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Standards for Maintaining, Collecting, and Presenting Federal Data on Race and Ethnicity

Categories: African Americans,Arab,Hispanics,Statistics

https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/granule/FR-2016-09-30/2016-23672

Invites comments on an agency review and possible revision of federal standards f or collecting and presenting data on race and ethnicity, which were last revised in 1997.  Under consideration: the use of separate questions measuring race and ethnicity, the classification of a Middle Eastern and North African category, and the terminology used for race and ethnicity classifications.  Summary with link to full text at bottom.  From the Federal Register and GPO’s FDsys.  Posted by the Office of Management and Budget.

 

Report on UNCTAD Assistance to the Palestinian People: Developments in the Economy of the Occupied Palestinian Territory

Categories: Arab,Business/Economics,Israel,Middle East Conflict,Urban Issues

http://unctad.org/en/PublicationsLibrary/app2016d1_en.pdf

Describes bleak economic conditions in the Palestinian territories despite efforts to provide aid through the United Nations.  From the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

 

The Occupied Palestinian Territories: Recent Developments

Categories: Arab,Great Britain,Israel,Middle East Conflict,United Nations

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-7689/CBP-7689.pdf

Includes sections on the historical background, the Fatah-Hamas reconciliation, the Israeli military occupation of Gaza, and the status of the territories.  House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number CBP 7689

 

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

 

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