Current Politics and Economics of South, Southeastern, and Central Asia

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Vol. 25, No. 4, 2016

The Impacts of Reforms to the Public Distribution System in India's Chhattisgarh on Food Security *
What Is the Issue?India is a rapidly growing developing country, but has a larger foodinsecure population than all of Sub-Saharan Africa. Given the prevalence of chronic malnutrition, India is engaged in a prolonged debate about increasing expenditures...
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G20 Hangzhou: Slow Boat or Full Steam Ahead?
IntroductionOn Sunday 4th and Monday 5 th September 2016, the leaders of the Group of Twenty countries (G20), and many other people besides, met at Hangzhou in eastern China to discuss the world's financial conditions. The Chinese Presidency named the...
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Vol. 25, No. 3, 2016

Southeast Asia: Trends in U.S. and Chinese Economic Engagement in Indonesia and Vietnam *
United States Government Accountability OfficeWHY GAO DID THIS STUDYThe United States and China have each sought to increase their economic engagement in Southeast Asia. U.S. agencies have identified Indonesia and Vietnam as important emerging U.S. partners...
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The Life Quality of Workers in Industrial Zones of Hcmc, Vietnam
1.IntroductionSince 1986, when the Doi Moi policy (Innovation) of Vietnam Government was implemented, some pilot Export Processing Zone/Industrial Parks (EPZ/IPs) were established in Ho Chi Minh City. From the successful model of Tan Thuan EPZ in HCMC,...
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Vol. 25, No. 2, 2016

Climate Impact on Migration Processes in the Shyamnagar Region of Bangladesh
IntroductionBangladesh is almost entirely located on the delta of the rivers Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna. The area is fertile and densely populated. "The pressure on natural resources is immense and the environmental balance is on the verge of sustainability"...
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Living in the Shadows: Urban Refugees in Thailand
IntroductionThailand is one of the most touristic countries in Asia. Bangkok has turned in a multicultural city and the hub of South East Asian international organizations, United Nations and multinational corporations. Behind the skyscrapers, the motorways...
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Vol. 25, No. 1, 2016

Central Asia and Global Financial Regulatory Reform
IntroductionStretching between the shores of the Caspian Sea and the higher peaks of the Tian Shan are the countries of Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Their total land area is 3,994,400 square kilometres...
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Kazakhstan: Investment Climate Statement 2015
U.S. Department of State Bureau of Economic and Business AffairsExecutive SummaryKazakhstan has made significant progress toward creating a market economy since it gained independence in 1991, and has achieved considerable results in its efforts to attract...
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Kyrgyz Republic: Investment Climate Statement 2015
U.S. Department of State Bureau of Economic and Business AffairsExecutive SummaryThe investment climate in the Kyrgyz Republic is best for those who are intrepid and have a high risk tolerance. The country struggles with major issues. Corruption is rampant...
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Tajikistan: Investment Climate Statement 2015
U.S. Department of State Bureau of Economic and Business AffairsExecutive SummaryTajikistan is a landlocked country located in the Central Asia. Tajikistan presents select opportunities for investors who are willing to put significant research and effort...
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Turkmenistan: Investment Climate Statement 2015
U.S. Department of State Bureau of Economic and Business AffairsExecutive SummaryTurkmenistan is a relatively large country (slightly larger than the state of California), but sparsely inhabited (about 5.6 million), with abundant hydrocarbon resources,...
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Uzbekistan: Investment Climate Statement 2015
U.S. Department of State Bureau of Economic and Business AffairsExecutive SummaryUzbekistan, with a population of approximately 31 million - the largest population in the region, also has the potential to become the largest economy in Central Asia, but...
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Vol. 24, No. 4, 2015

