Fighting Terrorist Financing

Anne C. Richard

International and European regional organizations are playing an important role in combating terrorist financing. Underneath news reports of transatlantic tensions and arguments is a significant and largely successful multilateral effort, one that forms the basis for a common international approach to the problem. This book explains how use of common conventions, standards (e.g., the Financial Action Task Force's standards), and approaches by many different international, regional, and specialized institutions is a major step forward in the fight. Author Anne Richard recommends expanding and deepening these efforts across Europe and in neighboring regions. The book also calls for improving methods used to fight terrorist financing.

  • Imprint: Center for Transatlantic Relations SAIS
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780976643401
  • Publication Date: Feb 2006
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Transatlantic Relations and Global Governance

Kari Möttölä

This book examines the state of transatlantic relations in several key policy areas. It contains the key findings and recommendations resulting from the research program on Transatlantic Relations and Global Governance (2004–05), established by the Unit for Policy Planning and Research of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. Contributors include Klaus Korhonen (University of Helsinki), Burkhard Auffermann and Taina Järvinen (University of Tampere and Finnish Foreign Ministry), Fraser Cameron (European Policy Centre, Brussels), Brian L. Job and Mark W. Zacher (Centre of International Relations/University of British Columbia,Vancouver), Chantal de Jonge Oudraat (Center for Transatlantic Relations), and Ingo Peters and Jan Bittner (Free University-Berlin).

  • Imprint: Center for Transatlantic Relations SAIS
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780976643463
  • Publication Date: Apr 2006
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Short of the Goal

Nancy Birdsall

Failed states are at greatest risk for collapse and pose an urgent threat to international security. Yet, ironically, new U.S. foreign assistance programs such as the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) routinely bypass these poorly performing countries, while providing increased aid to so-called good performers. This volume provides a lucid account of failed states that are ineligible for this new assistance, thus residing "on the other side of the MCA." The first part analyzes U.S. policy toward the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Nigeria, Indonesia, Yemen, Myanmar, and Central America in order to examine the fundamental causes of poor performance. The second part examines the role of specific U.S. policy instruments in building state capacity to prevent deterioration and collapse. Uncovering one of the most recognizable, yet poorly understood, trends in the developing world, Short of the Goal sets an important agenda for increased American engagement with failed states to promote both development and security in the developing world.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781933286051
  • Publication Date: May 2006
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A Guide to Grey Parrots as Pet & Aviary Birds

Rosemary Low

  • Imprint: ABK Publications
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9780975081754
  • Publication Date: Jul 2006
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Terrorism and International Relations

Daniel S. Hamilton

A Center for Transatlantic Relations SAIS and The Calouste Gulbenkain Foundation publicationInternational experts examine the nature of contemporary terrorism and its consequences. The authors discuss the internationalization of terrorism; its costs, causes, and networks; the global response; and implications for law, democracy, religion, the media, and international cooperation.Contributors include Yonah Alexander (Potomac Institute for Policy Studies), Daniel Benjamin (CSIS), Monique Canto-Sperber (Ecole Normale Superieur), Gareth Evans (International Crisis Group), Richard Falkenrath (Brookings Institution), Farhad Khosrokhavar (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales), Brigitte Nacos (Columbia University), Christine Ockrent (columnist), Stefan Oeter (University of Hamburg), Daniel Sibony (writer), Florence Taubmann (pastor), and Paul Wilkenson (Center for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, University of St.Andrews).

  • Imprint: Center for Transatlantic Relations SAIS
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9780976643487
  • Publication Date: Jul 2006
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Role Reversal

Anne C. Richard

After Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast of the United States on the morning of August 29, 2005, offers of help from other countries poured in on the US Government. Not used to being a recipient of foreign aid, the federal government replied slowly and with mixed signals. This monograph tells the story of these foreign contributions and the U.S. response. Lessons from this experience suggest that plans for a vetting mechanism should be drawn up now so that it is widely understood before the next large-scale crisis hits. In addition, the international community should adopt a uniform list of goods for stockpiling and use in a crisis, and should meet to reach agreement on the best ways to respond to crises. Effective crisis response is an important part of national security.

