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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Taiwan: Major U.S. Arms Sales Since 1990

Categories: China,Defense/Military,Foreign Assistance,Taiwan

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/weapons/RL30957.pdf

Discusses U.S. security assistance to Taiwan or the Republic of China, the types of weapons sold, the nature of the military relationship, and policy issues for Congress, such as the extent of the U.S. commitment to defend Taiwan.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

China’s Economic Rise: History, Trends, Challenges, and Implications for the United States

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

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RL33534.pdf

Surveys the rise of China’s economy since 1979, describes major economic challenges facing China, and discusses the implications of China’s economic rise for the United States.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

China-U.S. Trade Issues

Categories: China,Foreign Trade/Investment,Treaties

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RL33536.pdf

Reviews the expansion of economic ties between the two countries over the past three decades, the tensions which stem, in the U.S. view, from China’s incomplete transition to a free market economy, and major U.S.-China trade issues.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Ecuador: Political and Economic Conditions and U.S. Relations

Categories: Drug Trafficking,Foreign Trade/Investment,Latin America,Spying/Intelligence

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43135.pdf

Describes the close trade relations between the U.S. and Ecuador and the recent friction between the U.S. and the leftist government of Rafael Correa.  Also covers counter-narcotics efforts and Ecuador’s willingness to grant sanctuary to Assange and Snowden.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

NSA Surveillance Leaks: Background and Issues for Congress

Categories: Govt Secrecy,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Spying/Intelligence

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/intel/R43134.pdf

Clarifies the differences between the two National Security Agency surveillance programs disclosed by Edward Snowden, what information was being collected, and what legal authorities were used by the agency.  Also identifies issues that may help Congress assess legislative proposals relating to NSA surveillance authority.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Humanities Collections and Reference Resources: An Evaluation 2000-2010

Categories: Arts/Humanities,Libraries/Museums

http://www.neh.gov/files/divisions/preservation/hcrr_evaluation_report_2013.pdf

 

Reviews the significance and long-term effects of awards in the humanities made by the Humanities Collections and Reference Resources program of the National Endowment for the Humanities to preserve humanities resources and ensure their accessibility  From the National Endowment for the Humanities