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Earl Gregg Swem Library

The Evolution of Cooperative Threat Reduction: Issues for Congress

Categories: Arms Control,Nuclear Arms,Russia,WMD

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/R43143.pdf

This report summarizes cooperative activities conducted during the full 20 years of U.S. threat reduction and nonproliferation assistance.  Reviews the programs and their funding.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Iran: State Leads an Interagency Process to Determine Whether to Impose Sanctions under Section 5(b) of the Iran Sanctions Act

Categories: Arms Control,Govt Processes/Organization,Iran,Nuclear Arms

http://www.gao.gov/assets/670/663598.pdf

Describes the process that the State Department and other relevant federal agencies follow to determine whether to impose sanctions on Iran for its nuclear activities including criteria used and the role of the Office of Counterproliferation.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Iran’s Nuclear Program: Tehran’s Compliance with International Obligations

Categories: Arms Control,Iran,Nuclear Arms,United Nations

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/R40094.pdf

Provides a brief overview of Iran’s nuclear program and describes the legal basis for the actions taken by the International Atomic Energy Agency and the UN Security Council to restrict the program to peaceful purposes.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

 

Iran-North Korea-Syria Ballistic Missile and Nuclear Cooperation

Categories: Arms Control,Iran,Korea,Nuclear Arms,Syria,WMD

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/R43480.pdf

Describes the key elements of a nuclear weapons program, reviews the available information regarding cooperation among Iran, North Korea, and Syria on ballistic missiles and nuclear technology, and discusses additional requirements that Congress may wish to impose, especially with regard to executive branch reporting on WMD proliferation.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

U.S.-Vietnam Nuclear Cooperation Agreement: Issues for Congress

Categories: Arms Control,Civil/Human Rights,Energy,Nuclear Energy,Treaties,Vietnam

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/R43433.pdf

Describes the provisions of the Nuclear Cooperation Agreement, signed by the two countries in December 2013, and the issues of potential controversy when Congress reviews the treaty including nonproliferation and human rights. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Military and Security Developments Involving the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Categories: Arms Control,Asia,Korea,Nuclear Arms

http://www.defense.gov/pubs/North_Korea_Military_Power_Report_2013-2014.pdf

Discusses the military threat posed by North Korea due to its nuclear weapons development program and its provocative and destabilizing behavior in an annual report mandated by Congress.  From the Defense Department

 

Annual Report on Assistance Related to International Terrorism: Fiscal Year 2013

Categories: Arms Control,Govt Finance,Terrorism,WMD

http://www.state.gov/j/ct/rls/other/rpt/221544.htm

Describes U.S. government spending on programs of assistance and training related to countering terrorism.  The spending covers agencies other than the Department of Defense. From the State Department

 

Iran: U.S. Economic Sanctions and the Authority to Lift Restrictions

Categories: Arms Control,Civil/Human Rights,Iran,Nuclear Arms,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/R43311.pdf

Identifies the legislative bases for the sanctions imposed on Iran and the nature of the authority to waive or lift those restrictions.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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