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Earl Gregg Swem Library

National Security Strategy

Categories: Arms Control,Climate Change,Headlines,Health/Medical,Homeland Security,Terrorism,WMD

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/2015_national_security_strategy_2.pdf

Updates the strategy document released five years ago.  Cites the leading threats as attacks on the homeland or on American citizens abroad, global economic crisis, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, infectious disease outbreaks, and climate change.  From the White House

 

New START Treaty Aggregate Numbers of Strategic Offensive Arms

Categories: Arms Control,Defense/Military,Statistics,Treaties

 

http://www.state.gov/t/avc/rls/235606.htm

Fact sheet with data (current as of 9/1/2014) on U.S. ballistic missiles and missile launchers as required by the START Treaty. From the State Department

 

 

Russian Compliance with the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty: Background and Issues for Congress

Categories: Arms Control,Russia,Treaties

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/R43832.pdf

Offers background information about the INF Treaty, U.S. concerns about Russian compliance with the treaty, and policy options for Congress in responding to concerns about Russian compliance. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Nuclear Energy Cooperation with Foreign Countries: Issues for Congress

Categories: Arms Control,Energy,Nuclear Arms,Nuclear Energy,Treaties

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/R41910.pdf

Discusses broad themes related to nuclear cooperation with other countries including proliferation threats posed by civil nuclear commerce, the sagging market share of the U.S. nuclear industry, and bilateral relations with other countries.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

To Walk the Earth in Safety: 2014

Categories: Arms Control,Conflict Resolution,Guns

http://www.state.gov/t/pm/rls/rpt/walkearth/2014/index.htm

Describes the programs and partnerships that comprise the U.S. Conventional Weapons Destruction Program.  Describes funding and activities of the U.S. around the world to destroy or impound conventional weapons such as landmines and ammunition storage sites.  From the State Department

 

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

 

 

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