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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Israel and the Palestinians: No Through Road?

Categories: Arab,History,Israel,Middle East Conflict

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/RP15-18/RP15-18.pdf

Reviews the history of the Israel-Palestine conflict, the proposed two-state solution, the differing views of Fatah and Hamas, the failure of talks in April 2014, and the current situation.  House of Commons Briefing Paper RP 15-18

 

Addressing Islamic Extremism

Categories: Arab,Great Britain,Religion/Ethics,Terrorism

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/POST-PN-0526/POST-PN-0526.pdf

Examines Islamic extremism, radicalization, and deradicalization in Great Britain and policy responses to violent and non-violent extremism.  From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Security Assistance: U.S. Government Should Strengthen End-Use Monitoring and Human Rights Vetting for Egypt

Categories: Arab,Civil/Human Rights,Defense/Military,Egypt,Foreign Assistance

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/676503.pdf

Examines the U.S. funds provided to Egypt in 2011-2015 for security purposes, whether they were properly distributed and secured, and whether the Egyptian recipients were properly vetted for human rights concerns. From the Government Accountability Office

 

UNSCR 1325 in the Middle East and North Africa: Women and Security

Categories: Arab,Civil/Human Rights,Egypt,Iraq,Israel,United Nations,Women

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR388-UNSCR-1325-in-the-Middle-East-and-North-Africa-Women-and-Security.pdf

Examines the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and what it has accomplished in five Middle Eastern and North Africa nations, especially with regard to ending violence against women and promoting gender equality, since its passage in 2000.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

The Islamic State’s Acolytes and the Challenges They Pose to U.S. Law Enforcement

Categories: Arab,Homeland Security,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/terror/R44110.pdf

Describes the different types of jihadists who pose a threat to U.S. security and the methods available to U.S. law enforcement to counter the threats.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Coalition Contributions to Countering the Islamic State

Categories: Arab,Defense/Military,Middle East Conflict,Russia,Turkey

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R44135.pdf

Reviews the background of the coalition formation and the current 66 participants who are united in trying to degrade and ultimately defeat the Islamic State.  Also covers the legal basis and military aspects of the coalition.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Atrocities Prevention Report

http://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/254807.htm

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

 

#Terror Gone Viral: Overview of the 75 Isis-Linked Plots Against the West 2014-2016

Categories: Arab,Congress,Homeland Security,Terrorism

https://homeland.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Report-Terror-Gone-Viral-1.pdf

Examines 75 Isis-related plots against the West and shows that the U.S. is the group’s main target in a campaign of do-it-yourself jihad. From the House Homeland Security Committee

 

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