


Krista Harper
Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology
and the Center for Public Policy and Administration
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003

and

Co-editor-in-chief, Anthropology of East Europe Review
Machmer Hall 215
University of Massachusetts
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PUBL.- War, Epidemics and Medicine in the Late Ottoman Empire (1912-1918), by Oya Daglar

Posted by: Mehmet Tutuncu <m.tutuncu(a)quicknet.nl>
Posted: 14 Apr 2008


PUBL.- War, Epidemics and Medicine in the Late Ottoman Empire, by Oya Daglar

New Publication:

War, Epidemics and Medicine in the Late Ottoman Empire (1912-1918)
By Oya Daglar 
ISBN 978-906921-002-5
Turquoise Series: 18
Published in 2008, Haarlem, Netherlands
386 pages with many documents for the first time published
Price: 47 euro + postage 
For more information and ordering please visit the webpage dedicated to the
book: 

http://www.turkistan.org/daglar.htm

>From the back cover:

The Ottoman Empire spent its last century with wars coming one after
another and as a consequence had to suffer many physical as well as
demographic casualties. With a significant decrease in the population, one
of the main factors that had kept the Empire up disappeared and therefore
the 600 year-old Empire collapsed at the end of the First World War. 
This study focuses on the period of Balkan Wars and the First World War,
which affected the political history of the 20th century deeply and caused
the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, and examines the concerned period in
terms of the epidemic diseases. Taking into account that wars are important
contributors in the emergence of epidemic diseases, I have attempted to
evaluate the destruction caused by the epidemic diseases during the war
years and effects of these diseases on the results of the wars in a
historical framework.

This particular study argues that, despite the popular belief, the decrease
in the population was mainly caused by the epidemic diseases and health
problems, which emerged as a result of the wars, not by the direct armed
conflict at the front. Epidemic diseases seen as a consequence of lack of
hygiene during the war, congestion caused by mass movements like migration
and inadequacy of the health services resulted in death of many servicemen
and civilians. Since the loss of human force during the war as a result of
the epidemic diseases directly affected the war making capability of the
Empire, the Ottoman government obligatorily placed an importance on the
health services, however, despite all efforts, none of the precautions
taken brought the desired level of success due to lack of proper health
personnel. Nonetheless, precautions taken against the diseases and the
struggle made during the war introduced the modern medicine methods into
the Empire and as a result important steps were taken for the preservation
of both military and public health. Furthermore, it is beyond doubt that
the experiences gained in this period, in the long run, constituted the
infrastructure of the developments seen in the area of health in the
Republic of Turkey.

PUBL.- The Caucasus: History, Culture, Politics (in German)

Posted by: Bahodir Sidikov <b.sidikov(a)web.de>
Posted: 10 Apr 2008


PUBL.- The Caucasus: History, Culture, Politics (in German)

C. H. Beck Verlag presents to you:

Gumppenberg, Marie-Carin von / Steinbach, Udo (eds.)
Der Kaukasus: Geschichte, Kultur, Polititk
2008/ 256 pp/ Paperback
C. H. Beck ISBN 978-3-406-56800-8
12,95 euro

Table of Contents:

Zur Einführung

Die Länder

Armenien - Überleben am Fuße erloschener Vulkane
Georgien - Transitland im Süden
Aserbaidschan - Machtpoker um die Petrodollars
Nordkaukasus - Porträt einer spannungsreichen Region
Iran - Großmacht mit Ambitionen?
Türkei - Politik in historischem Hinterland

Die Konflikte

Abchasien - Kämpfe um den schönsten Teil der Schwarzmeerküste
Berg Karabach - Krieg um die «Schwarzen Berge»
Der ungelöste Streit um Südossetien
Krisenregion Nordkaukasus - Ursachen, Akteure, Perspektiven
Internationale Organisationen - Hemmschuh oder Motor für eine  
   Konfliktlösung im Südkaukasus?
Energie und Sicherheit - Das «neue Spiel» um die Ressourcen

Die Kulturen
Ethnische Vielfalt - Wahrnehmung und Fakten
Der «Berg der Sprachen» - die Sprachenvielfalt
Religionen - Identitätsstiftende Momente
   Kunsttradition, Minnesang und Heldenepik
Politische Kultur: Autoritäre Herrscher - pragmatische Loyalitäten
   Rechtsbewusstsein und Rechtsverständnis

Autorenverzeichnis
Abkürzungen

PUBL.- Jahrbuch Aserbaidschanforschung 2008 [Yearbook of Azerbaijan Research]

Posted by: Bahodir Sidikov <b.sidikov(a)gmail.com>
Posted: 10 Apr 2008


PUBL.- Jahrbuch Aserbaidschanforschung 2008 [Yearbook of Azerbaijan Research]

Verlag Dr. Koester presents to you:

Aghayev M., Suleymanova R. (eds): Jahrbuch Aserbaidschanforschung 2008.
Beitraege aus Politik, Wirtschaft, Geschichte und Literatur
ISBN 978-3-89574-670-3
2008/ 350 pp./ EUR 24,8
Verlag Dr. Koester
Rungestr. 22-24
10179 Berlin
Germany

to order: info(a)verlag-koester.de

Table of Contents:

I. Politics

M. Malek: The European Union and the "frozen conflicts" in the South- 
   Caucasus
S. Mayer: Between Oil Wealth and the Claim to Territorial Integrity:  
   Framework Conditions for Azerbaijan's Foreign and Security Policy
M. Sticht: The Influence of the Council of Europe on the Democratic  
   Transformation in Azerbaijan

II. Economics

B. Abdolvand / L. Mez: Diversification of the European Gas Consumption  
   and the Caspian Gas Resources
W. Fuhrmann: "Black Gold": The Oil from the Caspian Sea

III. Society

E.-M. Auch: Between Adaptation and Cultural Self-Assertion. Beginnings  
   of a New Identity Search among Azerbaijani Intellectuals and the  
   Development of a New Publicity, with the Example of the Theatre and  
   Music between 1875 and 1905
R. Schmidt / W. Fuhrmann: Azerbaijanis within Iran
R. Mirzayev: "Foreigners" among their own people: On the Identity  
   Problems of Southern Azerbaijanis (Iranian) Political Emigrants in  
   Northern Azerbaijan
C. Hunner-Kreisel: Islamic Education in Azerbaijan - Being Young and  
   the Power of Religion as a Guiding Force
B. Sidikov: Between Bourdieu and Postcolonial Theory: On the Analysis  
   of Post-Soviet Schoolbooks for History (Azerbaijan Case Study)

IV. History

J. Rau: The Historical Background of the Nagorny Karabakh Conflict  
   with a Depiction from 1805 up until 7 July 1923

V. Language and Literature

F. Vejsalli: Culture-Contrastive Grammar as a New Approach in the  
   Teaching of the Language
S. Doghan: From the Socialist Azerbaijani Writer's Union to the  
   Association of Azerbaijani Writers
J. Mammadguluzade: Kamancha, translated by G. Alakbarov

VI. Essays

U. Rohtfuss: The Word Lights a Torch. Oriental Fusion of Poetry and  
   Music in the Art of Mugham

Abstracts

PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, Vol. 10, No. 7, 2 April 2008

Posted by: Svante Cornell <scornel4(a)jhuadig.admin.jhu.edu>
Posted: 8 Apr 2008


PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, Vol. 10, No. 7, 2 April 2008

The 2 April issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst (Volume 10, no.
7) is now online at http://www.cacianalyst.org/. The PDF version of the
entire issue is available at:
http://www.cacianalyst.org/files/080402Analyst.pdf


Full contents:

Analytical Articles

Before Bucharest: German Politics and Afghanistan
Cornelius Graubner
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4829

The Tulip Revolution: Mixed Messages of Official Memory
Sally N. Cummings
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4828

Georgian-Russian Reconciliation Proves Short-Lived
Richard Weitz

Co-Chair Vote Against UN Resolution on Karabakh Conflict
Imperils Negotiation Process
Emin Alisayidov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4827

Field Reports

The 'Tulip Revolution' Three Years After: Kyrgyzstan's Pyrrhic Victory
Erica Marat
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4833

Persian-Speaking Union Created by Afghanistan, Iran, Tajikistan
Sergey Medrea
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4832

The Role of Peace and Democracy in the Fata
Zahid Anwar
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4831

Uzbekistan Is Back in the Collective Security Treaty Organization
Erkin Akhmadov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4830


News Digest:
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4834

Turkey Analyst Analytical Articles:

Challenging Times for Turkey's Democracy
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/inside/turkey/080326A.html

Foeign Policy Implications of Turkey's Crisis
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/inside/turkey/080326B.html


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 the Institute
for Security and Development Policy, Stockholm.

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/newsite/?q=node/59

PUBL.- Armenia, Russia's Outpost in the Caucasus?, Gaidz Minassian

Posted by: Farid Guliyev <fareedaz(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 8 Apr 2008


PUBL.- Armenia, Russia's Outpost in the Caucasus?, Gaidz Minassian

Armenia -- Russia's Outpost in the Caucasus?
(L'Armenie, avant-poste russe au Caucase?)

Feb. 2008

Author: Gaïdz Minassian

French Institute of International Relations, ifri (Paris)
Russie.Nei.Visions

in English: 
http://www.ifri.org/files/Russie/ifri_RNV_minassian_Armenie_Russie_ANG
_fevr2008.pdf

in Russian: 
http://www.ifri.org/files/Russie/ifri_RNV_minassian_Armenie_Russie_RUS
_fevr2008.pdf

in French: 
http://www.ifri.org/files/Russie/ifri_RNV_minassian_Armenie_Russie_FR_
fevr2008.pdf

PUBL.- Study on HIV/Aids in Afghanistan, InterMedia

Posted by: Alexander Wooley <wooleya(a)intermedia.org>
Posted: 8 Apr 2008


PUBL.- Study on HIV/Aids in Afghanistan, InterMedia

New study on HIV/AIDS awareness levels in Afghanistan. InterMedia, a
Washington, D.C.-based research, evaluation and consulting organization, has
released findings from a nationwide survey of Afghanistan that finds low
awareness and knowledge levels about HIV/AIDS, but also shows that education
and access to media are important predictors for heightened awareness. The
data come from an InterMedia nationally representative survey of 2,057
respondents. For more information or a copy of the report, contact
InterMedia's Alex Wooley at wooleya(a)intermedia.org

PUBL.- Naqshbandiyya-Khâlidiyya Sufi Order

Posted by: Claire Maisonneuve <maisonneuve(a)maisonneuve-adrien.com>
Posted: 4 Apr 2008


PUBL.- Naqshbandiyya-Khâlidiyya Sufi Order

La Librairie d'Amérique et d'Orient - Ed. Adrien Maisonneuve

presents to you:

Journal d'histoire du Soufisme Fasc. 5-2005, The 
Naqshbandiyya-Khâlidiyya Sufi Order / L'Ordre soufi 
Naqshbandiyya-Khâlidiyya. Guest Editor : Butrus Abu-Manneh (University 
of Haïfa). Paris, 2008. 48 euros.

Table of Contents

Part. I : The Naqshbandiyya-Khâdiliyya Sufi Order

B. Abu-Manneh, Th. Zarcone, Introduction: Shaykh Khâlid and the 
   Khâlidî suborder.

H. Algar, Bibliographical Notes on the Naqshbandiyya-Khâlidiyya.

B. Abu-Manneh, The Khalidiyya and the Salafiyya in Baghdad after Shaykh Khâlid.

I. Weismann, The Hidden Hand: The Naqshbandiyya-Khâlidiyya brotherhood 
   and Orthodox Fundamentalist Cooperation in Aleppo.

H. Hakem, Yâdî Mardân ou les Naqshbandis Kurdes.

H. Hakem, Mawlânâ Khâlid: la traversée de la Perse en poème.

M. Baha Tanman, Le Tekke de Gümüshanevî à Istanbul: histoire et 
   caractéristiques architecturales d'un tekke naksibendî-halidî.

I. Kara, Seyh Osman Niyazi Efendi et la branche Hâlidî-Gümüshanevî en 
   Mer noire au XIXe siècle.

R. Muslu, Un shaykh Khâlidî en Azerbaïdjan: Muhammad Nâsikh (1907-1996).

M. Kemper, The North Caucasian Khâlidiyya: Historiographical Problems.

H. Algar, The Naqshbandiyya-Khâlidiyya in Talish (Northwest Iran).

A. Buehler, Mawlânâ Khâlid and Shâh Ghulâm 'Alî in India.

Th. Zarcone, Naqshbandiyya-Khâlidiyya Influence in 20th Century 
   Central Asia, Including Afghanistan and Xinjiang.

M. van Bruinessen, After the days of Abû Qubays: Indonesian 
   transformations of the Naqshbandiyya Khâlidiyya.

Part. II : Miscellanea

F. Sobieroj, Divine Machinations: a Sufi Tract on the Gradual 
   Deception (istidrâj) of Sinful People.

S. Pagani, Renewal Before Reformism. 'Abd al-Ghanî al-Nabulusî's 
   Reading of Ahmad Sirhindî's Ideas on Tajdîd.

A. Papas, Notes sur la Naqshbandiyya-Mujaddidiyya en Asie centrale 
   chinoise (XVIIIe-XIXe siècles).

J. W. Frembgen, Sufi Poster Art.

To see/download the abstracts of the articles: 
http://www.maisonneuve-adrien.com/description/jhs/jhs5.htm


C. Maisonneuve

Librairie d'Amérique et d'Orient - Ed. Adrien Maisonneuve
siège: 11, rue Saint-Sulpice 75006 Paris
Vente: 3, bis pl. de la Sorbonne 75005 Paris
Tel: 00(33) 01 43 26 19 50
Fax: 00(33) 01 43 54 59 54
e-mail: maisonneuve(a)maisonneuve-adrien.com
web: www.maisonneuve-adrien.com

CFP- Call for Policy-Briefs, Social Research Center - AUCA, Bishkek

Posted by: Social Research Center - AUCA <src(a)mail.auca.kg>
Posted: 31 Mar 2008


CFP- Call for Policy-Briefs, Social Research Center - AUCA, Bishkek

Social Research Center at American University of Central Asia is 
pleased to announce "Call for Policy-Briefs"

Topic: The Civil Society in Modern Kyrgyzstan: What Are the 
Limitations To Growth?

The Social Research Center at American University of Central Asia 
(SRC) in Bishkek is pleased to announce a Call for Policy Briefs on 
topic "The Civil Society in Modern Kyrgyzstan: What Are the 
Limitations To Growth?". This call provides an opportunity for 
scholars and practitioners to share their expertise with the 
government officials on the most pressing issues related to the 
development of civil society in the country. Papers exploring the 
civil society development from various angles such as legislative, 
political or socio-economic are sought for this call.

This project intends:
1) To encourage local and foreign scholars to conduct policy oriented
   research
2) To offer the participants of this program the opportunity to 
   present their policy papers to government officials and wider public
   community
3) To publish the policy briefs in the SRC's Annual Bulletin (English 
   and Russian versions)
4) To offer small compensation for policy - briefs

To apply:
1) Send us your CV clearly showing your previous research experience
2) Submit a two-page proposal explaining the problem area you intend 
   to explore and describing your research methodology

Please note that criteria for selection will be judged based on the 
proposals' clarity and usefulness as well as applicants' work experience.
Local scholars are strongly encouraged to apply. Proposals can be 
submitted in Russian or English languages, and should be typed using 
New Times Roman 12, Single Spacing.

Procedure of submission:

Applications should be submitted electronically to Mr. Alexander 
Pugachev, SRC's Research Projects Officer, at pugachev_a(a)mail.auca.kg. 
Hardcopy can be posted to Social Research Center, American University 
of Central Asia, 205 Abdumomunov Street, Room 234, 720040 Bishkek, 
Kyrgyzstan. Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted.

Timetable:

Deadline for applications is 5 p.m., March 31st, 2008

Announcement of the selected candidates is April 3rd, 2008

Submission of final policy - briefs is June 9th, 2008


Any other questions should be addressed to:

Mr. Alexander Pugachev
Research Projects Officer
Social Research Center, AUCA
E-mail: pugachev_a(a)mail.auca.kg
Tel: +996 312 66 33 09 (ext.276)

Kindly note this project will cover two more focus areas, Islam and 
Corruption. A call for proposals for these areas will be made at the 
later stage. Therefore, please watch out for our forthcoming announcements.

PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, Vol. 10, No. 6, 19 March 2008

Posted by: Svante Cornell <scornel4(a)jhuadig.admin.jhu.edu>
Posted: 24 Mar 2008


PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, Vol. 10, No. 6, 19 March 2008

Note: New Publications:

Turkey Analyst
The Joint Center launches a sister publication to the CACI Analyst, the
Turkey Analyst. A biweekly, it will feature one to two short analyses
and a news digest.
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/turkey.html

"Europe's Energy Security: Gazprom's Dominance and Caspian Supply
Alternatives",
Edited by Svante E. Cornell & Niklas Nilsson, February 2008, 168 pages.
Download at:
http://www.isdp.eu/files/publications/scornell/sc08europesenergy.pdf

"Economic and Energy Security: Connecting Europe and the Black
Sea-Caspian Region"
CACI & SRSP Silk Road Paper by Mamuka Tsereteli, March 2008. Download
at:
http://www.isdp.eu/files/publications/srp/08/0803Mamuka.pdf

"Kazakhstan's Emerging Middle Class"
CACI & SRSP Silk Road Paper by John C.K. Daly, March 2008. Download at:
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/Silkroadpapers/0803Daly.PDF


The 19 March issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst (Volume 10, no.
6) is now online at http://www.cacianalyst.org/. The PDF version of the
entire issue is available at:
http://www.cacianalyst.org/files/080319Analyst.pdf


Full contents:

Analytical Articles

King Cotton Freezes Tajikistan
Don Van Atta
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4819

Kozak's New Plans for Developing Regional Economies:
Implications for the North Caucasus
Kevin Daniel Leahy
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4818

Russia and Central Asian Gas: Recent Trends and Their Implications
Stephen Blank
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4817

Tbilisi Withdraws from the Joint Control Commission;
Proposes New Format for South Ossetia
Niklas Nilsson
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4816

Field Reports
Azerbaijan Strengthens Relations with Vatican,
Opens Catholic Church
Azer Karimov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4823

Emomali Rahmon Visits Russia
Sergey Medrea
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4822

Labor Migration: Curse or Blessing?
Nurshat Ababakirov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4821

A Thaw in Relations Between West and Uzbekistan
Erkin Akhmadov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4820


News Digest:
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/?q=node/4824

Turkey Analyst Analytical Article:

Erdogan's Towering Role over the AKP
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/inside/turkey/080312-Erdogan.html


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 the Institute
for Security and Development Policy, Stockholm.

