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Earl Gregg Swem Library

A New Authorization for Use of Military Force Against the Islamic State: Comparison of Current Proposals in Brief

Categories: Arab,Defense/Military,Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Terrorism

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R43760.pdf

Examines current proposals for the use of military force against the Islamic State and compares them with such past proposals as those of post 9/11 in 2001, use of force against Iraq in 2002, and presidential authority under Article II of the Constitution. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Report on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict in Iraq: 6 July – 10 September 2014

Categories: Arab,Civil/Human Rights,Iraq,United Nations

http://www.ohchr.org/Documents/Countries/IQ/UNAMI_OHCHR_POC_Report_FINAL_6July_10September2014.pdf

UN report on the human rights abuses committed by the Islamic State (ISIL)  in Iraq in the summer of 2014.  Also covers rights abuses by the Iraqi Security Forces.  From the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

 

Statement by the President on ISIL

Categories: Arab,Defense/Military,Headlines,Iraq,Syria,Terrorism

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/09/10/statement-president-isil-1

Text of speech of President Obama on 9/10/2014 about the U.S. strategy to degrade and destroy ISIL.  From the White House

 

The “Islamic State” Crisis and U.S. Policy

Categories: Arab,Defense/Military,Iraq,NATO,Syria,United Nations

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/R43612.pdf?x

Reviews the emergence of ISIS as a transnational insurgent movement, the success of their summer campaign in northwestern Iraq and northeastern Syria, and U.S. policy options. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

U.S. Military Action Against the Islamic State: Answers to Frequently Asked Legal Questions

Categories: Arab,Defense/Military,Iraq,Syria,United Nations

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R43720.pdf

Discusses selected legal questions raised by the use of military force against ISIS including the extent of presidential authority to use military force without congressional approval, the applicability of the UN Charter to U.S. military strikes in Syria or Iraq and more.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Iraq Crisis and U.S. Policy

Categories: Arab,Asia,Iran,Iraq,Syria,Terrorism

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/R43612.pdf

Describes the offensive of the group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the threat posed to U.S. interests by the offensive, and the policy options available.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Dispute Resolution and Justice Provision in Yemen’s Transition

Categories: Arab,Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace,Middle East Conflict

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR345_Dispute-Resolution-and-Justice-Provision-in-Yemen%E2%80%99s-Transition.pdf

Explores the challenges and obstacles to alternative methods of dispute resolution in Yemen since the Arab Spring protests and the weakening of tribal authority.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Process Lessons Learned in Yemen’s National Dialogue

Categories: Arab,Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace,Terrorism

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR342_Process-Lessons-Learned-in-Yemens-National-Dialogue.pdf

Explores how transition processes in Yemen affect the country’s rule of law, justice, and security. From the United States Institute of Peace

 

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