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  • The Afghan Conundrum: intervention, statebuilding and resistance

    Edited by Jonathan Goodhand, Mark Sedra

    This book covers the period spanning the international invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 to the foreign military withdrawal in 2014. It explores and dissects the conflictual encounter between international troops, statebuilders and donors on the one hand, and Afghan elites and the wider population on…

    Paperback – 2016-09-07 
    Routledge
    ThirdWorlds

  • Statebuilding in Afghanistan

    Multinational Contributions to Reconstruction

    Edited by Nik Hynek, Péter Marton

    This edited volume empirically maps and theorises NATO-ISAF’s contribution to peacebuilding and reconstruction in Afghanistan. The book provides a contextual framework of the NATO participation in Afghanistan; it offers an outline of the security situation in Afghanistan and discusses geopolitical,…

    Paperback – 2016-07-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Intervention and Statebuilding

  • The Swedish Presence in Afghanistan

    Security and Defence Transformation

    By Arita Holmberg, Jan Hallenberg

    This book delivers on two analytical levels. First, it is a broad study of Sweden as an international actor, an actor that at least for a brief period tried to play a different international role than that to which it was accustomed. Second, the book problematizes the role of international military…

    Hardback – 2016-07-21 
    Routledge
    Military Strategy and Operational Art

  • The Afghan-Central Asia Borderland

    The State and Local Leaders

    By Suzanne Levi-Sanchez

    Based on extensive, long-term fieldwork in the borderlands of Afghan and Tajik Badakhshan, this book explores the importance of local leaders and local identity groups for the stability of a state’s borders, and ultimately for the stability of the state itself. It shows how the implantation of…

    Hardback – 2016-07-11 
    Routledge
    Central Asian Studies

  • Reconstructing Afghanistan

    Civil-Military Experiences in Comparative Perspective

    Edited by William Maley, Susanne Schmeidl

    This book identifies some of the main lessons for civil-military interactions that can be derived from the experiences of Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRTs) in Afghanistan. The book has three main themes. Firstly, the volume analyses why the ways in which civil and military actors interact in…

    Paperback – 2016-06-30 
    Routledge
    Contemporary Security Studies

  • US Policies in Central Asia

    Democracy, Energy and the War on Terror

    By Ilya Levine

    Democracy promotion, security and energy are the predominant themes of US policy in Central Asia after the Cold War. This book analyses how the Bush administration understood and pursued its interests in the Central Asia states, namely Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan.…

    Hardback – 2016-06-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Central Asian Studies

  • Turkish-Azerbaijani Relations

    One Nation—Two States?

    Edited by Murad Ismayilov, Norman A. Graham

    An east-west axis of Azerbaijan and Turkey has grown into prominence within the broader structure of regional dynamics in Eurasia over the past two decades. Yet few, including among policy advisors and policy makers in either of the two states, have attempted to look deeper into the forces that lie…

    Hardback – 2016-06-08 
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Central Asian Studies

  • Russia's Relations with Kazakhstan

    Rethinking Ex-Soviet Transitions in the Emerging World System

    By Yelena Nikolayevna Zabortseva

    Recent political developments in post-Soviet countries have raised novel issues regarding the stability of the post-Cold War world order. A new direction in policy has been exemplified by the recent bolstering of a number of post-Soviet political and economic institutions - such as CSTO, SCO and…

    Hardback – 2016-05-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics

  • Creating Nationality in Central Europe, 1880-1950

    Modernity, Violence and (Be) Longing in Upper Silesia

    Edited by Tomasz Kamusella, James Bjork, Timothy Wilson, Anna Novikov

    In the immediate aftermath of the First World War, Upper Silesia was the site of the largest formal exercise in self-determination in European history, the 1921 Plebiscite. This asked the inhabitants of Europe’s second largest industrial region the deceptively straightforward question of whether…

    Hardback – 2016-04-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the History of Russia and Eastern Europe

  • Central Asia

    Geopolitics, security and stability

    By Ajay Patnaik

    Throughout history, Central Asia has formed an important strategic link between the East and the West and been described as the ‘great pivot’ in the early-twentieth century. This book looks at the relations between the Central Asian states and major external powers. It shows how these nations…

    Hardback – 2016-04-01
    Routledge India

  • Xinjiang - China’s Northwest Frontier

    Edited by K. Warikoo

    Xinjiang is the ‘pivot of Asia’, where the frontiers of China, Tibet, India, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia approach each other. The growing Uyghur demand for a separate homeland and continuing violence in Xinjiang have brought this region into the focus of national and international…

    Hardback – 2016-03-14
    Routledge
    Central Asia Research Forum

  • The Management of Public Services in Central Asia

    Institutional Transformation in Kyrgyzstan

    By David Scott

    The ending of the Soviet Union in 1991 had a major political and economic impact on Central Asia. Kyrgyzstan was one of the most severely affected countries, suffering a deeper recession than the other republics. During the first five or six years Kyrgyzstan followed the advice of the International…

    Hardback – 2016-03-14
    Routledge
    Central Asia Research Forum

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