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  • Lecture posted October 12, 1995 by Jeffrey B. Gayner The Contract with America: Implementing New Ideas in the U.S.

    Decades from now, historians quite likely will reflect back upon the Contract With America as one of the most significant developments in the political history of the United States. As Newt Gingrich, the first Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives in 40 years, has written: "there is no comparable congressional document in our two-hundred-year…

  • FYI posted November 19, 1993 by Jeffrey B. Gayner, Ariel Cohen, Ph.D., Natalia Kuznetsova Who's Who in The Russian Elections

    (Archived document, may contain errors) November 19,1993 WHO'S WHO IN THE RUSSIAN ELECTIONS On December 12, 1993, the voters of Russia will cast their ballots in the first free competitive elections for the parliament since 1918. For nearly a year, the legislative holdover from the Soviet Union-the Supreme Soviet of Russia-and President Boris Yeltsin have clashed over…

  • Backgrounder Update posted March 26, 1987 by Jeffrey B. Gayner Time to End Taiwan Neglect

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 3/26/87 40 TI ME TO END TAIWAN NEGLECT (Updating Asian Studies Center Backgrounder No. 47, "Honoring the Taiwan Relations Act strengthens East Asian Stability," May 27, 1986.)U.S. China policy since 1979 has proceeded on two tracks. While formal diplomatic relations exist with the People's Republic of China, the Taiwan Relations Act…

  • Asian Backgrounder posted April 9, 1984 by Jeffrey B. Gayner New Opportunities for U.S. -Thai Relations Hung, Gregory;

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 9 April 9, 1984 NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR U.S.- THAI RELATIONS INTRODUCTION The Prime Minister of Thailand, Prem Tinsulanond, meets Ronald Reagan on April 13th as part of a four day official visit to the United States. The visit comes just two weeks prior to the President's trip to China and at a time when several conten- tious…

  • Backgrounder posted March 31, 1982 by Jeffrey B. Gayner, Richard Araujo El Salvador After the Elections

  • Issue Bulletin posted March 5, 1979 by Jeffrey B. Gayner Taiwan Legislation (S.245 - H.R.2479)

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 36 March 5, 1979 TAIWAN LEGISLA TION S. 245-H.R. 2479 STATUS on January 26, 1979, President Carter sent legislation to Con- gress-to create an American Institute in order to "maintain commer- cial, cultural, and other relations with the people on Taiwan with- out official government representation and without diplomatic…

  • Issue Bulletin posted May 16, 1977 by Jeffrey B. Gayner Genocide Treaty

    (Archived document, may contain errors) May 16, 1977 GENOCIDE TREA TY (EXECUTIVE 0) Status: On May 24th and 26th, 1977, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold hearings on the Convention on the Presentation and Punish- ment of the Crime of Genocide. In his speech before the United Nations, President Carter pledged to support passage of this treaty in the…

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