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New Government Report: Motor Vehicle Supply Chain

Motor Vehicle Supply Chain: Effects of the Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami

by Bill Canis
Paperback, 16 pages, 2011, $15.00
ISBN: 1437987188

The March 2011 Great Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami devastated the northeast coast of Japan. The resulting destruction of several nuclear reactors in the region cut off electricity for homes and industry. Manufacturing facilities which are integral to the global motor vehicle supply chain were also affected. Some of these factories that were forced to close provided parts and chemicals not easily available elsewhere. Contents of this report: Introduction; Overview of the Motor Vehicle Industry; The U.S. Motor Vehicle Supply Chain; High Technology Components Change Manufacturing Dynamics; Events in Japan Affect U.S. Motor Vehicle Manufacturing and Retailing; What is the Near-Term Impact in the U.S.?

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June 27, 2011 at 9:37 am Leave a comment

New Government Report: Antidumping and Countervailing Duties

Internal Migration in the United States

by Lauren Yager
Paperback, 65 pages, 2008, $25.00
ISBN: 1437904378

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has been unable to collect hundreds of millions of dollars in antidumping (AD) and countervailing (CV) duties. The U.S. Dept. of Commerce imposes these duties to remedy injurious unfair foreign trade practices (unfairly low prices or subsidies). The non-collection of AD/CV duties means that the U.S. government. has not fully remedied the unfair trade practices and bears a substantial loss of revenue. This report examines the: (1) nature and extent of uncollected AD/CV duties; (2) factors contributing to uncollected AD/CV duties and steps taken to address these factors; and (3) options for aiding duty collections. Includes recommendations. Charts and tables.

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June 20, 2011 at 10:15 am Leave a comment

New Government Report: WTO Dispute Settlement

WTO Dispute Settlement: Status of U.S. Compliance in pending Cases

by David Brauer
Paperback, 80 pages, 2011, $25.00
ISBN: 1437983448

Although the U.S. has complied with adverse rulings in many past World Trade Org. (WTO) disputes, there are currently 11 cases in which rulings have not yet been implemented or the U.S. has taken action and the dispute has not been fully resolved. Contents of this report: (1) WTO Dispute Settlement Procedures: (2) Uruguay Round Agreements Act: Statutory Requirements for Implementing WTO Decisions: Section 102: Domestic Legal Effect of WTO Decisions; Domestic Implementation of WTO Decisions Involving Administrative Action; (3) Pending Cases Involving Legislative Action; (4) Pending Cases Involving Administrative Action. This is a print on demand edition of an important, hard-to-find publication

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April 5, 2011 at 9:09 am Leave a comment

New Government Report: Saudi Arabia: Background and U.S. Relations

Saudi Arabia: Background and U.S. Relations
by Christopher M. Blanchard
Paperback, 51 pages, 2009, $30.00
ISBN: 1437928382

Contents: (I) Recent Developments; (II) Background: Saudi Arabia’s Political Development; Saudi-U.S. Relations, 1931-2001; September 11, 2001, and its Aftermath; The 9/11 Commission Report; Saudi Responses; Recent Assessments; Terrorist Financing Concerns; Toward a New Relationship?; New Bilateral Agreements;

(III) Recent Congressional Interest in Saudi Arabia: U.S. Foreign Assistance to Saudi Arabia and Congressional Prohibitions; International Military Education and Training (IMET); Counterterrorism Assistance; Prohibitions on Foreign Assistance; FY2010 Appropriations Debate; U.S. Arms Sales to Saudi Arabia; Background; Criticism and Action in the 110th Congress; BAE Corruption Inquiry;

(IV) Current Issues in U.S.-Saudi Relations; U.S.-Saudi Military Cooperation: U.S. Military Training Mission in Saudi Arabia (USMTM); Saudi Arabian National Guard Modernization Program (PM-SANG); Office of Program Mgt. Ministry of Interior – Facilities Security Forces (OPM MOI-FSF); Counterterrorism; Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula; Combating Extremism; The Arab-Israeli Conflict; Saudi-Palestinian Relations; Saudi Peace Proposals; Iraq;Saudi Policy Priorities in Iraq; Saudi-Iraqi Diplomatic and Economic Relations; Economic Relations and Trade; U.S.-Saudi Trade; U.S. Oil Imports and Saudi Policy; U.S.-Saudi Foreign Direct Investment; Saudi Boycott of Israel and WTO Membership; Human Rights, Religious Freedom, and Political Reform; Political Reform Debates and Elections; Leadership and Succession; Social Reform Debates and Recent Leadership Changes; Human Rights; Religious Freedom; Consular Issues;

(V) Further Reading and Historical Resources; Appendix A. Recent Proposed Arms Sales; Appendix B. Text of Saudi Peace Initiatives. Figures.

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August 11, 2010 at 7:00 am Leave a comment

New Government Report: China’s Approach to Cyber Operations: Implications for the United States: Congressional Testimony

China’s Approach to Cyber Operations: Implications for the United States: Congressional Testimony
by Larry M. Wortzel
Paperback, 11 pages, 2010, $10.00
ISBN: 1437931103

Statement of Larry M. Wortzel, Commissioner, U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, at a Hearing on “The Google Predicament: Transforming U.S. Cyberspace Policy to Advance Democracy, Security, and Trade.”

The attacks on Google that prompted this hearing are the most recent example of a series of penetrations into the computer networks of American companies, departments of the U.S Government, and even some members of Congress.

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August 3, 2010 at 11:18 pm Leave a comment

New Government Reports: Russia, Israel-Palestine, Debt, Iraq and Oil, Federal Research

Every week we highlight five new government reports. Here are this week’s:

1) Russian Political, Economic, and Security Issues and U.S. Interests
Edited by Jim Nichol (Paperback, 39 pages)

Post-Soviet Russia and significance for the United States. Includes political and human rights development in the Putin-Medvedev era, political pluralism, human rights problems, and insurgency in the North Caucasus. Defense reforms regarding arms control and missile defense. Trade, economic and energy issues, including the World Trade Organization (WTO), Permanent Normal Trade Relations (PNTR) and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

2) Israeli-Arab Negotiations: Background, Conflicts, and U.S. Policy
by Carol Migdalovitz (Paperback, 55 pages)

Recent developments between Israel and Palestine, Israel and Syria and Israel and Lebanon. Also includes the United States’ role from 1991-2008, including the Obama Administration, the Madrid Conference, Bilateral talks and development between Israel, Palestine, Syria, Lebanon and Jordan.

3) Debt Limit: History and Recent Increases

Includes a brief history of the federal debt limit: origins of the federal debt limit during World War II, the debt ceiling in the last decade and the economic slowdown and federal debt. Charts and tables.

4) Iraq: Oil and Gas Legislation, Revenue Sharing, and U.S. Policy
by Christopher M. Blanchard (Paperback, 29 pages)

Draft of hydrocarbon legislation, interim arrangements and contracts with the Kurdistan Regional Government and Ministry of Oil. Also includes the Iraqi Perspectives on Iraq’s Constitution, federal and regional authority, revenue sharing, foreign participation. Plus legislation by the United States Congress.

5) Federal Research and Development Funding: Fiscal Year 2011

Federal research and development (R&D) funding perspectives: Agency Perspective; Character of Work, Facilities, and Equipment Perspective; Combined Perspective. Includes the National Nanotechnology Initiative; Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Program and the U.S. Global Change Research Program. More from the DoD; DHS; NIH; DoE; NSF; Department of Commerce: NIST, NOAA, NASA; USDA; Department of the Interior; EPA and DoT. Charts and tables.



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