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Earl Gregg Swem Library

To Walk the Earth in Safety: 2016

Categories: Arms Control,Foreign Affairs,Statistics

http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/264164.pdf

Subtitled: Documenting the United States’ Commitment to Conventional Weapons Destruction.  Discusses U.S. efforts in countries around the world to remove and destroy landmines and other conventional weapons.   From the State Department

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume 17: Part 1: Horn of Africa

Categories: Africa,Cuba,Foreign Affairs,History,Russia

https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.history.state.gov/frus/frus1977-80v17p1/pdf/frus1977-80v17p1.pdf

One of three parts to be devoted to affairs in Africa.  This volume covers relations of the Carter Administration with Ethiopia, Somalia, and Djibouti.  The conflict in the Horn in 1977-78 was one of the first foreign policy challenges for the administration.  From the State Department

 

Ninth Report to Congress Pursuant to the International Anticorruption and Good Governance Act

Categories: Afghanistan,Africa,Foreign Affairs,Govt/Business Scandals,Haiti,Latin America,Ukraine

http://www.state.gov/j/inl/rls/rpt/264335.htm

Latest annual report, covering 2014-15, on U.S. anticorruption efforts and corresponding efforts by priority countries, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Nigeria, and Ukraine.  From the State Department

 

Foreign Exchange Policies of Major Trading Partners of the United States, October 2016

Categories: China,Foreign Affairs,Foreign Trade/Investment,Germany,Japan,Korea,Switzerland,Taiwan

https://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/international/exchange-rate-policies/Pages/index.aspx

Latest semi-annual report on unfair currency practices by trading partners, especially those with a bilateral trade surplus with the U.S.  Special attention is focused on China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Germany, and Switzerland.  Also covers economic, trade, and exchange rate developments for the first six months of 2016.  From the Treasury Department

 

Presidential Policy Directive 43: United States-Cuba Normalization

Categories: Cuba,Foreign Affairs,Headlines,Homeland Security,Presidency

http://www.fas.org/irp/offdocs/ppd/ppd-43.pdf

Describes the U.S. vision for normalization of relations with Cuba, how the policy aligns with U.S. national security interests, assesses progress toward normalization to date, describes priority objectives and more.  From the White House, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

CIA: “Pinochet Personally Ordered” Letelier Bombing

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

http://nsarchive.gwu.edu/NSAEBB/NSAEBB560-CIA-report-concludes-Pinochet-behind-Letelier-Moffit-bombing-in-1976-and-calls-it-act-of-state-terrorism/

A set of three declassified U.S. government documents implicating the leader of Chile in the bombing deaths of a Chilean diplomat and his assistant in Washington DC in 1976.  From the National Security Archive

 

United States Reinstates Trade Preference Benefits for Burma Following Review of Eligibility Criteria

Categories: Burma,Foreign Affairs,Foreign Trade/Investment,Labor/Employment

https://ustr.gov/about-us/policy-offices/press-office/press-releases/2016/september/united-states-reinstates-trade

Press release explaining the reasons for suspending Burma’s benefits under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) in 1989 and the resumption of benefits after reforms of worker rights by the new regime led by Aung San Suu Kyi.  From the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

 

U. S. Leadership and the Challenge of State Fragility

Categories: Conflict Resolution,Democracy/Peace,Foreign Affairs

http://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/US-Leadership-and-the-Challenge-of-State-Fragility.pdf

Calls for four principles of engagement to guide U.S. responses to the challenge of fragile states and the regional problems they create.   From the United States Institute of Peace

 

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