A Higher Loyalty

Truth, Lies, and Leadership

Author: James Comey

Publisher: Flatiron Books

ISBN: 1250192463

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 7012

In his book, former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like, and how it drives sound decisions. His journey provides an unprecedented entry into the corridors of power, and a remarkable lesson in what makes an effective leader. Mr. Comey served as director of the FBI from 2013 to 2017, appointed to the post by President Barack Obama. He previously served as U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, and the U.S. deputy attorney general in the administration of President George W. Bush. From prosecuting the Mafia and Martha Stewart to helping change the Bush administration's policies on torture and electronic surveillance, overseeing the Hillary Clinton e-mail investigation as well as ties between the Trump campaign and Russia, Comey has been involved in some of the most consequential cases and policies of recent history.

Reforming U.S. Drone Strike Policies

Author: Micah Zenko

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations

ISBN: 0876095449

Category: Political Science

Page: 52

View: 4441

Douglas Dillon Fellow Micah Zenko analyzes the potentially serious consequences, both at home and abroad, of a lightly overseen drone program and makes recommendations for improving its governance.

Review of the Draft Climate Science Special Report

Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate,Committee to Review the Draft Climate Science Special Report

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309456649

Category: Science

Page: 132

View: 9503

The United States Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) is moving towards a sustained assessment process that allows for more fluid and consistent integration of scientific knowledge into the mandated quadrennial National Climate Assessment. As part of this process, the USGCRP is developing the Climate Science Special Report (CSSR), a technical report that details the current state-of-science relating to climate change and its physical impacts. The CSSR is intended to focus on climate change in the United States and to inform future USGCRP products. Review of the Draft Climate Science Special Report assesses whether the draft CSSR accurately presents the scientific literature in an understandable, transparent and traceable way; whether the CSSR authors handled the data, analyses, and statistical approaches in an appropriate manner; and the effectiveness of the report in conveying the information clearly for the intended audience. This report provides recommendations for how the draft CSSR could be strengthened.

Special Heart

A Journey of Faith, Hope, Courage and Love

Author: Bret Baier

Publisher: Center Street

ISBN: 1455583642

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

View: 4574

Fox News Channel anchor Bret Baier shares the New York Times bestselling story of his son Paul's ongoing battle with heart disease, and how it transformed his own life and family. This deeply touching personal story is told through the eyes of a journalist as he faces his life's greatest crisis: caring for his critically ill son. With the acute insight of a seasoned reporter, and the deep love of a husband and father, Baier shares behind-the-scenes stories and emotional narrative of young Paul's life thus far. Bret and his wife Amy emerge-just like their brave young son-scarred but infinitely stronger, and clearly understanding what matters most in life. Told by a loving father and master storyteller, this hope-filled account offers an inspirational glimpse into the family of a man who just happens to be someone millions turn to for the day's news. One hundred percent of what the author receives from the sale of this book is donated to various non-profit pediatric heart causes.

A World in Disarray

American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order

Author: Richard Haass

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399562370

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 9967

"A valuable primer on foreign policy: a primer that concerned citizens of all political persuasions—not to mention the president and his advisers—could benefit from reading." —The New York Times An examination of a world increasingly defined by disorder and a United States unable to shape the world in its image, from the president of the Council on Foreign Relations Things fall apart; the center cannot hold. The rules, policies, and institutions that have guided the world since World War II have largely run their course. Respect for sovereignty alone cannot uphold order in an age defined by global challenges from terrorism and the spread of nuclear weapons to climate change and cyberspace. Meanwhile, great power rivalry is returning. Weak states pose problems just as confounding as strong ones. The United States remains the world’s strongest country, but American foreign policy has at times made matters worse, both by what the U.S. has done and by what it has failed to do. The Middle East is in chaos, Asia is threatened by China’s rise and a reckless North Korea, and Europe, for decades the world’s most stable region, is now anything but. As Richard Haass explains, the election of Donald Trump and the unexpected vote for “Brexit” signals that many in modern democracies reject important aspects of globalization, including borders open to trade and immigrants. In A World in Disarray, Haass argues for an updated global operating system—call it world order 2.0—that reflects the reality that power is widely distributed and that borders count for less. One critical element of this adjustment will be adopting a new approach to sovereignty, one that embraces its obligations and responsibilities as well as its rights and protections. Haass also details how the U.S. should act towards China and Russia, as well as in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. He suggests, too, what the country should do to address its dysfunctional politics, mounting debt, and the lack of agreement on the nature of its relationship with the world. A World in Disarray is a wise examination, one rich in history, of the current world, along with how we got here and what needs doing. Haass shows that the world cannot have stability or prosperity without the United States, but that the United States cannot be a force for global stability and prosperity without its politicians and citizens reaching a new understanding.

Special report

Author: United States. Federal Highway Administration,National Research Council (U.S.). Transportation Research Board

Publisher: Transportation Research Board

ISBN: N.A

Category: Transportation

Page: N.A

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The Euro at Five

Ready for a Global Role?

