The contemporary political history of Central Asia as a whole

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Political Legitimacy trends in Central Asia
H. B. Paksoy, n.d. The use of literature as method of political legitimation from 17th century into Soviet times. The Timurid line and legitimacy through lineage, but Timur the last one with legitimacy throughout Central Asia. Soviet policy and newsprint vs. Central Asian consciousness based on literature and aspirations for Central Asian confederation; the political opposition.
Central Asian Republics Rule of Law Project
From Center for Civil Society International, 24 January 1995. USAID project to build the kind of civil society in Central Asian republics that would be receptive to US capitalist penetration.
Central Asian states to form joint consortia
By Murat Buldekbayev, Reuters, 12 December 1997. The leaders of the former Soviet Central Asian states of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan agree to form joint consortia in a bid to boost regional cooperation. Three intial consortia probably deal with energy and irrigation, food-making and minerals and raw materials.
Pullout from CIS Pact Undercuts Moscow's Clout
By Sergei Blagov, IPS 16 February 1999. Uzbekistan's decision to pull out of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) undermines Russia's influence over the former Soviet republics. Uzbek President Islam Karimov has often said he opposed efforts to achieve closer integration within the CIS, which threatens the sovereignty of member states.
The struggle for Caspian oil, the crisis in Russia and the break-up of the Commonwealth of Independent States
By Patrick Richter, World Socialist Web Site, [4 July 1999]. Conflicts on the territory of the former Soviet Union, the source of the world's largest untapped reserves of oil and gas and a region where Russian influence has declined dramatically. The formation of CIS from 1991. Its post crisis economic decline and political relation with Russia and GUUAM.
Mostly, Integration Exists on Paper
By Sergei Blagov, IPS, 13 October 2000. Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Belarus join in a Collective Security agreement. Central Asia has witnessed other attempts to band together to face a perceived common enemy. Uzbekistan instead seems to prefer a deal with the Taliban movement in Afghanistan. Rebel movements.
Identity Markers: Uran, Tamga, Dastan
By H. B. Paksoy, 22 January 2003. Under the conditions of Central Asia, a single family, regardless of how large it might be, could not survive without other kinsmen. The Central Asians, as one consequence, have highly developed vocabulary to define social relations and familial ties.
Identity of Candied Watermelon
By H.B. Paksoy. Lectures prepared for the Course entitled “Rewriting History: Emerging Identities and Nationalism in Central Asia”, at the Central European University, Budapest, July 2004. A metaphorical disquisition on Central Asian identity.
‘Employee Owned’ Identity?
By H.B. Paksoy, D. Phil. Lectures prepared for the course entitled, “Rewriting History: Emerging Identities and Nationalism in Central Asia”, at the Central European University, Budapest, July 2004. A philosophical discourse on the roots of political identity in Central Asia.
Five Former Soviet Republics Give Up Nukes
By Aaron Glantz, One World, 14 September 2006. The Bush Administration is objecting to a groundbreaking treaty that set up a nuclear weapon-free zone in Central Asia. The United States, along with Britain and France, refused to attend the signing ceremony in the Kazakh capital, Almaty, citing a 1992 treaty that Russia signed with four of the five nations that Moscow claims could allow missiles to be deployed in the region.