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Dear Reader,

(including all its subsidiary (and/or sister) pages on "coombs.anu.edu.au" server) has permanently ceased its publishing operations on Friday 21st January 2011.

All of the online resources reported here have been thoroughly checked at the time of their listing. However, it is possible that, with the with the passage of time, many of the originally reported materials might have been removed from the Internet, or changed their online address, or varied the scope and quality of their contents.

Fortunately, in several cases it is possible to access many of the older versions of the resources listed in the MONITOR. This can be easily done via the free services of the "The Internet Archive" http://web.archive.org/, a remarkable brainchild of Brewster Kahle, San Francisco, CA.

- with warm regards -

Editor, Dr T. Matthew Ciolek.

Canberra, 21 January 2011.

18 March 2009

Centre for Eastern Studies (CES) / Osrodek Studiow Wschodnich (OSW)


18 Mar 2009

Centre for Eastern Studies, Warsaw, Poland.

"The Centre for Eastern Studies (CES) was established in 1990. CES is financed from the [Polish] state budget. Its task is to monitor and analyse the political, economic and social situation in the Central and Eastern European countries, in the Balkans, in the Caucasus and in Central Asia. The main objects of CES research [are]: * the internal situations and stability of the countries in the area of CES' interests, * the systems of power, * relations between particular political centres, * foreign policies, * issues related to NATO and EU enlargement, * the ways the states of the region aspire to integrate with Western structures, * energy supply security, * existing and potential conflicts, and other issues pertaining to the security of Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the Caucasus and Central Asia."

Site contents:
* About us
* Publications (# News - daily summaries of the news from the region, # EASTWEEK - analytical newsletter on Russia, Ukraine, Caucasus, and Central Asia, # Central European Weekly, # Policy Briefs, # CES Commentary, # CES Studies - large analytical studies, 6 times a year, # CES Report - annual summary of the most significant political and economic processes in the region);
* Links (Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Central Europe, Transcaucasus, Central Asia, General);
* Search (simple & advanced).

URL http://www.osw.waw.pl/en/eindex.htm

[A bi-lingual (PL, EN) site - ed.]

Internet Archive (web.archive.org) [the existence of archived copies of the site not could not be ascertained at the time of this abstract]

Link reported by: Antonina Michalowska (antonina.michalowska--at--osw.waw.pl), forwarded by central-eurasia-l--at--lists.fas.harvard.edu

* Resource type [news - documents - study - corporate info. - online guide]:
Study/News/Online Guide
* Publisher [academic - business - government - library/museum - NGO - other]:
* Scholarly usefulness [essential - v.useful - useful - interesting - marginal]:
V. Useful
* External links to the resource [over 3,000 - under 3,000 - under 1,000
- under 300 - under 100 - under 30]: over 1,000

Please note that the above details were correct on the day of their publication. To suggest an update, please email the site's editor at tmciolek@ciolek.com