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Earl Gregg Swem Library

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

 

MERS in the Arabian Peninsula

Categories: Asia,Consumer Info/Protection,Health/Medical

http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/notices/alert/coronavirus-saudi-arabia-qatar

Describes current threat posed by Middle East Respiratory Syndrome for travelers and what they can do to prevent exposure.  Also provides links to more current information. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Prospects for Afghanistan as ISAF Withdrawal Approaches

Categories: Afghanistan,Asia,Civil/Human Rights,Defense/Military,Elections/Campaigns,Great Britain,NATO,Terrorism,Women

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/rp14-18.pdf

Takes a pessimistic view of prospects for Afghanistan as western military forces prepare to withdraw due to weaknesses of Afghan government and national security forces.  House of Commons Library Research Paper 14/18.

 

Executive Order—Blocking Property of Additional Persons Contributing to the Situation in Ukraine

Categories: Asia,Laws/Regulations,Russia,Ukraine

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/03/17/executive-order-blocking-property-additional-persons-contributing-situat

 

Expands original executive order to wider group of Russian officials following incursion into Crimea.  From the White House

 

 

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