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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Prospects for Afghanistan as ISAF Withdrawal Approaches

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

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

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



Statement by the President on Ukraine, March 17, 2014

Categories: Asia,European Union,Russia

Announces new sanctions against Russia as a result of the intrusion into Crimea.  From the White House


Ukraine, Crimea, and Russia

Categories: Asia,European Union,Great Britain,Headlines,History,Laws/Regulations,Russia

Looks at the historical and economic background to the crisis in the Ukraine and examines claims that the actions by Crimea, which has declared independence from the Ukraine, are compatible with international law.  House of Commons Library Research Paper 14/16.


Crimean History, Status, and Referendum

Categories: Asia,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Russia

Describes the history of Crimea, including past attempts to break away from Ukraine, and legal considerations involved in efforts to assert independence and join Russia.  From the Law Library of the Library of Congress


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


Process Lessons Learned in Yemen’s National Dialogue

Categories: Asia,Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace

Describes how transition processes in Yemen affect the country’s rule of law, justice, and security and how they could be useful for other countries undergoing the transition from conflict to peace.   From the United States Institute of Peace


Thailand: Background and U.S. Relations

Categories: Asia,Civil/Human Rights,Foreign Assistance,Foreign Trade/Investment

Describes recent unrest in Thailand, the struggle for supremacy between populist and royalist—militarist forces, and how the unrest is affecting military and economic relations with the U.S.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


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