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International law is the term commonly used for referring to laws that govern the conduct of independent nations in their relationships with one another. It differs from other legal systems in that it primarily concerns provinces rather than private citizens. In other words it is that body of law which is composed for its greater part of the principles and rules of conduct which States feel themselves bound to observe, and the rules of law relating to the function of international institutions or organizations, their relations with each other and their relations with States and individuals.

 
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Alexander Yakovlev. Memorandum Prepared on Request from M. S. Gorb...

By: A. Yakovlev

1. Everything points to the fact that Reagan is trying persistently to capture the initiative in international affairs, to create an image of America as a country that is purposefully striving to improve relations with the Soviet Union and to improve the global political climate. He would like to solve a number of problems in the context of [his] dream about a ?great peace-maker President? and ?great America, ? although currently the psychological situation is not in his...

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Alexander Yakovlev. Memorandum Prepared on Request from M. S. Gorb...

By: Mikhail Gorbachev

Starting positions?they are not so simple. -- 1. Everything points to the fact that Reagan is trying persistently to capture the initiative in international affairs, to create an image of America as a country that is purposefully striving to improve relations with the Soviet Union and to improve the global political climate. He would like to solve a number of problems in the context of [his] dream about a ?great peace-maker President? and ?great America, ? although curre...

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Legal Authorities Supporting the Activities of the National Securi...

By: Department of National Security

SUMMARY On September 11, 2001, the al Qaeda terrorist network launched the deadliest foreign attack on American soil in history. Al Qaeda?s leadership repeatedly has pledged to attack the United States again at a time of its choosing, and these terrorist organizations continue to pose a grave threat to the United States. In response to the September 11th attacks and the continuing threat, the President, with broad congressional approval, has acted to protect the Nation f...

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Combat Weapons of Mass Destruction

By: Department of National Security

The possession and increased likelihood of use of WMD by hostile states and terrorists are realities of the contemporary security environment. It is therefore critical that the U.S. military and appropriate civilian agencies be prepared to deter and defend against the full range of possible WMD employment scenarios. We will ensure that all needed capabilities to combat WMD are fully integrated into the emerging defense transformation plan and into our homeland security p...

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Section Iii: Implementation

By: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Nutrition Reference Publication

Excerpt: Column one: PoA Objective 1.1 Column Two: progress in achieving the objective Column Three: Action Taken To prevent and resolve conflict peacefully and create a stable political environment, through respect for all human rights and fundamental freedoms, democracy, transparent and effective legal framework, transparent and accountable governance and administration in all public and private national and international institutions, and effective and equal participa...

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Fy 2007 Joint Performance Summary

By: International Development Agency

Excerpt: The Department of State (Department) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Fiscal Year 2007 Joint Performance Plan (JPP), submitted to the President, the Congress, and the American public, describes Department and USAID plans to advanc ...

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The United States Since the Civil War

By: Charles Ramsdell Lingley

Preface: To write an account of the history of the United States since the Civil War without bias, without misstatements of fact and without the omission of matters that ought to be included, would be to perform a miracle. I have felt no wonder?working near me. I can claim only to have attempted to overcome the natural limitations of having been brought up in a particular region and with a traditional political, economic and social philosophy. I have tried to present as ...

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The World War and What Was Behind It

By: Louis P. Benezet

Excerpt: This little volume is the result of the interest shown by pupils, teachers, and the general public in a series of talks on the causes of the great European war which were given by the author in the fall of 1914. The audiences were widely different in character. They included pupils of the sixth, seventh, and eighth grades, students in high school and normal school, teachers in the public schools, an association of business men, and a convention of boards of educ...

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The Education of Henry Adams : An Autobiography

By: Henry Adams

Preface: JEAN JACQUES ROUSSEAU began his famous Confessions by a vehement appeal to the Deity: ?I have shown myself as I was; contemptible and vile when I was so; good, generous, sublime when I was so; I have unveiled my interior such as Thou thyself hast seen it, Eternal Father! Collect about me the innumerable swarm of my fellows; let them hear my confessions; let them groan at my unworthiness; let them blush at my meannesses! Let each of them discover his heart in his...

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A Fool and His Money

By: George Barr Mccutcheon

Excerpt: Chapter 1. I MAKE NO EFFORT TO DEFEND MYSELF. I am quite sure it was my Uncle Rilas who said that I was a fool. If memory serves me well he relieved himself of that conviction in the presence of my mother?whose brother he was?at a time when I was least competent to acknowledge his wisdom and most arrogant in asserting my own. I was a freshman in college: a fact?or condition, perhaps,?which should serve as an excuse for both of us. I possessed another uncle, inci...

