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Earl Gregg Swem Library

2013 Annual Report of the Government of the United States of America for the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights Initiative

Categories: Business/Economics,Civil/Human Rights,Foreign Affairs,Geology/Mining,Treaties

Describes U.S. activities over the past year to implement the principles created to minimize human rights risks associated with extractive minerals activities by a group of countries, businesses, and nongovernmental organizations.  The voluntary principles are considered a benchmark for responsible business practice in the most challenging environments.  From the State Department


Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Vol. XXI, Cyprus; Turkey; Greece

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Greece,History,NATO,Turkey

Provides documents on U.S. foreign policy toward the eastern Mediterranean region during the Carter Administration.  Focuses on trying to reunify Cyprus, restore Greece to the NATO military alliance, and to end the arms embargo directed against Turkey.  From the State Department


Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976: Volume XXXV, National Security Policy, 1973-1976

Categories: China,Communism,Foreign Affairs,History,Russia

Focuses on the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy, especially with regard to the USSR and China.  Also covers the role of intelligence in the policy process and the CIA’s secret mission to raise a Soviet submarine which had sunk in the Pacific Ocean.  From the State Department



State of Global Partnerships Report

Categories: Foreign Affairs

Describes new and ongoing partnerships that the State Department has developed as a tool for solving major problems such as recovery from disaster (Philippines), accelerating entrepreneurship (sub-Saharan Africa), and fostering exchanges (Japan).  From the State Department


U.S. National Archives Web Site Uploads Hundreds of Thousands of Diplomatic Cables from 1977: A Step Forward for On-Line Research in International History

Categories: Foreign Affairs,History

Presents a small selection of links to declassified documents and publicizes how the National Archives and Records Administration has made available thousands of declassified State Department telegrams covering the 1973-1977 period.  From the National Security Archive


Report on the Telephone Records Program Conducted Under Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act and on the Operations of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Foreign Affairs,Headlines,Homeland Security,Laws/Regulations,Privacy,Spying/Intelligence


Reviews the history and operation of the National Security Agency’s telephone records program, statutory and constitutional issues raised by the program, intelligence benefits and civil liberties harms, and then offers recommendations for needed reforms, including an end to the Section 215 Bulk Records Collection program.   From the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board


Benghazi Accountability Review Board Implementation

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Libya,Spying/Intelligence,Terrorism

Fact sheet on recommendations made by Review Board and actions taken to date by State Department in response.  From the State Department


Review of the Terrorist Attacks on U.S. Facilities in Benghazi, Libya, September 11-12, 2012

Categories: Defense/Military,Foreign Affairs,Headlines,Libya,Spying/Intelligence,Terrorism

Senate report on the incident.  Focuses on the analysis and actions of the Intelligence Community leading up to, during, and immediately after the attack.  Also discusses the role of the Departments of Defense and State.  From the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence


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