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/newsite/?q=node/59

PUBL.- Khakas History and Language

Posted by: Yuriy Esin <esin2006(a)yandex.ru>
Posted: 24 Mar 2008


PUBL.- Khakas History and Language

Some scientific publications on Khakas history and language published recently:

1. Leontjev N. V., Kapelko V. F., Esin Yu. N. Sculptures and steles of 
Okunev culture. Abakan: Khakas Publishing House, 2006. 236 pp. (in Russian)

The book is devoted to the world known unique monuments of Southern 
Siberia - stone sculptures and steles, connected with Okunev 
archeological culture of the end III - the middle of II thousand BC. 
Problems of their dating, methods of analysis and interpretation, 
social function, semantics of the basic images are considered. The 
important part of the edition is the catalogue which includes the 
description and figures of 300 monuments.

2. Chertykov V. K. Khakasia in 17th and early 18th c. and its 
relationship with Russia and the states of Central Asia. Abakan: 
Khakas Publishing House, 2007. 336 pp. (in Russian)

The book is devoted to the history of Khakasia (Kyrgyz land) before 
its joining to Russia. Ethnical structure of the population, social 
and political arrangement, relationships with Russia, Altynkhan state, 
Jungar state are examined in this book.

3. Stepanov M. G. Stalin's repressions in Khakasia in the late 
1930s-early 1950s. Abakan: Khakas Publishing House, 2006. 182 pp. (in Russian)

4. Khakas-Russian dictionary. Novosibirsk: Nauka, 2006. 1114 pp. (in Russian)

Contains about 22,000 words of contemporary Khakas language, including 
old and dialectical. Great amount of word combinations, phraseological 
expressions, proverbs and riddles are educed. Also, it gives the list 
of affixes, geographical names, tribal and family subdivision of 
Khakas people, male and female names, Khakas calendar.

5. Kaskarakova Z.E. Homonyms in Khakas language. Abakan: Khakas 
Publishing House, 2007. 152 pp. (in Russian)


Should you need any further information, please contact me.

Yuriy Esin
Khakas Institute for the Study of Language, Literature and History,
Archaeology Department
esin2006(a)yandex.ru

PUBL.- Continuity and Change: Land and Water Use Reforms in Rural Uzbekistan

Posted by: Christopher Martius <c.martius(a)cgiar.org>
Posted: 24 Mar 2008


PUBL.- Continuity and Change: Land and Water Use Reforms in Rural Uzbekistan

The book

Peter Wehrheim, Anja Schoeller-Schletter, and Christopher Martius 
   (Editors, 2008):
Continuity and change Land and water use reforms in rural Uzbekistan - 
   Socio-economic and legal analyses for the region Khorezm. 

Studies on the Agricultural and Food Sector in Central and Eastern Europe

Published by Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Central and 
Eastern Europe (IAMO)

Volume 43

(vi + 203 pp.)

has been published in March 2008 and is to be found for free download 
under http://www.iamo.de/dok/sr_vol43.pdf 

Hardcopies can be ordered through the IAMO web site at 
http://www.iamo.de/iamo/publikationen/studies-reihe.html?no_cache=1 

Since their independence in 1991, the five countries of Central Asia 
have dealt with the multifaceted economic and ecological challenges in 
different ways. Uzbekistan has opted for gradual reforms, keeping a 
strong government control over agricultural production. Its 
agricultural sector is characterized by a dominance of state ordered 
crops, mainly cotton and winter wheat which are sold to state 
agencies. State control and the lack of land ownership, true 
privatization (land is leased, not owned) and skills are widely seen 
as the major causes for the rural poverty and rampant environmental 
degradation. According to common opinion, the slow pace of reforms and 
the strong government control have aggravated environmental 
degradation and social problems. Careful analysis, however, shows that 
the real picture is more complex and less straightforward than a quick 
look at the system would suggest.

It is here that the Center's for Development Research (ZEF) project on 
"Economic and Ecological Restructuring of Land- and Water Use in the 
Region Khorezm (Uzbekistan)" sees its role through providing a fresh, 
transdisciplinary look at the facts. In the rural economy of this 
district of Uzbekistan, the use of natural resources, economic 
performance and the related social dimensions are closely linked. The 
project aims at providing comprehensive, science-based conceptional 
options for restructuring at three nested intervention levels: 
markets, policies & institutions, and technologies. Mathematical 
modeling is assisting in developing scenarios for sustainable resource 
use and provide decision makers with information as to the future 
consequences of the decisions taken today. In this project, 
economists, social scientists and natural scientists are closely 
working together to analyze the on-going changes in land and water 
use, allowing a deeper insight into the causal change between land 
use, poverty and environmental degradation. The - sometimes rather 
surprising - results of some of the individual economic, social and 
institutional studies carried out in the framework of this research 
project are the subject of this book. 

It consists of the following chapters:

Preface and acknowledgements

By Peter Wehrheim, Anja Schoeller-Schletter, Christopher Martius

Section 1: Introduction

Chapter 1: Farmers, cotton, water, and models - Introduction and overview
By Peter Wehrheim, Christopher Martius

Chapter 2: Organizing agricultural production - Law and legal forms in 
   transition 
By Anja Schoeller-Schletter

Section 2: Land use patterns

Chapter 3: A model-based analysis of land and water use reforms in 
   Khorezm: Effects on different types of agricultural producers 
By Nodir Djanibekov

Chapter 4: Optimal crop allocation and consequent ecological benefits 
   in large scale (shirkat) farms in Uzbekistan's transition process 
By Ihtiyor Bobojonov, Inna Rudenko, John P. A. Lamers

Section 3: Water allocation

Chapter 5: Where has all the water gone?
By Marc Müller

Chapter 6: Analysis of water use and allocation for the Khorezm region 
   in Uzbekistan using an integrated economic-hydrologic model
By Tina Schieder, Ximing Cai

Chapter 7: Problems and perspectives of water user associations in Uzbekistan
By Darya Hirsch (Zavgorodnyaya)

Section 4: Policies, technology adoption, and agricultural markets

Chapter 8: Barriers to technological change and agrarian reform in 
Khorezm, Uzbekistan
By Caleb Wall

Chapter 9: Analysis of agricultural markets in Khorezm, Uzbekistan
By Ihtiyor Bobojonov, John P. A. Lamers

Chapter 10: Cotton, agriculture, and the Uzbek government
By Marc Müller

PUBL.- Russia and the Mongols: Slavs and the Steppe in Medieval and Early Modern Russia, Charles J. Halperin

Posted by: Charles Halperin <chalperi(a)indiana.edu>
Posted: 20 Mar 2008


PUBL.- Russia and the Mongols, Charles J. Halperin

Book Announcement

Charles J. Halperin, Russia and the Mongols. Slavs and the Steppe in 
Medieval and Early Modern Russia, Edited Victor Spinei and George 
Bilavschi. Bucarest: Editura Academiae Romane, 2007. 329 pages. 
ISBN 978-973-27-1619-9.

20 articles, 19 in English, 1 in Russian, published 1975-2005

Victor Spinei, Introduction

1. A Chingissid Saint of the Russian Orthodox Church: "The Life of 
   Peter, tsarevich of the Horde"
2. George Vernadsky, Eurasianism, the Mongols, and Russia
3. Know Thy Enemy: Medieval Russian Familiarity with the Mongols of 
   the Golden Horde
4. Soviet Historiography on Russia and the Mongols
5. Tsarev ulus: Russia in the Golden Horde
6. Bulgars and Slavs in the First Bulgarian Empire: A Reconsideration 
   of the Historiography
7. The Defeat and Death of Batu
8. Russia in the Mongol Empire in Comparative Perspective
9. The Ideology of Silence: Prejudice and Pragmatism on the Medieval 
   Religious Frontier
10. The Six-Hundredth Anniversary of the Battle of Kulikovo Field, 
   1380-1980, in Soviet Historiography
11. The Tatar Yoke and Tatar Oppression
12. Russo-Tatar Relations in Mongol Context: Two Notes
13. The East Slavic Response to the Mongol Conquest
14. Muscovite Political Institutions in the Fourteenth Century
15. Kliuchevskii and the Tatar Yoke
16. The Missing Golden Horde Chronicles and Historiography in the Mongol Empire
17. Ivan IV and Chinggis Khan
18. Vymyshlennoe rodstvo. Moskoviia ne byla naslednitsei Zolotoi Ordy
19. Omissions of National Memory: Russian Historiography on the Golden 
   Horde as Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion,
20. The Place of Rus' in the Golden Horde

List of Abbreviations

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PUBL.- History of Civilizations of Central Asia, UNESCO

Posted by: Solange Belin <s.belin(a)unesco.org>
Posted: 19 Mar 2008


PUBL.- History of Civilizations of Central Asia, UNESCO

Allow me to draw your attention to the History of Civilizations of 
Central Asia published by UNESCO. More than three hundred scholars, 
mostly from the Central Asian region, have contributed to this major 
work which presents in six volumes the rich past and cultural heritage 
of the crossroads of civilizations that incorporates Afghanistan, 
northeast Iran, northern India, western China, Mongolia, Kazakhstan, 
Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

Volume I: The Dawn of Civilization: Earliest Times to 700 B.C.
   http://publishing.unesco.org/details.aspx?&Code_Livre=665&change=E
Volume II: The Development of Sedentary and Nomadic Civilizations: 700 
   B.C. to A.D. 250
   http://publishing.unesco.org/details.aspx?&Code_Livre=666&change=E
Volume III: The Crossroads of Civilization: A.D. 250 to 750
   http://publishing.unesco.org/details.aspx?&Code_Livre=1332&change=E
Volume IV: The Age of Achievement: A.D. 750 to the End of the Fifteenth Century
 - Part One: The Historical, Social and Economic Setting
   http://publishing.unesco.org/details.aspx?&Code_Livre=2451&change=E 
Volume IV: The Age of Achievement: A.D. 750 to the End of the Fifteenth Century
 - Part Two: The Achievements 
   http://publishing.unesco.org/details.aspx?&Code_Livre=3247&change=E 
Volume V: Development in Contrast: from the Sixteenth to the 
   Mid-nineteenth Century
   http://publishing.unesco.org/details.aspx?&Code_Livre=4065&change=E
Volume VI: Towards the Contemporary Period: From the Mid-nineteenth to 
   the End of the Twentieth Century 
   http://publishing.unesco.org/details.aspx?&Code_Livre=4386&change=E

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By phone: + 32 2 538 43 08 
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Should you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me. 

Best regards, 

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UNESCO Publishing 
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PUBL.- Central Eurasian Reader (Critical Bibliography)

Posted by: Central Eurasian Reader <cereader(a)aol.com>
Posted: 19 Mar 2008


PUBL.- Central Eurasian Reader (Critical Bibliography)

Central Eurasian Reader
A Biennial Journal of Critical Bibliography and Epistemology
of Central Eurasian Studies

The CENTRAL EURASIAN READER publishes, every two years, a set of 
critical notices on books, collective volumes, and isolated papers of 
scientific character published on the mediaeval, modern and 
contemporary Islamic-background societies and minority groups of 
Central Eurasia (Russia, the Caucasus, Central Asia, China). 
Disciplines covered by the journal are epistemology, bibliography, 
geography, history, history of sciences, history of techniques, 
history of art, philosophy, studies on religions, linguistics, history 
of literature, anthropology, sociology, economy, political science. 
The journal is edited in English in Paris by an international team of 
collaborators, and published by the Oxiana Foundation/ Fondation 
Transoxiane with the support of the CNRS (Combined Research Team UMR 
8032 "Turkic and Ottoman Studies," Paris) and of the French Ministry 
of Foreign Affairs (Direction of Archaeology and Social Sciences). 

Table of Contents:

Foreword
Transcription Systems
1. Bibliography, Epistemology, Miscellanies
1.1. Bibliographies, Catalogues of Manuscripts & Documents
1.1.A. Bibliographies, Bio-Bibliographical Guides, Repertories
1.1.B. Catalogues of Manuscripts and Lithographs
1.1.C. Catalogues and Descriptions of Collections of Documents
1.2. Epistemology, State of the Art
1.2.A. History of Various Disciplines and Institutions
1.2.B. Bio-Bibliographical Data, Obituaries
1.2.C. Epistemological Questions
1.3. Miscellanies: Journals, Colloquia, Collective Works
1.3.A. New & Jubilee Issues of Periodical Publications
1.3.B. Festschrifts & Proceedings of Non-Thematic Conferences
1.3.C. Encyclopaedias, Dictionaries
2. Geography
2.1. General Works
2.2. The Crimea, the Volga-Ural Region, Siberia
2.3. The Caucasus
2.4. Western Central Asia
2.5. Eastern Central Asia
3. History
3.1. General Works
3.1.A. All Periods
3.1.B. Before the Modern Russian & Chinese Conquest
3.1.C. The Modern Russian & Chinese Empires
3.1.D. The Soviet & Present Periods
3.2. The Crimea, the Volga-Ural Region, Siberia
3.2.A. General Works
3.2.B. Before the Russian Conquest
3.2.C. The Tsarist Period (1552-1917)
3.2.D. The Soviet and Present Periods
3.3. The Caucasus
3.3.A. General Works
3.3.B. Before the Russian Conquest
3.3.C. The Tsarist Period
3.3.D. The Soviet and Present Periods
3.4. Western Central Asia
3.4.A. General Works
3.4.B. Before the Russian Conquest
3.4.C. The Tsarist Period
3.4.D. The Soviet and Present Periods
3.5. Eastern Central Asia (mainly Xinjiang)
3.5.A. General Works
3.5.B. Before the Modern Chinese Conquest
3.5.C. The Qing and Republican Periods
3.5.D. The People's Republic
4. Sciences, Techniques, & Arts
4.1. General Works
4.2. Sciences and Techniques
4.3. City Planning & Architecture
4.4. Arts & Crafts
4.5. Music & Dance
4.6. Performing Arts & Cinema
5. Philosophy & Religion
5.1. General Works
5.1.A. All Religions
5.1.B. Islam
5.1.C. Other than Islam
5.2. Shiite Islam
5.2.A. The Isma'iliyya
5.2.B. The Ja'fariyya
5.3. Sunni Islam
5.3.A. General Works
5.3.B. European Russia and Siberia
5.3.C. The Caucasus
5.3.D. Western Central Asia
5.3.E. Eastern Central Asia (mainly Xinjiang)
6. Languages & Literatures
6.1. General Works
6.2. Iranian Languages & Literatures
6.2.A. General Works
6.2.B. Persian Language & Literature
6.2.C. Northern Iranian Languages & Literatures
6.3. Turkic Languages & Literatures
6.3.A. General Works
6.3.B. Qipchaq Group (Tatar, Bashkir, Kazak, Kyrgyz, Karaqalpak)
6.3.C. Chaghatay Group (Chaghatay, Uzbek, Uighur)
6.3.D. Oghuz Group (Turkmen, Azerbaijani, Anatolian)
6.4. Caucasian Languages & Literatures
6.5. Other Languages & Literatures
7. Anthropology & Sociology
7.1. General Works
7.2. European Russia and Siberia
7.3. The Caucasus
7.3.A. The Northern Caucasus
7.3.B. The Southern Caucasus
7.4. Western Central Asia
7.4.A. General Works
7.4.B. Afghanistan
7.4.C. Kazakhstan
7.4.D. Kyrgyzstan
7.4.E. Tajikistan
7.4.F. Turkmenistan
7.4.G. Uzbekistan
7.5. Eastern Central Asia (mainly Xinjiang)
8. Economy & Political Science
8.1. General Works
8.2. European Russia and Siberia
8.3. The Caucasus
8.3.A. General Works
8.3.B. The Northern Caucasus
8.3.C. The Southern Caucasus
8.4. Western Central Asia
8.4.A. General Workd
8.4.B. Afghanistan
8.4.C. Kazakhstan
8.4.D. Kyrgyzstan
8.4.E. Tajikistan
8.4.F. Turkmenistan
8.4.G. Uzbekistan
8.5. Eastern Central Asia (mainly Xinjiang)
Index of Authors & Editors
Index of Themes & Subjects

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SEMINAR- World TB Day Seminar at American University of Armenia, Yerevan, Mar. 20

Posted by: Diana Manukyan <diana(a)aua.am>
Posted: 19 Mar 2008


SEMINAR- World TB Day Seminar at American Univ. of Armenia, Yerevan, Mar. 20

College of Health Sciences
A Public Seminar "World TB Day: "I am Stopping TB!" Health System Approaches
   and Perspectives"
March 20, 2008 

Posted by: Diana Manukyan; Diana(a)aua.am

Speakers: Vahan Poghosyan, National TB Program Manager, Sylvia Wust, Head of
Health in Prisons Program,  International Committee of the Red Cross, Gayane
Ghukasyan, Country Program Coordinator for STI/HIV/AIDS and other
Communicable Diseases, WHO; Alexander Pasechnikov, Regional TB Advisor, MSF
France, Naira Sergeeva, Project Coordinator, Armenian Red Cross Society


American University of Armenia
40 Marshal Baghramian
Yerevan, Republic of Armenia

Date: February 20, 2008
Time: 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Place: Small Auditorium, 5th floor AUA
The seminar is open to the public

JOURNAL/CFP- International Journal of Kurdish Studies

Posted by: Richard Frye <frye(a)fas.harvard.edu>
Posted: 15 Mar 2008


JOURNAL/CFP- International Journal of Kurdish Studies

International Journal of Kurdish Studies, Volume 22

Seeking original scholarly articles on  the following topics:

1. Women in Iraqi Kurdistan: roles and relationships within  the family and
   community, as well as the literature and poetry they  produce.
2. Histories of cities, towns or archaeological sites in Iraqi Kurdistan.

Deadline for submissions: May 1

Editor, IJKS
The Kurdish Library
345 Park Place
Brooklyn, New York 11238

email: _Kurdishlib(a)aol.com_
(mailto:Kurdishlib(a)aol.com)
tel:  718-783-7930

PUBL.- Humanitarian Aid in Post-Soviet Countries by Laëtitia Atlani-Duault

Posted by: Sarah Slater <Sarah.Slater(a)tandf.co.uk>
Posted: 15 Mar 2008


PUBL.- Humanitarian Aid in Post-Soviet Countries by Laëtitia Atlani-Duault

Routledge are pleased to announce the publication of:
Humanitarian Aid in Post-Soviet Countries
An Anthropological Perspective
Laëtitia Atlani-Duault, University Nanterre Paris X, France

An anthropologist among aid workers. Her objective: to study that 
exotic tribe, humanitarian and development workers, along with their 
state and non-state partners, as they "export democracy" to 
post-soviet countries of Central Asia and the Caucasus. Her method: to 
join the tribe for ten years. From New York to Alma-Ata, by way of 
Geneva and Baku, Laëtitia Atlani-Duault provides both an understanding 
of the individuals working in the field and a critical analysis of the 
sweeping political implications of NGO activities. A focus on 
supposedly "de-politicized" policy areas (notably the prevention of 
HIV/AIDS epidemic) provides wider insights into the objectives and 
practices of international aid workers in countries beset by rising 
poverty, drug trafficking, prostitution, and decaying education and 
health services. The author also provides a rich canvas of human 
stories, from the "workshops" in which diametrically opposed political 
approaches often clash to the occasional small triumphs in which 
effective public health interventions are worked out. This timely book 
will be of great interest not only to scholars of post-soviet 
countries, but also to those interested in humanitarian and 
development aid worldwide. It will also be relevant for the study of 
the anthropology of development, as well as medical and political anthropology.

