Government Information

Earl Gregg Swem Library

Foreign Relations of the United Stares 1969-1976 Volume XIX, Part 2: Japan, 1969-1972

Categories: China,Foreign Affairs,History,Japan

https://static.history.state.gov/frus/frus1969-76v19p2/pdf/frus1969-76v19p2.pdf

Focuses on efforts of the Nixon Administration to improve relations with Japan while also seeking to expand contact with China and to realign the international economic system.  From the State Department

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume IX, Arab-Israeli Dispute, August 1978-December 1980, Second Revised Edition

Categories: Arab,Foreign Affairs,History,Israel,Middle East Conflict,Treaties

https://static.history.state.gov/frus/frus1977-80v09Ed2/pdf/frus1977-80v09Ed2.pdf

Incorporates handwritten notes by the U.S. Ambassador to Israel Samuel Lewis during the September 5-17, 1978 Camp David summit.  This material, discovered after the publication of the first edition, enhances the documentary record presented there.  From the State Department

 

International Religious Freedom Report for 2017

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Foreign Affairs,Headlines,Religion/Ethics

https://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/irf/religiousfreedom/index.htm

Annual report on how the U.S. views the performance of other countries in permitting freedom of religious practice.  Includes sections on government respect and societal respect for religious freedom. From the Department of State

 

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

 

Next Page »