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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Populism and Nationalism: Implications for the International Order

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Great Britain

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/LLN-2017-0002/LLN-2017-0002.pdf

Parliamentary briefing paper on the challenges to the liberal international order posed by the development of populism and nationalism around the world.  Outlines the British government’s support for the current rules-based international order, reviews contrary events over the past year, and surveys the recent work of scholars and commentators on the phenomena.  From the House of Lords Library

 

Global Trends: Paradox of Progress

Categories: Business/Economics,China,Foreign Affairs,Russia,Spying/Intelligence,Terrorism

https://www.dni.gov/files/images/globalTrends/documents/GT-Full-Report.pdf

Represents the U.S. intelligence community’s quadrennial assessment of the forces and choices shaping the world over the next two decades.  Main section lays out key trends, explores their implications, and offers three scenarios about how different choices and developments could play out in different ways over the next 20 years.  From the Office of the Director of National Intelligence

 

Cabinet Exit Memos: Our Record of Progress and the Work Ahead

https://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/cabinet/exit-memos

A series of memos from members of the Obama cabinet summarizing accomplishments over the past eight years and offering a vision for the country’s future.  Includes a cover letter from the president.   From the White House

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1981-1988, Volume VI, Soviet Union, October 1986-January 1989

Categories: Arms Control,Communism,Foreign Affairs,History,Russia,Treaties

https://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1981-88v06

The second of four bilateral volumes on the Soviet Union.  Focuses on arms control negotiations, especially the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), and the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF).  From the Office of the Historian of the State Department

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume XXIII, Mexico, Cuba, and the Caribbean

Categories: Communism,Cuba,Energy,Foreign Affairs,History,Latin America,Mexico

https://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1977-80v23

Documents foreign policy decision maker in the Carter Administration including an attempted coup in the Dominican Republic, efforts to normalize relations with Cuba, natural gas negotiations with Mexico, the Mariel Sealift, and the Jonestown Massacre.  From the State Department

 

Quarterly Release of Newly Digitized Foreign Relations Volumes

Categories: Arms Control,Foreign Affairs,History,Japan,Russia

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2016/12/264984.htm

Press release which announces the availability of 20 more digitized volumes of the Foreign Relations of the U. S. historical series.  The latest release covers volumes from 1932 through 1935 and a volume on the Soviet Union, 1933-1939.  From the Office of the Historian, Department of State

 

Report on the Legal and Policy Frameworks Guiding the United States’ Use of Military Force and Related National Security Operations

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Defense/Military,Foreign Affairs,Headlines,Laws/Regulations,Presidency,Terrorism,Treaties

https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/documents/Legal_Policy_Report.pdf

Citing long-standing U.S. adherence to international legal standards for waging war with due regard for humanitarian considerations, and prior to turning over governing authority to an administration which has vowed to use harsher measures, the Obama administration released this lengthy compendium of legal opinions, executive orders and military directives which guided its actions toward, among other things, use of drones and treatment of captured terrorists.  From the White House.

 

 

To Walk the Earth in Safety: 2016

Categories: Arms Control,Foreign Affairs,Statistics

http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/264164.pdf

Subtitled: Documenting the United States’ Commitment to Conventional Weapons Destruction.  Discusses U.S. efforts in countries around the world to remove and destroy landmines and other conventional weapons.   From the State Department

 

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