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CIA World Factbook. Includes map.

Library of Congress Country Profile.

New Internationalist Profile

UN Development Program, Human Development Indicators

World Guide

On the Web: Articles

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Central Asia/Caucasus Institute.

Countrywatch: Azerbaijan.


WWW Virtual Library.

In the Library: Articles

Abutalybogly, O. "The Azerbaijan question & the saboteurs of Glasnost," Index on Censorship 20,2 (2/91):6-7.

Altstad, Audrey L. "Nagorno-Karabagh, 'apple of discord' in the Azerbaijan SSR," Central Asian Survey 7,4 (1988):63-78.

__________. "O patria mia: national conflict in mountainous Karabagh," in W.R. Duncan & G.P. Holman (eds.) Ethnic Nationalism & Regional Conflict: The Former Soviet Union & Yugoslavia (Boulder CO: Westview, 1994).

Cornell, S.E. "Turkey & the conflict in Nagorno Karabakh: a delicate balance," Middle Eastern Studies 34,1 (1/98):51-72.

Mackenzie, K. "Azerbaijan & the neighbors," World Today 48,1 (1/92):1-2.

O'Lear, S. "Azerbaijan: territorial issues & internal challenges in mid-2001," Post-Soviet Geography & Economics 42,4 (6/01):305-12.

Omarova, Saule. "Oil, pipelines & the 'scramble for the Caspian': contextualizing the politics of oil in post-Soviet Kazakhstan & Azerbaijan," in Paul S. Ciccantell & Stephen G. Bunker (eds.) Space & Transport in the World-System (Westport CT: Greenwood, 1998).

Perera, Judith. "The struggle for the Karabagh-an end in sight," Middle East Report (3/5/93).

Usher, Graham. "The fate of small nations: the Karabagh conflict ten years later," Middle East Report 213 (winter 1999).

Weir, Fred. "Dynasty looks to rule strategic US ally," Christian Science Monitor (10/15/03):7. Ilham Aliyev seeks to replace his father as head of Azerbaijan.

Yunusov, A. "Azerbaijan: malicious mapmaking," Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 50,1 (1-2/94):25-27.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Abdullazadeh, Fatima & Arif Abbasov. Karabakh (Baku: "XXI" YNE, 1999).

Arakelov, Robert. Nagornyi Karabakh (Baku: "Sharg-Garb", 1992).

Bremmer, Ian. & Ray Taras (eds.) New States, New Politics: Building the Post-Soviet Nations (NY: Campridge, 1997).

Chorbajian, Levon; Patrick Donabedian & Claude Mutafian. The Caucasian Knot: The History & Geopolitics of Nagorno Karabagh (London: Zed, 1994).

Cox, Caroline & John Eibner. Ethnic Cleansing in Progress: War in Nagorno Karabakh (Washington: Institute for Religious Minorities in the Islamic World, 1993).

Croissant, Michael P. The Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict: Causes & Implications (Westport CT: Praeger, 1998).

De Wall, Thomas. Black Garden: Armenia & Azerbaijan Through Peace and War (NY: NYU, 2003).

Goltz, T. Requiem for a Would-Be Republic: The Rise & Demise of the Former Soviet Republic of Azerbaijan: A Personal Account of the Years 1991-1993 (Istanbul: Isis, 1994).

__________. Azerbaijan Diary: A Rogue Reporter's Adventures in an Oil-Rich, War-Torn, Post-Soviet Republic (Armonk NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1998).

Gouliev, Rasul. Path to Democracy: Fateful Lessons of the 20th C. (NY: Liberty, 1997). Azerbaijan as case study.

__________. Oil & Politics: New Relationships among the Oil-Producing States. Azerbaijan, Russia, Kazakhstan & the West (NY: Liberty, 1997).

Heradstveit, Daniel von. Democracy & Oil: The Case of Azerbaijan (Wiesbaden: Reichert, 2001).

Heyat, Farideh. Azeri Women in Transition : Women in Soviet & Post-Soviet Azerbaijan (NY: RoutledgeCurzon, 2002

Landau, Jacob M. Politics of Language in the Ex-Soviet Muslim States: Azerbayjan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan & Tajikistan (Ann Arbor : U. Michigan, 2001).

Oganesian, N.O. The Karabakh Problem: Factors, Criteria, Variants of Solution (Yerevan: Zangak, 1999).

Suny, Ronald Grigor. The Baku Commune, 1917-1918: Class & Nationality in the Russian Revolution (Princeton: Princeton U, 1972).

Swietochowski, Tadeusz. Russia & Azerbaijan: A Borderland in Transition (NY: Columbia, 1995).

Tohidi, Nayereh Esfahlani. "Soviet in Public, Azeri in Private": Gender, Islam & Nationalism in Soviet & Post-Soviet Azerbaijan (Stanford CA: Hoover Institution, 1995).

Van der Leeuw, Charles. Azerbaijan: A Quest for Identity. A Short History (NY: St. Martin's, 2000).

__________. Oil & Gas in the Caucasus & Caspian: A History (NY:St. Martin's, 2000).

Walker, Christopher. Armenia and Karabagh : The Struggle for Unity (London: Minority
Rights Group, 1991).

Weisbrode, Kenneth. Central Eurasia : Prize or Quicksand?: Contending Views of Instability in Karabakh, Ferghana and Afghanistan (NY: Oxford, 2001).

Wilson, Neil. Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan (Oakland CA : Lonely Planet, 2000).

In the Library: Fiction

Peters, Ralph. The Devil's Garden (NY: Avon, 1998).

In the Library: For Young Readers

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