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Islam in Eurasia Policy Conference

The Islam in Eurasia Policy Conference combined the latest scholarship and informed discussion of the critical issues facing the U.S. Government in this key part of the world as 2014 approaches. It was the culminating event of a multiyear research project supported by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Its first half-day was devoted to the project’s up-to-date academic research findings on Islam in the post-Soviet space, followed by a reception.

Russia's Energy Bully Takes a Fall

"After years as Eurasia's energy bully, Russia's state-controlled natural gas monopoly, Gazprom, is getting a taste of its own medicine," stated Alexandros Petersen in an article published by Foreign Policy earlier this week. According to Petersen, the shift in demand for natural gas throughout Europe, combined with persistent low prices, has caused the Russian giant to reconsider its marketing and pricing strategies.

Soviet Azerbaijan Today: The Problems of Group Identity (1986)

Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Kennan Institute Occasional Paper Series #211, 1986. PDF 21 pages.

Between Turkish Sunnis and Iranian Shia Influences: Islamic Revival in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan has historically experienced three main influences, Russian secularism, Ottoman Sunnism and Iranian Shiism. In the two decades since the end of the Soviet Union, Azerbaijan is once again a space of competition between different religious influences. An Islamic revival underway in Azerbaijan has awakened the old cleavage between Shia and Sunni Islam.

Azerbaijan: The Foreign Influences (1980)

Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Kennan Institute Occasional Paper Series #103, 1980. PDF 14 pages.

National Consciousness and Political Orientations in Azerbaijan, 1905-20 (1980)

Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Kennan Institute Occasional Paper Series #96, 1980. PDF 41 pages.

Economic Development and Political Reform in Baku: The Response of the Azerbaidzhani Bourgeoisie (1980)

Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Kennan Institute Occasional Paper Series #94, 1980. PDF 28 pages.

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