This treaty, "Agreement between Japan and the United States of America Concerning the Ryukyu Islands and the Daito Island," negotiated control of Okinawa back to Japan while maintaining U.S. military forces on the islands. It is known more commonly as the Okinawa Reversion Agreement.
United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution XXI, "The Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, Including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies" ("the Outer Space Treaty") on December 19, 1966, an it entered into force on October 10, 1967. It provides a framework for the international regulation of space activities.
Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, Dr. Konrad Adenauer, and the President of the French Republic, Charles de Gaulle, signed this treaty on January 22, 1963 to mark the reconciliation of the two countries after World War II.
The UN General Assembly passed a resolution on February 5, 1952, about two drafts of international treaties human rights. This resolution is known as the International Bill of Human Rights, and consists of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and its two Optional Protocols.
Japan and some of the Allied Powers signed this treaty on September 8, 1951, in San Francisco, and it came into force on April 28, 1952. It officially ended World War II, outlined compensation for former prisoners of war in Japan, and renounced Japan's rights to some overseas territories.
The United States and Iceland agreed on May 5, 1951, that U.S. forces should be stationed in Keflavik, Iceland, in accordance with the North Atlantic Treaty. In September 2006, the Keflavik base was closed.
This new Kennedy School of Government working paper outlines the basic features of a post-Kyoto international global climate agreement. It addresses: first, a means to ensure that key nations—industrialized and developing—are involved; second, an emphasis on an extended time path of action (employing a cost-effective pattern over time); and third, inclusion of market-based policy instruments.
The author examines Pakistan's complex role in U.S. foreign policy and advocates for a two-pronged approach that works to quarantine threats while integrating Pakistan into the broader U.S. agenda in Asia.
The authors assess the political, security, and economic challenges facing U.S. policymakers in Afghanistan and evaluate a range of policy options.
Special operations play a critical role in how the United States confronts irregular threats, but to have long-term strategic impact, the author argues, numerous shortfalls must be addressed.
This clear and authoritative book presents a sweeping account of China's global resource quest and the unrivaled expansion of its economy. More
The story of the tragic and often tormented relationship between the United States and Pakistan, and a call to prepare for the worst, aim for the best, and avoid past mistakes. More
An authoritative and accessible look at what countries must do to build durable and prosperous democracies—and what the United States and others can do to help. More