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Indian Sundarbans Delta: a vision - eldis (2014/8/21)
This document highlights the need for climate change adaptation solutions in the Indian Sundarbans Delta and proposes an alternative scenario to the‘business as usual'. This document argues that highly informed policy decisions are necessa ...

Engaging with Fragile and Conflict-affected States - ISN (2014/8/21)
This paper examines how to determine whether a country is a fragile state and provides a new approach to help the development community improve the way it engages with such states. The author first reviews the existing basis upon which state fragilit ...

What is the Aggregate Economic Rate of Return to Foreign Aid? - ISN (2014/8/21)
Responding to the growing literature that finds that aid has a positive effect over the long term, this paper examines the effect of aid on economic growth over the short and long term. They find that over the short term, defined as about five years, ...

Qatar: Last Arab(ist) Standing? - ISN (2014/8/21)
This commentary looks at the actions Qatar is taking to promote pan-Arabism as part of its foreign policy. These include 1) the creation of the satellite channel al Jazeera; 2) diplomatic efforts to promote the establishment of a Palestinian state, a ...

No TTIP-ing Point for European Defence? - ISN (2014/8/21)
This commentary argues that although any finalized agreement on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the EU and US will not include the defense sector, the ability to label much military equipment as “dual-use” civili ...

Perspectives on Terrorism, Volume 8, Issue 4 (2014) - ISN (2014/8/21)
This issue of Perspectives on Terrorism includes articles on 1) the obstacles to and benefits of alliances between terrorist groups; 2) the relationship between terrorist groups’ attack patterns and participation of their front organizations in dem ...

European Missile Defense and Russia - ISN (2014/8/21)
Strong Russian opposition to US plans for ballistic missile defense (BMD) in Europe is likely to intensify further through 2015-16 as Phase III of the European Phased Adaptive Approach is implemented. This monograph examines a number of fundamental r ...

Canadian Military Journal, Issue 14, No 3 - ISN (2014/8/21)
This issue of CMJ includes articles on 1) Canada’s submarine program; 2) the past, present and future of Chinese cyber operations; and 3) the evolution of the role of senior civilian public service employees inside the Canadian Department of Nation ...

Dealing with America’s China Problem in Asia – Targeting China’s Vulnerabilities - ISN (2014/8/21)
This paper discusses possible options for how the US could respond to China’s efforts to increase its control over the East and the South China Seas and to reduce Washington's influence in the region.

Economic and Security Reform in Japan - ISN (2014/8/21)
This commentary discusses the prospective economic and security reforms in Japan under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The author particularly focuses on the impact these reforms may have on the country’s economic model and security role in the region, ...

Foreign Aid and the Domestic Politics of European Budget Support - ISN (2014/8/21)
This paper studies the domestic factors that influenced the financial support given by European governments to the governments of developing countries in 2002-2012. The analysis, supported by the case studies of Germany and the United Kingdom, reveal ...

The Paracel Islands and US Interests and Approaches in the South China Sea - ISN (2014/8/21)
This paper provides an overview of the Paracel Islands dispute between Vietnam and China. In particular, the author explains 1) the economic and security importance of the region; 2) the conflicting claims of the parties involved; and 3) the use of c ...

Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, Vol 16, No 14 - ISN (2014/8/21)
This issue of the Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst includes articles on 1) prospective insurgent activities in the broader North Caucasus; 2) US-Russian relations and their impact on the ability of Western forces to use the Northern Lines of Communicati ...

Bureau of Meteorology wins design award for mobile website - Govt. Australia (2014/8/21)
The Bureau of Meteorology's mobile website has been recognised for its excellent design in the weather category at this year's Australian Mobile and App Design Awards, held in Sydney last night.

U.S. EPA and SF Environment recognize Quesada Gardens Initiative for environmental work in San Francisco’s Bayview Hunters Point neighborhood (CA) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/8/21)
SAN FRANCISCO – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the San Francisco Department of the Environment (SF Environment) presented an Environmental Award to the Quesada Gardens Initiative in recognition of the grassroots ...

Carbon Tax savings going to consumers - Govt. Australia (2014/8/21)
The Federal Government welcomes AGL Energys moves to confirm the savings from the repeal of the carbon tax to its consumers.

EPA and Savannah State University Sign a Memorandum of Understanding (GA) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/8/21)
ATLANTA - Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Savannah State University (SSU) will enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to enhance interdisciplinary research, incorporate appropriate ...

Learning the hard way? Adapting to c limate risk in Tanzania - eldis (2014/8/21)
We use recent panel data on Tanzanian farm households to investigate how previous exposure to weather shocks affects the impact of a current shock. Specifically, we investigate the impact of droughts on agricultural outcomes and investments in child ...

Learning the hard way? Adapting to c limate risk in Tanzania - eldis (2014/8/21)
We use recent panel data on Tanzanian farm households to investigate how previous exposure to weather shocks affects the impact of a current shock. Specifically, we investigate the impact of droughts on agricultural outcomes and investments in child ...

Settlement Ensures that New Bedford Company Adheres to Measures to Control Air Pollutants (MA) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/8/21)
BOSTON – EPA and the U.S. Department of Justice have lodged a Consent Decree with the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts, resolving alleged Clean Air Act violations by Coyne Textile Services of New Bedford, Mass.Under the Decree, C ...

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