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POL 641 Comparing East Asia & Western Europe: U.S. Govt. Info

Provides information resources for this Fall Semester 2016 class taught by Prof. Mark Tilton.

U.S. Government Information

Numerous U.S. Government resources provide information about contemporary  East Asian and West European political and economic developments including:

State Department Bureau of East Asian & Pacific Affairs

State Dept. Bureau of European & Eurasian Affairs

U.S. Department Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service

Central Intelligence Agency World Factbook

Defense Intelligence Agency 2019 China Military Power  Report

Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA)-Administers U.S. military assistance programs

Defense Dept. Annual Report on Chinese Military Power (2016) 

2017  2009-2015 linked to from HERE  



Army War College Strategic Studies Institute

Army Foreign Military Studies Office

Naval War College China Maritime Studies Institute

Commerce Dept. (Provides information on export opportunities for U.S. businesses and economic conditions in foreign countries)

Energy  Information Administration (Foreign country energy information resources)

U.S. Geological Survey Minerals Yearbook (Foreign countries-annual report on their mineral resources and policies)

Treasury Dept. Office of International Affairs

U.S. Trade Representative (Negotiates trade agreements with foreign countries and international govt. organizations)

U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission (Examines national security implications of bilateral Chinese-U.S. trade and economic relationship) See this 2018 article on this agency.

Congress House Foreign Affairs Committee  RRep. Greg Pence (R-IN) is a member  of this  committee
(Congressional committees are responsible for approving new legislation, revising existing legislation, funding  government programs, and conducting oversight of these programs.)

Senate Foreign Relations Committee ( Senator Todd Young (R-IN) is a member of this committee. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirms  presidential appointments like Secretary of State, ambassadors to foreign countries, and considers  proposed treaties))

Commission on Security Cooperation in Europe (Congressional commission reviewing European countries compliance with the 1975 Helsinki Commission)

Congressional Executive Commission on China (Monitors China's human rights performance)

Congressional Research Service (CRS)

U.S.-China Strategic Competition in  South and East China Seas;  Background and Issues for Congress (Aug. 6, 2020 CRS report)

U.S. Military Presence in  Poland (Aug. 4, 2020 CRS  report)

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