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Finding common ground : U.S. export controls in a changed global environment / Panel on the Future Design and Implementation of U.S. National Security Export Controls, Committee on  Science, Engineering, and Public Policy, National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of  Engineering, Institute of Medicine. 

p. cm. 

Includes index. 

ISBN 0-309-04392-1 : $34.95 

1. Export controls—United States. 2. United States—Commercial policy. I. Committee on  Science, Engineering, and Public Policy  (U.S.). Panel on the Future Design and Implementation  of U.S. National Security Export Controls. 

HF1414.5.F56 1991 

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