Country Reports on Terrorism 2015
U.S. Department of State Bureau of Counterterrorism and Countering Violent ExtremismBangladeshOverview: The Government of Bangladesh has articulated a "zero-tolerance" policy towards terrorism and remained committed to counterterrorism cooperation. Bangladesh...
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Bangladesh 2015 Human Rights Report
U.S. Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and LaborExecutive SummaryBangladesh is a secular, pluralistic, parliamentary democracy. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the Awami League (AL) retained power in the January 2014 parliamentary...
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Sri Lanka 2015 Human Rights Report
U.S. Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and LaborExecutive SummarySri Lanka is a constitutional, multiparty republic with a freely elected government. Rejecting the re-election bid of Mahinda Rajapaksa, in January voters elected President...
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India 2015 Human Rights Report
U.S. Department of State Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and LaborExecutive SummaryIndia is a multiparty, federal, parliamentary democracy with a bicameral parliament. The president, elected by an electoral college, is the head of state, and the prime...
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U.S. Support for the New Silk Road
U.S. Department of State Bureau of South and Central Asian AffairsThe New Silk Road initiative was first envisioned in 2011 as a means for Afghanistan to integrate further into the region by resuming traditional trading routes and reconstructing significant...
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Vol. 24, No. 2/3, 2015

Compacts of Free Association: Micronesia and the Marshall Islands Continue to Face Challenges Measuring Progress and Ensuring Accountability *
Why GAO Did This StudyIn 2003, the U.S. government approved amended Compacts of Free Association with the FSM and the RMI, providing for a total of $3.6 billion in assistance over 20 years. Given the countries' dependence on compact funding, GAO was...
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The Marshall Islands and Micronesia:amendments to the Compact of Free Association with the United States *
SummaryOn April 30, 2003 and May 15, 2003, the United States signed agreements with two Freely Associated States (FAS), the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) and the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), to amend provisions of the Compact of Free...
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Credit Accessibility and Small and Medium Sized Enterprises' Growth in Vietnam
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1.IntroductionSmall and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) play a crucial role in economic development, both in developing and developed countries. The contribution of SMEs to the economy can be seen through the...
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Effects of Labor Migration on Technical Efficiency for Riceproducing Households in the Mekong River Delta of Vietnam
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)I.IntroductionThe relationship between migration and agricultural production has been identified in recent studies (Mochebelele and Nelson, 2000; Alan and Harigaya, 2007). It has been argued that migration has...
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Maritime Territorial Disputes in East Asia: Issues for Congress *
SummaryRising tensions stemming from maritime territorial disputes in East Asia have become a pressing challenge for U.S. policy makers, and pose one of the most complicated issues for the Obama Administration's policy of strategic "rebalancing" towards...
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Vol. 24, No. 1, 2015

Malaysia: Background and U.S. Relations *
INTRODUCTIONThis report analyzes U.S.-Malaysia relations and the economy, domestic politics, and diplomacy of Malaysia. Congress has expressed interest in a variety of issues in U.S. -Malaysia relations, espec ially regarding trade, security cooperation,...
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MALAYSIA 2013 HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT *: U.S. Department of State; Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor
SECTION 1. RESPECT FOR THE INTEGRITY OF THE PERSON, INCLUDING FREEDOM FROMa. Arbitrary or Unlawful Deprivation of LifeThere w ere reports the government or its agents committed arbitrary or unlaw ful killings. One nongovernmental organization (NGO) reported...
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MALAYSIA 2012 INTERNATIONAL RELIGIOUS FREEDOM REPORT *: U.S. Department of State; Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor
SECTION I. RELIGIOUS DEMOGRAPHYThe population is approximately 29.6 million, acc ording to 2010 c ensus data from the Malaysian Department of Statistics. Census figures indicate that 61.3 perc ent of the population prac tices Islam; 19.8 percent Buddhism;...
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2013 INVESTMENT CLIMATE STATEMENT: MALAYSIA *: Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs
OVERVIEWThe Government of Malaysia in general strongly encourages foreign direct investment (FDI), although it maintains restrictions or limits on investment in some sectors. It actively reaches out to targeted industries and negotiates incentive packages...
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Vol. 23, No. 3/4, 2014

