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The Government Response to the Independent Commission on Banking

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Great Britain

http://www.official-documents.gov.uk/document/cm82/8252/8252.pdf

Response of the British government to recommendations for banking reform by an independent commission.  From the Treasury Department and the Department for Business Innovation and Skills.  Parliamentary Command Paper Cm 8252

 

Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets

Categories: Copyright/Patents,Foreign Trade/Investment,Property Rights

http://www.ustr.gov/webfm_send/3215

The Notorious Markets List identifies selected markets, including ones on the Internet, that deal in goods and services that violate intellectual property rights.  From the  Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

The United States and China in Power Transition

Categories: Business/Economics,China,Foreign Trade/Investment

http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/display.cfm?pubID=1093

Examines how the rapid economic development of China has dramatically changed power relations in the U.S.-led international system.  From the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College

 

Multilateral Political Missions and Preventive Diplomacy

Categories: Africa,Asia,Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace,Nongovernmental organizations,United Nations

http://www.usip.org/files/resources/SR299.pdf

Explores the advantages and limitations of using expert teams of negotiators from international organizations in preventing conflicts in fragile states with examples from countries in Asia, Africa, and the Baltic states.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

EPA Issues First National Standards for Mercury Pollution from Power Plants: Historic Mercury and Air Toxics Standards Meet 20-Year Old Requirement To Cut Dangerous Smokestack Emissions

Categories: Energy,Environment,Health/Medical,Laws/Regulations

http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/bd4379a92ceceeac8525735900400c27/bd8b3f37edf5716d8525796d005dd086!OpenDocument

Press release which describes the significance of the standards to regulate emissions of mercury, arsenic, acid gas, nickel selenium, and cyanide.  From the Environmental Protection Agency

 

Major Uses of Land in the United States, 2007

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Natural Resources,Statistics,Urban Issues

http://www.ers.usda.gov/Publications/EIB89/EIB89.pdf

Presents findings from the most recent inventory (2007) of U.S. major land uses.  The largest percentage is forestland (30%) followed by grass and range pasture (27%), and cropland (18%).  Urban land accounted for only 3%.  From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

To Walk the Earth in Safety: Documenting 10 Years of the United States’ Commitment to Conventional Weapons Destruction

Categories: Arms Control,Guns,Statistics

http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/176689.pdf

Reviews ten years of trying to eliminate land mines and all explosive remnants of war including small arms and light weapons.  From the State Department

 

Digest of United States Practice in International Law 2010

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Foreign Affairs,Immigration/Migration,Laws/Regulations,Treaties

http://www.state.gov/s/l/2010/index.htm

Latest annual volume of the historical record of the views and practice of the U.S. government in public and private international law on topics such as immigration, treaties, criminal law, human rights, international claims and more.   From the State Department

 

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