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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The North Korean Nuclear Challenge: Military Options and Issues for Congress

Categories: Asia,Foreign Affairs,Korea,Nuclear Arms

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/R44994.pdf

Identifies seven possible options for the U.S. to employ the military to “denuclearize” North Korea and the risks of each approach.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists and InfoDocket.

 

International Energy Outlook 2017

Categories: Asia,Energy,Statistics,Transportation

https://www.eia.gov/outlooks/ieo/pdf/0484(2017).pdf

Forecasts a 28% increase in world energy consumption to 2040, primarily due to expanding economies in India and China.  From the Energy Information Administration

 

Kashmir: Line of Control and Grassroots Peacebuilding

Categories: Asia,Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace,indonesia,Pakistan

https://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/2017-07/sr410-kashmir-line-of-control-and-grassroots-peacebuilding.pdf

Evaluates the success of local peacemaking efforts in the boundary area, known as the Line of Control, between Pakistan and India in the Kashmir Valley.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Returning Foreign Fighters and the Reintegration Imperative

Categories: Arab,Asia,Conflict Resolution,Crime/Justice,Middle East Conflict,Terrorism

https://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/2017-03/sr402-returning-foreign-fighters-and-the-reintegration-imperative.pdf

Examines European exit programs for members of violent groups and criminal gangs, and first-generation deradicalization programs in Southeast Asia and the Middle East.   From the United States Institute of Peace

 

 

China’s and Myanmar’s Peace Process

Categories: Asia,Burma,China,Democracy/Peace

https://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR401-China-and-Myanmar-Peace-Process.pdf

Examines China’s role and interests in Myanmar’s political evolution, especially relating to armed ethnic groups in the northern part of the country.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Selected Health Conditions Among Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Adults: United States, 2014

Categories: Asia,Health/Medical,Statistics

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/databriefs/db277.pdf

Highlights differences in the prevalence of selected health conditions between the NHPI population and the Asian population with whom they have historically been combined.  From the National Center for Health Statistics

 

Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: Likely Impact on the U.S. Economy and on Specific Industry Sectors

https://www.usitc.gov/publications/332/pub4607.pdf

Required report (788 pages) to Congress and the President which provides an overview of the TPP agreement, findings as to the likely economy-wide effects, and specific sectoral effects.  These include food and agricultural products, manufactured goods, energy, and services.  From the U.S. International Trade Commission

 

GEO-6: Global Environment Outlook: Regional Assessment for West Asia

Categories: Asia,Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,United Nations,Urban Issues

http://apps.unep.org/publications/index.php?option=com_pub&task=download&file=012097_en

One of six regional assessments on the state of the global environment released on the occasion of the second U.N. Environment Assembly in Nairobi.  From the United Nations Environment Programme.

 

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