I thought it might be interesting to compose a list of the main books I have read during my free Spring semester and this past summer. I am sure I have forgotten a couple of books, but this is the main list and definitely includes all my favorites. Of course, it doesn't include articles, etc. As I begin my PhD, I am sure I will have less time (or no time) for free reading, and will look at this with longing before long!
Central Asia and the Rise of Normative Powers, Emilian Kavalski
The Caucasus: An Introduction, Thomas de Waal
Allah’s Mountains, Sebastian Smith
Genocide of the Mind: New Native American Writing, Marijo Moore
Let Our Fame Be Great: Journey’s Amoung the Defiant Peoples of the Caucasus, Oliver Bullough
Not Quite Shamans: Spirit Worlds and Political Lives in Northern Mongolia, Morten Axel Pedersen
Setting the East Ablaze, Peter Hopkirk
Afghanistan: A Cultural and Political History, Thomas Barfield
Where India Meets China: Burma and the New Crossroads of Asia, Thant Myint-U
Tribal Nation: The Making of Soviet Turkmenistan, Adrienne Lynne Edgar
Analysis, Thoughts, Ideas
This blog will be an online publishing site for smaller analytical projects, news stories that I find relevant to small state foreign policy and indigenous autonomy, as well as a testing ground for new ideas and new projects that I may pursue.