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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1917-1972, Volume VI, Public Diplomacy, 1961-1963

Categories: Cuba,Foreign Affairs,Germany,History,Vietnam

https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.history.state.gov/frus/frus1917-72PubDipv06/pdf/frus1917-72PubDipv06.pdf

Another in a series of retrospective volumes designed to improve coverage of public diplomacy in the period from World War I to the 1970s.  This volume focuses on the management of public diplomacy during a series of crises involving the Cold War including the Bay of Pigs invasion, construction of the Berlin Wall, early involvement in Indochina and the Cuban Missile Crisis.  From the Office of the Historian of the State Department

 

Release of Foreign Relations Volumes

Categories: Foreign Affairs,History

https://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2017/12/276343.htm

Press release announcing and providing links to the digitized versions of the Foreign Relations of the U.S. volumes for 1900-1911.  The releases will continue on a quarterly basis until all FRUS volumes have been digitized.  From the State Department

 

To Walk the Earth in Safety: Documenting the United States’ Commitment to Conventional Weapons Destruction

Categories: Arms Control,Foreign Affairs,Guns,Statistics

http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/276160.pdf

The 2017 report describing U.S. government efforts to clear landmines and other unexploded ordnance.  Includes regional profiles of U.S. sponsored-work around the globe.  From the State Department.

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume XVII, Part 3, North Africa

Categories: Africa,Foreign Affairs,History,Libya

https://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1977-80v17p3

Documents the Carter Administration’s efforts to promote peace and stability in the Maghreb including normalizing relations with Algeria and Libya, and serving as an honest broker in the regional dispute over the Western Sahara.  From the State Department

 

The North Korean Nuclear Challenge: Military Options and Issues for Congress

Categories: Asia,Foreign Affairs,Korea,Nuclear Arms

https://fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/R44994.pdf

Identifies seven possible options for the U.S. to employ the military to “denuclearize” North Korea and the risks of each approach.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists and InfoDocket.

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume XXIV, South America; Latin America Region

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

https://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1977-80v24

Covers Argentina and the Latin America Region, a portion of what will be Foreign Relations of the U.S. 1977-1980 Latin America.  This portion was given priority in the declassification process, as part of the National Security Council-led Argentina Declassification Project.  The focus is on the human rights situation during the period of the military junta government in Argentina.  From the State Department

 

President Donald J. Trump’s New Strategy on Iran

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Iran,Middle East Conflict,Nuclear Arms,Terrorism

https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/10/13/president-donald-j-trumps-new-strategy-iran

Describes the administration’s actions toward Iran including strict enforcement of the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and opposition to Iran’s attempts to destabilize the Middle East region.  From the White House

 

U.S. Withdraws from UNESCO

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Headlines,Israel,United Nations

https://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2017/10/274748.htm

Terse press release announcing the U.S. withdrawal from UNESCO  to take effect on the last day of 2018 and the U.S. intention to remain engaged as a non-member observer state.  The withdrawal decision was based on concerns about financial management, need for reform, and an alleged anti-Israel bias.  From the State Department

 

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