About the Author
is Professor of History at Tel Aviv University. He has served as Director of the Cummings Center for Russian and East European Studies and has been a visiting fellow at St. Antony's College, Oxford, the Kennan Institute, and Visiting Professor at Georgetown University. He is the editor ofMuslim Eurasia: Conflicting Legacies
(1995) and the author ofIslam in the Soviet Union from World War II to Gorbachev
(2000) andIslam in the CIS: A Threat to Stability?