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  The Asian Connection: The New Geopolitics of Central Eurasia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Central Asian states are unwilling to disturb their relations with the world’s lone superpower; moreover American companies play an important role in the consortia developing Caspian hydrocarbon resources, and as a result Iran is unlikely to emerge as a primary export route given the present state of US-Iran relations.
Central Asian regimes are discovering that their ever rising authoritarian tendencies are only met with vocal protests from the West; these authoritarian practices are in turn to a large extent responsible for the alienation of a large portion of the political opposition, with an intensifying trend toward defections to radical Islamic movements.
The formation of a clearly discernible and lasting geopolitical environment in Central Eurasia is hence remote, and the persistent instability of the region is unlikely to abate in the near future.
www.cornellcaspian.com /pub/0011centraleurasia.html   (6396 words)

 2. Central Eurasia. 2001. The Encyclopedia of World History
Central Eurasia witnessed the development of strong herding societies all along the northern regions of the ecumene.
XIONGNU AND HUNS developed as strong herding societies in the central Asian borderlands of China.
B.C.E.) created a large confederation which threatened the Han dynasty and opened central Eurasia to increasing commercial and military interactions.
www.bartleby.com /67/75.html   (172 words)

 Caspian Sea Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Eurasia is also the location of most of the world's politically assertive and dynamic states.
Eurasia is thus the chessboard on which the struggle for global primacy continues to be played.
To the south of that large central Eurasian plateau lies a politically anarchic but energy-rich region of potentially great importance to both the western and the eastern Eurasian states, including in the southernmost area a highly populated aspirant to regional hegemony.
www.treemedia.com /cfrlibrary/library/geopolitics/brzezinski.html   (7321 words)

 A geostrategy for Eurasia by Zbigniew Brzezinski
Eurasia is home to most of the world's politically assertive and dynamic states.
Eurasia accounts for 75 percent of the world's population, 60 percent of its GNP, and 75 percent of its energy resources.
In a volatile Eurasia, the immediate task is to ensure that no state or combination of states gains the ability to expel the United States or even diminish its decisive role.
www.comw.org /pda/fulltext/9709brzezinski.html   (4379 words)

Central Asian governments need to make substantial legislative changes to improve protection of a free press, pluralism and fair treatment of Internet news media.
That was the thrust of a declaration the recent Central Asian Media Conference in Almaty.
The fifth Central Asian Environmental Journalism Festival is scheduled for November 10 to 12 in Almaty.
www.ijnet.org /FE_Article/newsarchive.asp?CountryID=659&UILang=3   (711 words)

 Central-Eurasia-L Archive - Fellowships and Grants - Page 19
In Central Asia, the Eurasia Foundation has to date awarded more than $8 million to support local initiatives in civil society, private enterprise development, and public administration and policy.
The 2003 Central Asia and Its Neighbors Regional Policy Symposium is scheduled to take place March 13 - 16, 2003, in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area and will involve three days of reviews of current research projects, roundtable discussions, and the development of policy recommendations.
CENTRAL ASIA AND ITS NEIGHBORS REGIONAL POLICY SYMPOSIUM Deadline: December 1, 2002 IREX, in collaboration with the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars, will hold a symposium for senior and junior US scholars to discuss a variety of political, economic, historical, and cultural topics related to Central Asia and surrounding countries.
casww.freenet.kg /calarc/calarc_grant19.html   (5082 words)

This course addresses two facets of Central Eurasia's modern history: its long experience under tsarist and Soviet colonial rule and the related process by which national identities were created and are now being shaped in the framework of independent states.
While the primary concern here is with the regions of Central Eurasia that until 1991 were part of the Soviet Union (Central Asia in the narrower sense) and now constitute the five countries of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan, the subject also encompasses adjoining regions (for example, Xinjiang).
This study focussing on Central Eurasia should be of interest to those wishing to develop a comparative perspective on colonialism and nationalism.
faculty.washington.edu /dwaugh/euro494/03494Bsyl.html   (3643 words)