December 2007: 234x156: 160pp
Hb: 978-0-415-44884-0: £75.00

For further information and to view the table of contents or to order 
this book, please follow this link: 
http://www.routledgecarees.com/books/Humanitarian-Aid-in-Post-Soviet-C
ountries-isbn9780415448840

Part of the Central Asian Studies series: 
http://www.routledgecarees.com/books/series/Central+Asian+Studies

If you are a review editor for a journal and would like to receive a 
review copy, please email us at asian.studies(a)routledge.com with the 
name and details of the journal and the address to send the book.

PUBL.- An Anthology of Poetry from Uzbekistan (in French)

Posted by: Philippe FRISON <philippe.frison(a)coe.int>
Posted: 15 Mar 2008


PUBL.- An Anthology of Poetry from Uzbekistan (in French)

PUBL.- 'Anthologie de la poésie d'Ouzbékistan' (in French) in 2 vol., 
éditions du Sandre publ., Paris, 2008; 
translation by Hamid Ismaïlov and Jean-Pierre Balpe, preface by Prof. 
Frantz Grenet, introduction by Hamid Ismailov

ISBN 978-2-914958-78-5 / 978-2-914958-88-2

with translation of poems by 

Hodja Ahmad Yassawi, Lutfi, Husseini, Alisher Navoï, Babur, Mashrab, 
Nodira, Ogakhi, Uvaissi, Fazli and Mahzuna, Fitrat, Tchulpon, and

by Hayot Ne'mat Samarqandi, Zafar Sufi, Djalaliddin Khumi, Djafar 
Mihammad, Paymon, Usmon Nosir, Erkin Vohidov, Abdulla Oripov, Rauf 
Parfi, Muhammad Solih, Shavkat Rahmon, Abduvali Qutbididin, Halima 
Khudoyberdieva, Usmon Azim, Halima Ahmad, Khurshid Davron, Hamid 
Ismailov, Khayrullo Fayz, Zebo Mirzo, Abduvohid Hayit, Djamol Kamol, 
Ikrom Otamurod, Bahrom Ro'zimuhammad, Karim Bahriev, Belgi, Eshqobil 
Shukur, and Pahlavon Turgunov.

Hamid Ismailov, an Uzbek writer and a journalist with the BBC World 
Service (London) has had among others his "Railway" magnificently 
translated into English by Robert Chandler.

PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, Vol. 10, No. 5, 5 March 2008

Posted by: Svante Cornell <scornel4(a)jhuadig.admin.jhu.edu>
Posted: 15 Mar 2008


PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, Vol. 10, No. 5, 5 March 2008

Note: New Publications:

Turkey Analyst
The Joint Center launches a sister publication to the CACI Analyst, the
Turkey Analyst. A biweekly, it will feature one to two short analyses
and a news digest.
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/turkey.html

"Europe's Energy Security: Gazprom's Dominance and Caspian Supply
Alternatives", 
Edited by Svante E. Cornell & Niklas Nilsson, February 2008, 168 pages.
Download at:
http://www.isdp.eu/files/publications/scornell/sc08europesenergy.pdf

"Economic and Energy Security: Connecting Europe and the Black
Sea-Caspian Region"
CACI & SRSP Silk Road Paper by Mamuka Tsereteli, March 2008. Download
at:
http://www.isdp.eu/files/publications/srp/08/0803Mamuka.pdf

"Kazakhstan's Emerging Middle Class"
CACI & SRSP Silk Road Paper by John C.K. Daly, March 2008. Download at:
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/docs/Silkroadpapers/0803Daly.PDF


The 5 March issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst (Volume 10, no.
5) is now online at http://www.cacianalyst.org/. The PDF version of the
entire issue is available at: 
http://www.cacianalyst.org/files/080305Analyst.pdf

Full contents:

Analytical Articles

Dim Prospects for Sarkissian after Armenia's Post-Election Violence 
Blanka Hancilova
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4809

Kyrgyz Kumtor Mine Controversy Heat Up 
Nurshat Ababakirov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4808

Russia Tries to Expand the SCO's Membership
Stephen Blank
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4807

International Challenges Arise from Armenia's Problematic Elections 
Richard Weitz
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4806

Field Reports

Public Show: Government Reshuffle in Tajikistan
Sergey Medrea
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4813

Azerbaijan Reacts to Armenian Election, as Karabakh Cease-Fire Is Violated 
Azer Kerimov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4812

Usenov's Project to Use Child Labor Opposed by Civil Society 
Erica Marat
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4811

Everything for the Youth of Uzbekistan? 
Erkin Akhmadov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4810


News Digest:
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/?q=node/4814

Turkey Analyst Analytical Article: 
Erdogan's Towering Role over the AKP
http://www.silkroadstudies.org/new/inside/turkey/080312-Erdogan.html


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 the Institute
for Security and Development Policy, Stockholm.

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/newsite/?q=node/59

PUBL.- Central Asia and the Caucasus, No. 1, 2008

Posted by: Murad Esenov <murad.esenov(a)worldmail.se>
Posted: 14 Mar 2008


PUBL.- Central Asia and the Caucasus, No. 1, 2008

Please find the contents of no. 1(49), 2008 of the 'Central Asia and the
Caucasus' journal (in English and Russian) below.  The issue will be
published in late February.

CENTRAL ASIA AND THE CAUCASUS
Journal of Social and Political Studies
No. 1 (49), 2008

In this issue:

Elections and Power

Lasha Tchantouridze. On the Results of the Special Presidential Elections in
Georgia

Nation-Building

Rico Isaacs. Managing Dissent, Limiting Risk and Consolidating Power: the
Processes and Results of Constitutional Reform in Kazakhstan

Regional Centers of Power and Their Policy in Central Eurasia

Noor Omarov, Esen Usubaliev. The Regional Centers of Power: Is there a
Conflict of Interests, Ideological Cooperation, or a Conflict of Strategies
among Them in Central Asia?

Huseyn N. Najafov. Iran and the Southern Caucasus

Pavel Varbanets. Regional Centers of Power and Their Eurasian Politics
(Rivalry in the Islamic East - The Turkish Vector)

Guli Yuldasheva. Turkeys new Foreign Policy Landmarks and Central Asia

Irina Komissina. Will India Become a Full-Fledged Participant in the Big
Game in Central Asia?

Alexander Lukoianov. The Tehran Summit, or the Russian Presidents Visit to
Iran

Hydropower Potential: Regional Politics

Larisa Sidorova. Problems of the Joint Use of Transboundary Water Resources
in Central Asia
Timur Valamat-Zade. Tajikistan Energy Sector: Present and Near Future

Regional Politics

Marat Naribaev. The Republic of Kazakhstan and the Economic Cooperation
Organization: Present State and Future Cooperation

Murat Laumulin. Kazakhstan and Russia: Relations as Part of Russias Foreign
Policy Strategy

Kosimsho Iskandarov. Tajik-Afghan Interrelations Today and Their Future
Prospects

Religion in Society

Geoffrey F. Gresh. Promoting Prosperity: The Islamic Development Bank and
the Rise of Islamic Banking and Finance in Central Asia

Shukhrat Yovkochev. Islam and the Political and Socioeconomic Development
Model of the Muslim States

Migration and Ethnic Relations

Mamuka Komakhia. Georgias Ethnic History and the Present Migration
Processes

Elena Sadovskaya. Chinese Migration to Kazakhstan: Causes, Key Trends, and
Prospects

For your Information

The Special Feature section in the next issues will discuss:

 - The GUAM Organization for Democracy and Economic Development in Regional
   and International Dimensions
 - Central Eurasia: Politics Today
 - Energy Policy and Energy Projects in Central Eurasia

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.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, Vol. 10, No. 4, Feb. 20

 Posted by: Svante Cornell <scornel4(a)jhuadig.admin.jhu.edu>
Posted: 13 Mar 2008


PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, Vol. 10, No. 4, Feb. 20

[We note, with apologies, that this posting was delayed.  --CEL]

The 20 February issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst (Volume 10,
no. 4) is now online at http://www.cacianalyst.org/. The PDF version of
the entire issue is available at: 
http://www.cacianalyst.org/files/080220Analyst.pdf

Full contents:

Analytical Articles

Kazakhstan's Banking Problems
Richard Pomfret
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4798

Nato Defense Ministers Fight in Vilnius over Afghanistan
Richard Weitz
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4797

The Changing Dynamics of State-Crime Relations in Kyrgyzstan
Erica Marat
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4796

The Rogozin Appointment: A Sign of Confrontation or Collaboration?
Dmitry Shlapentokh
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4795

Field Reports

Azerbaijani Public Outraged by Kosovo Independence
Azer Karimov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4802

Tajikistan on the Verge of Humanitarian Emergency
Sergey Medrea
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4801

Uzbek Banks: Control of Private Bank Accounts Remains
Erkin Akhmadov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4800

Implications of Petrol Price Increase in Turkmenistan
Chemen Durdiyeva
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4799

News Digest:
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4805


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 the Institute
for Security and Development Policy, Stockholm.

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/newsite/?q=node/59

PUBL.- Kyrgyzstan: A Photoethnography of Talas, Judith Beyer and Roman Knee

Posted by: Judith Beyer <beyer(a)eth.mpg.de>
Posted: 13 Mar 2008


PUBL.- Kyrgyzstan: A Photoethnography of Talas, Judith Beyer and Roman Knee

Announcement - Book Publication

Judith Beyer and Roman Knee: Kirgistan. Ein ethnografischer Bildband
über Talas = Kyrgyzstan: A photoethnography of Talas. Hirmer Verlag, 2007

Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: Hirmer Verlag GmbH; Bilingual edition (March 2008)
Language: German and English
ISBN-10: 3777438057
ISBN-13: 978-3777438054
Product Dimensions: 11.6 x 9.3 x 0.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 3.1 pounds

How do people live in Kyrgyzstan today, and what are their everyday 
lives like? This question is central to the present book, which the 
authors Judith Beyer and Roman Knee call a photoethnography. Linking 
ethnography (Greek ethnos = people; graphein = to describe) and 
photography, they are attempting a new approach to communicating 
culture. This photoethnography focuses on those areas of Kyrgyz 
culture that are crucially important to the people and that help to 
determine their daily lives. This includes their social contacts with 
relatives, neighbors and friends, their economic activities, such as 
cattle breeding and agriculture, and the various forms of social 
organization in the villages and the region. This approach gives 
readers the possibility of forming a new and clearer perspective for 
looking at an unfamiliar culture: it is not the extraordinary, but the 
everyday that is at the focus of this book.

The first section of the book starts with Manas, the mythical ancestor 
figure. He is known as Manas Ata Father Manas in Talas, and the Kyrgyz 
people themselves would begin an account of their history with him. 
After this historical opening, which also includes texts on 
petroglyphs and the Kyrgyz yurt, the authors go on to look at the 
Talas region, life in the provincial capital and in the villages, and 
at the province's special geographical and botanical features. The 
main section of the book focuses on the people of the province and the 
worlds they live in, often separated by age and gender. The conclusion 
focuses on the lives of older people, on religion and sacred sites. 
Thus this photoethnography starts and ends by considering ancestors: a 
central cultural element for the Talas people. In this spirit, the 
book's thematic sequence is based on the Talas people's understanding 
of themselves.

The pictorial section is preceded by two introductory essays meant to 
familiarize readers with both the cultural history and the 
geographical features of Kyrgyzstan, and more particularly of the 
Talas region (written by John Schoeberlein and Jörg Stadelbauer).

Judith Beyer, MA
Max-Planck-Institute for Social Anthropology
Project Group Legal Pluralism
Advokatenweg 36
06114 Halle (Saale)
beyer(a)eth.mpg.de
www.eth.mpg.de/people/beyer

PUBL.- Studies on Central Asia, Oriente Moderno

Posted by: Bahodir Pasilov <bpasilov(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 13 Mar 2008


PUBL.- Studies on Central Asia, Oriente Moderno

Theme: Publication
Posted by: Roberto Tottoli, Bahodir Pasilov
A special issue of studies on Central Asia "Oriente Moderno" was 
recently published by Instituto Per L'Oriente (Institute of Oriental 
Studies) in Italy in 2007. It has been edited by Roberto Tottoli 
(University Napoli, Italy) and Bahodir Pasilov (Institute of History, 
Academy Sciences of Uzbekistan). This special issue of the large 
Italian magazine Oriento Moderno - Studies on Central Asia presents 
current studies on Islam; it encompasses historical analyses as well 
as contemporary religious studies and other socio-cultural issues 
related to Islam that are important to the region. Social scientists, 
archeologists, historians, philologists, ethnologists and 
culturologists representing Central Asia are among the authors.

1. Saidakbar Agzamkhodjaev
   The Formation and Socio-Political Activity of the Society "Shuroi Ulamo"
2. D. A. Alimova
   Turkistan Djadidism and Islamic Reformism in Egypt: Points of Contact
3. B. Aminov
   La Simbolique Musulmane
4. B. A. Baitanayev - U.A. Elgin
   Islamic Architecture on the Territory of South Kazakhstan
5. Alexander Djumaev
   Islam and Culture in the Context of the Central Asian Civilization
6. Aftandil Erkinov
   Munadjat - Free "Religion", Ritual Shamanistic Song or Spiritual 
   Literature? (From The Genre History in Central Asia, 18th-19th 
   Centuries)
7. Aftandil Erkinov - Dilnavaz Yusupova
   Olan - a Song for Weddings or Treatment? (Treatment Session with the 
   "Yar-Yar" Song in Tadjikistan in 2004)
8. Valery A. Germanov
   Shia-Sunni Conflict of 1910 in the Bukhara Khanate
9. Shamsiddin S. Kamoliddin
   New Data on the Biography of Ahmad Al-Yugnaki
10. R. G. Mukminova
   The Role of Islam in Education in Central Asia in the 15th-17th Centuries
11. K. K. Radzhabov
   Struggle for Independence in Turkistan and Muslim Clergy
12. R. N. Shigabdinov
   Moduses of Islamic Socialism in Turkistan at the Beginning of the 
   20th Century (Supporters of the Idea and Bolsheviks' Temptation)
13. R. Suleimanov
   On Relicts of Ancient Culture and Ideology in Islam in Central Asia
14. B. Pasilov - A. Ashirov
   The Revival of Sufism Traditions in Contemporary Central Asia: Jahri 
   Zikr and Its Ethnographic Features
15. Shodmon Vohidov
   Viewpoints of Muslim Authors on Russian Conquest of Turkistan: 
   Evolution of New Realias: Pro and Contra

PUBL.- Survey on HIV/AIDS in Afghanistan, InterMedia

Posted by: Alexander Wooley <wooleya(a)intermedia.org>
Posted: 13 Mar 2008


PUBL.- Survey on HIV/AIDS in Afghanistan, InterMedia

InterMedia releases new survey data on HIV/AIDS awareness in Afghanistan

InterMedia (www.intermedia.org) has released a new report on HIV/AIDS
awareness in Afghanistan.  The result of its 2007 national survey in the
country's 34 provinces, 2,057 respondents were asked questions on their
awareness, knowledge, and chief sources of news and information about
HIV/AIDS.  Among other categories, the reports analyzes the data by gender,
age, income, religiosity, ethnicity, as well as against media and
communication patterns.

For more information, contact InterMedia's Alex Wooley at 
wooleya(a)intermedia.org

AWARD- Turkmenistan/Central Asia Student Paper Competition, Friends of Turkmenistan

Posted by: Jason Klocek <jasonklocek(a)gmail.com>
Posted: 29 Feb 2008


AWARD- Turkmenistan/C. Asia Student Paper Competition, Friends of Turkmenistan

Have you written a research paper on the country of Turkmenistan?

Friends of Turkmenistan, an affiliate of the National Peace Corps
Association, is seeking academic papers relevant to Turkmenistan, the
Turkmen people and/or the former Soviet Republics of Central Asia for
its first annual student paper competition.  A $350 prize will be
awarded to the winner.

Selections will be based on the degree to which the work may further
Turkmenistan's national development, or greater understanding of
Turkmen culture abroad.  

A variety of formats are acceptable, including papers prepared for
submission to academic journals, masters' theses, and research
posters prepared for academic conferences (in single document format,
such as .ppt or. pdf).  Papers must be submitted in English, and the
author/ copyright holder should be prepared to allow the work or an
abstract to be posted on the Friends of Turkmenistan web site.  

Please contact Sheryl Abrahams at
sheryl(at)friendsofturkmenistan(dot)org with questions.

For more information about submitting an entry, please visit:
http://www.friendsofturkmenistan.org/Announcements.html.

Size ustunlik bolsun!
 

ONLINE PUBL.- The Cotton Sector in Central Asia: Economic Policy and Development Challenges

Posted by: Saro Derian <saro.derian(a)gmail.com>
Posted: 21 Feb 2008


ONLINE PUBL.- The Cotton Sector in Central Asia

The Cotton Sector in Central Asia: Economic Policy and Development Challenges

The SOAS Centre of Contemporary Central Asia and the Caucasus is 
pleased to announce that the volume of proceedings of the conference 
entitled "The Cotton Sector in Central Asia: Economic Policy and 
Development Challenges" is now available online at 
http://www.soas.ac.uk/academics/centres/cccac/events/pastevents/cotton
sector2005/41585.pdf.  The articles examine the full range of factors 
that have an impact on the cotton commodity chain- from world markets 
through national macro-economic and sectoral policies to local level 
implementation of agrarian reforms. Comparisons across Central Asian 
republics highlight the diversity of outcomes of these reforms. The 
results clearly point to the fact that those who stand most to lose 
from current transformations- illegal migrants, casual labourers, 
ecological "refugees", marginalized smallholders, women and child 
labourers- remain unprotected and do not benefit from the support of 
organized constituencies that can safeguard their rights calling for 
greater public awareness and advocacy at an international level.  To 
access the main conference page, please go to 
http://www.soas.ac.uk/academics/centres/cccac/events/pastevents/cotton
sector2005/ccccotton-sector-in-central-asia-34-nov-05.html.  For any 
inquiries related to the conference or the CCCAC at SOAS, please 
contact Jane Savory at js64(a)soas.ac.uk.

