World Report

November 2013


South Africa Must Not Be Excluded From the African Growth and Opportunity Act

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When the Africa Growth and Opportunity Act was passed in 2000, there was well-deserved excitement and euphoria over the first act ever passed specifically for Africa by the American Congress. It was more than a trade act, but also a political incentive tool. African countries could qualify for AGOA ...

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foreign policy
Africa
Congress
international trade
global economy
business

State Department and Pentagon Budget Cuts Damage American Foreign Policy

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Cutting government spending is now more than simply in fashion. It's the law. But there are intelligent ways to fulfill this requirement, and ones that are decidedly less so. Logic dictates that it makes sense not to cut (or to cut only minimally) programs that provide a greater return than the ...

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Pentagon
foreign policy
State Department
deficit and national debt
national security

Crafting Better Disaster Response After Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines

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On Saturday, at the request of the Philippines Government, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel instructed Pacific Command to support humanitarian relief operations associated with the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan. Logistics support, including maritime search and rescue, medium-heavy lift, fixed wing ...

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foreign policy
natural disasters
Department of Defense
Asia

Limiting the Pentagon’s Reliance on Commercial Satellites

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Reports earlier this year that the U.S. Department of Defense leased a Chinese satellite to support military operations in Africa sparked concern that the arrangement could compromise control over U.S. military communications, or, worse, allow Chinese intelligence gatherers access to privileged ...

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foreign policy
national security
defense spending
Department of Defense
China
satellites