Ferghana Valley: The Heart of Central Asia
464pp. Tables, maps, index; June 2011.
Edited by S. Frederick Starr
With some twelve million inhabitants, the Ferghana valley is one of the most densely populated places in the world. It is also the most volatile region of formerly Soviet Central Asia. Not only is the area ethnically and linguistically diverse, it is politically divided, with parts ruled by three different states--Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and the Kyrgyz Republic--whose distant capital cities all relegate Ferghana to their respective peripheries. The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute assembled an international, interdisciplinary team of experts on the region. Their carefully planned, collaboratively authored chapters cover the historical and topical terrain with unmatched depth and breadth and balance.
Azerbaijan Since Independence
483pp. Tables, maps, illustrations, index; January 2011.
By Svante E. Cornell
Azerbaijan Since Independence offers a comprehensive introduction to modern Azerbaijan, a post-Soviet republic located on the western shore of the Caspian Sea. This small country has outsized importance due to its strategic location at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, its energy wealth, and its historical experience as an early modernizer in the Muslim world.
The Guns of August 2008: Russia's War in Georgia
290pp. Tables, maps, illustrations, index; June 2009.
Edited by Svante E. Cornell and S. Frederick Starr
In the summer of 2008, a conflict that appeared to have begun in the breakaway Georgian territory of South Ossetia rapidly escalated to become the most significant crisis in European security in a decade. The implications of the Russian‑Georgian war will be understood differently depending on one’s narrative of what transpired and perspective on the broader context.
This book is designed to present the facts about the events of August 2008 along with comprehensive coverage of the background to those events. It brings together a wealth of expertise on the South Caucasus and Russian foreign policy, with contributions by Russian, Georgian, European, and American experts on the region.
Xinjiang: China's Muslim Borderland
506pp. Tables, maps, illustrations, photographs, boxes, figures, bibliography, index; March 2004
Edited by S. Frederick Starr
Eastern Turkestan, now known as Xinjiang or the New Territory, makes up a sixth of China's land mass. Absorbed by the Qing in the 1880s and reconquered by Mao in 1949, this Turkic-Muslim region of China's remote northwest borders on formerly Soviet Central Asia, Afghanistan, Kashmir, Mongolia, and Tibet, Will Xinjiang participate in China's twenty-first century ascendancy, or will nascent Islamic radicalism in Xinjiang expand the orbit of instability in a dangerous part of the world?
This comprehensive survey of contemporary Xinjiang is the result of a major collaborative research project begun in 1998. The authors have combined their fieldwork experience, linguistic skills, and disciplinary expertise to assemble the first multifacted introduction to Xinjiang. The volume surveys the region's geography; its history of military and political subjugation to China; economic, social, and commercial conditions; demography, public health, and ecology; and patterns of adaption, resistance, opposiiton, and evolving identities.
Scholar's Guide to Washington, D.C. for Central Asia and Caucasus Studies
Tigran Martirosyan and Silvia Maretti
This handbook is designed to help researchers, journalists, students, and business people to locate the rich array of Washington institutions and organizations that focus on issues pertaining to Central Asia and the Caucasus region, particularly in the post-Soviet period. The Guide includes more than 270 entries. It describes the structure and scholarly and technical resources of libraries, archives and manuscript repositories, museums and galleries, collections of sound and visual recordings, map and film collections, and the holdings of research centers and information agencies. Academic programs and departments of the metropolitan area's many institutions of higher learning are covered, along with international organizations, U.S. and foreign government agencies, association and advocacy groups, scientific organizations, publications and media operations, bookstores and online resources. An Organizations and Institutions Index enhances the Guide's usefullness.
Rethinking Central Eurasia
126pp. Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program, 2010.
By Vladimer Papava and Eldar Ismailov
Reconnecting India and Central Asia
184pp. Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program, 2010.
Edited by Nirmala Joshi
China as a Neighbor: Central Asian Perspectives and Strategies
203pp. Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program, 2009.
Marlene Laruelle, Sebastien Peyrouse
Japan's Silk Road Diplomacy
208pp. Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program, 2009.
Edited by Christopher Len, Uyama Tomohiko, Hirose Tetsuya
Kazakhstan: The Road to Independence - Energy Policy and the Birth of a Nation
289pp. Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program, 2009.
By Ariel Cohen
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Europe's Energy Security: Gazprom's dominance and Caspian Supply Alternatives
168pp. Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program, 2008.
Edited by Svante E. Cornell and Niklas Nilsson
The New Silk Roads: Transport and Trade in Greater Central Asia
510pp. Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program, 2007
Edited by S. Frederick Starr
Free, downloadable PDF files are available [here]
Conflict Prevention and Conflict Management in Northeast Asia
267pp. Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program, 2006
Edited by Niklas Swanström
Free, downloadable PDF files are available [here].
The Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Pipeline: Oil Window to the West
150pp. Tables, maps, figures; May 2005
Edited by S. Frederick Starr and Svante E. Cornell
This timely edited volume was published in conjunction with the opening of the BTC pipeline in Baku, Azerbaijan, on May 25, 2005. The book consists of seven chapters and 150 pages. Hard copies can be ordered at $15 including shipping and handling, at one of two addresses below. The entire volume is freely available online [click here].
The Conflict, Conflict Prevention and Conflict Management and beyond: a conceptual exploration
Niklas L.P. Swanström and Mikael Weissmann