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Crane, Keith 1953-

Works: 114 works in 417 publications in 1 language and 20,650 library holdings
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Roles: Author, Honoree, Translator, Editor
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Most widely held works by Keith Crane
Iran's political, demographic, and economic vulnerabilities by Keith Crane( )

16 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2,373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Iran is one of the most important U.S. foreign policy concerns but isextraordinarily difficult to engage. The authors assess current political, ethnic, demographic, and economic trends and vulnerabilities in Iran, thenoffer recommendations on U.S. policies that might foster the trendsbeneficial to U.S. interests. However, if these trends do take root in Iran, seeing them come to fruition will take time and, therefore, patience
Encouraging trade and foreign direct investment in Ukraine by Keith Crane( )

13 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monograph presents an analysis of the current environment for foreign trade and investment in Ukraine and a set of policy proposals that would serve to expand foreign trade and attract more foreign direct investment in Ukraine, especially with respect to the United States
Building a more resilient Haitian state( )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hope for a more prosperous and peaceful future for the Haitian people lies in building a more effective, resilient state. Haiti's state institutions are riddled with weaknesses in human resources, organization, procedures, and policies. State-building should be at the forefront of efforts to recover from the January 2010 earthquake. Devising lists of measures needed to repair the state's weaknesses is relatively easy, but formulating strategies to address those weaknesses is hard, and implementation is even harder. This report supports the development of a Haitian state-building strategy by identifying the main challenges to more capable governance, evaluating existing plans for strengthening government institutions and improving the delivery of public services, and proposing a realistic and carefully limited set of critical actions. The recommended priorities, in the areas of public administration, justice, security, economic policy, infrastructure, education, and health care, merit the greatest degree of Haiti's and international donors' policy attention and financial commitment
Imported oil and U.S. national security( )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 2007, on a net basis, the United States imported 58 percent of the oil it consumed. This book critically evaluates commonly suggested links between these oil imports and U.S. national security. The major risk to the United States posed by reliance on oil is the economic costs of a major disruption in global oil supplies. On the other hand, the study found no evidence that oil exporters have been able to use embargoes or threats of embargoes to achieve key political and foreign policy goals. Oil revenues are irrelevant for terrorist groups' ability to launch attacks. The study also assesses the economic, political, and military costs and benefits of potential policies to alleviate challenges to U.S. national security linked to imported oil. Of these measures, the adoption of the following energy policies by the U.S. government would most effectively reduce the costs to U.S. national security of importing oil: (1) Support well-functioning oil markets and refrain from imposing price controls or rationing during times of severe disruptions in supply. (2) Initiate a high-level review of prohibitions on exploring and developing new oil fields in restricted areas in order to provide policymakers and stakeholders with up-to-date and unbiased information on both economic benefits and environmental risks from relaxing those restrictions. (3) Ensure that licensing and permitting procedures and environmental standards for developing and producing oil and oil substitutes are clear, efficient, balanced in addressing both costs and benefits, and transparent. (4) Impose an excise tax on oil to increase fuel economy and soften growth in demand for oil. (5) Provide more U.S. government funding for research on improving the efficiency with which the U.S. economy uses oil and competing forms of energy."--Page 4 of cover
The option of an oil tax to fund transportation and infrastructure by Keith Crane( )