Contents:

Introduction
Deniz Kandiyoti

1. A Caste of Helot Labourers: Special Settlers and the Cultivation of Cotton
   in Soviet Central Asia: 1944-1956
   J. Otto Pohl

2. Cotton-Dependent Countries in the Global Context
   John Baffes

3. Cotton in Central Asia "Curse" or "Foundation for Development"
   Max Spoor

4. Legal Regulation of Cotton Exports in Uzbekistan
   Mavlyuda Kulikova

5. Indirect Taxation of the Uzbek Cotton Sector: Estimation and Policy
   Consequences
   Sandjar Djalalov

6. Cotton in Uzbekistan: Water and Welfare

   Iskandar Abdullaev, Mark Giordano and Aziz Rasulov

7. Abandoned by the State: Cotton Production in South Kyrgyzstan
   Alexander Kim

8. Kazakhstan's Cotton Market
   Olga Dosybieva

9. The Dark Side of White Gold in South Kazakhstan
   Daur Dosybiev

10. The Emerging Actor of Decollectivization in Uzbekistan Private Farming
   between Newly Defined Political Constraints and Opportunities
   Tommaso Trevisani

11. The "Uzbek Agrarian Model" in Transition: Inertia, Dynamics and
   Unsustainability
   Raphaël Jozan, Romain Florent, Samuel Martin, Olivier Munos & Marie Panarin

12. Demonstration and Advisory Services Activities for Cotton Growing: A Case
   Study in Ak Altin, Uzbekistan
   Ian Houseman

13. The Cotton Sector in Tajikistan: From Macro-Economic Impact to Social and
   Environmental Consequences
   Nargis Halimova

14. The Role of Children in Uzbekistan's Cotton Harvest
   Elliott Cannell

CFP- Volume on Think Tanks and the Culture of Strategic Thinking in Eurasia

Posted by: Hasan Ali Karasar <karasar(a)hotmail.com>
Posted: 21 Feb 2008


CFP- Volume on Think Tanks and the Culture of Strategic Thinking in Eurasia

Think Tanks and the Culture of Strategic Thinking in Eurasia

Editors:
Dr. Hasan Ali Karasar, Bilkent University Department of International Relations
   (Ankara, Turkey)
Hasan Kanbolat, Centre for Eurasian Strategic Studies-ASAM (Ankara, Turkey)

In this edited volume, the history, establishment, 
institutionalization, political affiliations and international 
relations of the think-tanks of Eurasian countries will be taken under 
focus. Although in the modern meaning of the phrase, "think-tanks" are 
new to Eurasia, the culture of strategic thinking has got very deep 
historical roots. The contributors encouraged to write on this topic 
while employing the modern terminology of the concept. The articles 
can be descriptive or analytic. The aim of the editors is not to 
prepare an almanac but descriptive entries are also welcomed. Length 
of the articles should be minimum 1,000 words and maximum 10 thousand words. 

Articles must be in English, original and not published before. The 
should be written Times New Roman, size 12, double spaced and either 
in RTF or in MS Word 97-2003 versions, to be submitted electronically 
to the editors.

Deadlines: May 1, 2008 - Article Titles with a brief abstract (100 
words). September 1, 2008 - Articles (final versions). Both 
titles/abstracts and final versions of the articles should be sent to 
the e-mails of the both editors: Karasar(a)bilkent.edu.tr, hkanbolat(a)asam.org.tr 


Proposed titles for the contributions (All other titles are welcomed 
as long as they are related with the title of the work):

 - Identifying the Think-tanks of Eurasian Countries (max. three 
   entries for each country)
 - Think-tanks and Contemporary Strategic thinking in a theoretical framework
 - Historical Background of the "Culture of Strategic Thinking in Eurasia"
 - Specialized think-tanks in Eurasia (max. three entries for each country)
 - Think-tanks' influence on the foreign policy decision making 
   processes in Eurasia
 - Think-tanks and their foreign partners, foreign think-tanks in Eurasia
 - Public opinion and the think-tanks in Eurasia
 - State sponsored think-tanks versus private think-tanks
 - Think-tanks and their political affiliations in Eurasia
 - Eurasianism and think-tanks
 - Cooperation and relations between the think-tanks of Eurasian countries


Eurasian Countries included into this volume are the countries of 
Eastern and Southeastern (Balkan) European countries, all fifteen 
former Soviet republics, Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Mongolia, 
Pakistan, India and People's Republic of China.

Format and Style

Spelling:
American spelling should be used throughout. Numbers from one to ten 
should be spelled out; other numbers should be given as numerals. 

Names:
Use original spelling in languages that use Latin alphabet. For 
transliteration of all other languages (such as Russian, Chinese, 
Arabic, Persian, etc.) into English, please employ Library of Congress system. 

Sub-headings 
Should be numbered accordingly, italic and in title case. 

Footnotes:
The number of notes should be kept to a minimum. They should be 
numbered consecutively throughout the article, using a raised numeral 
in the text, to correspond to a list of notes placed at the bottom of 
each page. Please use Chicago Manual of Style Online for details. 

Images and Figures:
If figures or images are to be included, they should be at least 300 
dpi (high-resolution) in order to be printed clearly in the journal. 

CFP- Reminder: Call for Policy-Briefs: Internal and External Migration in Kyrgyzstan, SRC-AUCA

Posted by: Social Research Center <src(a)mail.auca.kg>
Posted: 21 Feb 2008


CFP- Reminder: Call for Policy-Briefs: Migration in Kyrgyzstan, SRC-AUCA

The Social Research Center at American University of Central Asia 
(SRC) in Bishkek is pleased to announce a Call for Policy Briefs on 
Internal and External Migration in Kyrgyzstan. This call provides an 
opportunity for scholars and practitioners to share their expertise 
with the government officials on most pressing issues related to 
migration in the country.  Papers exploring migration either from 
economic, anthropological or social lenses are sought for this call.

The best briefs will be given a small compensation and published in 
the SRC's Annual Bulletin. Policy-briefs will be distributed among 
government agencies, including Kyrgyz Parliament and the State Agency 
for Migration and Employment, local think tanks, NGOs and 
universities. The finalists will also be given a chance to present 
their papers at SRC's Public Forum in Fall 2008.

To apply, please send us your CV clearly showing your work experience 
(i), and one page proposal explaining the problem area you intend to 
explore and proposed research methodology (ii).

The criteria for selection will be judged based on the proposals' 
clarity and usefulness as well as applicants' work experience. 
Proposals can be submitted in Russian or English languages. Local 
scholars are strongly encouraged to apply.

Deadline for applications is 5 p.m., February 25th, 2008

Applications can be submitted electronically to Mr. Alexander 
Pugachev, Research Projects Officer, at pugachev_a(a)mail.auca.kg. Hard 
copy can be posted to Social Research Center, American University of 
Central Asia, 205 Abdumomunov Street, Room 234, 720040 Bishkek, 
Kyrgyzstan. Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted.

The selected applicants will need to submit their policy-briefs within 
two months after receipt of the results notification. The 
policy-briefs should not exceed five pages (Single spacing, Times New 
Roman, 12).

For further information, please contact Alexander Pugachev, Research 
Projects Officer at email: pugachev_a(a)mail.auca.kg and tel: 66 33 09 (ext.276)


Kindly note this project will cover three more areas: Islam, 
Corruption, and Civil Society Development. A call for proposals for 
these areas will be made at the later stage. Therefore, please watch 
out for our forthcoming announcements.

PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, Vol. 10, No. 3, 6 February 2007

Posted by: Svante Cornell <scornel4(a)jhuadig.admin.jhu.edu>
Posted: 14 Feb 2008


PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, Vol. 10, No. 3, 6 February 2007

Note: New Publication:

"National Ideologies And State-Building in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan" 
CACI & SRSP Silk Road Paper by Erica Marat, January 2008. Download at:
http://www.isdp.eu/files/publications/srp/08/em08nationalideology.pdf


The 6 February issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst (Volume 10,
no. 3) is now online at http://www.cacianalyst.org/. The PDF version of
the entire issue is available at: 
http://www.cacianalyst.org/files/080206Analyst.pdf

Full contents:

Analytical Articles

Armenian Presidential Elections Decided by the Past?
Blanka Hancilova and Olga Azatyan
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4788

Kazakhstan Threatens Oil Export Duty Following Kashagan Settlement
Robert M. Cutler
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4787

A Medvedev Presidency: Implications for Chechen-Russian Relations and
Ramzan Kadyrov
Kevin Daniel Leahy
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4786

Tbilisi and Moscow Ponder Next Steps After Saakashvili'S Inauguration
Richard Weitz
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4785

Field Reports

Fighting Human Trafficking In Uzbekistan
Erkin Akhmadov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4792

Handling of Russian Spy Scandal in Baku Reflects Foreign Policy
Priorities
Azer Karimov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4791

Turkmen-Uzbek Raproachment Reaches a New Phase in Ashgabat
Chemen Durdiyeva
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4790

Tajikistan Once Again Plunges into Darkness and Cold
Sergey Medrea
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/?q=node/4789

News Digest:
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/?q=node/4793


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 the Institute
for Security and Development Policy, Stockholm.

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/newsite/?q=node/59

CFA- Policy Briefs: Internal and External Migration in Kyrgyzstan, SRC-AUCA

Posted by: Social Research Center <src(a)mail.auca.kg>
Posted: 14 Feb 2008


CFA- Policy Briefs: Internal and External Migration in Kyrgyzstan, SRC-AUCA

The Social Research Center at American University of Central Asia (SRC) in
Bishkek is pleased to announce a Call for Policy Briefs on Internal and
External Migration in Kyrgyzstan. This call provides an opportunity for
scholars and practitioners to share their expertise with the government
officials on most pressing issues related to migration in the country.
Papers exploring migration either from economic, anthropological or social
lenses are sought for this call.

The best briefs will be given a small compensation and published in 
the SRC's Annual Bulletin. Policy-briefs will be distributed among 
government agencies, including Kyrgyz Parliament and the State Agency 
for Migration and Employment, local think tanks, NGOs and 
universities. The finalists will also be given a chance to present 
their papers at SRC's Public Forum in Fall 2008.

To apply, please send us your CV clearly showing your work experience (i),
and one page proposal explaining the problem area you intend to explore and
proposed research methodology (ii).

The criteria for selection will be judged based on the proposals' clarity
and usefulness as well as applicants' work experience. Proposals can be
submitted in Russian or English languages. Local scholars are strongly
encouraged to apply.

Deadline for applications is 5 p.m., February 25th, 2008

Applications can be submitted electronically to Mr. Alexander Pugachev,
Research Projects Officer, at pugachev_a(a)mail.auca.kg. Hard copy can be
posted to Social Research Center, American University - Central Asia, 205
Abdumomunov Street, Room 234, 720040 Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Please note that
only successful candidates will be contacted.

For further information, please contact:

Mr. Alexander Pugachev
Research Projects Officer
E-mail: pugachev_a(a)mail.auca.kg
Tel: +996 312 66 33 09 (ext.276)

Kindly note this project will cover three more areas: Islam, Corruption, and
Civil Society Development.  A call for proposals for these areas will be made
at the later stage.  Therefore, please watch out for our forthcoming
announcements.

This project is supported by a grant from the Open Society Institute.

CD PUBL.- Kazakh Music: Songs and Tunes from Across the Steppe

Posted by: Saida Daukeyeva <sdaukeyeva(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 7 Feb 2008


CD PUBL.- Kazakh Music: Songs and Tunes from Across the Steppe

Kazakh Music: Songs and Tunes from Across the Steppe

SOASIS CD15&CD16
 
Featuring:

Aqnar Sharipbaeva, qobyz
Maira Sarsenbaeva, vocal, dombra
Qairat Aitbaev, dombra
Serjan Musaiyn, vocal, dombra
Tileubek Musa, sybyzghy
Nurjan Janpeisov, vocal, dombra
Ghainijamal Bekniyaz, jetigen
Lyazzat Kubenova, saz-syrnai
Aigul Qosanova, vocal, dombra
Asylbek Akhatov, dombra
 
The Kazakh steppe lies at the crossroads of Eurasia, stretching from 
the Altai foothills in the east to the Caspian Sea in the west, and 
from the Tien Shan Mountains in the south as far as the Siberian Plain 
in the north. The music originating from this immense geographic 
expanse embraces richly diverse vocal and instrumental traditions. 
This double CD features ten acclaimed Kazakh musicians, singers and 
performers on folk instruments, from different parts of Kazakhstan and 
the diasporic community in Mongolia, with a range of classical 
repertoire from regional traditions. Taking listeners on a musical 
journey across the Kazakh steppe, they introduce performance on the 
qobyz, the two-stringed fiddle with shamanic roots, from Southern and 
Central Kazakhstan; heightened epic narration to the accompaniment of 
the dombra, the two-stringed long-necked lute, from Qyzyl-Orda; 
filigree and virtuoso dombra playing styles from Eastern and Western 
Kazakhstan; the versatile vocal art of Sary-Arqa, Jetisu and 
Manghystau; solo and ensemble performance on the revived zither 
jetigen and ocarina saz-syrnai; and the distinct tradition of playing 
the sybyzghy, the open-ended flute amplified by a vocal drone, found 
in Altai. Through the compilation of tracks, the musical journey on 
the CD charts the multifaceted universe of Kazakh music, recapturing 
its unique artistry and spirit.
 
To purchase a CD: 

1. Visit SOAS bookshop (Brunei Gallery, School of Oriental and African 
Studies, Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London, WC1H 0XG) from 
9:30am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday, or send an order to: bookshop(a)soas.ac.uk

OR

2. Contact Keith Howard, Professor of Music, SOAS, Director, AHRC 
Research Centre for Cross-Cultural Music & Dance Performance, tel: 
02078984687 or email: kh(a)soas.ac.uk.

JOURNAL/CFP- Caucasian Review of International Affairs, Vol. 2(2), 2008

Posted by: Nasimi Aghayev <nasimi_aghayev(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 7 Feb 2008


JOURNAL/CFP- Caucasian Review of International Affairs, Vol. 2(2), 2008

Call for Papers for the
Caucasian Review of International Affairs 
Vol. 2 (2) 2008

The Caucasian Review of  International Affairs (CRIA) is a 
Germany-based quarterly peer-reviewed free, non-profit and online 
academic journal. The Review is committed to promote a better 
understanding of the regional affairs by providing relevant background 
information and analysis, as far as the Caucasus in general, and the 
South Caucasus in particular are concerned. The CRIA also welcomes 
lucid, well-documented papers on all aspects of international affairs, 
from all political viewpoints.

The last issue (Winter 2008) of the Review can be viewed at 
http://www.cria-online.org/current.php. 

The next issue (Spring 2008) of the CRIA will be published in April 
2008. Deadline for submission of papers for the next issue is the 31st 
of March 2008. See the manuscript guidelines at: 
http://www.cria-online.org/submit.php

Papers should be mailed to contact(a)cria-online.org


Nasimi Aghayev
Editor-in-Chief
Caucasian Review of International Affairs
ISSN: 1865-6773

PUBL.- Zentralasien-Analysen (Central Asia Analysis): New Publication On-line

Posted by: Beate Eschment <eschment(a)dgo-online.org>
Posted: 6 Feb 2008


PUBL.- Zentralasien-Analysen (Central Asia Analysis): New Publication On-line

New Internet Publication

Dear Qll,

We are pleased to be able to announce our new free-of-charge internet
publication, Zentralasien-Analysen.

Zentralasien-Analysen is published monthly in German and includes
up-to-date information about politics, economy and society in Kazakhstan,
Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.  In addition to
scholarly analyses it also offers maps, statistics, documents, newspaper
clippings, as well as a summary of the most important events oft the
previous month in the republics.

The first issue contains an analysis of regional cooperation in Central
Asia by Uwe Halbach and information concerning the elections in Kyrgyzstan
and Uzbekistan in december 2007. You can find it at
www.laender-analysen.de/zentralasien (click on "Archiv")

If you are interested in making a free subscription, please send an e-mail to
zentralasien-analysen(a)dgo-online.org

Dr. Beate Eschment
Redaktion Zentralasien-Analysen
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Osteuropakunde e.V.
Schaperstr. 30
10719 Berlin
eschment(a)dgo-online.org

PUBL.- Caucasian Review of International Affairs, Vol. 2 (1) 2008

Posted by: Nasimi Aghayev <nasimi_aghayev(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 1 Feb 2008


PUBL.- Caucasian Review of International Affairs, Vol. 2 (1) 2008

The Winter 2008 issue of the Caucasian Review of International Affairs 
(CRIA), Vol. 2 (1), is available online at http://www.cria-online.org   

Contents:

Note from the Editor-in-Chief
(http://cria-online.org/j2_1.php)

The Three Colors of War: Russian, Turkish, and Iranian Military Threat 
   to the South Caucasus
by Lasha Tchantouridzé (http://cria-online.org/j2_2.php)

Nagorno-Karabakh: basis and reality of Soviet-era legal and economic 
   claims used to justify the Armenia-Azerbaijan war
by Adil Baguirov (http://cria-online.org/j2_3.php)

Russia, Iran, and the Conflict in Chechnya
by Martin Malek (http://cria-online.org/j2_4.php)

Iran's Strategy in the South Caucasus
by Kaweh Sadegh-Zadeh (http://cria-online.org/j2_5.php)

The Russian Defense Reform and its Limitations
by Andrew Liaropoulos (http://cria-online.org/j2_6.php)

NATO cooperation towards South Caucasus
by Alberto Priego (http://cria-online.org/j2_7.php)

Interview with Kevin T. Ryan, Harvard University
(http://cria-online.org/j2_8.php)

Book Review
by Pierre-Emmanuel Dupont (http://cria-online.org/j2_9.php)

The CRIA is a Germany-based quarterly peer-reviewed free, non-profit 
and online academic journal.  The Review is committed to promote a 
better understanding of the regional affairs by providing relevant 
background information and analysis, as far as the Caucasus in 
general, and the South Caucasus in particular are concerned.  The CRIA 
also welcomes lucid, well-documented papers on all aspects of 
international affairs, from all political viewpoints.

The deadline for submission of papers for the next Spring issue is the 
31st of March 2008. Manuscript guidelines can be found at 
http://cria-online.org/submit.php


Nasimi Aghayev
Editor-in-Chief
Caucasian Review of International Affairs
ISSN: 1865-6773
www.cria-online.org

PUBL.- Military Culture and Patriotism in Today's Russia (in French)

Posted by: Journal of Power Inst. in Post-Sov. Soc. <kozlowsk(a)club-internet.fr>
Posted: 1 Feb 2008


PUBL.- Military Culture and Patriotism in Today's Russia (in French)

Dear Colleagues:

I am pleased to inform you that a book in French, Culture militaire et
patriotisme dans la Russie d'aujourd'hui [Military Culture and
Patriotism in Today's Russia], based on the Journal of Power
Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies (pipss.org) issue 3, has just
been released in Paris by Karthala publishing house.

The book contains three articles from pipss.org and five new and
exclusive articles, an introduction by Anne Le huerou and Elisabeth
Sieca-Kozlowski and a foreword by Frederic Charillon, director of the
French Defense social science Center.

The book is available at www.karthala.com and will soon be available
at www.amazon.fr.  Is is also available in Belgium, Switzerland and
Canada (through Somabec).

You will find below the table of contents.

Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski
Chief Editor


Culture militaire et patriotisme dans la Russie d'aujourd'hui
[Military Culture and Patriotism in Today's Russia]
Anne Le Huérou and Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski (eds.)
Paris: Karthala, 2008

With its commemorations celebrating bravery and heroism in combat, its
exaltation of patriotism in political discourse and in the public
space, its putting forward of foreign policy and the armed forces with
a view to regaining the status of a great power, Russia today seems
engulfed in an unprecedented wave of patriotism, whose most radical
forms - the discourse on Russian "national preference", racist
attacks, say nothing of the extreme violence of the Chechen conflict -
are worrying. This book, a collection of articles by specialists on
subjects dealing with military education, relations between the Church
and the Army, the reform of the army, the production of patriotic TV
serials, strategies for the control of information, focuses on the
role of the military in contemporary Russian institutions and society
with particular emphasis, apart from their spectacular side, on the
production, diffusion and implementation of patriotic and military
discourse and initiatives.

