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Date: Tue, 19 May 2009
From: "Antonina Michalowska" <Antonina.Michalowska@osw.waw.pl>
Subject: New OSW Commentary [link to PDF [The New Great Game a breakthrough?"]

The JRL readers might be interested in the newest commentary by the Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW): 'The New Great Game a breakthrough?' by Aleksandra Jarosiewicz and Krzysztof Strachota.

Russia's geopolitical counter-offensive, designed to stop the ongoing erosion of Russian influence in Central Asia, has coincided with the relative weakening of the West's position as well as the global economic crisis. It also stumbled on unexpectedly strong resistance from the Central Asian states, which have stepped up efforts to develop political and economic (energy) relations which can serve as alternatives to their relations with Russia.

Full text can be found at: http://www.osw.waw.pl/files/commentary_26.pdf

Yours sincerely,
Antonina Michalowska
External Relations Coordinator
Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW)
Warsaw, Poland
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