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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Nuclear Posture Review 2018

Categories: China,Defense/Military,Headlines,Homeland Security,Iran,Korea,Nuclear Arms,Russia

Calls for a diverse set of nuclear capabilities at a time when Russia, China, and other countries

are modernizing and expanding their nuclear forces.  From the Office of the Secretary of Defense


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

Categories: Asia,Foreign Affairs,Korea,Nuclear Arms

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.


Report on Serious Human Rights Abuses and Censorship in North Korea

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Korea

Latest semi-annual report on human rights abuses in North Korea.  Covers particular aspects of human rights abuses and the individuals deemed responsible.  From the State Department


Enhancing Vetting Capabilities and Processes for Detecting Attempted Entry into the United States by Terrorists or Other Public-Safety Threats

Categories: Homeland Security,Immigration/Migration,Iran,Iraq,Korea,Libya,Presidency,Somalia,Syria,Venezuela

Presidential proclamation suspending entry of nationals from eight countries of concern: Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen.  Iraq was also identified as a country where nationals should be subject to additional scrutiny  From the White Hose


Remarks by President Trump to the 72nd Session of the United Nations General Assembly

Categories: Headlines,Iran,Korea,Presidency,Terrorism,United Nations,Venezuela

Text of the speech presenting administation views of world issues during the General Debate at the beginning of the UN’s 72nd session.  From the White House


Report on Human Rights Abuses or Censorship in North Korea

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Korea,Sex Issues

Report on human rights abuses in North Korea, mandated by 2016 law, which identifies persons responsible for serious human rights violations and describes such violations and acts of censorship.  Covers extrajudicial killings, forced labor, torture, prolonged arbitrary detention, rape, forced abortions,  and other sexual violence.  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

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


Report on Human Rights Abuses and Censorship in North Korea

Categories: Civil/Human Rights,Headlines,Korea

Condemns North Korea for human rights abuses including extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, arbitrary arrests and detention, forced labor, and torture.  This report details aspects of the human rights situation in North Korea and the conduct of relevant persons.  From the State Department


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