Articles on the Caucasus and Central Asia
By UC Berkeley Faculty, Academic Staff, Graduate Students, and Visiting Scholars
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George W. Breslauer, Dean of Social Sciences and Professor, Department of Political Science
- "Yeltsin's Political Leadership: Why Invade Chechnya?" 1995
[breslauer_1995-yelt.pdf] 14 pages, 65 KB
Adrienne Edgar, Ph.D., UC Berkeley, 1999; Department of History, UC Santa Barbara
- "Identities, Communities, and Nations in Central Asia: A Historical Perspective" 2001
[edgar_2001-1029.pdf] 7 pages, 26 KB
Gail W. Lapidus, Senior Fellow, Institute for International Studies, Stanford University
- "Central Asia in Russian and American Foreign Policy after September 11, 2001" 2001
[lapidus_2001-1029.pdf] 7 pages, 24 KB
Sanjyot Mehendale, Program Coordinator, CCAsP
- "Central Asia Palimpsest: Reemerging Identities and New Global Imprints" 2000, coauthored with Professor Lewis Lancaster, East Asian Languages
—Read it on the Institute of International Studies site
Johanna Nichols, Professor, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
- "Who are the Chechen?" 1995
[nichols_1995-chechen.pdf] 4 pages, 19 KB
Vadim Volkov, Visiting Scholar, Fall 2001; European University, St. Petersburg
- "Russia's Stakes in the Anti-Terrorism Campaign" 2001
[volkov_2001-1029.pdf] 5 pages, 18 KB
Edward W. Walker, Executive Director of BPS and Lecturer, Department of Political Science
- "Britain's Self-Governing Territories and the Status of Bermuda: A Model for Chechnya?" 1995
[walker_1995-britain.pdf] 8 pages, 35 KB
- "The Crisis in Chechnya" 1995
[walker_1995-crisis.pdf] 3 pages, 18 KB
- "What's Next in Chechnya?" 1996
[walker_1996-whats.pdf] 2 pages, 13 KB
- "Constitutional Obstacles to Peace in Chechnya" 1997
[walker_1997-constit.pdf] 5 pages, 24 KB
- "Armenia's 'Constitutional Coup' and the Karabakh Conflict" 1998
[walker_1998-armenia.pdf] 4 pages, 21 KB
- "No Peace, No War in the Caucasus: Contested Sovereignty in Chechnya, Abkhazia, and Karabakh" 1998
—Read it on the BCSIA (Harvard University) Publications site
- "Islam in Chechnya" 1998
[walker_1998-islam.pdf] 6 pages, 30 KB
- "Chechnya and the Economic Consequences of Secession" 1998-99
[walker_1998-econ.pdf] 4 pages, 20 KB
- "Russia's Soft Underbelly: The Stability of Instability in Dagestan" - BPS Working Paper, Winter 2000
[2000_03-walk.pdf] 50 pages, 1084 KB
- "Roots of Rage: Militant Islam in Central Asia" 2001
[walker_2001-1029.pdf] 9 pages, 32 KB
- "The Litvinenko Affair: A Chronology, Some Tentative Conclusions, and Some Speculations", version 2006-12-22. [2006_walker-litvin-chron.pdf] 14 pages, 171 KB
- Caucasus and Central Asia Newsletter
- BPS Working Paper Series for the following:
- Abrahamian, Levon Hm. Mother Tongue: Linguistic Nationalism and the Cult of Translation in Postcommunist Armenia. 1998.
- Alieva, Leila. Reshaping Eurasia: Foreign Policy Stategies and Leadership Assets in Post-Soviet South Caucasus. 2000.
- Astourian, Stephan H. From Ter-Petrosian to Kocharian: Leadership Change in Armenia. 2000.
- Kurtsikidze, Shorena and Vakhtang Chikovani. Georgia's Pankisi Gorge: An Ethnographic Survey. 2002.
- Nodia, Ghia. Causes and Visions of Conflict in Abkhazia. 1997.
- Ram, Harsha. Prisoners of the Caucasus: Literary Myths and Media Representations of the Chechen Conflict. 1999.
- Walker, Edward W. Russia's Soft Underbelly: The Stability of Instability in Dagestan. 2000.
- 1999 Caucasus Conference Report: State Building and the Reconstruction of Shattered Societies
- 1998 Caucasus Conference Report: The Geopolitics of Oil, Gas, and Ecology in the Caucasus and Caspian Basin.
- 1997 Caucasus Conference Report: Institutions, Identity, and Ethnic Conflict: International Experience and Its Implications for the Caucasus.