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Earl Gregg Swem Library

India’s New Government and Implications for U.S. Interests

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Foreign Affairs,Foreign Trade/Investment,India

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43679.pdf

Reviews the main current issues in U.S. – India relations, especially since the election of Prime Minister Modi’s government.  Covers economic and trade issues, security matters, and human rights concerns.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

The Year in Trade 2013: Operation of the Trade Agreements Program

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Statistics,Treaties,United Nations

http://www.usitc.gov/publications/332/pub4481.pdf

Reports that U.S. trade in goods and services grew in 2013 but at a slower rate than in 2012 and that the trade deficit fell from $535 billion in 2012 to $475 billion in 2013.  Also reviews U.S. international trade laws and actions under these laws, activities of the World Trade Organization, and developments regarding U.S. free trade agreements.  From the U.S. International Trade Commission

 

U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit: Frequently Asked Questions and Background

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43655.pdf

Provides information about the early August 2014 U.S. – Africa Leaders’ Summit in Washington and covers Africa’s development and economic challenges, U.S. aid to Africa, democracy and human rights issues, and peace/security issues. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Export-Import Bank Reauthorization: Frequently Asked Questions

Categories: Business/Economics,Foreign Assistance,Foreign Trade/Investment,Govt Finance

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43671.pdf

Answers such questions as what the bank is, what it does, how its leadership is structured, how it manages risk, and why the reauthorization is controversial.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

U.S. Sanctions on Russia in Response to Events in Ukraine

Categories: Business/Economics,Foreign Affairs,Foreign Trade/Investment,Russia

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/IN10048.pdf

Brief discussion of U.S. sanctions imposed on Russia following the annexation of Crimea and the current debate over the effect of further sanctions following the downing of the Malaysian commercial airliner, allegedly by separatists allied with Russia.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2014-2023

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,Food/Nutrition,Foreign Trade/Investment,India,Statistics,United Nations

http://www.oecd.org/site/oecd-faoagriculturaloutlook/

Provides an annual assessment of prospects for the coming decade of national, regional, and global agricultural commodities  Includes special feature on India.   From the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the Food and Agriculture Organization

 

Export-Import Bank: Overview and Reauthorization Issues

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Laws/Regulations,Treaties

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R43581.pdf

Describes what it is, what it does, and what issues have made its reauthorization controversial among some in Congress.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

United States Counter Piracy and Maritime Security Action Plan

Categories: Crime/Justice,Foreign Trade/Investment,Presidency,Transportation

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/united_states_counter_piracy_and_maritime_security_action_plan_2014.pdf

Implements Presidential Policy Directive 18 on Maritime Security by laying out U.S. policy for countering piracy, robbery at sea, and related maritime crime.  From the White House

 

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