10 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper raises key issues associated with using an oil tax to fund U.S. transportation infrastructure, identifies the decisions Congress would need to make in designing such a tax, and outlines some of the likely implications of adopting an oil tax. In 2009, federal spending on surface-transportation infrastructure outpaced federal tax revenues on gasoline and diesel fuel. Increasing fuel efficiency results in less money spent buying fuel, so real revenue generated from these taxes has declined. This paper investigates using a percentage tax on crude oil and imported refined petroleum products consumed in the United States to fund U.S. transportation infrastructure. Such a tax could simplify the tax system by replacing several existing taxes used to finance transportation with a single, upstream tax that could be adjusted automatically to fully fund appropriated expenditures on transportation and transfer external costs associated with producing and consuming oil from the general public to oil producers and consumers. It would spread the burden of these external costs across all users of petroleum products, help fund national security expenditures employed to safeguard sources and sea-lanes used to import oil, and might be more politically palatable than raising existing motor-fuel taxes. The paper provides revenue estimates based on different potential oil tax rates at various oil prices, then matches potential revenues to estimates of transportation expenditure needs. It also estimates the aggregate external costs associated with producing and consuming oil
Pacific currents : the responses of U.S. allies and security partners in East Asia to China's rise by Evan S Medeiros( )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China's growing involvement and influence in East Asian economic and security affairs are not fundamentally eroding the foundation of U.S. alliance and security partnerships in the region. None of the six nations covered in this book-Australia, Japan, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand-see China as a viable strategic a alternative to the United States. The United States remains the security partner of choice in the region. But consistent U.S. efforts are needed to ensure this situation continues in perpetuity. China, however, is changing some U.S. alliances and security partnerships in Asia. In many cases, China makes U.S. security commitments even more relevant: Nations can confidently engage China precisely because U.S. security commitments endure. However, America's Asian allies and partners are increasingly seeking to maximize their maneuvering room by positioning themselves to benefit from ties with both China and the United States. On balance, America's Asian allies and security partners want continued U.S. involvement in the region, but sometimes only in certain ways, at certain times, and on particular issues. What is not occurring in Asia in response to China's rise is as important as what is occurring. Contrary to media reporting, East Asia is not gradually falling under China's hegemony, at least not the six nations addressed here. China is not gradually and surreptitiously pushing the United States out of the region or otherwise making it irrelevant. Regional states are not climbing on a Chinese bandwagon in expectation of its eventual hegemony. The United States and China are jockeying for power and influence, but not in a zero-sum manner
The effectiveness of China's industrial policies in commercial aviation manufacturing by Keith Crane( )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Providing Launch AidCompelling State-Owned Airlines to Purchase Chinese Aircraft; Targeting Orders to Foreign Manufacturers with Assembly Operations or Suppliers in China; Stipulating That Foreign Suppliers Enter into Joint Ventures with Chinese Partners; Acquisitions of Foreign Companies and Foreign Technologies; Encouraging Foreign Countries to Purchase Chinese Aircraft Through Diplomatic Suasion and the Provision of Loans; Chapter Four: The Role of Foreign Companies in China's Commercial Aircraft Manufacturing Industry; Foreign Companies; Why Do Foreign Companies Invest in China?
Energy services analysis : an alternative approach for identifying opportunities to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases( )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This technical report uses energy service analysis (ESA) to identify and evaluate new means to reduce greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions. Most analyses in this area focus on making existing processes more efficient. This report uses ESA to examine possibilities for instead changing how a service is delivered. The report introduces ESA, explains how it differs from conventional approaches and how this type of analysis can be conducted, uses an ESA framework to analyze how changes in the provision of two services{u2014}news delivery and personal mobility{u2014}might result in reductions in GHG emissions, suggests other areas in which ESA could be applied, and ends with some thoughts on using ESA more broadly. The authors find that technical improvements in any specific sector may not generate per capita reductions in energy use or GHG emissions as large as reductions possible through changing the means by which people achieve the ends currently provided in those sectors (e.g., news, social interaction). However, reductions are constrained by how well the alternative (e.g., e-readers, vehicle sharing) substitutes for the existing means of providing the service
