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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The U.S. Surge and Afghan Local Governance: Lessons for Transition

Categories: Afghanistan,Arab,Conflict Resolution,Defense/Military,Democracy/Peace

Focuses on the U.S. military’s local governance and development projects and argues that the surge has not met its objectives due to three unrealistic U.S. assumptions.  From the United States Institute of Peace)


Lessons from Afghanistan’s History for the Current Transition and Beyond

Categories: Afghanistan,Arab,Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace

This report identifies broad historical patterns and distills relevant lessons that may be useful in shaping policies during the 2011 to 2014 transition.  From the United States Institute of Peace


Employee Tenure in 2012

Categories: Labor/Employment,Statistics

Reports that the median number of years that wage and salary workers had been with their current employer was 4.6 in January 2012.  Offers information about worker tenure by gender, race/ethnicity, age, industry, and occupation.   From the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Generalist and Specialty Physicians: Supply and Access, 2009-2010

Categories: Health Insurance,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

This report presents selected trends in physician shortages and access to care measures for generalist and specialty physicians.  Finds that the number of specialty physicians is significantly larger than the number of generalists but the latter see more patients.  From the National Center for Health Statistics


Individual Income Tax Returns 2010

Categories: Income/Poverty,Statistics,Taxes

Has data on sources of income, adjusted gross income, exemptions, deductions, taxable income, tax credits, and tax payments.  From the Internal Revenue Service


Iran Sanctions

Categories: Arms Control,Energy,European Union,Iran,Nuclear Arms

Provides the latest update on the effort to use international sanctions to pressure Iran into confining its nuclear research to peaceful uses.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Medicaid: States’ Use of Managed Care

Categories: Federal State Relations,Health/Medical,Medicare/Medicaid,Statistics

Examines variations in states’ use of managed care programs for Medicaid recipients and examines groups of states that share similarities. From the Government Accountability Office


Egypt: Background and U.S. Relations

Categories: Egypt,Foreign Assistance,Israel,Middle East Conflict,Statistics

Provides an overview of current key issues for Congress related to Egypt and information on U.S. foreign aid to Egypt.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


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