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Author: Dalia Dassa Kaye
Publisher: RAND
Keywords: east, south, asia, middle, diplomacy, enemy, track, talking
Number of Pages: 100
Published: 2007
ISBN-10: 0833041916
ISBN-13: 9780833041913

This monograph examines regional, multilateral track two dialogues in the Middle East and South Asia that are focused on arms control and other cooperative security measures. Unofficial policy discourse, or track two diplomacy, is an increasingly important part of the changing international security landscape, with the potential to raise new ideas and solutions to conflicts that, over time, may influence official policy. Talking to the Enemy considers how track two efforts in South Asia and the Middle East have socialized participants into thinking about security in more cooperative terms, and
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Author: Trevor Cree
Publisher: agmachine.com Ltd
Keywords: track
Number of Pages: 154
Published: 2005-04
ISBN-10: 0954995104
ISBN-13: 9780954995102
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Author: John B. Stephenson
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: results, needed, cleanup, sampling, system, track, perchlorate
Number of Pages: 80
Published: 2005-11-01
ISBN-10: 1422302407
ISBN-13: 9781422302408

Perchlorate, a primary ingredient in propellant, has been used for decades in the manufacture & firing of rockets & missiles. Other uses include fireworks, flares, & explosives. Perchlorate has been found in drinking water, groundwater, surface water, & soil. Certain levels of perchlorate exposure may not adversely affect healthy adults but more studies should be conducted on the effects of perchlorate exposures in children & pregnant women. This report determined: the est. extent of perchlorate in the U.S.; what actions have been taken to address perchlorate; & what studies of perchlorate's h
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Author: Daniel Bertoni
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: reporting, could, improve, program, performance, planning, rehabilitation, employment, incentives, workforce, vocational
Number of Pages: 48
Published: 2009-05-01
ISBN-10: 1437913385
ISBN-13: 9781437913385

In 2004, the Vet. Affairs' Vocational Rehab. and Employment (VR&E) program was reviewed by a Task Force. It recommended numerous changes, in particular focusing on employment through a new Five-Track service delivery model and increasing program capacity. Since then, VR&E has worked to implement these recommendations. This report determines: (1) how the implementation of the Five-Track Employment Process has affected VR&E's focus on employment; (2) the extent to which VR&E has taken steps to improve its capacity; and (3) how program outcomes are reported. The author interviewed officials from
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Author: Gene Aloise
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: track, detect, radioactive, materials, steps, additional, security, nrc, dhs, need, nuclear
Number of Pages: 53
Published: 2009-02
ISBN-10: 1437907938
ISBN-13: 9781437907933

Concerns have grown that terrorists could use radioactive materials and sealed sources (materials sealed in a capsule) to build a żdirty bombż -- a device using conventional explosives to disperse radioactive material. In 2003, it was found that there were weaknesses in the NRC radioactive materials licensing process and recommend. were made for improvement. This report assesses: (1) the progress NRC has made in implementing the recommend.; (2) other steps NRC has taken to improve its ability to track radioactive materials; (3) Customs and Border Protectionżs (CBP) ability to detect radioac
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Author: World Bank
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Keywords: gaps, challenges, heterogeneity, mdgs, odds, achieving, improving
Number of Pages: 198
Published: 2011-04-12
ISBN-10: 0821387006
ISBN-13: 9780821387009

How many countries are on track to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015? How many countries are off target, and how far are they from the goals? And what factors are essential for improving the odds that off-target countries can reach the goals? This year's Global Monitoring Report: Improving the Odds of Achieving the MDGs, examines these questions. It takes a closer look at the diversity of country progress, presents the challenges that remain, and assesses the role of growth, policy reforms, trade, and donor policies in meeting the MDGs. Two-thirds of developing countries
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Author: World Bank Group
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
Keywords: achieving, mdgs, odds, improving, monitoring, report, global
Number of Pages: 177
Published: 2011-05-03
ISBN-10: 1462323367
ISBN-13: 9781462323364

Annotation How many countries are on track to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015? How many countries are off target, and how far are they from the goals? And what factors are essential for improving the odds that off-target countries can reach the goals? This year's Global Monitoring Report: Improving the Odds of Achieving the MDGs, examines these questions. It takes a closer look at the diversity of country progress, presents the challenges that remain, and assesses the role of growth, policy reforms, trade, and donor policies in meeting the MDGs. Two-thirds of developing
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