Role Model or Institutional Spoiler?: India's Schizophrenic Relationship with the WTO
INTRODUCTIONOn July 23, 2014 the Indian delegation at the World Trade Organization (WTO) indicated that it could not support the implementation of the Trade Facilitation Agreement - the centrepiece of the Bali Agreement reached in December 2013 (Bridges...
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U.S.-Vietnam Economic and Trade Relations: Issues for the 113th Congress *
INTRODUCTIONFor over 20 years, economic and trade relations between the United States and the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam) remained virtually frozen, in part a legacy of the extended military conflict of the 1960s and 1970s. On May 2, 1975,...
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Thailand: Background and U.S. Relations *
OVERVIEW OF U.S.-THAILAND RELATIONSAn American treaty ally since 1954, Thailand was for years praised as an economic and democratic success story. The U.S.-Thai relationship, solidified during the Cold War, expanded on the basis of shared economic and...
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Guam: U.S. Defense Deployments *
STRATEGIC SIGNIFICANCE OF GUAM FOR DEFENSE BUILDUPGuam is the westernmost U.S. territory long valued as strategically significant to U.S. forward deployments in the Western Pacific. Historically, the United States acquired Guam from Spain in 1898 after...
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The Trans-Pacific Partnership (Tpp) Negotiations and Issues for Congress *
INTRODUCTIONThe Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a potential free trade agreement (FTA) among 12, and perhaps more, countries (Figure 1). The United States and 11 other countries of the Asia-Pacific region-Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia,...
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The Tibetan Policy Act of 2002: Background and Implementation *
INTRODUCTIONThe Tibetan Policy Act of 2002 (TPA) is among the primary legislative measures guiding U.S. policy toward Tibet and the Tibetan people. Enacted into law on September 30, 2002, as part of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, FY2003 (P.L....
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Vol. 23, No. 2, 2014

Malaysia: Background and U.S. Relations*
INTRODUCTIONThis report analyzes U.S.-Malaysia relations and the economy, domestic politics, and diplomacy of Malaysia. Congress has expressed interest in a variety of issues in U.S.-Malaysia relations, especially regarding trade, security cooperation,...
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The Republic of the Philippines and U.S. Interests-2014*
OVERVIEWThe United States and the Republic of the Philippines maintain close ties stemming from the U.S. colonial period (1898-1946), a history of extensive military cooperation, the bilateral security alliance bound by the Mutual Defense Treaty of 1951,...
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Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda): U.S. and International Response to Philippines Disaster*
TYPHOON HAIYAN AND ITS AFTERMATHIn the early morning of Friday, November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan (known in the Philippines as Yolanda), one of the strongest typhoons to strike land on record, slammed into the central Visayas region. Over a 16 hour period,...
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Vol. 23, No. 1, 2014

Development of Accounting Standards Setting Procedure in South Asia
1. INTRODUCTIONAccounting standards are the norms of accounting policies and practices issued by the accounting bodies, national and international, for the guidance of their members regarding the treatment of the items, which make the financial statements...
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U.S.-Vietnam Nuclear Cooperation Agreement: Issues for Congress*
OVERVIEWSince the United States and Vietnam established diplomatic relations in 1995, the two countries have expanded relations and cooperation across a wide range of sectors. As U.S.-Vietnam bilateral economic, military, and diplomatic ties have grown,...
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Central Asia: Regional Developments and Implications for U.S. Interests*
MOST RECENT DEVELOPMENTSVisiting Uzbekistan on March 16-19, 2014, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Fatema Sumar reportedly stressed that the United States wanted to deepen its cooperation with the country. She highlighted Uzbekistan's central role...
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Vol. 22, No. 4, 2013

