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Earl Gregg Swem Library

A Peace Treaty with North Korea?

Categories: Arms Control,Foreign Affairs,Headlines,Korea,Nuclear Arms,Treaties

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/r45169.pdf

Discusses the current prospects for conclusion of a peace treaty to officially end the Korean War and the elimination of North Korea’s nuclear arms program.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2017

https://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/hrrpt/humanrightsreport/index.htm#wrapper

The first human rights report prepared by officials of the Trump administration drops the section on Reproductive Rights, that covered access to contraception and abortion, and omits the phrase “Occupied Territories” from the description of Israel’s presence in Gaza and the West Bank. The annual report is mandated by Congress.   From the State Department

 

Secretary of State Tillerson: Remarks in Press Briefing Room

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Govt Personnel

https://www.state.gov/secretary/20172018tillerson/remarks/2018/03/279233.htm

Comments upon his dismissal as secretary of state by the president. From the State Department

 

Armed Conflict in Syria: Overview and U.S. Response

Categories: Defense/Military,Foreign Affairs,Russia,Syria

https://www.everycrsreport.com/files/20180216_RL33487_8e52addd9e209aa4938d5fa6f79c7548a747a066.pdf

Examines the conflict, now in its 7th year, after the capture of Raqqah and the defeat of the Islamic State and presents objectives for the near future including duration of the U.S. military presence, effectiveness of cooperation with Russia, and planning for a political settlement.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by EveryCRSReport.com

 

Release of Foreign Relations Volumes

Categories: Foreign Affairs,History

https://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2018/03/278975.htm

Press release which announces the release of digitized volumes of the Foreign Relations of the U.S. spanning the years 1888 – 1899 covering events that took place between 1886 and 1889.  From the Office of the Historian of the Department of State

 

To Walk the Earth in Safety: Documenting the United States’ Commitment to Conventional Weapons Destruction

Categories: Arms Control,Defense/Military,Foreign Affairs,Guns,Statistics

http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/276160.pdf

The 16th or 2017 edition, covering U.S. efforts in 2016 to keep weapons out of the wrong hands and assist nations in clearing landmines and other unexploded ordnance. Offers a worldwide survey.  From the State Department

 

National Security Strategy of the United States of America

Categories: Defense/Military,Foreign Affairs,Headlines,Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,WMD

https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/NSS-Final-12-18-2017-0905.pdf

Spells out the approach of the Trump administration to national security.  From the White House

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1981-1988, Volume XLI, Global Issues II

Categories: Africa,Environment,Foreign Affairs,Health/Medical,History,Population/Census

https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.history.state.gov/frus/frus1981-88v41/pdf/frus1981-88v41.pdf

The documents in this volume focus on seven global issues: law of the sea, human rights, African famine, AIDS, international population policy, whaling, and the ozone layer.  From the Office of the Historian of the State Department

 

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