CRS: Remittances – Background and Issues for Congress

CRS logo smallThe amount of money sent by migrants in the U.S. to their home countries exceeded $432 billion in 2015, which is larger than official development assistance and more stable than private capital flows to these countries. See Remittances: Background and Issues for Congress, updated May 9, 2016.

Tip of the Hat to Secrecy News  and Steven Aftergood.

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May 12

Steven Aftergood: Defense Reform When, How?

Steven Aftergood

Steven Aftergood

DEFENSE REFORM: YES, BUT HOW?

There is widespread dissatisfaction with the organization and performance of the Department of Defense, a new Congressional Research Service report says, but no consensus on what to do about it. Driving the current debate, CRS says, are questions such as:

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Apr 27

Jan H. Kalvik: Introducing Robert David Steele to the Norwegian Defence & Intelligence Communities

Jan Helge Kalvik

Jan Helge Kalvik

Defence and intelligence Norway

Introducing Robert David Steele

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We are happy to introduce Robert David Steele as a new contributor to Defence and Intelligence.

Original post in Norway — safety copy below the fold.

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Apr 4