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Earl Gregg Swem Library

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

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

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

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

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

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


“Leahy Law” Human Rights Provisions and Security Assistance: Issue Overview

Categories: Arms Control,Civil/Human Rights,Defense/Military,Foreign Assistance,Laws/Regulations

Provides background on U.S. legislative restrictions on providing military assistance to regimes that commit gross violations of human rights and controversies surrounding such provisions. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


The Arms Trade Treaty

Categories: Arms Control,Guns,Treaties

Fact sheet of information about the treaty signed by the U.S. in September 2013 which tries to limit international trade in conventional arms to keep them from locales where they will be used for genocide, war crimes, and other atrocities.  From the State Department


Remarks by President Obama in Address to the United Nations General Assembly

Categories: Arms Control,Foreign Affairs,Syria,United Nations

Speech delivered to the General Assembly on 9/24/2013 at the opening of the annual session.   From the White House


To Walk the Earth in Safety

Categories: Arms Control,Conflict Resolution,Guns

Documents U.S. contributions over the past twenty years to removal and destruction of conventional weapons such as land mines.  Also provides details of U.S. assistance in affected countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe and the Middle East.  From the State Department


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