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A Shift in the International Security Environment: Potential Implications for Defense: Issues for Congress

Categories: Defense/Military,Foreign Affairs,History

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R43838.pdf

Speculates on whether the unipolar world (with one superpower) of the last 25 years  has given way to a new and different strategic situation and what implications this may have for U.S. defense plans and programs.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Fact Sheet: Charting a New Course on Cuba

Categories: Communism,Cuba,Foreign Affairs

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/12/17/fact-sheet-charting-new-course-cuba

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

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume IX, Arab-Israeli Dispute, August 1978 – December 1980

Categories: Arab,Conflict Resolution,Egypt,Foreign Affairs,Headlines,History,Israel,Middle East Conflict,Treaties

http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1977-80v09

The second of two volumes that document U.S. efforts to achieve a negotiated settlement to the Arab-Israeli dispute during the Carter Administration.  Covers the Camp David meetings between representatives of Egypt and Israel and the Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty concluded in March 1979.  From the State Department

 

Statement by the President on Cuba Policy Changes

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

http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/12/17/statement-president-cuba-policy-changes

 

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

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1917-1972, Public Diplomacy, World War I

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Headlines,History,Propaganda

http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1917-72PubDip

First of a series of retrospective FRUS volumes covering the topic of public diplomacy.  This one covers efforts to support U.S. war efforts and, especially, the work of the Committee on Public Information to educate a foreign public about U.S. war aims.  From the State Department

 

Foreign Relations of the United States 1969-1976, Volume XXXVIII. Part 2. Organization and Management of Foreign Policy: Public Diplomacy, 1973-1976

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Govt/Business Scandals,History,Vietnam

http://static.history.state.gov/frus/frus1969-76v38p2/pdf/frus1969-76v38p2.pdf

Documents the effect of the Vietnam War outcome, the Watergate Scandal, the Nixon resignation, and greater Congressional assertiveness in foreign affairs on the conduct of U.S. foreign policy.  From the State Department

 

U.S. Treaties: A Beginner’s Guide

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Govt Information,Treaties

http://blogs.loc.gov/law/2014/11/u-s-treaties-a-beginners-guide/

A guide to how and where to find copies of treaties that involve the U.S.  From the Law Library of Congress

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume 1: Foundations of Foreign Policy

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Foreign Affairs,Headlines,History,Presidency

http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1977-80v01

Documents the broad foreign policy foundations and themes of the administration of President Jimmy Carter as it sought to implement a foreign policy emphasizing human rights.  From the State Department

 

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