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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Nominations to the Supreme Court During Years of Divided and Unified Party Government

Categories: Congress,Headlines,Presidency,Supreme Court/courts

Provides data and analysis related to nominations made to the Supreme Court during years when the White House and Senate were controlled by the same political party and different parties. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


2017 Defense Posture Statement: Taking the Long View, Investing for the Future

Categories: Defense/Military,Iran,Korea,Russia,Telecommunications/Internet,Terrorism

Devotes sections to countering challenges from terrorism, Russia, North Korea, Iran, and Cyber Warfare. From the Defense Department


The Food Assistance Landscape: FY2015 Annual Report

Examines trends in 15 federal food and nutrition assistance programs in FY2015 and in the prevalence/severity of household food insecurity in the U.S. From the Economic Research Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture


Foreign Relations of the United States, 1981-1988, Volume III, Soviet Union, January 1981-January 1983

Categories: Afghanistan,Civil/Human Rights,Communism,Energy,Foreign Affairs,NATO,Russia

The first of four Soviet bilateral volumes in the Reagan series. Highlights of the volume include the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, Soviet human rights abuses, tensions over Soviet plans to construct a Siberian gas pipeline to Western Europe and NATO’s “Dual Track Decision.” From the State Department


U.S. International Transactions: Fourth Quarter and Year 2015

Categories: Foreign Trade/Investment,Statistics

The U.S. current account deficit increased from $389 billion to $484 billion in 2015. The surplus in services decreased to $219 billion while the deficit in goods increased to $759 billion. From the Bureau of Economic Analysis


Atrocities Prevention Report

Describes targeting of and attacks against civilians, including members of religious and ethnic groups, in the Middle East and Burma. Includes specific discussion of actions in Iraq, Syria, Libya, and Burma, and U.S. government responses. From the State Department


Next Operational Steps in EU-Turkey Cooperation in the Field of Migration

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,Immigration/Migration,Middle East Conflict,Syria,Turkey

Describes steps to be taken by the European Union and Turkey to stem the flow of refugees from the Middle East to Europe. Proposes six principles for promoting EU-Turkey cooperation in dealing with refugees. From the European Commission


Current Asthma Prevalence by Weight Status Among Adults: United States, 2001-2014

Categories: Health/Medical,Statistics

Provides data on current prevalence of asthma and trends among various groups of U.S. adults with special attention to obesity as a major factor. From the National Center for Health Statistics


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