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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Israel and the Palestinians: No Through Road?

Categories: Arab,History,Israel,Middle East Conflict

http://researchbriefings.files.parliament.uk/documents/RP15-18/RP15-18.pdf

Reviews the history of the Israel-Palestine conflict, the proposed two-state solution, the differing views of Fatah and Hamas, the failure of talks in April 2014, and the current situation.  House of Commons Briefing Paper RP 15-18

 

Martin Van Buren Papers, 1787-1910

Categories: History,Libraries/Museums,Presidency

https://www.loc.gov/collections/martin-van-buren-papers/

Contains more than 6,000 items with most material relating to his service as a U.S. senator from New York, secretary of state and vice-president in the Jackson Administration, and his own presidency (1837-1841).  From the Library of Congress

 

The Iraq Inquiry

Categories: Defense/Military,Great Britain,Headlines,History,Iraq

http://www.iraqinquiry.org.uk/the-report/

Also known as the Chilcot Report.  Longer than War and Peace and seven years in preparation, the report, in twelve volumes, reviews the reasons Britain joined the U.S. in invading Iraq, examines the conduct of the war and the reconstruction of the country.  It finds flawed intelligence, questionable legal rationale, inadequate preparation, and exaggerated public statements.  From the Iraq Inquiry Website.

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume XXX, Public Diplomacy

Categories: Foreign Affairs,History,Propaganda

https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.history.state.gov/frus/frus1977-80v30/pdf/frus1977-80v30.pdf

Documents the public diplomacy efforts of the Carter administration.   A main emphasis is the major role that the U.S. Information Agency (later to be known as the U.S. International Communication Agency) played in the formulation and implementation of public diplomacy.  From the Office of the Historian of the State Department

(foreign affairs     history     propaganda)

Newly Digitized Foreign Relations Volumes

Categories: Foreign Affairs,History

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2016/06/258010.htm

Announces the release of newly digitized versions of 23 volumes from the Foreign Relations of the U.S. series originally published in print between 1955 and 1982, covering events that took place between 1940 and 1951. Latest in a series of releases until the entire series is digitized.   From the Office of the Historian of the Department of State

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1977-1980, Volume XXVIII, Organization and Management of Foreign Policy

Categories: Foreign Affairs,Foreign Trade/Investment,Headlines,History,Laws/Regulations,Spying/Intelligence

http://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1977-80v28

Focuses on four key areas of the Carter administration’s management of foreign policy: reforming of the National Security Council system, attempting to restructure the intelligence community, Civil Service and Foreign Service reform legislation, and centralization of matters related to economics and trade.  From the Office of the Historian of the Department of State

 

Remains of Lost 1800s Whaling Fleet Discovered Off Alaska’s Arctic Coast

Categories: Arctic/Antarctic,Climate Change,Environment,Headlines,History,Science/Technology

http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2016/010616-remains-of-lost-1800s-whaling-fleet-discovered-off-alaskas-arctic-coast.html

Press release on the discovery of two whaling ships which were among a fleet of 33 ships which were trapped and crushed in ice in September 1871. Global warming is credited with making the discovery of the ships possible. Also describes the rescue of the trapped sailors and the import of the event. From the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

 

Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, Volume E-11, Part 2, Documents on South America, 1973-1976

Categories: Foreign Affairs,History,Latin America

https://history.state.gov/historicaldocuments/frus1969-76ve11p2

Covers the foreign relations diplomacy of the U.S. with Latin America during the Nixon/Ford years with the exception of relations with Chile and Panama. Reviews the rise and fall of the so-called “New Dialogue” approach to U.S.-Latin American relations during these years. From the State Department

 

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