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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Sub-Saharan Africa: Trends in U.S. and Chinese Economic Engagement

Categories: Africa,China,Foreign Assistance,Foreign Trade/Investment

http://www.gao.gov/assets/660/652041.pdf

Examines competition in Africa between China and the U.S. in regard to trade, investment, grants, and loans with special attention to Angola, Ghana, and Kenya.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Management, Administration, and Oversight of DOD Special Access Programs

Categories: Defense/Military,Govt Secrecy,Spying/Intelligence

http://www.fas.org/irp/doddir/dod/i5205_11.pdf

Instructions which establish how the Defense Department carries out classified intelligence programs involving security measures such as polygraph testing, special eligibility reviews, and other controls on information. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Appropriations Subcommittee Structure: History of Changes from 1920 to 2013

Categories: Congress,Govt Processes/Organization,History

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RL31572.pdf

Describes four broad eras in the evolution of the Appropriations Committees of the House and  Senate and the structure of the subcommittees.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Agricultural Conservation: A Guide to Programs

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Environment,Govt Finance,Natural Resources

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R40763.pdf

Basic information, current funding, and participation information for over 20 programs dealing with conservation in the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Honduras-U.S. Relations

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Foreign Trade/Investment,Latin America

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RL34027.pdf

Examines current conditions in Honduras including human rights, economic conditions, and crime.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Argentina’s Defaulted Sovereign Debt: Dealing with the Holdouts

Categories: Argentina,Financial Crisis/Markets,Foreign Trade/Investment

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R41029.pdf

Discusses the background of the Argentine debt problem, the litigation brought by so-called holdouts from the settlements offered by the country, and the implications for the future.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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