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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Conventional Arms Transfers to Developing Nations, 2008-2015

Categories: Arms Control,Defense/Military,Foreign Trade/Investment,Guns,Headlines,Statistics

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/weapons/R44716.pdf

Provides Congress with official, unclassified data on conventional arms transfers to developing nations by the U.S. and foreign countries for the preceding eight calendar years.  The U.S. retained its position as the leading arms supplier to the world in 2015, increasing its market share to 50.3%.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Quarterly Release of Newly Digitized Foreign Relations Volumes

Categories: Arms Control,Foreign Affairs,History,Japan,Russia

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2016/12/264984.htm

Press release which announces the availability of 20 more digitized volumes of the Foreign Relations of the U. S. historical series.  The latest release covers volumes from 1932 through 1935 and a volume on the Soviet Union, 1933-1939.  From the Office of the Historian, Department of State

 

To Walk the Earth in Safety: 2016

Categories: Arms Control,Foreign Affairs,Statistics

http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/264164.pdf

Subtitled: Documenting the United States’ Commitment to Conventional Weapons Destruction.  Discusses U.S. efforts in countries around the world to remove and destroy landmines and other conventional weapons.   From the State Department

 

Iran Nuclear Agreement: The International Atomic Energy Agency’s Authorities, Resources, and Challenges

Categories: Arms Control,Energy,Iran,Nongovernmental organizations,Nuclear Arms,Treaties

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/677783.pdf

Examines the Joint Comprehensive Plan agreement with Iran and the role that the IAEA has been asked to play in monitoring and verifying Iran’s commitment, reviews the resources that IAEA has identified as necessary to carry out that role, and identifies potential challenges.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

Nuclear Nonproliferation: Preliminary Observations on IAEA’s Role in Verifying the Iran Agreement

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

http://www.gao.gov/assets/680/675222.pdf

Provides analysis of the resources that the International Atomic Energy Agency has to monitor and verify Iran’s adherence to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. The plan, agreed to in the summer of 2015, calls for Iran to limit its nuclear program in exchange for relief from economic sanctions. Also covers potential verification challenges. From the Government Accountability Office

 

World Military Expenditures and Arms Transfers 2015

Categories: Arms Control,Defense/Military,Govt Finance,Guns,Headlines,Statistics

http://www.state.gov/t/avc/rls/rpt/wmeat/2015/250863.htm

Offers statistical information on military expenditures, arms transfers, armed forces, and related economic data for each country of the world. Covers the eleven year period from 2002 through 2012. From the State Department

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume XXVI, Arms Control and Nonproliferation

Categories: Arms Control,Foreign Affairs,History,Nuclear Arms,WMD

http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1977-80v26

Provides documents about the Carter administration’s multilateral, non-strategic arms control policy, including anti-satellite talks, chemical and biological warfare, conventional arms talks, nuclear test ban proposals and more. From the State Department

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, Volume E-14, Part 2, Documents on Arms Control and Nonproliferation, 1973-1976

Categories: Arms Control,Foreign Affairs,History,Nuclear Arms,Treaties

http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1969-76ve14p2

Topics include biological and chemical warfare policies, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and Threshold Test Ban Treaty, and approaches to nuclear testing and test-ban proposals. From the State Department

 

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