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Political Organization in Central Asia and Azerbaijan: Sources and Documents

Political Organization in Central Asia and Azerbaijan: Sources and Documents

1st Edition

Vladimir Babak, Demian Vaisman, Aryeh Wasserman
January 27, 2017

This work contains a selection of annotated documents, including party platforms and declarations of the major political groupings in the Islamic republics of the former Soviet Union. The book covers primarily the period from 1991 to 1994, which can be characterized as the first stage in the...

Democracy and Pluralism in Muslim Eurasia

Democracy and Pluralism in Muslim Eurasia

1st Edition

Yaacov Ro'i
June 20, 2016

This book is devoted to the study and analysis of the prospects for democracy among the Muslim ethnicities of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), both those that have acquired full independence and those remaining within the Russian Federation. The nineteen Western academics and scholars...

Educational Reform in Post-Soviet Russia: Legacies and Prospects

Educational Reform in Post-Soviet Russia: Legacies and Prospects

1st Edition

Ben Eklof, Larry E. Holmes, Vera Kaplan
March 25, 2014

This volume consists of a collection of essays devoted to study of the most recent educational reform in Russia. In his first decree Boris Yeltsin proclaimed education a top priority of state policy. Yet the economic decline which accompanied the collapse of the Soviet Union dealt a crippling blow...

Exiled to Palestine: The Emigration of Soviet Zionist Convicts, 1924-1934

Exiled to Palestine: The Emigration of Soviet Zionist Convicts, 1924-1934

1st Edition

Ziva Galili, Boris Morozov
March 05, 2013

This is the unknown story of how Zionists imprisoned by Soviet authorities were allowed to choose sentences of permanent departure to Palestine, where they helped build Jewish society, the backbone of left-wing parties, and the powerful trade union movement. These leading authors bring to light...

Russia Between East and West: Russian Foreign Policy on the Threshhold of the Twenty-First Century

Russia Between East and West: Russian Foreign Policy on the Threshhold of the Twenty-First Century

1st Edition

Gabriel Gorodetsky
March 01, 2003

Gabriel Gorodetsky unravels President Putin's efforts to re-establish Russia's position as a major power, attempting to reconcile Russia's traditional national interests with the newly emerging social and political entity taking shape at home....

Language and Revolution: Making Modern Political Identities

Language and Revolution: Making Modern Political Identities

1st Edition

Igal Halfin
October 01, 2002

This work examines the role of language in forging the modern subject. Focusing on the idea of the "New Man" that has animated all revolutionaries, the present volume asks what it meant to define oneself in terms of one's class origins, gender, national belonging or racial origins....

The 1956 War: Collusion and Rivalry in the Middle East

The 1956 War: Collusion and Rivalry in the Middle East

1st Edition

David Tal
July 13, 2001

Recently declassified documents and new scholarship have prompted this reassessment of the collusion between Israel, France and England which drove the 1956 War. International aspects, Israeli involvement, the plot which sparked off hostilities, and the Egyptian losses and gains are analyzed....

Russia at a Crossroads: History, Memory and Political Practice

Russia at a Crossroads: History, Memory and Political Practice

1st Edition

Nurit Schleifman
September 01, 1998

The meaning of Russia's past is in a process of continuous deconstruction, reshaping and negotiation by various social and political groupings. Of the deluge of group memories which have broken loose, this collection focuses on several new voices which have never been heard in Russia in this way...

Israeli-Soviet Relations, 1953-1967: From Confrontation to Disruption

Israeli-Soviet Relations, 1953-1967: From Confrontation to Disruption

1st Edition

Yosef Govrin
May 01, 1998

An |sraeli Ambassador's account of the longest and most tense period in Israeli-Soviet diplomatic relations, from their renewal in 1953 to their severance in 1967. His work analyses the era from the month preceding Stalin's death to the weeks following the Six Day War - one of severance, resumption...

Russian Organized Crime

Russian Organized Crime

1st Edition

Phil Williams
March 31, 1997

First Published in 1997. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

In Pursuit of Military Excellence: The Evolution of Operational Theory

In Pursuit of Military Excellence: The Evolution of Operational Theory

1st Edition

Shimon Naveh
March 31, 1997

This book offers a scientific interpretation of the field of military knowledge situated between strategy and tactics, better known as operational art', and traces the evolution of operational awareness and its culmination in a full-fledged theory. The author, a Brigadier General (ret.) in the...

Religious Radicalism in the Greater Middle East

Religious Radicalism in the Greater Middle East

1st Edition

Efraim Inbar, Bruce Maddy-Weitzman
January 01, 1997

This collection offers a political analysis of religious radicalism in the Greater Middle East - comprising the Middle East, Central Asia and North Africa. The contributors present various conceptual perspectives including international relations, Middle East studies and political sociology....

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