Table of contents

Foreword
Frederic Charillon, Professor of Political Science, Director, Centre
d'Etudes en sciences sociales de la defense

Introduction
Anne Le Huerou and Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski

PART I: The Military's Hold on Society: a long-lasting legacy

1. Russia's belligerent spirit: a legacy of the Soviet militarised culture?
   Manfred Sapper

PART II: Institutions at the Service of State patriotism

2. Frustrated love: The Orthodox Church and the Russian army
   Nikolaï Mitrokhine

3. From controlling military information to controlling society: what
   are the political interests involved in the transformations of the
   military media?
   Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski

4. The Chechen conflict: new relations between political power, army
   and society
   Isabelle Facon

PART III: A Society Under the Spell?

5. The inextricable ties between society and the army in post-Soviet
   Russia or the resurgence of patronage (shefstvo) from Boris Eltsin to
   Vladimir Putin
   Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski

6. Young people and the military sphere in Russia: A (de-)militarized zone?
   Stephen Webber

7. Defence of the realm: The "new" Russian patriotism on screen
   David Gillespie

8. Militating against the military: the dilemmas of engagement and
   disengagement
   Françoise Dauce


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

PUBL.- Commonwealth of Independent States: Energy, Security and Development

Posted by: Nalin Mohapatra <nalin238(a)gmail.com>
Posted: 1 Feb 2008


PUBL.- Commonwealth of Independent States: Energy, Security and Development

Ajay Patnaik and Anuradha M. Chenoy (ed.), Commonwealth of Independent 
States: Energy, Security and Development; Hardback ISBN 
978-81-87966-65-4; Rs. 1190, US$34 380 pp, ). Publisher: Knowledge 
World  KW Publishers Pvt Ltd5a/4A, Ansari Road, Daryaganj, New Delhi 
110002; tel./fax: 91-11-23263498; knowledgeworld(a)vsnl.net; www.kwpublishers.com

About the Book 

The Commonwealth of Independent States [CIS], consisting of the former 
Soviet Republics, is a region where energy resources and geopolitics 
have drawn international attention. A range of issues varying from 
energy issues at the international and local level, policies of states 
that impact on energy security and also on broader security issues 
have been discussed by eminent scholars from India and abroad, who 
also deal with the strategic environment, power rivalries and security 
architecture in the CIS. Given the pluralities within the region, 
there are multiple conflicts based on ethnic, religious and 
geopolitical discontents, making the region susceptible to rivalries 
and conflicts. At the same time, globalisation and economic 
liberalisation have influenced state policies and human/social 
developments in the former Soviet republics. Some of the articles deal 
with such issues as demography, religion, identity, resource-sharing, 
mass media, etc. The CIS region, which lies in the extended 
neighbourhood of India, has had long-standing ties with the 
subcontinent in the past. The developments in this region have immense 
security implications for India. In view of India's rapidly increasing 
energy requirements, the region could also be an alternate source of 
energy. The last section of the book mainly discusses the relations of 
the countries of the CIS with India and the South Asian region.

Contents

Introduction. Section I. CIS: Energy, State Policies and Security 
Issues. Energy, Security and Development: The Kazakh Experience. 
Caspian and Central Asian Energy Architecture in Emerging Frontiers of 
Global Energy Space. Russia's Quest for Supremacy in the Global Energy 
Market. The Russia-Ukraine Gas Crisis: Its Resolution and Wider 
Implications. Contextualising Central Asian States in Contemporary 
Global Order. Security Issues in Central Asia and the Shanghai 
Cooperation Organisation. 

Section II. CIS: Geopolitics, External Powers and Regional Stability. 
The Caspian Cauldron: New Geopolitical Game. Regional Order and 
Security: Role of External Powers in Central Asia and Caspian Region. 
Conflicts, Alliances and Stability in the CIS. Oil Politics of Central 
Asia and Caspian Sea Basin: The US Game Plan. China's Energy Interest 
in Central Asia. Regional Cooperation in Central Asia and Japan's 
Belated Regional Initiative. US Policy Toward the Caspian Region.

Section III. CIS: Economy and Society. Russian Depopulation and 
Demographic Insecurity. Between Belief and Practice: Muslims in 
Chinese Central Asia in the mid-19th-late 20th Centuries. Changing 
Perceptions of Siberia and The Russian Far East: From Colonial 
Narratives to Local Dynamics. Disputes Over Sharing Water and Energy 
Resources in the Ferghana Valley Region of Central Asia. Russian Mass 
Media and Democratisation: Main Goals and Achievements.

Section IV. CIS: Relations with Neighbours. The Silk Route: 
Springboard of Buddhism in Central Asia. India's Economic Diplomacy 
Trends with Central Asia: The Potentials and Priorities. Culture and 
Mass Media: India's Cultural Diplomacy in Russia. China In Central 
Asia: A Case Study of the Relationship Between China and Kazakhstan. 
Eurasianism and Russia's "Critical Space". Prospects of Transnational 
Gas Pipeline Projects from Caspian Littoral States to South Asia. 
India and Armenia: Relations Through Centuries. Index.

About the Editors

Dr. Ajay Patnaik is Professor and former Chairperson in the Centre for 
Russian and Central Asian Studies of the School of International 
Studies at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. He has 
authored three books: Nations, Minorities and States in Central Asia 
(2003), Central Asia: Between Modernity and Tradition (1996), and, 
Perestroika and Women Labour Force in Soviet Central Asia (1989). His 
other works include two edited volumes, Commonwealth of Independent 
States, Problems and Prospects (1995) and Russian Civilization (2007). 
Visiting Scholar in the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, 
University of Cambridge (1992-93), Exchange Scholar of the Indian 
Council for Social Sciences Research (ICSSR) at the Institute of 
Ethnography, Moscow (1999) and Visiting Solanki Professor and Scholar 
in Residence (2006) at Yadunandan Centre for Indian Studies, 
California State University, USA, Prof. Patnaik is also the Executive 
Editor of the Journal Contemporary Central Asia.  Email: 
patnaik.ajay(a)gmail.com

Dr. Anuradha M. Chenoy is Professor in the School of International 
Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi. She works on 
International Relations, Russia, Central Asia and Gender issues. She 
has been the Chairperson and Director of the Area Studies Programme 
for Russia and Central Asia, SIS, JNU. She has authored a number of 
books and articles including Human Security: Concept and Implications, 
(Co-authored with Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh, January 2006, Routledge, UK); 
Militarism and Women in South Asia, (Kali Books, New Delhi, 2001) and 
The Making of New Russia, (Har Anand Publishers, New Delhi, 2001).

 
Dr. Nalin Kumar Mohapatra
Assistant Professor
Centre for Russian and Central Asian Studies
School l of International Studies
Jawaharlal Nehru University.
New Delhi
India

PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, 23 January 2007, Is Online

Posted by: Svante Cornell <scornel4(a)jhuadig.admin.jhu.edu>
Posted: 31 Jan 2008


PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, 23 January 2007, Is Online

The 23 January issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst (Volume 10,
no. 2) is now online at http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite. The PDF
version of the entire issue is available at: 
http://www.cacianalyst.org/files/080123Analyst.pdf

Full contents:

Analytical Articles

Economic Security and National Security: Connected in Georgia
S. Enders Wimbush and Mamuka Tsereteli
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4778

Selective Implementation of Anti-Money Laundering 
Regimes in Central Asia
Michael Jonsson and Christian Nils Larson
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4777

Umarov's Caucasian Emirate: Where to Now for Akhmed Zakayev?
Kevin Daniel Leahy
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4776

Regional Rivalries Center on Kyrygzstan
Stephen Blank
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4775

Field Reports

Historic Summit between Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan Expected
Fariz Ismailzade
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4782

Identifying Priorities: Uzbek Gas - for Export
Erkin Akhmadov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4781

Berdimukhammedov Slams Mass Media in Turkmenistan
Chemen Durdiyeva
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4780

Bakiyev Regime Supresses Young Civil Society Activists
Erica Marat
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/?q=node/4779

News Digest:
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/?q=node/4783 

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 the Institute
for Security and Development Policy, Stockholm.

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/newsite/?q=node/59

PUBL.- Steppe Magazine, Issue 3

Posted by: Summer Coish <summer(a)summercoish.com>
Posted: 31 Jan 2008


PUBL.- Steppe Magazine, Issue 3

The winter issue of Steppe magazine, Central Asia's premier cultural 
publication, has just been published! Subscriptions and Back Issues 
are available for worldwide delivery at: www.steppemagazine.com.

The two main features of Steppe 3 centre around the Aral Sea. So 
infamous is the story of the sea's environmental devastation that we 
do not repeat it, but instead follow those who eke out a living by 
fishing from its shores. An extended photo essay with stunning images 
of ice fishing on the Aral Sea presents a stark insight into life in 
the surrounding fishing villages and shows that beauty can be found 
even amongst the harshest of realities. While a World Bank and 
Kazakh-sponsored dam is raising hopes for rising water levels, a local 
collective has helped open a fish-processing centre in Aralsk, a 
former Aral Sea port and major provider of fish for the entire Soviet 
Union, which now lies some 20 km from the sea's shores. Steppe 
presents one of the very first articles that focuses on the human side 
of the Aral Sea disaster at a time when the sea is starting to come 
back to life.

In western Uzbekistan, Steppe visits the autonomous region of 
Karakalpakstan. Situated south of what remains of the sea today, this 
region is plagued with shocking health statistics resulting from the 
desertification and salinisation that came with the sea's demise, as 
well as the ensuing poverty borne out of the collapse in the local 
economy. At the heart of this region, in the capital city of Nukus 
(close to what remains of Uzbekistan's Aral Sea shores), is the Igor 
Savitsky Museum of Art, the remarkable result of one man's admiration 
for a people and a passion for art that led him to single-handedly 
amass one of the most extraordinary collections of nonconformist 
Soviet art anywhere in the world. With the environmental tragedy of 
the sea setting the stage, the story of this oasis of creativity 
provides a note of inspiration.

>From Karakalpakstan (literally, "Land of the Black Hats"), Steppe 
presents its Top Ten selection of hats -- those essential regional 
accessories for mountain, desert and city dwellers alike. Another 
essential, bread, is featured in both Dispatches (a roundup of current 
events) and Cookery where we present some contemporary recipes for 
traditional tandoor-baked, Central Asian flatbread.

Not to be missed is the Steppe Guide to Central Asia Blogs, a look at 
the role these internet forums play in providing a platform for a 
citizen-journalism revolution in the region. As always, Steppe is full 
of its regular sections including book reviews, exhibition highlights 
and music reviews.

Don't miss out on Central Asia's premier cultural publication. Order 
your subscription today at: www.steppemagazine.com!

Steppe is the first, glossy magazine devoted to the arts, culture, 
people, history and landscape of Central Asia. Published biannually 
(fall/winter and spring/summer), Steppe has become the leading 
international resource for accessible information on Central Asia and 
makes the perfect gift for anyone interested in the region. It is also 
an essential addition to any library, academic study centre or 
business focusing on the Central Asian region. Find out more at: 
www.steppemagazine.com.


Summer Coish
Co-Editor, Steppe Magazine
www.steppemagazine.com

PUBL.- Rafis Abazov, Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of Central Asia

Posted by: Rafis Abazov <polra99(a)hotmail.com>
Posted: 31 Jan 2008


PUBL.- Rafis Abazov, Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of Central Asia

New Publication

Abazov, Rafis. Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of Central Asia,
New York and London, Palgrave/Macmillan, 2008. ISBN-10: 1403975426,
144 pp.

Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of Central Asia is a concise publication 
that covers Central Asian history and historical geography from the time of 
Alexander the Great to the Great Game and war on terrorism. The 
supplementary texts explain the maps, placing them in the context of 
historical rivalries, contemporary politics, pipeline routes, regional trade 
and conflicts in this part of the world. The selected bibliography provides 
further guidance to readers wishing to learn more.

The Atlas is an irreplaceable publication that in simple terms explains the 
complex historical, cultural and political geography of the Great Silk Road 
from China to the Middle East. In this book, not only will readers find a 
useful collection of maps and explanatory texts the book will also guide 
them through the historical labyrinth of numerous cultural, linguistic and 
religious influences that have shaped the history and geopolitics of the 
Central Asian region.

The Atlas will be an indispensable source of information for students and 
educators, and it is also a fascinating read for the general public. It 
discusses the tightly intertwined historical, cultural and geopolitical 
developments in Central Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, and Russia. The 
Atlas can also used as a supplementary textbook for teaching such courses as 
World History, Introduction to Islamic Civilizations, International 
Relations, International Economy, Cultural Anthropology, Asian Studies, 
History of the Middle East, Art History, Politics in the Middle East, 
Russian/Soviet History and some others.

This is an excellent source for students and general readers to gain 
extensive insight into the terra incognita of the "Great Silk Road."

About the Author

Rafis Abazov is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Harriman
Institute of Columbia University, New York. He is the author of
five books including Historical Dictionary of Kyrgyzstan (2004) and
The Culture and Customs of the Central Asian Republics (2007).

PUBL.- Caucasian Review of International Affairs, Vol. 2 (1) 2008

Posted by: Nasimi Aghayev <nasimi_aghayev(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 1 Feb 2008


PUBL.- Caucasian Review of International Affairs, Vol. 2 (1) 2008

The Winter 2008 issue of the Caucasian Review of International Affairs 
(CRIA), Vol. 2 (1), is available online at http://www.cria-online.org   

Contents:

Note from the Editor-in-Chief
(http://cria-online.org/j2_1.php)

The Three Colors of War: Russian, Turkish, and Iranian Military Threat 
   to the South Caucasus
by Lasha Tchantouridzé (http://cria-online.org/j2_2.php)

Nagorno-Karabakh: basis and reality of Soviet-era legal and economic 
   claims used to justify the Armenia-Azerbaijan war
by Adil Baguirov (http://cria-online.org/j2_3.php)

Russia, Iran, and the Conflict in Chechnya
by Martin Malek (http://cria-online.org/j2_4.php)

Iran's Strategy in the South Caucasus
by Kaweh Sadegh-Zadeh (http://cria-online.org/j2_5.php)

The Russian Defense Reform and its Limitations
by Andrew Liaropoulos (http://cria-online.org/j2_6.php)

NATO cooperation towards South Caucasus
by Alberto Priego (http://cria-online.org/j2_7.php)

Interview with Kevin T. Ryan, Harvard University
(http://cria-online.org/j2_8.php)

Book Review
by Pierre-Emmanuel Dupont (http://cria-online.org/j2_9.php)

The CRIA is a Germany-based quarterly peer-reviewed free, non-profit 
and online academic journal.  The Review is committed to promote a 
better understanding of the regional affairs by providing relevant 
background information and analysis, as far as the Caucasus in 
general, and the South Caucasus in particular are concerned.  The CRIA 
also welcomes lucid, well-documented papers on all aspects of 
international affairs, from all political viewpoints.

The deadline for submission of papers for the next Spring issue is the 
31st of March 2008. Manuscript guidelines can be found at 
http://cria-online.org/submit.php


Nasimi Aghayev
Editor-in-Chief
Caucasian Review of International Affairs
ISSN: 1865-6773
www.cria-online.org

PUBL.- Commonwealth of Independent States: Energy, Security and Development

Posted by: Nalin Mohapatra <nalin238(a)gmail.com>
Posted: 1 Feb 2008


PUBL.- Commonwealth of Independent States: Energy, Security and Development

Ajay Patnaik and Anuradha M. Chenoy (ed.), Commonwealth of Independent 
States: Energy, Security and Development; Hardback ISBN 
978-81-87966-65-4; Rs. 1190, US$34 380 pp, ). Publisher: Knowledge 
World  KW Publishers Pvt Ltd5a/4A, Ansari Road, Daryaganj, New Delhi 
110002; tel./fax: 91-11-23263498; knowledgeworld(a)vsnl.net; www.kwpublishers.com

About the Book 

The Commonwealth of Independent States [CIS], consisting of the former 
Soviet Republics, is a region where energy resources and geopolitics 
have drawn international attention. A range of issues varying from 
energy issues at the international and local level, policies of states 
that impact on energy security and also on broader security issues 
have been discussed by eminent scholars from India and abroad, who 
also deal with the strategic environment, power rivalries and security 
architecture in the CIS. Given the pluralities within the region, 
there are multiple conflicts based on ethnic, religious and 
geopolitical discontents, making the region susceptible to rivalries 
and conflicts. At the same time, globalisation and economic 
liberalisation have influenced state policies and human/social 
developments in the former Soviet republics. Some of the articles deal 
with such issues as demography, religion, identity, resource-sharing, 
mass media, etc. The CIS region, which lies in the extended 
neighbourhood of India, has had long-standing ties with the 
subcontinent in the past. The developments in this region have immense 
security implications for India. In view of India's rapidly increasing 
energy requirements, the region could also be an alternate source of 
energy. The last section of the book mainly discusses the relations of 
the countries of the CIS with India and the South Asian region.

Contents

Introduction. Section I. CIS: Energy, State Policies and Security 
Issues. Energy, Security and Development: The Kazakh Experience. 
Caspian and Central Asian Energy Architecture in Emerging Frontiers of 
Global Energy Space. Russia's Quest for Supremacy in the Global Energy 
Market. The Russia-Ukraine Gas Crisis: Its Resolution and Wider 
Implications. Contextualising Central Asian States in Contemporary 
Global Order. Security Issues in Central Asia and the Shanghai 
Cooperation Organisation. 

Section II. CIS: Geopolitics, External Powers and Regional Stability. 
The Caspian Cauldron: New Geopolitical Game. Regional Order and 
Security: Role of External Powers in Central Asia and Caspian Region. 
Conflicts, Alliances and Stability in the CIS. Oil Politics of Central 
Asia and Caspian Sea Basin: The US Game Plan. China's Energy Interest 
in Central Asia. Regional Cooperation in Central Asia and Japan's 
Belated Regional Initiative. US Policy Toward the Caspian Region.

Section III. CIS: Economy and Society. Russian Depopulation and 
Demographic Insecurity. Between Belief and Practice: Muslims in 
Chinese Central Asia in the mid-19th-late 20th Centuries. Changing 
Perceptions of Siberia and The Russian Far East: From Colonial 
Narratives to Local Dynamics. Disputes Over Sharing Water and Energy 
Resources in the Ferghana Valley Region of Central Asia. Russian Mass 
Media and Democratisation: Main Goals and Achievements.

Section IV. CIS: Relations with Neighbours. The Silk Route: 
Springboard of Buddhism in Central Asia. India's Economic Diplomacy 
Trends with Central Asia: The Potentials and Priorities. Culture and 
Mass Media: India's Cultural Diplomacy in Russia. China In Central 
Asia: A Case Study of the Relationship Between China and Kazakhstan. 
Eurasianism and Russia's "Critical Space". Prospects of Transnational 
Gas Pipeline Projects from Caspian Littoral States to South Asia. 
India and Armenia: Relations Through Centuries. Index.

