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Björn Kumm's Note

CIA World Factbook. Includes map.

New Internationalist Profile

UN Development Program, Human Development Indicators

World Guide

World Guide (Montevideo)

On the Web: Articles

Uzbekistan: What Policy Must the US Have? Abdumannob Polat, Foreign Policy in Focus (3/9/00).

Human Rights & Terrorism in the Central Asian OSCE Member States, International Helskini Federation for Human Rights (12/10/01). Impact of anti-terrorist measures on human rights.

As Refugees Suffer, Supplies Sit Unused Near Afghan Border, C. Gall & E. Becker, NY Times (12/6/01). Uzbeks block crossing to Afghanistan alleging security concerns; US refuses to guard.

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Central Asia/Caucasus Institute.

Countrywatch: Uzbekistan.


In the Library: Articles

Akiner, S. "Uzbekistan: the hostile earth of the friendly people," Index on Censorship 19,1 (1/90):27-29.

Anon. "Uzbekistan 1996: results from the demographic & health survey," Studies in Family Planning 30,1 (3/99):83-87.

__________. "Uzbekistan: Tamerlane vs. Marx," Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 50,1 (1-2/94):48-51.

__________. "Uzbekistan woman honored for work on area's ground water pollution," Ground Water Monitor 16,5 (5/00).

Brzezinski, Matthew. “In the valley of the dictator: Uzbekistan’s Soviet-style leader is now a vital American ally & thousands of devout Muslims are paying the price,” Mother Jones (5-6/03):63-67.

Carlisle, D.S. "Uzbekistan & the Uzbeks," Problems of Communism 40 (9-10/91):23-44.

Cavanaugh, Cassandra. "Uzbekistan reexamines the cotton affair," RFE-RL Research Report 1,37 (9/18/92):7-12.

__________. "Uzbekistan looks south & east for role models," RFE-RL Research Report 1,40 (10/9/92):11-15. Guidelines drawn from China & Indonesia.

Feifer, Gregory. "Uzbekistan's eternal realities: a report from Tashkent," World Policy Journal 19,1 (spr 02):81-90.

Jones, Benjamin. "Uzbekistan: rich in resources & facing a difficult future," Europe 344 (3/95):28-30.

Kangas, R.D. "Uzbekistan: evolving authoritarianism," Current History 93,582 (4/94):178-82.

Khatchadourian, Raffi. "Letter from Uzbekistan," Nation (1/21/02):18-22. US & Karimov regime.

Khudaiberganov, Nodir. "Uzbekistan: the emergence of a new nation," Contemporary Review 273,1593 (10/98):187-92.

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

Lubin, Nancy. "Uzbekistan: the challenges ahead," Middle East Journal 43 (fall 1989):619-34.

Micklin, Philip D. "The vast diversion of Soviet rivers," Environment 27,2 (3/85).

Panico, Christopher J. "Uzbekistan's southern diplomacy," RFE-RL Research Report 2,13 (3/26/93):39-46.

Rawson, Elizabeth. "Uzbekistan diary: May 3-20, 1994," Asian Affrairs 26,2 (6/95):152-65.

Spechler, M.C. "Uzbekistan: the silk road to nowhere?" Contemporary Economic Policy 18,3 (7/00):295-303.

Weisbrode, K. "Uzbekistan: in the shadow of Tamerlane," World Policy Journal 14 (spr 1997):53-60.

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Abazov, Rafis. The Formation of Post-Soviet International Politics in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan (Seattle: U. Washington, 1999).

__________. Foreign Policy Formation in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan & Uzbekistan : Perceptions & Expert Assessments (Victoria NSW: Contemporary Europe Research Centre, 2000).

Allworth, Edward. Evading Reality : The Devices of 'Abdalrauf Fitrat, Modern Central Asian Reformist (trans. William L. Hanaway; Boston: Brill, 2002).

Bohr, Annette. Uzbekistan: Politics & Foreign Policy (London: Royal Institute of International Affairs, 1998).

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

Critchlow, James. Nationalism in Uzbekistan: A Soviet Republic's Road to Sovereignty (Boulder: Westview, 1991).

Human Rights Watch. Uzbekistan: Violations of Media Freedom. Journalism & Censorship in Uzbekistan (NY, 1998).

__________. Leaving No Witnesses : Uzbekistan's Campaign Against Rights Defenders (NY, 2000).

__________. Uzbekistan: Sacrificing Women to Save the Family? Domestic Violence in Uzbekistan (NY, 2001).

Kalter, Johannes & Margareta Pavaloi (eds.) Uzbekistan: Heirs to the Silk Road (London: Thames & Hudson, 1997).

Kandiyoti, Deniz. How to Get it Wrong in Rural Uzbekistan: An Ethnographic Critique of Household Survey Categories (Geneva: UN Research Institute for Social Development, 1999).

Kangas, Roger D. Uzbekistan in the 20th Century: Political Development & the Evolution of Power (1998).

Karimov, Islam A. Uzbekistan: The Road of Independence & Progress (Tashkent: Uzbekistan, 1992).

__________. Building the Future: Uzbekistan, Its Own Model for Transition to a Market Economy (Tashkent: Uzbekistan, 1994).

__________. Uzbekistan on the Threshold of the 21st Century: Challenges to Stability & Progress (NY: St. Martin's, 1998).

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

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

McLeod, Calum & Bradley Mayhew. Uzbekistan: the Golden Road to Samarkand (Oakland: Lonely Planet, 1997).

Melvin, Neil. Uzbekistan: Transition to Authoritarianism on the Silk Road (Amsterdam: Harwood Academic, 2000).

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).

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

Whitlock, Monica. Beyond the Oxus : the Central Asians (London: John Murray, 2002).

Yalcin, Resul. The Rebirth of Uzbekistan : Politics, Economy & Society in the Post-Soviet Era (Reading: Ithaca, 2002).

In the Library: Fiction

Golowanjuk, Jascha (1903-1974). My Golden Road from Samarkand (trans. Hemming Koch; London: Quartet, 1993).

Maalouf, Amin. Samarkand (trans. Russell Harris; NY: Interlink, 1996).

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CD & Audio

Film & Video

"The Aral Sea: Where the Water Ends the World Ends" [1999], dir. Joaquim Tschirner, 86m. From d.net sales. Ecological catastrophe in Uzbekistan.

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