The editorial board wishes to express its appreciation to the many individuals and institutions that made this volume possible. First, we would like to thank the Ford Foundation for providing core support to Women in International Security (WIIS); without these funds none of our other work would be possible. Second, our thanks to the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and IREX for financing two conferences on this topic, the first in Tallinn (1992) and the second in Prague (1993). The papers collected here are largely an outgrowth of collaborations initiated and developed at those conferences.
A very special measure of thanks are due to the dedicated women at our sister organization in Moscow, Women in Global Security (WINGS). Through their efforts, outstanding women scholars from Russia, Estonia, the Transcaucasus, Central Asia, the Sakha Republic, and Tatarstan are participating in international conferences and their work is reaching a global audience. We would like to single out Leokadia Drobizheva, president of WINGS, Tatiana Shakleina, vice president, and Nina Astrinskaia, general-secretary, for special commendation.
At WIIS, we wish to express our gratitude to Carola Weil and Fran Burwell for project direction and overall administrative support and Dana Sample for her multifaceted assistance in the early phases of the project. The success of the Tallinn and Prague conferences is directly attributable to the efforts of Angela Stent, Gale Mattox, and Rose Gottemoeller, and the two conference coordinators, Erica Warner and Klara Hallik. Rändi Smith and Jason Pate provided invaluable research assistance, and produced the fact boxes and pie charts used in this volume.
For bringing this volume to fruition, we owe a special debt of gratitude to Catherine Kelleher, Lee Walker, and Marjorie Balzer. Catherine acted as guide, mentor, critic, and source of inspiration. Lee managed the final phases of this multinational, multiyear effort, editing the contributions and shaping the final product. Marjorie served as a consultant on issues of data in dispute. We wish to thank the many individuals who have contributed to this volume; however, the editors alone are responsible for its content.
At M. E. Sharpe, we wish to express our sincere thanks to Patricia Kolb and Ana Erlić for their insights, criticism, and meticulous attention to detail. This volume could not have been produced without them.