About the Editors

Dr. Ajay Patnaik is Professor and former Chairperson in the Centre for 
Russian and Central Asian Studies of the School of International 
Studies at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. He has 
authored three books: Nations, Minorities and States in Central Asia 
(2003), Central Asia: Between Modernity and Tradition (1996), and, 
Perestroika and Women Labour Force in Soviet Central Asia (1989). His 
other works include two edited volumes, Commonwealth of Independent 
States, Problems and Prospects (1995) and Russian Civilization (2007). 
Visiting Scholar in the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, 
University of Cambridge (1992-93), Exchange Scholar of the Indian 
Council for Social Sciences Research (ICSSR) at the Institute of 
Ethnography, Moscow (1999) and Visiting Solanki Professor and Scholar 
in Residence (2006) at Yadunandan Centre for Indian Studies, 
California State University, USA, Prof. Patnaik is also the Executive 
Editor of the Journal Contemporary Central Asia.  Email: 
patnaik.ajay(a)gmail.com

Dr. Anuradha M. Chenoy is Professor in the School of International 
Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi. She works on 
International Relations, Russia, Central Asia and Gender issues. She 
has been the Chairperson and Director of the Area Studies Programme 
for Russia and Central Asia, SIS, JNU. She has authored a number of 
books and articles including Human Security: Concept and Implications, 
(Co-authored with Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh, January 2006, Routledge, UK); 
Militarism and Women in South Asia, (Kali Books, New Delhi, 2001) and 
The Making of New Russia, (Har Anand Publishers, New Delhi, 2001).

 
Dr. Nalin Kumar Mohapatra
Assistant Professor

Centre for Russian and Central Asian Studies
School l of International Studies
Jawaharlal Nehru University.
New Delhi
India

PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, 23 January 2007, Is Online

Posted by: Svante Cornell <scornel4(a)jhuadig.admin.jhu.edu>
Posted: 31 Jan 2008


PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, 23 January 2007, Is Online

The 23 January issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst (Volume 10,
no. 2) is now online at http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite. The PDF
version of the entire issue is available at: 
http://www.cacianalyst.org/files/080123Analyst.pdf

Full contents:

Analytical Articles

Economic Security and National Security: Connected in Georgia
S. Enders Wimbush and Mamuka Tsereteli
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4778

Selective Implementation of Anti-Money Laundering 
Regimes in Central Asia
Michael Jonsson and Christian Nils Larson
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4777

Umarov's Caucasian Emirate: Where to Now for Akhmed Zakayev?
Kevin Daniel Leahy
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4776

Regional Rivalries Center on Kyrygzstan
Stephen Blank
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4775

Field Reports

Historic Summit between Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan Expected
Fariz Ismailzade
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4782

Identifying Priorities: Uzbek Gas - for Export
Erkin Akhmadov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4781

Berdimukhammedov Slams Mass Media in Turkmenistan
Chemen Durdiyeva
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4780

Bakiyev Regime Supresses Young Civil Society Activists
Erica Marat
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/?q=node/4779

News Digest:
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/?q=node/4783 

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 the Institute
for Security and Development Policy, Stockholm.

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/newsite/?q=node/59

PUBL.- Steppe Magazine, Issue 3

Posted by: Summer Coish <summer(a)summercoish.com>
Posted: 31 Jan 2008


PUBL.- Steppe Magazine, Issue 3

The winter issue of Steppe magazine, Central Asia's premier cultural 
publication, has just been published! Subscriptions and Back Issues 
are available for worldwide delivery at: www.steppemagazine.com.

The two main features of Steppe 3 centre around the Aral Sea. So 
infamous is the story of the sea's environmental devastation that we 
do not repeat it, but instead follow those who eke out a living by 
fishing from its shores. An extended photo essay with stunning images 
of ice fishing on the Aral Sea presents a stark insight into life in 
the surrounding fishing villages and shows that beauty can be found 
even amongst the harshest of realities. While a World Bank and 
Kazakh-sponsored dam is raising hopes for rising water levels, a local 
collective has helped open a fish-processing centre in Aralsk, a 
former Aral Sea port and major provider of fish for the entire Soviet 
Union, which now lies some 20 km from the sea's shores. Steppe 
presents one of the very first articles that focuses on the human side 
of the Aral Sea disaster at a time when the sea is starting to come 
back to life.

In western Uzbekistan, Steppe visits the autonomous region of 
Karakalpakstan. Situated south of what remains of the sea today, this 
region is plagued with shocking health statistics resulting from the 
desertification and salinisation that came with the sea's demise, as 
well as the ensuing poverty borne out of the collapse in the local 
economy. At the heart of this region, in the capital city of Nukus 
(close to what remains of Uzbekistan's Aral Sea shores), is the Igor 
Savitsky Museum of Art, the remarkable result of one man's admiration 
for a people and a passion for art that led him to single-handedly 
amass one of the most extraordinary collections of nonconformist 
Soviet art anywhere in the world. With the environmental tragedy of 
the sea setting the stage, the story of this oasis of creativity 
provides a note of inspiration.

>From Karakalpakstan (literally, "Land of the Black Hats"), Steppe 
presents its Top Ten selection of hats -- those essential regional 
accessories for mountain, desert and city dwellers alike. Another 
essential, bread, is featured in both Dispatches (a roundup of current 
events) and Cookery where we present some contemporary recipes for 
traditional tandoor-baked, Central Asian flatbread.

Not to be missed is the Steppe Guide to Central Asia Blogs, a look at 
the role these internet forums play in providing a platform for a 
citizen-journalism revolution in the region. As always, Steppe is full 
of its regular sections including book reviews, exhibition highlights 
and music reviews.

Don't miss out on Central Asia's premier cultural publication. Order 
your subscription today at: www.steppemagazine.com!

Steppe is the first, glossy magazine devoted to the arts, culture, 
people, history and landscape of Central Asia. Published biannually 
(fall/winter and spring/summer), Steppe has become the leading 
international resource for accessible information on Central Asia and 
makes the perfect gift for anyone interested in the region. It is also 
an essential addition to any library, academic study centre or 
business focusing on the Central Asian region. Find out more at: 
www.steppemagazine.com.


Summer Coish
Co-Editor, Steppe Magazine
www.steppemagazine.com

PUBL.- Rafis Abazov, Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of Central Asia

Posted by: Rafis Abazov <polra99(a)hotmail.com>
Posted: 31 Jan 2008


PUBL.- Rafis Abazov, Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of Central Asia

New Publication

Abazov, Rafis. Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of Central Asia,
New York and London, Palgrave/Macmillan, 2008. ISBN-10: 1403975426,
144 pp.

Palgrave Concise Historical Atlas of Central Asia is a concise publication 
that covers Central Asian history and historical geography from the time of 
Alexander the Great to the Great Game and war on terrorism. The 
supplementary texts explain the maps, placing them in the context of 
historical rivalries, contemporary politics, pipeline routes, regional trade 
and conflicts in this part of the world. The selected bibliography provides 
further guidance to readers wishing to learn more.

The Atlas is an irreplaceable publication that in simple terms explains the 
complex historical, cultural and political geography of the Great Silk Road 
from China to the Middle East. In this book, not only will readers find a 
useful collection of maps and explanatory texts the book will also guide 
them through the historical labyrinth of numerous cultural, linguistic and 
religious influences that have shaped the history and geopolitics of the 
Central Asian region.

The Atlas will be an indispensable source of information for students and 
educators, and it is also a fascinating read for the general public. It 
discusses the tightly intertwined historical, cultural and geopolitical 
developments in Central Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, and Russia. The 
Atlas can also used as a supplementary textbook for teaching such courses as 
World History, Introduction to Islamic Civilizations, International 
Relations, International Economy, Cultural Anthropology, Asian Studies, 
History of the Middle East, Art History, Politics in the Middle East, 
Russian/Soviet History and some others.

This is an excellent source for students and general readers to gain 
extensive insight into the terra incognita of the "Great Silk Road."

About the Author

Rafis Abazov is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Harriman
Institute of Columbia University, New York. He is the author of
five books including Historical Dictionary of Kyrgyzstan (2004) and
The Culture and Customs of the Central Asian Republics (2007).

JOURNAL- Ab Imperio, 2007 No. 3, "History on Trial"

Posted by: Sergey Glebov <sglebov(a)smith.edu>
Posted: 31 Jan 2008


JOURNAL- Ab Imperio, 2007 No. 3, "History on Trial"

The editors of Ab Imperio would like to draw your attention to the 
third issue of the journal in 2007. All information on the journal's 
annual program, article abstracts, and subscription can be found at 
http://abimperio.net

Sergey Glebov


History on Trial

I.  Methodology and Theory

>From the Editors, History and the Courtroom: Trials and Errors
Terence Ball, Interpretation, Intention, and the Law: the Case Against 
"Original Intent"

Erich Haberer History and Justice: Paradigms of the Prosecution of Nazi Crimes
Historian's Judgment: Reflections by Istvan Deak

II.  History

Andriy Portnov, Exercises with History Ukrainian Style (Notes on 
Public Aspects of History's Functioning in Post-Soviet Ukraine)
Johan Dietsch, Struggling with a "Nuremberg Historiography" of the Holodomor

Tonu Tannberg, "Under the Influence of the International Reaction, The 
Pitiful Remnants of Anti-Soviet Elements in Our Country" 1956 and 
Problems of the Baltics in Kremlin
Vladimir Petrovic, Historians as Expert Witnesses at the International 
Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yougoslavia

III.  Archive

Forum AI

Empire of Archives
>From the Editors, The Empire of Archives: Forum Initiated by Ab 
Imperio and Cahiers du monde russe: Russie, Empire russe, Union 
sovieque et Etats independants
Ann Stoler, The Pulse of Archives
James P. Niessen, Records of Empire, Monarchy, or Nation? The Archival 
Heritage of the Habsburgs in East Central Europe

Svetlana Gorshenina, The Biggest Projects of Russian Colonial 
Archives: The Utopian Exhaustive "Turkestanica" of General Governor 
Constantine P. von Kaufman

Igor' Lukoianov, The Archive and the Researcher: The Case of RGIA

Sophie Coeure, Soviet Archives: A Cultural Heritage of the Empire or a 
Monument to the Revolution? Reflections on the French "Trophy 
Archives" in the USSR after the Second World War

IV.  Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science

Vello Pettai, The Construction of State Identity and its Legacies: 
Legal Restorationism in Estonia
Aleksandr Astrov, Liturgiia po Bronzovomu soldatu: pamiat' i istoriia 
v formirovanii krizisa

V.  Book Reviews

Yaroslav Hrytsak. Prorok u svoii vïtchyznï: Franko ta iogo spïl'nota 
(1856-1886). Kiyv: "Krytyka", 2006. 631 s., ill. Pokazhchyk imen, 
Pokazhchyk geografichnykh nazv, Pokazhchyk prodovzhuvanykh vydan', 
al'manakhiv, ustanov ta organizatsii. ISBN: 966-7679-96-9.
Serhy Yekelchyk

Bernard Porter, The Absent-Minded Imperialists: Empire, Society, and 
Culture in Britain (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 
2004). 475 pp., ill. Bibliography, Index. ISBN: 0-19-929959-5.
Kavita Datla

Isabel de Madariaga, Ivan the Terrible: First Tsar of Russia (New 
Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2005). xxii+428 pp. Maps, 
Select Bibliography, Index. ISBN: 978-0-300-09757-3.
Vitaly Anan'ev

Gabor T. Rittersporn, Malte Rolf, Jan C. Behrends (Eds.), Sphdren von 
Cffentlichkeit in Gesellschaften sowjetischen Typs / Public Spheres in 
Soviet-Type Societies (Frankfurt-am-Main: Peter Lang Verlag, 
Europdischer Verlag der Wissenschaften, 2003). 457 S. (=Comparative 
Studies Series, Vol. 11). ISBN: 3-631-38327-4.
Elke Fein

Wendy Slater, Andrew Wilson (Eds.), The Legacy of the Soviet Union 
(Houndmills and New York: Palgrave, 2004). 275 pp. Index. ISBN: 1-4039-1786-8.
Boris Povarnitsyn

Antonio J. Munoz, Oleg Romanko, Hitler's White Russians: 
Collaboration, Extermination and Anti-Partisan Warfare in Byelorussia, 
1941-1944 (Bayside, NY: Europa Books, 2003). 512 pp. ISBN: 1-891227-42-4.
Ivan Dereiko

Bernard K'jary. Shtodzionnashch za lïnïiai frontu: Akupatsyia, 
kalabaratsyja ï supratsïu u Belarusï (19411944 g.) / Per. s niam. L. 
Barshchieiskaga; nav. ried. G. Saganovich. Minsk, 2005. 390 s. 
Ukazatel'. ISBN: 978-5272-20-6.
Andrej Kotljarchuk

Marcela Salagean, The Soviet Administration in Northern Transylvania 
(November 1944 March 1945). Translated by Robert Mihai Rosca (Boulder, 
CO: East European Monographs, 2002). 190 pp. (=East European 
Monographs, Vol. DXCVIII). Bibliography, Appendices. ISBN: 0-88033-496-7.
Wim van Meurs

John-Paul Himka and Andriy Zayarnyuk (Eds.), Letters from Heaven: 
Popular Religion in Russia and Ukraine (Toronto, Buffalo and London: 
University of Toronto Press, 2006). 304 pp., ills. ISBN: 0-8020-9148-2 
(hardcover edition).
Ol'ga Khristoforova

Serhii Plokhy, Tsars and Cossacks: A Study in Iconography (Cambridge, 
MA: Harvard University Press, 2002). 102 pp. Bibliography, Index. 
ISBN: 0-916458-95-4.
Aleksandr Lavrov

Vadim Menzhulin. Drugoi Sikorskii: Neudobnye stranitsy istorii 
psikhiatrii. Kiev: "Sfera", 2004. 490 s. Bibliograficheskii ukazatel', 
imennoi ukazatel'. ISBN: 966-7841-72-3.
Aleksandr Etkind

Francisca de Haan, Krassimira Daskalova and Anna Loutfi (Eds.), A 
Biographical Dictionary of Women's Movements and Feminisms. Central, 
Eastern and South Eastern Europe, the 19th and 20th Centuries 
(Budapest and New York: Central European University Press, 2006). 678 
pp., ill. ISBN: 9-637326-391 (hardcover edition).
Yulia Gradskova

Zapiski kniazia Dmitriia Aleksandrovicha Obolenskogo, 1855-1879 / Otv. 
red., avt. vstup. st., komment. V. G. Chernukha. Sankt-Petersburg: 
"Nestor-Istoriia", 2005. 503 s., ill. Ukazatel' imen. ISBN: 5-98187-072-9.
Vera Dubina

Eugenia Paulicelli, Fashion under Fascism: Beyond the Black Shirt 
(Dress, Body, Culture) (Oxford: Berg Publishers, 2004). 256 pp. 
ISBN-10: 1-859-737-730; ISBN-13: 978-1859-737-736.
Ol'ga Gurova

PUBL.- Ethnic Identity in Tang China, Marc S. Abramson

Posted by: Marc Abramson <marcsa22(a)verizon.net>
Posted: 21 Jan 2008


PUBL.- Ethnic Identity in Tang China, Marc S. Abramson

Now Available from Penn Press

Ethnic Identity in Tang China
Marc S. Abramson
288 pages | 6 x 9
Cloth 2007 | ISBN  | $55.00 | £36.00
A volume in the Encounters with Asia series

"The author has ranged far and wide, plucking nuggets of material from
dynastic histories, gazetteers, contemporary scholarly treatises,
memorials to the emperor, poetry, and artwork.  This is a groundbreaking book."
--Peter B. Golden, Rutgers University

Learn more about Ethnic Identity in Tang China at
http://www.upenn.edu/pennpress/book/14363.html

Book reviewers: to request a press copy, contact Ellen Trachtenberg at
ellenpt(a)pobox.upenn.edu
Educators: to request an exam copy for course use consideration, visit
http://www.upenn.edu/pennpress/review.html

JOURNAL/CFP- Relations between Russian and Post-Soviet NGOs and the Power Ministries

Posted by: Journal of Power Inst in Post-Soviet Soc <kozlowsk(a)club-internet.fr>
Posted: 21 Jan 2008


JOURNAL/CFP- Relations between Russian & Post-Soviet NGOs and Power Ministries

The Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies #9, December 2008
An electronic journal of social sciences
www.pipss.org

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS:
"Relations between Russian & post-Soviet NGOs and the Power Ministries"

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

NINTH ISSUE: "Relations between Russian & post-Soviet NGOs and the
Power Ministries"

The aim of this issue is to shed new light on the relations between
Russian & Post-Soviet NGOs and what are known as the "power
ministries" - the Defence and Interior Ministries, the Ministry of
Justice, etc. - in areas such as justice (prisons, prisoners,
judiciary reform, etc), the police (police brutality, etc.), the army
(violence, veterans and post-military service care, etc.) border
checks (immigration, etc.) and others.

During the Soviet era there were no independent associations and the
only independent reports concerning the power ministries came from
dissidents, victims of their strategies. After the fall of the USSR,
two concomitant changes occurred: the power administrations opened
onto society, claiming "civil control" of the army, for example, (a
theme very popular at the end of the 1980s), and many independent
associations wishing to work in cooperation with the power ministries
were created. Today, 20 years after Perestroika, what has become of
these relations? How have they evolved? Our main interest is the
empirical analysis of the actual content of the work of these
associations, but also the interactions themselves between the NGOs
and the power ministries. These are two themes we would like to
explore in this issue.

Another subject of interest will be the NGOs that were to varying
degrees "encouraged" to be set up and whose work can thus be
"oriented" by the administrations themselves, in particular by
reactivating the notion of "civil control" over the army or the
police, for example, but also more generally over matters concerning
human rights.

Pipss.org therefore requests researchers in the social sciences to
submit articles and in-depth interviews of NGO members, as well as
their partners in the power ministries (members of various
administrations: heads of police, prison directors, for example), in
particular concerning the work they do in common and on their attitude
towards this cooperation.

The editor of this issue would be particularly interested in a
comparison between the work of NGOs in the big cities and those in
provincial cities (for example, a comparison of Moscow/St. Petersburg
NGOs with provincial ones such as in Nizhni-Novgorod, Ekaterinburg,
etc.) - in the sense that in theory, smaller associations have less
latitude and lesser means than large ones.

The editor would very much appreciate an introductory article on NGOs'
work in Russia in general.

Articles and interviews can cover the following subjects (among others):

The question of NGO access to power ministries
As mentioned above, working conditions are becoming more difficult for
NGOs, with attacks taking various forms. A new regulatory law came
into force in April 2006 which imposes the re-registering of all
existing Russian and international associations and the tightening of
administrative controls. NGOs are therefore faced with an overall law
in their regard, which is becoming tougher. What is the situation for
NGOs working with the power ministries? Are they liable to suffer from
this law more than associations not working in these areas? Or on the
contrary, are they protected by the civil servants they frequent? We
observe that if they are tenacious enough, NGOs manage to be
registered and to exist. A number of western countries might envy
their work, which depends on the maintenance of a sizeable network of
personal relations. As a result, one wonders whether the access or non
access of NGOs to power ministries does or doesn't reflect the policy
of the Russian state towards associations.