An outline of strategies for building an innovation system for Knowledge city( )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sino-Singapore Guangzhou Knowledge City is a planned environmentally and technologically advanced city in China's Guangzhou Development District that will host innovative industries and their workers. This report serves as an outline for a strategic plan for Knowledge City and is intended to help the developers create conditions that are conducive to innovation and the commercialization of new technologies
Reducing the cultivation of opium poppies in southern Afghanistan by Victoria A Greenfield( )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Preface -- Figures -- Tables -- Summary - Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- Chapter 1: Introduction -- Chapter 2: Household-level conditions and dynamics -- Chapter 3: Effects of Socio-Economic and other enviornmental conditions on opium poppy production -- Chapter 4: Rural development programs in Afghanistan -- Chapter 5: Programs with crop-eradication features -- Chapter 6: Policy and programmic guidance -- Appendixes -- Bibliography
Quality of life indicators and policy strategies to advance sustainability in the Pearl River Delta by Debra S Knopman( )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This report proposes a set of land use and transportation goals and strategies and an accompanying system of indicators to characterize and monitor quality of life in the Pearl River Delta (PRD) of Guangdong Province in the People's Republic of China. Goals, strategies, and indicators are also developed in less detail for the environment, housing, and economic development policy areas. The purpose of the indicator system is to provide an analytical foundation for guiding policy choices that strike a balance between meeting residents' needs and at the same time attracting new employers and employees to the region. The indicator system is designed to be flexible enough to work at the provincial, municipal, and district/county levels of government. Indicators are placed within a decision framework that first defines regional challenges, policy goals to meet those challenges, and strategies to address policy goals. The report identifies 12 challenges and proposes 21 goals and 53 strategies to address the challenges, as well as a set of 85 indicators to monitor progress. The authors prioritize strategies based on their likely impact on progress toward goals, degree of difficulty, and time required to put the strategy in place."--Back cover
Costs of Selected Policies to Address Air Pollution in China by Keith Crane( )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Air pollution has been one of the most pernicious consequences of China's last three decades of economic transformation and growth. This report estimates the costs of three measures to reduce air pollution in China: replacing coal with natural gas for residential and commercial heating, replacing half of China's coal-fired electric power generation with renewables or nuclear power, and scrapping highly polluting vehicles"--Description del’éditeur
The UN's role in nation-building : from the Congo to Iraq by James Dobbins( )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first volume of this series dealt with the American experience with nation-building, defined therein as the use of armed force in the aftermath of a crisis to promote a transition to democracy. It examined eight instances in which the United States took the lead in such endeavors. This volume deals with the United Nations' experience with comparable operations, examining eight instances in which the United Nations led multinational forces toward generally similar ends. For the United States, post-Cold War nation-building had distant precursors in the American occupations of Germany and Japan in the aftermath of World War II and its role in fostering the emergence of democratic regimes there. For the United Nations, the comparable precursor was in the early 196Os in the newly independent Belgian Congo. The Republic of the Congo failed almost from the moment of its birth. Within days of the Congo's independence its army mutinied, the remaining white administrators fled, the administration and the economy collapsed, Belgian paratroops invaded, and the mineral-rich province of Katanga seceded. These developments cast a serious shadow over the prospects for the successful and peaceful completion of Africa's decolonization, at that point just gathering momentum. On July 14, 1960, acting with unusual speed, the Security Council passed the first of a series of resolutions authorizing the deployment of UN-led military forces to assist the Republic of the Congo in restoring order and, eventually, in suppressing the rebellion in Katanga
Foreign direct investment in the states of the former USSR( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Effect of employer sanctions on the flow of undocumented immigrants to the United States( Book )

