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The Military and the State: From Red Army to Independence in Central Asia

 Author: Erica Marat  Category: Central Asia, Kazakhstan, Security, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan  Publisher: Routledge  Publication Date: 2009  Language: English  Link to Publisher

The military has often played a key role in the political developments, foreign policies, and everyday lives of citizens in each of the Central Asian republics. This study seeks to understand how these distinct military institutions emerged and how they impact processes of decolonization and nation-building in the post-Soviet era.