New for 2014:
a new essay on opposition movements in Russia, discussing the associations of the prominent anti-corruption campaigner Aleksei Navalnyi with both liberalism and nationalism
analysis of recent political developments in Russia at both the federal and regional level
a detailed discussion of the period of political power-sharing in Georgia between President Mikheil Saakashvili and the Government of Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili
expanded directory coverage of the separatist territories of Abkhazia, Nagornyi Karabakh, South Ossetia and Transnistria, and of the autonomous territories of Crimea, Gagauz-Yeri and Naxcivan
brand new essays providing expert analysis of the recent political history of Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan.
Leading authorities on the region analyze topics of regional importance, including: the politics of energy in the Caspian Sea region; the economies of Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia; poverty and social welfare; the politics of the South Caucasus, and the politics of water in Central Asia.
Chapters on each country, containing:
essays on its recent history and economy, and a chronology of events
an extensive statistical survey of economic indicators
a comprehensive directory of the most significant political, commercial and cultural institutions
a bibliography of books concerned with the country's history, politics and economy
Who's Who in Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia
biographical information on more than 150 leading political figures in the region
a directory of major international organizations and research institutes concerned with the region
select bibliographies of books and periodicals