U.S.-Cambodia Relations: Issues for the 113th Congress*
U.S.-CAMBODIAN RELATIONS1Although human rights concerns place limits on the depth of the U.S.- Cambodia relationship, a period of relative political stability in Cambodia that began in 2006, combined with U.S. regional security and strategic concerns,...
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Cambodia 2012 Human Rights Report*
U.S. Department of StateSECTION 1. RESPECT FOR THE INTEGRITY OF THE PERSON, INCLUDING FREEDOM FROMa. Arbitrary or Unlawful Deprivation of LifeThere were reports that security forces committed arbitrary or unlawful killings.On April 26, Chut Wutty, a...
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Cambodia 2012 International Religious Freedom Report*
Section I. Religious DemographyThe population is over 14.9 million, according to a July 2012 U.S. government estimate. An estimated 96 percent of the population is Theravada Buddhist. The vast majority of ethnic-Khmer Cambodians are Buddhist, and there...
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2013 Investment Climate Statement: Cambodia*
Bureau of Economic and Business AffairsOPENNESS TO, AND RESTRICTIONS UPON, FOREIGN INVESTMENTCambodia, a developing country, began the transformation from a command economy to the free market in the late 1980s. It is now integrating into the regional...
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Cambodia Country Profile*
U.S. Department of StatePROFILEGeographyArea: 181,040 sq. km. (69,900 sq. mi.); about the size of Missouri.Cities: Capital-Phnom Penh (pop. 1.3 million), Battambang, Siem Reap, Sihanoukville, Prey Veng, Kompong Cham.Terrain: Central plain drained by...
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Vol. 22, No. 3, 2013

Vietnam: Country Profile*
U.S. Department of StateOfficial Name: Socialist Republic of Vietnam.PROFILEGeographyArea: 331,114 sq. km. (127,243 sq. mi.); equivalent in size to Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee combined. Cities (2009): Capital-Hanoi (pop. 6.472 million). Other cities-Ho...
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An Overview and Examination of the Vietnamese Service Sector*
U.S. International Trade CommissionINTRODUCTIONServices are a vital part of Vietnam's plan to become a modern economy by 2020. The service sector is forecast to grow by 8-8.5 percent per year and to account for 42-43 percent of Vietnam's GDP during 2016-20,1...
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Vol. 22, No. 2, 2013

Trans-Pacific Partnership (Tpp) Countries: Comparative Trade and Economic Analysis*
INTRODUCTION1The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a proposed regional free trade agreement (FTA) under negotiation between the United States and 11 other countries. Current participants include Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico,...
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The Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations and Issues for Congress*
INTRODUCTIONThe Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a potential free trade agreement (FTA) among 121, and perhaps more, countries. The United States and 10 other countries of the Asia-Pacific region- Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Malaysia, Mexico,...
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Vol. 22, No. 1, 2013

Development of Accounting Standards Setting Procedure in South Asia
1. INTRODUCTIONAccounting standards are the norms of accounting policies and practices issued by the accounting bodies, national and international, for the guidance of their members regarding the treatment of the items, which make the financial statements...
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New Zealand: U.S. Security Cooperation and the U.S. Rebalancing to Asia Strategy*
NEW ZEALAND'S DEVELOPING SECURITY COOPERATION WITH THE UNITED STATESIntroductionThe return of security cooperation between the United States and New Zealand to a high level has forged a new security partnership between the two countries. The two nations,...
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Singapore: Background and U.S. Relations*
OVERVIEWThough only about three times the size of Washington, DC, and with a population of 4.7 million, the city-state of Singapore punches far above its weight in both economic and diplomatic influence. Its stable government, strong economic performance,...
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U.S. Sanctions on Burma: Issues for the 113th Congress*
OVERVIEW OF SANCTIONSThe United States imposes sanctions on Burma through a variety of means, including certain laws and presidential executive orders (E.O.s) specifically targeting Burma, as well as laws that impose sanctions on countries for unacceptable...
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U.S. Policy towards Burma: Issues for the 113th Congress*
OVERVIEWDuring the preceding two decades, Congress played an active and at times leading role in setting U.S. policy towards Burma.1 Since Burma's ruling military junta, the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC) transferred power to a quasi-civilian...
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Vol. 21, No. 3/4, 2012

