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International law governs the relationships among nations and international organizations and includes humanitarian, criminal, military, maritime, trade, and environmental laws and treaties such as the Geneva Conventions and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. RAND research has helped to clarify issues of global governance with regard to the environment, counterterrorism and security, piracy, human and drug trafficking, and finance.

  • An ethnic Uyghur boy stands at the door of his home as Chinese security forces secure the area in Urumqi, China, July 10, 2009, photo by Nir Elias/Reuters

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    China's Disappeared Uyghurs: What Satellite Images Reveal

    Apr 29, 2021

    At least one million Uyghurs and other ethnic minorities have vanished into a sprawling network of camps and prisons in China's far west. Satellite images show brightly lit compounds, wall after wall of barbed wire, and a sudden rush to build what appear to be fortified preschools.

  • Super Typhoon Noru photographed by ISS astronaut Randy Bresnick above the Northwestern Pacific Ocean on August 1, 2017, photo courtesy of NASA

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    Responsible Space Behavior for the New Space Era

    Apr 26, 2021

    The early space domain was dominated by two superpowers. Today, the world has more than 60 spacefaring nations, multiple commercial space operators, and a global economy that is inextricably linked to space. Now is the time to develop responsible space norms.

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    Restructuring Hainan's International Trade and Finance: Currency, Foreign Exchange, and Trade

    Considers the possible development of an independent convertible currency and other foreign exchange and trade policies that can contribute to Hainan's goals of close interaction and integration with the economy of mainland China and with the international economy.

    Jan 1, 1991

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    Price Comparisons Between the Japanese and U.S. Markets

    Re-examines the data from two price surveys conducted by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Japanese Ministry of International Trade and Industry.

    Jan 1, 1991

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    Incentives and Insurance in International Financial Markets

    Lays the theoretical groundwork for estimates of resource flows to the Communist World resulting from Western trade policy.

    Jan 1, 1984

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    The Impact of U.S. Domestic Law on the Last Days of American Presence in Vietnam

    A discussion of Public Law 93-50 forbidding expenditure of U.S. funds for combat in Cambodia, Laos, North Vietnam and South Vietnam after 15 August 1973, and the War Powers Resolution limiting the President's power to engage U.S. troops, and how...

    Jan 1, 1975

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    International Transactions and Regionalism: Distinguishing Insiders from Outsiders.

    An econometric analysis of criteria for choosing multination trade groupings, in those cases where such groupings are believed to be advantageous. Customarily, these groupings are based on regional criteria that stress geographic proximity as a means...

    Jan 1, 1972

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    Scholarly Research and Policy Relevance: The Cases of Quantitative International Relations and International Law.

    An argument for bridging the information gap between policymakers and academicians. The researcher faces many problems in bringing his material before the policymaker--e.g., policymakers' lack of time and ignorance of quantitative methods. It is pr...

    Jan 1, 1971

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    Book Review: Bo Sodersten, A Study of Economic Growth and International Trade, Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis, Stockholm Economic Studies, New Series V, Stockholm: Almqvist & Wicksell, 1964, 190 pp.

    A review of a rigorous example of model building designed to study complex issues of theory and policy. The reviewer gives a brief analysis of Sodersten's method and some of his more interesting results. He commends the book as an addition to the lit...

    Jan 1, 1965

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    The trade agreements of Communist China

    A paper on the nature and significance of the trade agreements of Communist China. The author examines the provisions of the trade agreements, their relation to other international economic agreements, the available but incomplete statistics of the t...

    Jan 1, 1961

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