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Earl Gregg Swem Library

2014 Special 301 Report

Categories: China,Copyright/Patents,Foreign Trade/Investment,India,indonesia,Property Rights,Treaties,Turkey

http://www.ustr.gov/sites/default/files/USTR%202014%20Special%20301%20Report%20to%20Congress%20FINAL.pdf

Annual report on the importance of intellectual property rights protection and enforcement.  Places10 nations on the Priority Watch List and 27 others on the Watch List.  Countries such as China, India, Indonesia, Thailand, and Turkey have been listed every year since the reports began 25 years ago.  From the  Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

South China Sea

Categories: Asia,China,Energy,indonesia,Philippines

http://www.eia.gov/countries/analysisbriefs/South_China_Sea/south_china_sea.pdf

Describes the energy resouces in the South China Sea region and the political and technological problems in exploiting them.  From the Energy Information Administration

 

Rising Economic Powers and U.S. Trade Policy

Categories: Brazil,Business/Economics,China,Foreign Trade/Investment,India,indonesia,Mexico,Russia,Turkey

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R42864.pdf

Discusses the challenges presented for U.S. trade policies of China, Brazil, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Russia, and Turkey due to their rising trade flows, rapidly growing economies, and greater involvement in World Trade Organization negotiations and dispute settlements.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

U.S. Defense Articles and Services Supplied to Foreign Recipients: Restrictions on Their Use

Categories: Argentina,Defense/Military,Foreign Assistance,indonesia,Israel,Laws/Regulations,Turkey

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/weapons/R42385.pdf

Explains how the Arms Export Control Act  places restrictions on the use of U.S. supplied defense items and provides examples of U.S. responses to possible violations by Argentina, Israel, Indonesia, and Turkey.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Southeast Asia: A Political and Economic Introduction

Categories: Asia,Democracy/Peace,Great Britain,indonesia,Philippines,Terrorism,Vietnam

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/RP11-78.pdf

This paper offers facts and figures about the southeast Asian region followed by country studies of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, and Singapore.  It also focuses on two key issues for the region: democratization, and Islamist terrorism.  From the House of Commons Library

 

Military Balance in Southeast Asia

Categories: Asia,China,Defense/Military,Great Britain,indonesia,Philippines,Vietnam

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/RP11-79.pdf

This paper examines the military balance of power in Southeast Asia, the growing military and economic role of China, and the response of six other countries: Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, and Singapore.  From the House of Commons Library

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, Volume E-12, Documents on East and Southeast Asia, 1973-1976

Categories: Asia,Australia,Foreign Affairs,indonesia,Japan,Korea,Philippines

http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1969-76ve12

Covers documents about various Asian countries as an electronic supplement to the regular printed volume.    From the State Department

 

Climate Change: The Quality, Comparability, and Review of Emissions Inventories Vary Between Developed and Developing Nations

Categories: Brazil,China,Climate Change,Environment,India,indonesia,Korea,Mexico

http://www.gao.gov/new.items/d10818.pdf

Assesses quality of emissions inventories from nations that are fastest growing source of greenhouse gas emissions and how this may affect chances for success of future international agreements to limit climate change.  From the Government Accountability Office