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Earl Gregg Swem Library

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,Ukraine

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

 

Croatia: The Closing Stages of EU Accession

Categories: East Europe,European Union,Treaties

http://www.parliament.uk/briefing-papers/SN06157.pdf

Describes the process by which Croatia is expected to become the 28th member of the European Union, the final stages of ratification, and the outlook for the country as a EU member.  From the Library of the House of Commons

 

Natural Gas as an Instrument of Russian State Power

Categories: East Europe,Energy,Russia,Transportation

http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pubs/display.cfm?pubID=1088

Examines the scarcity of natural gas in the current national security environment, the role of natural gas in Russia’s national security strategies, and natural gas pipeline politics in Eastern and Central Europe.

From the Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College

 

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