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Department of State Release of Documents on Argentina and the Latin American Region, 1977-1980

Categories: Argentina,Civil/Human Rights,Foreign Affairs,Latin America

https://www.state.gov/documents/organization/270391.pdf

A set of documents relating to human rights abuses by Argentina’s military dictatorship during 1976-1983.   The documents will also appear in the volume of the Foreign Relations of the U.S. on South America, 1977-1980 to be released in early 2018.  From the State Department

 

Quarterly Release of Newly Digitized Foreign Relations Volumes

Categories: Foreign Affairs,History,Russia

https://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2017/04/269507.htm

Latest releases, covering years 1912-1918 with three supplemental volumes on World War I and three on Russia from 1918, in the ongoing effort to offer a complete series of the Foreign Relations of the U.S. From the Office of the Historian of the State Department

 

Report of the Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation, 2016

Categories: Foreign Affairs,History,Iran

https://fas.org/sgp/advisory/state/hac2016.html

Reveals that the long-awaited Iran Retrospective volume, covering events at the time of the overthrow of the Mossadegh regime, now has “no timetable for its release.”  The original Iran volume of the Foreign Relations series, released in 1989 made no mention of CIA covert action, which led to legislation requiring the FRUS to be a “thorough, accurate, and reliable” documentary history of U.S. foreign policy.  From the State Department, posted by the Federation of American Scientists

 

International Comparisons of Corporate Income Tax Rates

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Govt Finance,Taxes

https://www.cbo.gov/sites/default/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/reports/52419-internationaltaxratecomp.pdf

Reviews and compares corporate income tax rates, including statutory, average, and effective rates in the U.S. and the “Group of 20” countries.  From the Congressional Budget Office

 

2016 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices

https://www.state.gov/j/drl/rls/hrrpt/2016/

Annual report on U.S. view of human rights conditions in 199 other countries.  Click on regions of the world from left frame.  From the State Department

 

International Narcotics Control Strategy Report Vol. 2: Money Laundering and Financial Crimes

Categories: Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Financial Crisis/Markets,Foreign Affairs,Foreign Assistance

http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/268024.pdf

Highlights the most significant steps countries have taken to improve their anti-money laundering efforts.  Also details U.S. government efforts to provide technical assistance and training.  From the State Department

 

International Narcotics Control Strategy Report Vol. 1: Drug and Chemical Control

Categories: Crime/Justice,Drug Trafficking,Foreign Affairs,Foreign Assistance

http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/268025.pdf

Describes efforts of key countries to attack all aspects of the international drug trade in 2016.  Produced in response to requirements of the Foreign Assistance act which requires that the president identify countries acting as major illicit drug producers or transit points. Features 75 country reports.  From the State Department

 

Populism and Nationalism: Implications for the International Order

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Great Britain

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/LLN-2017-0002/LLN-2017-0002.pdf

Parliamentary briefing paper on the challenges to the liberal international order posed by the development of populism and nationalism around the world.  Outlines the British government’s support for the current rules-based international order, reviews contrary events over the past year, and surveys the recent work of scholars and commentators on the phenomena.  From the House of Lords Library

 

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