6 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modernizing China's military : opportunities and constraints by Keith Crane( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To help the U.S. Air Force assess the resources the government of the People's Republic of China is likely to spend on its military over the next two decades, this study projects future growth in Chinese government expenditures as a whole and the military in particular, evaluates the current and likely future capabilities of China's defense industries, and compares likely future Chinese expenditures on defense with recent expenditures by the United States and the U.S. Air Force. Although economic growth in China is destined to slow, output will still triple by 2025. In addition, government reforms hold the promise of improving the weak performance of China's defense industries. Although the researchers' high-end forecast of military expenditures is based on the assumption that the Chinese government would be able to spend 5.0 percent of GDP on defense, they believe that pressures within China to increase social spending on health care, pensions, education, and the environment, coupled with the costs of paying the Chinese government's liabilities, make it more likely that military spending will not rise above 2.3 percent of GDP. Using a combination of projected market and purchasing power parity exchange rates, the authors forecast that Chinese military spending is likely to rise from an estimated $69 billion in 2003 to $185 billion by 2025-approximately 61 percent of what the Department of Defense spent in 2003
Soviet foreign policy and the revolutions of 1989 in Eastern Europe by Ronald D Asmus( Book )

10 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report analyzes the collapse of Communist rule in Eastern Europe in 1989 and assesses the role of changes in Soviet foreign policy in precipitating this collapse. It finds that the preceding 40 years of economic and social failure by the Communist regimes, the illegitimacy of Communist rule, the consolidation of societal opposition, loss of confidence in the ruling elites, and the improvement in East-West relations created the conditions leading to the collapse of Communist rule. However, the change in Soviet foreign policy under Gorbachev was the precipitating event. Once change began, the removal of the Communist leadership in one country led to upheavals in others. The Soviet leadership did not foresee the collapse of Communism in Eastern Europe; rather, it believed that the old regimes would be replaced by reformers. It also failed to see the unification of Germany as an outcome of the collapse of the Honecker regime. In the future, Soviet influence in Eastern Europe will be diminished but will not ebb to the low levels of the pre-World War II era. Economic and mutual security concerns will continue to tie Eastern Europe to the Soviet Union (or its successor), although much more loosely than in the past
Doing business with the euro : risks and opportunities by Keith Crane( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On May 18, 2005, the RAND Corporation and the Delegation of the European Commission to the United States held a conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on ₃Doing Business with the Euro.₄ The purpose of the event was to promote discussion between senior policymakers and corporate executives on the young currency₂s expanding role in the global economy. The conference focused on the strategic and operational ways in which several leading U.S. corporations have successfully adjusted their accounting, financial management, and European operations to adapt to the post-euro economy, and to counsel corporations and financial institutions in the Pittsburgh region and beyond on ways to boost exports and profits by taking advantage of the emergence of the euro
Future challenges for the Arab world : the implications of demographic and economic trends by Keith Crane( Book )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report assesses likely demographic and economic trends in the Arab world through 2020, focusing on changes that are likely to affect U.S. defense planning and U.S. policy in the region. The report assesses how long-term trends in demographic changes and the economies in this region are likely to affect U.S. interests. The report explores population shifts and economic changes in both energy-rich and energy-poor countries. Implications for U.S. policy from this report include slower population growth easing pressures on natural resources and public services and U.S. support for such programs as family planning and female education encouraging trends toward lower fertility rates. More-relaxed U.S. and European immigration and visa policies toward the citizens of the Middle East can enhance political and community ties between Arabs and the West. The United States, through the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, should encourage economic liberalization and free trade within the region
Guidebook for supporting economic development in stability operations( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This guidebook is designed to help U.S. Army personnel more effectively use economic assistance to support economic and infrastructure development. The guidebook should help tactical commanders choose and implement more effective programs and projects in their areas of responsibility and better understand the economic context of their efforts. It describes key characteristics of the economic environment, the key players that soldiers are likely to encounter, and who may be involved in what sorts of assistance efforts. It also provides suggestions on what to and what not to do, with examples from current and past operations. Suggestions on providing assistance are grouped into the following areas: humanitarian assistance; infrastructure and essential services; agriculture; currencies, budgets, finance, and foreign trade; private sector development and employment generation; natural resource management; and the effects of the U.S. military on local economies. To write this guidebook, the authors visited commanders in Afghanistan, conducted interviews with returning U.S. military officers, drew on their own experiences in Iraq, Liberia, and the Balkans, and tapped the substantial literature about effective economic assistance
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Iran's political, demographic, and economic vulnerabilities
Encouraging trade and foreign direct investment in UkraineBuilding a more resilient Haitian stateImported oil and U.S. national securityThe option of an oil tax to fund transportation and infrastructurePacific currents : the responses of U.S. allies and security partners in East Asia to China's riseThe UN's role in nation-building : from the Congo to IraqModernizing China's military : opportunities and constraintsFuture challenges for the Arab world : the implications of demographic and economic trendsGuidebook for supporting economic development in stability operations
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Crane, Keith 1953-

Crane, Keith W.

Crane, Keith W. 1953-

Crane, Keith William

Crane, Keith William 1953-

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