Contents of the Central Asia and the Caucasus Issues

2009

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No. 1(55)

Lasha Tchantouridze. IT DOES NOT TAKE A PROPHET: WAR AND PEACE IN THE CAUCASUS 7

Kornely Kakachia. THE RUSSO-GEORGIAN FIVE-DAY WAR: THE PRICE TO BE PAID AND ITS UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES 12

Alexander Skakov. THE AUGUST CRISIS IN THE CAUCASUS AND ITS CONSEQUENCES 22

Sava__Genç. SIGNIFICANCE OF THE GEORGIAN-SOUTH OSSETIAN CONFLICT FOR TURKISH FOREIGN POLICY 33

Mukhit Asanbaev, Liazat Umirzakova. NEW FORM OF RELIGIOUS EXTREMISM IN KAZAKHSTAN: DESTRUCTIVE SECTS AND CULTS 42

Igor Dobaev. THE NORTHERN CAUCASUS: SPREAD OF JIHAD 49

Pavel Varbanets. A TURKIC ALLIANCE: POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVE TO TURKEYS UNREALIZED EU MEMBERSHIP? 57

Kenan Allakhverdiev. THE NAGORNO-KARABAKH CONFLICT IN THE CONTEXT OF RETROSPECTIVE ETHNO-GEOPOLITICS 63

Gulsana Tulepbergenova. THE GREATER CENTRAL ASIA PROJECT: PRESENT STATE AND EVOLUTION 74

Robert Guang Tian. XINJIANG AND ITS ROLE IN GREATER CENTRAL ASIAN REGIONAL ECONOMIC COOPERATION 85

Marat Nurgaliev. JAPANS PROSPECTS IN THE SHANGHAI COOPERATION ORGANIZATION 94

Beka Chedia. DILEMMA OF THE GEORGIAN ELECTIONS: POLITICAL TRANSFORMATIONS OR A SLIDE TOWARD NON-LIBERAL DEMOCRACY 103

Lydia Karmazina. INSTITUTIONALIZATION OF THE PARTY SYSTEM IN KAZAKHSTAN AND RUSSIA: A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS (Part II) 115

Baktykhan Torogeldieva. THE FORMATION AND NATURE OF POLITICAL CULTURE IN PRESENT-DAY KYRGYZSTAN 126

Ghelman Akhmedov. CIVIL NATION IN THE CONTEXT OF NATIONAL CONSCIOUSNESS: THE REPUBLIC OF UZBEKISTAN 134

No. 2(56)

Bahodyr Ergashev. THE SOCIAL-DEMOCRATIC PARTIES OF CENTRAL ASIA: DECLARATIONS, SPECIFICS, AND PROJECTS 7

Shukhrat Yovkochev. THE MODERNIZATION OF SOCIETY AND TRANSFER OF POWER IN MUSLIM COUNTRIES 17

Sulaiman Reshiev. FORMING AN EFFECTIVE MECHANISM OF SOCIOPOLITICAL STABILITY IN THE NORTHERN CAUCASUS 26

Arbakhan Magomedov. THE CONFLICT IN SOUTH OSSETIA AND THE FRONTIERS OF STRUGGLE FOR THE GREATER CASPIANS ENERGY RESOURCES 32

Farkhad Tolipov. STRATEGIC FRICTION IN AFGHANISTAN AND GEOPOLITICAL REVERSAL IN CENTRAL ASIA 44

Vladimir Paramonov, Oleg Stolpovskiy. RUSSIA AND THE CENTRAL ASIAN COUNTRIES: BILATERAL SECURITY COOPERATION 52

Michela Telatin. ARMENIA: A DEFENSE REFORM THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS 65

