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 Decade: 1990-1999
 Collection: Congressional Research Service Reports
Global Climate Change: Coal Use in China and Other Asian Developing Countries

Global Climate Change: Coal Use in China and Other Asian Developing Countries

Date: June 16, 1999
Creator: Humphries, Marc
Description: Report discussing factors behind China's planned reliance on coal for future energy growth, including background information, factors in Asian coal use trends, Asian and world energy demands, the Asian coal and world markets, CO2 emissions trends, projected energy supply and emissions from other sources, and general conclusions regarding the issues.
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Japan: Resale Price Maintenance

Japan: Resale Price Maintenance

Date: March 28, 1991
Creator: Nanto, Dick K
Description: Resale price maintenance occurs when manufacturers control the prices charged by wholesalers or retailers of their products. In Japan, such activities are prohibited, although certain exemptions are allowed. The U.S. concern over the practice is that it could allow Japanese firms to generate a secure profit base in their home market in order to finance aggressive price competition abroad.
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Japanese Companies and Technology: Lessons to Learn?

Japanese Companies and Technology: Lessons to Learn?

Date: April 15, 1991
Creator: Schacht, Wendy H
Description: American companies are facing increased competitive pressures from foreign firms. Many observers feel that U.S. firms lag behind their foreign competitors in the development, application, and marketing of new technologies and techniques. The Japanese industrial enterprise is characterized by a large proportion of private sector financing and many other factors, which this report analyzes at length. The question being debated by Congress is whether or not U.S. government programs and policies are an acceptable and effective means of supporting the efforts of American industries to operate in a manner consistent with success in world markets.
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Religious Persecution Abroad: Congressional Concerns and Actions

Religious Persecution Abroad: Congressional Concerns and Actions

Date: June 25, 1998
Creator: Bite, Vita
Description: None
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Foreign Policy Roles of the President and Congress

Foreign Policy Roles of the President and Congress

Date: June 1, 1999
Creator: Grimmett, Richard F.
Description: he United States Constitution divides foreign policy powers between the President and the Congress so that both share in the making of foreign policy. The executive and legislative branches each play important roles that are different but that often overlap. Both branches have continuing opportunities to initiate and change foreign policy, and the interaction between them continues indefinitely throughout the life of a policy. This report reviews and illustrates 12 basic ways that the United States can make foreign policy.
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Mexico's Counter-Narcotics Efforts Under Zedillo, December 1994 to March 1998

Mexico's Counter-Narcotics Efforts Under Zedillo, December 1994 to March 1998

Date: March 4, 1998
Creator: Storrs, K. Larry
Description: None
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Allied Burdensharing in Transition: Status and Implications for the United States

Allied Burdensharing in Transition: Status and Implications for the United States

Date: October 25, 1991
Creator: Pagliano, Gary J
Description: This report describes recent changes in U.S. burdensharing relationships with NATO, Japan and South Korea and, in the process, identifies some implications for U.S. foreign policy.
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Japan's Response to the Persian Gulf Crisis: Implications for U.S. -Japan Relations

Japan's Response to the Persian Gulf Crisis: Implications for U.S. -Japan Relations

Date: May 23, 1991
Creator: Niksch, Larry A & Sutter, Robert G
Description: This report provides information and analysis for use by Members of Congress as they deliberate on the Japanese response to the Gulf crisis and, perhaps more important, what it may mean for future U.S.-Japanese relations. The first chapter briefly reviews Japanese government actions in response to the crisis, from August 1990 to February 1991. A second section examines in detail the various factors and constraints that affected Japanese policy. The final section offers conclusions and examines implications of the episode for future U.S.-Japanese relations. Published sources for the report are cited in footnotes.
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Theater Missile Defenses: Possible Chinese Reactions; U.S. Implications and Options

Theater Missile Defenses: Possible Chinese Reactions; U.S. Implications and Options

Date: February 23, 1994
Creator: Sutter, Robert G
Description: None
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The United States and the Use of Force in the Post-Cold War World: Toward Self-Deterrence?

The United States and the Use of Force in the Post-Cold War World: Toward Self-Deterrence?

Date: July 20, 1994
Creator: Sloan, Stanley R
Description: None
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North Korea's Campaign Against the Korean Armistice

North Korea's Campaign Against the Korean Armistice

Date: December 11, 1995
Creator: Niksch, Larry A
Description: None
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Southeast Asian Security: Issues for the U.S.

Southeast Asian Security: Issues for the U.S.