  • Imprint: Center for Transatlantic Relations SAIS
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780978882105
  • Publication Date: Aug 2006
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Rescuing the World Bank

Nancy Birdsall

The World Bank is assailed by critics on the left, right and center on the grounds it is not effective, not accountable, not democratic or legitimate, and most threatening of all, not relevant in a global economy where private capital, production, and ideas dominate. Yet the world needs a strong World Bank working with other international institutions to manage development and the related global challenges of the 21st century. Are the Bank's shortcomings exaggerated or potentially fatal? If potentially fatal, can this critical institution be rescued? Rescuing the World Bank explores the answers to these questions. The first part of the book, The Hardest Job in the World: Five Crucial Tasks for the New President of the World Bank, is a report by a Center for Global Development (CGD) Working Group delivered to Paul Wolfowitz on his first day in the office in June 2005. The second part comprises selected essays, many first presented at a CGD Symposium in the fall of 2005. The Working Group members and essay authors represent a rich array of experience and views. CGD president Nancy Birdsall was co-chair of the Working Group and selected and edited the essays. Her view that the Bank is a crucial global institution but potentially at risk is widely—but not universally—shared by the Working Group members and the essay authors. The provocative volume will be widely read and discussed by those who are actively grappling with how to strengthen the World Bank, by its many stakeholders, and by readers with a broad interest in development seeking a better understanding of this vital and complex institution as it struggles to adapt to the demands of the 21st century.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781933286112
  • Publication Date: Aug 2006
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Changing Identities and Evolving Values

Esther Brimmer

This book is part of CTR's Changing Societies series. The contributors offer perspectives on how underlying values affect government policies—from homeland security to religion and society. The book asks: are transatlantic relations affected not only by what governments and others are doing, but by what our societies are becoming? Contributors include Parvez Ahmad (Council on American-Islamic Relations), Michael Brenner (University of Pittsburgh), Esther Brimmer (Center for Transatlantic Relations), Alain Chouet (formerly of Direction Generale de la Securite Exterieure), Jean François-Poncet (member of the French Senate),Tod Lindberg (Hoover Institution, Stanford University), Jean-Dominique Giuliani (Robert Schuman Foundation),Terri E. Givens (Center for European Studies, University of Texas), Daniel S. Hamilton (Center for Transatlantic Relations), Christopher Kojm (9/11 Discourse Project),Alain Lamassoure (member of European Parliament), Jean Claude Monod (Centre National de la Recherché Scientifique and Ecole Normale Superieure), Richard Pells (University of Texas), Tom Petri (U.S. House of Representatives), Omer Taspinar (Brookings Institution), Bruno Tertrais (Strategic Research Foundation), and Karen Volker (U.S. Department of State).

  • Imprint: Center for Transatlantic Relations SAIS
  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780976643432
  • Publication Date: Dec 2006
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Inexcusable Absence

Maureen A. Lewis

Girls' education, indisputably crucial to development, has received a lot of attention--but surprisingly little hardheaded analysis to inform practical policy solutions. In Inexcusable Absence, Maureen Lewis and Marlaine Lockheed propose new strategies for reaching the 70 percent of out-of-school girls who are "doubly disadvantaged" by their ethnicity, language, or other factors. The book will be an important tool for policymakers, informing interventions that can make a profound impact on the lives of the 60 million out-of-school girls.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN: 9781933286143
  • Publication Date: Dec 2006
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Fuzzy-Reliability Engineering

A.K. Verma

  • Imprint: Narosa Publishing House
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9788173196690
  • Publication Date: Jan 2007
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Horticulture in Cold Arid Himalayas

Ghulam Hassan Dar

  • Imprint: Narosa Publishing House
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9788173197543
  • Publication Date: Jan 2007
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Networks, Security and Soft Computing

S.M. Hazarika

  • Imprint: Narosa Publishing House
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9788173198687
  • Publication Date: Jan 2007
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Electrical Engineering Materials

Bhadra Prasad Pokharel

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781842652978
  • Publication Date: Jan 2007
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Discrete Mathematical Structures

M.K. Das

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781842652985
  • Publication Date: Jan 2007
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Power Electronics Laboratory

O.P. Arora

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781842653012
  • Publication Date: Jan 2007
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Introduction to Condensed Matter Physics

K.C. Barua

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781842653470
  • Publication Date: Jan 2007
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Theory of Numbers

K. Ramachandra

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781842653616
  • Publication Date: Jan 2007
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Optoelectronic Devices and Circuits

A.K. Ganguly

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781842653739
  • Publication Date: Jan 2007
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Survey Sampling

P. Mukhopadhyay

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781842653746
  • Publication Date: Jan 2007
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Practical Non-Destructive Testing

Baldev Raj

  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781842653753
  • Publication Date: Jan 2007
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