Relations of NGOs with the administration: the nature of their ties /
rethinking these ties
The activities carried out by independent NGOs with power ministries
take on various forms (training seminars, distribution of
publications, information exchanges, etc.). We will study the very
different levels of cooperation put in place with the administrations
concerned (prisons, armed forces, police, etc.). Rationales of
approach, of circumvention and cooperation will be taken into account.
The aim will be to compare discourse and practice and to see whether
the success of these relations does or does not depend on
interpersonal relations.

Analysis of NGO discourse concerning their role
What types of discourse do NGOs produce concerning their activities?
How do they define their practical aims, the relationship between
those aims and the overall values they defend? What vision do they
promote of their impact on political change? What are the possible
conflicts between NGOs? Are they due to ideological differences,
differences of approach, interpersonal rivalries? Does the past play a
role in the legitimation of NGOs? How does the reference to modes of
protest that appeared at the end of the Soviet period operate? Is
reference to the past reflected in the presence of witnesses and
actors, in the expression of an anti-establishment tradition, in
specific modes of action, a specific reading of the political context?
Who are considered to be the founding fathers? Or on the contrary, is
there a rejection of this period, is it simply brushed aside as
something simply "comical"?

Transnational links
What kind of links exists between Russian and international NGOs in
the field of cooperation with Russian power ministries? To what extent
does the specificity of such cooperation give rise to tension with
foreign partners? How do the subsidiaries of transnational NGOs
function, and how do they adapt global aims to the reality of a
specific context? How do we characterize the interactions between
Russian NGOs linked to transnational ones, and Russian NGOs without
these contacts: cooperation / conflict, equality / hierarchy?

Reasons behind power ministries' cooperation with NGOs
We will also explore the reasons why representatives of the power
ministries cooperate with local and international NGOs (trips abroad,
modernity, chances of promotion?)

Institutional forms of cooperation with the power ministries
Finally, we will look at attempts on the part of the state to put in
place institutionalized forms of cooperation with power ministries,
with the creation of social platforms, the social chamber
(Obshchestvennaia Palata), the reactivation of pro-governmental
associations replacing "transmission belts" between the power
ministries and society (GONGOs such as the Council of Soldiers'
Parents). We will analyze to what extent these new governmental
institutions use Soviet practices and to what extent they modernize them.


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 a 100-word abstract in English. The deadline for
article submission is June 15, 2008, with publication in December
2008. 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

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


Reviews

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

Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski
Chief Editor
15 rue Charlot
75003 Paris, France


The Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies
www.pipss.org
contact(a)pipss.org

Editorial Board: Eden Cole, Anna Colin Lebedev, Françoise Dauce,
Gilles Favarel-Garrigues, Anne Le Huerou, Erica Marat, Laurent Rucker,
Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski, Joris Van Bladel

Scientific Board: Adrian Beck (UK), Alexander Belkin (Russia),
Frederic Charillon (France), Stephen Cimbala (USA), Julian Cooper
(UK), Roger Mc Dermott (UK), Isabelle Facon (France), Mark Galeotti
(UK), Aleksandr Gol'ts (Russia), Dale Herspring (USA), Philippe
Manigart (Belgium), Kimberly Zisk Marten (USA), Michael Orr (UK),
Michael Parrish (USA), Nikolay Petrov (Russia), Eduard Ponarin
(Russia), Jean-Christophe Romer (France), Jacques Sapir (France),
Manfred Sapper (Germany), Louise Shelley (USA), Richard Staar (USA),
Brian Taylor (USA), Mikhail Tsypkin (USA), Stephen Webber (UK), Elena
Zdravomyslova (Russia).

CFP- Volume on the Curse in Turkic Culture, Istanbul

Posted by: Emine Gursoy Naskali <eminenaskali(a)gmail.com>
Posted: 21 Jan 2008


CFP- Volume on the Curse in Turkic Culture, Istanbul

Call for Papers:

The purpose of this study is to document and analyse the concept,
type and text of curse, ill wishing prayer and insult in Turkic
culture. Beliefs and events centering around this topic come under
the interest of this study. You may address issues such as, for
example, what type of ill wish do ill wishing prayers wish; whose
mediation is requested in these prayers; is there a hidden threat of
ill wish in the textual content of begging; a resemblance to which
animals is considered an insult/affront; evil charm; etc.

You may approach the subject as a historian, anthropologist,
philologist, folklorist, art historian...

If you would like to participate in this study/publication by
submitting an article, please send me the title and a very brief
summary of your article by 1 March 2008. The final date for the
submission of the articles is 15 August 2008. The preferred language
for the articles is Turkish.

Prof. Dr. Emine Gursoy Naskali
Marmara University, Istanbul
eminenaskali(a)gmail.com

PUBL.- Catalog of Documents from the Institute of Oriental Studies, Tashkent

Posted by: Hanne Schoenig <hanne.schoenig(a)owz.uni-halle.de>
Posted: 21 Jan 2008


PUBL.- Catalog of Letters from the Institute of Oriental Studies, Tashkent

Urunbaev, A., G. Dzhuraeva, S. Gulomov: Katalog sredneaziatskikh
zhalovannykh gramot iz fonda Instituta vostokovedeniia im. Abu
Raikhana Beruni Akademii nauk Respubliki Uzbekistan. Edited by
Wolfgang Holzwarth. Orientwissenschaftliche Hefte 23. Mitteilungen
des Sonderforschungsbereichs Differenz und Integration 10. Halle/S.:
Orientwissenschaftliches Zentrum 2007.
114 pages text, 122 facsimiles, 23,00 EUR.
http://www.owz.uni-halle.de/publikationen.php

This Catalogue of the Central Asian Letters Patent from the Manuscript
Fund of the Beruni-Institute of Oriental Studies of the Academy of
Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan (in Russian) provides access to
an important, and hitherto nearly unknown collection of 122 documents
issued by rulers of the Central Asian khanates of Bukhara, Khiva and
Kokand. The deeds date from the sixteenth to the early twentieth
century. The catalogue consists of descriptions, various indices (both
in Cyrillic and Arabic script), a glossary, as well as facsimiles of
all documents described. It provides a rich and important resource for
the study of Central Asian history,  especially administrative and
legal history, during the early modern and colonial period. It is a
joint publication of the Oriental Institute of
Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg and the Beruni-Institute of
Oriental Studies of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan.


Orientwissenschaftliches Zentrum
der Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Mühlweg 15
06114 Halle
homepage: www.owz.uni-halle.de

Organisation und Koordination:

Dr. Hanne Schönig, wiss. Mitarbeiterin
Tel.: 0345-55-24081
Fax:  0345-55-27299
Email: hanne.schoenig(a)owz.uni-halle.de

JOURNAL/CFP- Challenge of Nationalism for Diplomacy and Security Policy Making

Posted by: SEN Editorial Board <sen(a)lse.ac.uk>
Posted: 21 Jan 2008


JOURNAL/CFP- Challenge of Nationalism for Diplomacy and Security Policy Making

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
 * Great Powers and Nationalism
 * Imperialism and Nationalism
 * Issues of Minority Rights in Multinational States

For this call, the editors are particularly interested in papers
relating to the following theme:

The Challenge of Nationalism for Diplomacy and Security Policy-Making

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 2008, please ensure
your paper reaches us by Friday 1st February 2008 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/

Please access the attached hyperlink for an important electronic
communications disclaimer:
http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/secretariat/legal/disclaimer.htm

Please access the attached hyperlink for an important electronic
communications disclaimer:
http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/secretariat/legal/disclaimer.htm

The deadline for papers for this issue is Friday, 1st February 2008.

JOURNAL/CFP- International Journal of Russian Studies

Posted by: Ayse Dietrich <dietrichayse(a)yahoo.com>
Posted: 21 Jan 2008


JOURNAL/CFP- International Journal of Russian Studies

The first edition of the International Journal of Russian Studies has been
published at www.radtr.net.  We are now calling for articles for our second
edition. The deadline for the second edition will be 30 June 2008.

Prof. Dr. Ayse Dietrich (Editor-Founder)
Ankara University
Faculty of Letters
Sihhiye 06100
Ankara - Turkey
e-mail: dietrichayse(a)yahoo.com
Tel. 0312 310 32 80/ 1577

PUBL.- Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies, PIPSS.org, Issue 6/7

Posted by: Journal of Power Inst in Post-Soviet Soc <kozlowsk(a)club-internet.fr>
Posted: 13 Jan 2008


PUBL.- Journal of Power Inst. in Post-Soviet Societies, PIPSS.org, Issue 6/7

Dear Colleagues:

I am pleased to inform you that a new issue (6/7) of the Journal of 
Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies (www.pipss.org) on "The 
Social and Political Role of War Veterans" is now available on-line.

You will find below the table of contents.

Sincerely,
 
Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski
Chief Editor
 
 
Issue 6/7 - 2007 &#8211; The Social and Political Role of War Veterans
 
Introduction by Elisabeth Sieca-Kozlowski (6/7 issue editor)
 
The Social and Political Role of War Veterans - Articles

Pavel Petrovich Shcherbinin
The Peculiarities of Social Welfare for Military Service Veterans in 
the Russian Empire, 18th through early 20th Centuries (in Russian)
 
Natalia Danilova
Veterans' Policy in Russia: a Puzzle of Creation
 
Amandine Regamey
La 6e compagnie : les interprétations d'une défaite russe en 
Tchétchénie [The 6th Company: debates around a Russian military defeat 
in Chechnya]
 
The Social and Political Role of War Veterans &#8211; Conversation
 
Interview of Tanya Lokshina, President of the Demos center, conducted 
by Olga Filippova, Moscow, 11 May 2007
 
Defence Reform in Central Asia
 
Erica Marat
State-Propagated Narratives about a National Defender in Central Asian States
 
Document on Power Ministries
 
Julian Cooper
The Funding of the Power Agencies of the Russian State
 
Book Reviews (7 titles)
 
Zhanna Kormina, Rituals of Departure to the Military Service in Late 
Imperial Russia, Moscow: NLO publishing house, 2005, 376 pages. 
(reviewed by: Konstantin Vannikov) 
 
Olga Litvak, Conscription and the Search for Modern Russian Jewry, 
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006, 273 pages.
(reviewed by: Theodore R. Weeks) 
 
Roger R. Reese, Red Commanders: A Social History of the Soviet Army 
Officer Corps, 1918-1991, Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2005, 
315 pages.
(reviewed by: Dale Herspring) 
 
Valerii Anisimkov, Russia in the mirror of prison criminal traditions, 
Sankt-Petersburg: Iuridicheskii Center Press, 2003, 204 pages.
(reviewed by: Anton Oleynik) 
 
John B. Dunlop, The 2002 Dubrovka and 2004 Beslan Hostage Crises. A 
Critique of Russian Counter-Terrorism. With a foreword by Donald N. 
Jensen. Stuttgart: Ibidem-Verlag, 2006, 166 pages.
(reviewed by: Amandine Regamey) 
 
Hana Cervinkova, Playing Soldiers in Bohemia: An Ethnography of NATO 
Membership. Prague Studies in Sociocultural Anthropology 4, 2006, 161 pages.
(reviewed by: Marybeth Peterson Ulrich) 
 
Helena Carreiras, Gender and the Military. Women in the Armed Forces 
of Western Democracies, London: Routledge (Cass Military Studies), 
2006, 262 pages.
(reviewed by: Vincent Porteret) 

PUBL.- Marco Buttino, Revoliutsiia naoborot [An Upside Down Revolution - in Russian]

Posted by: Marco Buttino <marco.buttino(a)unito.it>
Posted: 13 Jan 2008


PUBL.- M. Buttino, Revoliutsiia naoborot [An Upside Down Revolution-in Russian]

The Italian Association for the Study of Central Asia and the Caucasus (ASIAC)
is glad to announce the publication of:

Revoliutsiia naoborot, Sredniaia Aziia mezhdu padeniem tsarskoi imperii i 
obrazovaniem SSSR
(An Upside Down Revolution, Central Asia between the Collapse of the Tsarist 
Empire and the Formation of the USSR)

Translation from Italian: Nikolaj Okhotin
Afterword: Alberto Masoero
Translation of the revised edition of: "La rivoluzione capovolta", Napoli  2003
Author: Marco Buttino
Editor: Zven'ya, Moskva 2007, 447 pp.
Price: $30 (20 Euro)

The book deals with the history of Turkestan (the region of Central Asia
which is currently made up of the Republics of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan,
Tajikistan and Kirghizia) in the first quarter of the twentieth century. The
main focus is on the complex social and political dynamics which were set
off by the collapse of the Tsarist empire and the rise of the Soviet regime.
The study is heavily based on still unused primary sources, gathered in
Moscow, Tashkent and Ferghana. They range from the reports of the tsarist
administration on the state of the colony to the newspapers of Tashkent and
Vernyi, from the papers in the military, state and party archives to the
documents produced by the various levels of the local administration.

The study provides a fresh account of the events of this turbulent period by
highlighting the diversity of situations that characterised the various
parts of the region and the different contexts of Turkestan society.  A
large part of the book is therefore devoted to an in-depth analysis of three
particularly illuminating cases: Tashkent, the headquarters of the Russian
political and military power; the Ferghana valley, a region where the armed
resistance against the Soviets (basmachestvo) was particularly strong; and
the Semirech'e, a nomads' region in which famine and the ensuing social
conflict assume catastrophic  dimensions.

The book is distributed world-wide by Mezhdunarodnaya Kniga, 
mkniga(a)gmail.com (the Russian books exporter from 1923, with a good 
selection of leading humanities publishers from Russia)

For further information contact:

Marco Buttino
University of Torino, Dipartimento di Storia
via S.Ottavio 20
10124 Torino
Italy
E-mail: marco.buttino(a)unito.it

PUBL.- SSRC Dissertation Development Workshop: Violence in Eurasia, New York, Apr. 4-6

Posted by: Central-Eurasia-L(a)fas.harvard.edu
Posted: 10 Jan 2008


PUBL.- SSRC Dissertation Devel. Workshop: Violence in Eurasia, NYC, Apr. 4-6

Posted by: SSRC Eurasia Program <eurasia(a)ssrc.org>

Times of Trouble: Violence in Eurasia from Past to Present New York City
April 4-6, 2008

Application Submission Deadline: January 16, 2008

The Eurasia Program of the Social Science Research Council (SSRC)
invites proposals for a dissertation development workshop focusing on
issues of violence in Eurasia.  Graduate students at any stage of their
dissertation process (from proposal to write-up) and from any
disciplinary or interdisciplinary program in the humanities or social
sciences are eligible to apply. We particularly encourage applicants who
propose fresh theoretical perspectives and methodologies, and whose work
speaks to a wide scholarly audience.

Tsarist-era pogroms, the brutalities of the Stalinist period, the fame
of the Russian mafia, contemporary human rights abuses in Central Asia,
and ongoing conflicts across the Caucasus suggest only some of the best
known concerns of the past 100 years. What kind of norms or values have
governed the use of violence in the territory once covered by the
Russian empire and the Soviet Union, now by the Russian Federation and
other successor states?  To what extent have scholars focused
appropriately, or at times excessively, on these most sensational
aspects of former Soviet space? What have been the responses from
individuals, groups, and states from within and outside the region to
violence and repression, or to ongoing scholarly and popular renderings
of themselves as violent? Does the region deserve such reputation
relative to other world areas?

These and related questions will shape the discussions of the Eurasia
Program dissertation development workshop, with participants invited
from, but not limited to the fields of anthropology, archaeology,
economics, environmental studies, film and media studies, history, law,
literature, politics, psychology, and sociology.

For detailed information on application procedures and eligibility
requirements, please visit the Eurasia Program online at
www.ssrc.org/programs/eurasia or contact program staff at
eurasia(a)ssrc.org. 

Eurasia Program
Social Science Research Council
810 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 377-2700
Fax: (212) 377-2727

PUBL.- Central Asia and the Caucasus, No. 6, 2007

Posted by: Murad Esenov <murad.esenov(a)worldmail.se>
Posted: 10 Jan 2008


PUBL.- Central Asia and the Caucasus, No. 6, 2007

Please find the contents of no. 6(48), 2007 of the "Central Asia and the
Caucasus" journal (in English and Russian) below.  The issue will be
published in early January.

Central Asia and the Caucasus
Journal of Social and Political Studies
No.6 (48), 2007

In this issue:

Nation-Building 

Nartsiss Shukuralieva. Problems of Constitutionalism in the Republic of
Kyrgyzstan 

Abdulla Abdukhalilov. States and Special Features of the Administrative
Reforms in the Republic of Uzbekistan 

Askar Abdrakhmanov. Tajikistan Today: Economics and Politics at Home and
Abroad 

Energy Policy and Energy Projects in Central Eurasia 

Igor Tomberg. Energy Policy and Energy Projects in Central Eurasia 

Rustam Makhmudov. The Growing Role of Natural Gas in the Eurasian Energy
Games 

Elnur Madinov. Present-Day Titanomachy or the Nature of Energy Geopolitics
in Central Asia 

Sergey Smirnov. The Gas Pipelines: a Game of Caspian Patience  

Pan Guang. China and Energy Security in Central Asia 

Demur Chomakhidze. Georgia: Energy Policy 

Valentina Kasymova, Batyrkul Baetov. The Kyrgyz Republic: the Present and
Future of Interstate Cooperation in the Energy Sphere  

Regional Politics 

Jahangir Kakharov. Regional Cooperation in Central Asia as Seen from
Uzbekistan 

Yitzhak Shichor. Limping on Two Legs: Uyghur Diaspora Organizations and the
Prospects for Eastern Turkestan Independence 

Marat Nurgaliev, Timur Shaymergenov. Japanese Diplomacy makes new Headway in
Central Asia: Its Problems, Expectations, and Prospects 

Regional Economies 

Gulnur Rakhmatullina. Central Asia: Economic Cooperation Potential 

Orazaly Sabden, Vyacheslav Dodonov. Kazakhstan's National Competitiveness 


For Your Information

The Special Feature section in the next issues will discuss:

 * Regional Centers of Power (Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, India) and their Policy
in Central Eurasia

 * The GUAM Organization for Democracy and Economic Development in Regional
and International Dimensions

 * Central Eurasia: Politics Today

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.- Aspects of Research into Central Asian Buddhism, Series: Silk Road Studies

Posted by: Ludo Grard <ludo.grard(a)brepols.net>
Posted: 10 Jan 2008


PUBL.- Aspects of Research into Central Asian Buddhism

We are delighted to announce to you the sixteenth volume in the series 
"Silk Road Studies" : Aspects of Research into Central Asian Buddhism. 
The book is published in honour of Prof. Kogi Kudara. The publication 
date is scheduled for February 2008. 


