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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Updated Death and Injury Rates of U.S. Military Personnel During the Conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan

Categories: Afghanistan,Births/Deaths,Defense/Military,Health/Medical,Iraq,Statistics

Provides information about the casualties suffered by U.S. forces in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, including deaths, wounded, and amputation rates.  Working Paper from the Congressional Budget Office


Progress Toward Security and Stability in Afghanistan

Categories: Afghanistan,Defense/Military,NATO,Terrorism,Treaties

Report covers military activities in Afghanistan by U.S. forces from April through September 2014 and describes the transition from combat mission to training and counterterrorism assistance.  Also covers signing of U.S.-Afghanistan Bilateral Security Agreement and NATO Status of Forces Agreement.   From the Defense Department


Poppy Cultivation in Afghanistan: After a Decade of Reconstruction …

Categories: Afghanistan,Drug Trafficking,Maps/Geography

Finds that after the spending of $7 billion on counternarcotics efforts in Afghanistan, opium poppy cultivation levels are at an all-time high.  From the Office of the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction


Pakistan Political Unrest: In Brief

Categories: Afghanistan,India,Pakistan

Describes the street demonstrations and the degree to which they pose a threat to democracy in Pakistan.  Also analyzes the implications of the unrest for American economic and security interests.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Rethinking Afghan Local Governance Aid After Transition

Categories: Afghanistan,Foreign Assistance

Looks at the effectiveness of foreign assistance to remote and contested areas of Afghanistan from 2009 to 2014 and recommends revised strategies for the future.  From the United States Institute of Peace


Women’s Access to Justice in Afghanistan: Individual Versus Community Barriers to Justice

Categories: Afghanistan,Crime/Justice,Women

This report maps how Afghan women seek justice when their rights are violated and the barriers women face in receiving a fair outcome.  Based on an ethnographic study of women’s disputes in five provinces of Afghanistan between March 2011 and January 2012.  From the United States Institute of Peace


Children and Armed Conflict [2013]: Report of the Secretary-General

Categories: Afghanistan,Africa,Children,Civil/Human Rights,Defense/Military,Syria,United Nations

Covers 23 conflict situations mostly in Africa and the Middle East, and mistreatment of children by seven national armies and 50 armed groups.  From the United Nations


Sharia and Women’s Rights in Afghanistan

Categories: Afghanistan,Civil/Human Rights,Women

Discusses recent efforts and future opportunities for using an Islamic perspective  to promote women’s rights in Afghanistan. From the United States Institute of Peace


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