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Hong Kong Policy Act Report

Categories: Asia,China,Foreign Affairs,Foreign Trade/Investment

http://www.state.gov/p/eap/rls/reports/2015/240585.htm

Statement of U.S. views on how the “one country, two systems” policy is evolving in the relations between China and Hong Kong.  Covers such matters as U. S.-Hong Kong trade relations, electoral reform, judicial independence, media freedom, and export controls.  From the State Department

 

Report to Congress with Respect to the Proposed Rescission of Cuba’s Designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism

Categories: Cuba,Foreign Affairs,Terrorism

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/04/14/message-congress-report-congress-respect-proposed-rescission-cubas-desig

Brief statement of the President that Cuba has not provided any support for international terrorism in the past 6 months and has provided assurances that it will not support acts of terrorism in the future.  Removes Cuba from list of State Sponsors of Terrorism.  From the White House

 

Papers Relating to Foreign Affairs, Accompanying the Annual Message of the President to the Second Session Thirty-Eighth Congress

Categories: Births/Deaths,Foreign Affairs,Headlines,History,Presidency

http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1865p4

Also known as Assassination of Abraham Lincoln … Appendix to Diplomatic Correspondence of 1865.  Features documents of condolence and sympathy from various countries on the occasion of the death of the president.  A unique volume in the Foreign Relations series.  From the State Department

 

Parameters for a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action Regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Nuclear Program

Categories: Arms Control,Energy,European Union,Foreign Affairs,Headlines,Iran,Nuclear Arms,Nuclear Energy

https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/docs/parametersforajointcomprehenisveplanofaction.pdf

Lists key provisions of the agreement between Iran, the European Union, and the P5+1 in which Iran agreed to limit its nuclear development program in exchange for sanctions relief.  From the State Department

 

The Ukraine-Russia Conflict: Signals and Scenarios for the Broader Region

Categories: Conflict Resolution,Foreign Affairs,Russia

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR366-The-Ukraine-Russia-Conflict.pdf

Provides a framework for understanding emerging conflict dynamics in post-Soviet countries, especially in view of Russia’s aggressive foreign policies, and identifies conflict prevention and mitigation opportunities.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

2015 International Narcotics Control Strategy Report

Categories: Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Foreign Affairs,Treaties,United Nations

http://www.state.gov/j/inl/rls/nrcrpt/2015/index.htm

Volume 1 covers Drug and Chemical Control, while Volume 2 covers Money Laundering and Financial Crimes.  From the State Department

2014 Annual Report of the Government of the United States of America for the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights Initiative

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Energy,Foreign Affairs,Geology/Mining

http://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/vprpt/2014/239362.htm

Describes U.S. efforts in the past year to promote principles that guide oil, gas, and mining companies in providing security for their operations in a manner that respects human rights.  From the State Department

 

State of Global Parnerships Report 2015

Categories: Foreign Affairs

http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/239008.pdf

Second annual report which highlights the innovative and reproducible public-private partnerships from the State Department and its embassies.  From the State Department

 

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