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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

 

Quarterly Release of Newly Digitized Foreign Relations Volumes

Categories: Foreign Affairs,History

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2015/02/237971.htm

Announces the first in a planned series of quarterly releases of digitized volumes of the Foreign Relations of the U.S. diplomatic series.  The first release covers events that occurred between 1948 and 1951 and were originally published as print volumes in the period 1973-1998.  From the State Department in partnership with the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections Center.

 

Latin America and the Caribbean: Key Issues for the 114th Congress

Categories: Cuba,Foreign Affairs,Latin America

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43882.pdf

Examines U.S. policy toward Latin America as the new Congress begins with a focus on changes toward Cuba, the emergence of Latin American organizations that do not include the U.S., and other moves toward greater independence of U.S. influence.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Key Diplomat’s Personal Notebook Sheds Light on Inner Workings of U.S. Government Response to Genocide Unfolding in Rwanda in 1994

Categories: Africa,Civil/Human Rights,Crime/Justice,Foreign Affairs,Weather/Disasters

http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB500/

Excerpts from the notebook of the U.S. ambassador to Rwanda during the period of genocide plus a collection of 41 documents illustrating the diplomatic maneuvering at the time.  From the National Security Archive

 

U.S.-EU Cooperation on Ukraine and Russia

Categories: East Europe,European Union,Foreign Affairs,Russia

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/IN10129.pdf

Describes increased policy cooperation between the U.S. and the European Union against Russia since the July 2014 downing of a domestic airliner over the Ukraine by Russian-backed separatists. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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