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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Pakistan’s Nuclear Weapons: Proliferation and Security Issues

Categories: Arms Control,Nuclear Arms,Pakistan

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/RL34248.pdf

Reviews recent efforts by Pakistan to tighten security around its nuclear weapons program and the threat to these controls represented by instability in the country. Latest update to an issue of continuing concern.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

Hezbollah: Background and issues for Congress

Categories: Arab,Iran,Israel,Middle East Conflict,Syria,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/R41446.pdf

Hezbollah is a Shiite Islamist militia, a political party, a social welfare organization, and a U.S. State Department-designated terrorist organization.   This report provides background information on Hezbollah’s origins,  its ideology and policies, and the implications for Lebanon, Syria, and Iran.  Also discusses possible Congressional options for weakening Hezbollah.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

Gun Control: Statutory Disclosure Limitations on ATF Firearms Trace Data and Multiple Handgun Sales Reports

Categories: Govt Secrecy,Guns

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/RS22458.pdf

Discusses the Tiahrt Amendment which prohibits the disclosure of firearm trace data and multiple handgun sales reports for any purpose other than supporting a criminal investigation or agency licensing proceeding. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

Iraq Casualties: U.S. Military Forces and Iraqi Civilians, Police, and Security Forces

Categories: Births/Deaths,Iraq,Statistics

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/R40824.pdf

Presents latest estimates of Iraq war casualties from a variety of sources.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

Cholera Outbreak: Haiti, October 2010

Categories: Haiti,Health/Medical,Statistics

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm59d1028a1.htm?s_cid=mm59d1028a1_x

Brief report on the outbreak of the disease, including the number of cases and deaths reported in the first month.   From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Jobs and Economic Security for America’s Women

Categories: Labor/Employment,Women

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/Jobs-and-Ecomomic-Security-for-Americas-Women.pdf

This report lays out the economic landscape facing women today and details some of the ways the administration is committed to making sure the government is working for all Americans and especially American women.  From the National Economic Council

Canada-U.S. Relations

Categories: Afghanistan,Canada,Environment,Foreign Trade/Investment,Homeland Security

http://assets.opencrs.com/rpts/96-397_20100903.pdf

Provides a short overview of Canada’s political scene, its economic condition, and its recent international security and foreign policy.  Also provides summaries of current bilateral U.S.-Canadian issues including environment, foreign trade, and security.  .  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by OpenCRS.org

Tax Havens: International Tax Avoidance and Evasion

Categories: Business/Economics,Taxes

http://assets.opencrs.com/rpts/R40623_20100903.pdf

Describes the nature and extent of tax avoidance by corporations and wealthy individuals, jurisdictions with tax haven characteristics, and legislative options for curtailing corporate profits shifting and individual avoidance of tax obligations.  .  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by OpenCRS.org

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