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Central Asia: General

(see also Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kirgyzstan, Turkmenistan & Kazakhstan)

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CIA World Factbook. Includes map.

New Internationalist Profile

UN Development Program, Human Development Indicators

World Guide

On the Web: Articles

Beyond Ukraine. Amitabh Pal, Progressive (2/05). Bush sides with dictators of ex-Soviet republics of Central Asia.

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Central Asia Caucasus Analyst

Central Asia/Caucasus Institute

Central Asia & the Caucasus (Center for Social & Political Studies)

Central Asia a survey of the region and the five republics. Shirin Akiner, UNHCR (2000).

Central Asia Working Papers, Prof. Iraj Bashiri.


Institute for War & Peace Reporting.

Interactive Central Asia Resource Project (ICARP).

Times of Central Asia.

In the Library: Articles

Halliday, Fred. "The empires strike back: Russia, Iran & the new republics," World Today 51,11 (11/95):220-22.

Karpat, Kemal. "Turkish relations with Central Asia," International Journal of Turkish Studies 6 (1996).

Laitin, D.D. "Language & nationalism in the post-Soviet republics," Post-Soviet Affairs 12,1 (1996):4-24.

Likhanov, ? "Organized crime in Central Asia," Telos 75 (spr 1988).

Rashid, Ahmed. "They're only sleeping. Why militant Islamicists in Central Asia aren't going to go away," New Yorker (1/14/02):34-41

Roston, Aram. "Central Asia's heroin problem," Nation (3/25/02):23-26.

Roy, Olivier. "Crude manoeuvres: the Caspian region's oil & gas supplies," Index on Censorship 26,4 (7-8/97):144-52.

Spuler, B. "Central Asia from the 16th c. to the Russian conquests," in P.M. Holt et al. (eds.) Cambridge History of Islam, vol. I-A (Cambridge, 1977), pp. 462-502

von Hagen, Mark. "Empires, borderlands & diasporas: Eurasia as anti-paradigm for the post-Soviet era," American Historical Review 109,2 (4/04):445-68.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Allworth, Edward (ed.) Central Asia: A Century of Russian Rule (NY: Columbia, 1966).

Anon. Energy, Wealth & Development in Central Asia & the Caucasus (Seattle: National Bureau of Asian Research, 1999).

Atabaki, Touraj & John O'Kane (eds.) Post-Soviet Central Asia (London: Tauris Academic Studies, 1998).

Bacon, Elizabeth E. Central Asians under Russian Rule: A Study in Culture Change (Ithaca: Cornell, 1966).

Bertsch, Gary K. et al. (eds.) Crossroads & Conflict: Security & Foreign Policy in the Caucasus & Central Asia (NY: Routledge, 1999).

Caroe, Olaf. Soviet Empire: The Turks of Central Asia & Stalinism (Toronto, 1967).

Coates, W.P. & Zelda K. Coates. Soviets in Central Asia (London, 1951). Pro-Soviet survey.

Cummings, Sally (ed.) Power & Change in Central Asia (NY: Routledge, 2002).

D'Encausse, Helene Carrere. Islam & the Russian Empire. Reform & Revolution in Central Asia (Berkeley: California, 1989).

Capisani, Giampaolo R. The Handbook of Central Asia: A Comprehensive
Survey of the New Republics
(NY: I.B. Tauris, 2000).

Dawisha, Karen. Russia & The New States of Eurasia: the politics of upheaval (Cambridge: Cambridge U., 2003)

Gleason, Gregory. The Central Asian States: Discovering Independence (Boulder: Westview, 1997).

__________. Markets & Politics in Central Asia (NY: Routledge, 2002).

Hambly, Gavin (ed.) Central Asia (NY, 1969).

Hiro, Dilip. Between Marx & Muhammad: The Changing Face of Central Asia (London: HarperCollins, 1994).

Hopkirk, Peter. The Great Game: The Struggle for Empire in Central Asia [1990] (Tokyo: Kodansha, 1994). Tsarist Russia & Great Britain.

Humphrey, Caroline & David Sneath (eds.) Culture & Environment in Inner Asia (Cambridge: White Horse, 1996).

__________ & David Sneath (eds.) The End of Nomadism? Society, State & the Environment in Inner Asia (Durham NC: Duke, 1999).

