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The Future of International Civil Nuclear Cooperation - ISN (2014/7/23)
This is a transcript of a testimony before the US House of Representatives’ Committee on Foreign Affairs on the pending US-Vietnam Agreement for Cooperation in the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy. In particular, it focuses on 1) the possible future ...

Deterrence, Second Strike and Credibility - ISN (2014/7/23)
This brief discusses India's nuclear deterrence policy arguing that the country needs to rethink the policy and adopt a more minimalist approach. The author first argues that Indian theorizing about the requirements of deterrence, including the need ...

Women's Access to Justice in Afghanistan - ISN (2014/7/23)
This report draws on interviews and focus group discussions held in Afghanistan in 2011 and 2012 to examine the extent to which women’s rights and access to justice have improved in Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban in 2002. In their analys ...

ISDS and TTIP - A Miracle Cure for a Systemic Challenge? - ISN (2014/7/23)
This brief discusses the possible inclusion of an investor-to-state dispute settlement (ISDS) in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) which has been the subject of negotiations between the EU and the US since 2013. The author als ...

Assessing Resilience - ISN (2014/7/23)
This paper critically examines current approaches to assessing resilience. It contends that arguments about the definition of resilience, or trying to identify in advance the individual abilities that people may rely on, is a poor starting point for ...

Broadcasting Justice: Media Outreach at the Khmer Rouge Trials - ISN (2014/7/23)
This article assesses the effectiveness of innovative outreach efforts adopted during the criminal tribunal for leaders of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia. It argues that international or internationally-supported criminal tribunals are essential to obta ...

Surviving on a Diet of Poisoned Fruit: Reducing the National Security Risks of America’s Cyber Dependencies - ISN (2014/7/23)
This paper explores some of the inherent advantages and disadvantages of the increased use of cyber systems for US national security. In doing so, the author examines the security weaknesses of existing information technology in the US and provides n ...

Operation Protective Edge: Possible Scenarios for What Lies Ahead - ISN (2014/7/23)
This brief examines what might lie ahead for the fighting between Hamas in Palestine and Israel which started in July 2014 by outlining a range of possible scenarios regarding the continuation and conclusion of the conflict. The author explains that ...

Columbia Sportswear settles with EPA for mislabeled clothes containing insect repellent (OR) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/7/23)
(Seattle—July 22, 2014) Columbia Sportswear Company has reached a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for distributing mislabeled clothing containing insect repellent and violating federal insecticide laws.Accord ...

TOMORROW:US EPA Administrator to Testify before Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (HQ) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/7/23)
WASHINGTON – Tomorrow, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will testify before the Full Committee of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) on the EPA’s Clean Power ...

EPA Settles Stormwater Case to Protect Richmond Water Quality (PA) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/7/23)
PHILADELPHIA (July 22, 2014) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that the city of Richmond has settled alleged violations of Clean Water Act regulations that protect waterways from polluted stormwater runof ...

Report of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice on its fortieth session, held in Bonn from 4 to 15 June 2014. [FCCC/SBSTA/2014/2] - UNFCCC Latest Documents (2014/7/23)

Report of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation on its fortieth session, held in Bonn from 4 to 15 June 2014. Addendum. Draft decisions forwarded for consideration and adoption by the Conference of the Parties and the Conference of the Parties serving as - UNFCCC Latest Documents (2014/7/23)

Netherlands. Report of the technical review of the sixth national communication of the Netherlands. [FCCC/IDR.6/NLD] - UNFCCC Latest Documents (2014/7/23)

Report of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation on its fortieth session, held in Bonn from 4 to 15 June 2014. [FCCC/SBI/2014/8] - UNFCCC Latest Documents (2014/7/23)

Netherlands. Report of the technical review of the first biennial report of the Netherlands. [FCCC/TRR.1/NLD] - UNFCCC Latest Documents (2014/7/23)

EPA Air Pollution Settlement with DuPont Chemical Facility in Tonawanda,NY;Approved by Federal Court (NY) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/7/23)
(New York, N.Y.) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that a legal agreement with E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co. (DuPont) has been approved by the District Court for the Western District of New York. Under the agr ...

Building capacity for pro-poor responses to wildlife crime in UgandaKob, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda (Photo: Roger Day Photography) - IIED, U.K. (2014/7/22)
International wildlife crime has moved to the top of the conservation and development agenda following the recent surge in illegal poaching and trafficking of wildlife. But calls for law enforcement to combat the involvement of criminal syndicates a ...

In the Shadow of Russia? Nuclear Power in Ukraine - ISN (2014/7/22)
This commentary discusses Ukraine's energy dependence on Russia. The author argues that Ukraine can take the initiative to move out of Russia's shadow by consistently implementing their nuclear energy strategy and strengthening relations with Western ...

Peacebuilding and Postconflict Recovery - ISN (2014/7/22)
This meeting note summarizes the main points of discussion from a forum on the challenges of rebuilding peace in countries and societies emerging from conflict. The purpose of the meeting was to identify the instruments and tools available to peace b ...

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