Test essay questions Eurasian studies

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Answer three questions 900-1200 each. Respond to each in a clear, cohesive, and cogent manner. Your response can be submitted as a traditional essay. Avoid any use of long quotations due to the short nature of the assignment. You may rely upon course readings or other relevant material to answer the questions. If you reference any particular sources, please make sure you cite them appropriately using in text citations, example (author last name, date, Pg number if quote)

Please use times new roman 12 font double spaced. You can put all three questions in the same document. Please put each title and number of question on top of each and word count at the bottom of each last page.

Three Question needing answered 900-1200 words each

3. How did Soviet Union deal with Islam and are there any residual effects that influence the current security situation/policy of Russia toward Central Asia today?
Other references:
Kathleen Collins and Erica Owen, “Islamic Religiosity and Regime Preferences: Explaining Support for Democracy and Political Islam in Central Asia and theCaucasus,” Political Research Quarterly 65, no3 (September 2012): 499-515.
S. Frederick Starr, ed., Ferghana Valley: The Heart of Central Asia (New York: M.E. Sharpe, 2011), 317-361.

30. What are two to three of China’s principal interests in Central Asia and how has it sought to achieve them? To what degree has it been successful in doing so?
Other references:
Hassan H. Karrar, The New Silk Road Diplomacy: China’s Central Asian Foreign Policy since the Cold War (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2009), 151-183.
Marlene Laurelle and Sebastien Peyrouse, The Chinese Question in Central Asia: Domestic Order, Social Change, and the Chinese Factor (New York:Columbia University Press, 2012).
37. Briefly explain and analyze two to three primary historical factors that have fueled the Chechen insurgency against Russia?

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