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Copson, Raymond W.

Works: 92 works in 361 publications in 1 language and 6,720 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history 
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Most widely held works by Raymond W Copson
The United States in Africa : Bush policy and beyond by Raymond W Copson( )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The George W. Bush administration maintains that in sub-Saharan Africa it has made major new contributions in fighting disease, promoting development, fostering democracy, and promoting peace. Yet, despite the rhetoric, is the Bush administration really working to bring about a fairer and more just Africa?" "Though aid has increased and a major AIDS initiative has been launched, Copson argues that US policy in Africa falls well short of meeting reasonable standards of fairness and justice. He concludes by assessing the prospects of a more equitable policy emerging in future administrations."--Jacket
Africa's wars and prospects for peace by Raymond W Copson( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover -- Half Title -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Dedication -- Table of Contents -- Tables and Maps -- Abbreviations -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1 The Costs of Africa's Wars -- 2 Africa's Wars since 1980: A Survey -- 3 Domestic Causes and Contributing Factors -- 4 The International Factor in Africa's Wars -- 5 Africa's Wars in the 1990s: A Changing Africa in a Changing World -- 6 Easing Africa's Burden of War: The Role of the International Community -- Suggested Readings -- Index
Africa : U.S. foreign assistance issues by Raymond W Copson( Book )

44 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under the Administration's FY2006 foreign assistance request, U.S. aid to sub- Saharan Africa would continue to grow, due to sharp increases through the State Department's Global HIV/AIDS Initiative. Twelve focus countries in Africa are benefitting substantially under this program. Assistance through the Child Survival and Development Assistance programs would decline, but a new Transition Initiatives program would provide $95 million to Ethiopia and Somalia. Overall, non-food aid to Africa would total about $3.6 billion under the request compared with an estimated $3.4 billion being allocated in FY2005
AIDS in Africa by Raymond W Copson( Book )

43 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sub-Saharan Africa ([beta]Africa[gamma] hereafter) has been more severely affected by AIDS than any other part of the world. In 2005, the United Nations reports, there were about 25.8 million HIV-positive adults and children in the region, which has about 11.3% of the world[alpha]s population but over 64% of the worldwide total of infected persons. The overall adult rate of infection in Africa is 7.2%, compared with 1.1% worldwide. Nine southern Africa countries have infection rates above 10%. Ten African countries with the largest infected populations account for over 50% of infected adults worldwide. By the end of 2005, an estimated 27.5 million Africans had died of AIDS since 1982, including 2.4 million in 2005. AIDS has surpassed malaria as the leading cause of death in Africa, and it kills many times more Africans than war. In Africa, 57% of those infected are women
Executive-legislative consultation on foreign policy : sanctions against Rhodesia by Raymond W Copson( Book )

4 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Congo (formerly Zaire) by Raymond W Copson( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Federation of American Scientists (FAS) presents "Congo (Formerly Zaire)." This U.S. Library of Congress Congressional Research Service (CRS) report to the U.S. Congress was written by Raymond W. Copson and released on June 5, 2001. The text is available in PDF format. Copson provides a background on the Congo conflict and discusses recent political developments. The country is plagued with ethnic and political unrest in eastern Congo
HIV/AIDS international programs : appropriations FY2002-FY2004 by Raymond W Copson( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zimbabwe : current issues by Raymond W Copson( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Congressional Black Caucus and foreign policy by Raymond W Copson( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africa backgrounder : history, U.S. policy, principal Congressional actions by Raymond W Copson( )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report provides basic background on Africa and its history, U.S. policy, and congressional involvement, for the general congressional reader. Africanists generally agree that loyalties to large ethnic groups, a key factor in African politics today, were largely absent in pre-colonial Africa. From the 1870s through the early twentieth century, nearly the entire sub-Saharan region was divided among the European powers. The Europeans built a basic economic infrastructure; but imposed a bureaucratic system of government and strengthened traditional chiefs and other "big men" to help them rule. In the first years of the 1960s, there were high hopes that the end of colonialism would bring rapid economic growth. The Cold War contributed to Africa's difficulties, flooding the continent with arms and strengthening a number of repressive regimes that had superpower backing. French policy also tended to bolster authoritarian governments in former French colonies. In the early 1990s, hopes for Africa's future revived following widespread political and economic reforms and the end of the Cold War. Later in the decade, however, the pace of reforms slowed and central Africa fell into an era of violent conflict. "Afro-pessimists" believe that these developments have gravely damaged Africa's prospects, but others argue that they are temporary problems masking an underlying "African Renaissance." The Clinton Administration sided with the "Afrooptimists," despite frustrations over the war in Congo (formerly Zaire) and other problems. The 106th Congress passed legislation to strengthen U.S.-African economic ties and to boost spending to fight the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Africa and worldwide
Africa : Soviet/Cuban role by Raymond W Copson( Book )

