Europa's comprehensive survey of Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia.
Leading authorities on the region analyze topics of regional importance.
Chapters on each country, containing:
- essays on its recent history and economy, and a chronology of events
- an extensive statistical survey of economic indicators
- a comprehensive directory of the most significant political, commercial and cultural institutions
- a bibliography of books concerned with the country's history, politics and economy
- detailed coverage of the self-proclaimed secessionist territories of the region, including, for the first time, chronologies of events.
Who's Who in Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia
- biographical information on more than 150 leading political figures in the region
- a directory of major international organizations and research institutes concerned with the region
- select bibliographies of books and periodicals.
Table of Contents
PART ONE General Survey
Russian and Turkish Involvement in the South Caucasus since 1991
Climate Change and its Mitigation in Eastern Europe, Russia and the South Caucasus
PÁL DUNAJ and AIDA AIDAROVA
Economies of Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia
Poverty, Inequality and Social Welfare in Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia
Politics of Energy in the Caspian Sea Region
SHIRIN AKINER (revised by ROBERT E. LOONEY)
Appendix: The Religions of the Region
PART TWO Country Survey
Sections on geography (with map), history, chronology and economy, as well as statistical surveys, directories and bibliographies for each country.
History VAHRAM TER-MATEVOSYAN
Economy EDMUND HERZIG (revised by the editorial staff)
History ERIC LEPISTO
Economy ERIC LEPISTO
Autonomous Republic: Naxçıvan
Azerbaijani Secessionist Territory: Nagornyi Karabakh (Artsakh)
History ANDREW RYDER
Economy ANDREW RYDER
History ELENE MELIKISHVILI (revised by the editorial staff)
Economy ROBERT E. LOONEY
Autonomous Republic: Ajara
Georgian Secessionist Territories: Abkhazia, South Ossetia
History ANNA SAVCHENKO (revised by the editorial staff)
Economy SHIRIN AKINER (revised by ROBERT E. LOONEY)
History PAYÁM FOROUGHI, AIDA AIDAROVA and GALINA KOLODZINSKAIA
Economy PAYÁM FOROUGHI and AIDA AIDAROVA
History ION MARANDICI
Economy KAMIL CAŁUS
Autonomous Territory: Gagauzia
Moldovan Secessionist Territory: Transnistria
THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION
History RASMUS NILSSON
Economy RICHARD CONNOLLY
Members of the Russian Federation, grouped by: Central Federal Okrug, North-Western Federal Okrug, Southern Federal Okrug, North Caucasus Federal Okrug, Volga Federal Okrug, Urals Federal Okrug, Siberian Federal Okrug, Far Eastern Federal Okrug
Autonomous Province: Kuhistoni Badakhshon
History PAYÁM FOROUGHI and NICOLE GRAJEWSKI
Economy PAYÁM FOROUGHI and NICOLE GRAJEWSKI
History TARAS KUZIO
Economy TARAS KUZIO
Disputed Territories: The Crimean Peninsula, The Donbas
History PAYÁM FOROUGHI
Economy PAYÁM FOROUGHI
Sovereign Republic: Qoraqalpog‘iston
PART THREE Who’s Who of Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia
PART FOUR Regional Information
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY (BOOKS)
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY (PERIODICALS)
Europa Publications’ regional publications are compiled by a team of editors and researchers, with introductory and country-specific material provided by specialists in their field:
Aida Aidarova. Independent professional specializing in international development assistance, social infrastructure projects and risk management.
Shirin Akiner. Late Research Associate, Near and Middle East Section, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and Associate Fellow, Chatham House (Royal Institute of International Affairs), London, United Kingdom.
Anders Åslund. Senior Fellow, Eurasia Center, Atlantic Council, Washington, DC, USA and Adjunct Professor, Center for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA.
Kamil Całus. Research Fellow, Department for Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova, Ośrodek Studiów Wschodnich im. Marka Karpia (Marek Karp Centre for Eastern Studies), Warsaw, Poland, Editor of Spojrzenie na Wschód quarterly.
Richard Connolly. Co-Director, Centre for Russian, European and Eurasian Studies; Senior Lecturer in Political Economy, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, and Associate Fellow, Chatham House (Royal Institute of International Affairs), London, United Kingdom.
Pál Dunay. Professor of NATO and European Security Issues, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, Garmish-Partenkirchen, Germany.
Payám Foroughi. Freelance consultant specializing in political economy, human rights, international relations, Central Asia, Middle East, and Afghanistan. Former Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Administration at the American University of Afghanistan, and former Human Rights Officer with the OSCE mission in Tajikistan.
Nicole Grajewski. International Security Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USA; Doctoral Candidate in International Relations, University of Oxford, United Kingdom.
Edmund Herzig. Professorial Fellow in Iranian Studies, Wadham College, University of Oxford, United Kingdom.
Galina Kolodzinskaia. Visiting Research Fellow, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI), Oslo, Norway.
Taras Kuzio. Professor, Department of Political Science, National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy, Ukraine, and Non-Resident Fellow, Foreign Policy Institute, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Washington, DC, USA.
Eric Lepisto. Anthropologist specializing in sociopolitical transformations in the former Soviet Union.
Robert E. Looney. International consultant specializing in economic development and Distinguished Professor, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, USA.
Ion Marandici. Lecturer in Political Science, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA.
Elene Melikishvili. Analyst in political risk and international relations.
Rasmus Nilsson. Teaching Fellow in Russian Foreign and Security Policy, UCL School of Slavonic and East European
Studies, University of London, United Kingdom.
Andrew Ryder. Researcher and consultant on regional economic development, regional geography, and sustainability.
Ann-Mari Sätre. Associate Professor of Economics and Research Director, IRES Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Uppsala University, Sweden.
Anna Savchenko. Political scientist, researcher specializing in Kazakhstani politics, citizenship, statelessness, gender and social modernization.
Vahram Ter-Matevosyan. Associate Professor, Chair of Political Science and International Affairs Program, American University of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia.