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Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume XXX, Public Diplomacy

Categories: Foreign Affairs,History,Propaganda

https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.history.state.gov/frus/frus1977-80v30/pdf/frus1977-80v30.pdf

Documents the public diplomacy efforts of the Carter administration.   A main emphasis is the major role that the U.S. Information Agency (later to be known as the U.S. International Communication Agency) played in the formulation and implementation of public diplomacy.  From the Office of the Historian of the State Department

(foreign affairs     history     propaganda)

Newly Digitized Foreign Relations Volumes

Categories: Foreign Affairs,History

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2016/06/258010.htm

Announces the release of newly digitized versions of 23 volumes from the Foreign Relations of the U.S. series originally published in print between 1955 and 1982, covering events that took place between 1940 and 1951. Latest in a series of releases until the entire series is digitized.   From the Office of the Historian of the Department of State

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume XXVIII, Organization and Management of Foreign Policy

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,History,Laws/Regulations,Spying/Intelligence

http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1977-80v28

Focuses on four key areas of the Carter administration’s management of foreign policy: reforming of the National Security Council system, attempting to restructure the intelligence community, Civil Service and Foreign Service reform legislation, and centralization of matters related to economics and trade.  From the Office of the Historian of the Department of State

 

Office of the Secretary: Evaluation of Email Records Management and Cybersecurity Requirements

https://oig.state.gov/system/files/esp-16-03.pdf

Provides an overview of laws and regulations relating to management of email records, assesses the effectiveness of electronic records management by the Office of the Secretary, evaluates compliance with records management requirements, and examines requirements related to the use of non-Departmental systems. Includes 8 recommendations for improvement.  From the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of State

 

Briefing on the State Department Inspector General’s Report … Evaluation of Email Records Management and Cybersecurity Requirements

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2016/05/257733.htm

Transcript of the press conference of May 25, 2016 with senior State Department officials on the topic of use by past Secretaries of State of private email servers for official business.  From the State Department

 

2015 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

http://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/hrrpt/2015/index.htm

The annual report, now in its 40th year, on the status of human rights conditions in 199 countries and territories around the world.  Each country report follows a standard format with sections devoted to civil liberties, political freedoms, corruption in government, human trafficking, and worker rights.  From the State Department

 

Security Assistance and Cooperation: Shared Responsibility of the Departments of State and Defense

Categories: Defense/Military,Foreign Affairs,Foreign Assistance,Laws/Regulations,Terrorism

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/R44444.pdf

Describes the shared responsibility where State provides oversight and general direction for military and security assistance programs, while Defense administers them.  Also describes how Congressional legislation and Executive directives have modified and refined these roles and current issues.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

Argentina: Background and U.S. Relations

http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43816.pdf

Provides background on the political and economic situation in Argentina, the current status of negotiations to repay creditors, and relations with the U.S.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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