Tobias Marschall reviews a volume about the political struggles of foreign empires in the Pamir Mountains. Full review
Melissa Chiovenda reviews a critical evaluation of the foreign military intervention in Afghanistan. Full review
Jesko Schmoller reviews a book entirely devoted to personal encounters in Afghanistan and some of its neighbouring states. Full review
Joanna Hoare reviews a collection of writings on the unceasing stream of Central Asian labour migration and its effects on society. Full Review
Nari Shelekpayev reviews a book which looks beyond the shiny facades of this Kazakh metropolis. Full Review
Till Mostowlansky reviews this book about the conflicts occurring along the borders of Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Full Review
Our own Jesko Schmoller reviews Thomas Welsford’s evocative study of the bloody 16th century Tuqay-Timurid takeover in Central Asia. Full Review
Nari Shelekpayev reviews Boris Petric’s examination of the foundations of Kyrgyz society in the years of independence from the point of view of “the historian or anthropologist”. Full review..
Melissa Kerr Chiovenda reviews Edwina Thompson’s in-depth study of the informal money lending system known as Hawala, which is practiced throughout the Muslim world. Full review..
Emily Canning’s review of a new book about Central Asia titled “Restless Valley Revolution Murder and Intrigue in the Heart of Central Asia,” by Phillip Shishkin, who spent 10 years as a correspondent for The Wall Street Journal. Full review…