Date: August 24, 1995
Creator: Sutter, Robert G
Description: None
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Bosnia Stabilization Force (SFOR) and U.S. Policy

Bosnia Stabilization Force (SFOR) and U.S. Policy

Date: January 29, 1998
Creator: Bowman, Steven R; Kim, Julie & Woehrel, Steven
Description: In December 1995, a NATO-led implementation force (IFOR) was deployed to Bosnia to enforce the military aspects of the Bosnian peace agreement. After fierce debate, the House and Senate passed separate resolutions in December 1995 expressing support for the U.S. troops in Bosnia, although not necessarily for the mission itself. Legislative efforts to bar funds for the deployment of U.S. troops to Bosnia were narrowly rejected. In the 105th Congress, similar efforts to bar a U.S. deployment after June 1998 were also rejected, although the FY 1998 defense authorization and appropriations laws contain reporting requirements that must be fulfilled before an extended deployment may take place. The defense appropriation measure requires the President to seek a supplemental appropriation for any deployment after June 1998.
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Kosovo Conflict: Russian Responses and Implications for the United States

Kosovo Conflict: Russian Responses and Implications for the United States

Date: June 2, 1999
Creator: Nichol, Jim
Description: None
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China and U.S. Missile Defense Proposals: Reactions and Implications

China and U.S. Missile Defense Proposals: Reactions and Implications

Date: March 17, 1999
Creator: Sutter, Robert G
Description: The Chinese government has strongly criticized U.S. announcements that it will develop or assist in deploying missile defense systems involving cooperation with U.S. allies in East Asia, and reports of such possible U.S. cooperation with Taiwan. For those in the United States, the U.S. plans have many perceived disadvantages and advantages;1 the latter include notably providing degrees of protection for the United States and its allies against ballistic missile attack. Many in China believe that proposed U.S. development and deployment of ballistic missile defenses at home and in East Asia pose potentially serious complications for China’s ability to use its nuclear weapons to deter possible U.S. pressure and aggression, and to use Chinese ballistic missile capability to exert leverage over Japan, Taiwan, and others in East Asia.
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National Missile Defense and the ABM Treaty: Overview of Recent Events

National Missile Defense and the ABM Treaty: Overview of Recent Events

Date: March 19, 1999
Creator: Woolf, Amy F
Description: None
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Colombia: The Problem of Illegal Narcotics and U.S. - Colombian Relations

Colombia: The Problem of Illegal Narcotics and U.S. - Colombian Relations

Date: May 11, 1998
Creator: Serafino, Nina M
Description: The United States has long been concerned with Colombia as a major producer and trafficker of the illegal narcotics entering this country: first marijuana, then cocaine, and now also heroin. Colombia's drug trafficking business has been dominated by two cartels during the two decades in which cocaine trafficking became a major activity: first the Medellin cartel, which dominated during the 1980s and then the Cali cartel, which dominated during the early 1990s. With the arrests of the major Cali cartel leaders in the mid-1990s, independent traffickers have filled the void.
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Mexican Drug Certification Issues: U.S. Congressional Action, 1986-1998

Mexican Drug Certification Issues: U.S. Congressional Action, 1986-1998

Date: April 9, 1998
Creator: Storrs, K. Larry
Description: None
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Asian Financial Crisis: An Analysis of U.S. Foreign Policy Interests and Options

Asian Financial Crisis: An Analysis of U.S. Foreign Policy Interests and Options

Date: April 23, 1998
Creator: Cronin, Richard P
Description: The principal focus of this report is on the foreign policy ramifications of the Asian financial crisis and U.S. options for addressing them. This report tracks and analyzes the efforts of the most seriously affected Asian countries to deal with their economic and financial problems, and their interaction with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the United States, and other major sources of financial support and policy advice. It also addresses the implications of the crisis for such U.S. interests as regional stability and the prevention of conflict, trade liberalization, and U.S. regional and global leadership, and discusses the principal factors that could influence the duration and severity of the crisis. A final section considers options for Congress in the context of various criticisms of the IMF’s stabilization programs and the operations of the Fund itself.
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Japanese Lobbying and U.S. Automobile Policy

Japanese Lobbying and U.S. Automobile Policy

Date: February 19, 1993
Creator: Nanto, Dick K
Description: None
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Commercial Relations with the Soviet Union: Prospects for a Common United States Japanese Policy

Commercial Relations with the Soviet Union: Prospects for a Common United States Japanese Policy

Date: February 25, 1991
Creator: Hardt, John P
Description: None
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Lobbying by Foreign Interests: Japan

Lobbying by Foreign Interests: Japan

Date: April 5, 1991
Creator: Sachs, Richard C
Description: None
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Japan-U.S. Global Partnership: Implications of the Postponement of the President's November 1991 Trip to Japan

Japan-U.S. Global Partnership: Implications of the Postponement of the President's November 1991 Trip to Japan

Date: November 8, 1991
Creator: Cronin, Richard P
Description: None
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Japan-U.S. Relations in a Post-Cold War Environment: Emerging Trends and Issues for U.S. Policy

Japan-U.S. Relations in a Post-Cold War Environment: Emerging Trends and Issues for U.S. Policy

Date: March 24, 1992
Creator: Cronin, Richard P
Description: None
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