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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Preventing Violent Extremism in Kyrgyzstan

Categories: Asia,Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace,Religion/Ethics

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR355_Preventing-Violent-Extremism-in-Kyrgyzstan.pdf

Offers perspectives on the national and regional dynamics of violent extremism with respect to Kyrgyzstan and the prospects for liberal democracy to survive in Central Asia. From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Al Qaeda-Affiliated Groups: Middle East and Africa

Categories: Africa,Asia,Laws/Regulations,Middle East Conflict,Terrorism

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/R43756.pdf

Discusses the U.S. counterterrorism policy toward groups affiliated with Al Qaeda and whether changes are needed in the federal statutes that undergird these policies.  Also discusses the Islamic State and Boko Haram.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Violence Against Women and Girls: Lessons from South Asia

Categories: Asia,Crime/Justice,India,Pakistan,Women

https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/bitstream/handle/10986/20153/9781464801716.pdf?sequence=1

Examines the prevalence and the factors associated with various types of violence against females in South Asia.  From the World Bank

 

The Gap Report

Categories: Africa,Asia,Health/Medical,Latin America,Statistics,United Nations

http://www.unaids.org/en/media/unaids/contentassets/documents/unaidspublication/2014/UNAIDS_Gap_report_en.pdf

 

Estimates that 19 million people of the 35 million people living with HIV are unaware of their HIV-positive status. Offers regional snapshots of trouble areas, and portraits of the 12 populations who are at greatest risk of being left behind in the campaign to eradicate AIDs.  From UN Aids

 

Progress in Combating Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs): U.S. and Global Efforts from FY2006 to FY2015

Categories: Africa,Asia,Health/Medical,Latin America

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R42931.pdf

Discusses the nature and prevalence of NTDs such as dengue fever, U.S. and global actions to reduce the incidence, and actions that Congress might consider.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists.

 

Iraq Crisis and U.S. Policy

Categories: Arab,Asia,Iran,Iraq,Syria,Terrorism

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/R43612.pdf

Describes the offensive of the group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the threat posed to U.S. interests by the offensive, and the policy options available.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Laws Criminalizing Apostasy in Selected Jurisdictions

Categories: Africa,Asia,Laws/Regulations,Religion/Ethics

http://www.loc.gov/law/help/apostasy/apostasy.pdf

Surveys the apostasy laws in 23 countries in Africa, the Middle East, and South and Southeast Asia.  From the Law Library of Congress

 

Annual Report to Congress: Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China, 2014

Categories: Asia,China,Defense/Military,Science/Technology

http://www.defense.gov/pubs/2014_DoD_China_Report.pdf

Sees Chinese military development focused on potential conflict in the Taiwan Strait and the South and East China Seas.  Also analyzes the current and probable future development of Chinese military-technological development and U.S.-China cooperation on security matters.  From the Defense Department

 

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