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  • is a new independent news and information service. Based in Washington, D.C., with a European Desk in Germany, and correspondents around the world, GSN gathers and promotes daily reporting, expert commentary, and in-depth information on international defense and security issues, with a section devoted to military and security developments in Russia .

  • American Foreign Policy Council and its bulletin, the Russian Reform Monitor , tracks the processes of reform in the Russian Federation and American policy toward the former Soviet Union. Launched in April 1995 when the International Monetary Fund provided a $9 billion loan to Moscow, the bulletin is generally published two to three days per week.

  • Central Asia and Caucasus Analyst From Johns Hopkins University's SAIS, this site runs field reports, news bites, and a biweekly newsletter pertaining to Central Asia and the Caucasus.

  • News and Analysis from Central Asia and the Caucasus
    EurasiaNet provides information and analysis about political, economic, environmental and social developments in the countries of Central Asia and the Caucasus, as well as additional features, including interviews, book reviews and a discussion forum.

Transitions Online: The Ultimate Source on Central & Eastern Europe and the NIS This site provides frequently updated high-quality analysis from local reporters in Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, and the former Soviet Union, while retaining a region-wide focus and thematic structure of a magazine. Spotlighting overlooked perspectives, TOL posts reports on a wide range of issues and events several times a week.

The Military Network provides a central site for the dissemination of information and services to members of the armed forces. It establishes a dynamic forum for the exchange of ideas, issues and concerns that are shared by members of the armed forces.

Kim-Spy: Intelligence and Counter-Intelligence Contains a wide variety of links pertaining to military intelligence, spy culture, and foreign countries' intelligence agencies.

The Tajikistan Update Straightforward and easy to access news, articles, photos and travel information from and about Tajikistan.

The Harriman Institute Located at Columbia University, The Harriman Institute is a treasure trove of information regarding the Balkans, Central Asia and the Caucasus. Features include regularly-posted articles, and a newsletter.

Friends and Partners Friends and Partners now represents a community of people all over the world who provide information and communications services to promote better understanding, friendship and partnership between individuals and organizations of the United States (and, more broadly, "the west") and countries of the Former Soviet Union.

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