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The Heart of the Range

By: William Patterson White

Excerpt: Chapter 1. THE HORSE THIEF. It was a warm summer morning in the town of Farewell. Save a dozen horses tied to the hitching?rail in front of various saloons and the Blue Pigeon Store and Bill Lainey, the fat landlord of the hotel, who sat snoring in a reinforced telegraph chair on the sidewalk in the shade of his wooden awning, Main Street was a howling wilderness. Dust overlay everything. It had not rained in weeks. In the blacksmith shop, diagonally across the ...

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Laicus

By: Lyman Abbott

Preface: This book was not made; it has grown. When three years ago I left the pulpit to engage in literary work and took my seat among the laity in the pews, I found that many ecclesiastical and religious subjects presented a different aspect from that which they had presented when I saw them from the pulpit. I commenced in the CHRISTIAN UNION, in a series of ?Letters from a Layman,? to discuss from my new point of view some questions which are generally discussed from ...

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Princess Maritza

By: Percy James Brebner

Excerpt: A breezy morning after a night of rain. Fleecy clouds, some in massive folds and fantastic shape, some in small half?transparent wisps like sunlit ghosts, were driven rapidly across the blue. Hurrying shadows flecked the swelling bosom of the downs, and where the grass was long it rippled like a green sea, making rustling music. Overhead the larks fluttering upward, ever?diminishing specks to the empyrean, carolled their joyous song, and a thousand perfumes filled the air.

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The Paradise Mystery

By: J.S. Fletcher

Excerpt: Chapter 1. ONLY The GUARDIAN American tourists, sure appreciators of all that is ancient and picturesque in England, invariably come to a halt, holding their breath in a sudden catch of wonder, as they pass through the half?ruinous gateway which admits to the Close of Wrychester. Nowhere else in England is there a fairer prospect of old?world peace. There before their eyes, set in the centre of a great green sward, fringed by tall elms and giant beeches, rises t...

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The Unclassed

By: George Gissing

Excerpt: Chapter 1. SCHOOL There was strange disorder in Miss Rutherford?s schoolroom, wont to be the abode of decorum. True, it was the gathering?time after the dinner?hour, and Miss Rutherford herself was as yet out of sight; but things seemed to be going forward of a somewhat more serious kind than a game of romps among the children. There were screams and sobbings, hysterical cries for help; some of the little girls were crowding round an object in one corner of the ...

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Watersprings

By: Arthur Christopher Benson

Excerpt: I. THE SCENE The bright pale February sunlight lay on the little court of Beaufort College, Cambridge, on the old dull?red smoke?stained brick, the stone mullions and mouldings, the Hall oriel, the ivied buttresses and battlements, the turrets, the tiled roofs, the quaint chimneys, and the lead?topped cupola over all. Half the court was in shadow. It was incredibly picturesque, but it had somehow the look of a fortress rather than of a house. It did not exist on...

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Intelligence and Policy the Evolving Relationship

By: Central Intelegence Agent

Excerpt: Introduction As became abundantly clear during a conference sponsored by CIA's Center for the Study of Intelligence (CSI) in Charlottesville, Virginia, on 10 and 11 September 2003, the challenges that face the US Intelligence Community in the aftermath of the terrorist attack on the United States two years earlier are perceived by members of that community as being far more complex, demanding, and consequential than any they have heretofore encountered. That con...

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Naval Postgraduate School

By: Herbert N. Warden

Excerpt: A U.S. led naval operation in October 2003 interdicted a shipment of uranium enrichment components on-board a German cargo ship traveling from Dubai to Libya. In December 2003, Libya announced it would halt its weapons of mass destruction (WMD) programs and eliminate its existing stockpiles under international verification and supervision. The George W. Bush Administration proclaimed the interdiction a triumph for the newly created Proliferation Security Initiat...

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England under the Tudors

By: Arthur D. Innes

In England, as in France and Germany, the main characteristic of the last twenty years, from the point of view of the student of history, has been that new material has been accumulating much faster than it can be assimilated or absorbed. The standard histories of the last generation need to be revised, or even to be put aside as obsolete, in the light of the new information that is coming in so rapidly and in such vast bulk. But the students and researchers of to-day ha...

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Jack Tier or the Florida Reef

By: James Fenimore Cooper

This work has already appeared in Graham?s Magazine, under the title of ?Rose Budd.? The change of name is solely the act of the author, and arises from a conviction that the appellation given in this publication is more appropriate than the one laid aside. The necessity of writing to a name, instead of getting it from the incidents of the book itself, has been the cause of this departure from the ordinary rules. When this book was commenced, it was generally supposed th...

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