President Barack Obama inherited an unenviable legacy from his
predecessor in the greater Middle East. At the time of his inauguration,
U.S. troops were involved in two theaters of war. The wars in
Afghanistan and Iraq had started well and allowed the United States
to gain quick victories against incumbent regimes. Securing these
victories, however, had proven elusive. In Afghanistan, the Taliban
had managed to put up resistance, seriously curtailing the authority
of the central government beyond major centers of population.
This dissertation empirically investigates the potential lead lag relationship between spot and future markets in three South East Asian countries, namely Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore. It attempts to prove whether the lead–lag relationship exist between the two markets in each country individually and whether future market returns lead spot market returns in these countries.
The security environment in the Middle East has become increasingly complicated during the past decade. This report identifies several important trends that are shaping regional security and identifies their implications for the United States. Many traditional security concerns, such as energy security and the proliferation of weapons
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An examination of factors that have influenced the evolution of the Soviet force buildup in Siberia, Central Asia, and the Soviet Far East under the Brezhnev regime.The report also tracks the changing Soviet view of the risks involved in the use of force against the People's Republic of China during the buildup, the development of Chinese military programs, the changing Chinese political scene, an......
A method was proposed for locating possible sources of oil pollution in the East Vietnam Sea. The method includes two stages. The first stage is called the raw stage. In this stage, based on the history of oil pollution at the Vietnamese coast and oil pollution footprint detected byremote sensing technique, numerical computation of wind and flow field in the sea was carried out.
African states gained independence after World War II, but faced many political, social, economic, and health challenges. The Middle East has been the site of much conflict. There has been recurring violence and continuing efforts at international mediation.
The Asian financial crisis has generated a lot of research, analysis and debate. The exact causes of the crisis are not firmly established, although various hypotheses have been offered. This paper presents one view of the genesis of the East Asian crisis. Several explanations are examined: managed exchange rates, over and undervalued currencies, crony capitalism, asset bubbles, Japanese devaluation, or “too much” capital account liberalization. A large part of the analysis centers around the proposition that the regime of managed exchange rates was at the core of the problem.
China’s WTO accession will have major implications for China and present both opportunities and
challenges for East Asia. We assess the possible channels through which China’s accession to the WTO
could affect East Asia and quantify these effects using a dynamic computable general equilibrium model.
China will be the biggest beneficiary of accession, followed by the industrialized and newly industrializing
economies (NIEs) in East Asia.
Nối tiếp nội dung phần 1 cuốn sách "Bài tập trắc nghiệm Tiếng Anh 12 cơ bản", phần 2 cung cấp cho người đọc các bài tập về deserrts, endangered species, water sports, the 22 nd Sea Games, international organizations, women in society, the association of South East Asian nations. Mời các bạn cùng tham khảo.
Blackwell History of the Ancient World
This series provides a new narrative history of the ancient world, from the beginnings of civilization in the ancient Near East and Egypt to the fall of Constantinople. Written by experts in their ﬁelds, the books in the series offer authoritative accessible surveys for students and general readers alike. A History of Byzantium Timothy E.
Recent events in East Asia have highlighted the risks of financial structures in a financially
integrated world. This paper documents that the buildup of vulnerabilities in East Asia was
mainly the result of weaknesses in domestic financial intermediation, poor corporate governance,
and deficient government policies, including poor macro-economic policy responses to large
The Asian financial crisis of 1997-1998
has triggered intense efforts to promote
regional monetary and financial
cooperation to prevent recurrence of
future crises. Recently, developing
regional bond markets in East Asia has
emerged as one of the key agenda for
regional financial cooperation. There is
no assurance, however, that the proposed
regional bond markets will ever leave the
drawing board. Even if they do, they may
never reach the maturity to be competitive
vis-à-vis global bond markets in North
America and Europe. A few critical...
It has long been acknowledged that politics and regulatory capture can play an important
role in dealing with financial institutions’ distress. The East Asia financial crisis meant a
large number of distressed and closed intermediaries in an environment with many links
between government, supervisors, politicians and financial institutions. This makes for a
good event for studying how such connections affect the resolution of financial
institutions’ distress. We investigate the occurrence of distress and closure decisions for...
A collaborative project of the Institute of East Asian Studies and the Institute
of European Studies, submitted for funding under the umbrella of the “New
Geographies, New Pedagogies” initiative of the Institute of International Studies.
An undeniable interest exists in matters about East Asia and its people, customs,
and institutions. This book serves the needs of those who wish to learn how government
works in East Asia—in particular, its public administration and related
public policy processes. The focus here is on the apparatus of government: the
agencies, values, context, and policies within which they operate.
THE EAST ASIAN FINANCIAL CRISIS: A CRITICAL EXAMINATION OF FOUR ALTERNATIVE MODELS David Card and Alan
Krueger provided the SAT data used throughout. Cecilia Rouse provided the hard-to-obtain
School District Data Book used in Chapters 1 and 2. Saul Geiser and Roger Studley of the
University of California Office of the President provided the student records that permitted
the research in Chapter 3.