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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume XVII, Part 3, North Africa

Categories: Africa,Foreign Affairs,History,Libya

https://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1977-80v17p3

Documents the Carter Administration’s efforts to promote peace and stability in the Maghreb including normalizing relations with Algeria and Libya, and serving as an honest broker in the regional dispute over the Western Sahara.  From the State Department

 

The North Korean Nuclear Challenge: Military Options and Issues for Congress

Categories: Asia,Foreign Affairs,Korea,Nuclear Arms

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/R44994.pdf

Identifies seven possible options for the U.S. to employ the military to “denuclearize” North Korea and the risks of each approach.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists and InfoDocket.

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume XXIV, South America; Latin America Region

Categories: Argentina,Civil/Human Rights,Foreign Affairs,History,Latin America

https://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1977-80v24

Covers Argentina and the Latin America Region, a portion of what will be Foreign Relations of the U.S. 1977-1980 Latin America.  This portion was given priority in the declassification process, as part of the National Security Council-led Argentina Declassification Project.  The focus is on the human rights situation during the period of the military junta government in Argentina.  From the State Department

 

President Donald J. Trump’s New Strategy on Iran

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Iran,Middle East Conflict,Nuclear Arms,Terrorism

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/10/13/president-donald-j-trumps-new-strategy-iran

Describes the administration’s actions toward Iran including strict enforcement of the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and opposition to Iran’s attempts to destabilize the Middle East region.  From the White House

 

U.S. Withdraws from UNESCO

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Headlines,Israel,United Nations

https://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2017/10/274748.htm

Terse press release announcing the U.S. withdrawal from UNESCO  to take effect on the last day of 2018 and the U.S. intention to remain engaged as a non-member observer state.  The withdrawal decision was based on concerns about financial management, need for reform, and an alleged anti-Israel bias.  From the State Department

 

Secretary’s Report on Whether the Government of Sudan has Sustained the Positive Actions That Gave Rise to E.O. 13761

Categories: Africa,Conflict Resolution,Foreign Affairs,Sudan,Terrorism

https://www.state.gov/p/af/rls/2017/274667.htm

Approves the actions of Sudan especially in regard to maintaining a cessation of hostilities in conflict areas of Sudan such as Darfur, improving humanitarian access, and working with the U.S. to counter the threat of terrorism.  From the State Department

 

Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States

Categories: Foreign Affairs,History,Japan

https://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2017/09/273832.htm

Announces the release of more digitized volumes of past print issues of the Foreign Relations of the U.S., the official series of diplomatic documents.  The latest release includes 30 volumes from 1920-1931 and two volumes dealing with Japan, 1931-1941.  From the State Department

 

Anti-Money Laundering: U.S. Efforts to Combat Narcotics-Related Money Laundering in the Western Hemisphere

Categories: Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Foreign Affairs

http://www.gao.gov/assets/690/686727.pdf

Examines U.S. efforts to impede illicit proceeds from drug trafficking, estimated at $64 billion annually from U.S. sales.  Focuses on U.S. agency efforts to enforce Bank Secrecy Act and assist other countries in strengthening anti-money laundering regimes.  From the Government Accountability Office

 

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