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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda): U.S. and International Response to Philippines Disaster

Categories: Philippines,Weather/Disasters

Examines the impact of the storm which struck the Philippines on November 8, 2013 and the nature and amount of the U.S. and international relief response.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


U.S. Naturalizations: 2012

Categories: China,Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,India,Mexico,Philippines,Statistics

Presents information on the number and characteristics of foreign nationals aged 18 and over who naturalized during 2012.  The leading countries of origin of the 757,434 persons naturalizing were Mexico, the Philippines, India, the Dominican Republic, and the People’s Republic of China.  From the Office of Immigration Statistics of the Department of Homeland Security


South China Sea

Categories: Asia,China,Energy,indonesia,Philippines

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


The Republic of the Philippines and U.S. Interests

Categories: China,Foreign Affairs,Philippines,Treaties

Discusses the renewal of U.S-Philippines security arrangements as part of the U.S. foreign policy pivot to the Far East.  Also reviews Philippine-China relations and territorial disputes in the South China Sea.  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

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

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

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


Peace Negotiations in the Philippines: The Government, the MILF and International NGOs.

Categories: Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace,Nongovernmental organizations,Philippines

Supports the role of international contact groups and nongovernmental organizations in peace negotiations between governments and rebel organizations.  Illustrates innovative methods and approaches during current negotiations between the Philippine government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front.   From the United States Institute of Peace