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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.

06 June 2008

Geopolitical Analysis and Research on the Middle East, Central Asia and South Asia (ARGO)


06 Jun 2008

ARGO, Rome, Italy

Self-description: "ARGO (Analisi e Ricerche Geopolitiche sull'Oriente / Geopolitical Analysis and Research on the Middle East, Central Asia and South Asia) is a non-profit think tank based in Rome, Italy. It was created by a group of researchers who saw the need for an analysis group capable of comprehensively collecting, processing and sharing insightful information on an area that spans from the Middle East to South Asia. ARGO's task is to produce analytical instruments on the political, economical, social, and security dynamics of the countries in those regions, as well as to prompt debate and formulate recommendations for decision makers."

Site contents:
* About us; * Products (Reports, Chronologies, Basic data [taken from: Asian Development Bank, BBC country profiles, CIA World Factbook, UNDP, U.S. Department of State, World Bank - ed.], Constitutions, Other material); * Countries (Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Georgia, India, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Palestinian territories, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Syria, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Yemen); * Events; * Links (Governmental/Non Governmental Institutions, Research Centers/International Political Science Journals, Sources [of factual data]); * On the Spot (# Letter of the Democratic Senators on US policy in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Apr, 2008. # Afghanistan, List of the Provincial Governors. Apr, 2008.); * Reports [Executive Summary, Full Report (in Italian)] (# Pakistan: Has the future begun? Apr, 2008. # Afghanistan: The need for a change of course. Mar, 2008. # Pakistan: Between instability and risk of economic crisis. Jan, 2008. # Pakistan: A difficult road to democracy. Dec, 2007. # Pakistan: An uncertain future. Oct, 2007).

[A bi-lingual (IT/EN) site]

URL http://www.argoriente.it/english/index.php

Internet Archive (web.archive.org) [the site was not archived at the time of this abstract]

Link reported by: T. Matthew Ciolek (tmciolek--at--coombs.anu.edu.au)

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

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