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    Migration in Central Asia

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    associated with their unpreparedness to a rapid transition to independence. This lead to deteriorating living conditions and overall falling level of social and economic development in the majority of Central Asian countries (Gubka 2011). Due to negative economic conditions and internal conflicts the “Central Asia region has become one of the regions with the highest migration rates in the world” (Gubka 2011, 66). High rates of unemployment and poverty indicators serve as the main forces pushing working

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    Central Asia after 2014

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    base (5,000 – 7,000 troops.) Moscow also wants to install Russian border guards on the Tajik-Afghanistan border, criticizing Tajikistan for its incapacity to control drug smuggling from Afghanistan. Roughly 95 metric tons of drugs pass through Central Asia from Afghanistan and only 5 metric tons are intercepted in the region. Russia is concerned about the import of drugs to its own territory, as most of them are sold on the Russian market. The Kremlin is pressing Kyrgyzstan to sign a 49-year lease

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    The Arab Conquest of the Central Asia was a significant event which impacted on the whole region at the beginning of the eighth century. Abu Ja’far Muhammad al-Tabari was one of the historians who described this conquest for the Muslim population later in ninth century by using different accounts (p. 16). His text is useful for the evaluation of Qutayba’s conquests of Central Asia and can be compared with the same century’s Persian historian al-Baladhuri (p. 11) and his description of the Arab Conquest

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    Nikolai Przhevalsky, Explorer of Central Asia

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    game and race for empire in Central Asia. Washington, D.C.: Counterpoint, 1999. Nikolai Mikhailovich Przhevalsky." Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6Th Edition (September 2013): 1. Academic Search Premier, EBSCO host (accessed November 30, 2013). Smith, Geoffrey. Explorers and Exploration. Danbury, Conn.: Grolier Educational, 1998. Print. Tenison, Robin. The great Explorers. London: Thames & Hudson, 2010. Wood, Frances. The Silk Road: two thousand years in the heart of Asia. Berkeley: University of

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    Arab conquest led to the spread of the Arabic culture within Central Asia, including the spread of the Arabic language as the state and literary language. However, from 700s the authority of Arab governors and military leaders declined, and the flowering of the literature in non-Arabic languages began under the rule of the Samanids and the Karakhanids. Non-Arab peoples adjusted the Islamic religion to their way of life. Therefore, this decline in the prestige of the Arabs in politics did not symbolize

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    Introduction Central Asia after almost a Century of non-existence in the global politics with an exception of the Afghan war is once again a pivotal area of global power struggle. Military presence of the coalition forces in Afghanistan for the last decade changed the balance of force between the competing powers. The post-soviet deal and security architecture was once again revised. First time by the US led intervention in Afghanistan. Second time it was dubbed by the Russian Federation annexation

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    China in Central Asia – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly 1. A brief look of China’s economic presence in Central Asia 2. The Repercussion of China’s Growing Economic Influence in Central Asia 3. What China Should Do to Deal with those Challenges?

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    Central Asia, a region of almost 60 million people, is on a declining fertility trend. Since 1992 birthrates in every Central Asian country—Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan—have fallen by at least 25 percent due to a preference for smaller families and wider use of contraceptives. Lower fertility, lower life expectancy and increased emigration following independence from the Soviet Union in 1991 led to slower population growth. Nonetheless, Central Asia’s fertility remains

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    Russia and Central Asia

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    Europe Journal Europe of one of the seven continents in the world and it consists over 47 countries. There are many landforms in the Europe, such as bodies of water, rivers, mountains, and plains. One of the reason that landforms are important to Europe is because landforms separate people from early Europe which causes European to have different culture such as, languages, writing systems, food, etc. The other reason is because they make people life easier like the bodies of water. They transport

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    Theories of Transition Different theories assessing transition have been put forward by scholars in the field explaining the outcome of transitions. Two major sets of theories have developed over time; the bottom- up and the top-down approaches. Bunce (2003) argue that mass mobilization has a determining role in the regime outcome amongst the post-Communist states. Georgia and Ukraine illustrates cases where popular mobilization has had an impact on the regime structure. We can see that civil society

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