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Earl Gregg Swem Library

NATO: Response to the Crisis in Ukraine and Security Concerns in Central and Eastern Europe

Categories: East Europe,NATO,Russia

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43478.pdf

Discusses actions taken by NATO members in response to Russia’s annexation of Crimea and threats to the territory of eastern Ukraine and U.S. military moves in the region.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Business, Corruption and Crime in Bosnia and Herzegovina: The Impact of Bribery and Other Crime on Private Enterprise

Categories: Business/Economics,East Europe,Govt/Business Scandals

http://www.unodc.org/documents/data-and-analysis/statistics/corruption/UNODC_BiH_Business_corruption_report_2013.pdf

Descrbes the extent of bribery in business dealing and the negative effects on private investment that results in these eastern European countries.  From the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

 

The Global Burden of Disease: Generating Evidence, Guiding Policy: Europe and Central Asia Regional Edtion

Categories: Asia,East Europe,European Union,Health/Medical

http://www.healthmetricsandevaluation.org/sites/default/files/policy_report/2013/world_bank/WB%20GBD%20Report%2C%20Europe%20%26%20Central%20Asia.pdf

One of six regional reports on the comparative health loss due to diseases, injuries, and risk factors by age, sex, and geography.  From the World Bank

 

Moldova: Background and U.S. Policy

Categories: Crime/Justice,East Europe,European Union,NATO,Russia

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RS21981.pdf

Describes the current situation of Moldova, Europe’s poorest country, but one that is strategically located between NATO and EU member Romania and the Ukraine.  The U.S. has welcomed free elections but expressed concern about the level of crime and human trafficking.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Kosovo: Current Issues and U.S. Policy

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,East Europe

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RS21721.pdf

Describes the status of Kosovo-Serbia negotiations over ethnic minorities and the trend in U.S. foreign assistance to the newly independent country.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Bosnia and Herzegovina: Current Issues and U.S. Policy

Categories: Conflict Resolution,East Europe,European Union,Treaties,United Nations

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R40479.pdf

Describes the struggle to strengthen the two East European countries, the dangers of Bosnian fragmentation, and the efforts of the European Union, the U.S., and the United Nations to oversee the Dayton Accords and bring stability to the region.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Records Relating to the Katyn Forest Massacre at the National Archives

Categories: Crime/Justice,East Europe,Germany,History,Russia

http://www.archives.gov/research/foreign-policy/katyn-massacre/

Includes  a thousand pages of declassified documents in the possession of the National Archives which relate to the massacre of Polish officers and intelligentsia in the Katyn Forest during World War II.  From the National Archives and Records Administration

 

European Union Enlargement

Categories: East Europe,European Union,Turkey

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RS21344.pdf

European Union membership has grown from 15 to 27 countries since 2004.  The enlargement process is seen as a way to integrate European states and promote functioning democracies.  With five additional candidates for membership: Croatia, Iceland, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Turkey, questions have been raised about whether further enlargement will create problems relating to financing, identity, and migrant labor.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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