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Foreign Relations of the United States, 1981-1988, Volume XIII, Conflict in the South Atlantic, 1981-1984

Categories: Argentina,Foreign Affairs,Great Britain,History,Latin America

https://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1981-88v13

Documents the response of the Reagan Administration to the 1982 war between Argentina and the United Kingdom over the Falkland Islands, South Georgia, and the South Sandwich Islands. From the State Department

 

Paris Climate Change Conference

Categories: Climate Change,Environment,Great Britain,Treaties

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/CBP-7393/CBP-7393.pdf

Report on the conference including background, world trends in greenhouse gas emissions, progress since Lima Conference, National Designated Contributions, negotiating positions, and the final agreement. House of Commons Library Briefing Paper CPB 7393.

 

Automation in Military Operations

Categories: Defense/Military,Great Britain,Religion/Ethics,Science/Technology

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/POST-PN-0511/POST-PN-0511.pdf

Examines current and future military applications of automation such as drones and considers associated legal, ethical, and societal issues. From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

Categories: Business/Economics,European Union,Foreign Trade/Investment,Great Britain,Treaties

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/SN06688/SN06688.pdf

Information on the background, negotiation process, and controversial points of the proposed European Union-U.S. free trade agreement. House of Commons Briefing Paper 06688

 

Deep-Sea Mining

Categories: Environment,Geology/Mining,Great Britain,Laws/Regulations,Science/Technology,Treaties

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/POST-PN-0508/POST-PN-0508.pdf

Describes the mineral deposit types being considered by British planners, proposed extraction methods, potential environmental effects, mitigation options, and the legal framework governing such activity in international waters. From the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

 

Greek Debt Crisis: Background and Developments in 2015

Categories: European Union,Financial Crisis/Markets,Great Britain,Greece

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/SN07114/SN07114.pdf

This briefing provides background to and analysis of developments in the Greek debt crisis, including an overview of the origins of the crisis, a review of latest developments, and examines what would happen if Greece left the Eurozone. House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 7114

 

Syrian Refugees and the UK

Categories: European Union,Great Britain,Immigration/Migration,Syria

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/SN06805/SN06805.pdf

Announces the British government’s revised policy toward Syrian refugees, the plans to accept up to 20,000 refugees, but the restrictions on which refugees will be eligible. Also announces refusal to participate in relocation schemes being developed by the European Union. House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 06805

 

Poverty in the UK: Statistics

Categories: Great Britain,Income/Poverty,Statistics

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/SN07096/SN07096.pdf

Information on the levels and rates of poverty in the United Kingdom, including historical trends and forecasts for future years. House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 7096

 

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