Ceaser, James W.
Why Tocqueville on China?: An Introductory Essay.
American Enterprise Institute, January 2010, 17 pages.
"What in the writings of Alexis de Tocqueville could conceivably
be thought to offer any guidance for the study of contemporary
China?" (From the American Enterprise Institute)
"Not So Dire Straits: How the Finlandization of Taiwan
Foreign Affairs, January/February 2010, pp. 44 - 60.
"In recent years, Taiwan and China have increased their economic
ties and abandoned the military logic that dominated their
relations for decades."
(From Foreign Affairs)
Glaser, Bonnie S. and Ralph A. Cossa.
Building Trust Across the Taiwan Strait.
(A Role for Military Confidence-building Measures)
Center for Strategic and International Studies, January 12,
2010, 30 pages.
"The United States should continue to express its firm support
for the ongoing process of easing cross-strait tensions and
trust building and take reasonable steps to bolster Taipei's
sense of security and confidence in the U.S.-Taiwan
relationship." (From CSIS)
US-China Relations: Obama-Hu Summit: Success or
Center for Strategic and International Studies, January 2010, 15
"2009 witnessed the elevation of China-US relations to the
global stage in response to the twin challenges of the financial
crisis and climate change. Presidents Obama and Hu agreed to
pursue a positive, cooperative, and comprehensive relationship
and set out to address the problem of a strategic trust deficit
between their two countries." (From CSIS)
Romberg, Alan D.
Cross-Strait Relations: Weathering the Storm.
China Leadership Monitor, Fall 2009, 38 pages. (article)
"Just as future projections for Taiwan's economy were beginning
to look up, Typhoon Morakot wreaked havoc on the island. As in
the case of the economic crisis, although the origins of the
problem did not lie with the Ma administration, the perceived
failure to respond in a timely and effective manner struck a
major political blow to the government's credibility. Eventual
rescue and recovery efforts-including participation by U.S.
military assets-and replacement of the premier and much of the
Cabinet have, in this case, however, gone some way to restoring
equilibrium in fairly quick order." (From Hoover Institution)
Secretary Clinton's Speech on Development in the 21st
(Clinton addresses Peterson Institute for International
America.gov, January 6, 2010, 20 pages. (pamphlet)
"So it's time for a new mindset for a new century. Time to
retire old debates and replace dogmatic attitudes with clear
reasoning and common sense. And time to elevate development as a
central pillar of all that we do in our foreign policy. And it
is past time to rebuild USAID into the world's premier
development agency." (From America.gov)
"Current Issues Concerning U.S. Public Diplomacy."
From U.S. Public Diplomacy: Background and Current Issues.
Washington, D.C.: Congressional Research Service,
December 18, 2009,
pp. 34-54. (article)
"The body of this report is divided into five sections.5 The
first section provides background information on U.S. public
diplomacy, its legislative foundations, and the history of
modern U.S. public diplomacy including the former USIA. The
second section discusses the abolishment of USIA and the
transfer of its functions to the Department of State. The third
section discusses the current structure of public diplomacy
within the Department of State as well as its budget and
personnel levels. The fourth section gives a detailed overview
of some of the major related policy issues and perceived
challenges to the effectiveness of U.S. public diplomacy, and
proposed reforms and solutions. Finally, the fifth section
describes proposed legislation intended to reform and improve
U.S. public diplomacy." (From CRS Report)
Joint Statement from USTR, USDA on Taiwan's Actions
to Unjustifiably Restrict U.S. Beef Imports in Violation
of Our Bilateral Agreement.
OT-1001, January 6, 2010, 5 pages.
"The decision to violate our bilateral agreement is
particularly disappointing, as the United States has
long been one of Taiwan"s most important trade and
investment partners, as well as the strongest supporter
of Taiwan's active participation in the global trading
system, including its membership in the World Trade
Organization (WTO)." (From AIT)
Strengthening Intelligence and Aviation Security.
by President Barack Obama on Strengthening Intelligence
and Aviation Security.)
OT-1002E, January 7, 2010, 11 pages.
"And in this cause, every one of us -- every American,
every elected official -- can do our part. Instead of
giving into cynicism and division, let's move forward
with the confidence and optimism and unity that defines
us as a people. For now is not a time for partisanship,
it's a time for citizenship -- a time to come together
and work together with the seriousness of purpose that
our national security demands." (From AIT)
Remarks on Regional Architecture in Asia: Principles
(Hillary Rodham Clinton)
OT-1003, January 14, 2010, 25 pages.
"We start from a simple premise: America's future is
linked to the future of the Asia-Pacific region; and the
future of this region depends on America. The United
States has a strong interest in continuing its tradition
of economic and strategic leadership, and Asia has a
strong interest in the United States remaining a dynamic
economic partner and a stabilizing military influence."