Peter Zieme (ed.) 
Aspects of Research into Central Asian Buddhism. In Memoriam Kogi Kudara

483 p., 160 x 240 mm, 2008, SRS 16, PB, ISBN 978-2-503-52751-2, EUR 75

Series: Silk Road Studies, vol. 16
Publication date scheduled for March 2008

Table of contents:

Peter Zieme, "Preface"
Peter Zieme et alii, "Kogi Kudara, A Bibliography"
Geng Shimin, "Study on the Uighur Text Abitaki (3)"
Harry Halén, "Mannerheim and the French Expedition of Paul Pelliot"
György Kara, "Uygur Verbs of Compassion"
Yukiyo Kasai, "Die uigurische Überlieferung der Legende von der 
   Gründung des Tempels Baimasi"
Koichi Kitsudo, "Supplements to Uighur Agama Fragments"
Robert Kritzer, "Dar antika and Sautrantika in the Abhidharmadipa"
Kogi Kudara (edited by Juten Oda), "On an Uigur pustaka Book of the 
   Buddhist Text Bayangjing from the Grotto 181 of Dunhuang in the Paris 
   Collection"
Dai Matsui, "A Mongolian Decree from the Chaghataid Khanate Discovered 
   at Dunhuang"
Dieter Maue, "The Equanimity of the Tatha Gata"
Takao Moriyasu, "Chronology of West Uighur Buddhism: Re-examination of 
   the Dating of the Wall-paintings in the Grünwedel Cave No. 8 (New: No. 
   18), Bezeklik"
Mehmet Ölmez, "Alttürkische Etymologien (2)"
Simone-Christiane Raschmann & Ablet Semet, "Neues zur alttürkischen 
   'Geschichte von der hungrigen Tigerin'"
Christiane Reck, "Ein Kreuz zum Andenken. Die Katalogisierung der 
   buddhistischen soghdischen Fragmente der Berliner Turfansammlung"
Klaus Röhrborn, "Über die Genese der deadjektivischen Abstrakta des Türkischen"
Klaus T. Schmidt, T"HT 107 'Die Speisung des Bodhisattva vor der 
   Erleuchtung'. Die westtocharische Version im Vergleich mit der 
   Sanskritfassung der Mulasarvasti vadins"
Osman F. Sertkaya & Dai Matsui, "On a 'Silver' Document"
Masahiro Shogaito, "Uighur Abhidharmakosabhaya-ika Tattvartha 
   preserved in China"
Jonathan Silk, "Forbidden Women"
Werner Sundermann, "Ananda enters into the Buddha's Service. Edition 
   of a Sogdian Fragment from the Mahayana Mahaparinirvaa-sutra"
Aloïs van Tongerloo, "The Apocalyptic Manichaean Text TM 180"
Jens Wilkens, "Maitrisimit und Maitreyasamitinaaka"
Abdurishid Yakup, "Berlin Fragments of the Block-printed Uyghur 
   Edition of the Buddhavata saka-sutra in Forty Volumes"
Yutaka Yoshida, "The Brahmajala-sutra in Sogdian"
Peter Zieme, "Some Bilingual Manuscripts of the Xuanzang Biography"

Prof. Dr. Peter Zieme is Leader of the research group 
"Turfanforschung" at the Berlin-Brandenburgische 
Akademie der Wissenschaften 


Brepols Publishers
Begijnhof 67
2300 Turnhout 
Belgium
Tel +32 14 448030
Fax +32 14 428919
Website: www.brepols.net

PUBL.- Sergej Abaschin, The Sart Problem in Russian Historiography (in German)

Posted by: Bahodir Sidikov <b.sidikov(a)gmail.com>
Posted: 22 Dec 2007


PUBL.- Sergej Abaschin, The Sart Problem in Russian Historiography (in German)

Abaschin, Sergej: Die Sartenproblematik in der russischen
Geschichtsschreibung des 19. und des ersten Viertels des 20.
Jahrhunderts. Translated (into German) from the Russian by Thomas
Fritzsche and Markus Held.
Berlin (Klaus Schwarz Verlag) 2007 (ANOR ; 18) 133p.
ISBN 978-3-87997-645-4

During the colonial period, empires divided up the world by their gaze 
and deeds. They measured, drew maps, categorized and typified. 
Situations which were fluid until then had to give way to unequivocal 
attributions; this also is true for the identification of groups and 
individuals. Binary pairs and dichotomies were central in this 
process: A given group of people had to be either this or that. 
Abashin's work discusses this problem. It is a case study of the so- 
called "Sart problem", and it shows the development of scholarly and 
administrative thinking of Russians in Central Asia (but also of 
Central Asian authors) about the group called "Sarts". "Sart" was a 
term used in part by the people themselves this term referred to, 
otherwise it was an ascribed identification for a great number of 
Turki-speaking "urban" dwellers.

Retail price EUR 11,70 (plus shipping: EUR 3 worldwide surface mail)

Order at:

Klaus Schwarz Verlag
Fidicinstrasse 29
D-10965 Berlin
Phone ++49 (0) 30-3228523
Fax ++ 49 (0) 3225183
E-mail info(a)klaus-schwarz-verlag.com

PUBL.- CASC Social Newsletter, No. 1, December 2007

Posted by: Babken V. Babajanian <b.v.babajanian(a)lse.ac.uk>
Posted: 21 Dec 2007


PUBL.- CASC Social Newsletter, No. 1, December 2007

The first issue of the Central Asia and South Caucasus (CASC) Social
Development Network newsletter is now available online:
http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/CCS/CASC_Social_Network.htm

It includes two articles:

Welfare or poverty? The PRSP process in Uzbekistan 
by Daniel Stevens

Central Asian NGOs and Global Civil Society 
by Charles Buxton

The newsletter can be accessed at
http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/CCS/CASCnewsletter1.htm.

We are now accepting articles for the second issue of the CASC Social
Newsletter. Please submit your articles (maximum 800 words) with the
analysis of social and economic issues in the CASC region to
CASC-SOCIAL-ANNOUNCE-L(a)LISTSERV.LSE.AC.UK. All submissions will be
reviewed by the CASC-Social editorial board and a selection of articles
will be published in the CASC Newsletter. For the specific article
guidelines please visit the CCS website at www.lse.ac.uk/ccs.


Dr Babken V. Babajanian
Department of Social Policy
London School of Economics
Houghton Street
London WC2 2AE
Tel: 0207 955 7364
Fax: 0207 955 7415

PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, Vol. 9, No. 24 (Dec. 12)

Posted by: Svante Cornell <scornel4(a)jhuadig.admin.jhu.edu>
Posted: 15 Dec 2007


PUBL.- Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, Vol. 9, No. 24 (Dec. 12)

The 12 December issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst (Volume 9,
no. 24) 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/071212Analyst.pdf

Full Contents:

Analytical Articles

Study Abroad Becomes a New Priority for Azerbaijani Government
Fariz Ismailzade
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4757

OSCE Designates Kazakhstan as First Central Asian Presidency
Richard Weitz
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4756

Dealing with Uzbekistan after Karimov's Likely Re-Election
Aftab Kazi
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4755

Kazakhstan's Foreign Investment Law Changes Again
Robert M. Cutler
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4754

Field Reports

Tensions in Abkhazia Rise as Tbilisi Prepares for Presidential Elections
Johanna Popjanevski
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4761

Berdimuhammedov Embarks on Financial Reforms
Chemen Durdiyeva
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4760

Prime Minister Dismissed in Kyrgyzstan
Nurshat Ababakirov
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4759

Comparing Pro-Presidential Parties in Central Asia
Erica Marat
http://www.cacianalyst.org/?q=node/4758

News Digest:
http://www.cacianalyst.org/newsite/?q=node/4762

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 the Institute 
for Security and Development Policy, Stockholm.

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/newsite/?q=node/59

PUBL.- Caucasus Paradigms: Anthropologies, Histories and the Making of a World Area

Posted by: Lale Yalcin-Heckmann <yalcin(a)eth.mpg.de>
Posted: 15 Dec 2007


PUBL.- Caucasus Paradigms: Anthropologies, Histories and Making of a World Area

Announcement - Book publication

Caucasus Paradigms
Anthropologies, Histories and the Making of a World Area

Edited by
Bruce Grant and Lale Yalçin-Heckmann

What does it mean to know a world area, or to be part of one, for that
matter? The most prominent of "Caucasus paradigms" paint a picture of
a region famous not only for its cultural, linguistic, religious,
political, and economic pluralisms, but for its violence, savagery,
conflict, and corruption; its nobility, hospitality, natural beauty,
and severity. Such paradigms present a paradox: Despite such histories
of diaspora, migration, conquest, and cohabitation, the Caucasus is
most often conjured as a place of closure to those "from outside".

This volume seeks to turn a longstanding handicap the perceived
"unknowability" of the Caucasus into a theme. Bringing together a
dozen specialists in anthropology, linguistics, and cultural history,
it identifies patterns in how the Caucasus has figured on the world
stage through both politics and scholarship. By foregrounding the
particular purchases of ethnographic knowledge alongside the fine
tunings of cultural histories, it invites readers to reflect on
pluralism and its logics in a world area where cultural difference has
far too long been seen as a root cause of violence.

Contributors:

Levon Abrahamian, Sergei Arutiunov, Georgi Derlugian, Murtazali
Gadjiev, Rebecca Gould, Bruce Grant, Erin Koch, Philip L. Kohl,
Rabadan G. Magomedov, Paul Manning, Shahin Mustafayev, Anton Popov,
Seteney Shami, Lale Yalçin-Heckmann

Volume 13, Halle Studies in the Anthropology of Eurasia
General editors: Chris Hann, Richard Rottenburg, Burkhard Schnepel

LIT Verlag, Berlin, 2007.

ISBN 978-3-8258-9906-6

314 pp., 29.90 EURO


Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
Department II "Socialist and Postsocialist Eurasia"

Dr. Lale Yalçin-Heckmann
Postbox 110351
D-06017 Halle/S.

yalcin(a)eth.mpg.de
Tel: +49 345 2927 226
Fax: +49 345 2927 502

PUBL.- The Cotton Sector in Central Asia

Posted by: Saro Derian <saro.derian(a)gmail.com>
Posted: 15 Dec 2007


PUBL.- The Cotton Sector in Central Asia

The Cotton Sector in Central Asia: Economic Policy and Development Challenges

Volume of Proceedings for Distribution
December 2007

The volume of proceedings of the conference held at the School of
Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), Centre of Contemporary Central
Asia and the Caucasus on 3-4 November 2005 (entitled "The Cotton
Sector in Central Asia: Economic Policy and Development Challenges")
is now available for distribution. The articles examine the full range
of factors that have an impact on the cotton commodity chain- from
world markets through national macro-economic and sectoral policies to
local level implementation of agrarian reforms. Comparisons across
Central Asian republics highlight the diversity of outcomes of these
reforms. The results clearly point to the fact that those who stand
most to lose from current transformations - illegal migrants, casual
labourers, ecological "refugees", marginalized smallholders, women and
child labourers - remain unprotected and do not benefit from the
support of organized constituencies that can safeguard their rights
calling for greater public awareness and advocacy at an international level.

Contents:

Introduction
Deniz Kandiyoti

1. A Caste of Helot Labourers: Special Settlers and the Cultivation of
   Cotton in Soviet Central Asia: 1944-1956
   J. Otto Pohl

2. Cotton-Dependent Countries in the Global Context
   John Baffes

3. Cotton in Central Asia: "Curse" or "Foundation for Development"
   Max Spoor

4. Legal Regulation of Cotton Exports in Uzbekistan
   Mavlyuda Kulikova

5. Indirect Taxation of the Uzbek Cotton Sector: Estimation and Policy
   Consequences
   Sandjar Djalalov

6. Cotton in Uzbekistan: Water and Welfare
   Iskandar Abdullaev, Mark Giordano and Aziz Rasulov

7. Abandoned by the State: Cotton Production in South Kyrgyzstan
   Alexander Kim

8. Kazakhstan's Cotton Market
   Olga Dosybieva

9. The Dark Side of White Gold in South Kazakhstan
   Daur Dosybiev

10. The Emerging Actor of Decollectivization in Uzbekistan: Private
   Farming between Newly Defined Political Constraints and Opportunities
   Tommaso Trevisani

11. The "Uzbek Agrarian Model" in Transition: Inertia, Dynamics and
   Unsustainability
   Raphaël Jozan, Romain Florent, Samuel Martin, Olivier Munos and
   Marie Panarin

12. Demonstration and Advisory Services Activities for Cotton Growing:
   A Case Study in Ak Altin, Uzbekistan
   Ian Houseman

13. The Cotton Sector in Tajikistan: From Macro-Economic Impact to
   Social and Environmental Consequences
   Nargis Halimova

14. The Role of Children in Uzbekistan's Cotton Harvest
   Elliott Cannell

Distribution subject to availability. If you are interested in
ordering a copy of the volume, please send an email with the subject
line "Cotton Sector" to Saro Derian [saro.derian(a)gmail.com] by Friday
07 December 2007.  Please do not forget to indicate your address and
field(s) of professional interest.

JOURNAL/CFP- Eurasian Journal of Business and Economics (EJBE)

Posted by: Ibrahim KELES <qelesh(a)hotmail.com>
Posted: 11 Dec 2007


JOURNAL/CFP- Eurasian Journal of Business and Economics (EJBE)

Announcement and Call for Papers 

Eurasian Journal of Business and Economics (EJBE)

Eurasian Journal of Business and Economics (EJBE) announces Call for 
Papers for its first issue. EJBE is an international, business and 
economics focused social science journal published semiannually; 
articles in English are welcome. 

Eurasian Journal of Business and Economics (EJBE) is a refereed 
academic journal, publishing research articles in the field of 
business administration, economics, and related fields.  The aim of 
EJBE is to provide an intellectual platform for business economics 
related social-scientific studies, a platform in which research in 
alternative paradigms for business and economic inquiry could be 
presented and debated. The journal seeks to promote interdisciplinary 
studies over the issues of theoretical, practical, and historical 
importance in dealing with the rich array of problems in business and 
economics. 

Notes for Authors 

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be 
currently under consideration for publication at another journal. 

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for 
authors and other relevant information for submitting papers are 
available on the Author Guidelines. 

EJBE anticipates that the first issue of the journal will be available 
(electronically and in print) by March 2008. 

For more information on submitting a paper or on becoming a reviewer, 
please contact editors(a)ejbe.org or visit www.ejbe.org 

Editors

Lutfu SAGBANSUA, International Ataturk Alatoo University, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
Ali COSKUN, Fatih University, Istanbul, Turkey 

Editorial Board

Abdullah YAVAS, Pennsylvania State University, USA 
Aijarkyn MUSAEVA, International Ataturk Alatoo University, Kyrgyzstan 
Alexi Ivanov DANCHEV, Fatih University, Turkey 
Ali BORA, International Turkmen Turk University, Turkmenistan 
Ali Riza APIL, International Black Sea University, Georgia 
Bahram ALIDAEE, The University of Mississippi, USA 
Cihan BULUT, Qafqaz University, Azerbaijan 
David L. FORD, University of Texas at Dallas, USA 
Ekrem TATOGLU, Bahcesehir University, Turkey 
Ghiyath NAKSHBENDI, American University, Kogod School of Business, USA 
Giorgi BERULAVA, Sokhumi State University, Georgia
Hasan IBICIOGLU, Epoka University, Albania 
Hasan SELCUK, Marmara University, Turkey 
Ihsan ISIK, Rowan University, Rohrer College of Business, USA 
Isa Emin HAFALIR, Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business, USA 
Ismail OZSOY, Fatih University, Turkey
László VASA, Szent István University, Hungary 
Levent BULUT, Emory University, USA 
Marina KARCHAVA, European School of Management, Georgia
Mehmet OZBILGIN, State University of New York, Zicklin School of Business, USA 
Mesut YILMAZ, Suleyman Demirel University, Kazakhstan 
Muhammet AKDIS, Suleyman Demirel University, Kazakhstan 
Necdet SENSOY, Marmara University, Turkey
Nikolaz MAKHARASHVILI, International Black Sea University, Georgia 
Nizamettin BAYYURT, Fatih University, Turkey 
Nuretin CAN, International Ataturk Alatoo University, Kyrgyzstan 
Osman Nuri ARAS, Qafqaz University, Azerbaijan 
Peter E. KOVEOS, Syracuse University, Whitman School of Management, USA 
Selim OZDEMIR, Qafqaz University, Azerbaijan 
Revaz VACHNADZE, European School of Management, Georgia
Rozmat ASHURBEKOV, Tashkent Financial Institute and Tashkent State 
   Institute of Culture, Uzbekistan
Talha HARCAR, Pennsylvania State University, USA 
Tebriz ALIYEV, Azerbaijan Oil Academy, Azerbaijan 
Unal CAGLAR, Kyrgyz Turkish Manas University, Kyrgyzstan 
Vildan SERIN, Fatih University, Turkey
Yildiray YILDIRIM, Syracuse University, Whitman School of Management, USA
Zdenek WEGSCHEIDER, Mendel University of Agriculture and Forestry in 
   Brno, Czech Republic

EJBE is published by International Ataturk Alatoo University,Bishkek Kyrgyzstan


 

PUBL.- Pakistan's Strategic Culture and Foreign Policy Making, Ijaz Khan

Posted by: Ijaz Khan <ikkhattak(a)yahoo.co.uk>
Posted: 11 Dec 2007


PUBL.- Pakistan's Strategic Culture and Foreign Policy Making, Ijaz Khan

Book Publication

"Pakistan's Strategic Culture and Foreign Policy Making: A Study of 
Pakistan's Post 9/11 Afghan
Policy" (Author: Ijaz Khan; publishers: Nova Publishers, New York)

This is to share information about the recent publication of a new 
book about Pakistan's Strategic Culture and Foreign Policy Making.  It 
would be of interest to all those trying to understand Pakistan's role 
in the 'War against Terrorism' in Afghanistan.

The book  studies Pakistan's Strategic Culture and Foreign Policy 
Decision-Making process with the help of Prof. Karl Deutsch's Streams 
of Information Model and explains why Pakistan supported Taliban, then 
why, in the wake of 9/11, it changed that policy, noting the 
difficulties it is facing as a result of the changed Afghan Policy.  
It is argued that Pakistan's support for Taliban was a result of its 
strategic culture that had developed over years, thus all its domestic 
perceptions were woven around Pakistan's establishment belief that 
Taliban serves Pakistan's regional security interests best. The change 
resulting in abandoning of Taliban was more a result of external 
inputs which conflicted with its long held security perceptions. Thus 
one notes a growing crisis of state and society and more importantly 
of international credibility as long as Pakistan's role in the &#8216;War 
against Terrorism' is concerned as pro Taliban Policy continues to be 
viewed as a better option in a wide range of establishment 
intelligentsia, not just the religious extremists. The book ends with 
suggestions how and where to change Pakistan's decision making process 
by changing its strategic culture, as required by Pakistan's changed 
Foreign/Afghan Policy.

For further/purchase information, go to the publisher's website:
https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=5861

Ijaz Khan, Ph.D.

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