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Earl Gregg Swem Library

International Comparisons of Corporate Income Tax Rates

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Govt Finance,Taxes

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/52419-internationaltaxratecomp.pdf

Reviews and compares corporate income tax rates, including statutory, average, and effective rates in the U.S. and the “Group of 20” countries.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

2016 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

https://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/hrrpt/2016/

Annual report on U.S. view of human rights conditions in 199 other countries.  Click on regions of the world from left frame.  From the State Department

 

International Narcotics Control Strategy Report Vol. 2: Money Laundering and Financial Crimes

Categories: Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Financial Crisis/Markets,Foreign Affairs,Foreign Assistance

http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/268024.pdf

Highlights the most significant steps countries have taken to improve their anti-money laundering efforts.  Also details U.S. government efforts to provide technical assistance and training.  From the State Department

 

International Narcotics Control Strategy Report Vol. 1: Drug and Chemical Control

Categories: Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Foreign Affairs,Foreign Assistance

http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/268025.pdf

Describes efforts of key countries to attack all aspects of the international drug trade in 2016.  Produced in response to requirements of the Foreign Assistance act which requires that the president identify countries acting as major illicit drug producers or transit points. Features 75 country reports.  From the State Department

 

Populism and Nationalism: Implications for the International Order

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Great Britain

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/LLN-2017-0002/LLN-2017-0002.pdf

Parliamentary briefing paper on the challenges to the liberal international order posed by the development of populism and nationalism around the world.  Outlines the British government’s support for the current rules-based international order, reviews contrary events over the past year, and surveys the recent work of scholars and commentators on the phenomena.  From the House of Lords Library

 

Global Trends: Paradox of Progress

Categories: Business/Economics,China,Foreign Affairs,Russia,Spying/Intelligence,Terrorism

https://www.dni.gov/files/images/globalTrends/documents/GT-Full-Report.pdf

Represents the U.S. intelligence community’s quadrennial assessment of the forces and choices shaping the world over the next two decades.  Main section lays out key trends, explores their implications, and offers three scenarios about how different choices and developments could play out in different ways over the next 20 years.  From the Office of the Director of National Intelligence

 

Cabinet Exit Memos: Our Record of Progress and the Work Ahead

https://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/cabinet/exit-memos

A series of memos from members of the Obama cabinet summarizing accomplishments over the past eight years and offering a vision for the country’s future.  Includes a cover letter from the president.   From the White House

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1981-1988, Volume VI, Soviet Union, October 1986-January 1989

Categories: Arms Control,Communism,Foreign Affairs,History,Russia,Treaties

https://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1981-88v06

The second of four bilateral volumes on the Soviet Union.  Focuses on arms control negotiations, especially the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), and the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF).  From the Office of the Historian of the State Department

 

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