Remarks on Internet Freedom: Hillary Rodham Clinton,
Secretary of State.
OT- 1004, January 21, 2010, 23 pages.
"Internet freedom is essential to upholding human rights
and encouraging economic prosperity, and the United
States plans to aggressively promote Internet access for
all peoples, says Secretary of State Hillary Rodham
Clinton." (From America.gov)
U.S. Department of State Background Briefing on Asian
Security: Senior Officials.
OT-1005, February 3, 2010, 22 pages.
"We have two Senior Administration Officials here that
can help you go through any particulars that you have on
the items themselves, the rationale for it, the history
of our arms sales to Taiwan. We believe very strongly
that this is consistent with our 'one-China' policy, in
line with the Taiwan Relations Act, and contributes to
stability in the region." (From AIT)
"Overview from Global Economic Prospects 2010:
Crisis, Finance, and Growth."
The World Bank, January 21, 2010, 7 pages. (article)
"The global economic recovery that is now underway will slow
later this year as the impact of fiscal stimulus wanes.
Financial markets remain troubled and private sector demand lags
amid high unemployment, according to the report." (From the
Haugh, David, et al.
Automobile Industry In and Beyond the Crisis.
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, January
26, 2010, 36 pages. (pamphlet)
"The paper considers the role of the automobile industry in the
current cycle. It shows that the industry is economically
important and its cycle is intertwined with business cycles."
"Overview of the 2009 Economy."
From The 2009 Joint Economic Report.
Joint Economic Committee, January 11, 2010, 27 pages.
"The American economy has suffered the deepest and most
protracted recession since the Great Depression. The financial
crisis that began in the fall of 2008 had enduring effects on
economic performance. The economy looked bleakest in January
2009, when 741,000 jobs were lost in a single month. In the
first quarter of 2009, real gross domestic product (real GDP)
fell by 6.4 percent. Real GDP fell for four straight quarters,
from third quarter 2008 through second quarter 2009." (From
Joint Economic Committee)
Black History Month Honors Legacy of Struggle and Triumph.
(Theme for 2010 is "The History of Black Economic Empowerment")
America.gov, January 29, 2010, 3 pages. (pamphlet)
"Each February, Black History Month honors the struggles and
triumphs of millions of American citizens over the most
devastating obstacles - slavery, prejudice, poverty - as well as
their contributions to the nation's cultural and political
life." (From America.gov)
Department of Defense.
"Executive Summary from 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review
Department of Defense, February1, 2010, 14 pages. (article)
"The Secretary of Defense delivered the 2010 QDR report to
Congress on February 1, 2010. The QDR process frames strategic
choices for the Department and establishes priorities to
determine appropriate resource investments." (From Department of
"Pop Culture vs. Real America: Introduction."
America.gov, January 20, 2010, 5 pages.
"The book contrasts depictions of American life from television,
cinema and other media with stories of 'real' Americans in
similar walks of life." (From America.gov)
Remarks by the President in State of the Union Address.
The White House, January 27, 2010, 13 pages. (pamphlet)
"In his first State of the Union address, Obama focused heavily
on his domestic agenda, but also recapped his administration's
foreign policy goals. How successful he will be in accomplishing
his goals will depend in large part on how adroitly Obama can
work with Congress and on how effectively he can bridge the
partisan divide between Republicans and Democrats, something of
which this president is keenly aware." (From America.gov)
Public's Priorities for 2010: Economy, Jobs, Terrorism.
Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, January 25,
2010, 18 pages. (pamphlet)
"As Barack Obama begins his second year in office, the public's
priorities for the president and Congress remain much as they
were one year ago. Strengthening the nation's economy and
improving the job situation continue to top the list. And, in
the wake of the failed Christmas Day terrorist attack on a
Detroitbound airliner, defending the country from future
terrorist attacks also remains a top priority." (From Pew
Research Center for the People & the Press)
Perito, Robert M.
Haiti After the Earthquake.
United States Institute of Peace, January 2010, 6 pages.
"The brief assesses the damage done by the devastating
earthquake, and recommends strategies for Haiti's recovery and
reconstruction." (From International Information Programs,
Department of State)
Director at Library of Congress Discusses World
"This webchat discusses the history of the World Digital
Library, its current projects, collaborations with
libraries and archives overseas, and the future of the
World Digital Library." (From America.gov)
Two Experts Discuss Religious Freedom and Defamation
"To recognize Religious Freedom Day (January 16), two
experts conducted a global talk about "defamation of
religion" and what it means in the international
political context." (From America.gov)