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Russia and Eurasia

One Homeland or Two? The Nationalization and Transnationalization of Mongolia's Kazakhs

How do ethnicity and notions of a traditional homeland interact in shaping a community’s values and images? As Alexander C. Diener shows in One Homeland or Two?, the answer, even in a diaspora, is far from a simple harking back to the “old country.”

Russian Eurasianism: An Ideology of Empire

Since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Russia has been marginalized at the edge of a Western-dominated political and economic system. In recent years, however, leading Russian figures, including former president Vladimir Putin, have begun to stress a geopolitics that puts Russia at the center of a number of axes: European-Asian, Christian-Muslim-Buddhist, Mediterranean-Indian, Slavic-Turkic, and so on.

Migration, Homeland, and Belonging in Eurasia

Migration, a force throughout the world, has special meanings in the former Soviet lands. Soviet successor countries, each with strong ethnic associations, have pushed some racial groups out and pulled others back home. Forcible relocations of the Stalin era were reversed, and areas previously closed for security reasons were opened to newcomers. These countries represent a fascinating mix of the motivations and achievements of migration in Russia and Central Asia.

Aktualno: Tolerantnist! [Current Issue: Tolerance!] (2008)

Collection of papers on migration and tolerance in Ukraine, edited by Yaroslav Pylynskyi.  

Kapital Rozmaiitosty: Transnatsionalni Migranty v Monreali, Vashingtoni ta Kyievi [Creating Diversity Capital: Transnational Migrants in Montreal, Washington, and Kyiv] (2007)

Translated by Taras Tsymbal. No digital form available at this time. Please contact the Kennan Kyiv Project if you would like to obtain a copy: For English-Language version look here.

Mihratsiia i Tolerantnist v Ukraiini [Migration and Tolerance in Ukraine] (2007)

A collection of papers on migration and tolerance in Ukraine, edited by Yaroslav Pylynskyi. 

Russian-Eurasian Renaissance? U.S. Trade and Investment in Russia and Eurasia

The book begins by examining the overall trade and investment outlook in Russia and Eurasia. It then takes up critical sectors: energy, aerospace, automobiles, agriculture, and telecommunications. It turns to current institutional impediments to trade and investment such as problems in corporate governance, the banking system, and the rule of law. The final chapters look to the future and assess the prospects for economic reform, the movement to join the World Trade Organization, and the impact of political dynamics in the region.