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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Preventing Violent Extremism in Kyrgyzstan

Categories: Asia,Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace,Religion/Ethics

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR355_Preventing-Violent-Extremism-in-Kyrgyzstan.pdf

Offers perspectives on the national and regional dynamics of violent extremism with respect to Kyrgyzstan and the prospects for liberal democracy to survive in Central Asia. From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Religious Authority and the Promotion of Sectarian Tolerance in Pakistan

Categories: Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace,Pakistan,Religion/Ethics

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR354_Religious-Authority-and-the-Promotion-of-Sectarian-Tolerance-in-Pakistan.pdf

Examines the determinants of religious tolerance in Pakistan, particularly among Shias and Sunnis and the role that religious authorities might play in reducing sectarian tensions.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume 1: Foundations of Foreign Policy

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Foreign Affairs,Headlines,History,Presidency

http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1977-80v01

Documents the broad foreign policy foundations and themes of the administration of President Jimmy Carter as it sought to implement a foreign policy emphasizing human rights.  From the State Department

 

Federal Reserve: Oversight and Disclosure Issues

Categories: Business/Economics,Financial Crisis/Markets,Govt Finance,Govt Secrecy

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42079.pdf

Discusses measures that the Fed has taken to provide more disclosure of Fed actions and calls for more oversight which might limit its political independence.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Revision of the Nutrition Facts Label: Proposed Rules

Categories: Consumer Info/Protection,Food/Nutrition,Laws/Regulations

http://nationalaglawcenter.org/wp-content/uploads//assets/crs/R43733.pdf

Provides an overview of the importance of food labeling as a response to the U.S. obesity crisis, the proposed changes to current food nutrition labels proposed by the Food and Drug Administration, and the health significance of these proposed changes.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by National Agricultural Law Library

 

The U.S. Wine Industry and Selected Trade Issues with the European Union

Categories: Agriculture/Rural Issues,European Union,Foreign Trade/Investment,Treaties

http://nationalaglawcenter.org/wp-content/uploads//assets/crs/R43658.pdf

Discusses the worldwide trade in wine and efforts to overcome alleged trade barriers. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by National Agricultural Law Library

 

FTC Says AT&T Has Misled Millions of Consumers with Unlimited Data Promises

Categories: Business/Economics,Consumer Info/Protection,Telecommunications/Internet

http://www.ftc.gov/news-events/press-releases/2014/10/ftc-says-att-has-misled-millions-consumers-unlimited-data

Agency press release which describes AT&T’s alleged data-throttling actions against customers with unlimited data plans.  Includes a link to the text of the Complaint for Permanent Injunction filed against AT&T.  From the Federal Trade Commission

 

Probation and Parole in the United States, 2013

Categories: Crime/Justice,Statistics

http://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/ppus13.pdf

Reports the number of adults under community supervision—on probation, parole, or other post-prison supervision—and trends over recent years.  From the Bureau of Justice Statistics