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U.S. Treaties: A Beginner’s Guide

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Govt Information,Treaties

http://blogs.loc.gov/law/2014/11/u-s-treaties-a-beginners-guide/

A guide to how and where to find copies of treaties that involve the U.S.  From the Law Library of Congress

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume 1: Foundations of Foreign Policy

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Foreign Affairs,Headlines,History,Presidency

http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1977-80v01

Documents the broad foreign policy foundations and themes of the administration of President Jimmy Carter as it sought to implement a foreign policy emphasizing human rights.  From the State Department

 

Using Special Envoys in High-Stakes Conflict Diplomacy

Categories: Conflict Resolution,Foreign Affairs

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/SR353-Using_Special_Envoys_In_High-Stakes_Conflict_Diplomacy.pdf

Discusses how and when special envoys are used in critical diplomatic situations and what advantages they bring.  Based on interviews with former special envoys.  From the United States Institute of Peace

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, Volume E-9, Part 1: Documents on North Africa, 1973-1976

Categories: Africa,Foreign Affairs,History

http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1969-76ve09p1

On the efforts of the Nixon and Ford administrations to re-establish diplomatic relations with Algeria, provide support to moderate Arab allies Morocco and Tunisia, and try to manage relations with Libya’s Mu’ammar Qadhafi.  From the State Department

 

Diplomatic and Embassy Security Funding Before and After the Benghazi Attacks

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Govt Finance,Laws/Regulations

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43721.pdf

Presents a history and analysis of the requested and actual funding for diplomatic and embassy security since FY2008.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

India’s New Government and Implications for U.S. Interests

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Foreign Affairs,Foreign Trade/Investment,India

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43679.pdf

Reviews the main current issues in U.S. – India relations, especially since the election of Prime Minister Modi’s government.  Covers economic and trade issues, security matters, and human rights concerns.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

U.S. – EU Cooperation on Ukraine and Russia

Categories: European Union,Foreign Affairs,Russia,Ukraine

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

 

Briefly reviews the policies adopted by the U.S. and the European Union in response to Russian actions and the crisis in Ukraine.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit: Frequently Asked Questions and Background

http://fas.org/sgp/crs/row/R43655.pdf

Provides information about the early August 2014 U.S. – Africa Leaders’ Summit in Washington and covers Africa’s development and economic challenges, U.S. aid to Africa, democracy and human rights issues, and peace/security issues. From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

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