Ryskul Abduvalieva. KYRGYZSTANS SECURITY PROBLEMS TODAY 72

Maxim Starchak. U.S. VS RUSSIA: ATTEMPTED COOPERATION WITH TURKMENISTAN IN THE SECURITY AND DEFENSE SPHERE 82

Robert Guang Tian. FROM INTERNAL TO EXTERNAL: CHALLENGES AGAINST U.S.S CENTRAL ASIAN POLICY 89

Anton Finko. UKRAINE, THE TURKIC WORLD, AND CENTRAL ASIA 102

Levon Hovsepyan. THE TURKISH MODEL AND TURKEYS CENTRAL ASIAN POLICIES CONDITIONED BY WESTERN STRATEGIC INTERESTS 112

Khurshed Dodikhudoev, Vafo Niyatbekov. THE CHINESE VECTOR IN TAJIKISTANS FOREIGN POLICY 119

Elena Rudenko. A CLOSE-UP VIEW OF INDIAN-TAJIK POLITICAL COOPERATION: THE INDIAN PERSPECTIVE 129

No. 3(57)

Nikolai Silaev. HOW THE AUGUST WAR AFFECTED THE CAUCASUS 7

Maksim Starchak. THE U.S. VS RUSSIA IN MILITARYPOLITICAL COOPERATION WITH TAJIKISTAN 19

Zeki Furkan Küçük. CHINAS ENERGY POLICY TOWARD CENTRAL ASIA AND THE IMPORTANCE OF KAZAKHSTAN 33

Rustam Makhmudov. THE GREAT GAME IN THE EURASIAN HEARTLAND: A NEW SPIRAL 47

Robert Guang Tian. FROM CENTRAL ASIA TO GREAT CENTRAL ASIA: THE GOALS AND ADJUSTMENTS OF U.S. CENTRAL ASIAN STRATEGY 58

Mels Omarov, Noor Omarov. CENTRAL ASIA IN THE FOREIGN POLICY OF RUSSIA, THE UNITED STATES, AND THE EUROPEAN UNION 71

Maksim Bratersky, Andrei Suzdaltsev. CENTRAL ASIA: A REGION OF ECONOMIC RIVALRY AMONG RUSSIA, CHINA, THE U.S., AND THE EU 78

Murat Laumulin. RUSSIAS STRATEGIC INTERESTS IN CENTRAL ASIA TODAY 90

Vladimir Paramonov, Alexey Strokov, Oleg Stolpovskiy. RUSSIAS FOREIGN POLICY: CENTRAL ASIAA VIEW FROM UZBEKISTAN 105

Hrant Mikaelian. ARMENIAN FOREIGN POLICY: COORDINATING THE INTERESTS OF THE U.S., THE EU, AND RUSSIA 116

Yuri Morozov. AFGHANISTAN: POTENTIAL FIELD OF RUSSIA-U.S. REGIONAL COOPERATION 125

Marat Shaikhutdinov. KAZAKHSTAN AND THE STRATEGIC INTERESTS OF THE GLOBAL PLAYERS IN CENTRAL ASIA 134

Arthur Atanesian. TERRORISM AS A COMMUNICATION PHENOMENON 143

No. 4-5(58-59)

Thrassyvoulos Marketos. IRANS GEOPOLITICS IN THE MIDST OF THE U.S.-RUSSIA-CHINA ENERGY SECURITY STRUGGLE FOR GEOSTRATEGIC CONTROL OVER EURASIA 7

Eldar Ismailov. MONETARY AND BANKING SYSTEMS OF THE CENTRAL EURASIAN COUNTRIES IN THE CONTEXT OF THE WORLD FINANCIAL AND ECONOMIC CRISIS 21

Lola Sultanova, Albina Gaysina. THE WORLD CRISIS AND THE RAW-MATERIAL ORIENTED TRANSITION ECONOMIES 48

Aza Migranian. THE WORLD ECONOMIC CRISIS AND ITS IMPACT ON THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OF THE CENTRAL ASIAN COUNTRIES 59

Shamseddin Hajiyev, Fakhri Murshudli. AZERBAIJAN FINANCIAL AND BANKING SYSTEM DURING THE GLOBAL CRISIS: SHIFT OF EMPHASIS IN INTERNATIONAL COMPARATIVE ASSESSMENTS 75

Abdurakhim Vakhabov, Tulkin Bobakulov. UZBEKISTANS BANKING SYSTEM AND ITS ROLE IN IMPLEMENTING THE ANTI-CRISIS PROGRAM 91