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Eurasia - Sub Level 1 Broad hallways and well-lit passages mark the sublevel of Eurasia.
Eurasia - Empire Central Square This area is by far as breathtaking as any downtown megalopolis area, but even moreso due to the large dome that covers the top of it revealing the fl emptiness of space, disturbed only by the defiant light from the hundreds of stars.
Eurasia - East Quadrant A strictly business place, this resembles the streets of the more modern cities of Earth, with tall buildings where the commerce and business of Eurasia is handled.
www.geocities.com /blindzenarcher/MMM5a.txt   (9036 words)

 EurasiaNet.org - Central Asia, Caucasus News
Azerbaijan’s broad opposition movement is facing important tactical choices in the coming days, as it strives to reverse the results of what it maintains was a widely rigged parliamentary elections.
Sponsored by OSI's Central Eurasia Project, this paper argues that further reforms must be carried out in Uzbekistan if the country is to remain a U.S. ally.
Revenue Watch is pleased to announce the forthcoming publication of three books addressing the management of oil, gas, and mining revenues in natural resource-rich countries.
www.eurasianet.org   (366 words)

 Links on Central Eurasia
Eurasia Research Center maintains links to news services for the Baltic republics, Hungary, Turkic regions of the newly independent states of the former Soviet Union, and Turkey.
There are many of Central and Inner Eurasia, taken in different times of the year, mostly of bodies of water, so that students can see for themselves whether the lakes and seas of the region are drying up or not.
An Abridged History of Central Asia is a web-based text on the region.
www-personal.umich.edu /~vika/caunit/calinks.html   (2306 words)

 SIBF: The Society of International Business Fellows: CELA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
To enhance leadership skills in the Central Eurasia region and form an international network of leaders working toward peace, prosperity and improved cooperation through an exchange of ideas and a respect for cultural diversity.
Most importantly, it is an initiative to let tomorrow’s leaders in Central Eurasia communicate their own knowledge and insights to their Western counterparts as equals.
CELA defines Central Eurasia as the five countries of Central Asia — Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan — and the three countries of the Caucasus — Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia.
www.sibf.org /?ID=116   (561 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In central Kazakhstan, annual rainfall decreased during the LGM by the climatic equivalent of 100-150 mm, mean July temperature was 2°C lower than at present, while the mean January temperature dropped by 12°C compared to the present (Aubekerov et al., 1993).
In central Asia a trend towards greater humidity during the Holocene culminated around 6,000 years ago, a phase known in Uzbekisyan and Turkmenistan as the Liavliakan pluvial (Vinogradov and Mamedov 1991).
August temperatures from central Siberia northwards are also suggested as having been at least 1 degree higher, with a warming of 2-4 degrees along much of the northern coast of Siberia (Klimanov et al.
members.cox.net /quaternary/nercEURASIA.html   (8736 words)

 America's Global Supremacy depends on controlling Eurasia--Ummah.comLifestyle, Health and Social Issues
The current Central Asian war is not a response to terrorism, nor is it a reaction to Islamic fundamentalism.
It is in fact, in the words of one of the most powerful men on the planet, the beginning of a final conflict before total world domination by the United States leads to the dissolution of all national governments.
About 75 per cent of the world's people live in Eurasia, and most of the world's physical wealth is there as well, both in its enterprises and underneath its soil.
www.ummah.net /forum/showthread.php?t=38854   (11102 words)

 Eurasian Origins Foundation Prospectus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In Central Eurasia, Hedin and Stein discovered the ruins of vast cities, monumental tombs, temples and cave grottoes of a Buddhist civilization that had been lost for a thousand years.
Central Eurasia comprises the landlocked region east of the Caucasus, west of China’s Gansu corridor, south of Siberia, and north of the Indian Subcontinent.
One of the greatest archeological storehouses in Eurasia is the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.
alumnus.caltech.edu /~pamlogan/silkroad/eof.html   (5149 words)

