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Studies of Central Asia and the Caucasus


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Books in this series are published in association with the Central Asia–Caucasus Institute and Silk Road Studies Program Joint Center at the Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC, US, and the Institute for Security and Development Policy in Stockholm, Sweden, under the editorship of Svante Cornell.

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Foreign Policy of the Republic of Azerbaijan: The Difficult Road to Western Integration, 1918-1920

Foreign Policy of the Republic of Azerbaijan: The Difficult Road to Western Integration, 1918-1920

Jamil Hasanli
September 30, 2014

As revolution swept over Russia and empires collapsed in the final days of World War I, Azerbaijan and neighbouring Georgia and Armenia proclaimed their independence in May 1918. During the ensuing two years of struggle for independence, military endgames, and treaty negotiations, the diplomatic...

Ferghana Valley: The Heart of Central Asia

Ferghana Valley: The Heart of Central Asia

S. Frederick Starr
August 15, 2011

The Ferghana Valley can reasonably be said to lie in the heart of Central Asia. As such, the Valley has made an inordinate contribution to the history and culture of the region as a whole, as well as significantly affecting the economic, political and religious spheres. This book looks at the...

Azerbaijan Since Independence

Azerbaijan Since Independence

Svante E. Cornell
January 15, 2011

Azerbaijan, a small post-Soviet republic located on the western shore of the Caspian Sea, has outsized importance becaus of its strategic location at the corssroads of Europe and Asia, its oil resources, and...

Azerbaijan Since Independence

Azerbaijan Since Independence

Svante E. Cornell
January 15, 2011

Azerbaijan, a small post-Soviet republic located on the western shore of the Caspian Sea, has outsized...

Azerbaijan Since Independence

Azerbaijan Since Independence

Svante E. Cornell
November 15, 2010

Offers a comprehensive look at local economic development and public policy with special emphasis on quality of life and sustainability. This book draws extensively on case studies at state and local levels, and includes both mainstream and alternative perspectives in dealing with economic growth...

The Guns of August 2008: Russia's War in Georgia

The Guns of August 2008: Russia's War in Georgia

Svante E. Cornell, S. Frederick Starr
June 08, 2009

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...

Scholars' Guide to Washington, D.C. for Central Asian and Caucasus Studies: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

Scholars' Guide to Washington, D.C. for Central Asian and Caucasus Studies: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan

Tigran Martirosyan, Silvia Maretti, S. Frederick Starr
October 28, 2004

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. Washington's status as a...

Xinjiang: China's Muslim Borderland: China's Muslim Borderland

Xinjiang: China's Muslim Borderland: China's Muslim Borderland

S. Frederick Starr
March 15, 2004

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...

Scholars' Guide to Humanities and Social Sciences in the Soviet Union and the Baltic States: The Academies of Sciences of Russia, Ukraine, Belorussia, Moldova, the Transcaucasian and Central Asian Republics and Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania

Scholars' Guide to Humanities and Social Sciences in the Soviet Union and the Baltic States: The Academies of Sciences of Russia, Ukraine, Belorussia, Moldova, the Transcaucasian and Central Asian Republics and Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania

Tigran Martirosyan, Silvia Maretti, S. Frederick Starr
August 31, 1992

In the years since the first edition of the "Guide" was published, the research institutions of the academies of sciences of the USSR and the republics have undergone several, sometimes radical, reorganizations and reaffiliations. This guide to academy institutions supplies names, addresses, and...

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