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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Russia and the European Union: The Sources and Limits of "Special Relationships"

Categories: European Union,Russia

http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pdffiles/PUB761.pdf

Analyzes the problems that have impeded Russia’s integration with Europe and the nature of the special arrangements which have brought Russia and Europe together in a shallow collaboration. From the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College.

USDA Agricultural Projections to 2016

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Statistics

http://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/oce071/oce20071.pdf

Latest in a series of annual ten year forecasts regarding farm income and prices, agricultural trade and agricultural commodities. A major trend is the increased demand for biofuels which should lead to large increases in corn-based ethanol production. From the Economic Research Service

U.S. International Trade in Goods and Services, December 2006

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics

http://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/international/trade/2007/pdf/trad1206.pdf

Includes a section on the Annual Trade Summary for 2006 which shows a record-setting deficit of $716 billion in goods and services, with a goods deficit of $836 billion, up $53 billion from the 2005 deficit figure. Includes extensive statistics by commodities and countries. From the Bureau of Economic Affairs.

Doing Business in the European Union: A Commercial Guide for U.S. Companies

Categories: Business/Economics,European Union,Foreign Trade/Investment

http://www.buyusainfo.net/docs/x_5562132.pdf

One of a series of such guides for regions or individual countries. Covers the political and economic environment, leading sectors for U.S. exports and investment, trade regulations and standards and other topics. From the U.S. Commercial Service of the Department of Commerce.

Energy Demands on Water Resources

Categories: Energy,Environment,Natural Resources,Science/Technology

http://www.sandia.gov/energy-water/docs/121-RptToCongress-EWwEIAcomments-FINAL.pdf

Presents background information to Congress on the connections between energy and water, identifies concerns regarding large water demands linked to energy production, and reviews technologies which might aid in producing energy while conserving water. From the Energy Department.

An Overview of Child Well-Being in Rich Countries

Categories: Children,Headlines,United Nations,Youth

http://www.unicef-icdc.org/presscentre/presskit/reportcard7/rc7_eng.pdf

Subtitled: A Comprehensive Assessment of the Lives and Well-Being of Children and Adolescents in the Economically Advanced Nations. Compares the situation of children on six measures, including material well-being, health and safety, educational well-being, family and peer relationships, in 21 member countries of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Draws on concepts from the United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Netherlands receives the highest scores while Britain and the U.S. are in the bottom third of the rankings for 5 of the 6 indicators. From UNICEF.