 ZNet |Japan | Where is East Asia?
The Central European University in Budapest, the University of Central Asia with three campuses in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz and Tajikistan, and the Kennan Institute in Washington DC, are among the landmark Euroamerican-financed institutions that are devoted to education and research in Central Eurasia.
While we see significant increase in the numbers of academics specializing in Central/Inner Asia or Central Eurasia, the presence of Central/Inner Asian scholars pursuing postgraduate studies or teaching professionally in North America or Europe is far smaller.
My central point is that the historical and contemporary engagement of East Asian states, themselves in rivalry, with Central/Inner Asian states and peoples, are undeniable.
www.zmag.org /content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=17&ItemID=8928   (3944 words)

 [Ferghana-Valley] REQUEST- Send Syllabi on Courses Related to Central Eurasia
We think it would be a wonderful resource if we can gather a number of syllabi from courses on Central Eurasia (~~Central Asia) as a source for inspiration to those who are designing courses or just looking for worthwhile readings on the region.
The region encompassed by "Central Eurasia" is broad, extending from Mongolia, Xinjiang and Tibet, through Siberia, Central Asia and Afghanistan, to the Caucasus, the Black Sea region and the Volga Basin.
This initiative is in conjunction with the Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS), a scholarly association aimed at promoting exchange of information and perspectives among scholars and students of the region, and working to foster high standards of scholarship in the field.
friends-partners.org /pipermail/ferghana-valley/2002-July/000065.html   (600 words)

 Central Asian General Resources
The site is organized by country with both descriptive information as well as links for each country, covering the subjects of history, culture, science, education, nature and tourism.
Eurasianet provides news and articles covering Central Asia, the Caucuses and Mongolia, including commentary and articles on current affairs, culture, human rights and election results, for example.
Asiaco is a subject index, organized by country, to web resources for all the countries of Asia, including Central Asia and Mongolia.
www.library.uiuc.edu /spx/resources/centralasia.htm   (666 words)

 Central Asia: West   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Other tribes descended from the Dahae probably were the Sakae who ruled Bactria (see Afghanistan), Mathura and other areas in Central Asia and India during the end of the 1st millennium BCE and the beginning of the 1st CE.
The highlands of southern Central Asia, east of Uzbekistan, and astride the Xinjiang frontier.
An ancient region of Central Asia lying east of the Amu Darya (Oxus) River, the Kyzyl Kum Desert, and the western Pamir Mountains beyond Tashkent and Dushanbe, as far as the Afghan frontier.
www.hostkingdom.net /centasia.html   (2210 words)

 Myth*inglinks' Eurasia / Eurasia/Central Asia Portal Page
The subject matter for this volume, "A Brief Cultural History of Eurasia as told by Professor Alexeev to his student Geraldine Reinhardt", is based on these lectures; however, much of the information has been updated to reflect the current geography of Eurasia rather than preserving the once Soviet Union....
Seven thousands years ago huge spaces of Eurasia were inhabited mainly with hunting tribes, in which environment there were separate oases of the most ancient grain-grower civilizations on the East and on Balkan.
Part of the reason for the Turkic migration from Central Asia into West Asia and Europe was the advance of Mongol armies pursuing Turkic warrior-nomads.
www.mythinglinks.org /eurasia.html   (2274 words)

 John Schoeberlein
John Schoeberlein is Director of the Program on Central Asia and the Caucasus at Harvard University, which he was instrumental in founding in 1993.
During 2000-2001, he was Director of the Central Asia Project of the International Crisis Group, working to diminish the possibilities of conflict in the region.
From 2000 to 2003, he held the position of the first President of the Central Eurasian Studies Society (http://cess.fas.harvard.edu), an international scholarly association supporting the enhancement of research in the social sciences and humanities focused on the region from the Black Sea to Mongolia.
www.people.fas.harvard.edu /~schoeber   (728 words)