Author: Adam Simon Posen

Publisher: Peterson Institute

ISBN: 9780881323740

Category: Political Science

Page: 204

View: 3052

The euro is the only major currency to be created in the 20th century and now stands on the brink of becoming one of the world's two reserve currencies in the 21st century. The euro's use and development shape the entire agenda for ever-closer union in Europe and for transatlantic relations. As the currency bearing the brunt of the dollar's decline from its overvaluation of the late 1990s, the euro's value and management will be critical to the successful adjustment of international imbalances. And as a long-run competitor and collaborator with the dollar, the euro creates the potential for a bipolar international monetary system, offering unprecedented challenges and opportunities to economic policymakers. This important new book explores the euro's international role, its record thus far, and its future.

Resolving the European Debt Crisis

Author: William R. Cline,Guntram Wolff

Publisher: Peterson Institute

ISBN: 0881326496

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 293

View: 9201

What began as a relatively localized crisis in Greece in early 2010 soon escalated to envelop Ireland and Portugal. By the second half of 2011, the contagion had spread to the far larger economies of Italy and Spain. In mid-September the Peterson Institute and Bruegel hosted a conference designed to contribute to the formulation of policies that could help resolve the euro area debt crisis. This volume presents the conference papers; several are updated through end-2011. European experts examine the political context in Greece (Loukas Tsoukalis), Ireland (Alan Ahearne), Portugal (Pedro Lourtie), Spain (Guillermo de la Dehesa), Italy (Riccardo Perissich), Germany (Daniela Schwarzer), and France (Zaki Laidi). Lessons from past debt restructurings are then examined by Jeromin Zettelmeyer (economic) and Lee Buchheit (legal). The two editors separately consider the main current policy issues: debt sustainability by country, private sector involvement and contagion, alternative restructuring approaches, how to assemble a large emergency financing capacity, whether the European Central Bank (ECB) should be a lender of last resort, whether joint-liability "eurobonds" would be feasible and desirable, and the implications of a possible break-up of the euro area. The luncheon address by George Soros and a description (by Steven R. Weisman with Silvia B. Merler) of the policy simulation game played on the second day of the conference complete the volume. Involving market participants and experts representing the roles of euro area governments, the ECB, IMF, G-7, and credit rating agencies, the game led to a proposal for leveraging the capacity of the European Financial Stability Facility through arrangements with the ECB.

Aviation and the Global Atmosphere

A Special Report of IPCC Working Groups I and III in Collaboration with the Scientific Assessment Panel to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer

Author: Joyce E. Penner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521664042

Category: Science

Page: 373

View: 8711

IPCC Special Report providing comprehensive assessment of the effects of aviation on the global atmosphere.

A Special Report on Gene Therapy

Author: K. K. Jain

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471492900

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 291

View: 8306

This special report on Gene Therapy Companies by K.K. Jain provides an up-to-date overview of the gene therapy industry. It contains a wealth of very practical information on 105 companies. For each company, information is available on the people to contact, their contact details, a corporate history, the company's technologies and products, financial data, patents held, products in clinical trials, collaborations with other companies and selected publications from the company's scientists. Almost 200 companies were initially considered for inclusion but just over 100 companies were finally selected as they fulfilled the necessary criteria to be classified as a 'Gene Therapy Company, ', defined broadly to include cell therapy companies. Not all of the companies devote their activity exclusively to gene therapy but they have sufficient relevance to be included. As part of this project, new companies were discovered that have not been reported in other publications or on the internet. Dr. Jain has spared no effort to ensure that the information is up-to-date and accurate at the time of publishing. In most instances, the information was reviewed by the companies to correct any outdated information or to add any complementary or recent information. In addition to the detailed descriptions of each company, the data is also presented in summary tabular form so that at a glance the reader can identify collaborations within the gene therapy industry, or determine which companies are pursuing strategies involving viral, non-viral or other approaches to gene therapy, and which diseases are being targetted. Given that much of the gene therapy research and development is currently being carried out within the industrial sector, it is important for scientists, managers and investors to have the relevant information at their fingertips. This special report provides that information in one accurate, easy to consult and up-to-date source

The Role of Transit in Emergency Evacuation

Special Report 294

Author: Transportation Research Board

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 030912459X

Category: Political Science

Page: 267

View: 1531

TRB Special Report 294: The Role of Transit in Emergency Evacuation explores the roles that transit systems can play in accommodating the evacuation, egress, and ingress of people from and to critical locations in times of emergency. The report focuses on major incidents that could necessitate a partial to full evacuation of the central business district or other large portion of an urban area. According to the committee that produced the report, transit agencies could play a significant role in an emergency evacuation, particularly in transporting carless and special needs populations, but few urban areas have planned for a major disaster and evacuation that could involve multiple jurisdictions or multiple states in a region, or have focused on the role of transit and other public transportation providers in such an incident. The report offers recommendations for making transit a full partner in emergency evacuation plans and operations, while cautioning emergency managers, elected officials, and the general public to be realistic in their expectations, particularly in a no-notice incident that occurs during a peak service period.