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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Enhancing Security and Stability in Afghanistan

Categories: Afghanistan,Arab,Defense/Military,Terrorism

http://www.defense.gov/Portals/1/Documents/pubs/1225_Report_Dec_2015_-_Final_20151210.pdf

Part of an ongoing series of reports to Congress which describes efforts to enhance security and stability in the country during the last half of 2015. From the Defense Department

 

What is “Building Partner Capacity?” Issues for Congress

Categories: Afghanistan,Defense/Military,East Europe,Foreign Affairs,Iraq,Korea,Pakistan,Vietnam

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R44313.pdf

Examines past efforts to achieve U.S. foreign policy goals and objectives through strengthening foreign security institutions in countries that share those interests. Explores 20 case studies since World War II according to one of seven strategic U.S. goals. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Report on the Inquiry into the Department of Defense’s May 2014 Transfer to Qatar of Five Law-of-War Detainees in Connection with the Recovery of a Captive U.S. Soldier

Categories: Afghanistan,Congress,Defense/Military,Headlines,Laws/Regulations

http://armedservices.house.gov/index.cfm?a=Files.Serve&File_id=A94B3614-F4C4-45B0-B9B8-F9FE62857969

Alleges that the transfer of five Guantanamo Taliban detainees in exchange for Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl was illegal in that the department failed to notify Congress before the exchange was made. From the House Armed Services Committee

 

Afghan Economic Policy, Institutions, and Society Since 2001

Categories: Afghanistan,Business/Economics

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR383-Afghan-Economic-Policy-Institutions-and-Society-Since-2001.pdf

Assesses the country’s shift to a market economy since 2001 in light of the country’s history, culture, and ideology. Finds more support among the younger generation, but dissatisfaction from others due to social conditions and an association with Western values. From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Ten Years in Afghanistan’s Pech Valley

Categories: Afghanistan,Defense/Military

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR382-Ten-Years-in-Afghanistans-Pech-Valley.pdf

Describes lessons learned from having both U.S. conventional and special operations forces in an Afghanistan valley region over a decade. From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Women’s Leadership Roles in Afghanistan

Categories: Afghanistan,Democracy/Peace,Women

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR380-Women-s-Leadership-Roles-in-Afghanistan.pdf

Describes where Afghan women have made some small progress in assuming roles of leadership and where they continue to have no active role. From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Lessons and Opportunities from the Tokyo Mutual Accountability Framework

Categories: Afghanistan,Democracy/Peace

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR378-Lessons-and-Opportunities-from-the-Tokyo-Mutual-Accountability-Framework.pdf

Examines the dynamics shaping the agreement, discusses its background, how this has limited reform progress, and how political, economic, and cultural factors constrain policy options. The TMAF provides for Afghan reform and donor support. From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Department of Defense Contractor and Troop Levels in Iraq and Afghanistan: 2007-2014

Categories: Afghanistan,Defense/Military,Govt Procurement,Iraq,Statistics

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R44116.pdf

Provides details about contractor/troop levels and expenditures for contractors by the U.S. military during the period of study.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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