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The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Strategic Implications

Categories: Asia,Foreign Trade/Investment,Treaties

Examines claims that the 12 nation free trade agreement will or will not advance the strategic interests of the U.S. through the exertion of influence in economic as well as security domains.

From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


2015 Report to Congress on China’s WTO Compliance

Categories: China,Foreign Trade/Investment,Treaties

The 14th annual report on official U.S. views of China’s compliance with 9 broad areas of World Trade Organization commitments. Identifies areas where progress has been achieved and underscores areas of concern. From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative


Paris Climate Change Conference

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Great Britain,Treaties

Report on the conference including background, world trends in greenhouse gas emissions, progress since Lima Conference, National Designated Contributions, negotiating positions, and the final agreement. House of Commons Library Briefing Paper CPB 7393.


Adoption of the Paris Agreement

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,Treaties

Full text of the Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, reached by 190 participating countries in Paris, December 2015, which calls for reducing greenhouse gas emissions to hold the increase in global average temperatures to two degrees Celsius or less from pre-industrial levels. From the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change


U.S. Leadership and the Historic Paris Agreement to Combat Climate Change

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,Treaties

Press release which summarizes the major features of the Paris Agreement to Combat Climate Change reached on December 12, 2015. From the State Department


U. S. Climate Change Policy in the 1980s

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,History,Treaties

A collection of 11 documents, obtained through FOIA requests, which reveal the concerns of members of the Reagan and H.W. Bush administrations about the threat posed by climate change and the need to support the Montreal Protocol. From the National Security Archive


Trans-Pacific Partnership—Full Text

Categories: Asia,Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,Treaties

The complete text of the 12 nation trade agreement in 30 chapters with 4 annexes and a variety of related instruments. The trade agreement will go to Congress for ratification consideration after a prescribed 90 day waiting period. From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative


Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, Volume E-14, Part 2, Documents on Arms Control and Nonproliferation, 1973-1976

Categories: Arms Control,Foreign Affairs,History,Nuclear Arms,Treaties

Topics include biological and chemical warfare policies, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and Threshold Test Ban Treaty, and approaches to nuclear testing and test-ban proposals. From the State Department


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