 Central-Eurasia-L Info Page
Anyone, whether subscribed or not, who would like to publicize such events, opportunities, etc. -- or who is aware of such events and is generously inclined to share the knowledge -- should feel encouraged to submit postings for distribution to all subscribers.
Please note that this is not a discussion list; our hope is that no one will feel disinclined to subscribe on the grounds that too much bulk is distributed (either because they don't want to pay for extra kilobytes or because they don't have time to read it).
Visits and appearances by international scholars and Central Eurasian public figures; this can be especially useful if such announcements can lead to scheduling more events, and thus maximizing such opportunities.
lists.fas.harvard.edu /mailman/listinfo/central-eurasia-l   (984 words)

 Global Development Network: Funding opportunity for CIS researchers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Central Eurasia Project (CEP) of the OSI for the Central Asia and the Caucasus
The Central Eurasia Project uses grantmaking to international and indigenous NGOs to help build local capacity, bring international expertise to bear on the region, and promote cooperation between local activists and international civic movements in the fields of human rights, the environment, and transparent governance.
The Central Eurasia Project usually does not accept applications for individual grants such as fellowships, scholarships, or travel grants.
www.gdnet.org /cis/funding/cep.html   (766 words)

 Central-Eurasia-L Archive - Conferences - Page 27
In this context, Middle East studies are understood to comprise disciplines relevant to the study of an area comprising all Arab states and territories, Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan, Turkey, the Muslim states of Central Asia as well as the impact of this region on the development of other parts of the world.
Papers may not necessarily be related to the central theme of the conference, though if not, they are unlikely to be included in the published Proceedings.
The extent of Islamic extremism in Central Asia and the Caucasus has been much debated, but two recent and simultaneous events seem to show that, regardless of its support, it is a threat.
casww.freenet.kg /calarc/calarc_conf27.html   (5090 words)

 Central Eurasia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Central Asia, i.e., the five Central Asian Republics as well as Afghanistan, Xinjiang, Tibet, Mongolia, and southern Siberia
This Central Asia location article is a stub.
This page was last modified 16:52, 22 October 2005.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Central_Eurasia   (61 words)

 Frame: Central Asia Regional Office   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Eurasia Foundation opened it first office in Central Asia in the spring of 1995 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
The Eurasia Foundation seeks to help citizens of Central Asia take responsibility for their own livelihoods.
The Ferghana Valley Initiative is the Foundation's primary cross-border, regional initiative in Central Asia.
www.eurasia.org /central-asia.html   (217 words)

 Asia Times
Presumably, SCO had been originally intended to band together Russia, China and Central Asian nations in order to contest America's growing influence in Central Eurasia.
It has been understood that China views SCO as a vehicle to consolidate its position and raise its clout in Central Eurasia without antagonizing Russia, the traditional power which has long dominated the region.
Arguably, Chinese clout in Central Eurasia remains to be further strengthened.
www.atimes.com /atimes/Central_Asia/EF04Ag01.html   (1435 words)

 YANIS: Scholarships, Fellowships and Internships Available   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Fellowships are offered in the following categories: Predissertation Training Fellowships for students in their first or second year of a doctoral program, Dissertation Write-up Fellowships for graduate students who expect to complete writing the dissertation during the 2004-2005 academic year.
All applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents, and all fellowships awarded under this program are contingent upon receipt of funding from the U.S. Department of State.
Eurasia: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.
www.yale.edu /yanis/fellowship.html   (371 words)

 Mythology's Myth*ing Links = Eurasia / Central Asia: Afghanistan
Central part of Afghanistan, Kafiristan (land of unbelievers) later Nooristan (Land of light) converted to Muslim religion by Amir Abdur Rahman Khan in late 1895-1896....
India and Persia long fought over the city, which was strategically located on the trade routes of central Asia.
The page is maintained by the Interactive Central Asia Resource Project (ICARP), created by Anthony and Rebecca Bichel in 1993 as part of a graduate research project at the University of Hawai'i.
www.mythinglinks.org /eurasia~Afghanistan.html   (7040 words)

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