Boris Zazhigaev. ONE OF THE LIMITROPHE TERRITORIES OF THE GLOBAL WORLD (Transformation of the States of the Baltic-Black Sea Region in the 21st Century). Part I 106

Farkhad Tolipov. CENTRAL ASIA: REGIONAL RESPONSE TO A GLOBAL CHALLENGE 117

Grant Mikaelian. THE BSEC: ITS REGIONAL INTEGRATION PROSPECTS FOR ARMENIA 126

Yuri Morozov. COOPERATION AMONG THE SCO COUNTRIES IN THE HUMANITARIAN SPHERE: EXISTING PROBLEMS AND POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS 139

Vladimir Ivanov. GUAM: OLD PROBLEMS AND NEW CHALLENGES 152

Marat Naribaev. COOPERATION BETWEEN KAZAKHSTAN AND THE SHANGHAI COOPERATION ORGANIZATION AS A FACTOR IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF FOREIGN ECONOMIC ACTIVITY TODAY 159

Beka Chedia. THE GEORGIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH IN CURRENT GEORGIAN POLICY 169

Lydia Karmazina. OPPOSITION IN KAZAKHSTAN: NAGGING PROBLEMS 175

Egamberdy Kabulov. ON THE RESULTS OF THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN KYRGYZSTAN 184

Anna Shelest. THE GEORGIAN-RUSSIAN CONFLICT, ENERGY PROJECTS, AND SECURITY OF THE BLACK SEA-CASPIAN REGION 192

Mikhail Volkhonskiy. MEDVEDEV-SARKOZYS SIX POINTS:

THE DIPLOMATIC ASPECT OF THE SOUTH OSSETIAN

SETTLEMENT 200

No. 6(60)

Inomzhon Bobokulov. REGIONAL SECURITY MECHANISMS IN CENTRAL ASIA: DEVELOPMENT TRENDS 7

Shaislam Akmalov. AFGHANISTAN: ITS ROLE AND PLACE IN THE INTERNATIONAL SECURITY SYSTEM 18

Lasha Tchantouridze. GLOBALIZATION OF REGIONAL CONFLICTS: A FUTURE WAR FOR THE UPPER KARABAKH 24

Giorgi Gogia. GEORGIA-SOUTH OSSETIA: A PRELUDE TO WAR. Did Economic Assistance Strengthen Competing Spoilers in Georgian-South Ossetian Conflict? 32

Haroutiun Khachatrian. ARMENIA: THE CRISIS AND FUNDAMENTAL ECONOMIC PROBLEMS 42

Ramaz Abesadze, Eteri Kakulia. THE PROBLEMS OF STATE REGULATION OF SMALL BUSINESS IN GEORGIA 51

Sergey Revyakin. THE WORLD ECONOMIC CRISIS AND ITS IMPACT ON THE SOCIOECONOMIC SITUATION IN KAZAKHSTAN 63

Vladimir Babak. KAZAKHSTANS ECONOMY IN THE GRIPS OF THE WORLD FINANCIAL CRISIS 79

Dilshojon Karimov. UZBEKISTAN IN THE CONTEXT OF THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL AND ECONOMIC CRISIS 92

Stanislav Shkel. THE POLITICAL REGIME IN KAZAKHSTAN: ITS CURRENT STATE AND POSSIBLE FUTURE 101

Slavomir Horák. LEADER IDEOLOGY IN POST-SOVIET TAJIKISTAN 108

Boris Zazhigaev. ONE OF THE LIMITROPHE TERRITORIES OF THE GLOBAL WORLD (Transformation of the States of the Baltic-Black Sea Region in the 21st Century). Part II 120

Bakhodyr Ergashev. CENTRAL ASIA AND THE CAUCASUS: POST-CRISIS ANALYSIS OF THE STATE AND SOCIETY 130

Fuad Humbatov. ON THE APPLICABILITY OF THE UTI POSSIDETIS JURIS PRINCIPLE DURING DELIMITATION OF THE CASPIAN SEA AMONG THE LITTORAL STATES 140


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