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Date: Thu, 15 May 2003
From: Gael Tarleton <gtarleton@nbr.org>
Subject: re May 15 JRL Rutland item

Regarding Peter Rutland's "After the Great Game", published in JRL #7182, 15 May 2003, #14:

Many thanks to Peter Rutland for summarizing the discussions held in Seattle on April 29-30, 2003 at the conference on Caspian Sea Basin Security. Peter correctly noted that The National Bureau of Asian Research and the U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute were co-sponsors. I would like all your readers to know that two other co-sponsors made this conference possible: the University of Washington's Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies (REECAS) Center in the Jackson School of International Studies; and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's Pacific Northwest Center for Global Security in Seattle.

I hope that these discussions on Caspian security issues contribute to a longer-term analysis of how political, economic, and security developments in the Caspian states are affecting foreign policy formulation in the United States, Russia, China, Turkey, Iran, India and Pakistan.

Gael Tarleton
Director, Eurasia Policy Studies
The National Bureau of Asian Research Seattle, Washington

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