Russia And Central Asia

Author: Shoshana Keller
Editor: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1487594348
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This introduction to Central Asia and its relationship with Russia helps restore Central Asia to the general narrative of Russian and world history.

Central Asia

Author: James Hutton
Editor: London : Tinsley Brothers
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The International Politics Of Central Asia

Author: John Anderson
Editor: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719043734
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Central Asia is a fascinating region yet remote and unfamiliar to many people. This new study provides an introduction to the politics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgzstan, Tajikistan, Turkestan, and Uzbekistan. The early chapters introduce the readers to the history of Russian and Soviet involvement inthe region up until the collapse of communism, whilst the bulk of the book focuses on the politics of independence. The search for national identity in each region and the influence of Islam are discussed and attention is paid to political, economic and international developments. A central theme ofthe book is the importance of informal politics associated with national, regional and tribal networks in shaping the evolution of the five states.

Central Asia

Author: Tom Everett-Heath
Editor: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780700709564
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The five central Asian States of Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan stand at the crossroads of world civilization. Influenced by South Asia, Iran, China and Russia, this region which has recently burst onto the world stage once again, guards a distinct identity. This collection by established experts on the area covers the dramatic Soviet interventions of the early twentieth century, and details the role of ethnicity and the contribution made by Islamic impulses in the process of building the modern nation states.

Conflict And Security In Central Asia And The Caucasus

Author: Hooman Peimani
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598840541
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This is the only book since the fall of the Soviet Union to analyze the security of the newly emerged independent states in the strategically vital region of Central Asia and the Caucasus. * Nearly 20 essays on vital topics such as the Islamic movement in Uzbekistan and NATO's Partnership for Peace program * Separate chronologies for Central Asia and the Caucasus * Current maps of this turbulent, fast-changing region * A four-part, comprehensive bibliography organized by region

Energy And Conflict In Central Asia And The Caucasus

Author: Robert E. Ebel
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742500631
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Examining the interplay between Caspian security and energy development, this comprehensive book offers important new findings about the relationship between competition for energy resources; political and economic development in Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Turkmenistan; and the propensity for conflict in the Caspian region. The contributors, a leading group of scholars and policymakers, also explore the ways in which Russia, China, Iran, and Turkey are fighting to protect their energy interests in the newly independent states and how this rivalry influences regional security and U.S. policy.

Central Asia

Author: Bradley Mayhew
Editor: Lonely Planet
ISBN: 1741046149
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Lonely Planet Multi Country Guides are the essential companion for travellers looking for the ideal holiday or getaway. Each guide provides an introduction to the region and its individual countries, along with extensive maps. Detailed, well-presented cultural information covers everything from folklore to insider tips and advice.

China In Central Asia

Author: Anthony François Paulus Hulsewé
Editor: Brill Archive
ISBN: 9789004058842
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Buddhism In Central Asia

Author: Baij Nath Puri
Editor: Motilal Banarsidass Publ.
ISBN: 9788120803725
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Buddhism in Central Asia is a saga of peaceful pursuit by Buddhist scholars from Kashmir and Kabul to propagate the message of the Buddha. This vast region between the Tien-Shan and the Kunlun ranges was the centre of activities of these Buddhist savants. Here people of different races and professions, speaking many languages, were finally blended into a cosmopolitan culture. This created an intellectual climate of high order. In this context, the famous silk trade route was helpful in adding to the material prosperity of the people in this region. The present study, therefore, is not one of Buddhism in isolation. It equally provides an account of the political forces confronting each other during the course of history of this region for well over a thousand years. For centuries the drifting desert sand of Central Asia enveloped this civilization and the religion connected with it. The late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century explorers and archaeologists successfully uncovered it at different centres along the old Silk Route. This has been helpful for a comprehensive study of Buddhism with its literature and art. The finds of hundreds of inscriptions have added to the cultural dimensions of the study.

Afghanistan And Central Asia

Author: Martin McCauley
Editor: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780582506145
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Places the history of Afghanistan in the context of the Central Asian experience, and discusses economic issues, religion, great power rivalries in the region, and the causes and consequences of the September 11, 2001 attack.