Senkaku (Diaoyu/diaoyutai) Islands Dispute: U.S. Treaty Obligations *
INTRODUCTIONPeriodically, tensions arise among Japan, China, and Taiwan over a small group of islands located about 120 miles northeast of Taipei, Taiwan. Japan, China (also known as the People's Republic of China, or PRC), and Taiwan (also known as...
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Prospects for Democracy in Hong Kong: Results of the 2012 Elections *
INTRODUCTIONThe Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Hong Kong, or HKSAR) held elections for its expanded, 70-member Legislative Council (Legco) on September 9, 2012, ending an 11-month period in which the city also elected members to its District...
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Burma's Political Prisoners and U.S. Sanctions *
INTRODUCTIONOn March 30, 2011, Burma's ruling military junta, the State Peace and Development Council (SPDC), formally transferred power to a quasi-civilian parliament, ending 50 years of military rule.1 The new Burmese government, headed by President...
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Central Asia: Regional Developments and Implications for U.S. Interests *
MOST RECENT DEVELOPMENTSRussian President Vladimir Putin visited Kyrgyzstan and met with President Almazbek Atambayev on September 20, 2012. The two sides signed a 15-year extension to Russia's lease on military facilities in the country, including the...
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U.S. Sanctions on Burma *
OVERVIEW OF SANCTIONSThe United States imposes sanctions on Burma by a variety of means, including certain laws and presidential executive orders (E.O.s) specifically targeting Burma, as well as laws that impose sanctions on countries for unacceptable...
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Vol. 21, No. 1/2, 2012

India: Domestic Issues, Strategic Dynamics, and U. S. Relations *
OVERVIEW: U.S.-INDIA RELATIONSThe United States does not just believe, as some people say, that India is a rising power; we believe that India has already risen. India is taking its rightful place in Asia and on the global stage. And we see India's emergence...
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U. S. - India Counterterrorism Cooperation: Deepening the Partnership: Opening Statement of Chairman Ed Royce Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade *
September 14, 2011Today, we will examine U.S.-India counterterrorism cooperation.Our hearing comes soon after our 9/11 memorials, and as India has once again suffered a terrorist attack. Last week, a powerful bomb decimated part of one of New Delhi's...
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U. S. Nuclear Cooperation with India: Issues for Congress *
INTRODUCTIONJuly 2005 Joint Statement and Subsequent Major DevelopmentsPresident Bush announced in a July 18, 2005, joint statement with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh that he would "seek agreement from Congress to adjust U.S. laws and policies" and "work...
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U. S. - India Counterterrorism Cooperation: Deepening the Partnership: Testimony before the United States House of Representatives, Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade *
September 14, 2011My name is Lisa Curtis. I am a senior research fellow at The Heritage Foundation. The views I express in this testimony are my own, and should not be construed as representing any official position of The Heritage Foundation.The U.S....
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U. S. - India Counterterrorism Cooperation: Deepening the Partnership: Statement of Frank J. Cilluffo Director, Homeland Security Policy Institute: The George Washington University the U. S. House of Representatives Committee of Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism, Non-Proliferation and Trade *
Chairman Royce, Ranking Member Sherman, and distinguished Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to testify before you today. US-India counterterrorism cooperation in the face of a shared threat has not been all that it could be,...
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U. S. - India Counterterrorism Cooperation: Deepening the Partnership *: Statement of Dr. Sahibzada Amer Latif, Visiting Fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies (Csis) House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism and Nonproliferation and Trade
Mr. Chairman, Mr. Ranking Member, Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for inviting me to testify today on the issue of U.S.-India counterterrorism (CT) cooperation. By way of introduction, I am a visiting fellow at the Center for Strategic and International...
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Vol. 20, No. 4, 2011

Development of Accounting Standards Setting Procedure in South Asia
1. INTRODUCTIONAccounting standards are the norms of accounting policies and practices issued by the accounting bodies, national and international, for the guidance of their members regarding the treatment of the items, which make the financial statements...
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India: Domestic Issues, Strategic Dynamics, and United States Relations *
OVERVIEW: U.S.-INDIA RELATIONSThe United States does not just believe, as some people say, that India is a rising power; we believe that India has already risen. India is taking its rightful place in Asia and on the global stage. And we see India's emergence...
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Vol. 20, No. 3, 2011

