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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The Crisis in Lebanon

Categories: Headlines,Israel,Middle East Conflict,United Nations

Surveys the development of Lebanon since the outbreak of civil war in the mid-1970s and examines the issues behind the instability and violence of recent decades, with special attention to the conflict between Israel and Hezbollah in the summer of 2006, the expansion of the United Nations peacekeeping force, and the current political crisis. Research Paper 07/08 from the House of Commons Library

Inside North Korea: A Joint U.S.-Chinese Dialogue

Categories: China,Korea,Nuclear Arms

Summary of a December 2006 conference on internal developments in North Korea. Covers key points of agreement and disagreement among the participants. From the U.S. Institute of Peace

Nigeria’s 2007 Elections: The Fitful Path to Democratic Citizenship

Categories: Africa,Elections/Campaigns

Reviews the preparations for the April 2007 national election in Nigeria and the obstacles that could mar the election. From the U.S. Institute of Peace

Top Partners: Green Power Partnership

Categories: Energy,Environment

Lists the top 25 companies and organizations in purchasing energy from renewable energy suppliers. Wells Fargo and Company was number 1 and Whole Foods Market was number 2. From the Environmental Protection Agency.

Physical Activity Among Adults: United States, 2000 and 2005

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

Compares national estimates of physical activity among adults based on responses to the physical activity questions found in the 2000 and 2005 National Health Interview Surveys. From the National Center for Health Statistics.

A Comparison of Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Characteristics for the Private Sector …

Categories: Health Insurance,Statistics

Between 2001 and 2004 the cost of employer-sponsored health insurance for the private sector increased much faster than inflation. This Statistical Brief covers changes between 2001 and 2004 in the offer, eligibility, enrollment rates, and level of employee contributions for private businesses grouped by the average payroll per employee. From the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Why Terrorist Idealogies are so Powerful

Categories: Terrorism

Webcast of lecture by sociologist Neil Smelser presented at the Library of Congress in November, 2006.

Latin America and the Caribbean: Issues for the 110th Congress

Categories: Cuba,Drug Trafficking,Foreign Trade/Investment,Immigration/Migration,Latin America

Reviews recent positive and negative developments in Latin America and the issues, including drug trafficking, border control, immigration reform, the future of Cuba, and trade issues, that will call for congressional attention. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by

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