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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China 2016

Categories: China,Communism,Defense/Military

Describes sweeping organizational reforms to the Chinese military structure designed to strengthen Communist party control, enhance the ability to conduct joint operations, and improve its ability to fight short-duration conflicts at greater distance from the Chinese mainland.  From the Defense Department


Foreign Relations of the United States, 1981-1988, Volume III, Soviet Union, January 1981-January 1983

Categories: Afghanistan,Civil/Human Rights,Communism,Energy,Foreign Affairs,NATO,Russia

The first of four Soviet bilateral volumes in the Reagan series. Highlights of the volume include the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, Soviet human rights abuses, tensions over Soviet plans to construct a Siberian gas pipeline to Western Europe and NATO’s “Dual Track Decision.” From the State Department


Quarterly Release of Newly Digitized Foreign Relations Volumes

Categories: Communism,Energy,Foreign Affairs,History,Homeland Security,Russia,United Nations

Includes newly available digital volumes for 1945 and 1946 and 3 volumes from the 1969-1976 series covering the Soviet Union, National Security Policy, 1969-1972, and the Energy Crisis, 1969-1974. From the State Department


Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume XX, Eastern Europe

Categories: Communism,East Europe,Foreign Affairs,History,Russia

Focuses on U.S. foreign policy toward the Communist countries of Eastern Europe, except Poland, during the Jimmy Carter administration.   From the State Department


The CIA and Signals Intelligence

Categories: Communism,History,Russia,Spying/Intelligence

A collection of 43 documents which cover efforts of the Central Intelligence Agency to engage in signals intelligence operations, sometimes in competition with other U.S. intelligence agencies such as the National Security Agency, during the Cold War period of history.  From the National Security Archive


NATO Archives Disclosed Documents Related to the Events in Poland 1987-1991

Categories: Communism,East Europe,History,NATO,Russia

Press release on the disclosure of documents held by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization on pivotal events in Poland leading to the end of the so-called Cold War and Soviet Communist domination of Eastern Europe.  Includes links to list of documents and download of zipped file.  From NATO


Fact Sheet: Charting a New Course on Cuba

Categories: Communism,Cuba,Foreign Affairs

Discusses the key components of the revised U.S. policy approach to Cuba.  From the State Department


Statement by the President on Cuba Policy Changes

Categories: Communism,Cuba,Foreign Affairs,Headlines,History,Presidency


Announcement by President Obama of the normalization of relations between the U.S. and Cuba  From the White House


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