Steve Peacock's U.S. Trade & Aid Monitor,2003:weblog-94161205314098957 2012-09-20T10:44:52-04:00 Original reporting on little-known U.S. government funded foreign aid projects, so-called "drug war" initiatives, and overseas business subsidies. TypePad House Tells Russia to Get Out of Georgia, While Quietly Building Up UAE Presence,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2017d3c30508b970c 2012-09-20T10:44:52-04:00 2012-09-20T10:44:52-04:00 The U.S. House of Representatives this week condemned the Russian Federation's occupation of disputed land in the former Soviet republic of Georgia... What the U.S. government is playing down, however, is the fact that the Obama administrationat the same time is helping to finance power infrastructure projects in Georgia that directly benefit U.S. ally United Arab Emirates. Steve Peacock U.S. Crafting New Economic Recovery Plan,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2016305fa77cb970d 2012-05-30T08:43:20-04:00 2012-05-30T08:45:02-04:00 The damage caused by the global financial crisis requires additional federal intervention, according to the Obama Administration, which is launching a new program to “foster growth and stability at a time of increasing economic turmoil.” Steve Peacock U.S.-Financed Pipeline Benefiting UAE Royal Family Moves Forward,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e201676621ed29970b 2012-05-04T17:31:19-04:00 2012-05-04T18:12:35-04:00 The U.S has taken the next step in carrying out plans to help finance a gas pipeline-extension project benefiting royals of the United Arab Emirates. Steve Peacock USAID-Georgia Pipeline Project to Benefit Arab Royals,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2015437626a99970c 2011-11-26T20:06:10-05:00 2011-11-26T20:06:10-05:00 The U.S.-backed construction of a 47 kilometer natural-gas pipeline is being touted as a means of promoting "energy security" in the former Soviet republic of Georgia; USAID, however, was not so quick to reveal that United Arab Emirates monarchs own a Free Industrial Zone (FIZ) that will benefit from the initiative. Steve Peacock U.S. Seeks New Means of Predicting Internet Growth Overseas, from Albania to Zimbabwe,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2015390378688970b 2011-07-27T17:23:19-04:00 2011-07-27T17:34:13-04:00 The U.S. Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) is looking for a contractor capable of developing a new analytical model to predict Internet usage and growth -- in thirty-two foreign nations, from "A" (Albania) to "Z" (Zimbabwe). Steve Peacock USAID to Fund Power-Line Restoration Project in Georgia,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2014e88feb9e6970d 2011-06-08T11:09:28-04:00 2011-06-08T11:09:28-04:00 An estimated $10 million project of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) was launched today to rebuild destroyed power lines and related infrastructure in the nation of Georgia. Steve Peacock U.S. Contractor to Help Colombia Establish 'Presence' in Former Coca-Eradication Zones,2003:post-6a00d834515b9569e2014e881d5885970d 2011-04-27T21:09:48-04:00 2011-04-27T21:09:48-04:00 A $115 million contract was awarded yesterday to a group tasked with helping the government of Colombia (GOC) establish a “presence” in “priority municipalities” across the nation (Contract Award #AID-514-C-11-00002). Associates in Rural Development, the Burlington, Vermont subsidiary of TetraTech, Inc., will attempt to “create thousands of licit economic opportunities”... Steve Peacock