9 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iraq war : background and issues overview by Raymond W Copson( )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria : background and current issues by Raymond W Copson( )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, is an independent foundation intended to attract and rapidly disburse new resources in developing countries for the struggle against infectious disease. The Fund is a financing vehicle, not a development agency, and its grants are intended to complement existing efforts rather than replace them. The origins of the concept of an independent funding mechanism to fight AIDS and other diseases lie partly in a French proposal made in 1998, in ideas developed in the 106th Congress, and in recommendations made by U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan in April 2001. President Bush made the founding pledge of $200 million for a disease fund in May 2001. The Global Fund was established in January 2002, following negotiations involving donor and developing country governments, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), the private sector, and the United Nations. Through four rounds of grant awards, the Global Fund has approved 313 projects in 127 countries. Proposals are submitted to the Global Fund by Country Coordinating Mechanisms (CCMs) based in the recipient countries and including representatives of the public and private sectors, NGOs, people living with the diseases, and others. Grants are made to Principal Recipients (PRs), which may be NGOs or government agencies, and their operations must be audited. PRs are also monitored by Local Funding Agents (LFAs), which may be accounting firms or other independent organizations, and which report to the Global Fund. Contributions to the Fund to date total $3.4 billion, and the Fund has disbursed just over $1 billion. The Fund estimates that it needs $2.2 billion in 2005 to cover grant renewals and new grants, while $1.4 billion has been pledged to date
Iraq war? : current situation and issues for Congress by Raymond W Copson( )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

President Bush, other top U.S. officials, and British Prime Minister Tony Blair have indicated that Iraq has little time left to offer full cooperation with U.N. weapons inspectors. The Administration asserts that Iraq is in defiance of 16 Security Council resolutions requiring that it fully declare and eliminate its weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Administration officials maintain that they have consulted regularly, and have compelling information on Iraqi noncompliance that cannot be released. Analysts and officials are concerned about instability and ethnic fragmentation in Iraq after any war. This CRS report summarizes the current situation and U.S. policy with respect to the confrontation with Iraq, and reviews a number of war-related issues
Zimbabwe : current issues by Jeffrey Townsend( )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parliamentary elections are scheduled in Zimbabwe for March 31, 2005, and they will be closely watched by supporters of human rights and democracy. The last parliamentary election, in June 2000, was marred by violence against the opposition and other irregularities. According to the Department of State, the presidential election in March 2002 was "preceded and followed by a government-sanctioned campaign of violence directed towards supporters and potential supporters of the opposition." Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has labeled Zimbabwe an "outpost of tyranny," and the United States has enforced targeted sanctions against top Zimbabwe officials and associates since 2002. Moreover, the Administration has urged South Africa's President Thabo Mbeki to lead a regional effort to promote democracy and human rights in Zimbabwe. Should the 2005 voting again prove violent or manifestly unfair, some may advocate stronger measures. Zimbabwe is a land-locked, primarily agricultural southern African country of 12.7 million people, and has been ruled by its current President, Robert Mugabe, since a majority-rule political system was established -- following a long civil war -- in 1980. Since the late 1990s, the Mugabe government has pursued a controversial land expropriation policy that has contributed to a sharp and continuing economic decline. GDP declined by 30% from 1998 through 2003, and fell another 5.2% in 2004. Unemployment is estimated at 70%. The adult HIV infection rate of 25% has contributed to a sharp drop in life expectancy. This report describes the current situation within Zimbabwe and the policies adopted by key countries and institutions in the international community toward Zimbabwe. Scenarios for Zimbabwe's future are briefly outlined. For background on Mugabe's land policies and previous elections, see CRS Reports RL31229, "Zimbabwe Backgrounder," RS21161, "Zimbabwe Election Chronology," and RS21595, "Zimbabwe Update."
China and Sub-Saharan Africa by Raymond W Copson( )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair has launched a major diplomatic effort to marshal the resources he sees as needed to eradicate extreme poverty in sub-Saharan Africa. He intends to focus the July 2005 G8 summit at Gleneagles in Scotland, which he will chair, on this initiative. Blair is pushing for a substantial aid increase for Africa through an International Finance Facility (IFF) and 100% forgiveness of poor country debt to the international financial institutions. The IFF would issue bonds to finance an additional $25 billion in annual aid to Africa for three to five years, followed by another $25 billion boost if African governments improve their managerial and administrative capabilities. IFF bonds would be backed by a promise from the G7 leading economic powers to repay them after 2015. Poor country debts to the World Bank and the African Development Bank would also be paid by the G7, while debts to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) would be funded by revaluing or selling IMF gold. Finally, Blair seeks the removal of barriers to Africa's exports
The Iraq War : background and issues( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africa : scaling up the response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic by Raymond W Copson( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persian Gulf conflict : post-war issues for Congress by Raymond W Copson( Book )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zimbabwe backgrounder by Raymond W Copson( )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Copson, Raymond Walton 1944-

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