China/taiwan: Evolution of the "One China" Policy-Key Statements from Washington, Beijing, and Taipei *
PART I: U.S. POLICY ON "ONE CHINA"Congressional ConcernsPaying particular attention to congressional influence on policy, this CRS Report discusses the U.S. -one China" policy concerning Taiwan since the United States (under the Nixon Administration)...
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Prospects for Democracy in Hong Kong: The 2012 Election Reforms *
OVERVIEWWell before the People's Republic of China (China) resumed sovereignty over Hong Kong on July 1, 1997-an event frequently referred to as the -Handover"-Congress demonstrated its concern about the prospects for democracy in the former British...
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Taiwan: Major United States Arms Sales since 1990 *
U.S. POLICYThis CRS Report discusses U.S. security assistance for Taiwan, formally called the Republic of China (ROC), particularly policy issues for Congress. It also lists sales of major defense articles and services to Taiwan, as approved by the President...
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United States - Taiwan Relationship: Overview of Policy Issues *
OVERVIEW: POLICY INTERESTS AND ISSUESThe purpose and scope of this CRS Report is to provide a succinct overview with analysis of the issues in the U.S.-Taiwan relationship. See cited CRS Reports for discussions in greater depth and detail. For decades,...
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Vol. 20, No. 2, 2011

A Temporal Case-Based Procedure for Cancellation Forecasting: A Case Study
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)1. INTRODUCTIONIn many industries, it is a common phenomenon for customers to book their desired products or services in advance, especially when the capacity is limited. For example, customers may reserve limited...
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Central Asia: Regional Developments and Implications for U.S. Interests *
MOST RECENT DEVELOPMENTSDeputy Assistant Secretary of State George Krol and the Senior Advisor to the U.S. Special Envoy for Eurasian Energy Daniel Stein visited Turkmenistan on November 16-17. Stein reportedly stated that the United States offered to...
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United States Relations with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) *
OVERVIEW: U.S. INTERESTS TOWARDS ASEANThe Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is Southeast Asia's primary multilateral organization, a 10-member grouping of nations with a combined population of 580 million and an annual gross domestic product...
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Understanding China's Political System *
INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEWAnalyzing the political system of the People's Republic of China (PRC) is difficult for many reasons. The inner workings of China's government have been shrouded in secrecy, and formal institutions can mask the underlying dynamics...
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Japan-U.S. Relations: Issues for Congress *
RECENT DEVELOPMENTSThe DPJ's Landslide Victory-the Start of a New Era?In a historic landslide victory, Japan's largest opposition party, the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), ousted the main ruling party, the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), in parliamentary...
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Vol. 20, No. 1, 2011

Could Enterprise Risk Management (Erm) Enhance Shareholders' Wealth?: The Lesson from Credit Crunch *
1. INTRODUCTIONRisk management is becoming a high priority for large companies especially those operating in various countries. Risk can be considered both at the macro or portfolio level, as well as at the micro or departmental level, and generally...
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The Current State of the Erm Implementation in Malaysia: An Exploratory Study
1. PROBLEM STATEMENTThe corporate financial tsunami in 2002 that wiped out most of the highly respected business corporations had an escalating pressure placed on the management team to improve its governance including the ERM. Such corporate financial...
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Household Food Expenditures in Central Asia
INTRODUCTIONAccording to H.S. Houthakker (1957) Engel's Law is probably the best established empirical regularity observed in the economic sphere. Engel's Law is the proposition that, holding prices and tastes constant, as income rises the proportion...
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Embracing Change? an Update of the Ifac Compliance Programme in a Less Developed Economy
INTRODUCTIONThe ongoing rapid economic and political globalization has led to the emergence of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) as a global authority in auditing (Loftand Humphrey, 2006). The mission of IFAC, as stated in the organisation's...
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U.S. Department of State Profile of Taiwan (April 2009)
GEOGRAPHYArea: 36,189 sq. km. (13,973 sq. mi.).Cities (2009): Capital-Taipei (pop. 2.6 million). Other cities-(Kaohsiung 1.5 million), Taichung (1.07 million).Terrain: Two thirds of the island is largely mountainous with 100 peaks over 3,000 meters (9,843...
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Taiwan-U.S. Relations: Developments and Policy Implications *
RECENT DEVELOPMENTSMarch 27, 2009 - Taiwan's Council for Economic Planning and Development issued a report, Taiwan's Economic Situation and Outlook, that cited a 28.6% drop in exports from February 2008 to February 2009 and a serious slowdown for the...
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