Illicit diamonds, conflict and terrorism
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Illicit diamonds, conflict and terrorism hearing before the Oversight of Government Management, Restructuring, and the District of Columbia Subcommittee of the Committee on Governmental Affairs, United States Senate, One Hundred Seventh Congress, second session, February 13, 2002 by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Governmental Affairs. Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, Restructuring, and the District of Columbia.

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Subjects:

  • Qaida (Organization) -- Finance,
  • Diamond industry and trade -- Africa,
  • Diamond industry and trade -- Government policy -- United States,
  • Terrorism -- Finance -- Prevention,
  • Foreign trade regulation -- United States

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SeriesS. hrg -- 107-384
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 85 p. :
Number of Pages85
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15524069M
ISBN 100160691249
OCLC/WorldCa50988911

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