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The Quality of Official Development Assistance 2014 - ISN (2014/7/29)
This brief reviews the main results of the 2014 edition of the Quality of Official Development Assistance (QuODA) assessment, which measures development donor performance in four areas: maximizing efficiency, fostering institutions, reducing the burd ...

Shoulder to Shoulder: Albania’s Civilian Capacities In Support Of Capacity Development Abroad - ISN (2014/7/29)
This brief assesses Albania’s potential to become more involved in civilian peace support operations abroad. After outlining both the advantages and the challenges for Albania, the author argues that the Albanian Government should take concrete ste ...

Beyond Data Breaches: Global Interconnections of Cyber Risk - ISN (2014/7/29)
This paper contains information on the risks cybersecurity breaches pose to large corporations and governments. It also includes a specific set of recommendations on how to manage these.

India and Pakistan: The Opportunity of Cost and Conflict - ISN (2014/7/29)
This paper examines the impact of increased military spending by India and Pakistan and their low levels of integration into South Asia’s regional economy. Overall, the authors argue that both of these factors have negatively affected those living ...

The Gulf Rising: Defense Industrialization in Saudi Arabia and the UAE - ISN (2014/7/29)
This paper examines the attempts made by Saudi Arabia and the UAEs over the past decade to create domestic defense industries in their countries. More specifically, it explains the key motivations behind each of the countries engaging in domestic mil ...

Uncertain Energy: The Caribbean’s Gamble with Venezuela - ISN (2014/7/29)
In light of the worsening economic situation in Venezuela in the first half of 2014, this paper examines how the US Obama administration should work to ensure energy security in the Caribbean and Central America. The authors contend that the first st ...

A Roadmap for Ukraine: Delivering on the Promise of the Maidan - ISN (2014/7/29)
This paper provides a set of policy recommendations for Ukraine's leadership on how they could decisively break with the country's authoritarian past and move towards an open, market-oriented society. In particular, it provides recommendations on the ...

Consumer Prices, OECD - Updated: 29 July 2014 - OECD (2014/7/29)
OECD annual inflation stable at 2.1% in June 2014

Researchers Meet to Develop New Tool for Groundwater Sustainability in Asian Cities - APN (2014/7/29)
A two-day workshop on “Enhancing the groundwater management capacity in Asian cities through the development and application of groundwater sustainability index in the context of global change” was conducted on 24-25 July 2014 at Asian Institute ...

Defence Matters - ISN (2014/7/29)
This book presents a compendium of the official documents generated by all EU institutional actors in preparation for the December 2013 European Council’s debate on defense, as well as the conclusions adopted by the EU Heads of State and Government ...

Quenching India’s Thirst for Energy - ISN (2014/7/29)
This brief discusses the causes and magnitude of India’s rising energy demands and the country's reliance on imports to satisfy them. The author comments on the prospects of India's efforts to ensure energy availability through regional cooperation ...

Historic Clean Water Act settlement will prevent millions of gallons of sewage discharges into San Francisco Bay (CA) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/7/29)
Seven East Bay communities, municipal utility district to repair systems, pay civil penalties SAN FRANCISCO – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced a Clean Water Act settlement requiring the East Bay Municipal Utility ...

EPA cuts emissions at Navajo Generating Station,protecting public health,preserving tribal jobs and improving visibility at the Grand Canyon (AZ) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/7/29)
SAN FRANCISCO –Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized its rule to reduce harmful pollution from Navajo Generating Station (NGS), the culmination of five years of efforts between the federal government and tribe ...

Four Massachusetts Companies Win EPA Funding for Sustainable and Innovative Products and Research (MA) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/7/29)
BOSTON – Four Massachusetts companies are among 21 small businesses nationwide selected by EPA to receive approximately $100,000 each to develop technologies that will help the environment and public health. The four Mass. companies are ...

Connecticut Company Wins EPA Funding for Innovative Air Filter (CT) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/7/29)
BOSTON – A Connecticut company is one of five New England business to receive $100,000 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to develop technologies that will help the environment and public health. Precision Combustion of New Ha ...

EPA to Hold Public Hearings on Clean Power Plan/ Public hearings being held in Pittsburgh,Atlanta,Denver and Washington,D.C. (HQ) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/7/28)
WASHINGTON – Starting tomorrow, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold four, two-day public hearings, across the country on the proposed Clean Power Plan. The hearings will be held in Washington D.C., ...

Russland – Kein Vertrauen in die Wirtschaftspolitik der Regierung - ISN (2014/7/28)
Diese Publikation gibt einen Überblick über die derzeitige wirtschaftliche Lage in Russland. Sie nimmt Bezug auf den Jahresbericht des russischen Business-Ombudsmanns Boris Titow, der zu dem Schluss kommt, dass die Mehrzahl der russischen Unternehm ...

Nordkorea – Vorbild für Russlands Nationalisten? - ISN (2014/7/28)
Diese Publikation beschäftigt sich mit dem sogenannten Isborsker Klub, einem russischen national-patriotischen Intellektuellenzirkel, der zunehmen Einfluss in Moskau gewinnt. Der Autor beschreibt die Ziele und Zusammensetzung der 2012 gegründeten G ...

TODAY:EPA Administrator Holding Media Call to Preview Public Hearings on Clean Power Plan (HQ) - Govt. U.S.A. (2014/7/28)
WASHINGTON – Today at 9 a.m. EDT, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will discuss the importance of public input on the proposed Clean Power Plan. This week, there will be four, two-day ...

Konfliktherd Südchinesisches Meer - ISN (2014/7/28)
Mit besonderem Augenmerk auf Ereignisse und Entwicklungen der letzten vier Jahre, zeichnet dieser Report die Dynamiken der Konflikte im Südchinesischen Meer im Jahr 2014 nach. Der Autor beschreibt zunächst die Konflikte zwischen den Anrainern, wobe ...

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