The Military and the State in Central Asia: From Red Army to Independence

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-11-11
  • Publisher: Routledge

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The military played a pivotal role in the political development, state functions, foreign policy and the daily lives of the people in the Central Asian states from the early twentieth century until the present. This book is the first major, in-depth study of the military institutions and the influence they had on the state and society.

Author Biography

Erica Marat is a Central Asia analyst. She specializes in military institutions, state-building, and organized crime in post-colonial states, with a special interest in the Central Asian region. She is an author of numerous academic and policy publications, including The Tulip Revolution: Kyrgyzstan One Year After (2006).

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. viii
Abbreviationsp. ix
Introduction: Military and state-building in Central Asiap. 1
Central Asian military during the Soviet regimep. 8
"We won the war": Competing memories of the Soviet war in Afghanistanp. 33
Military institutions as part of state-building during independencep. 53
Russian Bear v. Asian Tiger: Competing regional security quasi-regimesp. 81
NATO and the West in Central Asiap. 104
From internationalist to post-Soviet nationalist militaryp. 116
Conclusion: What lies ahead?p. 133
Notesp. 140
Bibliographyp. 150
Indexp. 155
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