The Years that Changed Central Asia
19 May 2012 17:16
Finding a model of development has remained to be one of the fundamental challenges in the region after the dissolution of Soviet Union. The Years that Changed Central Asia by Peter Linke and Vitaly Naumkin is translated into Persian by Alireza Ayari to sketch the model.
IBNA: A part of the introduction of the book by Mehdi Sanaei, head of IRAS Publications, reads as follows: “The Iran and Eurasia Research Center (IRAS) has published the book with regard to lack of references for studies on post-Soviet developments from the viewpoint of Russia as a key determiners in the region.”
Sanaei believes that unlike other western researchers, Linke and Naumkin have considered the national differences in Asian countries in their work.
The writers have enlarged upon the social, economic and political features of all central Asian countries and have maintained that proposals like the positive impact on market economics on promotion of management in the society are a mere myth.
Moreover, the writers believe that most of the struggles in the southern parts of Commonwealth of Independent States are the result of systematic economic, cultural, political, social and environmental crises.
The first print of the book is published by IRAS in 318 pages.