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North Korea: The Nuclear Issue and Prospects for Change

Categories: Korea,Nuclear Arms

Surveys the past 15 years of negotiations designed to end North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, including the Six Party Talks. Also assesses the likelihood of three different scenarios for change: sustained reform, stop-start reform, and regime collapse. Research Paper 07-03 from the House of Commons Library.

Households’ Use of Public and Other Types of Libraries: 2002

Categories: Libraries/Museums,Statistics

Presents patterns of library use by household demographic, social, economic, and geographic characteristics. From the National Center for Education Statistics

Streamflow of 2006: Water Year Summary

Categories: Environment,Natural Resources

First ever summary of seasonal, regional and national streamflow. Finds that some parts of the country, especially the Northeast, recorded some of the highest streamflows since the 1930s, while other areas, especially the southwest, had below normal conditions. From the U.S. Geological Survey

Asian Transnational Organized Crime and Its Impact on the United States

Categories: Asian Americans,Crime/Justice

Describes the divergent perceptions of Asian transnational organized crime by U.S. and Asian researchers, the scope and patterns of Asian organized crime, and the impact of such crime on the U.S. From the National Institute of Justice

Some New Evidence on Overtime Use, Total Job Compensation, and Wage Rates

Categories: Income/Poverty,Labor/Employment

Examines the relationship between overtime pay and comprehensive measures of employer costs for job compensation. A working paper from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Embassies as Command Posts in the Anti-Terror Campaign

Categories: Defense/Military,Foreign Affairs,Terrorism

Examines the relationship between Defense and State Department officials in American embassies, especially the degree of cooperation relating to counter-terrorism strategy, policy, and activities. Finds a significant increase in the number of military personnel in the embassies, concerns among the host countries about the implications of this increase, and concern about whether diplomatic approaches to building long-term alliances are receiving sufficient attention. From the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Energy Market and Economic Impacts of a Proposal to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Intensity with Cap/Trade S

Categories: Climate Change,Energy,Environment

Analysis of a proposal that would regulate emissions of greenhouse gases through a national allowance cap-and-trade system. Considers the results of such a proposal on greenhouse gas emissions, energy prices, and the national economy. From the Energy Information Administration.

Scientific Review of the Proposed Risk Assessment Bulletin from the OMB

Categories: Environment,Laws/Regulations,Science/Technology

Response of a scientific review committee to a proposed bulletin prescribing standards for federal risk assessments issued by the Office of Management and Budget. Concludes that the bulletin has an incomplete and unbalanced approach to engineering, ecological and other types of risk assessment and argues that it should be withdrawn. From the National Research Council. OMB subsequently withdrew the bulletin.

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