Hyman, Anthony. Power & Politics in Central Asia's New Republics (London: Research Institute for the Study of Conflict & Terrorism, 1994).

Islamov, Bakhtior. The Central Asian States Ten Years After: How to Overcome Traps of Development, Transformation & Globalization? (Tokyo: Maruzen, 2001).

Laitin, David D. Identity in Formation: The Russian-Speaking Population in the Near Abroad (Ithaca NY: Cornell, 1991).

Landau, Jacob M. & Barbara Kellner-Heinkele. Politics of Language in the Ex-Soviet Muslim States (London: C. Hurst, 2001).

Legg, Stuart. The Heartland (NY, 1970). Social history of Central Asia.

Luong, Pauline Jones. Institutional Change & Political Continuity in Post-Soviet Central Asia (NY: Cambridge, 2002).

Mandelbaum, Michael (ed.) Central Asia & the World: Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan & Turkmenistan (NY: Council on Foreign Relations, 1994).

Manz, Beatrice F. Central Asia in Historical Perspective (Boulder: Westview, 1998).

Melvin, Neil. Russians beyond Russia: The Politics of National Identity (London: Royal Institute of International Affairs, 1995).

__________ & Charles King (eds.) Nations Abroad: Diaspora Politics & International Relations in the Former Soviet Union (Boulder: Westview, 1998).

Meyer, Karl E. & Shareen Blair Brysac. Tournament of Shadows: The Great Game & the Race for Empire in Central Asia (Boulder: Counterpoint, 2000).

__________. The Dust of Empire: The Race for Mastery in the Asian Heartland (NY: Public Affairs, 2003).

Micklin, Philip P. The Water Management Crisis in Soviet Central Asia (Pittsburgh: U. Pittsburgh, 1991).

__________ & William D. Williams (eds.) The Aral Sea Basin (NY: Springer-Verlag, 1996).

Olcott, Martha Brill. Central Asia's New States: Independence, Foreign Policy, & Regional Security (Washington: US Institute for Peace, 1996).

__________, Anders Aslund & Sherman W. Garnett. Getting It Wrong: Regional Cooperation & the Commonwealth of Independent States (Washington: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1999).

Perdue, Peter C. China Marches West: The Qing Conquest of Central Eurasia (Cambridge MA: Harvard U., 2005). Mongolia, Xinjiang & Tibet.

Pierce, Richard A. Russian Central Asia, 1867-1917: A Study in Colonial Rule (Berkeley: California, 1960).

Poliakov, Sergei. Everyday Islam: Religion & Tradition in Rural Central Asia (Armonk NY: M.E. Sharpe, 1992).

Rashid, Ahmed. Jihad: The Rise of Militant Islam in Central Asia (New Haven: Yale, 2002).

Roy, Olivier. The New Central Asia: The Creation of Nations (NY: NYU, 2001).

Scheldel, Willem van & Erik Jan Zurcher (eds.) Identity Politics in Central Asia & the Muslim World: Nationalism, Ethnicity & Labour in the 20th C. (NY: I.B. Tauris, 2001).

Seton-Watson, Hugh. The Russian Empire, 1801-1917 (Oxford, 1967).

Sokol, Edward. The Revolt of 1916 in Central Asia (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 1953).

Strong, Anna Louise. Red Star in Samarkand (NY: Coward-McCann, 1929).

Soucek, Svat. A History of Inner Asia (NY: Cambridge, 2000).

Suny, Ronald Grigor. The Revenge of the Past: Nationalism, Revolution & the Collapse of the Soviet Union (Stanford: Stanford U, 1993).

__________. The Soviet Experiment: Russia, the USSR, & the Successor States (NY: Oxford, 1998).

Tillett, Lowell R. The Great Friendship: Soviet Historians on the Non-Russian Nationalities (Chapel Hill, 1969).

Van der Leeuw, Charles. Oil & Gas in the Caucasus & Caspian: A History (Richmond, Surrey: Curzon, 2000).

Wheeler, Geoffrey. The Modern History of Soviet Central Asia (NY, 1964).

Winrow, Gareth M. Turkey in Post-Soviet Central Asia (London: Royal Institute of International Affairs, 1995).

In the Library: Fiction

Bissell, Tom. God Lives in St. Petersburg (NY: Pantheon, 2005). Short stories.

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